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Hotel Mingood

164 Jalan Argyll, George Town, Penang Island 10050 Malaysia
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164 Jalan Argyll, George Town, Penang Island 10050 Malaysia
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Dos Mochilas en Ruta wrote a review Jan 2019
Badalona, Spain
+1
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Durante nuestra larga estancia en Penang, nos alojamos durante 3 días en el Hotel Mingood. Por las fotos que habíamos visto del alojamiento, sabíamos que estaba algo anticuado, pero desde ya te lo aconsejamos para pasar un par de noches.

Su situación es perfecta, a 5 minutos caminando del centro de George Town, y cerca de muchos de los imprescindibles de Penang, como son las zonas de Little India y China Town. Además, por los alrededores del hotel puedes encontrar varios restaurantes locales donde comer barato y bueno, cafeterías y tiendas de todo tipo.

Las 3 noches que estuvimos en el Mingood nos alojamos en una habitación doble situada en la 4ª planta. Era espaciosa y muy luminosa, gracias a las ventanas por donde entraba la luz natural durante el día. Dormimos muy cómodos, a pesar de que la sábana no nos llegaba a cubrir por completo. La cama tenía un par de mesitas de noche, y en uno de los lados había un escritorio-tocador con las aguas de bienvenida y el set de tetera, tés y cafés que reponían diariamente.

Justo delante se encontraba el armario, lo suficientemente grande para dejar todo nuestro equipaje, una larga mesa con una televisión y una silla, una nevera y una butaca.También tenía un pequeño balcón con vistas a la calle. El lavabo, acorde con el resto de la habitación, la única pega es que teníamos que estar llenando el agua del baño cada vez que tirábamos de la cadena. El hotel se encargaba de las toallas y de algunos amenities como los jabones de ducha.

El desayuno lo teníamos incluido, y nos decepcionó porque era muy básico. Podías escoger entre tostadas con mermelada, mantequilla y crema de cacahuete, algo de fruta, zumo, café, leche y cereales. Si querías huevos fritos, tortilla o salchichas tenía un suplemento. En la misma planta donde se servía el desayuno, había una enorme terraza con sillas y mesas ideal para descansar, leer o incluso tomar el sol.

El alojamiento dispone de servicio de lavandería, alquiler de coches, parquing gratuito, biblioteca, dispensador de agua, venta de tours y billetes de autobús.El wifi funcionaba bien en todo el alojamiento.

Queremos destacar la atención de todo el personal del hotel, en especial a Arthur y Desmond, muy atentos y amables en todo momento.
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Date of stay: September 2018
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ToScubaGuy wrote a review Jul 2018
Mississauga, Canada
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The is an old hotel. The staff are nice. I have stayed at this hotel several times.
Even though it is an old hotel and a noisy location 90 RM was ok value. This year they are asking $150 RM. Be warned. 90 RM is reasonable for these old hotels. 150 RM is a complete rip-off.
Paying that much would be a big disappointment.
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Date of stay: January 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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GraceLuis87 wrote a review Mar 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
stay for 3 nights and purchase from agoda..room spacious and clean but staff not very friendly and welcoming huhu..no problem during check in and check out..breakfast so so (not to much to choose)..overall just ok..
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Date of stay: July 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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polymercupcakes wrote a review Feb 2011
Australia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We had booked our stay at the Mingood hotel for quite a number of days.
On entrance the hotel looked run down and the elevators looked dangerously old.
Although the staff were friendly the rooms themselves were quite shocking. We weren't expecting to stay at a 5 star hotel. We just expected to have clean sheets, running water, a clean place to sleep and a working air-conditioning for our children to sleep comfortably at night. Needless to say we got none of that from this hotel. The sheets definitely need to be changed, the toilet in our room didn't even flush. Another problem was that the windows in the bathroom didn't close properly which let all the mosquitoes into our room and bit my whole family all night. In the end we spent the night frantically looking for another hotel to sleep in and left the next morning.

If you're looking for a place to stay please look elsewhere.

