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8.3
Excellent
7.7% this month
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8.9
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
  • Khoo Kongsi380 m
  • Penang Peranakan Mansion720 m
  • The Camera Museum820 m
  • Gurney Drive3.29 km
  • Gurney Plaza4.29 km
  • Penang Hill6.21 km
  • Penang Bridge6.74 km
  • Kek Lok Si Temple7.61 km
  • Penang National Park13.72 km
  • Escape Adventureplay Theme Park14.4 km
  • 2-star Hotel
    Free Wi-Fi

    Container Hotel Penang

    4, Gat Lebuh Chulia, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10300 - See map

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    "Clean fresh looking."
    Sarah - 20 August 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 93% of guests
    Excellent comfort
    8.9 room quality and comfort
    Fantastic breakfast
    83% positive mentions
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.2 rating for cleanliness
    • 250 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Penang

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Penang in the last 24 hoursCompared to 4,701 Penang properties at Agoda for various dates
    Value for money8.6
    Distance to city center2 km
    Location rating8.9
    Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
    Distance to airport15.8 km

    Rooms available at Container Hotel Penang

    8.9
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Deluxe Room (Attached Bathroom)
    Deluxe Room (Attached Bathroom)
    ...
    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    White Room
    White Room
    ...
    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 double bed
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    Mixed Dormitory with Double bed
    Mixed Dormitory with Double bed
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed
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    Single Bed in Female Pod
    Single Bed in Female Pod
    ...
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 single bed
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    Dormitory -- Female Only
    Dormitory -- Female Only
    ...
    • Non-smoking
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 single bed
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    Queen Bed in Pod Plus
    Queen Bed in Pod Plus
    ...
    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 queen bed
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    Single POD Front Entry - Mixed
    Single POD Front Entry - Mixed
    ...
    • No Windows view
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    Single POD Side Entry - Mixed
    Single POD Side Entry - Mixed
    ...
    • No Windows view
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    Deluxe Suite Room
    Deluxe Suite Room
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    • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
    • Street view
    • 2 queen beds
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    White Suite
    White Suite
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      What people love about Container Hotel Penang

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Bathroom

        "WiFi was working in the good condition and fast, the toilet was clean."

        ANNE

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        7 January 2019

      • 10.0
        Exceptional
        Location

        "Strategic location - close to ferry terminal & some private jetties."

        Mohamed

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        1 December 2018

      • 10.0
        Exceptional

        "I stayed here for 2 nights, I felt very comfortable and happy."

        ANNE

        |

        7 January 2019

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      8.9/10
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      8.6/10
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      6.0
      Review score

      "Overall the hotel is nice and located in a strategic locatio..."

      Afiq S.

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      13 September 2018

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      Housekeeping
      77 mentions
      Food & Dining
      15 mentions
      Internet
      8 mentions
      Car Park
      7 mentions

      What they offer

      7.2
      Very good

      "Location-wise, this is the perfect place to explore Georgeto..."

      Azzizatul A.

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      3 January 2019

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      Reviews of Container Hotel Penang from real guests

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      Agoda Reviews (1755)Booking.com Reviews (330)
      8.3
      /
      10
      Excellent
      7.7% this month
      Cleanliness8.2
      Facilities7.7
      Location8.9
      Room comfort and quality8.9
      Service8.1
      Value for money8.6
      High score for Penang
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (315)
      8-9 Excellent (127)
      7-8 Very Good (202)
      6-7 Good (52)
      <6 Below Expectation (91)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (148)
      Jun - Aug (191)
      Sep - Nov (198)
      Dec - Feb (250)
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      12345
      7.6
      Very good
      nursyamimie from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      Deluxe Room (Attached Bathroom)
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

      Great Location”

      Nice stay and very great location to find food and tourist attractions. Room too small and the bed also but anything complete there Interrior very comfy Overall just nice for backpacker not for family. I give rate this hotel ⭐️⭐️⭐️

      Reviewed July 21, 2019
      8.0
      Excellent
      Sin from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Single POD Front Entry - Mixed
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

      Very good”

      the beds are very comfy and the bathrooms are clean. i love the location which is close to everything. I arrived by train early at butterworth then took a ferry across. the staff let me check in early.

      Reviewed June 28, 2019
      8.8
      Excellent
      Afif
      Couple
      Deluxe Room (Attached Bathroom)
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

      Excellent”

      Strategic place in Georgetown and it is near to a lot of places.

      Reviewed July 22, 2019
      7.6
      Very good
      Shawn from Malaysia
      Couple
      Mixed Dormitory with Double bed
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

      Awesome trip together with Container”

      Can tell this is a strategic location, I like the environment and also staff here, beside it close to Weld Quay definitely a must to stay

      Reviewed July 23, 2019
      8.0
      Excellent
      Wei from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      Great location”

      Great location. Walkable to many cafes, good food and Tan/Chew jetty. Pod is clean and cosy. Would recomend that you opt for the lower deck. Locker provided are big enough. Shower rooms are not so clean but acceptable. Pretty cosy and safe area to stay in for solo travellers.

