I stayed at the Hotel Royal for two nights with my husband and son in April 2014. Check-in was quite slow, even though there was no one else checking in. We asked about the extra bed we had booked for our son and were told it would be brought up to our room with our luggage. It wasn't. The porter said he would have it send up within ten minutes. He didn't. We had to call reception again and then wait for the bed another twenty minutes or so. The room was rather small and looked a bit dated, but otherwise it was comfortable enough for our short stay. Breakfast was quite good. My husband and son went for a swim in the pool one evening. They had fun, though the pool is quite small and the sun terrace not at all inviting, as it is all concrete and the "view" is limited to an ugly maintenance building. Some have stated on trip advisor that the hotel is within easy walking distance of Georgetown's historical centre, but that is only true if nothing but pure distance is taken into account. We walked to the centre one afternoon and sure the walk wasn't that far, but it was so unpleasant! We walked almost exclusively along broad streets with heavy traffic and with often no sidewalk and hardly any possibility to cross without putting ourselves in danger of being hit by a car. We took a taxi back to the hotel as we really didn't feel like experiencing that kind of walk again. As there aren't many eating options nearby and we didn't feel like going back to the centre again in the evening, we had dinner at the hotel. The food was good, though a bit pricy, but the drinks were really overpriced. Those were the most expensive drinks we had anywhere during our two-week-stay in Malaysia! All in all, the hotel wasn't that bad, but it wasn’t great either.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Royal Penang is a 4-star hotel, strategically located in the historical enclave of Georgetown and within minutes away from the financial district and other prominent locations. The Hotel is also encased with a diversity of contemporary and culture attractions allowing guests to explore Penang’s rich historic sights which make Penang a UNESCO World Heritage site. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Ctrip TA, Priceline, Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Hotwire, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hotel Royal Penang reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Royal Penang George Town