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Hotel Penaga

Corner of Jalan Hutton & Lebuh, George Town, Penang Island 10050 Malaysia
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Located in the heart of Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, this hotel is a hotel with its own heritage charm while providing finest modern hotel expectations, is converted from a cluster of 15 pre-war terraces and shop-houses which spans along Hutton Lane, Transfer Road & Clarke Street. Within walking distance, the hotel is just a few minutes’ walk away from amazing heritage temples, pre-war heritage houses, churches, museum and variety of antique shops, restaurants & bars and not forgetting local hawker foods stalls.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Airport transportation
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24-hour security
Baggage storage
Paid public parking nearby
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Hot bath
Outdoor pool
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Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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Nathalie S wrote a review Yesterday
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia9 contributions
Loooooooooooooooove the bedrooms Any of them..... Love the old style. Either in the main building, or in the side building, along the mini garden. Would recommend it to anyone. We had one incident, when a sink tap busted and inundated the bathroom.... but I wouldn't focus on that as a selection criteria.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Steve P wrote a review Jan 2024
Redcliffe, Australia1235 contributions
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A truly lovely hotel. Lovely and friendly staff, a beautiful room, a nice big balcony, a wonderful housekeeper, and a nice and varied breakfast. The wifi worked well. We were right in the middle of all the action we needed. The bus station was a 10 to 15-minute walk. What I would call 'The Old Town', was no longer than 10 minutes. The housekeeping was excellent. No matter how early we returned, the room was left spick and span. Breakfast had a good amount of tables and we were never crowded. The selection was balanced between, Malaysian and Western food. The hotel had a truly nice atmosphere and the decor kept with its Colonial origins. The staff were always friendly and I would make special mention of our housekeeper and the lady who worked in the Breakfast Room. We were in Hutton 22 on the 2nd floor. Our only reservation would be, that the balcony can get hot in the afternoon (beautiful in the evening, however) when the sun is shining. We have no complaints, however as we were offered either side of the hotel, so it was our fault! Would highly recommend and at a very reasonable price.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Mcfly wrote a review Dec 2023
Singapore, Singapore107 contributions
This hotel is convenient to move around. The staff is good and very friendly. It easy to grab a car and you must go to the nearest wet market to have that nostalgic feel. There is Mydin store nearby but it open at 9am. And a toy store within few minutes walk. If you are hungry, there is a coffee shop ( halal) next to hotel . Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Request for Jacuzzi in the toilet.
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Having stayed here as well for 2 nights, in december 2022, and returning home to the Netherlands with a very good impression, i immediately chose Hotel Penaga again for my new trip to Penang in October 2023. Altogether, i stayed here for 3 nights. The different rooms i got were quite remarkable and really huge. The breakfast buffet was good. The prices that i paid via an online hotel booking website were more than reasonable. Again no complaints from a really and genuinely happy traveler✌✌✌ (A correction, the date of experience for The Kowloon Hotelvreview here below should be October 2023 and not September 2023. My apology for the error)
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Date of stay: September 2023
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KennyKTX wrote a review Aug 2023
Dallas, Texas86 contributions
Hotel Penaga is located within walking distance to the famous chendol stall as well as the Komtar. We chose the family room which comes with 2 bedrooms. The charm of the hotel is how well they have retained the heritage feel of the place. Enjoyed my stay here. Breakfast was nice and staff was friendly.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Take a walk to the famous Penang Chendol.
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swanstonanthony wrote a review Aug 2023
Phuket, Thailand189 contributions
I stayed here for four nights. Situated very centrally and easy walking distance of Chulia Street. Also close to main bus routes. My room was excellent - could have done with a bit of tidying up, some mould in the shower, also on part of the ceiling. However a huge bed, jacuzzi bath and separate shower (not great). Separate lounging area and huge TV and roof terrace. Breakfast was good but limited however the kitchen would cook eggs to order. They need a better choice of bread - only plain sliced white bread (boring!). I’ll be back!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Check your room, some are in a separate building across the road and some much bigger than others.
