Important: This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Skip to main content.
All properties in George Town, Penang, Malaysia
1 room, 2 adults

Malabar Inn

2-star2 stars
No 26, 28, 29 & 31, Lebuh Cintra, Georgetown, George Town, Penang, 10100, Malaysia

Within easy reach of KOMTAR
  • Free WiFi
  • I enjoy staying here. I've stayed here twice, I like the ability to be able to make…Feb 16, 2020
  • We made a reservation for 2 adults, and under the requests it stated that we will get a '…Jan 9, 2020

Malabar Inn

from €12
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room (Bathroom Attached)
  • Twin Room (Bathroom Attached)
  • Deluxe Quadruple Room
  • Basic Single Room
  • Triple Room

What’s around Malabar Inn


  • In Downtown George Town
  • KOMTAR - 10 min walk
  • Gurney Drive - 25 min walk
  • Penang Times Square - 15 min walk
  • Penang City Hall - 15 min walk
  • Gleneagles Penang Medical Centre - 27 min walk
  • Loh guan Lye Specialist Centre - 28 min walk
  • Pasar Chowrasta - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Penang Intl. Airport (PEN) - 29 min drive
  • Penang Sentral - 34 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 23 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - midnight. 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

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • Self parking * on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Clothing optional (nudity permitted in public areas)
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Indonesian
  • Malay
  • Thai

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Access via exterior corridors

Malabar Inn’s small print

Also known as

  • Malabar Inn Penang
  • Malabar Inn George Town
  • Malabar Inn Hotel George Town
  • Malabar Penang
  • Malabar Inn George Town
  • Malabar Inn Penang/George Town
  • Malabar George Town
  • Malabar Inn Hotel


Clothing is optional at this property.

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 beginning July 1, 2021. 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.

Optional extras

Self parking is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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 Malabar Inn

  • Does Malabar Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Malabar Inn 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 on site at Malabar Inn?
    Yes, there's self parking available (charges apply).
  • Are pets allowed at Malabar Inn?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Malabar Inn?
    You can check in from 2 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Malabar Inn?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 31 reviews

Very Good 8.0
Nice but bad on the inside
The place is very ideally located but parking wise is very difficult where it only a by 11pm onwards and the aircond is low airflow that it forms ice after few hours operating thus we shut down the unit as that we have to clean up before we rest for the night. Whereby the toilet also flooded during a bath as the floor trap is stuck with dirt or the underground pipes is too small as water can't flow out fast enough. If all goes well then I will give you a 5star but this can be achieved by cleaning it properly and also maintain it probably.
Amos Lim, my2 night business trip
Very Good 8.0
Penang trip
ROBERT, ca3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
lesaleh, us1 night trip
Very Good 8.0
Awesome Value of your money
Loved the location of the hotel. Right in Chinatown, and close to everything. Shopping mall was a stone throw away.
Eric, thFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
The room was very clean and I was a little early and they checked me in no problem. The a/c was a welcome relief and the wifi was always strong. There is a little patio in the back to sit at and water in the lobby. The bed was comfy and the bathrooms were always clean. The staff were always friendly and wouldn't hesitate to have a quick conversation with you. Speaking English was no problem at all. Great place with good people. Close to the KOMTAR, the mall and Lebuh Chulia, which has tons or restaurants and little bars. A little mini-mart across the street is also quite economical.
Phillip, ca3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A very convenient place.
Good situation, short to walk to the main places,lots of resturants.Big shopping malls are slso in walking distance.Nice and friendly staff.Very clean common areas. The towels could be a little thicker for my taste. Quiet.We were so happy that we are still here! The internet could be a bit faster.I am not able to download photos now.
Harpa, gb4 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Good for walking and exploring tourist
Hard to find but then ok within George Town walking distance of u like to walk n explore city can walk around with maps n explore tourist spots nearby
priyesh, gb1 night trip
Good 6.0
The bath rooms need more regular maintenance and attention.
as1 night trip

Malabar Inn

Is the description of this hotel not correct? Tell us