Our experience was terrible.
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Date of stay: January 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Leesree_and_Subbi wrote a review Apr 2012
Perth, Australia
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dates of Stay:
7 February 2011 - 13 February 2011 (7 nights) - Room 401
30 August 2011 - 2 September 2011 (4 nights) - Room 401
28 January 2012 - 2 February 2012 (6 nights) - Room 303
(booked via http://www.hostelbookers.com/ )

Who:
31-32 year old “Daughter” (Lise) and 54-55 year old “Mum” (Sabrina)

Reason for Stay:
February 2011:
After the fun of celebrating Chinese New Year in Penang in 2010, we decided we just had to do it again. Our first Chinese New Year trip combined Penang and Kuala Lumpur, this time we started CNY in Hong Kong, and finished it off in Penang. We had decided that we wanted to again experience the Penang CNY Cultural & Heritage Celebration put on each year by the Penang Clan Council, Penang Clan-Association Youth Committee and the Penang State Government; plus we wanted to experience Chap Goh Meh - Chinese Valentine’s Day, and the last day of the 15 day Chinese New Year celebration.

August 2011:
Originally the plan was to revisit Yogyakarta (in Central Java, Indonesia) and while there also check out Jakarta for the first time… We generally travel with either AirAsia or Tiger Airways as the cheap fares allow us to travel more frequently than when we used to travel with full fare airlines. When we started planning we found we could fly direct from Jakarta to Penang via AirAsia. We needed no more reason than that to book another stay in Penang, one of our favouritest travel destinations!

January 2012:
Chinese New Year is such a good time of the year to travel. Having done Hong Kong as our starting point in 2011, we decided for 2012 that we should check-out Singapore for CNY. As Penang puts on such a fantastic Chinese New Year celebration, the decision on where to spend the second half of the 15 day celebration was a “no brainer”. As an added bonus we would also be able to experience Thaipusam in Penang.

Our Experience:
In 2010, the first time we travelled for Chinese New Year, we had split our time between Georgetown and Batu Ferringhi. We had decided that as we were in Penang to experience the festival, lights, ceremonies, lion dances, open houses, massive joss sticks of Chinese New Year we really needed to be in Georgetown for the bulk of our stay! Prior to that trip we had always stayed solely at Batu Ferringhi.

Our 2010 experience was that we loved being able to just get up and go, and not having to hop on a bus to get into town. It worked so well that we made the decision that if we were in Penang for a short time (5 nights or less) we would stay in Georgetown alone, and for anything above that we would split our time, around 60% in Georgetown and finish off with 40% on Batu Ferringhi - we still love Batu Ferringhi’s relaxed vibe during the day, sunsets at one of the great little beach bars of an evening, and of course the bustle of the night markets and the abundant choice of eateries (restaurants / hawker centres) each night.

We decided against staying at Hutton Lodge on this trip, as though we loved it, we wanted the option to stay out late for celebrations and fireworks without having to disturb someone to re-enter past gate closure time :o) After some research we decided to give Hotel Mingood a try, because of its great location, the fantastic price (we paid RM80 per night for a twin room with private bathroom via HostelBookers), and no curfew (reception is open 24 hours). After a very successful first stay at Hotel Mingood, we subsequently booked to stay there twice more.

On each of our three stays we have found the cheapest price for Hotel Mingood to be via HostelBookers. When booking through this accommodation booking site you pay a small deposit (10%) direct to HostelBookers, and the remainder is paid directly to the hotel (note that if paying your outstanding balance to the Mingood by credit card you will be charged a 3% surcharge to cover their incurred costs).

We, as a matter of course, reconfirm our hotel reservations directly with hotels around a month before heading on our travels, and on each occasion Arthur, from Hotel Mingood, has very promptly responded to acknowledge our reconfirmation.

