7.6

Very good
/10
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Housekeeping16
Breakfast4
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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Myo Ma Market 160 m
Kawthoung Tennis Club 190 m
Kawthoung Clock Tower 250 m
Myanmar Immigration Check Point 320 m
Kawthoung Public Park 410 m
Myo Ma Jetty 410 m
Bayit Naung Statue Garden 530 m
Kawthaung Airport 8.0 km
Ranong Airport 23.3 km
Surat Thani Airport 114.3 km
Penguin Hotel

"Perfect spot in city, friendly staff, everything awesome👌"

Pavel - October 23, 2019
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Penguin Hotel

Sabal street, Kawthaung City Center, Kawthaung / Victoria Point, Tanintharyi, Myanmar, Kawthaung, Kawthaung, Myanmar, 11111 - See map
Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • Airport transfer

  • Breakfast [free]

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Ticket services

  • Laundry service

Cheaper than 86% of all properties in Kawthaung in the last 24 hoursCompared to 7 Kawthaung properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.5
Location rating8.2

Rooms available at Penguin Hotel

Standard Double Bed
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Economy Single
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Mountain view
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Single Bed
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed
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Family Room (4 Adults)
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 queen beds
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Penguin Hotel?

      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. The hotel also offers 24-hour check-in.

      How do I get to Penguin Hotel?

      For those who wish to drive their own cars, Penguin Hotel has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Kawthaung with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

      Is breakfast offered at Penguin Hotel?

      Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Penguin Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 4 USD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

      What is the smoking policy at Penguin Hotel?

      Penguin Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

      What is the closest airport to Penguin Hotel?

      The closest airport is Kawthaung Airport, 7.9 km away from Penguin Hotel.

      What are popular attractions near Penguin Hotel?

      Guests at Penguin Hotel can easily visit Kawthoung Public Park and Bayit Naung Statue Garden located in the Kawthaung area.

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      What people love about Penguin Hotel

      • 8.0

        Very good
        Location

        "The location of the hotel is fantastic."

        Mary

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        January 19, 2020

      • 9.6

        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Lovely staff and good location."

        Robin

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        February 21, 2020

      • 9.6

        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "Staff were super nice/helpful."

        isn

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        December 16, 2019

      Overall rating:

      7.6

      Very good
      210 reviews
      Cleanliness
      7.9
      Facilities
      7.0
      Location
      8.2
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      What travelers say they love:
      We stayed in family room, very clean top floor.
      Robin from United Kingdom
      Couple
      More about Penguin Hotel

      More about Penguin Hotel

      Well-positioned in Kawthoung City Center, Penguin Hotel is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Kawthoung / Victoria Point. Only 13 Km away, this 1-star hotel can be easily accessed from the airport. 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 Kawthoung / Victoria Point hotel. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, taxi service, ticket service, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park.

      Penguin Hotel is home to 20 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, linens, mirror, slippers, towels. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include golf course (within 3 km) are designed for escape and relaxation. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Penguin Hotel the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Kawthoung / Victoria Point.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Good
      Facilities

      7.0

      Most talked about facilities

      Breakfast

      15 mentions

      Housekeeping

      9 mentions

      Internet

      3 mentions

      Languages spoken

      • English
      • Burmese
      • Thai

      Internet access

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

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Ticket services
      • Tours

      Cleanliness and safety

      • Body thermometer
      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Doctor/nurse on call
      • First aid kit
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Staff trained in safety protocol
      • Sterilizing equipment
      • Temperature check for guests and staff

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Breakfast [free]
      • Grocery delivery

      Services and conveniences

      • Concierge
      • Daily housekeeping
      • Elevator
      • Food delivery
      • Laundry service
      • Luggage storage
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area

      For the kids

      • Family room

      Land sports

      • Golf course (within 3 km)

      Access

      • Check-in [24-hour]
      • Pets allowed

      Getting around

      • Car park [free of charge]
      • Car park [nearby]
      • Rental car
      • Taxi service

      Available in all rooms

      • Desk
      • Free bottled water
      • Individual air conditioning
      • Shower
      Location
      Sabal street, Kawthaung City Center, Kawthaung / Victoria Point, Tanintharyi, Myanmar, Kawthaung, Kawthaung, Myanmar, 11111
      Excellent
      Location

      8.2

      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more 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 2-7 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 8 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-out until12:00
      • Reception open until12:00

      Getting around

      • Airport transfer fee15 USD
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

      Extras

      • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)4 USD

      The property

      • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
      • Number of floors4
      • Number of rooms 20
      • Room voltage220
      • Year property opened2006
      • Most recent renovation2010

      Reviews of Penguin Hotel from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      7.6
      /
      10
      Cleanliness7.9
      Facilities7.0
      Location8.2
      Room comfort and quality6.1
      Service7.8
      Value for money7.5
      High score for Kawthaung
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (29)
      8-9 Excellent (26)
      7-8 Very Good (28)
      6-7 Good (25)
      <6 Below Expectation (37)
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      Mar - May (23)
      Jun - Aug (12)
      Sep - Nov (23)
      Dec - Feb (87)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Rita from Hong Kong SAR, China
      Solo traveler
      Standard Single Bed
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      Nice stay”

      The hotel is 5 mins walk from the pier a few blocks up on the hill. Another 5 mins walk u will reach the temple on the hill. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The owner speaks perfect English and the next day gave me a ride to the pier for the boat trip. The room is not so big but spotlessly clean and comfortable. will definitely stay again if i go to Kawthaung. PS: if u come from Ranong, no need to pay more than 50 baht for the long tail boat ride.

