I stayed on the club floor (16) and was first given a room that connected to a noisy family with small kids. This is an old hotel and the soundproofing between the two rooms was terrible. Impossible to get any work done by day or sleep well by night.
The next day the duty manager switched me to a better room (non-connecting) and I was happy there. I should have insisted on a room like that from the start.
The furnishings and facilities are old, but everything works and is well maintained. I particularly liked the long bathtub and that they furnished bath crystals so you could soak away your cares.
The room had good wi-fi as well as a cable for a wired internet connection. Useful for business travelers. Location of the hotel was quite central and it was an easy walk to Jonker Street and other interesting areas.
Staff in the Club Lounge were exceptional and cocktail hour was always a pleasure. Some families with young children descended there like locusts and made supper from the canapes. Not really sure what the hotel could do about it.
I was quite pleased overall and would gladly stay at Traders Penang again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Penang is known as the Pearl of the Orient. It's an island-city, dotted with untouched historic architecture down every street. Whether it's diving into the deep blue sea or strolling through the streets of history, Penang is inspiring - I can't wait to show you. Hotel Jen Penang is located in George Town. It is close to the city's prime commercial, business and shopping areas. Penang International Airport and Bayan Lepas Industrial Zone are only 20 minutes away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Traders Hotel Georgetown
- Hotel Jen Penang By Shangri-La George Town