      Reviewed June 12, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Christian from Indonesia
      Couple
      Deluxe Room (Attached Bathroom)
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      Superb and excellent value of money”

      I book the room with attach bathroom, u can enjoy the balcony. They provide free water dispenser outside the room, and a comfortable common room. They have a bus stop right outside the hotel. Easy to find local and delicious food around the hotel

      Reviewed June 08, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Ella from New Zealand
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in Female Pod
      Stayed 6 nights in May 2019

      Sweet place”

      Awesome location and well run but really great staff. It was raining a lot for the duration of my stay and that caused leakages throughout the building and the corridor smelt bad (like a lot) but the rooms themselves were awesome and easy to live in. I had a nice stay here

      Reviewed May 13, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Steffi from Malaysia
      Couple
      Deluxe Room (Attached Bathroom)
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      3D2N”

      Location is excellent, room is small but just nice, didnt like the hanging lamp at the sink, accidentally hit it for few times while doing my hair looking at the mirror, plus the lamp is bright white color lamp. The balcony is great, when the room gets too cold at least there's a balcony to go but do remember to wear slipper, the floor is dusty. Bed is very comfy, this is the most important for travelers to have a good night sleep. Parking is very very limited, we were lucky to get parking late night after the clubbers next door left the club but if you're not traveling by ur own car, should be fine. Lastly, my room didnt have hot water, if not it would makes the prefect trip!

      Reviewed July 01, 2019
      8.4
      Excellent
      Meutia from Indonesia
      Couple
      Deluxe Room (Attached Bathroom)
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      Good choice for room with attached bathroom”

      We stayed here only for the weekend, and pick the room with attached bathroom in it. The location was great, about 5 minutes walk to the Jetty Terminal where you could take the bus to the airport, penang hill, batu feringgi, and also CAT-free bus. In front and next to the hotel was 2 of the famous murals that were scattered around Georgetown. Upon check in, you should pay RM10 for government tax and RM100 for deposits. The room itself was comfy, the air conditioner, TV, and bathroom works well. What I love the most is the bed cleanliness. For iphone users, you should ask for phone settings to the receptionist to connect to the wifi.

      Reviewed July 01, 2019
      7.6
      Very good
      Worapong from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Room (Attached Bathroom)
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

      Inattentive staff and old room”

      Some Staff are not energetic even I open the door there is no offering assistance on welcoming or introduction on how to accessing the internet. The location was great and near ferry but the room is very old and the linen is dirty that can irritate your skin.

      Reviewed July 19, 2019
      8.0
      Excellent
      Natalie from Singapore
      Couple
      White Room
      Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

      Very good”

      The hot shower didn't really work.

      Reviewed July 06, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      ari from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      Single POD Front Entry - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in April 2019

      everything was great”

      Pros: - room very clean - best value for solo traveller - Friendly staff cons: - little bit far from georgetown area, but not problem with this

      Reviewed July 05, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Lai from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Single POD Side Entry - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      Good location and amenities”

      Good location near jetty and next to a few murals. Provides towels and has dedicated luggage storage with lock for each person

      Reviewed July 02, 2019
      8.0
      Excellent
      Sarah from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Single POD Side Entry - Mixed
      Stayed 6 nights in June 2019

      Great location”

      Pros: A good central location, close to some of the most famous street art, and also the bus/ferry terminals. Beds are comfy. Lockers. Key fob. Cons: Can here all noises in the corridors, not very sociable, key fob regulates power in your pod - so if you go for a shower and take your key with you (as you should) nothing will charge.

      Reviewed June 15, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      chee from Maldives
      Couple
      Deluxe Room (Attached Bathroom)
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      Maintainance”

      They need to have do maintenance daily weekly and monthly. At least provide a phone in the room at 2nd floor.. conceptual hotel should have a good experience but turns out worst tha. Backpackers Hotel. Because of my 1st visit was excellent and that’s the reason that I come back. Backpackers bed was better than deluxe room.

      Reviewed June 11, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Victoria
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

      Exceptional”

      I loved everything about it, all except the Wi-Fi , I cannot connect to it, always shows "400 bad request ", I am not sure whether it is my phone's problem or what. I wished the staff had put in more effort to help figure out a way to fix this problem. I am a little sad about that. Other than that, I loved the room. For my first time staying in a container, they gave me a good experience, will definitely go back again for another stay. Hopefully by my next visit, I can connect to the Wi-Fi there.

