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7.6

Very good

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Very good location - Inside city center
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Red Inn Cabana

"The staffs and the cleanliness are quite good."

Nur - October 23, 2018

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Red Inn Cabana

22 leith Street, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200 - See map
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Good comfort
6.8 room quality and comfort
Good service
6.5 rating for service

Very easy ! Accessible to every places here in Georgetown and the bus stop for Rapid Penang is just 200m away to get you to where you want to go!

Amir | January 8, 2019

Nice place and near the bus stop and some touristic places.

Nur | October 23, 2018

Near to interesting place around Georgetown and makan place

mohd | October 8, 2018

I will come back to this hotel for the next trip to penang.

ifa | May 13, 2017

The staff are very friendly and the bed are really good.

ifa | May 13, 2017

Nice rooms, nice location which in the middle of town

DEWI | December 13, 2018

  • 920 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Penang

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Garden

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Value for money6.5
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport15.4 km

Rooms available at Red Inn Cabana

Superior Family Shared Bathroom
Superior Family Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Superior King Bed
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Queen Bed with Shared Bathroom
Queen Bed with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Twin Bed
Standard Twin Bed
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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Frequently asked questions

How do I get to Red Inn Cabana?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Red Inn Cabana has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for an additional charge. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Penang with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

What is the smoking policy at Red Inn Cabana?

Red Inn Cabana is not 100% smoke-free. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Location

    "More best restaurants/cafe nearby."

    FIRDAUS

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    September 13, 2019

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "Kids under 12 stays for free."

    Norsyafiyana

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    September 13, 2018

  • 7.2
    Very good
    Location

    "Nice location in George Town."

    Wong

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    July 9, 2017

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Overall rating:
6.4
Good
1,248 reviews
Cleanliness
6.4
Facilities
5.5
Location
7.6
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Good: The price is cheap with breakfast.
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More about Red Inn Cabana

Renovated in 2011, the Red Inn Cabana guarantees guests a pleasant stay whether in Penang for business or pleasure. The excitement of the city center is only 1 km away. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

At Red Inn Cabana, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, taxi service, ticket service, 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas.

The ambiance of Red Inn Cabana is reflected in every guestroom. clothes rack, linens, mirror, towels, internet access – wireless are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. The hotel's garden are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Red Inn Cabana is a smart choice for travelers to Penang, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.

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8.0
Very good

"Bed and pillow is comfortable."

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January 20, 2018

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Cleanliness6.4
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Location7.6
Room comfort and quality6.8
Service6.5
Value for money6.5
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9.0
Exceptional
Massimo from Italy
Couple
Queen Bed with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in March 2012

“Excellent!””

Personnel, Complimentary Coffee and Tea

i was really impressed by the cleaning, staff courtesy, and complimentary services this hostel offers. we booked two nights and weren't expecting much from a small business like this; we'd been to other hostel and guest houses in the area previously ... all with disappointing results - dirty private bathrooms, rude personnel, and tiny common rooms. but we never complained; we just got what we paid for. this is not the case with 'red inn cabana'. it's not easy to find if you do not have a map or you've not been to georgetown before. however, locals can help you locate this cozy and family-style little inn. it's located beside the 'chocolate boutique', so you have to enter the shop's parking lot and stay to the right until you find the hostel's 'main lobby'. here, you get a warm welcome from an excellent english-speaking concierge, who also leads you inside the upstairs premises in a short visit to all amenities. there's a spacious common room up there, from where all rooms converge, including the large and well stocked common bathrooms. it is tastefully furnished with a complimentary 24/24 coffee and tea service. breakfast (which is included) is varied and fresh, with a wide range of asian and western foods. we'll surely book this place again for our next trip to penang.

Reviewed March 23, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Richard from United Kingdom
Family with young children
Superior Family Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in June 2014

Staff couldn't do enough for us, very helpful”

staff, location, breakfast

Really enjoyed staying at the Red Inn Cabana. Agoda has screwed up our booking however the staff did everything they could to put things right for us. We got a great room at a great price. The Inn is in an ideal location for sight seeing and eating in Georgetown. Really though, it was the friendliness and help from the staff there who made the stay so memorable.

Reviewed June 18, 2014
8.8
Excellent
FIRDAUS from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Best Place To Stay”

I'm a solo traveler and always stay in Red Inn Cabana since 2013. A good place for single person or family. Easy to go anywhere with taxi or Grab service. You also can walk down the street to any places at town. More best restaurants/cafe nearby. Recommend to everyone who want to Georgetown, Penang!

Reviewed September 13, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Derek from Spain
Solo traveler
Standard Twin Shared Bath
Stayed 10 nights in October 2015

Great Stay, Great room, great Location”

Location, Staff, Room Size

Staff were excellent and very helpful, especially the Lady from Papau New Guinea, Mr Kamran and the young Malaysian Man. Very centrally located in Georgetown's UNESCO world heritage area, nothing is too far to get to (and that's coming from a guy who needs the assistance of a stick to walk). Plenty of street food and restaurants nearby as well as the main tourist attractions and funky street art. In Short an excellent stay. Only minor gripe is Sh*t slow Internet but this is an island wide problem, not limited to Red Inn Cabana.

