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8.7

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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
The 'Street of Harmony' 60 m
Alpha Utara Gallery 60 m
Queen Street 60 m
Al Ameen Mart 80 m
M.O. Krishnan 80 m
Little India 90 m
Areca Books 100 m
Consulate General of the Netherlands 100 m
Sri Mariamman Temple 110 m
Han Jiang Ancestral Temple 150 m
Nearby landmarks
Pinang Peranakan Mansion 260 m
Armenian Street 360 m
Khoo Kongsi 430 m
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion 560 m
Penang Fort Cornwallis 780 m
Kek Lok Si Temple 7.5 km
Batu Ferringhi Beach 11.99 km
Entopia 13.97 km
Escape Theme Park 14.06 km
Red Inn Court

"(+): good location, next to little india."

Eka - November 2, 2018
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Red Inn Court

35 B&C, Jalan Mesjid Kapitan Keling, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200 - See map
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Hygiene Plus
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Front desk [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Within 260 m of property
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  • 560 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Penang

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money8.1
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport15.3 km

Rooms available at Red Inn Court

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.7
Superior Double Room with Private Bathroom
Superior Double Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
4-Bed Female Dormitory Room
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  • Shower
  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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6-bed mixed Dormitories
6-bed mixed Dormitories
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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Superior Double Room with Shared Bathroom
Superior Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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2-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
2-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Shared bathroom
  • 1 bunk bed
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Superior King Shared Bathroom
Superior King Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
Standard Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Shared bathroom
  • 2 single beds
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Dormitory
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  • Shower
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Red Inn Court?

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 front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Red Inn Court?

Red Inn Court is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. A stay at Red Inn Court also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Red Inn Court has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for an additional charge.

What is the smoking policy at Red Inn Court?

Red Inn Court does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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  • 8.4
    Excellent

    "Overall is good price and recommend."

    Supison

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    May 24, 2017

  • 8.0
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Very friendly and helpful staffs."

    Mohd

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    December 23, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Very friendly and helpful staffs."

    Gaayatri

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    July 4, 2018

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Overall rating:
7.7
Very good
588 reviews
Cleanliness
7.6
Facilities
6.9
Location
8.7
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Perfect place to stay even for a week.
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More about Red Inn Court

Built in 1929, Red Inn Court is a distinct addition to Penang and a smart choice for travelers. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 1 km away, and it normally takes about 55 minutes to reach the airport. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as The 'Street of Harmony', Alpha Utara Gallery, Kuan Yin Teng Temple.

At Red Inn Court, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, newspapers.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, linens, locker, towels, internet access – wireless to please the most discerning guest. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Red Inn Court.

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8.0
Very good

"Overall is good price and recommend."

Mohd

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Cleanliness7.6
Facilities6.9
Location8.7
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service7.5
Value for money8.1
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9.0
Exceptional
Danielle from New Zealand
Couple
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in November 2014

charming and clean”

clean rooms and bathroom facilites. great location by little india and the old town handy to jetty and plenty of delicious food options. reasonable wifi and comfortable common area.

Location, price and charm make this place highly recommendable in our opinion. we'd stay there again no worries. We stayed at red court inn several times and stayed in dorms, twin room and king room. All of the rooms were well presented in charming old penang style. the bunk rooms are solid and very comfortable. actually all the beds were lovely. all rooms have aircon too - very important! the bathrooms are all shared but it feels fine - they are clean and the showers are good. The wifi is reasonable and there is a comfortable common area on the ground floor to lounge in and watch a movie or have a can of expensive beer (beer in malyasia=very expensive). there is also a computer there for guests to use. the free breakfast is very basic just a few bananas a bit of watermelon and white bread to toast and eat with jam. But don't let it worry you - go across the road to the vegetarian place and get an excellent cheap breakfast there. Red cout inn does have some pretty steep stairs though so if you have knee problems or any other reason to avoid stairs then please be warned!

Reviewed November 15, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
IZUWAN from Malaysia
Group
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

its was a very pleasant stay”

its in the middle of india street, heritage & art street & nice area

its was a very pleasant stay at Red Inn Court, the place was clean from the moment you enter to the toilets & rooms. its a great place for backpackers or groupies that just wanna have a place to chill but feel abit at home (i enjoyed my stay there). Didnt manage to try the food as i was out most of the times exploring the nearby nasi kandar restaurant & coffee shops. the place is nearby to heritage & art lane & also just a 10 minutes walk to padang kota. overall its thumbs up to Red Inn Court

Reviewed December 17, 2014
9.6
Exceptional
HEF from Malaysia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 6-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

Good hostel”

Good, quiet hostel. Stayed 1 night but enjoyed it. Came here after I checked out elsewhere in georgetown bc I didn't like it. Prices of hostels in Georgetown in general are a bit high. Red Court is no exception. (You don't often see that it's more more expensive than the main city). When I checked in (this was before 14:00) the bed wasn't ready. No problem, only need it at night and left to explore. At 23:00 the bed still wasn't made and I had to go to another room. I didn't get my towel bc they where all gone and only came next day at 11. These 2 things could've been better organized. The hostel is very relaxing and quiet but still social. Employees are helpful and friendly. Bath facilities are good. Beds are good. Pillow was to simple. All in all would stay again, I assume the things mentioned above are not common.