      Reviewed March 22, 2019

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Nancy from United States
      Solo traveler
      Standard Single Bed
      Stayed 1 night in March 2019

      Exceptional”

      I already knew what to expect staying here so enjoyed my stay! The manager was extremely helpful and answered all of my questions patiently, suggested that I take some time to go around town and take the evening bus ride instead of the morning one (helped arrange my ticket), which was a GREAT tip. He helped me arrange a motorbike to go around the area and it was so worth it to do - Kawthaung is beautiful! Lots of local life to see and amazing nature if you do your research on where to go. The mohinga for breakfast was delicious (also option for toast), the room was small but enough for a solo traveler who doesn't need much.

      Reviewed April 06, 2019

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      keith from New Zealand
      Solo traveler
      Standard Single Bed
      Stayed 7 nights in February 2019

      Good budget option in Kawthaung ”

      Close to waterfront 5 mins walk uphill to this main budget option in Kawthaung. Rooms are small and spartan but include basic breakfast and they can arrange trips and motorbike. Go to Nyaung oo Phee for day trip if you want the best snorkeling.

      Reviewed February 06, 2019

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Eugenio from Italy
      Solo traveler
      Standard Single Bed
      Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

      secure place”

      friendly people work there, and You can ask for Have information about what it is possible to do aroun Kawthaung, normal breakfast.

      Reviewed February 13, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ana from Singapore
      Solo traveler
      Standard Single Bed
      Stayed 1 night in December 2018

      Small but compact. Exceptionally clean”

      I arrived a day earlier but was allowed to change my booking. In addition, they let me check in at 5 am. The room was v clean and the bed was comfortable. I definitely would stay there again when i return. Thank u, Penguin

      Reviewed December 18, 2018

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      6.0
      William from United States
      Solo traveler
      Economy Single
      Stayed 1 night in February 2014

      quick overnite cheap near to pier”

      clean, simple comp brunch, strong lobby wifi

      Stayed twice: on way to meet a boat at 7 am the next day to dive in the Mergui Archipelago and then on way out to catch flight back to Yangon. Second time, for the same price of around US$, I got a bigger room with double bed. The first room was twin in a cramped "walk-in-closet" size room. The hotel was 10 minutes walk to my rendezvous point. Also, minutes from the small port town to restaurants, convenience stores, and tourist shops. Lots of Expats in Thailand come over for Visa Stay purposes in order to renew their Thai visas. Nearby are larger resort areas with gambling, bars, etc. I was local to meet a local scooter-taxi driver, Kozaw, who spoke English. Kozaw expedited getting through local domestic customs and then back through as well as inexpensively transporting me about. Kawthaung is a border town and foreign visitors are highly monitored. His local cell is: 0878954056, which is a Thai phone number. Thai cell service is strong in this border town. Myanmar service is not. Kazaw can arrange group transport as well as suggest local day trips and night spots.

      Reviewed March 02, 2014

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Simon from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Standard Double Bed
      Stayed 1 night in August 2019

      Very good”

      Easy, clean, friendly, central. The young owner, Lin, speaks good English, is knowledgeable, open, friendly. We didn’t see other hotels but the curiously-named Penguin suited us fine.

      Reviewed August 10, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Norm from Canada
      Solo traveler
      Standard Double Bed
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

      Great Stay”

      The place was amazing for your first nights in Myanmar. The owner DOES speak English. As well as a women at breakfast. The rooms were great. A.C TV . Close to everything. The Market the river front, Temple. The children are incredible, know your HELLO. He even refunded my van out of town when I found a better departure time. Most travellers seem to stay here because the price is great. It was a great introduction to this incredible Country.

      Reviewed March 02, 2019

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Steven from United States
      Couple
      Standard Double Bed
      Stayed 1 night in February 2017

      Nice budget option”

      We entered Myanmar by boat from Ranong and this was the cheapest accommodation option. Location is great if arriving by boat because it's a short walk to the hotel from the pier. Room and bathroom were clean. Breakfast was good. Staff were really nice. Can rent a motorbike for 20,000 kyat from reception.

