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8.0

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Excellent location - Inside city centre
Popular neighborhood
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FREE
Popular landmarks
The TOP Penang 40 m
Segafredo Espresso 40 m
Club Momo 50 m
Little Penang Street Market 60 m
Upper Penang Road 70 m
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion 90 m
Jln Penang Street Market 100 m
The Chocolate Boutique 110 m
Penang Pewter 140 m
Renaissance Pewter 140 m
Nearby landmarks
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion 90 m
Armenian Street 730 m
Pinang Peranakan Mansion 860 m
Khoo Kongsi 910 m
Penang Fort Cornwallis 1.02 km
Kek Lok Si Temple 7.2 km
Batu Ferringhi Beach 11.37 km
Entopia 13.42 km
Escape Theme Park 13.5 km
Hotel Continental Penang

"Good location, walking distance to attractions area."

NADZATUL - 15 October 2019
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Hotel Continental Penang

No. 5, Penang Road, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10000 - See map
Property highlights
Check-in [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
Within 90 m of property
  • Located in heart of Penang

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Penang every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.0
Distance to city centre8.5 km
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport15.5 km

Rooms available at Hotel Continental Penang

Super Deluxe (Quad)
Super Deluxe (Quad)
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 double beds
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Deluxe Twin
Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 26 m²/280 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 2 single beds
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Superior Double or Twin
Superior Double or Twin
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Super Deluxe For 4 Person (Bed and Breakfast)
Super Deluxe For 4 Person (Bed and Breakfast)
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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Family Room For 4 Person (Bed And Breakfast)
Family Room For 4 Person (Bed And Breakfast)
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Continental Penang?

            Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:30 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

            How do I get to Hotel Continental Penang?

            For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel Continental Penang has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. Parking options include a full-service valet for total ease.

            Is breakfast offered at Hotel Continental Penang?

            Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Hotel Continental Penang.

            What are my dining options at Hotel Continental Penang?

            To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

            What is the smoking policy at Hotel Continental Penang?

            Hotel Continental Penang does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The hotel offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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            What people love about Hotel Continental Penang

            • 8.8
              Excellent
              Location

              "Nearby food joint, convenience store."

              NADZATUL

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              15 October 2019

            • 8.0
              Very good

              "Overall the stay period was pleasant"

              Muhammad

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              7 October 2019

            • 10.0
              Exceptional

              "Nice hotel with good facilities."

              NUR

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              15 September 2019

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            Overall rating:
            7.0
            Good
            3,351 reviews
            Cleanliness
            6.8
            Facilities
            6.4
            Location
            8.0
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            What travellers say they love:
            Staff at the counter was so helpfull and friendly.
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            More about Hotel Continental Penang

            When visiting Penang, you'll feel right at home at Hotel Continental Penang, which offers quality accommodation and great service. The hotel lies 8.5 km from the city center and provides accessibility to important town facilities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

            Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Penang hotel. Top features of the hotel include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour security, wheelchair accessible, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage.

            Step into one of 231 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, desk which can be found in some rooms. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including outdoor pool, pool (kids). Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Hotel Continental Penang.

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            Breakfast
            162 mentions
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            77 mentions
            Food & Dining
            40 mentions
            Swimming Pool
            35 mentions

            What they offer

            8.8
            Excellent
            Staff 

            "Pretty clean hotel and friendly staff."

            NADZATUL

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            15 October 2019

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            Reviews of Hotel Continental Penang from real guests

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            Cleanliness6.8
            Facilities6.4
            Location8.0
            Room comfort and quality6.6
            Service6.8
            Value for money7.0
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            8.4
            Excellent
            Judy from South Africa
            Couple
            Superior Double or Twin
            Stayed 5 nights in July 2019

            Convenient hotel for tourists.”