Reviewed July 12, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Sahli from Indonesia
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

Red Inn Court Gave so Nice Breakfast ”

Nice location closed to Little India,so closed by...

I was enjoying the thick fluffy Bath Towel with Red Inn Court LOGO in Red Color....very Nice, the receptionist even said to me, bring your old one for a new one (U will get a new bath towel with bringing down to the front desk the old bath towel)...so elegant the place....and Cold nice LG Air Conditioner.....with every bed has a private light on it...Breakfast was superb with Fried Noodles and also fresh fruits such as: Oranges, apples, bananas, and make your own tea and coffee with white bread and jams...nice hotel and the staff will refilled the breakfast foods when they are empty...with a new ones....(Plenty of Breakfast Foods for every ones)

Reviewed August 12, 2013
8.3
Excellent
Dustin from United States
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

Comfortable, Cheap Accomodation in a Prime Spot”

Location, Ambience, Comfort

I've come to Red Court Inn twice because it's in such a good spot in Penang and the lobby is a comfortable spot to hang out. Truly, the place has a lot of amenities for how cheap it is. It is right on Lebuh Pitt and backs into Little India. You can stay here, tour Georgetown and never have to rent a motorcycle or ride the bus. Great spot.

Reviewed January 05, 2016
6.7
Good
Lisa from Hong Kong
Couple
Superior Queen with Private Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in April 2015

Do not book”

Convenient location, moderate cleanliness

We had a red eye flight and miss one night hotel booking at Red Inn Court. The staff was very helpful and offered us a room even when it's past midnight. Excellent service indeed! We was ensure that we will have another room the next night, which was our original booking date. That never happen. We normally do not write negative review, as most times the staff have been more then helpful. We had a bad experience and they do everything under par. Nothing to help us have a better stay. If you think of booking queen bed with private bathroom: - It is located right in front of the shared washroom. You have to WALK through the washroom to get to your room. Not very nice and you'll get everybody's hair on your feet. - the room easily transmit sound. When the 8-bed dorm people came back, you'll be the first to know when they shower. - the left side of the bed (when you standing looking at the bed) is extremely used. You'll sink right in - open the windows and its a beautiful view of houses roof. It gets better when it plays music for at night when it rains. Goodbye sleep - the washroom. They stole one of the shared one just for you. And we have no light for two nights straight. And nope can't move your room etc - so one day they were washing the shared basin. Yep, the water goes to your room too. I do recommend the hostel itself if you ever visit Penang. It's a great convenient, centered in the heart of the UNESCO heritage site. The hostel itself of moderately kept and clean. Breakfast are toast with butter and jam, bananas, watermelon and free flow coffee and tea (all day). They have a good resting area with DVDs and beanie. Tables and chairs for you to work and eat. We hope you have a better experience then us.

Reviewed April 11, 2015
9.0
Exceptional
Nigel from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in June 2015

4 night stay”

Comfortable beds, Air Con, Friendly

I originally booked 1 night here after staying somewhere else in Love Lane. I'm now on my 4th night and really like this Hotel/Hostel. I'm 50 and backpacking around Southeast Asia and stayed in the 6 bed mixed dorm which has everything i need air con, wifi, comfortable beds and close to all of Georgetowns attractions. I will definitely stay here again when in Penang.

Reviewed June 14, 2015
9.0
Exceptional
Alexis from Japan
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

Highly recommend for budget travelers”

The staff were friendly and professional, the hotel was clean and the location was nice.

If you're on a budget and looking for a clean place to stay, I would recommend the Red Inn Court.

Reviewed December 14, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Leong from Malaysia
Family with teens
Superior Queen with Private Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in June 2016

Value for money! Strongly recommended”

The hotel is located at the strategic location within Georgetown where tourist attraction and eateries are conveniently available at walking distance. Although the price do not include breakfast, the owner is so kind to provide bread with jam and butter and some fruits every morning for the travelers. The staff is very kind and informative when being asked for nice eateries and public transport info. Totally value for money!

Reviewed June 21, 2016
8.4
Excellent
Alvin from Malaysia
Couple
Superior Queen with Private Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in October 2017

Great Location, wonderful stay”

The hostel is located in a really good location where the tourist sights, eating places, transportation and nightlife (Chulia Street) around Georgetown are within walking distance. The place is clean and the staff were really helpful when we stayed there. The double bed was comfy and apart from the irregular hot water for the ensuite shower, we enjoyed our time there. It has a space to chill on the ground floor (behind the reception desk). I reckon there's no need for a tv in the room as I don't expect visitors to watch anything as there's so much to do in Penang. We'll definitely come back again.

