The stinky dorms are shared with employees - mainly Pakistani and Bangladeshi. They obviously monopolized the best of everything like lockers and beds while harboring a bad attitude since you’re the intruder. And since it’s the staff bedroom, the dorm room was never being cleaned, trash not removed, bed linens and sheets not changed. The smell is obvious. And with the aircon keeps breaking down, so smell of dirty laundry and body odors stink up the room fast. Add to that, their daily set routines of getting up early (loud alarm) and coming back late after work, really make it annoying and unbearable.
The common lounge areas are also being shared by the staff, so you have to put up with them day and night. This is the only place and company (including the Red Inn Heritage) that makes you share living quarters and common facilities with the staff and other employees. Very unprofessional.
The arrogant staff are NOT very accommodating either. They never greet nor smile for it seems guests are an annoyance that distract them from attending to their smart phone routines.
The wifi inside the room is constantly LOW in signal and non-working.
The noisy nightly Karaoke singing next door will not stop until after 1 am.
Also daily busloads of noisy tourist for the Chocolate Museum adjacent.
Add to it, the nearby mosque with prayers blasting over the loud speakers at ridiculous hours several times a day.
And not to forget the mosquitoes - heaps everywhere around that place. And I mean everywhere - even in your aircon room. They use mosquito spray thoughtlessly, damaging your health more than the mosquitoes. The windows are the traditional louvre types which don't help with the noise, and tend to let in more mosquitoes, lizards, heat, and extremely toxic fumes (when they’re fogging the mosquitoes).
Don't even bother with the free breakfast! Stale bread with cheap fruits. Butter and jam etc are stored in the cupboards (rather than in the fridge) attracting mice and roaches - yes and you’ll be eating that every morning.
The shower constantly has NO HOT WATER, and “many pipes” that you have to crouch low because of the lack of pressure.
There are many, nearby and much better/cheaper places, especially around the Muntri/Love Lane areas. Don’t get fooled by the nice pictures shown. Many are fooled and left never to return - that’s why they’re moving employees in to fill the empty spaces, unprofessional as it seems.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Guesthouse features 19 rooms with 2 chill out areas. Where there is choice of varieties of private room types and Dormitory rooms. Red Inn Cabana is a warm and friendly, that welcomes travelers from all over the world. We have a wealth of experience in the industry and know what travelers value and need during their stay.Guest can relax in our courtyard or catch up with friends and family over the internet. Wi-Fi access is also available throughout the property. (FREE OF CHARGE)Trips and tours can also be booked at our reception, so don't be afraid to ask.Red Inn Cabana has various private room types are: single, double, twin and triple, and dormitory of 2 beds, 4 beds, 6 beds and 8 beds with shared or attached bathrooms that can accommodate a total of 70 people.Bed sheets and linen are provided and there is a choice of low and high budget for roomsAir-Conditioning rooms are available for your choosing.Bathrooms comes with 24hrs hot showers. Red Inn Cabana is located in the heart of Penang Island. We are 15 minutes walk from Penang Port Pengkalan Weld George Town. Bus stops at Lebuh Chulia that need 7 minutes walk to our Red Inn Cabana.If you like shopping then you can go along Jalan Penang or even Lebuh Chulia, were you can find and also taste a lot of different foods (Chinese,Indian,Malay and Peranakan)and merchandise.Georgetown also has a briliant nightlife and there are a whole host of clubs and late night bars where you can go out and party. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Inn Cabana Penang/George Town