This is my 4th stay at Cititel Penang and the reason why I keep coming back is because it offers very decent rooms in a great location in Penang. Walking distance to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Chowrasta Market, the extremely famous Penang Road cendol and Line Clear Nasi Kandar.
The building itself is old but they have refurbished the lobby and several levels of rooms. You may have read negative reviews on the some of the rooms and I would guess that the reviewers stated in one of the cheaper Standard Rooms. My first visit was in a Standard Room with the 2nd and subsequent visits in the slightly more expensive Deluxe Rooms. The Deluxe Rooms are worth the additional cost and I cannot fault them at all apart from the slightly older shower facilities.
In-room safe, bathrobes, slippers, a very complete set of toiletries (rare at this price point) are all provided.
Parking is not as limited as mentioned in other reviews. I stayed during peak season Christmas and never once did I not have a parking bay for me.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Along bustling Upper Penang Road, in the heart of George Town. Easy access to commercial and government offices, 30 minutes by car from Penang International Airport, 5 minutes drive to Penang Ferry terminal, 5-10 minutes walk to nearby tourist attractions such as street arts and UNESCO heritage trails, 15-minutes walk to Chowrasta market and Mydin Hypermarket, 20-minutes walk to Komtar/Prangin Mall/1st Avenue Mall, 20-minutes walk to Esplanade/Beach Street and the Red Garden Hawker Centre is located just opposite the hotel. 451 comfortably furnished rooms inclusive of executive rooms, broadband internet, LCD TV, long bath, bidet, electronic safe in selected categories, coffee/tea making facilities, mini fridge, satellite TV and in-house movies. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cititel Penang Georgetown
- Cititel Penang Hotel Georgetown
- Cititel Penang George Town