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WOW Hotel Penang

No.406 Level 1, Jalan Penang, George Town, Penang Island 10000 Malaysia
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#66 of 131 hotels in George Town
WOW Hotel is a new boutique hotel featuring 45 stylish rooms located in the heart of Georgetown, Penang. All rooms with complimentary Wi-Fi internet, air-conditioning, coffee & tea making facilities, a bathroom with free toiletries and hair-dryer. Our featured facilities include rooftop sky jacuzzi overlooking the city view, kids club and games room
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Air conditioning
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Chinese, Malay
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Wow to Yee wrote a review Aug 2021
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The highly self regarded Hotel boasts see through kinky bathroom with state if the art touch technologies that gives all of its credit to the camera or gifted photographer, ultra modern and an enviable feature or so the lady who is both the first of contact or operator reception and seasoned globetrotter in excess of 30 countries that gave her the wisdom of scoffing at more established competition in exasperation and disbelief at its own comparison. Besides possibly newer in terms of its renovation time lapse and possibly superior retail spending on items relating to the Toilet Bowl , the rest of it are indeed true to the toilet theme : Crap. The ' Upmarket ' real estate are smack in the midst of a group of the bottom of the bottom and dingiest brothels In all of penang if not Malaysia. Consistent as always , the young lady owner thoughtfully captures the imagination with the transparent toilet that invokes old school Thai whorehouses where men in need congregate prying through an aquarium like glass separation glass with good measure before ordering the product. Theres certainly a certain nostalgia for men of that generation that are so inclined and most certainly the target segment. Despite its status , the hotels entry/exit are inconspicuous tinted keycard doors that i suppose blend into the background of the black painted building. Upon entry if one was fortunate to catch the professional literally plying their trade, one is further intuitively challenged on whether to take the stairs or get on a tiny lift that i suppose went too far with contemporary Minimal design that i suppose is rather rare , where zero hints are labeled as to the lobby or if indeed there was one. The lighter than air overheads became increasingly evident where employee wages must have made way for a strange choice of this millennium , dark or black carpets covered somethings or was the choice with best commission. Hey no doubt it gives that added stealth! The room had a little hole that not dissimilar to a medium security Prison certainly not maximum security , about 2x2 ft , i suppose it could be a safety measure. You wouldnt want full grown depressed Westerners getting the wrong idea do you? il have to confess, all the doom and gloom devoid of colour and obvious workmanship that goes with the poor quality materials , theres actually light in the tunnel and as they say save the best for last ..., .. are you ready?? (Aside from subjective tastes , rest are facts)
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
esquire838 wrote a review Nov 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia379 contributions88 helpful votes
I chose to stay there because of a meeting in Komtar. Just walk across the road. Another reason is their back of hotel open air parking on ground level (unlike the maze underground parking in Komtar). Wow is by the main street, a property built on old shop lots. With only 5 storeys one would not get city-scape views. But for only RM90 or so (£16) its VFM. It began operation in 2019 so things are fairly new albeit basic. Recommended if you need a base downtown especially when you have dealings in Komtar.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Manis Chen wrote a review Jul 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia387 contributions128 helpful votes
I never stay at this hotel before and I dont know what to expect. When I reached in front of the hotel I was surprised to see that the lobby is on the first floor and i have to climb the stairs with my luggage. Even-tho the room is fully equip with all the facilities, the room is small, with a small window. as such i believe it's pricey
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Date of stay: July 2020
Cherrie E wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions
Comfortable and clear and tidy room with the nice penang city view. Easy and Convenince with walking distance, can find the penang local stall food surrounding the area. Good customer service when you walk in.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
Cheryl_sy wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Feel the wow -feel the all night long water pump noise from beside room. -feel the bed bugs mite party on your bed. -feel the little pool during shower. -feel the previous visitor odour from the pillow. Visit the hotel 2nd July, check in room 210, never slept whole night long because of the water pumping sound keep surrounding me. 3rd July morning 8am request to check out to get refund for the second night but being told couldn’t get refund because I’m booking from Booking.com but they’re able to change room for me, so they get me room 409, due to the tight schedule I just managed to move all my luggage into the room and come back in night. During night back to the hotel and shower, the water take about 2 hour to drain, fine! At least the water drain. But when I was laying down on the bed, I can strongly smell the stinky smell of the pillow, and I found the bed mites everywhere....So the part time receptionist help me to change the room AGAIN during the mid night, she gave me 4 room to choose, i have to help them to QC all the bed sheets the water drain, end up I choose room 203, but the room door also has issues..... The only star that I can give is just for the staff. FEEL THE WOW, FEEL MY SUFFER, FEEL INSOMNIA, FEEL ITCHINESS STAY WOW HOTEL PENANG.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$25 - US$61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about WOW Hotel Penang
Which popular attractions are close to WOW Hotel Penang?
Nearby attractions include Penang House of Music (0.3 km), Tech Dome Penang (0.2 km), and Hin Bus Depot (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at WOW Hotel Penang?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at WOW Hotel Penang?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to WOW Hotel Penang?
Conveniently located restaurants include HYGGE Dining & Bar, Hameediyah Restaurant, and Kraffmen.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at WOW Hotel Penang?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Chinese and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to WOW Hotel Penang?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Armenian Street (0.8 km), George Town (0.9 km), and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion (0.9 km).