Good Friend Hotel
Newly renovated
Free Wi-Fi

Good Friend Hotel

286 Lebuh Chulia, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200
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    Good Friend Hotel Reviews

    7.4
    Very good
    /10
    (451 reviews)See what guests said
    9.2
    Exceptional

    "A/C was cold, staff was helpful, location was perfect for ba..."

    Kiley

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    November 9, 2018

    7.7
    Very good value for money

    Things you’ll love about Good Friend Hotel

    Things you'll love

    • 730 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Penang

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    Excellent
    Location
    8.7
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Popular
    Nearby
  • The Camera Museum250 m
  • Khoo Kongsi350 m
  • Penang Peranakan Mansion580 m
  • Gurney Drive2.73 km
  • Gurney Plaza3.73 km
  • Penang Hill5.69 km
  • Penang Bridge7.22 km
  • Kek Lok Si Temple7.37 km
  • Penang National Park13.24 km
  • Escape Adventureplay Theme Park13.93 km
  • Value for money7.7
    Distance to city center7.1 km
    Location rating8.7
    Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
    Distance to airport16.0 km

    Rooms available at Good Friend Hotel

    Deluxe Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Deluxe Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Queen Room with Shared Bathroom
    Queen Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 queen bed
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    Deluxe Double Room With Private Bathroom
    Deluxe Double Room With Private Bathroom
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • No Windows view
    • 1 double bed
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    Double Room with Private Bathroom
    Double Room with Private Bathroom
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    • 1 queen bed
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    1 Person in 2-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    1 Person in 2-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
    • 1 single bed
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    Single Bed in Male Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in Male Dormitory Room
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    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 single bed
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    1 Person in 2-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    1 Person in 2-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
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    • Shared bathroom
    • 1 single bed
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    Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
    Single Bed in Female Dormitory Room
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    • 1 single bed
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    What people love about Good Friend Hotel

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "Overall satisfied n would come again."

      Sly

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      November 17, 2018

    • 8.4
      Excellent

      "The hotel is nice , clean and in a good location"

      wong

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      September 13, 2016

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Stayed here every visit to Penang and always found the standard very high and the staff very helpfull Best Small Budget Hotel in Georgetown"

      Nigel

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      December 6, 2016

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Excellant accommodation and location for the cost Accept tha..."

    Nigel

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    December 10, 2016

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    What they offer

    8.8
    Excellent

    "Location is strategic."

    zaleha

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    December 20, 2018

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    From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

    Reviews of Good Friend Hotel from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (451)Booking.com Reviews (74)
    7.4
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    10
    Cleanliness7.1
    Facilities6.4
    Location8.7
    Room comfort and quality6.7
    Service7.6
    Value for money7.7
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    6.0
    Juha-Matti from Finland
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    Not what expected”

    Well... I booked a room with window (city view) according to agoda. Arrived and no window in the room. Asked staff to check if there was an error. One staff member was very rude and said its my fault as i should have booked a room with window. The window was not the issue in the end but the response was. So check if you book deluxe double and if it says city view, it probably wont have it. Apparently only one out of many deluxe doubles has a window. Aircon was leaking on the bed. Wifi did not work properly for the whole 5 nights we stayed there. When mentioned to staff on the first day they said its going to be fixed... nothing happened. A bit depressing place but still ok because of the location and price. Lot of small things that can ruin the stay though. Would look for other options in the area

    Reviewed April 22, 2019
    6.8
    Good
    Lani from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Ok”

    Reading the reviews we got quite lucky with our room. We stayed in room 101 on the ground floor. Room was small with no window, that was fine for us. The bed was really comfortable and had a good night sleep. There is a wet patch on the floor that kind of smells like damp. The toilet makes a noise throughout the night. The staff were so rude we actually found it funny. Don’t expect any help. They looked at us blankly when we first checked in, at first they said they didn’t have a room booked under our name, I showed them the email and they just handed us a key. We found our room ourselves, although it wasn’t hard it was not a great introduction. You’ll have to find out the door code and WiFi password yourself. On check out we asked if it was possible to book a taxi as our grab app wasn’t working, the woman gave us a really weird look and just shook her head. If you just need a room and know what you wanna do and how to get about it’s fine, maybe not for first time in Penang

    Reviewed March 30, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    rath
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 2-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    fantasy”

    Hotel in the center of the old part of George town. Great location, numerous eateries and bars within walking distance. rooms were made speedily, and everything was quite clean. Would stay here again for sure.

    Reviewed March 19, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    peter
    Business traveler
    1 Person in 2-Bed Dormitory - Female Only
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Comfortable!”

    1- The location is the best. A lot of famous and popular tourist spots are very close to this hotel. 2- All staff are very kind and polite, and the hospitality is excellent. They always smile and be very kind and polite. 3- Room is very clean.

    Reviewed March 14, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    wu
    Group
    Deluxe Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    great”

    he location was great! right in the middle of George town so very accessible to many places of interest. Also the restaurant was very good with lots of great options. I was pleasantly surprised. The room we had was also quite spacious and very clean, we found it to be very comfortable as well.

    Reviewed February 24, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Kiley from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Great value”

    A/C was cold, staff was helpful, location was perfect for backpackers. Shared bathrooms could be cleaner but was not terrible by any means. Room was clean, towels, water, shampoo/conditioner/soap all provided. Would recommend for anyone looking for cheap accommodation!

    Reviewed November 09, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Violet from New Zealand
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    Right in the Heart of the Old Quarter”

    Walking distance from the ferry. Basic room, but nice staff. At night the street comes alive with every imaginable type of food vendor, all very affordable. Backs onto Little India. Bus stop right outside. Definitely worth staying here.

