We stayed for 3 nights in Aug 2013. Location, design & room size were good; this hotel had been converted from a Nonya baba house with tinted windows & ceiling fans which is a growing trend for Penang downtown hotels. Quite atmospheric with a retro feel.
It is a block from Penang Road & a short walk to Chinatown & the wet market(very interesting for food as well as for browsing). Many good hawker stalls & eateries(such as Cafe Joo Hooi where great assam laksa & ice chendol are available) are close by.
Staff are courteous but inexperienced. A restaurant reservation request made via email a day before check-in was neither acknowledged nor met. Upon our request for a pre-booked cab for our early morning departure to the airport, our room number 2 had been recorded & booked as "number II" with the cab company.
All in all, the hardware is good but software can be improved. Price v value ratio is good. A fair rating is a 3.5 out of 5.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, this hotel is a hotel with its own heritage charm while providing finest modern hotel expectations, is converted from a cluster of 15 pre-war terraces and shop-houses which spans along Hutton Lane, Transfer Road & Clarke Street. Within walking distance, the hotel is just a few minutes’ walk away from amazing heritage temples, pre-war heritage houses, churches, museum and variety of antique shops, restaurants & bars and not forgetting local hawker foods stalls. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Penaga Penang/George Town