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Very good 7.4
Based on 390 reviews

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About The Sovereign Hotel


For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Penang, The Sovereign Hotel is the perfect choice. With its location just 7.7 km from the city center and 17.9 km from the airport, this 2-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

The facilities and services provided by The Sovereign Hotel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, photocopying, taxi service, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage are just a few of the facilities that set The Sovereign Hotel apart from other hotels in the city.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. With an ideal location and facilities to match, The Sovereign Hotel hits the spot in many ways.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • taxi service
  • car park
  • car hire
  • bicycle rental

Food & beverage

  • room service


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • luggage storage
  • tours
  • smoking allowed

On-site facilities

  • family room
  • smoking area
  • shared lounge/TV area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk

Business & money services

  • photocopying

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Malay
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Effective from June 1, 2014, the City Council of Penang will impose a Local Council Tax of MYR 3 per room per night for 4 and 5-star hotels, and MYR 2 per room per night for 0 to 3-star hotels. The star rating will be in accordance to the rating from Local Council and should the rating differ from the website, the local council rating will apply. This fee is payable directly to the hotel upon check-in and is not included in the room rate and taxes stated herein.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-11 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 7.7 km
Distance to Airport: 17.9 km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: YES
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Rooms : 14
Parking Fee (per day): 0 MYR
Reception Open Until: 12:00 AM
Time to Airport (Minutes): 45
Year Hotel Built: 1957
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2014
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 7.7
  • Facilities 6.7
  • Location 8.3
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.5
  • Staff Performance 7.9
  • Value for Money 7.6
  • Food/Dining 5.4

7.6 Bui L.
June 23, 2016
Classic hotel
Breakfast variety needed to improve

7.2 Lilyati G.
June 15, 2016
Near to Cullinary area
Clean room, but simple bfast only.

7.6 AMY Y.
June 12, 2016
Different room different feels
First night, we were given a room without tv but a small mirror (I din't notice that there is no tv for the special offer rate), The room, the toilet and the bed are big(king size bed) , but I feel uncomfort sleeping under two big long beam just above our head. Luckily, the staff was really nice, they give me another room as we have to stay for another two nights. The room is smaller with tvs and we are really satisfied. If you like to watch tvs while lying on the bed before sleeping, do make sure they stated 'tv' in the info.

5.6 Fion L.
June 08, 2016
Penang Leisure Trip
It's a boutique hotel, thus I cannot expect much.

6.8 Kok T.
June 06, 2016
Good location but Poor air condition
The staffs there very friendly and helpful. But we got anothers room air condition not cold at all. After informed the lobby staffs, they straight away action, cool but still not cold.

7.2 Von T.
May 31, 2016
Good Location
Quite love this hotel because of the very vintage design, huge & spacious room and very strategic location, in the middle of the city and easy access to any famous spot. However on my first time and first night staying there, there have water disruption; according to the staff said that there is road repair nearby and switch off the main water supply, causing many buildings including our hotel don't have water to shower at night since the water tank is finished as well. So inconvenient and pretty frustrated without water whole night until next day almost near my checkout time. Was kinda mad actually, if only the staff could have inform us about this water disruption issue, then at least we take note on this. =( but overall is a good hotel to stay, i might choose this hotel again if i go penang, just hope next time no more this water disruption issue again.

May 30, 2016
good stay
1. This hotel quiet nearby with the attractions and mall, if you are willing to walk under the hot sun for 15 minutes to them. 2. Not suitable for people who need to iron their clothes as it seems they did not really care about it (the ironing board are horrible and they have this open space nearby other people rooms) which I think as they always fully book they really should invest some irons and ironing board to be send inside customer rooms. If you are a muslims women, bring instant headscarves to make it easy for you to go ironing because it is an open space. 3. Breakfast is not worth it. If you have an options to not pay for the breakfast, then don't. You can have many interesting breakfast in Penang. 4. Staff is very friendly, so Bonus point there.

4.8 Tan W.
May 28, 2016
NIce appearance and interior design
Everything is fine, just the design of the toilet make us feel awkward. A good choice for hotel to be stayed in Georgetown.

8 Sky L.
May 26, 2016

6.8 Yap K.
May 22, 2016
The location is good