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airport to Georgetown hotel for 3 people

Patche
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airport to Georgetown hotel for 3 people

Hi,

will be arriving at Penang airport and will need transport to hotel in Georgetown for 3 adults with luggage, any suggestions as best and most cost effective way, not sure if normal taxi's will be able to take all luggage (have had trouble in KL with only 2 persons)

many thanks for help

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1. Re: airport to Georgetown hotel for 3 people

You don't say how much luggage.

If you approach the taxi voucher desk with your luggage, the attendant will best assess your need.

Cheers ツ

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Nelson Bay...
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2. Re: airport to Georgetown hotel for 3 people

Brenda L,

Three with luggage will require something more than a standard taxi. As you say 2 with luggage is a problem.

You could also consider using the services of a company recommended by other TA's and myself on this forum before. Do search on this forum for previous comments.

You will find Ocean Jupiter very competitive with their rates.

See http://oceanjupiter.com/ or contact them at enquiry@oceanjupiter.com for a quote.

Gaja

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3. Re: airport to Georgetown hotel for 3 people

OJ's are fabulous; and we use them extensively when on Pulau Penang... quite agree about their wonderful service Gaja.

BUT, shouldn't the OP be able to simply arrange a van from PEN?

Why should arrivees at PEN - over a two-person limit - have to pre-order a private company to transfer them to their hotel just because the taxi uses LPG instead of petrol?

When arriving at PEN in the past, the person on the desk has observed our large; medium; small; and, carry-ons; plus, our (2) over-the-shoulder bags, and has identified our transit needs without any problem.

Anyone with an ounce of entrepreneurial skill in Malaysia knows that Petronas' LPG and Petrol are both frightfully cheap, and that it is pure stupidity for budget taxi owner/operators to deny luggage capacity in their boot with their liquid gas tanks... or is it to just to save a few sen and extract ringgit from gullible asing.

Cheers ツ

BTW: have the mongrels finished refurbishment at PEN, or do we STILL have to walk to our limo?

PS: Merry Festive Season!!!

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4. Re: airport to Georgetown hotel for 3 people

Refurbishment is ongoing, still a short walk to limo.

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5. Re: airport to Georgetown hotel for 3 people

Unless the hotel can offer you a service ..I would suggest you use Ocean Jupiter ...saves a lot of hassles

Patche
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6. Re: airport to Georgetown hotel for 3 people

Hi

thanks everyone for suggestions, seems like Ocean Jupiter is way to go for less hassle, usually use public transport but will be much easier with 3 people, can't wait

7. Re: airport to Georgetown hotel for 3 people

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