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Reviewed 14 September 2023

The hotel is situated near tourist attractions. It is housed in a row of restored shophouses which bring back the colonial past. The room we stayed in is spacious and airy. It is furnished with retro furnitures. This hotel not ony serve breakfast , afternoon tea is served every afternoon too. Fitri Osman cooked the best Chicken in kitchap and Chicken curry. The staff we met, Dura, Dennis, Fitri Osman, Fitri Rosly and Fazreen were friendly and made us very at home. Although the mosque is opposite the hotel, the room's sound proofing is good. We were not disturbed by the prayers. From Henry and Doris

Date of stay: September 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Areca Hotel, General Manager at Areca Hotel Penang, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2023

Dear Henry and Doris,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel, with its historical charm and convenient location near tourist attractions.

It's great to know that you found your room to be spacious and well-furnished, providing a comfortable and airy atmosphere. We also appreciate your feedback on our soundproofing, ensuring a peaceful stay despite the proximity to the mosque.

We're grateful for your kind words about our hotel, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.

Best Regards,

Wah Eng Hong
General Manager

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Reviewed 11 September 2023

Our one week stay at the Areca Hotel met all our expectations.

The location is excellent for exploring all that George Town has to offer. The room itself was spacious and clean. We enjoyed the seating area outside our Heritage Room, which was both comfortable and peaceful. Finally, we really appreciated how the staff went out of there way to be friendly and helpful.

Date of stay: September 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Areca Hotel, General Manager at Areca Hotel Penang, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2023

Dear TheNecklens,

Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear you had a great experience at our hotel. Your feedback is truly appreciated.

We hope to welcome you back in the future. Safe travels!

Best Regards,

Wah Eng Hong
General Manager

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Reviewed 8 September 2023

Overall the hotel is good. Nice interior,so heritage. This hotel is close to many popular place, we can walking to the place. But the room is small. Not suitable to family that have children. This hotel also do not have private parking for the guest.

Date of stay: September 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Areca Hotel, General Manager at Areca Hotel Penang, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2023

Dear BellaMazalan,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent stay with us. We greatly appreciate your input as it helps us improve our services and accommodations.

We're thrilled to hear that you found our hotel to have a nice interior with a heritage charm, and that you enjoyed its proximity to many popular places in the area.

Regarding the room size, we understand that the space may have felt a bit tight for a family with children. We do offer a family suite that can accommodate up to 5 people, and it's designed with families in mind. We'd recommend considering this option for your next visit to ensure a more comfortable stay for your family.

We appreciate your feedback and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you and your family back to our hotel in the future.

Best Regards,

Wah Eng Hong
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Reviewed 6 September 2023

I am super impressed with the authentic colonial style decor, friendly and helpful staffs around the corner to cater your every needs. Not to mention with the cleanliness of the entire hotel and comfort of the bedding. Highly recommended for families or anyone who adore high quality service n stay w reasonable charge.

Date of stay: September 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Areca Hotel, General Manager at Areca Hotel Penang, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2023

Dear 94janicea,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback about your stay. We are delighted to hear that you had such a pleasant experience during your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Areca in the future for another enjoyable stay!

Best Regards,

Wah Eng Hong
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Reviewed 28 August 2023

A charming place to stay in Georgetown. Very comfortable beds! Good breakfast and a lovely afternoon tea. Would definitely would recommend if you wanted to stay in a different style of hotel. Staff very helpful and friendly.

Date of stay: August 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Areca Hotel, General Manager at Areca Hotel Penang, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2023

Dear miloaustralia,

Thank you for sharing your feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience during your stay at our hotel. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on your next visit.

Best Regards,

Wah Eng Hong
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