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63 out of 100

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Royale Chulan Penang

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8.3

Good (4,378 ratings)

George Town, Malaysia - 

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420 m Pinang Peranakan Mansion

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420 m Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal

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630 m Padang Kota Lama

Hotel Overview

Royale Chulan Penang, located in George Town, is a popular four-star hotel that offers guests a blend of historical charm and modern conveniences. Nestled within the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site, it provides an ideal base for exploring the cultural and historical landmarks of Penang. Based on user reviews, the hotel boasts commendable amenities and service, but there are also some areas needing improvement.

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Hotel highlights

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Breakfast

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  1. Location: Centrally located, making it convenient for guests to explore George Town's attractions.
  2. Historic Charm: The hotel’s architecture and interiors reflect the rich history of Penang, attracting those interested in culture and heritage.
  3. Quality of Food: Many guests appreciate the quality and variety of food options available at the hotel’s restaurant.
  4. Friendly Staff: The staff's hospitality and helpfulness frequently receive positive remarks.
  5. Pool Area: The swimming pool is well-maintained and provides a relaxing oasis for guests.
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Area for improvement

Bathroom

Sleep

Kitchen

  1. Maintenance Issues: Some guests report maintenance issues within their rooms or the hotel’s public areas.
  2. Noise Levels: Due to its central location, noise from the street can sometimes disturb guests, especially at night.
  3. Room Size: A few guests find the room sizes smaller than expected.
  4. Price: The hotel’s rates are sometimes perceived as high relative to the value received.
  5. Wi-Fi Connectivity: Wi-Fi connectivity can be inconsistent, which may inconvenience guests needing reliable Internet access.

Amenities

Kids pool

Pool

Breakfast available

Breakfast available

Parking included

Parking included

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Gym

Gym

Free WiFi

Housekeeping

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RateScore

Total 4,378 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

Blended Web Rating

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8.2

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8.6

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booking

3,388 Reviews

8.2 / 10

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expedia

990 Reviews

8.6 / 10

Reviews

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Words are aggregated from hotel reviews across the web and listed by the most mentions.

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Location was mentioned 265 times

6% Negative82% Positive

Reviews based on Location

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Mary John5 months ago
5/5Google icon

Rooms were spacious - enough wardrobe space, even had a small daybed, enough socket points. Bathroom was a good size with separate section for toilet and shower area separated by the sink. Location was excellent- good to walk around to the Swettenham Pier, Fort Cornwallis, Esplanade, restaurants. Area was brightly lit at night - so no fear of walking around at night. Breakfast was good with a good variety of Malaysian and western food.

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E-g Romaizi8 months ago
4/5Google icon

It's worth staying here. Nearby to the attraction spot, just walking distance. Surrounded by heritage buildings even the hotel building itself. Good breakfast buffet provided here. Clean & comfortable room with partial port view because this hotel is really nearby to the jetty & port. We came here by bike & felt safe to park because parking was guarded by security guards 24 hours. Easy & fast check in out too. Overall we were very satisfied to stay here.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 179

WiFi Quality

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Ping, ms

Idle

12

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92

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54

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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HD online movies

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group video calls

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online streaming

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4K online movies

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What's nearby

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

420 m

Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal

420 m

Padang Kota Lama

630 m

Penang City Hall

840 m

KOMTAR

1 km

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Getting around

Penang Sentral

15 km

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Airports Nearby

Penang Intl. Airport (PEN)

8 km

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Restaurants

Sri Weld Food Court

350 m

Macallum Monday Night Market

Nearby

Norm Micro Roastery

140 m

Over & Above

140 m

Ali Nasi Lemak

350 m

Street View

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Daytime safety

83 out of 100

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Nighttime safety

55 out of 100

Risky

George Town safety index

Safety

Crime

63

Overall Safety Index

Safe

An average rating of the six safety categories

63 out of 100

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Women safety

Unsafe

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Likelihood of inappropriate behavior against women.

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39

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Physical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of injury due to harmful intent.

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100

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Property safety

Unsafe

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Likelihood of theft.

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40

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Political safety

Risky

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Potential for infringement of political rights or political unrest.

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46

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LGBTQ safety

Risky

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Likelihood of harm or discrimination against LGBTQ persons or groups and level of caution required at location.

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54

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Medical safety

Very Safe

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Likelihood of illness or disease, assessment of water and air quality, and access to reliable medical care.

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100

31

Overall Crime index

Low

An average rating of the crime categories

31 out of 100

Property crime severity

Low

39

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Mugging or robbery  34/100

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Car theft  28/100

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Car break-ins  37/100

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Home break-ins  31/100

Violent crime severity

Low

28

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Physical attacks  22/100

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Racism or religion motivated attacks  19/100

Other crime severity

Low

27

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Insult or harassment in public  17/100

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Corruption or bribery  59/100

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Drug problem  30/100

Prices Around Property

Average Daily Costs Per Person

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Bottle of water 1.5L

$0.2 - $0.6

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Coffee

$1.9 - $2.9

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Beer 0.5L

$1 - $2.5

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Meal, inexpensive restaurant

$1.6 - $5.8

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Public transport, one-way ticket

$0.4 - $0.6

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Taxi 1km (normal tariff)

$0.2 - $0.6

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Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course

$11.7 - $29.2

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Bottle of mid-range wine

$6.8 - $17.5

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McMeal at McDonalds

$3.1 - $3.9

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Coke/Pepsi 0.33L

$0.4 - $1.2

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Public transport, monthly pass

$9.7 - $42.4

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Gasoline (1 liter)

$0.4 - $0.4

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Mobile phone monthly plan

$4.9 - $11.7

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Fitness club, monthly fee

$19.5 - $29.2

Weather In George Town

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Precipitation In George Town

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Air Quality

Unhealthy (For Sensitive Groups)

PM2.513

PM1028

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Limited risk for sensitive individuals. Not recommended to do outdoor activities.

Drinkable Water Quality

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Fair

Water may have some problems, not recommended for daily consumption.

Traffic around property

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Moderate

Traffic is moving at a steady pace, smooth driving without significant delays.

House Rules

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Check in after 15:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

No pets

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