On our first stay at Hotel Mingood, coming from Hong Kong, our flight was not scheduled to arrive at Penang Airport until around 10:45pm. After collecting our luggage, grabbing a taxi coupon (the price to Georgetown at RM44.70), we hopped into a taxi and headed to Hotel Mingood. We arrived at the hotel around 11:30pm, exhausted from a long day (we had spent most of the day traipsing around Hong Kong, fitting in as much sightseeing as possible, making the most of a delayed flight as originally we had been scheduled to leave Hong Kong in the morning).We paid the remainder owing on our booking, and, exhaustion aside, got chatting to an older Indian man working at reception. We found ourselves seated on the comfy leather couch in a corner of the lobby having a great conversation, enjoying a cold drink from the fridge in the lobby (RM2 for a can of soft drink, RM3 for a Twister Orange Juice, with water and beer also available). We eventually headed up to our room some time after midnight, and flopped into our beds for a very good night’s sleep!

The lobby of Hotel Mingood is quite large. There are a number of computers available for guests’ use (including a printer), plus in the same area some wooden Peranakan-style armchairs. In the space to the side of the reception desk there is a big, soft leather couch and armchair; a bulletin board with information about Penang and tours; and a display cabinet with books either for sale or swap (including travel guides, novels, and non-fiction), quite handy if you’ve exhausted your supply of books brought on holiday with you. As mentioned, there is a fridge in the lobby with drinks for sale (soft drink, beer, water, fruit juice), to one side a little water feature, and to the other side some toilets. There is both a lift and staircase for access to the rooms on the floors above (there are no hotel rooms on the ground floor).

Each floor has a quite large lift lobby area. In most (possible all) there is a couch or chair should you need to sit on your way to your room - the hotel isn’t large, but you never know, you might be weighed down with lots of shopping ;o) One floor includes an iron and ironing board which is available for guests to use. Rooms run both across the front of the hotel (four across) and down the side, heading towards the rear of the hotel. Rooms at the front of the hotel have balconies overlooking the streets of Georgetown (or on the lower floors, overlooking the buildings opposite along Jalan Argyll).

On both our first and second stays at Hotel Mingood we stayed in room 401 (we actually requested that room on our second stay as we liked it so much on our first stay). During our third stay, we were allocated room303. The fourth floor is the highest floor for rooms at Hotel Mingood (the breakfast room and rooftop garden are on the fifth floor - more about that later), with lovely views across to Komtar and further - great for watching fireworks around the town during Chinese New Year!

The rooms we’ve stayed in (each across the front of the hotel) are of a very good size. The twin beds are wider than the standard single. In addition to the beds (which had a bedside table in between, and a lamp above each bed), the rooms include a large wardrobe which holds an in-room safe; TV and mini-fridge (with the hotel supplying a bottle of cold water), a corner “armchair” (actually the corner chair from a modular lounge); a makeup table (with stool, mirror, and shallow draw); and a heavy wooden armchair (with padded seat). The rooms had a window that could be opened to let in fresh air, and were airconditioned (with the airconditioner above the window).

The balconies on the rooms we stayed in were perhaps 1m deep by almost 2m wide. Each had a potted bamboo which was a nice touch. The balconies are not really the type that you would drag a chair out to relax on (both because they are not really big enough and because you would be sitting below the level of the balcony wall) but are great for leaning over and watching the world go by!

The bathrooms are huge, with a shower over bathtub, freestanding basin, and toilet. The tiled floor is big enough for a 165cm person to comfortably lay across when they are unwell, and feel the need to snooze on the clean, cold tiles - as unfortunately I (Lise) had to do on one of our stays.

Others have commented that the hotel is tired - yes, it is an older hotel, but while the furniture and fixtures are not shiny and new, on each of our visits the rooms have been clean and very comfortable. Yes, some of the sheets on the beds are patched, but we’ve always found them to be clean, and they are changed every day. The lightweight blankets on top of the beds we’ve also found to be clean, though a little faded with years of washing. The towels are small, very thin, and while once white, they are now grey… But once again they are clean (though ready to be replaced simply on the basis that, while clean, they are shabby and don’t look “pretty”), and are changed daily - on the one day we chose not to have our room serviced (due to the aforementioned need to snooze on the bathroom floor), the housekeeping lady insisted on at the very least giving us clean towels!!!

