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“An old hotel but nicely located” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang

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Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang
Ranked #23 of 82 Hotels in George Town
Jakarta
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30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“An old hotel but nicely located”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012

The hotel is a but old. The elevator, the corridor and the room are not in a good condition because of age? swimming pool is very small and the gym does not have a good equipment. However this hotel is nicely located especially for foods seller. Just walk in front of the Hotel and we can find so many hawkers food, which Penang is famous for.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank ginarti
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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prochainevie
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2012

Having stayed at Sunway Hotel in Hanoi, we were expecting this one (which we were told to be a 4-star hotel) to be similar, but we were utterly disappointed.

Now the bad points... Though clean, everything in our room looked old. Slippers and room safe where not provided for. At night, people in a neighbouring building sang karaoke till past midnight, affecting our sleep. There are stray dogs on the streets outside, so one has to be careful when venturing out at night. Breakfast was very basic and not nutritious -- no salad, no real meat (they served preserved meat like ham and chicken sausage). And the swimming was rather small and crowded with rowdy kids.

However, the good points... The staff were friendly, the location is good (we could get to the major shopping malls by foot), and it's not too far from the airport (about 30 minutes if the traffic condition is good). We were not affected at all by the renovation during our stay there. And the windows at our room offer us a good view of the city.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank prochainevie
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2012

This hotel is undergoing renovations on the lower floors since last year.
Rooms booked and confirmed with Agoda some two months were ignored. Reception staff were not smiling, stern look on their faces and unable to communicate effectively.
The corridor along the 10th level smell strange and noise rumbles from the lifts during early hours.
The amenities for rooms lack some items like bedroom slippers, and room safe.
Lobby security seems lacking unlike the last visit.
The hotel is situated at a good location. The spa is closed at the moment with no updates.
Look at other hotels nearby before booking. And as for my family, we might return when the renovations are completed.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank corbinchan
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2012

The location of hotel is good, as when you go to downstairs of the hotel can find a lot of good foods there, not a problem to get a food. The hotel is quite old, bathroom is not really good in condition. However there are renovation going on until next year, should have a better room to stay. Overall this hotel can be considered a better hotel in Penang.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank klyh
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Jakarta
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2012

This hotel is located right in the heart of Penang, suitable for low cost travellers, hence average quality rooms ready to serve. The food stalls surronding the hotel, hundreds of them serving a variety of cuisine, Malay, Chinese, Indian, and Western. Going to shopping malls? Just a walking distance. Taxis are avaiable 24 hours infront of the hotel with friendly chauffers and reasonable fare. As Penang is welknown for health check up and hospital tourism, all the hospitals are located in reachable distance.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank protasius d
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Additional Information about Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang

Property: Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang
Address: 33 New Lane (Off Macalister | (Off Macalister Road), George Town, Penang Island 10400, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in George Town
#10 Romantic Hotel in George Town
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,016 - ₹ 7,658
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang 3.5*
Number of rooms: 250
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled amidst the vibrant city life and heritage charms of GeorgeTown, Penang, Sunway Hotel Georgetown Is the preferred 4-star hotel for business and leisure travelers to the Pearl of the Orient. It is easily accessible to major commercial and business hubs as well as the numerous tourist attractions and farmed hawkers centres. The iconic Penang Bridge, Ferry Terminal and the Penang Internation Airport are just a short drive from the hotel. Sunway Hotel Georgetown has the honour of being location in a UNESCO World Heritage site as well as within walking distance from the renowned KOMTAR Building. ... more   less 
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