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Banana Boutique Hotel
Ranked #137 of 169 George Town B&B and Inns
Langkawi, Malaysia
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27 reviews
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

Great stay in this hotel for one night before going back to Langkawi. The interior was nice and well decorated. You could see many nice painting and ancient chinese statue inside the hotel. The receptionist was very polite and courtesy despite my numerous request of changing to a better room. The bar counter attendant need to upgrade the service, the girl working in the bar seems very boring and never pay any attention to me while I was making the order and drinking. I could have drink a few more glass of beer if the girl was not talking and pay a little bit attention to me. The staff in the hotel seems very happy with our stay there and the hotel was very clean. They make my son run around and play around with them. One thing about the hotel is I saw a "Wet Floor be cautions: notice board on the floor all day long even when the floor was dry. The breakfast was good and many selection. It was a normal hotel kinda breakfast anyway which I am not fussy about it so long as is clean but if you are into something authentic Penang taste just a cross the street there is a nice chicken rice restaurant selling wonderful chicken rice. Anyway, the receptionist reserve my tips even when we left the hotel no body say good bye to us.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2012

We came across this Heritage Hotel at Chulia Street on one of our walks and wanted to try and stay there during our Mum's Birthday as a treat to her.....But....
We had a bad experience when we arrived to check in.We were told that the room we reserved has been given away to someone because they cannot reach us to confirm our stay.We already told the Staff at the time of booking that our trip is confirmed and we don't understand why this happened.
We were shocked and tried to find rooms in other Hotels.After sometime,the Staff came up with an idea and we managed to check in.We can have the room we booked for 2 nights so on the 1st night,we have to make do with a spare room which caused us inconveniences.It was a hassle to change room again the next day and this disrupted our plans for the day.
The Hotel Breakfast was not so great so after the 1st day,we went out for Breakfast for the next 2 days.
There were limited Drinks at their Bar.
There were Mosquitoes in the toilet and we all got bitten.We also saw a Centipede in the room and freaked out!What if the Centipede had crawled onto our luggages which were on the floor!There was a Cockroach too in the room and 1 Lizard was always at our room door and we were scared of Lizards!
We didn't like the Hotel check out time which is 11am!!!On our check-out day,when we asked for a later time as we were running late,we were told it is not possible.We had to rush to our room,pack like crazy and tried to take quick showers to meet their deadline at 11am.
And then,we received a call from the Reception close to 11am informing us that they can let us stay till 1pm to check out.
We just wished they could have told us earlier because our hearts were pumping by then because we were rushing!!
Since we had some unpleasant encounters as mentioned,we might not consider coming back to this Hotel again or even recommend it to our friends or relatives.Sorry about this,Banana Boutique Hotel...we wanted to stay at this Hotel for our Mum's Birthday but ended up stressing her and ourselves.

Room Tip: C6 is a convenient room for 3 people.The room has 3 super single beds if you prefer this room type f...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Penang
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2012

My first impression was that it was clean and a good hotel. 10am I had a friend that lives on the island come over for a brief visit, when he left the hotel at 14:20, i was told that i would have to pay for another room for the night. The staff was cold, rude and arrogant. Stating that they will make me pay, whether he sleeps over or not! They then proceeded with threats, saying that they will speak to my bus driver and not allow me to leave without paying for another room. They openly tried to steal my money!!! I would not recommend this dishonest hotel to anyone!

Room Tip: Dont go to Banana Boutique!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed September 14, 2012

I stayed here for one night and wanted to stay longer! The hotel itself is beautiful inside, with a fish pond and chinese decor, my room had a flatscreen tv and beautiful furniture, also a large shower and bath, all very clean and modern. Outside my room was a closed off little garden with swing chair. I think some rooms are better than others, my friend somehow ended up in a room with a jacuzzi and livingroom for the same price...room D10.The buffet food was great, the staff seemed a little stressed out and grumpy but they were busy that day. All in all I would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: Ask for room D10...its the best in the whole hotel....or in the C block as its quiter and has its ow...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Buurmalsen, Gelderland, Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2012

We stayed in Banana Guesthouse, NOT the boutique hotel! On first site it looked great! The staff is really friendly and gave as a low season discount.
We stayed in the double room with bathroom. All the rooms don't have windows, so after one day it really smells inside. Because of the bathroom, the towels that hang in your room and no fresh air. It is really hot aswell!!
So look for a guesthouse with rooms with windows!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jakarta, Indonesia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2012

We spend 2 nights in this hotel and dissapointed for what we got - it's not worthed for what we expected before. Instead of all our room is fine and clean, the aircon is good but the bathroom is just too small and uncomfortable, since it has no place to hang towel and clothes.
Matrass is just too hard.....
We also having difficulties to open the room for the first time - so funny we need a guidance to help us using the room key while it's never happen in any hotel room before.
Breakfast is just ok, we didn't have any recommend nor compliment.

Above all the hotel interior is nice and reflecting "the herritage city", which become selling point of the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Hua Hin, Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2012

perfect place for those who need accommodation. mostly young people live here.
We had the cheapest room, 250 baht, with a fan and a small window overlooking the corridor. The room is a bed with a comfortable mattress and a clothes hanger. that's all. Showers and toilets nearby, relatively pure, clean very well, toilet paper is always there. If you need a towel, make deposit of 100 baht, rent a towel - take away your money back. Free Wi-Fi and computers in the lobby if needed.
very intelligent and helpful staff! answer any questions, no problem!
the location just perfect! 5 minutes from Little India, where the most delicious food in Penang! and in general - the night comes alive all around the guesthouse, there are outdoor cafes and bars open - beautiful! All walks and enjoy! eat durians!
If you need a Thai visa, the staff can do it guesthouse registration for a fee, but you'll just have to walk and enjoy the beautiful Penang!
Booking rooms through the Internet is temporarily suspended, should be booked immediately on arrival. But it seemed to me that the room is always free! You can also call in a guest house on the phone and book a room.
Photos of rooms http://bananapenang.com/main/?page_id=82
telephone number Tel: +604-2626171 Fax:+604-2610062

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Banana Boutique Hotel
Address: 422 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia (Formerly Blue Diamond Hotel)
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #137 of 169 B&Bs / Inns in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Banana Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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