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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 sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 125 hotels 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
Private check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Taxi service
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Doorperson
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Safe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay
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Emily Yap wrote a review Jan 2021
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I absolutely enjoyed my time here. The location was good, room was splendid, service was impeccable. I didn't know about wine hour when I booked, so I was pleasantly surprised. There are a lot of cafes within walking distance, not to mention the Blue Mansion was just opposite. I would recommend it to anyone who desire some high quality quiet time and a restful recharge. I hope I can come back again soon!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Ivan Khoo, General Manager at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded 8 Jan 2021
We thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your experience staying with us. We are also delighted to hear that our Guestroom, and central location in Inner George Town met your expectations. We appreciate your recognition of our personalised service and happy to know that you enjoyed our Pre-Dinner Wine Discovery. We await in anticipation to welcoming you again hopefully in the not too distant future.
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Marcus wrote a review Dec 2020
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My wife, 2 Kids and myself had a really great time in this boutique hotel! As soon as we entered the lobby, we knew that this place was special! We love the design and the spacious deluxe room. The staff, especially the General Manager, Ivan, was very accommodating and friendly. We really like the free snacks and beverages in the lounge and unlimited coffee! We will surely schedule a return trip here next year!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Ivan Khoo, General Manager at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded 3 Jan 2021
Thank you for choosing to staying with us during your recent visit to Penang. We are elated to hear that you and your family had a great time staying with us. We are also delighted to hear that our Guestroom had met your expectations. Last but not least, we appreciate your recognition of our personalised service from Team Edison. We await in anticipation to welcoming you and your family again hopefully in the not too distant future.
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BenYorkie wrote a review Dec 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,383 contributions522 helpful votes
On Leith Street, opposite the more famous and noticeable Chun Fatt Tze Mansion(The Blue House), the Edison is set back from the road and can be easily missed. It was clearly a rich trader's mansion originally and the portico entrance leads into a renovated hotel which is brilliant. Large rooms, very good bathrooms, and all very simply yet tastefully decorated. There is a lap pool, a lovely outside seating/dining area and an interior air conditioned lounge with tea. coffee, soft drinks and snacks open 24 hours a day. Breakfast was fine though subject to the current Covid SOP rules - otherwise all good. The staff are great and there is easy off road parking right inside the hotel front entrance area. A gem of a place.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Ivan Khoo, General Manager at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded 3 Jan 2021
We thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear your appreciation of the restoration works done to this Grand Old Dame and our guestroom and amenities had met your expectations. We are also delighted to hear that you enjoyed our facilities and all-inclusive offerings at The Lounge. We certainly look forward to welcoming you again hopefully in the not too distant future.
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Yahani wrote a review Oct 2020
21 contributions2 helpful votes
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I will definately come again to Penang solely because of The Edison! In love with this restored colonial mansion. Staff very attentive and Ms. Li Ni assist us with the right spot for picture session as every nook and cooner is worth a highlight in Insta Story . She even correctly pronouced my name, as many people dont. Room was squeaky clean and sanitised. The Lounge was simply awesome as it was available 24/7. Ms.Meena was so informative on penang hotspots! Love..love..love The Edison.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ivan Khoo, General Manager at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded 8 Oct 2020
We thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear that we have been a great Ambassador to Penang for you to return to visit Penang solely because of us. We are also delighted to hear that you experienced first-hand The Edison Experience especially our personalised service and addressing your name correctly. Last but not least, we are also happy to hear that you enjoyed our all-inclusive offerings especially at The Lounge. We await in anticipation to welcoming you again to Experience more of The Exceptional.
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SK Yew wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
It was a pleasant stay at Edison George Town hotel. The staff are friendly and welcoming to us. Upon check in, the staff gave us a short tour in hotel by introducing the history of hotel, amenities facilities etc.. And you can enjoy the tidbits and drinks at the lounge 24/7. Besides, the room is spacious and clean and there are some snacks are ready in the room for consume. Everything is just so nice!!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Ivan Khoo, General Manager at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded 3 Oct 2020
We thank you for your wonderful review and staying with us during your recent visit to Penang. We are elated to hear that you had a pleasant stay with us and we appreciate your recognition of our friendly and welcoming service. We are also delighted to hear that you enjoyed the house tour upon checking in and all-inclusive offerings at The Lounge. Last but not least, we are happy to learn that our Guestroom and amenities had met your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you again hopefully in the not too distant future.
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PRICE RANGE
US$92 - US$167 (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, a lounge, and a snack bar 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 Treffpunkt, Salsas Penang, and Cheang Kee.
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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Edison George Town, Penang offers an airport shuttle 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 Armenian Street (0.6 km), George Town (0.6 km), and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion (0.08 km).