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Grand Inn Macalister
Grand Inn Macalister
Grand Inn Macalister
Grand Inn Macalister
Grand Inn Macalister
Grand Inn Macalister
Grand Inn Macalister

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7.2

Very good

1,823 reviews

1,823 reviews

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7.6

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 430 meters from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion 1.9 km
Armenian Street 2.0 km
Khoo Kongsi 2.2 km
Pinang Peranakan Mansion 2.5 km
Chew's Jetty 2.5 km
Penang Fort Cornwallis 2.9 km
Kek Lok Si Temple 5.4 km
Batu Ferringhi Beach 9.8 km
Entopia 11.8 km
Escape Theme Park 11.8 km
Nearby landmarks
Floating Mosque 130 m
Loh Guan Lye Hospital 130 m
Loh Guan Lye Specialist Centre 180 m
Penang First Assembly of God 220 m
Ghee Hiang 400 m
The Church in Penang 410 m
anson road durian leng 440 m
Penang Buddhist Association temple 450 m
Anson Road Market 450 m
Cantonese Methodist Church 470 m

Grand Inn Macalister

165.G.2, Jalan Macalister, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 11400 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Georgetown part of Penang, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

A/C

Daily cleaning

Daily cleaning

Ticket services

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Room service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

This property is in high demand!

17 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.5
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport14.5 km

Rooms available at Grand Inn Macalister

Standard Double
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Quad
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 queen beds
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Standard Twin
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Shower
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Quadruple Two Queen Beds
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    Standard One Single Bed
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      Shared Room
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        Triple Room Panoramic
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          Studio
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            Twin Room (No Window)
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              Frequently asked questions

              What time is check-in and check-out at Grand Inn Macalister?

              Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 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.

              How do I get to Grand Inn Macalister?

              For those who wish to drive their own cars, Grand Inn Macalister has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Penang with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

              What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Grand Inn Macalister?

              Komtar Bus Terminal is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 1.4 km away from Grand Inn Macalister.

              What restaurants are nearby Grand Inn Macalister?

              Grand Inn Macalister is located in Georgetown, famous for good restaurants such as Yun Shui Ge Teahouse, Tea Home Cafe and Restaurant Blanc.

              What popular shopping places are close to Grand Inn Macalister?

              Grand Inn Macalister is located in Georgetown area which features shopping places such as Prangin Mall, 1st Avenue Mall and Ghee Hiang.

              What are popular attractions near Grand Inn Macalister?

              Grand Inn Macalister is located in Georgetown area, which is famous for attractions such as Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion and Khoo Kongsi.

              What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Grand Inn Macalister?

              Grand Inn Macalister is located in the Georgetown area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Depoh Kerajaan Pulau Pinang and Bukit Olivia.

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              What people love about Grand Inn Macalister

              • 8

                Very good

                "Value for money and comfortable to stay"

                NORAINI

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                June 12, 2022

              • 9.6

                Exceptional
                Cleanliness

                "Clean and smell god."

                Hafizah

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                June 10, 2022

              • 7.2

                Very good
                Location

                "Good location"

                MOHD

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                May 24, 2022

              Property ranking|Compared to 2,318 Penang properties
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              Cheapest price score
              Room comfort score
              6.6/10
              Room size
              14 sqm.
              Value for money score
              7.5/10
              Better than
              97
              %
              of Penang properties
              Better than
              91
              %
              of Penang properties
              Bigger than
              86
              %
              of Penang properties
              Better than
              81
              %
              of Penang properties
              Overall rating:

              7.2

              Very good
              1,823 reviews
              Cleanliness
              7.1
              Facilities
              6.8
              Location
              7.6
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              What travelers say they love:
              Good place to stay for short trips
              Vijaykumar from Malaysia
              Couple
              More about Grand Inn Macalister

              More about Grand Inn Macalister

              Grand Inn Macalister

              Take a good wander and unveil the wonder of Penang with a stay at Grand Inn Macalister. Explore the genuine Penang that most travelers never see, with a stay at Grand Inn Macalister -- located only 2.5 km from Pinang Peranakan Mansion.
              Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Taxi services provided by Grand Inn Macalister makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Penang. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hotel.
              Front desk service is provided at the hotel including luggage storage. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hotel's ticket service and tours. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time.
              Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with linen service and air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities including the cable TV is provided in some rooms. Grand Inn Macalister also provides toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


              Dining and things to do

              A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry.


