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The Sovereign Hotel
The Sovereign Hotel
The Sovereign Hotel
The Sovereign Hotel
The Sovereign Hotel
The Sovereign Hotel
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6.9

Good

2,441 reviews

2,441 reviews

Housekeeping80
Breakfast22
Car Park13

Good location.

ELVIRA
- Jan 14, 2021
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7.9

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Armenian Street 1.0 km
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion 1.0 km
Khoo Kongsi 1.1 km
Pinang Peranakan Mansion 1.6 km
Penang Fort Cornwallis 2.0 km
Kek Lok Si Temple 6.2 km
Batu Ferringhi Beach 11.0 km
Entopia 12.8 km
Nearby landmarks
St. Paul Anglican's Church 10 m
Manuel Ukulele 130 m
Church of Our Lady Sorrows 150 m
Penang Time Square 200 m
Sentral Technology College Penang 210 m
Penang Road 240 m
Masjid Pakistan 250 m
George Town 270 m
Gama Supermarket & Department store 290 m
My Crystal Museum 300 m
Free Wi-Fi

The Sovereign Hotel

No.22, Kinta Lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10400 - See map
  • 410 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Penang

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Ticket services

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Pets allowed

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Breakfast [free]

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Penang are being booked every minute!
Value for money7.1
Distance to city center7.7 km
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport14.6 km

Rooms available at The Sovereign Hotel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.5

Deluxe Double Ensuite
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Family Deluxe
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed and 1 queen bed
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Double Room Ensuite
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Standard
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Single
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Room No Window
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Sovereign 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 front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Sovereign Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Sovereign Hotel 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 both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at The Sovereign Hotel?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at The Sovereign Hotel. There's an additional charge of 3 MYR for adults and 3 MYR for children 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 The Sovereign Hotel?

The Sovereign Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to The Sovereign Hotel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to The Sovereign Hotel is Prangin Mall @ Bus Station Travel, 370 m away.

What restaurants are nearby The Sovereign Hotel?

The Sovereign Hotel’s neighborhood is Georgetown which includes popular restaurants such as Tiong Lor Bak Kut Teh, The Big Beans and Lily's Vegetarian Kitchen.

What popular shopping places are close to The Sovereign Hotel?

The Sovereign Hotel is located in Georgetown area which features shopping places such as Prangin Mall, 1st Avenue Mall and Manuel Ukulele.

What are popular attractions near The Sovereign Hotel?

The Sovereign Hotel’s location in the Georgetown neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion and Khoo Kongsi.

What popular beaches are close to The Sovereign Hotel?

The Sovereign Hotel’s Georgetown neighborhood also includes Taman Tun Dr Awang, Pantai Bersih, Menara KwSP and E & O Hotel Beach Area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Sovereign Hotel?

The Sovereign Hotel’s nearby natural sights include The Gravityz, Car park space at Shih Chung Branch School and Susu Lembu Lebuh Chulia located in the same Georgetown area.

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What people love about The Sovereign Hotel

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Good location."

    ELVIRA

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    January 14, 2021

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "Overall the hotel is quiet clean, the location is also good."

    Khow

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    December 30, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "We love our stay"

    syasha

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    October 20, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 2,046 Penang properties
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Room comfort score
7.5/10
Room size
13 sqm.
Location score
7.9/10
Value for money score
7.1/10
Better than
93
%
of Penang properties
Bigger than
85
%
of Penang properties
Better than
82
%
of Penang properties
Better than
77
%
of Penang properties
Overall rating:

6.9

Good
2,441 reviews
Cleanliness
6.8
Facilities
5.8
Location
7.9
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What travelers say they love:
Very heritage design, suitable for couple newly wed
Shukriwani from Malaysia
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More about The Sovereign Hotel

More about The Sovereign Hotel

Nestled in the heart of Georgetown, The Sovereign Hotel is an ideal spot from which to discover Penang. The excitement of the city center is only 7.7 km away. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, The Sovereign Hotel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

14 rooms spread over 2 floors provide a warm and pleasant home away from home. Modern comforts such as television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning can be found in selected rooms. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your reason for visiting Penang, the The Sovereign Hotel is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

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Amenities and facilities
Review score
Facilities

5.8

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

124 mentions

Housekeeping

84 mentions

Internet

35 mentions

Food & Dining

24 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Malay

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

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

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • TV [flat screen]
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
No.22, Kinta Lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10400
Very good
Location

