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The Edison George Town

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Front of property
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Front of property
In-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board

Overview of The Edison George Town

The Edison George Town

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near KOMTAR

9.6/10 Exceptional

297 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
15 Lebuh Leith, George Town, Penang, 10200
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown George Town
  • KOMTAR - 14 min walk
  • Gurney Drive - 25 min walk
  • Gurney Plaza - 5 min drive
  • Penang Hill - 9 min drive
  • Queensbay Mall - 17 min drive
  • Ferringgi Beach - 32 min drive
  • ESCAPE Adventureplay - 45 min drive
  • AEON Mall Bukit Mertajam - 41 min drive

Getting around

  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) - 28 min drive
  • Penang Sentral - 29 min drive


  • Restoran Sup Hameed - 4 min walk
  • Indigo Restaurant at The Blue Mansion - 1 min walk
  • Red Garden Food Paradise & Night Market - 1 min walk
  • Higher Ground - 1 min walk
  • Gala House - 2 min walk

About this property

The Edison George Town

The Edison George Town puts you 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from KOMTAR and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Gurney Drive. After having fun at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include a snack bar/deli, a terrace and a garden. The helpful staff and location get great marks from fellow travellers.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 35 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Built in 1906
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Malay

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: MYR 3.00 per accommodation, per night
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property from 1 January 2023. 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.

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia) guidelines.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Edison George Town Hotel
Edison George Town
The Edison George Town Penang
Edison Hotel
The Edison George Town Hotel
The Edison George Town George Town
The Edison George Town Hotel George Town

Frequently asked questions

Does The Edison George Town offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Edison George Town does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Edison George Town?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Edison George Town?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Edison George Town?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Edison George Town?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Edison George Town?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at The Edison George Town and nearby?
The Edison George Town has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Edison George Town?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around The Edison George Town like?
The Edison George Town is in Downtown George Town, a short 10-minute walk from Padang Kota Lama and 11 minutes' walk from Penang City Hall. Travellers say that the hotel is in a great location.







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10/10 Exceptional

alexander, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay
NoorLihi, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Calm in the heart of the city
Excellent hotel in the heart of old Georgetown. Staff are wonderful and attentive. An oasis of calm
Craig, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The location is excellent. Most places walkable. The staff are most attentive to the needs of the guest. We were made to feel like part of of family. Albert in particular went out of the way to make us feel comfortable. Eddy was the consummate host. A most memorable stay.
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10/10 Exceptional

THE place to stay in George Town!
Amazing place, incredibly friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff, a wonderful location and a great vibe
Paul, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Pros- friendly and great staff especially Albert. 24 hrs pantry with unlimited drink and snacks. Private parking area with security. Spacious room. Cons- minor cleanliness issue with birds feathers on the floor.
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10/10 Exceptional

Nancy, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Oliver, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful hotel.
Kevin, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Historic Gem
Staff by professional and helpful people. Enjoyed the old charm of this rustic and historic gem. The location is ideal for exploring on foot.
ENG SIM, 2-night business trip
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