              Around the property

              Experience Penang like a true local. Multiple day trip options await you and your travel group close to Grand Inn Macalister, starting with visits to Chew's Jetty located just 2.5 km away. Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion is located 1.8 km away, and is one of the most famous tourist spots to visit and photograph.


              Reasons to stay here

              Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 97% cheaper than other options.
              Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 90% of the city's other accommodations.
              Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 90% of accommodations in the city.

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              Amenities and facilities
              Good
              Facilities

              6.8

              Most talked about facilities

              Housekeeping

              69 mentions

              Internet

              23 mentions

              Food & Dining

              18 mentions

              Car Park

              16 mentions

              Languages spoken

              • English
              • Chinese [Mandarin]
              • Malay

              Internet access

              • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
              • Internet services
              • Wi-Fi in public areas

              Things to do, ways to relax

              • Ticket services
              • Tours

              Cleanliness and safety

              • Daily disinfection in all rooms
              • Daily disinfection in common areas
              • First aid kit
              • Temperature check for guests and staff

              Dining, drinking, and snacking

              • Restaurants
              • Room service

              Services and conveniences

              • Air conditioning in public area
              • Daily cleaning
              • Elevator
              • Invoice provided
              • Luggage storage
              • Smoking area

              For the kids

              • Family room

              Access

              • CCTV in common areas
              • CCTV outside property
              • Fire extinguisher
              • Front desk [24-hour]
              • Non-smoking rooms
              • Pets allowed
              • Smoke alarms

              Getting around

              • Car park [free of charge]
              • Car park [on-site]
              • Taxi service

              Available in all rooms

              • A/C
              • Accessible by elevator
              • Carpeting
              • Coffee/tea machine
              • Complimentary drinking water
              • Daily cleaning
              • Desk
              • Linens
              • Mirror
              • Non-smoking
              • Phone
              • Private bathroom
              • Safety/security feature
              • Satellite/cable channels
              • Shower
              • Smoke alarm
              • Toiletries
              • Towels
              • Wake up call
              • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
              Location
              165.G.2, Jalan Macalister, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 11400
              Very good
              Location

              7.6

              Airports

              • Penang International Airport (PEN)
                14.5 km 27 min drive
              • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
                86.9 km

              Public transportation

              • Komtar Bus Terminal
                1.5 km
              • Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal
                2.7 km

              Hospital or clinic

              • Loh Guan Lye Hospital
                130 m

              Shopping

              • Batu Ferringhi Night Market
                9.8 km

              Convenience store

              • 7 Eleven
                620 m

              Cash withdrawal

              • ATM
                450 m
              What's nearby

              Popular landmarks

              • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
                1.9 km
              • Armenian Street
                2.0 km
              • Khoo Kongsi
                2.2 km
              • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
                2.5 km
              • Chew's Jetty
                2.5 km
              • Penang Fort Cornwallis
                2.9 km
              • Kek Lok Si Temple
                5.4 km
              • Batu Ferringhi Beach
                9.8 km
              • Entopia
                11.8 km
              • Escape Theme Park
                11.8 km

              Nearby landmarks

              • Floating Mosque
                130 m
              • Loh Guan Lye Hospital
                130 m
              • Loh Guan Lye Specialist Centre
                180 m
              • Penang First Assembly of God
                220 m
              • Ghee Hiang
                400 m
              • The Church in Penang
                410 m
              • anson road durian leng
                440 m
              • Penang Buddhist Association temple
                450 m
              • Anson Road Market
                450 m
              • Cantonese Methodist Church
                470 m
              Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
              Property policies
              Children and extra beds

              Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

              All children are welcome.

