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“One of the must stay hotel in Penang” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Northam All Suite Penang

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The Northam All Suite Penang
Ranked #35 of 77 Hotels in George Town
KL
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56 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“One of the must stay hotel in Penang”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The first impresion when i going in the room is such as "woow.." because with this kind of money we paid and the room we get is totally 100% worth of it..
Our rooms have a separate living room, the view of the room is overlooking the sea and it was fantastic.
The toilet also was amazing. It was huge with 2 wash basins so you wont have to fight for it in the morning. There is also this amazing Jacuzzi and it works very well and also there is shower and a separated cubicle for the toilet.
Rooms are very clean and the aircond is working extremely well.
The other thing is their Pillow and TV ! The pillow is TOO soft! No neck support at all and their TV is only 14 inch and out fashion.
Other than two of this, i would recommend for this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

I was not exactly suprised by the space of the room as it was stated in the web. The suite is only luxurious in the space, everything else is normal or even mediocre. While it is clean, it has a dated overall. On checking in, I was told there were only city view which surprises me as I paid for an Ocean view room. I highlighted that I paid for an ocean view room and was promptly given one... Breakfast has varied choices along very standard quality.Staff are generally helpful and speaks good English, which is common in Malaysia. The hugh king bed can sleep 3 persons comfortably!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This hotel is certainly value for the money; big room (suite) with the usual amenities, plus a living room, 2 toilets and a jacuzzi thrown in.....what else can we ask for. However, with the price we paid, the basic services are adequate; please do not expect and compare with the usual 5 star hotels. As the hotel is about 15 years old, do not expect the property to be in tip top state as compared to the newer hotels in Penang. There will be the usual wear and tear but is relatively clean and in working condition. Although the hotel is in the town, I would recommend having a rental car when staying in this hotel. The attractions, though near, are not in walking distance from the hotel.
In conclusion, I feel that this hotel will certainly be appropriate for the regional and local travellers. I would stay in this hotel when I visit Penang again.

Room Tip: I told the staff during check-in that I have read reviews for poor quality rooms and request them to...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I've stayed in Northam almost every time I had to travel to Penang in the past four years. The first time I stayed there, I was largely impressed by the spacious rooms. For the price, it's value for money. The staff are also very friendly and helpful.

However, my grudge with this hotel is that they don't seem to care about the state of the property itself anymore. The walls are too thin that you can hear what people in the other room are talking about. Some of the rooms really smell bad. I think I demanded to be transferred to a different twice in the past. The sheets are also not so white anymore so sometimes you're quite unsure if they even change it. The iron and the ironing board left a stain and ruined my shirt (okay, this was partly my fault because I didn't check if the iron was clean but of course, when you're in a hotel you'll expect everything to be working right). Some of the furnitures are also quite dusty. I really wish the management will pay more attention to making sure the property is in tiptop shape. It's really a shame because this hotel can really be great with its views and the size of its rooms.

The breakfast spread is very limited but if you happen to have lunch in the cafe, I think that's a better value.

But then again, I think this is already considered a good hotel in Georgetown and after staying in Evergreen Hotel, I definitely have to agree.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Matthew4971
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Banbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This was a lovely hotel with nice large suites, even at basic level. Beds very comfortable and showers wonderful. Breakfast was good and with lots of choice. Location is good, being near all major local things.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

My wife and I needed a getaway bad, so I booked the Junior Suite for 2 nights here. The location is excellent if you brought a car, just 5 minutes' drive from Gurney Drive and a short drive away from all the popular eateries in Georgetown. Check-in was swift and for the price I paid, I would never stay at another place in Penang again. Even most 3-star hotels I know charge the same price for HALF the size of this massive suite. There's the main living room with a comfy sofa, TV and study desk, and a sliding door reveals a bedroom and bathroom at the other side. The bathroom is also huge, with a shower, toilet and mandatory jacuzzi. ALL rooms here have a jacuzzi! I could not believe my eyes when I entered the room for the first time, and called reception to make sure they quoted me the correct price!

What's good about this room besides the price and size? The fact that you get TWO bathrooms so there's no need to wait; a living room TV AND a bedside TV, central air-conditioning that takes minutes to cool the room; a splendid view of the city; FREE wi-fi; the huge bed that feels like it's even larger than King-sized; and the jacuzzi that works wonderfully. The amber lighting and wooden furniture evokes a certain 90's charm, but the furnitures are well-maintained and I don't find it old like some reviews here say. How do I put it, you feel like a hotshot young exec with his own suite in a 1990's movie (a good one) when you walk in.

I sound like a salesman, and this is my piece. Think no more. If you want a room big enough to play mini-golf, this is the place. If you want the biggest bang for the smallest buck, this is the place. Don't compromise for a tiny room! This might be the only place where you can stay in a suite with 3-star prices. You could have it all. My wife and I had a thoroughly enjoyable stay here, and would not hesitate to come again.

Room Tip: There are non-smoking floors, so don't hesitate to ask for one if you need it.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Kuching, Malaysia
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170 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We spent 3 nights in Northam. We were most impressed with the size of the room for the rate we paid. It was huge! Its an all suite hotel but the living dining area was double the size of normal suites. The bed was super king size and comfortable. The bathroom was also huge with a jacuzzi tub. We were given a sea view room and waking up was a joy seeing the beautiful Andaman sea from our bedroom/living windows. The hotel was conveniently located in the city center near shopping and food areas of Gurney Plaza and Gurney Drive. The staff were all very courteous from the reception, bell boy and restaurant waitresses. We will definitely stay there again when in Penang next.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: The Northam All Suite Penang
Address: 55 Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in George Town
#12 Luxury Hotel in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Northam All Suite Penang 4*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Northam All Suite, Penang is strategically located in the heart of Penang's commercial and leisure district. The hotel offers easy access to the city's historical and cultural landmarks. The spacious suites, refined with homely earth tone finishings, Jacuzzi and modern amenities will pamper your every whim.The 142 splendidly furnished and cozy suites are replete with opulent accommodations complete with panoramic views of the iridescent sea. Watch the sky light up in a glorious sunrise or end the evening with the sunset as day turns to dusk. This is a stay in ultimate indulgence. The Hotel is located in the heart of the new business and commercial district and less than five minutes away from all major shopping complexes and Gurney Drive. It is 20 km away from the Penang International Airport, approximately 20 minutes by road or 4 hours drive via the North-South Expressway from Malaysia's capital city, Kuala Lumpur. ... more   less 
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