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Is one week in Georgetown too long?

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Is one week in Georgetown too long?

We are thinking of visiting Georgetown for one week at the end of Feb. 2013. Will that be too long to see the sights and experience the food culture?

Since we are a newly retired couple on a tight budget, we wanted to find lodgings for no more than $50/night. So far, Tune Hotel, Chulia Heritage Hotel and Ryokan Chic Hostel seem to fit our requirements. Which of these three would be a better choice(close to sights and good food)? Or, would you recommend a different hotel to stay?

As an alternative, we'd like to look for a one bedroom vacation rental but TA's choices don't fit the bill. Do you know of any other vacation rental websites?

Thank you in advance for your advice,


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21. Re: Is one week in Georgetown too long?


Since you will be at Georgetown for a week, dont miss out the dying trade of georgetown. You can refer to link for reference.

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22. Re: Is one week in Georgetown too long?

Personally I would think 1 week to be far far too long in Penang, as for the hotel, if you are looking to be near the centre, save money and have a great bed and shower but a small room, then you just can't beat Tune Hotels. If you book in advance you can get a room for 35RM, or much less in sales periods.

There are some nice colonial buildings in Georgetown but the typical old style houses' novelty soon wears off. Personally Thailand is 100 times more exotic, charismatic, cheaper, interesting in every way.

Edited: 12:31 pm, January 10, 2013
Nelson Bay...
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23. Re: Is one week in Georgetown too long?

To each his own. For me, a week in never enough time.


24. Re: Is one week in Georgetown too long?

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