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“Still a good option for a budget stay”
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PPisland Hotel
Ranked #65 of 85 Hotels in George Town
Reviewed 1 February 2014

My last stay was a couple of years back, and it's good to see everything has remained more or less the same. It's quite clean, and the bed is comfortable, and the standard inclusions, while basic, they cover for everything that's reasonably needed. The location is within walking distance to the food places on Jalan Mcalister, Komtar, and the nearby shopping malls. The shower works well too, although whoever thought that it's a good idea to have the toilet exactly where the shower is should be shot. There is also the issue with wifi connection, as it seems the coverage is not very good, and if you're in the room that's all the way down into the corner, you might not get a signal strong enough to connect.

Apart from these issues, Overall, I'm quite happy with the stay, and will definitely consider again should I venture in Penang again and looking for a budget option. For the prices charged, it works quite well as a budget base.

Room Tip: Some rooms don't have windows, but are charged at the same rate - so ask for one with windows on...
  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Awesom_Andy
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Stayed here several times now and so far no complaints on this place.

It is located in the heart of Penang, giving you easy access to anywhere you want to go to. The price is very reasonable and cheap too. The room is very clean and simple, with all the basic amenities and facilities provided. They have hot shower, TV, a/c and a nice good bed. The reception staff keeps changing but their service is good. Fast and efficient (would be perfect if they would smile a little though) check-in and check-out.

We never tried their breakfast as there are many restaurants located nearby for dim sums or noodles in the morning and BBQ chicken wing and oyster eggs in the evening. The location is just perfect.

One minus point though, is the limited parking space. Its on a first come first serve basis and once its full you will have to find your own, and warn you, it is quite difficult as the parking space in the area is also very limited and you might have to park it very far down the road.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank sunseanfood
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

Not a bad hotel at all for the value. We chose a budget hotel for our stay in Penang and it served its purposes. Our room was quite small so we upgraded to the next class so the 3 of us could be more comfortable. The room had pretty strong AC as well. Located in a good area convenient to most touristy places, this hotel served as a great base during our stay. On our more ambitious days, we walked to the downtown areas. There were multiple food stalls nearby that are walking distance as well (soooo delicioius). The staff did their best to help us when we needed directions, a cab, etc. For a budget hotel, I would stay here again.

Room Tip: The rooms are quite cramped so keep this in mind when you're booking a room.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank jing0423
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Reviewed 6 July 2013 via mobile

It's less than 10 minutes walk to Georgetown. Great dim sum places just across and beside the hotel.
Room is big and clean. However, bring ur own toothbrush and hair & body shampoo. The neighborhood is quiet and safe.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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3  Thank yeekangwong
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Reviewed 6 July 2013 via mobile

Clean and spacious room! It comes with a free first come first serve parking, good for those who drove to penang. Very good value for the amount we paid! :) love the location as well, so convenient and near to many good hawker stalls and restaurants! Will recommend my friends this hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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3  Thank ElsonKho
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Reviewed 18 June 2013 via mobile

We booked the double rooms for rm85 / night. Location not bad, consider that there're many hawker stalls nearby. Parking is first comes first serve. Small lobby, no restaurant, only a vending machine

Rooms 706: nice view, small size, dirty bedsheets with two hole! , bathroom doorknob rusty to the state of unacceptable!, mouldy ceilings, shower head went wrong but was fixed immediately. No hair dryer in rooms(have to call). No tea making facilities. Paper thin walls.Wifi is snail speed.

It was very cheap stay but the quality is way too bad..will not come back again

  • Stayed: June 2013
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3  Thank fayyong
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Reviewed 4 June 2013

This is my Third time staying in this hotel and am still very glad with the value I am getting. I stayed in a RM 95 rooom this time as I wanted a more comfortable room, the room is HUGE for the money we are paying , with clean bedsheet and room.I saw the recent comment on wifi and felt it isn't fair to give negative review on slow wifi as its actually Free of Charge , plus certain area of the hotel actually has fast connection, so its actually a mattter of going to the right area, the service is definitely not 5 star but for RM 95 per night, what would you expect? I did some online search and this is so far the best value hotel I have stayed in Georgetown as some other hotels actually charge for wifi , airconditioning, etc and to think that by paying so low for a quality stay makes me want to come back again! I only wanted a clean and quality place to stay for the night before I walk around the town, so the question of staff providing fantastic services is not a big concern to me.Highly recommeded!

Room Tip: This is a no frill hotel, need to bbring your own toothbrush and toothpaste. Clean towels will be pr...
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Mcken888
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Address: 33A Lorong Abu Siti, George Town, Penang Island 10400, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
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Ranked #65 of 85 Hotels in George Town
Price Range: £13 - £19 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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