            We were very happy with our recent holiday stay at the Hotel Continental. Everything was highly satisfactory with one annoying problem: there seems to be a significant fault with their key system - electronic access cards. EVERY Faye had problems with accessing our room. We would come back home, wait for the lift go upstairs only to find the key not working. Then we would wait for the lift, go downstairs to the reception, wait to have the key reprogrammed, wait for the lift again, go upstairs and voile - the key would work. Sometimes we would need to do this two or more times a day! We reported the problem every day. After four days of this inconvenience I got "fed-up" and demanded that something proper be done. They changed our room - more inconvenience ... Being objective and after dealing with our frustrations we can say that it is a nice hotel in a decent part of Penang. Close to lots of activity. We can recommend Love Lane and the Red Garden food court., both nearby ...

            Reviewed July 24, 2019
            8.7
            Excellent
            Fairuz from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            Superior Double or Twin
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

            Good location hotel”

            Location, security, nice room, hospitality

            This is my first stay at this hotel. I chose it due to reasonably acceptable price with complimentary breakfast. Based on location, I was lucky enough to know that it is located near to the famous restaurants of Nasi Kandar (Line Clear and Hameediyah). For those who know how to ride motorcycle, there are several shops that offer renting motorbikes. In Penang, driving motorcycle is one good choice as the traffic jams are quite bad. But please make sure to study the roads direction first when driving around. As for the rooms, it is as per my expectation. Got bath tub which I wanted when I booked for this room. Room is clean and quite spacious for me. The breakfast is so so. Neither delicious or bad taste. But it will be good if the hotel can improve the food quality so that you can attract more visitors in future. The good point I like about the hospitality of this hotel. All the staff are friendly and helpful a lot. I had a small problem with my bike and the security team really checked for me to ensure I was okay. Wifi is available for free at lobby and coffeehouse. Wifi room is chargeable. All in all, I would recommend visitors to stay at this hotel.

            Reviewed November 17, 2014
            8.0
            Excellent
            Voon from Malaysia
            Family with teens
            Superior Double or Twin
            Stayed 1 night in November 2014

            A value for money 3 star hotel”

            bed is confortable,good shower area(proper glass door and glass panels) and room is clean

            IT was a last minute decision to stay a night in Penang. My son and me drove from KL to Balik Pulau, Penang to settle some personal things.At first we thought of making it a day trip but after some deliberation, we decided to stay a night in Georgeton. Thats where we made the last minute hotel booking through Agoda.Confirmation was super fast.Your online booking was superb! Well it was only a one night stay at Hotel Continental. The room is clean----that is the first criteria for me on hotel accommodation.Location is also very important as food is within walking distance of the hotel.Will definitely consider staying at the same hotel for my next trip to Penang.

            Reviewed November 21, 2014
            8.7
            Excellent
            Koon from Malaysia
            Group
            Superior Double or Twin
            Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

            Comfortable, clean and near food stall”

            Clean, good location and easily get local food

            6 of us visited Penang, we travelled from Lankawi to Penang by ferry, it was a new experience for us, we left at 2.30pm at Kuah town and reached Penang jeti at about 5.30pm. We checked in to this hotel, everything was fine and up to our expectation. Room ia clean and comfortable, the only thing for me was the pillow iis too soft for me. We visited some places in Penang the next day. We walked a lot in Penang hill and we had a good foot massage in the shop opposite the hotel, it was really nice. We went to Gurney drive and enjoy all sorts of Penang food. We took a flight back to JB on the 3rd day. Graet journey we had and full of momories...

            Reviewed July 12, 2014
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Kc from Singapore
            Couple
            Superior Double or Twin
            Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

            Good Hotel”

            The breakfast is decent, it is a Asian breakfast (rice/noodles/bread/eggs/etc). Good landmark, easy to find anywhere in the city as the building is tall. Convenient near to amenities , several mini marts within walking distance. Bathroom is slippery due to tiled floor, be careful. Hallways have a musty smell, though the rooms are clean with a great view. Nightclub could be heard from the 17th floor, be prepared the nightclub closes around 1am. Swimming pool is clean and better than the photos of it online. Tv stops working during heavy rain, it is a common problem in penang. Wifi is great, fast and efficient to connect to. Staff are kind and helpful.

