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“No wifi in double rooms!!”
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PPisland Hotel
Ranked #61 of 84 Hotels in George Town
Dublin, Ireland
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94 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“No wifi in double rooms!!”
Reviewed 17 April 2013

This is an ok review but my negative review is based on there being no Wifi in most of the rooms despite the hotel advertising that there is:

The Good:
Rooms are basic but clean(apart from mildew in shower) with good shower pressure
Smooth check in/ Check out

The Bad:
Staff are extremely rude. If you approach them with an issue they disregard your query and when you ask them again they stare at you until you leave the desk.
Wifi does not work in rooms apart from two twin rooms (rooms ending 4 & 5). Otherwise you dont have wifi in room. This was particularly annoying for me as I chose this hotel due to internet. Reception internet is not great either. On plus side there are plenty of internet cafes in area which I used.
Location is outside the Oldtown about a 40 min walk. I didnt mind this but Penang is not a pedestrian friendly city and there are alternative options for the same price in the centre of old town.

All this being said if you dont mind walking and you dont require internet this is an ok hotel, if they hadnt advertised internet and been so rude when I queried I would have given 3/4 stars.

Room Tip: If you require internet and can use a twin room pre book a room ending in 4 or 5 as the routers are...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Jakarta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2013

I stayed here again last January, and it isn't my first time staying there. I always recommend this place to my friends whenever they ask for affordable yet comfortable accommodation. PPIsland has only two kind of rooms, Deluxe for Twin Bed and Superior for Double Bed. The price we paid was fair. No breakfast included though, but don't worry, it's very easy to find food around the hotel. We were happy enough with the comfortable bed and simple facility. We'll certainly be back again whenever we visit Penang again.

Room Tip: Deluxe with Twin Bed is nicer and more spacious.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2012

If you're looking for somewhere that is close to hawker stalls in Georgetown, you can't be better located. The rooms were surprisingly clean and spacious (given the cost) and check-in/out was smooth. The lobby staff were welcoming, but they weren't necessarily committed to providing outstanding service.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank JJM26
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Petaling Jaya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2012

Paid RM95/night for a 2 single bed room. The room was available without pre booking on a working day.

I found out about this hotel from tripadvisor. There is two particular negative review that got me concerned about their service, but I stayed here anyways due to budget concerns.

Checking in was smooth, the desk staff was not the friendliest of the lot, but not sulky or impatient either, like overworked tesco cashier.

The room was a big surprise. Its larger then the two other budget hotels that i stayed the other night. Its comparable to a regular 3 star hotel. The room is very clean with nice laminated wood flooring. The walls looks stainless, which I can only assume its newly renovated. And then it ends there.

The wardrobe stinks, so i did not put any of my clothings inside. I hung my neatly pressed work shirt on the shower curtain rails. The shower curtain is mouldy with dark spots. Toilet, bathroom floor is clean though, and the ventilation works. Hot water shower is from a panasonic home electrical wall mounted water heater.

There is no complimentary instant tea or coffee, not even an electric kettle. Hot/cold water is available at the elevator lobby of each floor.

The bed is almost prefect. Sheets are clean, mattress is firm and supportive, not too hard. Slept really well.

Parking is a concern as there are not that many available space around the hotel. The hotel do provide parking at their private garage with a mechanical lift to double parking space available, however the lower space of the mechanical lift can only fit small cars that are less then 5 feet high. I was lucky that I brought a small car along for my trip. The guard was helpful to rise/lower the mechanical lift for me to park my car when the space on top the mechanical lift is fully occupied.

will visit again

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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5 Thank wongkahyoong
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2012

Great hotel with great location! It's located at the heart of the city and famous food stalls are just few steps away!

  • Stayed June 2012
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2 Thank markdealwis
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

The hotel is located in an alleyway between Jalan Burma & Jalan Macalister, IMHO offering the best eateries in Georgetown in retrospect to the overrated Gurney Drive locales.

Rooms are clean with your no frills basic facilities. Value for $$ for the couple or small families planning to stay in Georgetown!

Room Tip: Do ask for non smoking floors. These are normally the top floors. It also means you will be isolated...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Justin L
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Kuala Lumpur
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2012

It's a business trip. Sure you may be asking, if it's a business trip, what the hell are you doing in this hotel??? This is my 3rd repeated stay. sadly it'll be the last one because:
1) the free wifi in the room doesn't work! And I got to go camp at the lobby. This being the case, I could then go for a nicer hotel for business travellers.
2) the pillow case has stain......
3) parking is horrible!!!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled on business
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2 Thank SeasonDiver
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Property: PPisland Hotel
Address: 33A Lorong Abu Siti, George Town, Penang Island 10400, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
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Ranked #61 of 84 Hotels in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A boutique hotel newly opened in 2009, PPisland offers business and leisure travelers a homely ambiance. Located in the heart of Georgetown, it is less than 5 minutes drive from the city centre, easily accessible to commercial and banking areas, shopping outlets, popular tourist and heritage sites. Relax yourself in one of our 62 clean and comfortable rooms completed with facilities like LCD TV, ensuite shower, individually controlled air-conditioning and free WIFI. ... more   less 
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PPisland Hotel Penang/George Town

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