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The Edison George Town, Penang

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15 Lebuh Leith, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 08/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/05/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#8 of 135 in George Town
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A beautifully restored Anglo-Colonial mansion, the interior design is a quirky take on Penang with whimsical touches of heritage within. The fresh concept combines timeless elegance, extending a blend of modern and traditional elements with quality and charm. Offering 35 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and an unyielding commitment to comfort, exceptional guest service and gracious hospitality; one is bound to remember - The Edison Experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Telephone
Flatscreen TV
Bidet
Walk-in shower
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Historic Hotel
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay
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Lewis Lee wrote a review 16 May
Taipei, Taiwan2 contributions
Pros - The staff was impressively friendly and attentive, especially Albert from Customer Experience, who shared with us must-visit spots and dining suggestions in Penang. - We stayed in a deluxe premium room. It was large, clean, and well equipped. - There’s a 24/7 lounge where you can access free snacks and beverages (also free wine tasting 6-7pm everyday!) - The building itself is a heritage mansion, ideal for those who are into colonial architecture. Cons - Housekeeping service was in the slow lane. We switched on the cleaning light in the morning, but the room was still in the same state at 5pm when we returned. - The Samsung TV in the room was dysfunctional - audio and video not in sync, black screen when initially on, ghost images.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Ivan Khoo, General Manager at The Edison George Town, Penang
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Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Penang. We are delighted to hear that our personalised service, Guestroom amenities, and all-inclusive offerings at The Lounge had met your expectations. However, we regret to hear that our housekeeping service was not up to par and TV in your Guestroom was not functioning well. We have since begun the process to improve our efficiency in housekeeping matters to better our guests experience. We look forward to welcoming you again hopefully in the not too distant future.
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Michelle K wrote a review 14 May
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It was a lovely experience to stay at the Edison. We liked how things are really cozy and clean in the room, nice interior design... They have a lovely pool but a shame that I didn't get to swim. The lounge is nice. Breakfast scrambled egg was very nicely done, bread was super tasty ! Ivan the manager was professional and super helpful, the other staff members were all very friendly as well. The lounge was full of nostalgic little snacks that bring back childhood memories. The only thing I wish was different was that the hotel has a spa .....so can have a massage after a Georgetown walk (I am spoilt). Thanks team for making a nice lovely stay possible.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: We stayed at room 120, was nice.
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Response from Ivan Khoo, General Manager at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded 4 days ago
We thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted to learn that you had a lovely experience staying with us during your recent visit to Penang. We are also thrilled to hear that you experienced first-hand The Edison Experience with our personalised service, amenities, and all-inclusive offerings especially at The Lounge. There are several massage parlours and spas available around our neighbourhood that we can recommend for your next visit. We certainly look forward to welcoming you again hopefully in the not too distant future.
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KimB wrote a review 13 May
Selangor, Malaysia4 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed in The Edison for a night during Raya Holiday period and it is our best experience ever for staying in a boutique hotel. We will be definitely coming back here again during our next visit to Penang. Really appreciate their hospitality even just for 2d 1n Here are some + + for other travellers to consider 1. The location of the hotel is very strategic for travellers like us who wanted to explore Georgetown by feet. 2. Great Value for money. RM400 for a night in a comfy deluxe room and it is inclusive of breakfast , a glass of wine for each guest during WINE HOUR and unlimited access to the drinks/snacks in their Lounge. 3. The moment we stepped in to the lobby, Evan, who was handling our check in was so warm and friendly, Already make us to feel so welcomed. 4. All the staffs there basically will make u feel like u are the VIP. One of their manager Albert is so so so nice and passionate, he always checking out on us, spent time talking to us and given plenty of suggestions in a writing note for us to look out for. 5. Their bed is super duper comfortable. We had great quality of sleep there after long day of walking tour around Georgetown. Lastly, There is only one flaw that I can find through out the stay- There are quite a lot of Mosquito at the outdoor area of the lounge, but they are so kind to offer us the anti mos spray to help us out. In Overall, I will still rate them 10/10 !