7.9

Airports

  • Penang International Airport (PEN)
    14.6 km 25 min drive
  • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
    87.1 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Pharmacy
    350 m

Shopping

  • Gurney Plaza
    3.1 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    110 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    190 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Armenian Street
    1.0 km
  • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
    1.0 km
  • Khoo Kongsi
    1.1 km
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
    1.6 km
  • Penang Fort Cornwallis
    2.0 km
  • Kek Lok Si Temple
    6.2 km
  • Batu Ferringhi Beach
    11.0 km
  • Entopia
    12.8 km

Nearby landmarks

  • St. Paul Anglican's Church
    10 m
  • Manuel Ukulele
    130 m
  • Church of Our Lady Sorrows
    150 m
  • Penang Time Square
    200 m
  • Sentral Technology College Penang
    210 m
  • Penang Road
    240 m
  • Masjid Pakistan
    250 m
  • George Town
    270 m
  • Gama Supermarket & Department store
    290 m
  • My Crystal Museum
    300 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
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.

Children 0-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 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.
  • 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 until00:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center7.7 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)45

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)3 MYR

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYES
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 14
  • Year property opened1957
  • Most recent renovation2014

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 MYR
Property announcements

From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

Reviews of The Sovereign Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Cleanliness6.8
Facilities5.8
Location7.9
Room comfort and quality7.5
Service7.0
Value for money7.1
High score for Penang
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9+ Exceptional (179)
8-9 Excellent (163)
7-8 Very Good (287)
6-7 Good (170)
<6 Below Expectation (472)
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Jun - Aug (322)
Sep - Nov (325)
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10.0
Exceptional
Michelle from Singapore
Couple
Deluxe Double Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

Good stay in Penang ”

Great location, very near Makan places and bustops. Room is clean and comfortable. Value for money.

Great location in Georgetown penang. Hotel has its own unique flavor and most importantly the room and toilet was clean and comfortable. Very friendly and helpful staff, check in and out was fast as well. Read some reviews that you can hear some karaoke going on but I found it to be very tolerable during my time there. Sure you can hear some singing, but it definitely did not affect my sleep. Location is very near Makan area, within walking distance. To sum it up, I will definitely book this hotel again when I visit penang again.

Reviewed December 15, 2014

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9.0
Exceptional
Durgai from Singapore
Couple
Double Room Ensuite
Stayed 3 nights in September 2014

Pleasant stay with friendly and helpful staff ”

Design of hotel. Staff were helpful. Clean and tidy.

My fiancée and myself had a pleasant 3 night stay at the Sovereign hotel. Hotel manager was able to provide a temporary room as we checked in early at around 6am in the morning. They helped us move all our belongings to our room once it was available. Staff was extremely helpful (Jessie). He was friendly and suggested the places we should visit and helped us with the routes. Room was cleaned every time we left the hotel. Really enjoyed the stay and the colonial design of the building. Will surely be back!

Reviewed January 20, 2015

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7.6
Very good
Chai from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

Quiet hotel that is close to the night market”

We had a two-nights stay in a Deluxe En-suite double room. There are several rooms of this type, and I think we certainly got assigned the worst of them (room G-03). This ground floor "room" is best described as a confined space, in total contrast of what the photos of a deluxe room show. In the Facebook page, there are also reviews from people who mentioned that the room looked differently from the photo, so I especially took the time to write to The Sovereign Hotel, requesting a room that is like what the photos showed. Alas, turns out I was just wasting my time. The room also smelled of smoke, despite the air-conditioning and fan were both turned on for the whole night. There was simply no air-ventilation so the smoke smell lingered. We mentioned it to the front desk; they sprayed some air freshener and the second night was tolerable. That being said, all of the hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. The only thing that puts us off was the disparity in room pictures. I am not going to pay the price I did for that confined space again, ever.

Reviewed October 04, 2017

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8.3
Excellent
CHONG from Malaysia
Business traveler
Double Room Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in November 2015

All they say :"Nice Hotel!"”

Location, value for money and comfortable room

This trip to penang i go with my business partner. Normally they like to stay at 4-5 stars hotel with nice lobby, with lift... but this time i intro to them in special and unique style hotel ~ The Sovereign Hotel. The 1st impression was they quite shook when we reach infront the hotel. But when they walk in to the hotel and look surrounding, they love this hotel so much, because it is special and really special. Cheap and nice! We drink beer inside the hotel with open concept rooftop, nice weather and nice moment.

