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“Great location & helpful staff.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Mingood
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Argyll Road, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #41 of 69 Hotels in George Town
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“Great location & helpful staff.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

The Mingood is quite an old hotel & rooms are basic, but they are clean & have all the amenities I needed for my stay in Penang. The room had plenty of windows so it was light & airy The included breakfast is simple, but the roof-top terrace is great to look out over Georgetown & to the sea. You can't beat Mingood's location in the heart of Georgetown, all the sights you wish to see are within walking distance & there are many cool local eateries close by. All the hotel staff are helpful & friendly, even the cleaning staff stop to say "Hi!".

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Upon arriving at the hotel, we were 'welcomed' by this very unfriendly lady at the reception. That evening I went and asked her something and she was SO RUDE. She didnt even bothered looking at me when i greeted her! Next morning at about 6 or 7am, my friends (in the room next to mine) and I heard some lady (we assume it is the same lady at the reception because other hotel staffs were too nice) screaming a series of profanities to someone (we couldn't understand as she was speaking in hokkien). It was 6am and we had to wake up to that!

Other than that, the rest of the people in the hotel were very pleasant and nice.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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kota kinabalu
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

If you plan to visit Penang, stay at Mingood hote,Good breakfast, friendly service. Explore the surrounding historical places of interest, good food and shopping area. Free bus service within town area.Ferry services available to mainland.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Munich, Germany
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We stayed there for two nights.
The rooms were ok so far, good breakfast.
But on the sheets of our beds we had dark and red points and in the evening
We also saw some bugs.
The next morning we had red points all over our bodies that were iching for days!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We stayed at Hotel Mingood in a double private. The hotel is too far from the ferry to walk especially with the lack of footpaths in George Town. A taxi cost us 12MYR or you can take the free CAT bus service to bus stop 7 or 8 and walk approximately 5 minutes. The hotel itself was dated and looked like nothing had been updated since it was built, however it was clean, everything worked well and most importantly it was reflected in the price. Our room had air-con, a TV, safe, fridge, private shower and bath and came with free breakfast and cost the same as shared bathroom facilities in a local hostel. The hotel could do with a refresh but it was more than adequate for our needs.

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Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Older style Hotel, very friendly, just out of the busiest part of town ... very short walk to Free shuttle bus ... reasonable stroll to Gurney Drive ... heaps of busses within 5 min walk...
Very clean, excellent beds & a/c good continental breaky, Tons of HOT WATER in shower and a BATH TUB to relax in ... TV with Star movies, free wifi in rooms, fridge and safe in room would definitely recommend ...

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Argyll Road, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 69 Hotels in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Mingood 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable, stylish hostel living at the most affordable price! 5 star quality hostel! Located just a 2 minute walk to the chic area of the city! We are a licensed accommodation provider where secure quality accommodation and excellent services are our top priority. Free WI-FI, ISIC card welcome! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mingood Hotel Georgetown
Hotel Mingood Penang/George Town

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