              Infant 0-1 year(s)
              Stay for free if using existing bedding.
              Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
              Children 2-11 year(s)
              Stay for free if using existing bedding.
              If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
              Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
              Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
              Others
              • 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.
              • The minimum age required to check in is 18 years old.
              • Effective 1 June 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 property’s star rating will be in accordance to the rating from the 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.
              • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
              Some helpful facts

              Check-in/Check-out

              • Check-in from14:00
              • Check-in until21:00
              • Check-out from07:00
              • Check-out until12:00
              • Reception open until22:00

              The property

              • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
              • Number of floors3
              • Number of rooms 48
              • Year property opened2012

              Reviews of Grand Inn Macalister from real guests

              Provided by verified guests of Agoda
              7.1
              /
              10
              Cleanliness7.1
              Facilities6.8
              Location7.6
              Room comfort and quality6.6
              Service7.3
              Value for money7.5
              High score for Penang
              Rating
              9+ Exceptional (114)
              8-9 Excellent (74)
              7-8 Very Good (195)
              6-7 Good (181)
              <6 Below Expectation (276)
              Time of the year
              Mar - May (213)
              Jun - Aug (189)
              Sep - Nov (196)
              Dec - Feb (242)
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              7.7
              Very good
              Kusno from Singapore
              Group
              Standard Quad
              Stayed 7 nights in January 2014

              Value For Money”

              Close proximity to Loh Guan Lai Hospital, affordable pricing and comfortable room

              We went to Penang for eye operation for both my parents at Loh Guan Lai Hospital. The proximity of Grand Inn to LGL Hospital makes it our top priority since there will be an issue of transport after the operation, and also during pre and subsequent post review. The hotel also offer a 4 person-room, with double queen size. That makes 3 of us comfortably rested. The pricing is affordable too. Close proximity to the many eateries is an added bonus.

              Reviewed January 22, 2014

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              7.3
              Very good
              WANG from Malaysia
              Group
              Standard Double
              Stayed 1 night in March 2013

              Basic and clean hotel with afforadable price”

              cleanliness, location

              We stayed for a night at Grand Inn Hotel on 28th March 2013 together with my parents in-law. We booked a quad room. But the room is smaller than what the picture has shown. However, with the price that we have paid for, it is still acceptable as it is clean, and the location is at the heart of the Penang town which make it convenient for us to travel around. The hotel service is good. My parents in-law extended for another night to a Deluxe Room, the hotel staff manage to allow us to check in at 10.30am and arrange the Deluxe room at the same level that we stayed on the first night. It save us hassle for moving all the stuffs to another room. It is a good choice if you are looking for a budget hotel with excellent location.

              Reviewed April 05, 2013

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              8.8
              Excellent
              John from Australia
              Couple
              Standard Double
              Stayed 1 night in November 2019

              Very close to Loh Guan Lye Hospital”

              If you need to be close to Loh Guan Lye Hospital, this is it. Literally across the road from the hospital, it will take you 2 minutes to walk there. The hotel itself is typical 2-3 star, but we found the staff very friendly and helpful, and there is off-street parking for guests - a real help in Penang! There were several food outlets close by, especially an excellent Indian restaurant 2 doors up from the hospital. Also 7/11 and other small shops nearby. Several good food courts were 10 minutes walk away. MacAlister Rd is a major road, with buses along it frequently, and it is just a 20 minute walk to Komtar, straight down MacAlister Rd.

