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Hong Ping Hotel
Ranked #58 of 87 Hotels in George Town
Reviewed 21 February 2013

No luxury hotel, but clean and perfect location in historical Georgetown. Many coffee shops around and eateries in 50 meters around.

I spent 3 nights over Chinese New Year in this hotel. My room was big and comfortable, bathroom with hot water and shower for 92 MR (high season) without BF.

Reception is welcoming and happy to give information. BF in one of the many and very friendly coffee shops.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank aae191
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Reviewed 7 December 2012

Reasonably priced and good value, clean & spacious rooms, everything works, washing sink of bathroon, conveniently located just off Chulia Street. Chinese style building, A/C lobby area, Reception staff crusty but warm to paying customers, 6 TV channels (none in English).

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank SuperDave47
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

Hong Ping was a crazy little hotel in a really busy part of Georgetown, I ended up staying there as I needed to get checked in somewhere quickly as I had been thoroughly drenched during a thunderstorm.

It was very cheap, £13 for the night, the room was what you would expect for £13 but it did have great views across the city and as the storm that drenched me initially came back I was treated to an amazing lightning storm after dark!

It was a quirky little place but I don't at all regret staying there, certainly a must if your on a tight budget.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Thank PhilipFB
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Reviewed 2 November 2012

We have stayed at the Hong ping a few times over the last few years. It's only a few ringitts more than other guesthouses /hotels in the area but is definitely a step up from most of the other backpackers places.The reception staff are always really helpful and offer good travel advice for penang, they even sorted out a local dentist for us when we needed one.
The rooms are a bit dated but comfortable and come with air con and tv. T
he beds are good as well and we always sleep well. The bathroom are big and there's a big container in the corner if you want to do some washing , thehousekeeping staff re friendly too and the rooms are cleaned daily.
Overall its not the ritz ,but a good choice if you are on a budget in penang

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Pmmh101
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Reviewed 26 May 2012

I stayed here for four nights during a one month trip around Malaysia.

There is a big concentration of guesthouses, small-hotels, boutiques and rented apartments around this area of Georgetown. Having arrived early in the day, I had the opportunity to check around many before deciding on which to stay. The price of the room i payed at Hong Ping was 70RM and for that i had a spacious room that was very clean, t.v., air-con, a lovely shower and a room with natural light. Having gone around many of the guesthouses where backpackers congregate, i thought that, for the price, this room was of a better value. It is a fairly large building in a good location right next to the hawker stands selling delicious food and some bars close-by. Its also ideal for a walking tour around Georgetown and is central to Khoo Kongsi, Temple of Mercy, Penang Museum etc and about a 10-15 minute walk to Fort Cornwallis, the clock tower. To reach the ferry point to Butterworth its around 20 minutes. There is a bus-stop just outside. I mostly took bus numbers 101, 102 and 104. These buses can take you out to Penang National Park, Batu Ferrengi, Kek Lok Si temple, Penang Hill as well as the airport and snake temple. So most, if not all, of the tourist attractions for Penang can be reached from this bus-stop just outside the hotel.

The people were nice and informative here. Told me about places to go and helped me with my onward journey from Penang.

In Georgetown the prices are generally higher than most other places in Malaysia and having looked at many rooms for around 40-50RM in the guesthouses that were no more than boxes and very hot inside i figure just pay 20 RM more and stay in a spacious, clean, cool budget hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2012

You get a little more than you pay for with en suite bathroom, tv etc. Not luxury but clean and safe.

Room Tip: The back of the hotel is quiet.
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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 November 2011

when i checked in hong ping i thought id made a mistake the room was tiled from floor to ceiling and there was no fridge or bath, but it turned out to be a little cracker!!
the staff wer so cheery and helpful and gave me a room at rear of hotel nice n quiet,
thr oom was lovely and clean the bed was so clean the bedding was so clean and white
the bathroom had a shower with a deep bucket sink in the corned great for clothes washing!! lovely hot shower, toilet was lovely and clean, the room had a tele with only local channels but ad maybe 2 english programs anight
the room lacked a fridge which would of been great, there is a hot water gezzer in the reception for hot water for tea or coffee, never saw any insects in the hotel or the beds!!!!!!
hotel situated on chulia street not far from hong kong bar and my fave bar the mona lisa bar
the cleaning staff we so friendly and helpful had a brilliant stay and will defo go back

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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1  Thank maggieomx
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Address: 273B Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
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Ranked #58 of 87 Hotels in George Town
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
Hong Ping Hotel Penang/George Town

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