            Reviewed October 27, 2019
            8.8
            Excellent
            Jayadevan from Malaysia
            Family with young children
            Super Deluxe (Quad)
            Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

            Lovely and worth for money”

            Overall good, I booked for family rooms, pictures from agoda is totally different when you walk in into the room. I seriously think that Agoda should change all the hotels photos in the booking website with current hotel condition, travelers are not cheated by the hotels, for me it's all Agoda pictures. We cannot blame the hotel, Agoda should change. The cleanliness is good, I cannot say it's excellent, nice pool but no any pool towel, have to bring room towel, have no choice in breakfast, the hotel management should change the menu in daily basis. Provided salt instead of pepper for fried eggs, lucky i noticed and they changed it to pepper. Its seems the cook is new (foreigner), just smile for everything we ask. Excellent free parking for hotel guest, since it's a old building, parking are a bit narrow, careful when you drive a big cars,nice location, friendly reception, value for money for those who prefer budget stay with family, need for power point and a bit slow wifi.

            Reviewed June 13, 2017
            9.7
            Exceptional
            MUSTAFA from Singapore
            Family with teens
            Superior Double or Twin
            Stayed 1 night in September 2014

            Near to best Nasi Kandar in Penang ”

            Great location, clean room, helpful staff

            I like the hotel location because just about 100m away you can find the best nasi kandar in Penang. Not 1 but 2. They are Hameed iyah and Line Clear. Our family like the former for its delicious curries and selections. Located along Campbell street just ask around if you were lost. The buffet breakfast in hotel is excellent. For sightseeing board bus just about 5 mins from hotel and transfer to other buses at Komtar.The only snag here you have to go to the lobby to get free wifi services.

            Reviewed September 15, 2014
            8.0
            Excellent
            Fatin from Malaysia
            Family with young children
            Superior Double or Twin
            Stayed 1 night in July 2014

            Value for Money”

            Attentive staff, location and big room

            This is my 4th or 5th time staying in this hotel and I think that i'm going to stick with Continental Hotel (provided the room rates will not increase drastically,:). Overall was a great stay, near to local stall just across the street, convenient store and located centre of the Penang town. Currently the Hotel in on-going with renovation, so it might get quite noisy once in awhile. Totally recommended!!

            Reviewed August 04, 2014
            8.7
            Excellent
            Paul from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Superior Double or Twin
            Stayed 4 nights in February 2015

            Nice comfortable stay”

            Breakfast included, swimming pool, helpful and friendly staff

            Visited on a Thai visa run and have been to Penang before. The breakfast was a pretty good standard with a good variety. The hotel is in a good location, 5 mins by foot to Chulia Street and just under 15 mins to the area with shoppin malls and cinema. The swimming pool was lovely, with space to sunbathe, which was just what we wanted as we had done most of the touristy stuff on previous trips. The room was a good standard, clean and comfortable, with complimentary water, coffee and shampoo. The staff were friendly and helpful and gladly answered our questions, or passed us to other staff members if their Wnlish was not good enough. All in all a very pleasurable stay, will return if we were to need to do another visa run and fantastic value for money.

            Reviewed February 28, 2015
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Muhammad from Malaysia
            Couple
            Superior Double or Twin
            Stayed 1 night in November 2018

            Spacious room with beautiful partial sea view.”

            As a videographer, I love to record timelapse videos of sunrise or sunset. Penang Island has great sunrises and sunsets. Therefore, whenever I visit Penang, I make it a point to request for a room with sea view. Unfortunately, there was no room with sea view during this trip. Instead, I got a partial sea view. Nonetheless, it was still a great view and I got a splendid timelapse video of sunrise!

            Reviewed November 22, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Junaidah from Singapore
            Couple
            Deluxe Twin
            Stayed 5 nights in February 2015

            Good Hotel”

            The Hotel's location is good and the room rates are affordable.The Staff are friendly and helpful.

