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“COMPLETELY RIPPED OFF.”
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Hotel Mingood
Ranked #55 of 84 Hotels in George Town
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“COMPLETELY RIPPED OFF.”
Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

PROS: Helpful and friendly staff.
Good location to Red Garden food court and shopping centre.
Clean spacious rooms with balcony.
They have a safe and large cupboard.

CONS: we paid €50/ 195MYR a NIGHT in low season.
Breakfast(toast&juice) is included, but eggs or ham are not?! So not worth getting up for at all.
The rooms are old and and a bit bleak (but clean). I would describe them as 'ghetto'.
Bathroom is only just acceptable.
The hotel is run down and needs to be repainted and updated.
And the noise from the side street restaurant opposite goes on till about 4am.
If the room was less than half of what we paid a night then it would have been an acceptable place to stay unfortunately it was the most expensive room I've stayed in travelling Asia for 4 months and not in my top 20 of 26 rooms I've stayed in, so for this I had to give 1 star. Found amazing luxury Hotel in kuala lumpur for a 3rd of the price: sentral hotel puda.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Melaka, Malaysia
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2012

First impressions were good, the hotel is within easy walking distance of a great food hall, other eateries, Komtar and the shopping malls and the Heritage area. However, although the room was spacious it was past its best, the towels were clean but thin and worn out, the bedding was patched and the decor was in need of an update.
Having said that the staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was fine for one that was included in the price - which was a bit over the top for a budget hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank JMB1309
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2012

I spent 2 nights at Hotel Mingood.
It is a little weathered, but it still was a great place to stay.
It is in a good location in Georgetown.
Staff are excellent - they were very helpful with our questions and anything we needed.
Rooms are big, hot water works, beds are comfortable, TV etc. works.
Air Cond. was very good!
Prices were very reasonable!
It's not 5 star, but it is exactly what we needed for our budget travels.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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2 Thank ForeverTravelingGirl
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Phuket
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65 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Just staying in the Mingood hotel in Penang right now. Reviews weren't all that flash but I decided to give it a go anyway. It is a pleasant suprise. It's old yes but so am I, that's something that happens to hotels as well as people. It's clean, the staff are great,location's good, room is very big and everything works well, breakfast is basic, cereal, toast, psuedo juice, tea and coffee but hey it's ok...fills a hole. Have to remember, for whatever reason accommodation in Malaysia is expensive. General rule of thumb I'd say double that of Indo, Thailand, Loas and Cambodia. More than Vietnam and about the same as Myanmar. For 95 MYR in Thailand you get luxury in Penang you get the Mingood. That's the way it is.

Room Tip: I stayed in 110 on the first floor. Quiet, clean, no complaints
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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3 Thank hilltribeimport
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Bangkok, Thailand
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Exterior and interior look a bit run-down, but this place provides incredible hospitality and service. Thanks 'Pong', a Thai staff, and housekeepers for making my stay in Penang memorable when I was in such a terrible moment. Good value for money. Old Town White Coffeee and a famous muslim foofstall are within a walking distance. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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2 Thank Peter K
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2012

Recently renovated, this hotel is great value for money in Georgetown, Penang. Rooms are simple, but they are clean, has hot water & A/C, the the roof-top restaurant is a good spot for sunset.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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4 Thank Steve S
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Portland, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2012

We informed the hotel accordingly and arrived long after midnight but were still warmly welcomed by the nice gentleman on duty for the night shift.
The room was spacious, cool and quiet with the AC humming and the hotel in a good location.
Had to leave early, so personally no breakfast to report on.

Can recommend as a budget hotel, basic and a tad run down actually, with no frills or luxuries but with excellent, friendly service and a good price.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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2 Thank Nomad_1711
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Property: Hotel Mingood
Address: Hotel Mingood Jalan Argyll, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #55 of 84 Hotels in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Mingood 2*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable, stylish hostel living at the most affordable price! 5 star quality hostel! Located just a 2 minute walk to the chic area of the city! We are a licensed accommodation provider where secure quality accommodation and excellent services are our top priority. Free WI-FI, ISIC card welcome! ... more   less 
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