It is an old hotel, but do not be deterred by the old facade and out of date carpets. Its location is excellent ( just beside the free hop on-hop off bus service stop) and the service is great. It is old but the people there still take pride in their profession and respect their guests. I booked a room which had a double bed and a single bed during the peak period and was charged RM 121 nett including breakfast. Initially I had my apprehensions as the hotel was really old and really resembled a spooky movie set. But the beds were comfy, rooms and toilets were hygienic,and the room was spacious. Breakfast consisted of noodles, toast, coffee and tea, bananas and cakes. For a basic, value for money stay, this hotel is it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are the new Merchant Hotel, by taking over the old Merchant Hotel Management, we have fully optimized every nook and cranny to transform the extremely vintage hotel to what you see in the picture we provide. Though were not open yet, and we have no proof on our service being way better than the old Merchant, we urge you to give us a chance to prove to you. Our tagline is " Come as a guest, Leave as a friend". Come be our friend. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Merchant Hotel Penang/George Town