Reviewed October 29, 2015
9.0
Exceptional
Nguyen from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Family
Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

So comfortable and value for money”

Friendly staff, large room, near to restaurants/ dining and sightseeing

We enjoyed our trip in Penang thanks to Red Inn Cabana. Staffs are friendly with large and comfortable room. If we return to Penang in the future, we will come back to Red inn cabana hotel.

Reviewed July 26, 2013
8.0
Excellent
Chanapa from Thailand
Couple
Standard Twin Shared Bath
Stayed 2 nights in November 2011

Good location but need a sound-proved window”

it is right next too cheng fatt tzu house and close enough to love lanes

we were in penang on a short trip and needed a place in the city so that we can move around easily. red inn cabana is in a very good location. it s right next to unesco world heritage - cheong fatt tzu mansion which is on top of our penang checklist. we also heard that there is a lot of nice cafe in love lane and it is only less than 10 minute-walk from the hostel. we find the location is very good. the staff was relatively nice. the only drawback would be the noise control, as the hostel is surrounded by karaoke and night clubs which will go on until 3-4 am in the morning. on my first night i could only fall asleep at 3 am (and unfortunately have to wake at at 5.30 for a marathon). so if you are a lite sleeper like me, maybe you should try red inn on love lane instead (red inn and 3-4 hostel across penang).

Reviewed November 24, 2011
9.0
Exceptional
Syarifah from Malaysia
Group
Standard Twin Shared Bath
Stayed 1 night in February 2014

Cool, Value for Money and Good Location”

Location, Value and Nearby Attractions

Red Inn Cabana was very pleasant. Although it was quite hard to find it as it was located at the back of a chocolate museum! The reception staff was attentive to our needs and gave us ample explanation. The room we choose was with shared bathroom and it was cleaned by the staff most of the time. Location wise is good as we were able to walk to everywhere. Would definitely recommend others for a budget stay. Thumbs up :)

Reviewed February 12, 2014
8.8
Excellent
Amirul from Malaysia
Group
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Clean Hotel and Nice design. ”

I have booked room at Red Cabana once i arrived at 9pm the hotel told us the room was fully booked and we have transfer to The Sovereign Hotel,everthing was good in The Sovereign Hotel the hotel is really amazing.just a bit disappointed the staff should email or call us to inform we have to transfer to The Sovereign Hotel. So that easy for us direct to the hotel once i arrived at cabana inn the staff there no apologies at all. for some advise you can improve your service to not get scold from guest. overall the hotel is ok. we will come back and stay with you again. thank you.

Reviewed March 21, 2018
8.7
Excellent
Hing from Malaysia
Group
Family
Stayed 1 night in June 2012

Clean, Comfortable ,efficiency”

Clean,Valueble

We are booking the room on that day and worry they haven't receive my booking information yet from agoda .Then , we reached to Red Inn at 3am and the staff is very friendly to open the gate welcome us.I just told the staff said i just booking the room on that day and the staff show me the booking confirmation in front of me,it is so efficiency compare with another hotel where stay by my another friend.The wash room is very clean~~ and i am feel very comfortable.Although there is a bit noisy from outside pub/nightlife place but it doesn't affect me on bed.I will return to this hotel for my next penang trip.

Reviewed June 28, 2012
8.3
Excellent
Sith from Thailand
Group
Standard Twin Shared Bath
Stayed 1 night in October 2012

Lovely Hotel”

Located in the heart of town

Red Inn Cabana is not well known for taxi drivers, but easy to find by using google earth. The location is not far from Komta Bldg. (5 mins. walk). The hotel is renovated from an old house divided into small rooms with a/c, but w/o bathroom. The bathrooms and toilets are outside the room. The staff (Filipina and Indonesian) is lovely and helpful.

Reviewed November 04, 2012
8.7
Excellent
MANH from Vietnam
Couple
Superior Super King
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

If possible, we love to stay more 2 nights.”

great location, excellent room, and super helpful staff

despite of tv problem (no channels set up), we had a great time at Red Inn Cabana. The little noise from Red Garden Cafe (known as Food Court) made our sleep better in our very comfortable bed. Great Value!

Reviewed December 27, 2013
8.0
Excellent
NAZRI from Malaysia
Couple
Superior Super King
Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

my favorite hotel”

Simple But Effective

i always check in red inn cabana when visiting penang. mainly the location is great (love lane). the hotel is clean and the staff is friendly. it is one of the well known mid range hotel in the city. booked early no walk in... because you'll regret it.

Reviewed January 08, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
KUO from Singapore
Solo traveler
Standard Twin Bed
Stayed 1 night in October 2012

Great Location & lovely Hotel with great service”

Service of the staff & the location

Red Inn Cabana have wonderful staffs.. The location is really excellent.. Hotel is very clean & pleasant..

