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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

This was my first time trying budget hotel but surprisingly I had the best of my time! The staffs were so so friendly which made me feel so welcomed. They were 24/7 helpful and when I say 24/7 I meant it. Especially a guy named Leon (he looked like bubzbeauty's brother Ricky tsang), he was willing to help us even... More 

1 Thank elv124
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2015

The hotel was generally lovely, the staff made us feel very welcome. The rooms were clean and comfortable. However, I slept in the extrabed and woke up with a lot of bed bug bites the next day. So be careful and check for them!! There is no breakfast available, but a hawker center is about 5 mins away. Free WiFi... More 

1 Thank laupla
Hong Kong
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Reviewed 24 August 2015

Booking through Hotels.com before 4 months for setting off the trip. It offered us a good price for family room. It was only HK$760.60 for 3 days. There was a Queen bed and a signal bed in the family. In fact, the room was quite small but was OK for three people. Clients can choose their suitable pillows when checking... More 

1 Thank Wong F
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2015

Excellent service from the reception..he introduced us the food behind the hotel and gave suggestion for dinner. We stayed in triple room with 1 queen and 1 single. In a short while the hotel staff send us the hairdryer and blanket. The hotel staffs gave us a lot tips where place and food. Room clean but sound proof is not... More 

2 Thank QueenieC333
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Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Excellent service from the reception once we entered the lobby, he briefly introduced us the hotel, the pillows and the shampoo bar. He introduced us all the must try food around the hotel and even gave suggestion for breakfast. He is being very helpful by asking if i need a hairdryer and iron. We stayed in family room with 2... More 

1 Thank Kerry A
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

I was there during the school holiday and had a pleasant stay. First we got a normal cramped up room. Then the manager informed us that he is willing to give us another room. He gave us a bigger and satisfying room. The staffs were very friendly especially Mr Leon who always advices us on the good foods in Penang.... More 

2 Thank Michael_Pereira12
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2015 via mobile

Great value and great staff. Hotel staff were very helpful during my stay. They were providing the tips of good local food. Room is clean but the sound proof is not so pleasure. Parking lot is provided as well.

2 Thank Lihtian
Paris, France
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2015

I stayed there jsut one night, in transit from Malaysia to Thailand. I got a nice room for quite cheap, on the upper floors, with large windows. The room was relatively clean and functional. The personnel is nice and helpful, and will advise you on restaurants, sight seeing, and taxi rates (very useful!). The are several big foodcourts near the... More 

2 Thank marco75018
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2015

It was a pleasant stay. All staff extremely informative provides plenty of information for you to get around. Its just that the location of the hotel is not the best. For a budget traveler this hotel is very good and highly recommended.

2 Thank Ekeen
Ryde, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2015

We booked using booking.com which does not anywhere specify (or at least does not at the time of writing, and did not when we booked) that some of their rooms do not have windows. Many hotels offer rooms without windows at a lower price, and declare they have rooms without windows on booking sites. It's very dishonest that this hotel... More 

1 Thank Lucy M

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about SO Hotel

Address: No. 90, Siam Road, George Town, Penang Island 10140, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: RM107 - RM129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — SO Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Not much different”
 of 5 bubbles 929joet, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“No buses between airport and Andson Road except taxi. You should get off from the bus at Trader Hotel and walk 15 minutes to So Hotel.”
  • 浴室面積較少, 手洗盤設在浴室外
  • 三人房有一張1.5床及一限1米單人床
 of 5 bubbles WongF, 24 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Better request a window!”
 of 5 bubbles 665lucym, 10 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Am staying at room 205 , wifi signal are pretty strong.”
 of 5 bubbles WennKoh75, 4 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Request for room with window. Should you get the room without window, they also placed an air cleaner inside the room.”
 of 5 bubbles anissfadilahn, 26 Feb 2014 | Read review
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