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Chiang Mai, Thailand
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

I had a room on the first floor. Literally good for one person. The room is tiny, no window, no air-conditioning. There was a fan to keep the air moving. Unfortunately this is a good thing managed well. There is no way to make reservations unless you show up to see what's available. On post-it notes you'll find dates and...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

Thank you auntie receptionist for her courage to get 1 room ready for me at 0930 hrs with discounted price. Those whose love outing with minimum budget for accomodation, this motel was a good choice. The blankets were smell clorox but for me it was a proof of it had been cleaned before given to guests.

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Thank Abdul K
Reviewed October 15, 2016

Hotel itself: avoid it. Georgetown: no idea why Lonely Planet put it in 4th top place to visit in 2016. My guess us they have started counting backwards. There are many more places worth a visit to see Asia heritage.

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Thank Witold G
Reviewed May 4, 2016

We paid just a bit over £11 for one night as we just wanted somewhere to stay for the night. For the money spent I didn't expect too much from the Motel even after reading reviews about the issues with the toilet. Unluckily for us, we got Room 224 and the toilet clogged twice. The staff are quick to respond...

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Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

The first night we were in the terrible room! Smelt bad (smoking), dirty. The second night was more better - another room. Quite clean, smelt normally. Bad wifi - does not work. Friendly personal. Possible to buy some basic food and cosmetics.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay here. The room was very quiet. All quests are asked to be quiet from 10pm and no alcohol is allowed. The staff are very friendly the room was comfortable but basic. The only negative was the blankets and towels were old and worn.

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Thank Chelseaspie
Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights during my visit to Georgetown...a small room but still comfortable for rest and sleep after whole day of sightseeing in Georgetown. Friendly staffs. The area around this motel quite dull after 7pm and the nearest eating place is at medan selera not far from Padang Kota Lama.

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Malaysia
Reviewed January 24, 2016

For the money you pay, this place is above expectation. Clean, decent size room, air conditioning, hot water and best of all.. wifi service that beats some 5 star resorts. The wifi coverage was available for the entire area and that too at a fantastic speed. Also the gentlemen who checked in us was great, even thou it was late...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed January 10, 2016

Great budget hotel! Clean and decent size room with AC and hot water. The wifi here was great but make sure you request a room close to the router (we were in 205). The only complaint we have is with the bed. You can literally feel every spring no matter which way you try and lay down.

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Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Me n friends visited penang in a very last minute and we didnt make any booking whatsoever. Around 12 midnight, we just drop by and ask if there is any toom available for 4 person and the receptionist say they have. The room for 4 is very basic. But comfortable, clean n tidy. Very good place for budget traveller.

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Address: 20 Penang Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Price Range: $12 - $18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Friendship Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 55
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“Avoid hotel if you can, Georgetown is not worth a visit at all unless you're firs timer in Asia but then I strongly suggest to elsewhere.”
 of 5 bubbles 868witoldg, Oct 15, 2016 | Read review
“Get the rooms with attach bathroom, a little extra but worth it if travelling with family”
 of 5 bubbles naturewala, Jan 24, 2016 | Read review
“A single room is enough if you're only there for a shut-eye”
 of 5 bubbles a22Zak, Nov 10, 2015 | Read review
“UpstIrs...downstAirs rooms have no ensuite.”
 of 5 bubbles 718Gillian, Oct 12, 2014 | Read review
“Don't get the cheapest room... Else you will suffer from the coldnesszzzz....”
 of 5 bubbles Cecixoxo, May 28, 2013 | Read review
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