Reviewed November 13, 2017
7.2
Very good
Amirul from Malaysia
Couple
Superior King Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in March 2017

Didn't expect this at all”

I really didn't expect what Red Inn Court has to offer. The room with the view of the town was really nice and so hug only for both of us. Even though we picked superior king bedroom with shared bathroom, the cleanliness of the toilet was really satisfying. The vibe inside the guesthouse was really calm and chill. Highly recommended to those who want luxury stay at a budget price.

Reviewed April 26, 2017
8.3
Excellent
TAN from Malaysia
Group
Dormitory -- Female Only
Stayed 1 night in August 2015

Comfortable and good location”

Budget, comfy, location

I stayed in a 4-bed dorm for two nights. The room was quite clean on the first night, but not quite so on the second day. I was pretty sure the room service was there since the bed was clean and neat. They probably missed the floor. Anyway, it was a pleasant stay. The inn is old but well maintain and public transport is everywhere. About 10 minutes walk to Esplanade and to jetty terminal. Staff were very friendly and attentive. All in all, I would choose this place again the next time I come to Georgetown. :)

Reviewed September 02, 2015
9.7
Exceptional
Agung from Indonesia
Group
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

Ethnic and very nice fir budget”

clean, cozy, kind

Room is clean and big for 2-single-bed room, ethnic, still you can save your money for this one. I like canai bread and fruit for breakfast. This inn is located near bus stop and central culture of Penang.

Reviewed January 22, 2014
7.7
Very good
ka from Hong Kong
Solo traveler
1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
Stayed 1 night in February 2014

heritage, convenience ”

friendly staff, feel like home, convenience

staffs are really helpful and friendly that he expand more than we asked, the bed room is not very clean, but still is acceptable, there is no hot water for shower, but it is good in Penang, the place is extremely hot, Red Inn is my first choice if I visit Penang again.

Reviewed February 27, 2014
9.6
Exceptional
Guy from Australia
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

Very pleasant stay ”

The hostel is well situated in the old Georgetown in the middle between the Chinese and the Indian quarters. The reception is nice people are polite and friendly. The room with twin bed has no window, no towel, no tv 📺 and very little , has fan and aircon. It was good we decided to stay extra nights but the room was booked so we took a double bed with towel, tv, few windows on the main road for only a couple bucks extra. Large room with aircon and ceiling fan . Toilets and showers shared 2 on the second floor . The free breakfast was good tea or coffee toasted bread butter and jam . Fresh Fruits as well thank you 😊

Reviewed February 05, 2017
9.2
Exceptional
Philippe from Belgium
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 3 nights in April 2016

Comfy at a good price in the middle of Unesco area”

As this is a backpacker stay inn right in the middle of Unesco zone, the facilities provided actually is superb. All time tea and coffee supply, clean bath and toilet room with sufficient toilet rolls provided, room door is digital. I am staying in a room with double bed with clean room, clean bed sheet, for those booking in this kind of room, it provided 2 towels... and by the way, the staff is really friendly and helpful, and there is free Wi-Fi also.

Reviewed March 09, 2017
7.2
Very good
GAELEN from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

Great location, but not perfect”

The location of the Red Court Inn is ideal - in the historic district and right near little India. The room was clean, but my airconditioning unit started dripping on my head in the middle of the night. Not ideal. The staff was nice and switched my rooms the next morning, but that was after a rather sleepless night. My new room had a window to the road which was rather noisy...

Reviewed February 03, 2016
6.0
Norazlan from Malaysia
Couple
Superior Queen with Private Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

Location is good but the facilities are bad”

Location at the heart of georgetown city, Red inn court is the best. But you can get many hotels and much better compared to this hotel. The receptionist was gave me the unwelcome face and she was not friendly. The aircon and TV in my room were not really functioning. No action were taken even though report has been made. Just an average hotel but you can get much better hotel with the same price.

Reviewed April 19, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
panya from Thailand
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in October 2014

The best hotel in my trip.”

Good location, good price and Clean

I stayed in a dorm for 2 people. I like the strong bed that you will not noticed when another one move. The location is good and easy to find. I didn't try the breakfast because I had to leave the hotel at midnight to KL. Everything was great so I will recommend to anyone who visit Georgetown!

Reviewed October 11, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Anne from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Dormitory
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Great place to stay!”

I stayed in a few hostels in Georgetown and this was my favorite! The hostel has a great location, the staff is friendly and helpful, it's clean and the showers are amazing (rain showers). You have a place downstairs to sit and meet other people. There is a water dispenser and coffee and tea all day.

Reviewed December 21, 2018
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