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“Beached view” 3 of 5 stars
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Naza Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   No.555, Jalan CM Hashim | Tanjung Tokong, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #50 of 69 Hotels in George Town
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Beached view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The Naza Talyya Seaview Beach Hotel is in the Tanjung Bungah area of Penang. By bus it is about 30 minutes from Georgetown and the taxi fare from the airport is 55 ringgits.

Despite the name, the sea views from the rooms are rather limited. To get a proper view of the sea you must be on the beach, which in itself isn’t very interesting as the area is small and the many pebbles and rocks make barefoot walking rather uncomfortable. The balconies cannot be used as the air-conditioning units are located there, blowing hot air and making considerable noise.

The swimming pool overlooks the beach, making this a popular place for families with children and so it can get very crowded and noisy.

The rooms are cramped and could do with some vigorous scrubbing. The cistern and shower in the toilet leaked and despite a number of complaints were not repaired in all the time we were there. Overall, the hotel does not give the impression of being very clean.

The area overlooking the sea is pleasant, especially in the evenings. The staff are friendly and the front office people are especially helpful.

This is strictly a no-frills hotel.

Room Tip: Maybe the rooms facing the sea directly are better.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Nice place to stay. The pool is easily dominated by children. Close to the buses and an outdoor night food market., but little else.
The towels are very thin. Worth staying a night or two, if you have just arrived in Penang.

Room Tip: Aim for a sea view
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

It simple: the hotel is cheap and for the price per night around USD 35 you don't get a terrible deal, however the place is run down, low on maintenance and the staff is all but friendly. The room did have a well functioning airco, which is nice. I wouldn't recommend it, there are better places in Penang on better locations.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Arad, Romania
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

we stayed 2 nights at Naza, the location is between georgetown and batu ferighi, not so great. the beach isn't very spectacular but whit a 30 min bus ride to batu ferighi you'll find a nicer beach.
the hotel has a pool but we didn't use it because it was full of kids, I think 90% of the customers at this hotel are families whit young kids. the room was clean and nice. before you book this hotel be sure what you want to do in Penang because you can lose a lot of time in traffic.
across the street is a food market whit delicious and cheap food.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

It was a last minute booking. The whole place looks run down.The carpet in the hallway must have seen better days. The white towel was actually black, the bed sheet and pillow case were old and stained. Balcony offers an incredible view of the sea but the hot air coming out from the air con makes it uncomfortable to sit. However I find the staff pleasant enough. Food was er....o.k. Perfect excuse to eat out at the food court nearby which offers a good variety of local fare plus beer.The Chinese Swimming Club (about 5 min. walk) offers excellent food at a good price.A pity though, the hotel certainly needs more maintenance. Management must improve! I wouldn't recommend this hotel to anyone but it's o.k if it offers a huge discount !

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

My friend and I stayed in this hotel last March 5 (staying for 3 days and 2 nights).. Front office staffs are very approachable and smiling. Safety and security need to pay attention and should have a spacious parking area for guests. Buffet breakfast and guestroom cleanliness could be done better. Add more amenities in the room so guest would be glad and could say that it is a value for money.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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37 hotel reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

For the price you pay, you get a hotel with a good location, far from crowded beaches and next to a big food centre. You can also catch a public bus easily from the bus stop 5min from the hotel. Rooms are standard and has a sea view. Wifi is free only in the lobby.

Room Tip: Ask for a corner room with a high floor, facing the sea.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: No.555, Jalan CM Hashim | Tanjung Tokong, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 69 Hotels in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Naza Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 126
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Also Known As:
Naza Hotel Georgetown
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