We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

SO Hotel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
SO Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for SO Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 74: English reviews
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.

2Thank Ekeen
Ryde, United Kingdom
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...

1Thank Lucy M
Reviewed 30 December 2014

This was our first stay at SO hotel. It is a budget hotel so we didn't expect much. The hotel manager was extremely welcoming and friendly at check-in. We were given the option to choose the types of pillows we'd like and some info about local landmarks and food spots. The rooms were a bit bland but there was plenty...

1Thank joowantitjoogotit
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 17 December 2014

Good reception service, upon check in you may choose your pillow type, they will sent pillow, AC & TV control later to your room after check in. Need to have a car to be in this area or you need to walk 5 min to get a taxi since this hotel located in a small road, less parking space knowing...

1Thank nyms43
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Reviewed 7 November 2014 via mobile

Staying here for 5 days 4 nights with family. I taking the family room which have a single bed and a queen size bed. The room is big enough for us even we have a lot of luaggages. The special of this hotel is they let you to choose the pillow you prefer. You can rent a bicycle and laundry...

2Thank Kingpark
Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

Had the tiniest double room without window. Walls are paper thin and I could hear some guy hocking up phlegm one morning and word for word conversations between some French guys on another. On the other hand the guy at reception was incredibly helpful with plenty of great advice on where to eat, drink what to see, busses to catch...

1Thank EatsinNewcastle
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We booked So Hotel after reading a few positive reviews. The hotel is located not too far from the center of Georgetown. Most things are within walking distance or a short commute. We arrived around 6 o'clock after indulging ourselves with ice sherbet drink and cucur udang(prawn fritters) near Chowrasta Bazaar. When we arrived, there were no parking but the...

7Thank keysersozei
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 23 June 2014

parking places provide without additional changes, bathroom is clean, staff are friendly and the manager who willing to share resource on where to visit and eat. strategic location. overall is fine, recommended!

1Thank tarabbit
Shah Alam
Reviewed 22 June 2014

This is my 3rd stay at SO Hotel (I do think it represents fantastic value for money). Unfortunately, standards seem to have slipped a bit. There was a terrible stink of durians on Level 3 where my room was and my bathroom had no toilet roll at all (not even the cardboard core). Overall, it still comes recommended but management...

2Thank travelbugvee
Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

Having fun at SO Hotel...Good room with a huge window..a really nice bathroom..friendly staffs..overall is so much funtastic stayed in SO Hotel for 2 nights..would like to stay there again if i come to Penang again

1Thank Winona Delicia T

44 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (44)
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Bathroom (2)
Room/Suite (6)
View from Room (1)
Other (31)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these George Town hotels
1.2 km away
Magpie Residence
Magpie Residence
#9 of 170 in George Town
84 reviews
0.3 km away
#44 of 170 in George Town
74 reviews
1.5 km away
Malabar Inn
Malabar Inn
#18 of 170 in George Town
162 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.6 km away
Shanghai 1910 Heritage
Shanghai 1910 Heritage
#46 of 170 in George Town
36 reviews
0.8 km away
118 Hotel
118 Hotel
#41 of 170 in George Town
32 reviews
0.4 km away
Link Hotel
Link Hotel
#39 of 170 in George Town
24 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • 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: ₹ 1,546 - ₹ 1,815 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — SO Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Agoda, Hotels.com and Travelocity so you can book your SO Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
SO Hotel Penang/George Town
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from SO Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Bring your own towel, blanket & ears plucks if you really need to stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles Mieqq, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
5 of 5