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Banana Boutique Hotel

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very satisfied with the hospitality and service given at this hotel. Pre-booked my visa-run online not knowing what to expect. A woman called me later on during the day to confirm my booking and set a time for my pick-up (big comfortable van) the following week. This was going to be my longest road trip to date. After travelling from... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quick visit to Penang for a school reunion so I needed to be in central Georgetown within walking distance from everything; mainly glorious Penang food, transport - main taxi stand 5 min walking distance, riskshaws for local sightseeing and local bus services & not to mention shops. Nearby Chowrasta market opens 6.30am and has all the knick-knacks including Penang's... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Hotel with heritage interior is quite nice for sleep. You get what you pay. Mosquitos loved to disturb the guests Breakfast is good Room lightning is quite dark Tourist area location, as you can walk some steps at night and will find many street bar and street food

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Small room . Mosquitoes flood . Spoiled toilet door . Noisy air cond . With 196 ringgit malaysia , you can have many better choice . My room is "superior king" room . This hotel sucks , Really really sucks . This is the worst hotel i've ever been to. Soon after checking in , i regretted . Get itch... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Last April was my 2nd time to stay in banana hotel and it was great. Talking about the rooms; spacy, the beds are awesome, airconditioned works good. The ambiance is not that great because it looks like an old creepy mansion where many people died on that place. Talking about the food it is good. Plenty of food in the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I was referred to KBV visa by a friend. They do visa runs to Penang and have a strategic alliance with Banana hotel. I was charged 11000 thb for their sevices. A room for 2 nights, cost approx 1200 thb per night., 600 thb commission on the cost of the visa, and was picked up and returned to airport. (15... More 

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

It was for a second time I was in this hotel. First time which was around 3 years ago everything was better and we were on the second floor. This time in a double room without any closet at first floor. For first time reception was too kind and could speak English but unfortunately not for this time. The reason... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

All rpund terrible hotel...Horrible "buffet" food...no tv reception (only 1 channel) spoke to staff said they would move me to another room....staff never came back...useless staff at hotel.useless internet..would not recommend this place to anybody

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Asia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

the hotel is really look vintage it's a nice hotel their food is also good they have lot of statue inside it's look like an old house inside but it's really nice even it's a little bit scary at night. :) but it's good

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Rooms are spacious but sparsely furnished with no elevator to. Rooms do have air conditioning but they do not work very well. We also found bed bugs in our room and after some discussions with our tour guide it was decide that we move to another hotel. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Shuttle Bus Service

Additional Information about Banana Boutique Hotel

Address: 422 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia (Formerly Blue Diamond Hotel)
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: $30 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 44
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