Reviewed November 05, 2015

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9.0
Exceptional
Zaher from Singapore
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in June 2014

Nice antique hotel”

Room cleanliness, friendly staff and location

I loved my stay @ The Sovereign Hotel. For those of you who love history, this is THE best place to stay (even for couples). Located in a refurbished Peranakan building, even the rooms are inspired by a Peranakan flavor. Strongly recommended!

Reviewed August 01, 2014

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9.6
Exceptional
Laviinia from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

The Sovereign stay”

I loved the stay at The Sovereign Hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful and always available to help me with any query I had. I enjoyed the laidback and relaxed atmosphere of the place and will Definitely come back again.

Reviewed July 11, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Nicholas from Singapore
Group
Family Deluxe
Stayed 1 night in December 2015

Centrally located with an essence of old Penang”

Great decor, big rooms, friendly staff

The hotel is a refurbished shophouse with the reception probably in a living room with the original tiles still there and a courtyard behind. The rooms were also decorated as if set 50 years ago, but with modern amenities, of course. A simple breakfast was also provided comprising of bread, cakes, roti canai and coffee and tea. The hotel is walking distance from KOMTAR bus terminal so access around Penang Island is a slight bit easier. The hotel can also call for a taxi whether for transport or a day tour if you wish.

Reviewed January 18, 2016

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9.0
Exceptional
Elisabeth from Singapore
Solo traveler
Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

Caring and trustworthy hotel staff”

1) Hotel Staff Service 2)Location / Convenience 3) Value for Money

It's a wonderful stay. Appreciate The Sovereign staff for being caring and attentive. Little things like giving the guest a choice of the level she wants to stay, helping to book the taxis, and recognizing each guest by name count. More importantly, thank you for helping to resolve my payment issue and for being trustworthy when I entrust you with my credit card details. It shows that the staff are willing to go the extra mile to please. Kudos!

Reviewed December 15, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
David from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double Ensuite
Stayed 3 nights in April 2017

A cute boutique hotel”

A well presented, smaller hotel in a classic Georgetown building. Food in the evening is readily available in a multiplicity of food markets. Access to the free bus is an easy walk. The breakfast provided was tasty without being over filling.(Might I suggest tea as one of the drinks options?) The area itself has some interesting buildings to walk around and see, and if you desire something `cooler` there are a couple of shopping centres to visit as well! The staff were helpful and friendly. Highly recommended for the traveller looking to experience some local colour. PS - just an alert. There is no lift, so be prepared to carry your suitcase up stairs.

Reviewed May 11, 2017

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8.0
Excellent
Ching from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

Great location ”

Staff and location.

Stay was good. Well it is what you paid for. I will start with the good points. - location is fantastic! there is a nightmarket just out the street,great coffeeshops surrounding it, near to the malls and basically within walking distance to most attractions. I won't take the bus for attractions in town unless you have plenty of time to kill - walking is much faster due to terrible traffic. - the staff member that checked us in was very nice,incredibly helpful and genuine. We forgot to get his name but he was the highlight of our stay there. He always had a smile on his face and was always ready to greet us. - for the price paid, it was a good place for a short stay. Nice and spacious room with a comfy bed and basic amenities. Onto the cons: - for a pretty new hotel, there are stains on the wall and mold in the shower. I know it is a older style building but these problem should not be there for a hotel this newly renovated. - sound proofing is terrible. I am not sure it is something that can be helped due to the nature of the building, but if you have trouble sleeping at the slightest noise I would not recommend that you stay here. You can hear everything. - there is a flushing style (which I understand it not in all rooms) due to some pump that is connected to the air-conditioning, which I was told. Overall I would say it is a great basic place to stay for a short trip in Penang.

