Hutton Lodge was a perfect place to stay in Penang. Reservation via e-mail worked out good and they quickly answered to all sorts of questions :) As soon as you enter the building, you notice how well this place is managed. The staff is so helpful and try to make the stay a smooth as possible. Besides great tipps for restaurants and activities they are also more than willing to arrange further reservations for buses and accomondations (which you freely chose, no need to chose from a list or anything).
As soon as you enter the hallway to the rooms you have to take off your shoes, which is often a good sign for cleanliness. And voila, the rooms were clean and comfy! So in this regard there is nothing to complain about. Another plus is that the AC is arranged in a way that it doesnt blows straight in your direction when you are sleeping, something that was not often found in Malaysia, no idea why :D. Wifi is free and available in the whole building. There was also a small internet corner for people without tablet/smartphone/laptop etc. Breakfast was served in the garden. Small things such as tooth paste, sun cream etc. can also be buyed in the hotel.
Again, the location is great, the centre is just a few minutes away by foot. And the public buses for penang hill / kok lok si temple stopped just at the next cross-road. It is much cheaper that way to visit (including wifi in the buses).
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