      Reviewed May 01, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Fatin from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Single POD Front Entry - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

      Convenient, strategic and comfortable place to stay for a solo traveller”

      If you travel by bus, you have to stop at Penang Sentral (Butterworth) and took the ferry to Port Weld. It is just walking distance from Port Weld to this hotel. The room is also super comfortable, the shared shower is clean.

      Reviewed February 19, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      SAW from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 1 night in January 2019

      Safe, comfortable and highly recommend”

      Highly recommend to other solo travelers like me. Clean bed and towel. Too bad, the individual air vent is so noisy and I closed it. Receptionists staff should be more friendly. Very nice experience and I will come back again.

      Reviewed January 05, 2019
      8.4
      Excellent
      Jo
      Solo traveler
      Single POD Front Entry - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in December 2018

      Excellent”

      Hostel is at the end of Chulia street, 5 minutes walk to ferry to butterworth, has a library of English books and it has a heavenly shower which is really nice. The day receptionist is a bit unfriendly I found as when I asked her question I feel that I was bothering her. Other than that, my stay in container hotel is acceptable and highly recommend to other travelers who wants a goodnight sleep in a decent hotel.

      Reviewed December 06, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Zaimi from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Single POD Side Entry - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in November 2018

      Wonderful stay”

      It such an amazing stay with a valuable and affordable cost as they offered best location (which near to Port Weld), best facilities (with this cost i could say it best), so clean and staff are so friendly. Hope to come here again for my next visit to Penang

      Reviewed November 30, 2018
      12345

      Reviews of Container Hotel Penang from real guests

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      Agoda Reviews (1755)Booking.com Reviews (330)
      8.3
      /
      10
      Excellent
      7.7% this month
      Cleanliness8.2
      Facilities7.7
      Location8.9
      Room comfort and quality8.9
      Service8.1
      Value for money8.6
      High score for Penang
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (315)
      8-9 Excellent (127)
      7-8 Very Good (202)
      6-7 Good (52)
      <6 Below Expectation (91)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (148)
      Jun - Aug (191)
      Sep - Nov (198)
      Dec - Feb (250)
      All guests (1755)
      All room types
      All languages

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      12345
      7.6
      Very good
      nursyamimie from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      Deluxe Room (Attached Bathroom)
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

      Great Location”

      Nice stay and very great location to find food and tourist attractions. Room too small and the bed also but anything complete there Interrior very comfy Overall just nice for backpacker not for family. I give rate this hotel ⭐️⭐️⭐️

      Reviewed July 21, 2019
      8.0
      Excellent
      Sin from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Single POD Front Entry - Mixed
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

      Very good”

      the beds are very comfy and the bathrooms are clean. i love the location which is close to everything. I arrived by train early at butterworth then took a ferry across. the staff let me check in early.

      Reviewed June 28, 2019
      8.8
      Excellent
      Afif
      Couple
      Deluxe Room (Attached Bathroom)
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

      Excellent”

      Strategic place in Georgetown and it is near to a lot of places.

      Reviewed July 22, 2019
      7.6
      Very good
      Shawn from Malaysia
      Couple
      Mixed Dormitory with Double bed
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

      Awesome trip together with Container”

      Can tell this is a strategic location, I like the environment and also staff here, beside it close to Weld Quay definitely a must to stay

      Reviewed July 23, 2019
      8.0
      Excellent
      Wei from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      Great location”

      Great location. Walkable to many cafes, good food and Tan/Chew jetty. Pod is clean and cosy. Would recomend that you opt for the lower deck. Locker provided are big enough. Shower rooms are not so clean but acceptable. Pretty cosy and safe area to stay in for solo travellers.

      Reviewed June 12, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Christian from Indonesia
      Couple
      Deluxe Room (Attached Bathroom)
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      Superb and excellent value of money”

      I book the room with attach bathroom, u can enjoy the balcony. They provide free water dispenser outside the room, and a comfortable common room. They have a bus stop right outside the hotel. Easy to find local and delicious food around the hotel

      Reviewed June 08, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Ella from New Zealand
      Solo traveler
      Single Bed in Female Pod
      Stayed 6 nights in May 2019

      Sweet place”

      Awesome location and well run but really great staff. It was raining a lot for the duration of my stay and that caused leakages throughout the building and the corridor smelt bad (like a lot) but the rooms themselves were awesome and easy to live in. I had a nice stay here

      Reviewed May 13, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Steffi from Malaysia
      Couple
      Deluxe Room (Attached Bathroom)
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      3D2N”

      Location is excellent, room is small but just nice, didnt like the hanging lamp at the sink, accidentally hit it for few times while doing my hair looking at the mirror, plus the lamp is bright white color lamp. The balcony is great, when the room gets too cold at least there's a balcony to go but do remember to wear slipper, the floor is dusty. Bed is very comfy, this is the most important for travelers to have a good night sleep. Parking is very very limited, we were lucky to get parking late night after the clubbers next door left the club but if you're not traveling by ur own car, should be fine. Lastly, my room didnt have hot water, if not it would makes the prefect trip!