The mattresses in room 401 were a little worn (you tended to roll towards the middle of the mattress), but still comfortable enough for many good nights’ sleep. On our most recent stay, when in room 303, we noticed both that the bed had new mattresses and it appeared the room had also recently had a new paint job! These little things make quite a difference, making the room look fresher, and the sleep quality even better.

Each room we have stayed in has been clean - when you walk around on the carpet bare foot there is no grit, and your clean feet don’t end up dirty (which would happen if the carpets were not clean). The bathroom floors are washed with a light bleach mix (water and bleach) which keeps them clean and germ free. On our most recent stay the bathroom smelled a little musty, and after intense hunting (we had to look in every nook and cranny) we found a small amount of mould adhering to underside of the toilet outflow pipe, behind the toilet pan, where you wouldn’t see it unless you were hunting. Simple solution, we bleached it, and within minutes the problem was gone!

Free wireless internet access is available throughout the hotel, both in the lobby and in the rooms. There are a number of routers throughout the hotel, all with the same password (which you get from reception), and you just select the one with the strongest signal! We’ve found the internet to be fairly stable, and of a reasonable speed (sure, it’s not ADSL2+, but it’s faster than dial-up) - perfect for our needs which basically comprise sending emails to brag about our holiday, and skyping family back home to, you guessed it, brag about our holiday!

The Hotel Mingood room price includes a simple breakfast, served in the dining room on the 5th floor (this room includes a pool table, bar, and opens onto the roof-top garden). Breakfast comprises fruit, cereal, toast with butter and jams, cordial fruit juices, and tea and coffee. For an additional cost you can also have eggs or sausages added to your breakfast. We didn’t often partake of breakfast as we enjoy breakfast at Nasi Kandar Pokok Ketapang, less than 5 minute’s walk away on Jalan Hutton (we just can’t go past a tasty Roti Canai / Telur / Pisang or delicious Nasi Goreng for breakfast!). The roof-top garden is an open roof-top area with concrete planter boxes and concrete garden bench seats. During the day it is hot, but it is lovely of an evening to go up there for the great views across Georgetown.

All of the staff we have encountered at Hotel Mingood have been helpful when we have needed help. You won’t be acknowledged every time you enter and leave the lobby, but we don’t need validation by staff constantly acknowledging us. If you approach reception you will always be helped with a smile. Arthur, who we assume is the Manager, is great. We’ve chatted to him quite a few times about the hotel and Penang, sharing our love of the island with him. He’s not an effusive personality, but great to talk to. He has been on hand to help when we needed to use the luggage storage room (upon arriving very early on our most recent trip, far too early to check in); he has personally showed us to our rooms a couple of times; and on the one occasion our room safe decided not to work, he spent quite some time trying to fix it, and when that didn’t work helped us arrange a safety deposit box at reception (it was fixed for us a few days later, after the public holiday period). The friendliest staff, in our experience, have been the housekeeping ladies, and the staff on the night shift on reception. The housekeeping ladies deserve a special mention - they never fail to greet us, and always smile - they really do a great job looking after us, with our rooms being made up early each day (we’ve yet to return to our room after a bit of sightseeing, eating and shopping to not have it all clean and tidy).

Location:
Great! Hotel Mingood on Jalan Argyll is perhaps a 12 minute walk to Komtar; not much above a 5 minute walk to Red Garden Hawkers; and mere minute’s walk to The Ship Restaurant (Jalan Sri Bahari) for delicious steaks. Nearby are the Chowrasta Markets (6-7 minutes), New World Park (about 10 minutes’ walk), Lebuh Chulia (about 5 minutes’ walk) with all its small bars and guesthouses, and you are well placed to explore the heritage areas of Penang as Hotel Mingood sits just on the edge of the Unesco Heritage area of Penang (just on the edge of the “Buffer Zone”). It’s perhaps a 15 minute walk to Little India, the Kongsi/Clan Houses, Kapitan Keling Mosque etc. The bus is easily accessed on Jalan Penang (perhaps 7 minutes’ walk away) or Lebuh Chulia - with pretty much every bus you would need to use coming down Lebuh Chulia and turning onto Jalan Penang. Coming back to the hotel you can alight on Jalan Transfer followed by a couple of minutes’ walk.

