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Hotel Royal Penang
Ranked #53 of 84 Hotels in George Town
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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22 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“So Far So Good”
Reviewed 10 February 2012

I had check in this hotel during Chinese New Year Period, just for stop over here. The hotel looking was good but the room aminities a bit old.

The location of the hotel was great, center of the town. Convinient for food and night life.

The thing i dislike was the parking lot very limited and small.

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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled solo
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2012

Stayed 2 nights here and we had no complaints. It is not as central as some other hotels, but it was still walkable for us.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2012

Stayed there for a couple of nights within a 2 week asian trip. When we arrived we were given a smoking horrible stained room]they quickly changed that and then the room was good quality with all functional well. bed was comfy, and shower had good power.

the breakfast has a selection of hot/cold dishes which are good quality also

the hotel is functional, as it is 15 min from the main visiting area although we were not impressed by george town, there is not much to see apart from small unesco heritage site, and towers are beeing built changing the skyline.

for food, there is a very good foodcourt 10 min away of the hotel towards Lebuh leith (red garden foodcourt). there is a fish restaurant, Ocean green, 5 min walk north of the hotel along Jalah Sultan Ahmad Shah were you can get good seefood and look at the sea

the national park is 45 min away with a bus which is almost at the front of the hotel

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2012

Stayed at Hotel Royal Penang at January 2012.Check in at the reception was smooth and the hotel elevator was fast! :D My family and I got a room at floor 17 and the sea view was really clear.The buffet breakfeast was okay.The room is well furnished with some furniture.The toilet is very very clean and it is spacious.It is very near to Penang Plaza.Just go to first floor and there is a door that is connected to it.There is a free shutle bus service to Gurney Plaza which is so convenient:D This hotel is VALUR FOR MONEY.I had a really pleasent stay at this hotel:D

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2011

Room and interiors quite average. TV is old type 18 inch, with fuzzy screen.My bathroom door can be closed but can not be locked. Bathtub with wall fixed shower only. But don't worry hot water is available. Toiletries quite standard. One of the wardrobe door can not be opened. The rest of items in the room working fine. Buffet breakfast is so so. Small swimming pool only for children and it can get overcrowded. If you drive your own car, there is a one level basement car park, with a very limited space. If you're not lucky, then you have to park outdoor beside the hotel in Penang Plaza. RM5 flat per entry provided the parking ticket is chopped by the hotel lobby otherwise hourly rate will apply. Worst scenario you might have to park outdoor overnight around KFC accross the hotel.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Royal Penang

Property: Hotel Royal Penang
Address: No. 3 Jalan Larut, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Luxury Hotel in George Town
Price range (per night): $46 - $85
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Royal Penang 4*
Number of rooms: 237
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Royal Penang is a 4-star hotel, strategically located in the historical enclave of Georgetown and within minutes away from the financial district and other prominent locations. The Hotel is also encased with a diversity of contemporary and culture attractions allowing guests to explore Penang’s rich historic sights which make Penang a UNESCO World Heritage site. ... more   less 
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