I went to Penang last week and stayed for 7 nights there at various hotels to try out the service and take advantage of special cheap room rates. From Tanjung Bungah Copthorne Orchid to Paradise Hotel to Georgetown Traders Hotel to Cititel to Merchant, a grand tour of Penang!
Stayed for a night here before checking out and went to opposite Cititel. Room rates was value for money at RM98 compared to Cititel RM178 which was more expensive yet the room is smaller which is an outrage. Usually when you pay more, it means it is better and everything should also be much luxurious.
The television was small CRT but since its a budget hotel its fine for me. No cable television, only local channel and some channel like NTV7 reception is not clear. After all, I only paid RM98 for it and wasn't expecting much. The decor is like 1970s with a working jukebox! At night you can hear traffice noise but wasnt much of an issue for me.
There is a simple breakfast of coffee/tea, fried noodles and toast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are the new Merchant Hotel, by taking over the old Merchant Hotel Management, we have fully optimized every nook and cranny to transform the extremely vintage hotel to what you see in the picture we provide. Though were not open yet, and we have no proof on our service being way better than the old Merchant, we urge you to give us a chance to prove to you. Our tagline is " Come as a guest, Leave as a friend". Come be our friend. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Merchant Hotel Penang/George Town