Paid RM95/night for a 2 single bed room. The room was available without pre booking on a working day.
I found out about this hotel from tripadvisor. There is two particular negative review that got me concerned about their service, but I stayed here anyways due to budget concerns.
Checking in was smooth, the desk staff was not the friendliest of the lot, but not sulky or impatient either, like overworked tesco cashier.
The room was a big surprise. Its larger then the two other budget hotels that i stayed the other night. Its comparable to a regular 3 star hotel. The room is very clean with nice laminated wood flooring. The walls looks stainless, which I can only assume its newly renovated. And then it ends there.
The wardrobe stinks, so i did not put any of my clothings inside. I hung my neatly pressed work shirt on the shower curtain rails. The shower curtain is mouldy with dark spots. Toilet, bathroom floor is clean though, and the ventilation works. Hot water shower is from a panasonic home electrical wall mounted water heater.
There is no complimentary instant tea or coffee, not even an electric kettle. Hot/cold water is available at the elevator lobby of each floor.
The bed is almost prefect. Sheets are clean, mattress is firm and supportive, not too hard. Slept really well.
Parking is a concern as there are not that many available space around the hotel. The hotel do provide parking at their private garage with a mechanical lift to double parking space available, however the lower space of the mechanical lift can only fit small cars that are less then 5 feet high. I was lucky that I brought a small car along for my trip. The guard was helpful to rise/lower the mechanical lift for me to park my car when the space on top the mechanical lift is fully occupied.
will visit again
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A boutique hotel newly opened in 2009, PPisland offers business and leisure travelers a homely ambiance. Located in the heart of Georgetown, it is less than 5 minutes drive from the city centre, easily accessible to commercial and banking areas, shopping outlets, popular tourist and heritage sites. Relax yourself in one of our 62 clean and comfortable rooms completed with facilities like LCD TV, ensuite shower, individually controlled air-conditioning and free WIFI. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- PPisland Hotel Penang/George Town