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Bring some anti mosquito spray
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Response from Ivan Khoo, General Manager at The Edison George Town, Penang
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Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Penang. We are elated to hear that we are the best boutique hotel stay experience that you have had. We appreciate your recognition of our personalised service, central location in Inner George Town, our all-inclusive offerings, and most of all our comfortable bed for a quality rest. We have taken note on the matter of mosquito and we shall explore alternate solutions to what we already have in place. We await in anticipation to welcoming you again hopefully in the not too distant future.
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geoffhead wrote a review 8 May
Kuala Lumpur44 contributions9 helpful votes
Instead of staying in a typical 4/5 star hotel we decided to spend our family short break at the Edison Hotel in George town, a converted mansion house right in the middle of this wonderful city. The Edison may not have the facilities on a conventional 4/5 star hotel but it makes up for this with charm, wonderful staff, and character. I booked 2 rooms, once for me, the wife and our 6 year old, and another for my elderly mother. The rooms were large, with king sized beds, and a good sized on suite bathroom with strong shower. Missing from the rooms, specifically ours were the option for a fold out bed for our child. The staff tried to make the 3 person sofa as comfortable as possible for our son, but considering the space in the room, a fold out bed should have been easy to accommodate. The highlight of the hotel for all of us was the staff and the courtesy lounge. The staff from check in to check out are wonderful. Helpful, friendly, and as accommodating as we could ask. For the 24 hour lounge guests are free to use the wifi and have as much snacks and soft drinks as they like. Our 6 year old relished in his ability to simply walk into the lounge, grab a fruit juice and a few packs of local snacks, and enjoy playing on his iPad. He definitely considered the lounge the highlight of the trip. Complimentary continental breakfast is also served every morning, but is limited to varieties of eggs. From a location perspective the Edison is right in the middle of George Town with endless food and drinks options surrounding the hotel. This meant we were spoiled for choice every lunchtime and evening. In summary we made the right choice staying here and not in a faceless 4/5 star hotel. I can see this becoming our goto choice for family holidays in Penang, but please buy a few fold out beds for children to use.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Ivan Khoo, General Manager at The Edison George Town, Penang
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We thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear your appreciation of our personalised service from Team Edison. We have taken note on your suggestion of extra bed facility and we shall explore further to better our guests experience. We are also delighted to hear that you and your family enjoyed our all-inclusive offerings at The Lounge. Last but not least, we are happy to hear your appreciation of our central location in Inner George Town and you managed to explore our vibrant neighbourhood. We look forward to welcoming you and your family again hopefully in the not too distant future.
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Alex wrote a review Apr 2022
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Live band across the road. Loud music till 12 midnight every single day. Music loud enough to be heard in the room and you can even feel the vibrations. Simply terrible. Stayed at many SLH hotels before but this one simply failed to meet the mark. Do not stay here.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Ivan Khoo, General Manager at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Penang. We are sorry to hear the unpleasant experience due to music from across the street. Due to strict restoration impositions and the appreciation of the heritage behind this Grand Old Dame, limitations existed on how much enhancing of the structure and interior fittings could be done particularly in the area of soundproofing. A fast disappearing experience within the UNESCO World Heritage City of George Town is the entertainment from across the Hotel, it is one of the last remaining food courts where live entertainment is still available. We hope you understand that this "music noise" is beyond our control.
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PRICE RANGE
US$93 - US$114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalaysiaPenangPenang IslandGeorge Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Edison George Town, Penang
Which popular attractions are close to The Edison George Town, Penang?
Nearby attractions include Street Art in George Town (0.4 km), Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion (0.08 km), and Chulia Street (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Edison George Town, Penang?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Edison George Town, Penang?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Edison George Town, Penang?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Edison George Town, Penang?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cheang Kee, Salsas Penang, and The Loft - Love Lane.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Edison George Town, Penang?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Edison George Town, Penang have airport transportation?
Yes, The Edison George Town, Penang offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Edison George Town, Penang?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Edison George Town, Penang?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Edison George Town, Penang?
Many travellers enjoy visiting George Town (0.6 km), Armenian Street (0.6 km), and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion (0.08 km).