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1 room, 2 adults

Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road)

2-star2 stars
18-30, Jalan Trang, George Town, Penang, 10150, Malaysia

Located steps from KOMTAR
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Location is great. TV not working. Bathroom smells bad. Mar 3, 2020
  • GoodFeb 18, 2020

Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road)

from €6
  • Double Room With Attached Bathroom (DACT)
  • Double Room with Shared Bathroom (DAC)
  • Family Room with Attached Bathroom (FML)
  • Single Room Deluxe with Shared Bathroom (SR-D)
  • Single Room with Shared Bathroom (SR)

What’s around Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road)


  • In Downtown George Town
  • KOMTAR - 3 min walk
  • Gurney Drive - 33 min walk
  • Penang Times Square - 3 min walk
  • Loh guan Lye Specialist Centre - 18 min walk
  • Penang City Hall - 28 min walk
  • Gleneagles Penang Medical Centre - 32 min walk
  • Hin Bus Depot Art Centre - 2 min walk

Getting around

  • Penang Intl. Airport (PEN) - 25 min drive
  • Penang Sentral - 30 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 45 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Cable TV channels

Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road)’s small print

Also known as

  • Old Penang Hotel Trang Road George Town
  • Old Penang Hotel Trang Road
  • Old Penang Trang Road
  • Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road) George Town
  • Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road) Hostel/Backpacker accommodation


This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia) guidelines.

The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Deposit: MYR 50 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road)

  • Does Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road) offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road) does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road)?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road).
  • Are pets allowed at Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road)?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road)?
    You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road)?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Gurney Drive (1.8 mi).

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 31 reviews

Good 6.0
Comfy but filthy
We're backpacking around the world so we have stayed in sorts of places but this has to be the most neglected with regards to cleanliness. The bed sheets were stained and had what looked like cigarette burns in them, and the was alot of someone elses hair on the bed. After we got our sleep sheets out and own pillows cases on... the bed itself was comfy. Wifi & TV didn't work in the room (not the end of the world) The most disappointing part was that we paid extra to have private bathroom and it was disgusting. I had to really scrub the walls sink and toilet seat clean. (The falls were clean) super neglected. The plus side was that there were tiles loose in the ceiling that let in some natural light..
Lucy, th2 night romance trip
Good 6.0
Location Nearby Komtar..
Location nearby Komtar. So easy to go anywhere because there is bus station. To penang hill/airport. Hotel condition is average. Old. Just to sleep then its okay.
Abd Rahinin, gb2 night trip
Fair 4.0
Disappointed hotel stay
1.) I didn't know that the room I had booked with shared bathroom. When I want to change room with bathroom, the staff told me that she did not know to change room. After she just playing with her HP, just ignored me. 2.) There is just a power point which was occupied by the TV, I went to request the socket from the staff, she just told me that she also do not have. 3.) She also gave me the wrong TV remote control, so I have to manually change the TV channels. 4.) The room is hot and dirty, there are a lots of ants and mosquito. They also do not clean the room daily basic. 5.) The horrible case is the bath room and toilet do not have any hanger and toiletries, I have to took your own one n put the clothes and toiletries on small triangle holder. May be they expect the customer go to bathroom with the naked body !
Liew, my2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great choice if you don't require 5 star amenities
I needed a place to overnight in Penang ... I arrived around midnight for a 9 am meeting the next day, after which I would leave Penang. Service was very friendly and helpful. I was assured the front desk would be open, even though the hotel was really a guest house. My room was large, clean, comfortable and cool. Bathroom facilities were shared, which was all right with me. Although the hotel is located in the CBD, I found food at midnight, after walking 10 minutes. The next day, I was able to make my own coffee in the hotel pantry. Staff was helpful taking care of my luggage when I left for my meeting. Amenities are only adequate but, given the low price charged, this hotel is a great choice.
us1 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Old, inexpensive,and basic place close to the main bus station (Komtar) and 15minutes by foot to the center of Georgetown’s tourist disctrict. They only accept cash payment.
th1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Good hotel, good location, bad service
My stay was from 29-30th December 2018. The hotel was comfortable and the location was really good. The only issues I’ve encountered are as below: 1) Cleanliness Room is clean but there happened to be a few worms in the bathroom. Wasn’t really an issue as I went there with my friends. May not be suitable for a family though especially if little kids are around. 2) Service This was exceptionally bad. We arrived at the hotel at 2.10pm, 10 minutes past the check in time. The receptionist told us to wait and we had to wait for a few minutes as we watched her do some administrative work. This could have been done after we were checked in as well. Next, she was very rude to us, as well as to other customers. She spoke in a very muffled voice, when I politely asked her that I couldn’t understand her, she raised her voice as if shouting at us. When other customers who haven’t booked came into the hotel and asked for room rates, she didn’t even look at them but just pointed to the flyer on the table which showed the room rates. When we have checked into the room, the air conditioning remote was not working, so I went back to the reception and told her about this. She raised her voice and told me that I didn't know how to turn on the air conditioner. I told her to show me how to do it then. She followed me into the room, tried to turn it on, then left without saying a word when she realised it wasn't working. I had to go back to the reception in order to get a new remote.
Thivaandran Nair, my1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Nice stay
It was a pleasant stay.
Norhanisah, my2 night family trip

Old Penang Hotel (Trang Road)

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