Summary:
Hotel Mingood is quite simply good value for money!

We've given it a 5 star rating because the "what you pay & what you get" ratio is excellent. For RM80 per night (in context, dinner with a two alcoholic drinks at The Ship Restaurant costs us just over RM120 - and that’s not including entrees or dessert) you cannot expect 5 or 4 or even 3 star facilities and luxuries. What you do get for this price is a clean, comfortable hotel in a great location with access to public transport, markets, sightseeing aplenty, shopping, and multiple choices for food (restaurants, hawker centres, 24 hour Nasi Kandar restaurants) and for a couple of relaxing beverages while watching the world go by (specially with the many small bars and cafes along Lebuh Chulia).

A friend of ours was staying at Tune Hotel (Chinese New Year 2011) and came to visit our room. She was very impressed with the hotel and our room, particularly given the price. While she had paid less than us, she said she would have preferred to pay the slightly higher price in order to have the comfort of the larger room, with the convenience of an in-room fridge, and the added bonus of a TV, wardrobe, bathtub (great for soaking sore feet after a long day out), and free Wi-Fi internet access.

We will definitely stay again at the Hotel Mingood! And look forward to seeing the familiar faces there.
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Date of stay: January 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Rooms across the front of the hotel have balconies, and higher rooms have great views over...
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Binnoski wrote a review Jun 2008
Australia
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hello,

This is my second review written, however there is more detail added in this review that I left out of the first one, my apologies.

My partner & I decided to go to Penang last year - We found hotel Mingood by searching on reviews sites from people who had stayed there. From the positive feedback, we decided to stay there, of course, there will always be someone who will give negative feedback, and if you look on other forum sites such as Thorn tree forums you will see that there is negative feedback about the most expensive hotels in Penang, including the staff there & of course good feedback just as any resort or hotel.

The feedback we received about hotel Mingood was from travellers & also people who live in Penang! There is also another forum called Penang talk if you do a google search you will find it and that has great some great advice.

My friends were worried about us staying at hotel Mingood due to such a cheap price, however I am so glad we did stay there as it was exactly what we were looking for. We lived in Penang many years ago & to be honest I think you are better off staying in budget clean accommodation, having more spending money than paying a fortune on accommodation. If you stay near the resorts/beaches (Which the water is murky), you are further away from most things so you have to consider travel too. Hotel Mingood did not have a pool; however there are places you can go if you would like a swim & the hotel was also air conditioned.

It was an ex RAAF police officer who lived in Penang that gave me the information on hotel Mingood, along with many others otherwise I would never have found it. Also my father recommended us staying in Georgetown from when we lived there years ago, although it is old you are in walking distance to everything. In addition, if you do want to see the other parts of Penang, which I expect you do, there is buses or you can hire a driver as we did one of the days. The bus interchange is in walking distance from the hotel.

The contact person at hotel Mingood is Arthur - [--]

He is great & if you email him, he will contact you back ASAP.

They have a website as well:

www.hotelmingood.com

If you do decide to stay at hotel Mingood email Arthur & tell him your requirements.

Copy and paste in your browser this link and it will show you happy photos from people who have stayed at hotel Mingood. I would recommend that you do that as its worth looking at.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hotelmingood/

* The staff at Hotel Mingood were excellent - Very friendly, helpful to give great advice re places to visit, eat out & any question you asked they always had a answer, in fact we didnt need to ask many questions as they had given us such great advice & were very trustworthy. They were very welcoming & we felt at home there. I would say the service was def 10 out of 10!