Reviewed October 12, 2012
7.0
Very good
ARTUR from Australia
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in August 2012

Gemma Fantastic manager made our stay a pleasure”

great location

Central location next to food market nice to go out for dinner but can get a bit noisy we could hear them singing from our room something one can get use too though, wanted to take this time to extend a special thank you to Gemma the manager at Red inn Cabana who is always friendly helpful and professional one example of this which made an impression on us was when one of the days the breakfast was not available because of the cook not delivering or so Gemma tried to explain , i am thinking it was more that the person responsible for the booking of the breakfast didn’t think that the starving guests sitting upstairs waiting ,were not important enough to consider, because let’s face it they ,could have made other arrangements!! as you can imagine we were all pretty upset , Gemma then took it upon herself to make sure we got our breakfast she went out i can only imagine on a pushbike because when she returned she looked exhausted but she delivered!!!! managing to turn an very negative situation into a very very positive one. This is just one example i don’t have enough room for all the other things she does for guests staying here we all felt looked after and cared for thank you once again to Gemma for looking after us throughout our stay as the saing goes ITS THE GOOD STAFF THAT MAKE A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS AND ITS THE BAD STAFF THAT RUIN IT. We will be giving Gemma a 5 for staff performance

Reviewed September 09, 2012
6.3
Good
Jay from Australia
Couple
Queen Bed with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in May 2013

Disappointing”

Location, wifi, clean

We booked the Red Inn Cabana because off the great reviews online, along with its location and for the price the guesthouse looked great. We were though sorely disappointed. Our room was a good size and very clean, however was located (like most of the others) along the hallway that connects downstairs and the bathroom, to a sitting room and other rooms. The floor is floor boarded and so we heard EVERY step that was taken along that hallway from the time we checked in to the time we checked out. Least to say we didn't sleep much, if at all that night. People coming home at all hours of the night, walking heavy footed and talking in the sitting room and we heard it all. We were woken on numerous occasions. We were then woken early in the morning with screaming running children, running up and down the hallway. We understand that this is out of the staffs control but there should be something done for customers to be able to sleep a night comfortably. The breakfast consists of noodles and bananas, if anything was left. Unless you woke up as soon as breakfast starts then you get none. Location was great, right next to the Red Garden food market, But all in all we were disappointed. We only stayed 1 night and checked into a much better/quieter hotel for the same price up the street - Oriental Hotel.

Reviewed June 04, 2013
8.3
Excellent
Amy from Malaysia
Group
Queen Bed with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in April 2014

Great location and friendly staff”

Great location, attentive staff, great breakfast

It was a pleasant stay at Red Inn Cabana. Location is perfect as it is close to most attractions and good food around. Staffs are attentive. Worth to stay!

Reviewed December 06, 2014
8.8
Excellent
Amir from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

A great Place to Stay! ”

I like it here very much! The place is in the heart of Georgetown! Very easy ! Accessible to every places here in Georgetown and the bus stop for Rapid Penang is just 200m away to get you to where you want to go! Recommended! Stamped!

Reviewed January 08, 2019
8.4
Excellent
Olena from Poland
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

Reasonable price an”

Perfect location - 10 min from Komtar and near the Heritage district. Clean rooms and showers/toilets, air-con and lockers in the room. Breakfast included means toasts and margarine, tea and coffe. It was qute difficult to find Red Inn because its entrance is hidden behind the Chocolate Museum.

Reviewed April 09, 2016
6.7
Good
Chi from Malaysia
Business traveler
Superior King Bed
Stayed 1 night in October 2014

Noise and mosquitoes”

Location, price, convenient

My stay/sleep would have been great if Red Inn Cabana wasn't too close to the night entertainment spots nearby. The windows at the inn are old and those almost nothing to block out the noise. But, to an extent, this was unavoidable because the music nearby way was TOO loud. The inn does provide ear plugs upon request. Other than that, I killed a total of 8 mosquitoes so provisions of mosquito repellent by the hotel would have been great. All in all, the place is located just about 20mins from a few historical sights and 5mins from the eateries, clubs and other conveniences.

Reviewed October 27, 2014
6.3
Good
steven from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

Nice & cosy place" but very basic rooms”

Clean & tidy Place'

the hotel/hostel is not much to look at out side due to being part of the chocolate boutique next door" on the plus side its easy to find & have lovely chocolate. however when you get inside the red cabana inn, the walk trough reception area is nice which follows through to the stone garden court yard were there is tables & chairs also has a flat screen tv" the inside of the hotel is very clean with polished wood flooring i think you need to walk softly at night' before you get to the rooms there is a cosy open lounge which all leads to the different types of bedrooms' another place to be quit at night. my room was clean but small & basic so changed to a bigger room, was ok seems to have not much plug in power sockets in the rooms. as for the shared bathroom, this was very clean & modern, could do with some hand towels by the hand basins tho' at night time this place gets bombarded by load music at night from next door food plazer starts about 9.30 to 2 to 3 am which is a shame for the red cabana inn i hope they can resovle this some how.

Reviewed February 11, 2013
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