              Reviewed November 20, 2019

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              7.7
              Very good
              Tjhin from Indonesia
              Couple
              Standard Double
              Stayed 1 night in August 2013

              Nice and affordable budget hotel close to hospital”

              Nice and large romm, comfortable bed and friendly staff

              It was a pleasant experience to stay at the Grand Inn. I'd recommended the inn to anyone especially in need to get close to one of the best hospital in Penang. You'll be surprise on what this inn could offer you at their low rate

              Reviewed August 06, 2013

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              7.6
              Very good
              Ronald from Indonesia
              Couple
              Standard Quad
              Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

              Suitable for patient of Loh Guan Lye hospital”

              If you want to go to Loh Guan Lye Hospital, I think Grand Inn hotel is nice to stay. The price is fair. Just cross the road to get there (hospital). if you want to search any kind of food, you can go on foot may about 500 m

              Reviewed April 20, 2019

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              8.3
              Excellent
              Kamarul from Malaysia
              Couple
              Standard Double
              Stayed 1 night in December 2012

              Lovely budget hotel with friendly staff”

              Convenient, free parking and free wifi

              The standard room though small but is comfotable enough for a couple or two adults to stay in. I have stayed in much smaller room in a budget hotel in Japan long ago. Here you have enough space to move around and the bathroom is quite spacious. The room comes with flat TV screen,open cabinet and drawers for your clothes, hot and cold shower and fully carpeted. They also provide you hot flask, towels, bath gel and shampoo. A pharmacy is also located conviniently beside the hotel. For the price I'm paying I am truly satisfied except I think the hotel could do a little bit more to soundproof the room as you can hear noises from inside the room if you walk on the corridor. From inside it's ok, you don't hear what's going on outside.

              Reviewed December 30, 2012

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              9.6
              Exceptional
              Sari from Indonesia
              Solo traveler
              Standard Quad
              Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

              Value for money”

              Grand Inn suitable for my family to go to the hospital close to this hotel.

              Reviewed March 09, 2017

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              7.7
              Very good
              Hermawan from Indonesia
              Family with teens
              Standard Quad
              Stayed 1 night in December 2012

              Nice & Calm Hotel”

              The location of this hotel is in the middle of town, you can reach many interesting places easily

              My stay in Grand inn was good, the receptionist was really helpfull and kind. consider it is a new hotel then everything should be new. Dont think about breakfast, because you can find local food in the morning close to your hotel.

              Reviewed December 12, 2012

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              6.7
              Good
              CHEE from Malaysia
              Couple
              Standard Double
              Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

              Standard, nice & friendly staff”

              Recommended for people who need check up (just in front of Loh Guan Lye), easier for public transportation (in front have bus station)

              Standard Experience, suggest Grand Inn for people who will check up on Penang, just in front of Loh Guan Lye & have bus station in front make you easier go to everywhere even go to Airport. Minus for food hawker, breakfast have kwetiao between Jl Macalistar & Jl Perak, beside Grand Inn 1 mini restaurant, need to walk +/- 20minutes for various food

              Reviewed February 21, 2014

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              7.7
              Very good
              Lew from Malaysia
              Family with young children
              Standard Double
              Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

              Nice Hotel”

              Clean & comfortable

              Clean & nice, if i going to penang again, the prioty choice is Grand Inn Hotel

              Reviewed December 28, 2014

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              7.3
              Very good
              Beng from Malaysia
              Family with teens
              Standard Quad
              Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

              clean. comfy room”

              friendly staff.great location.spacious room for 4

              It was pleasant stay in Grand Inn hotel, budget stay definitely worth the price for 4ppl.

              Reviewed August 27, 2013

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              6.0
              CHEE from Malaysia
              Couple
              Standard Double
              Stayed 1 night in February 2014

              Standard, nice & friendly staff”

              Recommended for people who need check up (just in front of Loh Guan Lye), easier for public transportation (in front have bus station)

              Standard Experience, suggest Grand Inn for people who will check up on Penang, just in front of Loh Guan Lye & have bus station in front make you easier go to everywhere even go to Airport. Minus for food hawker, breakfast have kwetiao between Jl Macalistar & Jl Perak, beside Grand Inn 1 mini restaurant, need to walk +/- 20minutes for various food

              Reviewed February 21, 2014

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              9.0
              Exceptional
              Lee from Malaysia
              Couple
              Standard Double
              Stayed 1 night in December 2012

              CLEAN and TIDY room”

              wifi provided

              Room is clean and tidy. Parking space is limited but the hotel staff is very friendly and will always ready to find another parking place for the hotel guest. Can hear people talking outside the corridor/ next door :(

              Reviewed January 02, 2013

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              7.0
              Very good
              TAY from Malaysia
              Couple
              Standard Double
              Stayed 3 nights in June 2013

              Convenient location to get food n transport.”