      Reviewed March 02, 2017

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      6.4
      Good
      Gerald from New Zealand
      Couple
      Standard Double Bed
      Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

      Kawthoung”

      If you are entering or leaving Myanmar at this port then there are few options for hotels. Around 4 that we counted. Two are on the water front where it is very noisy. Penguin was alittle behind and definately quieter. It was an easy walk to the ferry and cafes. The rooms are adequate, but you need to ask for a top sheet. Staff are average in enthusiasm amd service. Not much to see or do in Kawthuong so only book for one night. Roads north of here are improving but we opted for a flight. Myeik is a dump and l would recommend you fly direct to Dawei and save yourself the polluted sea front area.

      Reviewed October 26, 2016

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Brenda from Netherlands
      Solo traveler
      Standard Single Bed
      Stayed 1 night in February 2019

      I would recommend for a short stay!”

      + Friendly staff. Small bathroom but very clean, like the rest of the hotel. Breakfast simple but ok. Good location, 5-10 minute walk to the “boulevard”. - wifi was not working in the room. I just had 1 small window above my bed.

      Reviewed February 09, 2019

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      8.0
      Excellent
      keith from New Zealand
      Solo traveler
      Standard Single Bed
      Stayed 5 nights in November 2018

      OK”

      Room was small, only a little English spoken, basic breakfast, price reasonable. One of the few places in town available to foreigners, the other options of Victoria Cliff or the casino hotel are closer to $100, so this place is the default hang out for foreigners passing through or on trips to the Mergui

      Reviewed December 02, 2018

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      8.0
      Excellent
      Mary from Myanmar
      Solo traveler
      Standard Double Bed
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

      If you are working on a budget this is probably your best option. ”

      The location of the hotel is fantastic. It's about a 6 minute walk to the harbour. The room was very basic with no kettle, no hot water but the kitchen staff were very accommodating. The breakfast was forgettable or avoidable. There is no lift and the stairs were a little narrow. I asked for a room on the lower floors but ended on the second. Otherwise it was great and set in the back streets of the town. I wish I'd had more the to explore the area so if all you need is a bed then I'd recommend you consider the hotel.

      Reviewed January 19, 2020

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Anna from Italy
      Group
      Standard Double Bed
      Stayed 1 night in December 2019

      Exceptional”

      Nice hotel, walking distance from the pier and local market. They offer also day trip to the island. Basic breakfast with bred, jam, eggs, local noodles, tea and coffee. Clean room with AC and wifi. Friendly staff.

      Reviewed December 30, 2019

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Igor from Russia
      Solo traveler
      Standard Single Bed
      Stayed 1 night in February 2019

      Enough comfort and service for one night stay”

      Calm area, where located hotel, just 5 minutes walk from main pier and heart of town. Single rooms are small and have bathroom and toilet inside, but, it's not separated by door actually. Wi-fi was warked normally. On TV was few football channels, which I like. In the room was A/C and fan. Breackfast is enogh to be not hungry.

      Reviewed March 01, 2019

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      Peter from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Standard Single Bed
      Stayed 1 night in January 2020

      Great hotel close to the town centre”

      Well situated hotel about 500m (uphill) from the jetty if coming from Thailand. Nice pagoda views from the smallish but well presented room with en suite. Breakfast OK but very basic.

      Reviewed February 04, 2020

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Alona from Israel
      Couple
      Standard Double Bed
      Stayed 1 night in March 2017

      Best accommodation in town”

      Right what we needed, perfect location with only few min walk from the pier/shops. Nice view from the window and the common balcony on the second floor. The cleanest room that we had in all Myanmar. We could check-in before check-in time. Lucky us, we didn't had many questions cause the stuff is not really speaking english. That's a pity, because in this location you need information if you just start your trip in myanmar.

      Reviewed April 12, 2017

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      9.6
      Exceptional
      jean-pierre from Thailand
      Couple
      Standard Double Bed
      Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

      No other reasonable place to stay in!”

      Well located, very clean, smiling staff, excellent wifi, fine breakfast. It's our third stay ... Rooms are definitely very small for the price we have to pay!

      Reviewed February 26, 2020

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Eluta from United States
      Couple
      Standard Double Bed
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

      Good value. Nice place.”

      Pros: Easy walk to nearly everything. Staff are so kind! Breakfast included & served until 10. Cons: Bed felt like boxsprings only, without a mattress; manageable, but quite hard & uncomfortable. Small room, but met our travel needs. No water heater for shower (unnecessary in hot weather, but would have been appreciated as an option). Minimal menu options for lunch or dinner.

      Reviewed July 07, 2017

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      6.0
      KIMBERLY from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      Standard Double Bed
      Stayed 5 nights in January 2020

      Only to Sleep”

      I stayed at the Penguin hotel in Myanmar in order to do a tour to the beautiful islands. There are no real hotels unless you want to spend a loot of money, So this is more of a backpacker level just to sleep and then go to the snorkel tour. I stayed only one evening.

      Reviewed September 04, 2020

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