This is a recent discovery when I was back at Penang recently. As helping my friend to check into her hotel, little did I know that The Edison Georgetown Hotel, Penang that located behind at the famous Red Garden Kopitiam had transform into a new world class boutique hotel. I am mesmerize by the transformation of that old building to this chic and classy hotel.
As you walked in, you are greeted with dim lights around the area with reception counter the only 1 lighted up brightly to create the lighting effect. Checking in was smooth and they have great front desk peeps, asking you a few questions and another guy is taking care of your luggage.
Rooms were specials that look minimalist with modern cushion chair and white bed that sits right in the middle.
As you walk further, the push the huge drape curtain open, then there is where leads you to toilet. An open concept cupboard that fills up all your basic items, safebox, bedroom slippers, and a shopping bag for you to take it out if you need to do some shopping.
Toiletries for your usage.
If you are hungry, you can head down to their longue as the area is FOC for all guest which is free flow at anytime.
It is also the main breakfast area.
Morning Buffet breakfast is a little let down as the food offered is not extensive or looks cheap as to compare to the room rate that they are charging. Would at least expect an ala cart breakfast with at least 1 set per guest.
Explore around the hotel as quite interesting to find out that the swimming pool do looks like a pond.
Great place, great team. Friend paid Rm 650 a night and just found out in Agoda that the rates start from RM 323. Certainly a competitive rate.
Location of this hotel is also very convenient as it sits in the heart of famous heritage area. Place you can walk to is like the famous Line Clear Nasi Kandar, Uppper Penang Road night life, Some heritage site is only 5 minutes walk. To the main mural area is about 5 minutes by Bicycle.
The Edison Georgetown Hotel Penang
5 Lebuh Leith, George Town,
10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone: +60 4-262 2990