* Accommodation - If you are looking for a 5 star hotel this is not the place for you to stay, however if you are looking for a large clean room, rooms are cleaned daily, fresh towels bedding, air conditioning, fridge, tv this is def the place to stay! Very cheap accomodation too. I would say between 2 or 3 star, however the friendly staff made up for that. Included is a basic breakfast & that is all we were after. After Penang we stayed in KL at a more upper class hotel, however we would never stay there again & it reminded us that it does not matter how expensive you pay we would much prefer friendly service where we felt at home. Hotel Mingood is a family run business.

* Location was great - Right in the centre of Georgetown, close to shops, restaurants, shopping & walking distance to the bus interchange where the buses will take you anywhere around Penang! Georgetown is old as it was years ago (I lived there years ago with my parents), so all the history is still there & of course new buildings have been built so changes have been made.Situated on the fringe of the centre yet offering easy access to the hub, this family run property provides an excellent base for exploring the range of attractions in the vicinity.

Orginally we were going to stay at Batu Ferringhui & tanjung Bungah hotel however it is not a good location. It was my father that talked me out of staying in these areas as he said that they were far away from other areas in Penang and it was best to stay somewhere such as Georgetown where you are close to everything & it is much easier to get to other areas in Penang to get out & about to do site seeing or anything else you are interested in. And if you do want to go off and wonder around Penang to do things outside of Georgetown such as the places I have mentioned in here then you can always take a bus or hire a driver in a van to fit you all in.

In Georgetown you can take a trip to Chinatown, Little India, The Heritage Trail, Komtar and the famous New World Park Food Court and Entertainment Centre which are just a 5 minute stroll from the hotel. You get a map from the hotels and it has a walking trail so you can do your own tour around Georgetown.

You are close to fine dining and local hawker food are all available in the chic part of town which also boasts excellent nightlife, surrounded by cafes, multi-ethnic restaurants, shops and vibrant bars.(We were not into bars, however for those that are there are a few).

* There is plenty to see & do in Penang. Snake temple if you are one for snakes, if not sit back and enjoy watching others hold them, butterfly farm - just beautiful, Toy museum which is great for kids, many temples! The silk factory is great, Penang hill, monkey gardens.

Most of these places you can catch a bus or hire a driver which is very cheap for the day & the driver will take you anywhere for a cheap price. The hotel staff arranged a driver for us one of the days, her name was Leena and she was wonderful. If travelling by taxi ask the staff at the hotel what you should expect to pay as taxi travel is by agreement before you get into the taxi. Also, ask them for a good english-speaking driver as well. There is an Indian woman there by the name of the woman’s name is Amren Joseph, at first, she seems very quiet & serious, but when you get talking to her she is lovely & so is Arthur there. There is plenty to see & do in Penang and especially for children.

* Downtown Georgetown has many shops & markets inside that are hidden, you do not realise they are there until you walk up close then see them. We found prices for shopping much cheaper than in KL. The locals were very friendly!

Walking distance to food hawker stores for lunch or dinner and some nice restaurants too are very close to Hotel Mingood.

" The ship' & ' The Edan ' restaurants are recommended if you don’t mind paying that bit extra, but even then its very cheap, otherwise walk down town georgetown to the hawker food markets, one is called the red garden, great food! Even the corner Hawker food stores were great & the food was fresh!

Anyone wishing to go to Penang I would recommend staying at Hotel Mingood - And have a great time as we certainly did & will be going back again!

To sum it up, I think Georgetown is a great central place to stay & you can travel anywhere in Penang from there without feeling isolated.

There will always be negative or positive feedback wherever you stay so the only way to find out is try it out for yourself!