              Good location to get food.

              We feel comfortable by staying in Grand Inn Hotel only the parking lot not easy to park due to the limit space in front of the hotel.

              Reviewed June 23, 2013

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              8.7
              Excellent
              Diana from Indonesia
              Group
              Standard Quad
              Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

              have a good time”

              clean room, nice staff, value for money

              room is great, nice and clean. i'm staying at standard quad room. opposite the hotel has a bus stop which is a plus, can take the bus to komtar area. staff is very friendly. room wifi is poor. located at the beginning of the macalister road, so need to walk a lot to the center of the road for food at night.

              Reviewed May 28, 2014

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              5.3
              Mohd from Malaysia
              Solo traveler
              Standard Double
              Stayed 1 night in March 2013

              ver poor hotel”

              poor, not clean

              enjoy a panoramic view of georgetown with major shopping centres and government offices from the hotel's swimming pool, which is the tallest amongst other hotels in penang. a town famous for it culinary fanfare and idyllic beaches, hotel grand continental penang sets the pace for business travellers and holiday makers alike.

              Reviewed August 28, 2013

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              6.8
              Good
              Soon from Malaysia
              Family with teens
              Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

              Good location”

              Reasonable facility and hotel service for this price. This hotel is located near various tourist hot spots provided that you are driving. The staff are friendly too. My main issue with is hotel is the room AC dint work at all, they apologized (friendly) and sent a maintenance worker to troubleshot the issue. But all he did was clean the ac filter which was clean at the first place. I requested to change room but they told me the hotel was fully booked that day. So... i have to sleep in a quad room for 1 night without ac. When i requested to change room the next day, they told us we have to return the keycard first before issuing a new one therefore causing the trouble of taking all luggage with us while they process for a new room. Well, your millage may vary since i dun think all ac in this hotel are faulty *I hope.

              Reviewed November 20, 2018

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              Dear Soon, Thank you for your review and we appreciate your feedback and detailed comment. Kindly be advised that on particular day our technician were on leave and we were left with a trainee technician. As such, he was not really equipped to handle this problem. We apologized that this events has unfolded during your stay and we will make sure that this thing would not happened again. Usually we will provide a room cooler for the guest if the air-conditioned problem were unable to be solved. It is true that this is a rare ocassion and we will ensure that air-conditioned unit will be fully service upon receiving your complaint. Regards. Anhar / Front Office

              Responded November 23, 2018
              Grand Inn Macalister
              6.0
              Sindhu from Malaysia
              Group
              Standard Double
              Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

              Little Getaway”

              The staff was nice, the room was clean and the hotel location was quite strategic

              Overall, my stay at Grand Inn was okay. However, in the morning, we were woken up by children who ran the hall way screaming their lungs out. It was literally 7-8.30AM. That was pretty irritating and since the hotel walls were pretty thin, it overall was quite noisy. So if you're looking forward to a quiet and calm place to stay, this isn't it.

              Reviewed January 12, 2016

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              7.0
              Very good
              Jocelyn from Malaysia
              Solo traveler
              Standard Double
              Stayed 1 night in February 2013

              Nice room but limited carpark”

              Near hawker food

              Is worth to be staying at Grand Inn hotel , the rooms look new and comfort. But with limited carpark

              Reviewed February 22, 2013

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              7.2
              Very good
              Chin from Malaysia
              Couple
              Standard Double
              Stayed 1 night in August 2019

              Generally clean & value for money!”

              The hotel seems the cleanest so far at this kind of low rate as compared to so many in Penang! Though we felt some bed bugs but items provided inside the room are pretty complete. Staff is pretty flexible, we only asked once for late check-out at 1pm & immediately granted. Good attempt!

              Reviewed September 04, 2019

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