Reviewed December 19, 2014

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8.7
Excellent
Yoke from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in October 2014

Great location, great service”

Location, Service, Comfort

The location of this hotel is nicely situated near modern buildings and old rustic buildings. There are plentiful of good food opportunities within walking distance from the hotel. Hotel parking is limited to 7-8 cars, with more around the area (which are usually taken up). As it is on first come first served basis, it could be an issue during busy period as the hotel expand to accommodate more rooms. Hotel service is outstanding, with a friendly staff at the desk. I cant help but to feel that the hotel could be understaffed as this one guy does everything from checking us in to cleaning the rooms in the morning. Room is comfortable, although I must say their Deluxe Room situated along the front of the building is rather awkward. They retained an old feature of the building ie the wooden door, which has a small crackline running down the height of the door, which is a peephole to the outside. Which means it works as a peephole for the people from outside too, should one be bold enough to do that in the open. We decided to change to a smaller room for better privacy. All in all, I enjoyed my stay in this hotel and would come back here again.

Reviewed October 24, 2014

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8.4
Excellent
Lucy from Australia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double Ensuite
Stayed 3 nights in February 2016

lovely hotel”

I was very happy with my stay at the Sovereign Hotel - the rooms and facilities were clean and perfectly adequate for my needs. The staff were both very friendly and helpful. it's also conveniently close to excellent street food.

Reviewed February 13, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Lim from Malaysia
Couple
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

Heritage Style Hotel, Great Design, Value for money”

Recommended, you get more than what price you paid for. Acceptable cleanliness, good design, room with air cond, good location, near to georgetown main area and hawker center. hotel with car parks. In overall, convenience and satisfy stay.

Reviewed May 17, 2017

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8.4
Excellent
Mandy from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Basics on budget”

Room is clean, bed is comfy, happy to have 2 pillows on each single bed. Clean towel but arrived after 7pm. Air con works well although abit noisy. Rain shower also comes with hand held works well with both cold and hot water. My only complaint is the water closet, its so slow to flush, i break out in sweats trying to get it to work. Water is available to refill at the reception, and local breakfast can skip as one can never have enough of Penang food. Location wise is walking distance to penang road with all the street food and fascinating street art. And close enough to ride a grab to Penang Hill and airport. I am disappointed with lack of bus information at the airport and around the city. Penang people are a friendly lot, thumbs up. Do slap in lots of sun block, its really hot

Reviewed August 06, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
E from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in July 2015

Water supply problem but the owner is very helpful”

Nice ambience, Great location, Friendly and helpful staff

In overall it was great. However, the hotel faced some water pipe problem and there are no water supply during our stay. The hotel owner is kind enough to pay for our taxi so we can take our shower in another hotel. The street is quiet but vehicle sound can still be heard if the room is facing the road. The hotel owner brought us to the top floor so we can take photo of the Komtar (Penang landmark). He is also kind enough to give me medicine as I was having a headache. We were impressed!

Reviewed July 24, 2015

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8.0
Excellent
Claire from United Kingdom
Couple
Double Room Ensuite
Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

Good place to stay”

We enjoyed our stay at the sovereign. The room was large and shower was good. It wasn't quite as grand as it appears in the pictures but still a nice place to stay. The breakfast was tasty; toast, cakes and roti bread with tea and coffee. The supply of cold water is useful and it's very close to hawker stalls for a quick dinner. Ask for a room towards the rear of the hotel as we were told it can get noisy on the street side but we slept fine the whole time.

Reviewed April 13, 2016

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9.2
Exceptional
Ubonrat from Thailand
Couple
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

Exceptional”

The hotel is located very near the center of penang,komtar building. It is very easy for transportation around the city. By the way, the room of the hotel is very clean and new. But the signal of internet is very weak, they should improve that.

Reviewed November 12, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Cham from Hong Kong SAR, China
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

nice building with breakfast”

I like the old building so it gives a special feeling facilities inside are new the hotel location not in Georgetown but can walk about 20-30mins, near Komtar mall and some eateries breakfast simple but good enough room quite spacious

Reviewed August 22, 2016

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8.4
Excellent
Khow from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in December 2020

Nice experience with Sovereign Hotel 👍”

Overall the hotel is quiet clean, the location is also good. Besides, the foreign worker "abang" is very friendly and helpful. Look forward my next trip with Sovereign Hotel! Recommend 👍

Reviewed December 30, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Michael from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Double Ensuite
Stayed 8 nights in February 2016

CNY Visit”

No complaints here. 15 min walk to central Georgetown. Anyone who complains about the noise must live and sleep in near silence, and at 7pm as it stops at 1am at the latest. Rooms are great, staff are helpful. Just a genuinely good solid hotel that is more value than what you pay.

Reviewed February 16, 2016

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