            We had a pleasant stay at the Hotel Continental.We love the convenient location of the Hotel.The Deluxe room is nice and clean.The Housekeeping Staff are helpful.The Front Desk Staff are friendly.We love to stay in this Hotel everytime we visit Penang!:)

            Reviewed March 09, 2015
            8.4
            Excellent
            Noor from Malaysia
            Couple
            Deluxe Twin
            Stayed 1 night in August 2019

            good location and value for money”

            The hotel location was so strategic,tourist attraction just in walking distance and its located in middle town.hotel also provide car park so its so convenient.the room was so spacious,im staying in room for 2 with 2 single bed but the room was so huge with sea view.the facilities also in good conditions.breakfast was so good and delicious but i hope hotel can provided more variety menu for breakfast next time.im so satisfied with my stay and will come and stay here again if im going to penang next time.

            Reviewed August 21, 2019
            7.6
            Very good
            Pey from Malaysia
            Group
            Super Deluxe (Quad)
            Stayed 1 night in November 2017

            Good for short stopover”

            The hotel is strategically situated at Upper Penang road and walkable to nearby morning market and Cheong Fatt Tze mansion (behind the hotel). Free parking provided as well as simple continental breakfast. Room and facilities are kind of run down as they seems to be old, carpet in the room has slight smell, sofa at lobby has stains. Overall, it is worth the value for short stay over with basic ameneties

            Reviewed February 11, 2018
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Boon from Malaysia
            Family with teens
            Deluxe Twin
            Stayed 2 nights in June 2020

            Great Location and value for money”

            The hotel is located at Penang road, the famous road in George Town with many choices of food and shops. Room is large for 3 persons and very good view to look at the sea. Staff is helpful and attend to us very quickly.

            Reviewed June 25, 2020
            8.8
            Excellent
            wai from Malaysia
            Business traveler
            Superior Double or Twin
            Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

            Good to stay”

            is a great hotel and value for money. hotel is a bit old, but it is clean and comfort. the breakfast is good with variety. location is strategy in the city center of penang. Very convenience to find food, grocery and place of visit. will visit again

            Reviewed September 03, 2017
            9.6
            Exceptional
            NURUL from Malaysia
            Family with young children
            Superior Double or Twin
            Stayed 1 night in December 2019

            Hotel continental best”

            For the next trip or vacation i would like to choose this hotel continental again because the location very strategic and all facilities are there..😊😊

            Reviewed December 30, 2019
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Natasya from Malaysia
            Group
            Super Deluxe (Quad)
            Stayed 1 night in April 2018

            Friendly staff, nice hotel”

            Whatelse can I say about Penang hotel besides the staff are friendly and helpful...i cant find other words to describe it. Love this hotel so so much

            Reviewed May 24, 2018
            9.2
            Exceptional
            khairil from Singapore
            Group
            Deluxe Twin
            Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

            Great Spacious room!”

            Hotel was great. It was clean. Room was spacious. You can actually run around in the room. that's how big it is. We got the connected rooms, hence, more space to run around. hahaa! Breakfast was average. When the buffet was near empty, there was no auto top ups. Until, there was a customer who raised his voice then the buffet was refilled. However, the only downside is that that there is no in room ironing board. The iron board is centralised at the top floor. You have to take the lift to the top and there's a small room with a few ironing boards. There was no fridge as well. Not too sure about other rooms. Other than that, the room was great. Strategically placed beside a row of bars for thos e drinkers! But the dates we went, the bars was like a zombieland. Perhaps we went on the wrong dates. :)

            Reviewed December 08, 2017
            6.7
            Good
            lim from Malaysia
            Business traveler
            Superior Double or Twin
            Stayed 1 night in January 2014

            Good and satisfy”

            Easy access, centrally located and cleanses

            A good and nice hotel, centrally located. In the middle of Georgetown city . Surrounded with night life like soho and many pubs. Reasonable price. Easy access to local restaurant , shopping mall like 1st Avenue., Prangin mall and etc. also surrounding with heritage building at Chulia street, Campbell, Street, Kimberly Street and main road of Penang Road. The price is very reasonable and acceptable . Overall good and satisfy.

            Reviewed February 03, 2014
            9.2
            Exceptional
            MOHD
            Business traveler
            Superior Double or Twin
            Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

            Exceptional”

            Prefer to stay again in my next visit to Georgetown, Penang. Value for money

            Reviewed October 30, 2019
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