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Andrew U wrote a review Jul 2023
Perth, Australia165 contributions
Hotel Panama is well situated in Georgetown and is unique in its concept as a combination of rooms and houses. While quite comfortable, the hotel requires some work for improvement. The staff, while friendly, lack customer service skills which made our initial interaction less than great. The house we stayed in was clean and charming. However, it needed a little maintenance, particularly the bathroom. The bed was comfortable. Somewhat disappointingly, we booked the house with a queen and two single beds, but our house has two queens meaning our boys had to share a bed. Breakfast was nice, but basic. Overall, the charm of the property makes it a nice place to stay, but it could be so much better.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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McWheelers wrote a review Jun 2023
Melaka, Malaysia68 contributions
Hotel Penaga has a nice warm touch as you enter its doors. We booked our room though booking.com but didn't realise that the category that we selected was a building separate from the main hotel itself. The 3-bedroom house is across the road in what looks like one of the old perinatal homes. The unit was very clean and very spacious for our family of four. There were two levels, on the ground floor is the living room and dining. There is a water purifier machine that is free to use, a mini microwave oven (i think) and a fridge. They also provide some coffee and tea for our consumption. The second level are three spacious rooms. One has an attached bathroom and toilet while there rest will have to share a common bath. There is also a small office like space with a sofa bed. So technically there are four rooms altogether. Three rooms are airconed. While the small office has a fan. We paid close to rm900 for two nights and this is a really good deal for the size of the unit. Too bad it was only for us four. Our booking included a nice buffet breakfast too. But don't expect a full spread like the larger business class hotels. Overall I will definitely consider this hotel again if we stay in Georgetown again next time.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The 3-bedroom house is right beside the road, and may not work well for light sleepers!
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hatimrazak wrote a review May 2023
Miri, Malaysia23 contributions
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The staff are unprofessional. They openly and loudly discussed about the customers/ dead rat in one of the room at the reception counter while exchanging office banters. This hotel is in need of a new management and staff training. The hari raya decoration at the reception area is something you would see at a kindergarden, completely tasteless, tacky and unnecessarily space consuming. The plastic ornaments placed just outside the restaurant entrance (which highly likely come from SSF) just clashes with the whole oriental vibe and concept of the hotel. I know it's an italian restaurant, but that decor does not scream italian either. The rooms are not maintained well, broken furnitures everywhere. If you want to run a heritage hotel, maintenance is the key. Buffet breakfast is bad, the surrounding landscape are not maintained well. The jacuzzi in the room is dirty, mould/fungus growing on the wooden table top, low water pressure for the bidet. What a shame
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Date of stay: May 2023
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mishw23 wrote a review Mar 2023
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This boutique hotel has a lot of character and makes a welcome change from staying in newer modern hotels. The old buildings have been renovated & refurbished with period style furniture, original artwork on the walls and colourful leadlights. It is located near the old town and is walking distance to all the sights. If you do not want to walk around there are bus stops for the free CAT buses, which go in both directions around the town, around the corner on Jalan Penang. Despite all its charm, unfortunately I cannot rate this hotel a 4 star. It is only a 3 star at best. The staff are polite, but not very helpful. When we could not get hot water in our bathroom, we told reception, but nothing was done to rectify it. During our 2 night stay it would occasionally become warm, but not hot. Of the 5 showers/baths I took whilst staying here, only 1 had warm water. The shower had an old rubber mat on the floor covering a damaged/stained base. Towels are thin & scratchy, no white/fluffy towels here. The beds are large, but very hard. The hardest that we have experienced during our 2 week trip around Malaysia. The breakfast is very basic. The orange juice is not juice, but orange cordial. Only 1 cereal available, 7 hot options, all but 2 are Asian foods. Eggs are cooked to order. I asked for an omelette but received scrambled. Toast and pastries are also available. Brewed tea and coffee comes from a press button machine. It no longer has a swimming pool. It has been converted into a large koi fish pool. The standard of this hotel is only 3 stars at best. It's only redeeming feature is the old renovated buiding and the decor. You can find much more comfortable and higher quality hotels for a similar price nearby.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Penaga
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Penaga?
Nearby attractions include Chulia Street (0.5 km), Kapitan Keling Mosque (0.5 km), and Chowrasta Market (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Penaga?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Penaga?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Penaga?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Penaga?
Yes, free parking and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Penaga?
Conveniently located restaurants include Laksalicious, Il Bacaro, and Kimpo Famous Roasted.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Penaga?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Penaga have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Penaga offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Penaga?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Penaga?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Thai, Dutch, Indonesian, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Penaga?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Armenian Street (0.8 km), George Town (0.9 km), and Sun Yat Sen Museum (0.8 km).