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63 out of 100

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The Edison George Town

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9.4

Excellent (456 ratings)

George Town, Malaysia - 

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700 m Padang Kota Lama

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770 m Penang City Hall

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910 m Pinang Peranakan Mansion

Hotel Overview

The Edison George Town is a boutique hotel celebrated for its unique blend of heritage charm and modern luxuries. It's housed in a restored Colonial mansion, providing an elegant backdrop for travelers seeking a distinctive lodging experience in Penang, Malaysia. Based on user reviews, it garners positive remarks for its ambiance, amenities, and service, while also facing some criticisms.

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Hotel highlights

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  1. Exceptional Service: Staff members are highly praised for their friendly and attentive service, ensuring guests feel welcome and valued throughout their stay.
  2. Stunning Architecture: The hotel’s colonial architecture and tasteful interior decoration receive acclaim for their beauty and historical preservation.
  3. Convenient Location: Its central location is convenient for exploring local attractions, shopping, and dining options on foot.
  4. Complimentary Perks: Guests appreciate the added value of complimentary refreshments and snacks available throughout the day.
  5. Clean and Comfortable Rooms: The cleanliness and comfort of the rooms are consistently highlighted, ensuring a pleasant stay for guests.
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Area for improvement

  1. Noise Levels: Due to its central location, some guests report experiencing noise from the surrounding area, affecting their sleep quality.
  2. Room Size: A few guests find the rooms to be smaller than expected, which may impact comfort for those with a lot of luggage or preferring more spacious accommodations.
  3. Limited Parking Space: Guests traveling by car might face inconveniences due to the limited availability of parking spaces.
  4. Pricey: Some guests feel that the prices are on the higher side, particularly during peak travel seasons.
  5. Sporadic Wi-Fi: Although generally satisfied, a few guests mention intermittent Wi-Fi connectivity, which could be a drawback for those needing consistent internet access.

Amenities

Pool

Breakfast included

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Parking included

Parking included

Free WiFi

Laundry

Laundry

Housekeeping

Restaurant

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Score icon9.4

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Total 456 Reviews

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RateScore is average rating from most popular providers

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8.9

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9.6

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booking

149 Reviews

8.9 / 10

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expedia

307 Reviews

9.6 / 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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Bar was mentioned 90 times

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Kate R8 months ago
5/5Google icon

We loved our 4 night stay at The Edison - every staff member goes above and beyond to ensure your stay is good. The rooms are clean, comfortable and spacious and the property is stunning. Because of the age of the building you can hear the karaoke from the hawker market opposite however the overall experience makes up for it. It’s worth heading over for a beer in the evening to watch the performances. The drinks and snacks in the lounge/kitchen are a lovely touch and we will miss the staff. Would definitely stay again if we’re back in Georgetown.

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Javier Kohen6 months ago
5/5Google icon

I had an excellent stay at The Edison, and I would recommend this hotel. The rooms were comfortable and spacious, the staff was warm, friendly, and sincere. I always felt taken care of, even for the smallest needs. They have the best food recommendations, especially Albert who is a real foodie and lover of local authentic food. The breakfast was really good, and while it wasn't particularly diverse it was perfectly made fresh and served with care. It included nasi lemak, eggs done your way, salad, cereal, and fresh fruit. The 24/7 coffee and tea lounge was a pleasure. The 25-meter long pool allowed me to swim laps during my stay. The building itself is beautiful and I never created marveling at the chance to be inside. The location is good for exploring the food scene and the town while still being in a relatively secluded area away from crowds. The one and main downside is the loud music from the food market across the street, which plays until midnight. I was able to sleep through it without much difficulty, and the hotel provides earplugs.

Hotel Quality

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General Info

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Total number of rooms 35

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Number of floors 2

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Year Built 1906

WiFi Quality

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9

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37

Wifi Speed Is Good For

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web browsing

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group video calls

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4K online movies

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What's nearby

Padang Kota Lama

700 m

Penang City Hall

770 m

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

910 m

KOMTAR

980 m

Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal

1.05 km

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Getting around

Penang Sentral

14.5 km

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Airports Nearby

Penang Intl. Airport (PEN)

14 km

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Restaurants

Indigo Restaurant at The Blue Mansion

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Restoran Sup Hameed

280 m

Red Garden Food Paradise & Night Market

Nearby

Higher Ground

Nearby

东海岸海鲜烧鱼 East Coast Grill Seafood

Nearby

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 14:00

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Check out until 12:00

Children welcome

No pets

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