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Reviewed 2 February 2017

i stayed at this hotel on January 2017, with my two friends. The staff is very friendly and when you check in, you can choose different kind of pillow that you want to use in your room! If you forgot your shampoo, don't worry. They've prepared several type of shampoo that you can use, for free. The room was small...

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Reviewed 6 December 2016

My first stay in this hotel when is was newly open and i am back for the second times but to our horror the standard has drop dramatically. Why i rates AVERAGE - This point is given to the reception malay guy, he is patient & friendly in explaining most of the thing, help us to change our room (the...

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Reviewed 11 August 2016

I visited to this hotel twice, 2015 dec, first time with my girlfriend and the second time 2016 feb with my brother. Have been very satisfied with this hotel, that's why visited twice. The hotel crew is very polite to serve you and explain to you patiently where the location your car can be parked safely, the car park is...

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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Everyone was very kind including all of the staff and the owner.easy to get around with a public transportation.the staff were very helpful to tell me how to get around the city and saved me a lot of money.the rooms were clean.if go back to Penang I would definitely stay with them again.

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1Thank justamazingview
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Very nice hotel, clean room, you can choose your own cushion , environment friendly, Staff very helpful with everything. Location not so far from Komtar- transport hub/ to be connected with other part of island/.

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1Thank vsladeckova
Shah Alam, Malaysia
Reviewed 30 April 2016

PRO: I was very impressed with this hotel. Even though it is categorized as budget hotel, the service they provided was really perfect and they do it with professionalism. As you enter the hotel, you will be greeted with a warm, friendly and professional in attending to our needs during check in which was done in a swift/! then before...

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1Thank LizaZamri
India
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Its a basic, nice and clean budget hotel. The staff are very courteous and very helpful. It was a stop over stay in this hotel on our way. Can highly recommend to backpack travellers for short stay who just need a nice, clean room to sleep and a good shower!!

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1Thank Ayinosh
Malaysia
Reviewed 31 March 2016

i made booking for the before two days for my friend. clean environment. limited space for parking. the room is very clean. friendly staff. facilities are very good with lift. the hotel placed near to hawker stalls

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1Thank kartheyani
Florence, Italy
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I really had a good stay at SO Hotel. Everyone was very kind including all of the staff and the owner. I was traveling alone- and they made me feel at home. They helped advise me on how to get around. The hotel was very clean and the room was nice and comfortable.

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Makati, Philippines
Reviewed 17 February 2016

We visited this place Last July 2012 the staffs are very friendly and very accommodating, they are very helpful in finding the place that we've come to visit, the experience at the SO hotel is very good! the hotel room is very clean and the hotel its self is well maintained. Highly recommended to people who are traveling to George...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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: $32 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — SO Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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“Bring your own towel, blanket & ears plucks if you really need to stay here.”
Mieqq, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Not much different”
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
WongF, 24 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Better request a window!”
665lucym, 10 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Am staying at room 205 , wifi signal are pretty strong.”
WennKoh75, 4 Mar 2014 | Read review
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