    Reviewed July 17, 2018
    2.0
    Nurhezwani
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Double Room With Private Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Acceptable”

    Dirty room and toilet. Staff not friendly, cannot even smile. Lots of mosquito and other bugs 😔

    Reviewed May 19, 2019
    5.6
    Yannick from Canada
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Above average”

    The hotel was ok but really dirthy My girl friend drop something under the bed , when i went to get it , i think i saw a monster!!!! Water falling from the silling on the bed No toilet papper provided , we had to ask every days , The girl from the front desk sleeping on the cough Cheap price for a cheap , cheap hotel

    Reviewed February 08, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    jackson
    Business traveler
    1 Person in 2-Bed Dormitory - Male Only
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Nice hotel, comfortable and good recommend it ”

    The location was great! right in the middle of George town so very accessible to many places of interest. Also the restaurant was very good with lots of great options. I was pleasantly surprised. The room we had was also quite spacious and very clean, we found it to be very comfortable as well.

    Reviewed February 03, 2019
    4.0
    Sarah from United States
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

    Unacceptable”

    This entire experience was awful. Even from the start when I arrived to drop off my bags an hour before check in, I was barely acknowledged by the girl behind the counter. When I did get to my room, the sheets were wet and stained yellow. Even the fresh sheets were dirty, and ants were crawling on me when I tried to sleep. The shower/toilets are filthy with mold and no toilet paper is provided. I'm covered in mosquito bites after one night. The walls are so thin they shake from any movement in the hotel, and at 1am I tried to ask the desk for assistance to keep the party above me a little quieter, which they did not. My room smelled of urine and the bathrooms at night like old cigarette smoke. Instead of staying three nights I checked out first thing in the morning, and was met with laughter and rudeness by the front desk when I politely asked for some form of refund, anything. When I asked specifics to policy or why they wouldn't assist me, there only answer was "I don't know". As a woman travelling alone, someone asleep at the front desk with the hotel door wide open feels unacceptable as well. Nothing about this place has merit.

    Reviewed January 31, 2019
    5.6
    Connie from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double Room With Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Worth Value For Money”

    Location is very strategic. There are food stalls and bars opened at night in front of the hotel. Stayed for a night. No deposit needed. Room was small but comfortable. Bedsheet and pillowcase were dirty. Not sure what happened. Toilet is okay. Shower gel were provided. Thanks :)

    Reviewed January 21, 2019
    6.4
    Good
    Jessica from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room With Private Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Good location but cleanliness was poor”

    The location was great and right in the hustle and bustle of the city, it was easy to locate and get to via Google maps. The check in was smooth and easy. Unfortunately, the room did not appear to have been cleaned from the previous guests. The bed had hair in it and several stains, luckily we had sleeping bags so just slept on top of the bed. There was lots of dirt on the TV stand, the TV did not work and the room was covered in mosquitos! Not sure of how they were entering, as there was no window in the room which made it quite gloomy. We stayed one night which we were glad at. The bed was comfy however and the staff were friendly enough. We would not stay here again solely because of the cleanliness of the room.

    Reviewed January 04, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    koh
    Business traveler
    Deluxe Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Great hotel, I would definitely come here again”

    Chulia Mansion is a great, stylish and modern hotel located in the middle of the historic part of Georgetown. The location could not be any better. The room itself was very good, also stylish, clean, with very good working A/C, good and comfy beds. The bathroom was also spacious, with separated shower, clean towels every day, with good smell after use which was not a standard in other good hotels we were staying during our trip. The staff was friendly and helpful. The breakfast was included and it was one of the best breakfast I have ever eaten travelling thru the world with my family.

    Reviewed January 02, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    dewi from Indonesia
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Really good stay”

    This hotel is in the chulia street, a lot of food here, near CAT bus station. U also can get a cheap motorbike rental with RM25 only, but actually more cheap u pay there only RM50 than from this web Great staff and nice hotel with that price

    Reviewed December 27, 2018
    2.0
    pasquale from Italy
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 7 nights in December 2018

    a real rubbish of guesthouse pls avoid”

    nothing, noisy small small room wood everywhere in the night noisy and noisy no. sleep price is no gave quality bad and dirty my suggest avoid this guesthouse around there are some good at same price local often are unpleasant shout and talking laud

    Reviewed December 21, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    jenny
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Great location, good hotel”

    Generally a very good hotel. Location is great, easy access to China Town, Little India and more. Worth taking a Grab cab to further afield locations e.g. Gurney Plaza, Kek Lok Si temple, etc. . Varied each day slightly, local breakfast and western - the local foods are so much nicer, . Room was upgraded to Deluxe, which was nice. Some loose change did go missing after a clean though. Also, the toilet bidet should have a spray attachment, otherwise it's annoying to use.

    Reviewed December 18, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Bobo
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Relax Trip”

    Courteous hotel staffs. Situated in the very neighbourhood of the heritage sites and plenty of food haunts to explore. Rooms are well kept and clean. The room we stayed in faces the main street but surprisingly it was not noisy.

    Reviewed December 12, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    Bee from Malaysia
    Couple
    Deluxe Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

    Great location with cheaper value”

    Great location. Cheaper price. Staff is nice. Great for a simple stay. Easy access to all nice food around. Sound insulation is not good. Can hear people phone ringing in other room. Better bring your own toiletries. Only provide hair shampoo and shower cream in the shared bathroom. Heater with no hot shower.

    Reviewed November 25, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Dean from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in August 2017

    good value for money and a great location”

    good value for money and a great location. The free wifi works. The aircon works well. The hot shower had good water pressure. The receptionist is very friendly. There are 24 hour convenience shops in a couple of minutes walk away. There are plenty of bars and restaurants in the area.

    Reviewed August 25, 2017
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