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Malabar Inn - Penang

2-star2 stars
No 26, 28, 29 & 31, Lebuh Cintra, Georgetown, Penang, Penang, 10100, Malaysia

Walking distance from Camera Museum
  • Free WiFi
From 197 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • It's like I was staying somebody's house. Have to remove shoes at the lobb. Lots of…Jul 9, 2019
  • The hotel is very old. Totally different from the photo as advertised. Divide into 2…May 12, 2017

Malabar Inn - Penang

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$19
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room (Bathroom Attached)
  • Twin Room (Bathroom Attached)
  • Deluxe Quadruple Room
  • Basic Single Room
  • Triple Room

What’s around Malabar Inn - Penang


  • In Downtown George Town
  • Camera Museum - 7 min walk
  • Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi - 10 min walk
  • KOMTAR - 10 min walk
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion - 13 min walk
  • Fort Cornwallis - 17 min walk
  • Gurney Drive - 25 min walk
  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram - 37 min walk

Getting around

  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) - 27 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 23 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle *


  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Clothing optional (nudity permitted in public areas)
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Indonesian
  • Malay
  • Thai

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Access via exterior corridors

Malabar Inn - Penang’s small print

Also known as

  • Malabar Inn Penang
  • Malabar Inn George Town
  • Malabar Inn Hotel George Town
  • Malabar Penang
  • Malabar Inn George Town
  • Malabar Inn Penang/George Town
  • Malabar George Town
  • Malabar Inn Hotel


Clothing is optional at this property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

Self parking is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very good 8.0 From 44 reviews

Very good 8.0
Nice but bad on the inside
The place is very ideally located but parking wise is very difficult where it only a by 11pm onwards and the aircond is low airflow that it forms ice after few hours operating thus we shut down the unit as that we have to clean up before we rest for the night. Whereby the toilet also flooded during a bath as the floor trap is stuck with dirt or the underground pipes is too small as water can't flow out fast enough. If all goes well then I will give you a 5star but this can be achieved by cleaning it properly and also maintain it probably.
Amos Lim, my2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
lesaleh, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Awesome Value of your money
Loved the location of the hotel. Right in Chinatown, and close to everything. Shopping mall was a stone throw away.
Eric, thOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
The room was very clean and I was a little early and they checked me in no problem. The a/c was a welcome relief and the wifi was always strong. There is a little patio in the back to sit at and water in the lobby. The bed was comfy and the bathrooms were always clean. The staff were always friendly and wouldn't hesitate to have a quick conversation with you. Speaking English was no problem at all. Great place with good people. Close to the KOMTAR, the mall and Lebuh Chulia, which has tons or restaurants and little bars. A little mini-mart across the street is also quite economical.
Phillip, caOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
A very convenient place.
Good situation, short to walk to the main places,lots of resturants.Big shopping malls are slso in walking distance.Nice and friendly staff.Very clean common areas. The towels could be a little thicker for my taste. Quiet.We were so happy that we are still here! The internet could be a bit faster.I am not able to download photos now.
Harpa, gbRomance trip

Malabar Inn - Penang

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