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Heliconia Hotel
Ranked #30 of 88 Hotels in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

I stayed for 3 nights in May with two of my friends. They didn't provide extra beds but were nice enough to give spare pillows. Room service is also provided daily even if you didn't ask for it. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful!
The hotel is also near to places like KOMTAR and various eateries so it's quite convenient (maybe a five mins walk).
Really great stay for me and plus it was really cheap at SGD$40 per night. Will definitely return again! :-)

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
2  Thank Samantha L
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Stayed in this less than 1 year old modern hotel for 2 nights. I selected this as room rate was
extremely cheap.
My room on 2nd floor was smallish about 10m2 without windows. Bed was comfortable and room
cleanly maintained. A feature of room was that no hooks either on wall and toilet were found so
could not hang stuff. A mini fridge was not provided although kettle for boiling water was available
but without any beverage mixture usually found in most hotels.
Toilet was poorly designed as after showering, water spilled all over making floor slippery. Missing was usual box of facial tissue.
Location wise is convenient as many local food outlets are available nearby and shopping centres
within walking distance.
Reception staff were friendly and helpful. Would not mind staying here again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank suyt
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

The Heliconia is a small ultramodern hotel which is hard to find even with a taxi. The rooms are super clean and good sized. No pool or breakfast was included. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to the historical tourist areas, where more atmospheric lodging is available for about the same price (if you can afford the time to look). Ask for a receipt when you leave.

Room Tip: upper floors in front are nice
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Loren S
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Very close to hawker center (lorong kinta).
One of our reason to go there is trying Penang's Hawker. So we choose to stay there.
It's nice and clean hotel.
But there's no shower curtain in the bathroom so the floor will get wet if you took a shower.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank yippiyay
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

Stay for 2 nights & totally enjoyed it!
Location good: close to Komtar which has the free Hop On bus for Central Area. It is also very close to Lorong Baru (New Lane) hawkers. we ate there for nearly all our meals. Close to all shopping centers!
Room is comfortable for a no-frills room. Shampoo & soap are refilled everyday.
Toilet: yes, it gets flooded every time we showered, but it does not flood the room.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Karen A
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

New budget hotel in the heart of George Town within walking distance to many hawker favourites and malls. Room was small but clean and came with a safe and wifi. They should consider adding a shower screen to prevent the bathroom floor from getting wet all the time. Friendly and helpful staff made it a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank davidccp
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

My partner and I went to penang and stayed for 2 nights in the hotel. For the price, it is a steal with the distance to hawker food areas, shopping centres. Check in is smooth and easy, bedroom is clean and new. Bathroom however does not come with soap and shampoo, the shower area was badly designed with no glass to shield water from splashing outside, making the whole bathroom wet (the bathroom mat got drenched after a shower).

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Justine L
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Additional Information about Heliconia Hotel

Address: 18 Lorong Kinta, George Town, Penang Island 10400, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in George Town
Price Range: £20 - £28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Heliconia Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A new and trendy place to put your feet up for a few nights, Heliconia Hotel is the latest addition to the blooming hospitality industry in Penang. Our hotel boasts 47 modern guest rooms, all tastefully designed and furnished.For those who are technologically dependent, we provide 24 hours wireless service for all our guests. ... more   less 
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