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Hotel Seri Malaysia Pulau Pinang
7 Jalan Mayang Pasir 2 Bandar Bayan Baru, Penang Island 11950, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #82 of 93 hotels in Penang Island
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“The first and the last”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012 via mobile

The first and the last to this place. The pool was closed for renovation but the receptionist told us that it was open as usual. The kids were so excited and eager to swim to the pool. After seing the pool and its loisy condition, i sraight away when to the reception and told the person in charge how awful your service is. The room was damn and smelly. The bathroom is too small and public toilet looks better than the bathroom here. The morning breakfast was very easy since no one cares to look at your entry ticket.. Haha.. Sucks.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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40 hotel reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Easy access for dining area. There is a nice street with lots of pubs and restaurants

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

If you're looking for a basic place to stay, which is relatively clean then Seri Malaysia will be ok. Although the room may look a bit old, it will suffice for a basic place to sleep. However, the room we received did not have a good air-conditioning unit (it was a bit noisy and was either too cold or too hot). Apart from that, the room met most of my expectations (that is, expectations of a 2 to 3 star hotel).

Overall for the price you pay, it gets you a decent night's sleep in Penang. However, its far away from the places that most tourists want to visit in Penang so if you do not have a car, it would be best to stay in Georgetown instead.

Room Tip: The area is pretty quiet so most of the rooms either face greenery or the front carpark.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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16 hotel reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2010

Seri Malaysia Hotels, particularly in Penang, are suitable for family with kids who don't really look for perfection in a 3 star hotel. I didn't expect much when I came here but there were few things that I can't tolerate in SMH Penang:
1) room's toilet was dirty and lack of maintenance. Toilet flush was not working and the shower looked terrible;
2) limited parking;
3) bad staff.
Kids don't really care and my nephew enjoyed swimming at the pool, though.
Recommended short stay for families who came for outdoor activities, not recommended for families who look for comfortable room, good service and relaxation.

Will find better hotels at Ferringhi & Tg. Bungah next visits.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2008

The Seri Malaysia is a dirty hotel. We stayed there 2 nights and there were spiderwebs on the ceiling, the carpet on the floor was very dirty, the sheets had been white 20 years ago I guess. The bathroom was another dirty place, the mirror wasn't even cleaned before we entered the room and the shower had a drainage problem, not to mention that it was dirty.

Then 2 more things, there's a mosque very close, so if you are not moslim, this is a very early unpleasant wake up call. And worst of all, the rooms smells very bad and even with having the window open for hours, did not get rid of the bad smell.

On the positive side, the breakfast is Asian, but when the staff spotted us (Europeans), we were offered eggs any way we liked it, with appology that there was not more than toast, butter and jam to have.

  • Liked — Breakfast with eggs
  • Disliked — the room
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 7 Jalan Mayang Pasir 2 Bandar Bayan Baru, Penang Island 11950, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island
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Ranked #82 of 93 hotels in Penang Island
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