There are only two good things about this place. The staff were very friendly and gave great tips about where to go. The location is also brilliant, right in the heart of Little India with some amazing restaurants nearby.
Everything else was awful. My boyfriend and I paid for an "executive" private room. Essentially this means you get a private bathroom. The room had no window which we were not informed of beforehand and left us feeling blind every time we entered in to natural daylight. The room itself stank of mould, which was visible in the bathroom and the room itself. Its not particularly safe when you've no window to let in fresh air. That's probably why the room is mouldy in the first place. I understand the no durian policy is because of the strong smell, but you'd think they'd take the mouldy smell more seriously. Apparently not, because our room wasn't cleaned once the entire 4 nights we stayed. Our towels were also never replaced.
The bed looked like it was on its way out. It dipped in the middle so that it was difficult to actually get comfortable. I can't be sure how clean the blanket we were given was, but it's also seen better days.
The room was on the ground floor right next to the shared bathrooms and the only place where there are a couple of chairs for people to sit. It was noisy, particularly at night when trying to sleep, as people would convene directly outside our bedroom to chat. One person even decided to dry their hair at 1am. The kitchen is small but provides a microwave, a fridge and a kettle. It's not particularly clean either.
I wouldn't go back here if it was the last place on earth. It's just not worth the price, which wasn't particularly cheap. This is the worst room I've ever stayed in during my two months of travelling through Asia.
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- Cocoa Mews Penang/George Town