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Paramount Hotel

06/11/2017 06/12/2017
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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed May 25, 2016

The hotel exudes an old world charm that is truly appealing and serene. Staffs are friendly and ready to help. Room comes with simple breakfast of bread and butter (jam) with 3 in 1 coffee / tea. The restaurant adjoining the hotel serves awesome food and prices are reasonable too. One can take a stroll along the beach and you...

Thank Elaine L
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Reviewed March 14, 2016

Budget hotel for Backpackers and Bachelors... The hotel is located off Gurney Drive road by the sea and can be difficult to find. Spacious room with old furniture and basic facilities which give homely feel like back in 60/70's. The building itself has its own story to tell and i love the huge living room and the old bungalow itself.

Thank Punit G
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed October 21, 2015

The hotel is located off Gurney Drive road by the sea and can be difficult to find. Spacious room with old furniture and basic facilities which give homely feel like back in 60/70's. The building itself has its own story to tell and i love the huge living room and the old bungalow itself. However, the management should consider to...

1Thank Budakampung
Klang, Malaysia
Reviewed June 8, 2014

Location hard to find. We drive around this area for few times before we managed to locate it. It's a one-way street, so if miss the turning, have to make a big turn, traffic can be heavy during peak hours. Hotel is old. Lots of mosquitoes at night. Room and bathroom got ants. Bed not comfy although room size is...

1Thank AmyCSI
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Just wish I could give this a zero! Even the taxi driver laughed when we gave him the address at the airport. Its well past its sell by date and either needs demolishing or having loads of money thrown at it to bring it into the 21st century. The bed had dirty sheets with dog hairs all over it, the...

2Thank steve r
Shah Alam, Malaysia
Reviewed September 17, 2013

Friendly staff, affordable at RM81.00 per double room, very big room, no TV, wifi not easy to access..50 m to beach, seafood restaurant just outside the hotel, Ocean Green Restaurant, packed at night, delicious food, prices moderate, recommended for low-budget travellers...like the room, hate the wifi..

Thank Raymond L
Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed October 30, 2012

Quite a quirky little colonial abode. The rooms were hit and miss. We asked for one near the front of the house after seeing some of the others. Nice airy mansion-like place with pictures on the walls of past ghosts ... an atmosphere only Georgetown can evoke. Staff were really friendly. What should turn off most people without a car...

Thank Elliot B
Reviewed October 3, 2012

The hotel is convenient for taking the ferry. Though it is on the beach, but the beach is very dirty(Fishermen beach) The hotel maintains its charm. The rooms are clean, but there is no room service. You need to take your shoes out when you enter the rooms lobby. The roof is tall and fans are quite old and noisy....

Thank Rohitkale
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed May 20, 2012

..... But the beach seafood restaurant is JUST EXCELLENT. I did not stay in the hotel ( see previous review of the Banana) but was taken to the beach restaurant for lunch by some local friends. What can be better on a sunny day than good friends, the sea, fishing boats at anchor, beach and splendid food? We brought our...

2Thank PhileasMole
United Kingdom
Reviewed March 29, 2012

An old colonial hotel, which retains its charm, despite being quite basic. It is not centrally located but a bus gets you into Georgetown in less than 10 minutes. The rooms are large, with high ceilings, big flimsy doors and clean, old candlewick bedspreads. Ours ( no. 5) facing the sea had its view obscured by its separate (and expensive)...

Thank Flashpackergo
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Established since 1948, Paramount Hotel is located beside a beautiful Sea Frontage in downtown Penang. Guests will enjoy a stay at one of Georgetown's most well kept colonial bungalows. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Paramount Hotel

Address: Hotel Paramount 48F Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: $12 - $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Paramount Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
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Paramount Hotel Penang/George Town
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“Rooms on top of reception counter not hot in the afternoon.”
AmyCSI, Jun 8, 2014 | Read review
“Don't Go! Its not the cheapest place but as far as I'm concerned definitely the worst place I ever stayed in”
stever237, Jan 11, 2014 | Read review
“big room, no particular one..”
raymondl767, Sep 17, 2013 | Read review
“Near the front.”
ElliotB745, Oct 30, 2012 | Read review
“If you like the old charm without much frills you can choose this hotel”
Rohitkale, Oct 3, 2012 | Read review
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