Happy Travelling,

Best Wishes,
Belinda & Ali
(Australia)
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Date of stay: November 2007
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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T S L wrote a review Nov 2014
Hong Kong, China
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying here for a week on Business early November. It is only 200 metres from Penang Road and easily accessible. Our room was already ready when we had check- in by 12:00 noon. The receptionists were friendly and offered us helps on attractions.
The room was a bit out- dated that needs somewhat renovation, but rather spacious. The cleaning maids kept the room clean and tidy.
As to breakfast room, it is on the top floor with an extension terrace . The breakfast was a bit basic, with bread, jam, butter, juice, sliced fruits, coffee/ tea, but we still got enough. The hotel is quite close to attractions, including Cheung Fat Tsz, famous Red Garden ( for various cuisines), shopping malls like Prangin, Komtar, Food stalls,...We paid visits after meeting our business partners here.
We would come back again on another trip next year
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Date of stay: November 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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dea271192 wrote a review Aug 2013
Munich, Germany
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed there for two nights.
The rooms were ok so far, good breakfast.
But on the sheets of our beds we had dark and red points and in the evening
We also saw some bugs.
The next morning we had red points all over our bodies that were iching for days!
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Date of stay: August 2013
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Steve S wrote a review Jun 2012
Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Recently renovated, this hotel is great value for money in Georgetown, Penang. Rooms are simple, but they are clean, has hot water & A/C, the the roof-top restaurant is a good spot for sunset.
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Date of stay: March 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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acranger wrote a review Jun 2011
Phoenix, Arizona
2.0 of 5 bubbles
First off, this is a budget hotel, so I did not expect 4 star luxury. I paid a rate of 30 dollars a night. The staff is very friendly and helpful and if you come here to extend your Thai Visa they will take care of it for you. You give them all your information and passport at 0900 and have your passport and visa by 1630.

The decor (other than the lobby) is very old and everything looks run down and old. The rooms are decent size but the linen looks like it is about 15 years old. Threadbare, dingy gray, etc. Did have a nice hot shower though. The room is fairly large but comes with only a 13'' TV, and there is no remote control. Also, anyone who has said that the internet is fast here has obviously never really had high speed internet. I was not expecting Stateside service but I have been unable to even make a Skype call during most peak hours, as far as streaming sports, forget about it. I cannot even stream an internet radio Baseball broadcast.

The beds have bedbugs. I woke up this morning with about 5 bites on my torso. They have since gone away but it is still disgusting and not a pleasant thing to think about. Tonight I am going try and sleep on top of the blanket fully clothed and see if that helps.

In conclusion, if you are looking for a budget hotel in Georgetown, you could do worse than the hotel Mingood. The location is about a 5 min walk from the downtown entertainment areas, and while the neighborhood immediately surrounding the hotel seems somewhat shady and isolated, I felt perfectly safe walking around downtown late at night. I did carry my blade with me just in case as I am told snatch type thefts and flat out physical assaults and then robbing your cash and phones have been known to occur.

As long as you aren't expecting the Sheraton and don't mind a few bedbug bites, and are used to 2 star accommodation, you will be satisfied with this hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Answer from mohzan h
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia484 contributions272 helpful votes
yes, mopieko is correct. but its not a 5 star bathroom, though clean n comfortable.
tatum m wrote a tip Mar 2018
6 contributions4 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Not sure as two building site are in the area"
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Anne C wrote a tip Oct 2017
Philippines265 contributions17 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not stay near the lift. It can get a bit noisy."
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PhyuPhyu wrote a tip Sept 2017
14 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"room with balcony be nice"
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Sub C wrote a tip Aug 2017
Hong Kong, China1,294 contribution100 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book online in the official hotel site and save 20% , no need to go thru agents"
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Ryan V wrote a tip May 2017
Great Falls, Montana130 contributions65 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms by the street can get a little noisy."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Mingood
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Mingood?
Nearby attractions include Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion (0.3 miles), Old Protestant Cemetery (0.3 miles), and Chowrasta Market (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Mingood?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Mingood?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Mingood?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Mingood?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Laksalicious, Salsas Penang, and Red Garden Food Paradise & Night Market.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Mingood?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Chinese, Thai, Indonesian, and Malay.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting Armenian Street (0.6 miles), George Town (0.6 miles), and Sun Yat Sen Museum (0.6 miles).
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