Very good 7.4
Based on 450 reviews

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About The Sovereign Hotel


For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Penang, The Sovereign Hotel is the perfect choice. With its location just 7.7 km from the city center and 17.9 km from the airport, this 2-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

The facilities and services provided by The Sovereign Hotel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, photocopying, taxi service, 24-hour front desk, luggage storage are just a few of the facilities that set The Sovereign Hotel apart from other hotels in the city.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. With an ideal location and facilities to match, The Sovereign Hotel hits the spot in many ways.
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Internet access

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

Getting around

  • Bicycle rental
  • Car park
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room


  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Malay
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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.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-11 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 7.7 km
Distance to Airport: 17.9 km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: YES
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Rooms : 14
Parking Fee (per day): 0 MYR
Reception Open Until: 12:00 AM
Time to Airport (Minutes): 45
Year Hotel Built: 1957
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2014
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Very good

based on 450 reviews
  • Cleanliness 7.6
  • Facilities 6.3
  • Location 8.3
  • Room comfort and quality 7.5
  • Service 7.8
  • Value for money 7.6
  • Food and dining 5.4
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Chong from Malaysia
Stayed one night in September 2016
facilities no enough. i booking 3 person but towel just have 1pc only & didn't have hair dryer..
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Elizabeth from China
Solo travelers
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
Nice place to stay
Comfortable and clean. Close to everything. Wasn't overly impressed with the breakfast that was included, but overall it was a good stay.
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Dennis from United States
Business travelers
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
We have 2 single bed small room look OK but dusty seem like they don't do a deep clean. Not much restaurant around. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Not far from town
Reviewed September 22, 2016

yvonne from Malaysia
Families with young children
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
I had some comment
The environment is ok, no bad. some hope can improve, like car park no enough, and at night enviroment is damn noise, until mid nite also can hear people walk at upstair, very noise.....
Reviewed September 22, 2016

SOOK from Malaysia
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
Need more improvement! locked out from.the door because hotel got no spare key and i have to wait for locksmith to come and fix the door. Only got into the room at 2am
Reviewed September 22, 2016

Soo from Malaysia
Stayed one night in March 2016
Everything is good
Good location and very nice building , but bit noise
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Azriana from Malaysia
Families with older children
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
Just average.. Wouldn't come back!
Positive - Maybe the colonial design of the hotel? - Free flow of coffee, tea, hot and cold plain water.. - Staff is okay Negative - Wifi is useless.. - Cleanliness is just so-so.. Found some stains on bedsheet and towels.. - SOUND PROOF is non existent.. You can practically hear footsteps from the the lobby and my room was at the end of the hotel.. Woke up a few times coz I heard people talking, walking and merely just passing by.. Room facing the road is even worst.. You hear cars passing by, noise from futsal players in front of the hotel and karoeke at night.. - Aircond is not that cold.. - Some rooms have fridge, some none.. - It doesnt look like the pictures.. Kudos to their photographer.. The pictures do look good but are very misleading in real life.. - Parking is very limited.. You have to double park and leave your number.. Imagine if you block other cars and that car wants to leave in the middle of the night? Yup, you have to wake up and move your car..
Reviewed September 20, 2016

Meng from Malaysia
Business travelers
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
Strategic location
Friendly front desk. Great location, nestled around eateries.
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Jeddalyn from Philippines
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed one night in September 2016
Hotel staffs were very helpful and accomodating. Hotel is situated near food stalls. Highly recommended
Reviewed September 10, 2016

Amanda from Malaysia
Solo travelers
Double Room Ensuite
Stayed one night in June 2016
Good stay
Good location and there is parking available right in front of the hotel
Reviewed September 01, 2016


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