Very good 7.4
Based on 431 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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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

  • Taxi service
  • Car park
  • Rental car
  • Bicycle rental

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Room service

Access, services, and conveniences

  • front desk [24-hour]
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoking area
  • Shared lounge/TV area

For the kids

  • Family room

Working and staying connected

  • 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 capacity 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

  • Cleanliness 7.6
  • Facilities 6.4
  • Location 8.3
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.5
  • Service 7.8
  • Value for money 7.6
  • Food/Dining 5.4
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Gary C. from Malaysia
Solo travelers
Stayed one night in May 2016
nice short stay
easy to find, enough amenities in the room, touch of heritage feeling while staying here
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Chom S. from Malaysia
Business travelers
Stayed one night in August 2016
Reasonable accomodation
Pros Coffee/tea/water all day. Parking available. Cons Air-cond takes a bit of time to cool up the room. Room floor cleanliness can be improved.
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Cham K. from Hong Kong
Solo travelers
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
nice building with breakfast
I like the old building so it gives a special feeling facilities inside are new the hotel location not in Georgetown but can walk about 20-30mins, near Komtar mall and some eateries breakfast simple but good enough room quite spacious
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Ruth M. from United Kingdom
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
Very disapointed
We booked the hotel based on the photos provided. The photos sadly do not reflect the hotel or the rooms. We paid for a more expensive room but when we arrived we were put in a tiny room with no windows, not reflecting any of the rooms the hotel advertises as having. After complaining, we were moved to a room that did look like the ones advertised but it had no door between bathroom and bedroom. The staff were friendly but we felt we had been let down. The internet does always not work very well.
Reviewed August 19, 2016

Gar W. from Malaysia
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
simple room
very near by to many poi
Reviewed August 18, 2016

wi K. from Indonesia
Families with older children
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
good location, short stay
location are close to komtar station and street foods vendor at night time
Reviewed August 16, 2016

Alan H. from New Zealand
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
Worst Hotel ever.
Cheap but nasty. Three days and never cleaned room or changed sheets. Upon arrival bed was dirty sheets had not been cleaned or changed from previous guest. The shower had a wooden floor and was like ice to walk on once wet. Had to request clean towel each day. All still in room when we left. The worst Hotel we have experienced in Malaysia.
Reviewed August 09, 2016

REMON K. from Malaysia
Stayed one night in August 2016
Nice place
Great place to be if you are on backpacking or couples.
Reviewed August 05, 2016

yongcai J. from China
Stayed one night in July 2016
We can smell smoke in the room even the hotel is non smoking
Reviewed August 04, 2016

JIA C. from Malaysia
Stayed one night in July 2016
Overall is good
Relaxing and nice
Reviewed August 03, 2016


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