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The Edison George Town, Penang

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15 Lebuh Leith, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 133 hotels in George Town
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A beautifully restored Anglo-Colonial mansion, the interior design is a quirky take on Penang with whimsical touches of heritage within. The fresh concept combines timeless elegance, extending a blend of modern and traditional elements with quality and charm. Offering 35 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and an unyielding commitment to comfort, exceptional guest service and gracious hospitality; one is bound to remember - The Edison Experience.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Private check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Safe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay
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mij wrote a review 10 Jan
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia1 contribution2 helpful votes
Despite arriving rather early , it was great to have adzhim arrange an early check in after the long drive from kl. having adzhim brief abt the hotel was also a nice touch. the hotel was beautiful and rather intimate . Breakfast was great as well. For me it was the swimming pool that caught my eye - clean and quite , with no screaming kids around —good for a relaxing swim after a long days exploring georgetown. the hotel was within walking distance from main attractions too …..saving us the hassle of looking for parking. will come back
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Response from Ivan Khoo, General Manager at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Penang. We are thrilled to hear that your personalised experience began upon checking in with our tour throughout this Grand Old Dame. We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed our Continental Breakfast. Most of all, we are glad that The Pool was a quiet oasis for you to relax after your exploration of our vibrant neighbourhood. We await in anticipation to welcoming you hopefully in the not too distant future.
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CelestinaYSP wrote a review 3 Jan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia100 contributions56 helpful votes
Had a splendid stay at The Edison for 2 nights. Check-in was smooth, room was clean and all the staffs are very welcoming. Breakfast was simple but hey, you're in Penang! So many wonderful breakfast spots out there. The only downside for me is the room's shower area. I would really appreciate a door because I really dislike getting the floors outside the shower wet. Other than that, our stay was really enjoyable and definitely we will consider coming back to The Edison again!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ivan Khoo, General Manager at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your wonderful review and staying with us during your recent visit to Penang. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay experience with us. We appreciate that you recognised our concept of Continental Breakfast, something light to kick start your day before one heads out to savour the street food that Penang is so well known for. We thank you for highlighting the open concept bathroom, we do have some guestrooms which are separated with the bathroom by walls if you wish for your future stays. We look forward to welcoming you hopefully in the not too distant future.
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Darren wrote a review Dec 2021
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Room reservation was made 2 days before the trip with money deducted. Booking was eventually cancelled by hotel but same room was available at about RM 100 plus higher than originally booked. Disgusting.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Ivan Khoo, General Manager at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings from The Edison George Town. Firstly we believe that this is not the appropriate forum to drop such an accusation. Without any clarification and furnishing of your booking details, we are disgusted that you had the need to accuse the Hotel for cancelling your booking. Second, logically speaking if we had availability of rooms, why would we cancel your booking especially during such challenging times. Lastly we hope that you will retract your accusation once you have had all your facts checked. This is certainly not how we like our guests to experience us and definitely not how we would like to bring to a close such a tumultuous year. Happy Holidays!
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Xiang18 wrote a review Dec 2021
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia124 contributions37 helpful votes
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From the moment we drove into the hotel premises, we were wow-ed by the attentive service of Adzim who came over to our car to collect of luggage. He was also the front desk staff who took our details and showed us around the property. He was very knowledgeable on the history of the building as well as the various places to eat. Our whole stay was very personalized as the staff addressed us by our names and customized to our needs. Ivan the hotel manager was also very helpful and informative about the places of interest in Penang. Zul was always ready to serve us at the lounge, which caters to our simple breakfast, coffee, juices and snacks. Eugene was also very hospitable and offered us a customized takeaway breakfast as we were checking out early. Rooms are very clean and the beds are comfortable to sleep in. All in all, it was a beautiful stay and an awesome experience at the colonial Edison hotel. We would definitely come back.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Ivan Khoo, General Manager at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Penang. We are elated to hear that you were wow-ed from the moment you drove through our gates. We are also delighted that you enjoyed our tour during arrival. Most of all, we are thrilled that you experienced first-hand our signature personalised service from Team Edison, one of the many hallmarks of The Edison Experience. We await in anticipation to welcoming you and your family again in the not too distant future.
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Christopher A wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution3 helpful votes
The location was great and the Manager Ivan was especially helpful and had a wealth of knowledge to share on Penang which made life easier. Overall Great Experience. The common areas including the lounge were very well maintained.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Ivan Khoo, General Manager at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded 2 weeks ago
We thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear you experienced first-hand The Edison Experience especially our personalised service. We are also happy that our central location in Inner George Town was great and convenient for you to explore our neighbourhood. We look forward to welcoming you again hopefully in the not too distant future.
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PRICE RANGE
US$92 - US$167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalaysiaPenangPenang IslandGeorge Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Edison George Town, Penang
Which popular attractions are close to The Edison George Town, Penang?
Nearby attractions include Street Art in George Town (0.4 km), Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion (0.08 km), and Chulia Street (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Edison George Town, Penang?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Edison George Town, Penang?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Edison George Town, Penang?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Edison George Town, Penang?
Conveniently located restaurants include Treffpunkt, Salsas Penang, and Cheang Kee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Edison George Town, Penang?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Edison George Town, Penang have airport transportation?
Yes, The Edison George Town, Penang offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Edison George Town, Penang?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Edison George Town, Penang?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Edison George Town, Penang?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Armenian Street (0.6 km), George Town (0.6 km), and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion (0.08 km).