      Reviewed July 01, 2019
      8.4
      Excellent
      Meutia from Indonesia
      Couple
      Deluxe Room (Attached Bathroom)
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      Good choice for room with attached bathroom”

      We stayed here only for the weekend, and pick the room with attached bathroom in it. The location was great, about 5 minutes walk to the Jetty Terminal where you could take the bus to the airport, penang hill, batu feringgi, and also CAT-free bus. In front and next to the hotel was 2 of the famous murals that were scattered around Georgetown. Upon check in, you should pay RM10 for government tax and RM100 for deposits. The room itself was comfy, the air conditioner, TV, and bathroom works well. What I love the most is the bed cleanliness. For iphone users, you should ask for phone settings to the receptionist to connect to the wifi.

      Reviewed July 01, 2019
      7.6
      Very good
      Worapong from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      Deluxe Room (Attached Bathroom)
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

      Inattentive staff and old room”

      Some Staff are not energetic even I open the door there is no offering assistance on welcoming or introduction on how to accessing the internet. The location was great and near ferry but the room is very old and the linen is dirty that can irritate your skin.

      Reviewed July 19, 2019
      8.0
      Excellent
      Natalie from Singapore
      Couple
      White Room
      Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

      Very good”

      The hot shower didn't really work.

      Reviewed July 06, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      ari from Indonesia
      Solo traveler
      Single POD Front Entry - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in April 2019

      everything was great”

      Pros: - room very clean - best value for solo traveller - Friendly staff cons: - little bit far from georgetown area, but not problem with this

      Reviewed July 05, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Lai from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Single POD Side Entry - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      Good location and amenities”

      Good location near jetty and next to a few murals. Provides towels and has dedicated luggage storage with lock for each person

      Reviewed July 02, 2019
      8.0
      Excellent
      Sarah from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Single POD Side Entry - Mixed
      Stayed 6 nights in June 2019

      Great location”

      Pros: A good central location, close to some of the most famous street art, and also the bus/ferry terminals. Beds are comfy. Lockers. Key fob. Cons: Can here all noises in the corridors, not very sociable, key fob regulates power in your pod - so if you go for a shower and take your key with you (as you should) nothing will charge.

      Reviewed June 15, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      chee from Maldives
      Couple
      Deluxe Room (Attached Bathroom)
      Stayed 1 night in June 2019

      Maintainance”

      They need to have do maintenance daily weekly and monthly. At least provide a phone in the room at 2nd floor.. conceptual hotel should have a good experience but turns out worst tha. Backpackers Hotel. Because of my 1st visit was excellent and that’s the reason that I come back. Backpackers bed was better than deluxe room.

      Reviewed June 11, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Victoria
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

      Exceptional”

      I loved everything about it, all except the Wi-Fi , I cannot connect to it, always shows "400 bad request ", I am not sure whether it is my phone's problem or what. I wished the staff had put in more effort to help figure out a way to fix this problem. I am a little sad about that. Other than that, I loved the room. For my first time staying in a container, they gave me a good experience, will definitely go back again for another stay. Hopefully by my next visit, I can connect to the Wi-Fi there.

      Reviewed May 01, 2019
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Fatin from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Single POD Front Entry - Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

      Convenient, strategic and comfortable place to stay for a solo traveller”

      If you travel by bus, you have to stop at Penang Sentral (Butterworth) and took the ferry to Port Weld. It is just walking distance from Port Weld to this hotel. The room is also super comfortable, the shared shower is clean.

      Reviewed February 19, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      SAW from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Dormitory -- Female Only
      Stayed 1 night in January 2019

      Safe, comfortable and highly recommend”

      Highly recommend to other solo travelers like me. Clean bed and towel. Too bad, the individual air vent is so noisy and I closed it. Receptionists staff should be more friendly. Very nice experience and I will come back again.

      Reviewed January 05, 2019
      8.4
      Excellent
      Jo
      Solo traveler
      Single POD Front Entry - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in December 2018

      Excellent”

      Hostel is at the end of Chulia street, 5 minutes walk to ferry to butterworth, has a library of English books and it has a heavenly shower which is really nice. The day receptionist is a bit unfriendly I found as when I asked her question I feel that I was bothering her. Other than that, my stay in container hotel is acceptable and highly recommend to other travelers who wants a goodnight sleep in a decent hotel.

      Reviewed December 06, 2018
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Zaimi from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Single POD Side Entry - Mixed
      Stayed 1 night in November 2018

      Wonderful stay”

      It such an amazing stay with a valuable and affordable cost as they offered best location (which near to Port Weld), best facilities (with this cost i could say it best), so clean and staff are so friendly. Hope to come here again for my next visit to Penang

      Reviewed November 30, 2018
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