Traders Hotel Penang is not a bad place: it's just like most other conventional business hotels. If you're in Penang, the UNESCO heritage city, you might as well stay in boutique or heritage hotels that have character and reflect the old glories of colonial Penang. If you stay at conventional business hotels, it looks like you have not left home, and you're in any other city (it's the MacDonaldization of hotels which offer standard fare). Traders Hotel Penang is a decent place, and there is nothing wrong with the staff or organization. I stayed here over the weekend to take advantage of the good gym facilities and parking at the hotel. I did not eat at the restaurant, and I stayed out in the day time (just to avoid the sterile environment). You should avoid the December & other school holiday period because there are lots of kids around, and checking in/out seem a bit chaotic with no crowd control (the guests don't believe in queuing up). There is nothing wrong with lots of kids but the hotel transforms from business hotel to family hotel, and that usually means noisy, mass consumption,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Penang is known as the Pearl of the Orient. It's an island-city, dotted with untouched historic architecture down every street. Whether it's diving into the deep blue sea or strolling through the streets of history, Penang is inspiring - I can't wait to show you. Hotel Jen Penang is located in George Town. It is close to the city's prime commercial, business and shopping areas. Penang International Airport and Bayan Lepas Industrial Zone are only 20 minutes away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Traders Hotel Georgetown
- Hotel Jen Penang By Shangri-La George Town