We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Hotel Continental

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Hotel Continental
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel_streamline","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel_streamline","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel_streamline__widget","dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

183 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 160: English reviews
Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is dirt cheap so what does these people on here expect? The rooms are clean. The staff are friendly but not very service minded. But it's the same all over Malaysia. No one from taxi drivers to hotel staff to restaurant staff seem to be very service minded. The hotels location is very good with a taxi stand...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is family friendly, the room was clean and was big enough to fit the entire family members. It provided buffet breakfast for the guests (though the choices is limited). It located in the Georgetown city center. So it is convenient for those who drive, where you can reach gurney or komtar in just 15 minutes driving distance.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank seuleun88
Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family of 4 adults booked this Hotel due to its excellent location and a nearby hotel did not have family rooms. I've read some negative reviews and had some reservations but due to my husband's limited mobility (he's partially disabled) we opted for convenience as many of the food and heritage locations are nearby. All the bad reviews came...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Chrisliang13
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed November 13, 2016

The hotel is shows it's age, so lots of stuff is kinda breaking. For a similar price one might be able to get better accomodation elsewhere on the same street. Centrally located, so that's a plus. Beds are as hard as any that I've ever slept on.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Joel T
Thailand
Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Room is clean with the city view. You could enter and exit the hotel like a wind, no staffs would mind you. It's just along Penang road. infront is the town's best country bar and the Sup Hameed. Highly recommend for its location.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank inxwanders
Waiouru, New Zealand
Reviewed November 1, 2016

Have stayed here on a number of occassions and have been happy with the rooms everytime. Once needed the toilet to be fixed and it was done straight away. It is a good price for a good hotel in a great location with great views wether you are on the sea side or city side. Some very good food to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank terrence s
Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 1 night in executive suite and the room is spacious can easily fit more than 5 pax. The hotel design is old school. More like late 80's and early 90's design. The price is reasonable and the breakfast is just alright. Located along the famous Penang Road, you can easily walk to nearby attractions such as Chowrasta, Little...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Fathul F
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Stayed 1 night with my family in a double queen bedroom. The hotel must have seen more glamorous days 20-30 years ago. It feels as if we are back to the 1990's. Let's start with the location and check in first. Due to its old design, you will need to park your car first before you take lift and WALK...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Vincent S
Reviewed October 8, 2016

The Hotel Continental in my well traveled mind a three star hotel centrally located in historic George Town. The hotel is a bit worn down although the rooms are clean due to an attentive cleaning staff. I was attending a conference and a private breakfast was provided. After looking at the breakfast I chose to eat at an outside cafe....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jess G
Kota Bharu, Malaysia
Reviewed October 8, 2016

I last stayed here years ago, just after I had graduated from USM Penang. I remember the hotel as comfortable though not luxurious. Well, it seems to be well maintained! I had a view of the sea though the window was a bit small. Breakfast was ... well, simple! Still, I had a comfortable stay here.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ngyuanlee
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

68 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (68)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
View from Room (5)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Other (31)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these George Town hotels
0.0 mi away
Hotel Malaysia
Hotel Malaysia
#38 of 82 in George Town
198 reviews
0.1 mi away
Merchant Hotel
Merchant Hotel
#43 of 82 in George Town
80 reviews
1.0 mi away
1926 Heritage Hotel
1926 Heritage Hotel
#60 of 82 in George Town
406 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 mi away
Cititel Penang
Cititel Penang
#21 of 82 in George Town
1,012 reviews
0.1 mi away
Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang
0.7 mi away
Cititel Express Penang
Cititel Express Penang
#27 of 82 in George Town
208 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Hotel Continental

Address: 5 Penang Road, George Town, Penang Island 10000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: $36 - $53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Continental 3.5*
Number of rooms: 230
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Agoda and Hotels.com so you can book your Hotel Continental reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Continental Hotel Pulau Penang
Hotel Continental Penang/George Town
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from Hotel Continental staff and other travelers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Hotel Continental staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“The higher up the better.”
 of 5 bubbles 364terrences, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“Find another hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 958jessg, Oct 8, 2016 | Read review
“wifi is only in the lobby”
 of 5 bubbles jeff1955malaysia, May 12, 2016 | Read review
“Best avoided”
 of 5 bubbles dramitava60, Apr 19, 2016 | Read review
“Get the higher floors and try to get the corner rooms”
 of 5 bubbles amranp, Mar 17, 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay