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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ladies that work here have some jealousy/insecurity issues. Other than that, the location is excellent and they can get you a thai visa. The room is not very good but for a couple of nights it's okay. I like to deal with nice and polite people so will try some other visa service next time I'm in Penang.

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Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed July 20, 2016

We stayed in a Double room that was small but clean, just a shame there were no windows. Tidy showers/ablutions. Friendly and helpful staff. As long as you remember that you get what you pay for this is a great place to stop.

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Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

This place is just pathetic, horrible,no towels in room u have to leave deposit for one and its a small old stinky one. They rip u off I tell u DO NOT CHECK IN HERE u will regret it (well if u like spending money on trash u maight like it). And yes u will here the mosque shouting as...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 2, 2016

Booked this place as came to Penang for a Thai visa,rooms were clean but were all windowless,the air con was very poor,the TV did not pick up any signal,bed linen was a joke,no towels are provided and the bathroom in a state of disrepair.For 1050 MYR a night there are much much better and cheaper options on Chulia St,the owner...

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Reviewed December 26, 2015

We arrived to this place by mistake, it was late and didint feel like going around. We got a room divided with ardboard walls, dirty walls, noisy and dirty bathroom. As we were walking out to go out for dinner we noticed that the owner was aruguing with two touisrits, we didnt know why but we figures cause he was...

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Grand Rapids
Reviewed May 25, 2015

I'm not sure if it was because we came late in the evening, but whoever was working there was rude and angry. Our room was a dump for the price we paid. This place was trying to charge 105 Ringitt which is insane considering the quality of the room. There is a strange card and key that you have to...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed March 11, 2015

It's good here the place is comfortable and you will have everything you need for a good rest. In the evening you will find some kind of market in front of the street with lots of good food. I always come here for just a couple of days and always have a good joy here and around the place.

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Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Pretty much on par for a guest house. Rooms are fairly clean,ac works, bed was reasonably comfortable. The ladies at the desk are helpful if you have questions. Located in the heart of chulia street, so you don't have to go far for entertainment also.

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Zagreb
Reviewed January 24, 2015

helpful staff, but quite bad rooms without windows. actually, they say they have windows, but windows are facing the inside corridors, so no daylight. as a matter of fact, other places in Chulia street do not look any better, so my advise is to avoid this steer and you'd get much better deal if you go just a few streets...

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Villahermosa, Mexico
Reviewed November 11, 2014

Rooms were divided by plastic walls, and didn't have any window or natural light and ventilation. Service could be better, in the travel agency of the hotel they treated us very bad. There are better options than this one.

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Address: 355 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Banana Guest House Hotel Penang Island
Banana Guest House Penang/George Town
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“Just ask to have a look at more than one room if they have vacancies.”
 of 5 bubbles mikepY1290DQ, Jul 20, 2016 | Read review
“Wifi is not available all over the place, rooms dirty and noisy due to cardboard walls”
 of 5 bubbles briandR8023HH, Dec 26, 2015 | Read review
“Don't come, choose other hotel”
 of 5 bubbles 510takuw, May 25, 2015 | Read review
“I not really have a good tip here but because of the night life in front the rooms at the back will be more quiet. But even at the front you not really notice the night life outside.”
 of 5 bubbles WernerB473, Mar 11, 2015 | Read review
“Apparently you can't reserve the 25 ringgit rooms so just turn up if you want to stay there.”
 of 5 bubbles StephB818, Jun 1, 2013 | Read review
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