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The Edison George Town, Penang

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15 Lebuh Leith, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia
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A beautifully restored Anglo-Colonial mansion, the interior design is a quirky take on Penang with whimsical touches of heritage within. The fresh concept combines timeless elegance, extending a blend of modern and traditional elements with quality and charm. Offering 35 luxuriously appointed guestrooms and an unyielding commitment to comfort, exceptional guest service and gracious hospitality; one is bound to remember - The Edison Experience.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Secured parking
Wifi
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Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
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Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
24-hour front desk
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
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Safe
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Flatscreen TV
Bidet
Walk-in shower
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
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Hair dryer
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English, Chinese, Malay
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Cheryl K wrote a review Nov. 2022
Canberra32 contributions35 helpful votes
The Edison is a beautifully restored building located on a quiet street in the heart of Georgetown. Food and shops are an easy walk away, and it was easy to book taxis or Grab cars. There is a hawker centre across the street that opens at night and has decent food - but note that there are performances from about 9pm and music can be heard for a distance. A room that is further from the street will help minimise noise. Check-in was easy and the staff were friendly. We had a few minor issues which the staff handled quickly and pleasantly. We had specifically requested a large Deluxe room (as the website stated 19-33 sq m) , which comfortably accommodated two adults and four suitcases. There is a lovely eating/seating area near the lap pool, which I used as a reading area during the day. Breakfast was basic (eggs and toast) but it is easy to find local food nearby.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Cherie wrote a review Nov. 2022
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions2 helpful votes
I made a reservation for my hubby on his Birthday. Really satisfied and very happy with the entire team. I did mention the special occasion and get a delicious complimentary cake. Thanks to Albert, the Guest Experience Manager, who have made our stay memorable and pleasant.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Raymond Lee wrote a review Nov. 2022
Singapore, Singapore33 contributions7 helpful votes
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Great cosy place to stay. Very nice interior and love the lounge area. After a whole day motorcycle ride, a good place to stay and rest for the night. Will be awesome if the parking area can cater for bigger capacity motorcycle as the current parking lots are gravel and not ideal for parking of big bikes. The staffs were very friendly and helpful. Especially Albert who is patient with our check in and explain how our stay could be better with the hotel facilities and nearby eateries. 3rd stay at Edison this year and will be back again.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Team Edison, Guest Services / Front Office at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded 2 weeks ago
3rd time still a charm #TheEdisonExperince Thank you for your wonderful review, we are happy to have you back staying with us. Looking forward to welcoming you again.
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charmarama1172 wrote a review Nov. 2022
Singapore, Singapore28 contributions16 helpful votes
We loved the hotel the minute we stepped into it. Modern, yet retaining its charming heritage. Rooms were clean, and the staff were super helpful and friendly - in particular, Albert and David. If you need recommendations on where to eat, ask Albert! The pool is small, but we didn’t come for that. Across from the hotel, is some serious karaoke happening late into the night, though we weren’t too bothered by it. Free parking is available on site.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Team Edison, Guest Services / Front Office at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you were able to experience #TheEdisonExperience. Indeed, we strive to provide our version of personalized service in making all of our guests feel at home during their stay with us.
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SG wrote a review Nov. 2022
Sydney, Australia22 contributions19 helpful votes
The Edison is a great hotel centrally located for those looking to explore George Town and the surrounding Penang area. The hotel is clean and a lovely example of colonial architecture that you’ll find through George Town. The rooms are simple and comfortable, with excellent air conditioning which is a must with the local humidity. Be sure to head down to the pool and bar area for wine o’clock. Breakfast is provided which is simple but prepared well, the addition of fresh local fruit or continental breakfast would be a nice addition. Across the road from the hotel is the Red Garden Food Paradise food market which opens in the early evenings, this is a must visit after a long day of sightseeing. With plenty of local food to try and cold beers at the ready, The best part of our stay at the Edison has to be the staff who were very kind, attentive and always available to help and have plenty of recommendations on sights and restaurants to visit. A big thank you to the amazing staff!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Team Edison, Guest Services / Front Office at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Penang. We are thrilled to hear that you had a lovely experience with us and has been able to enjoy ThePool & TheLounge. It is important to us that we provide to all guests our signature of personalized service and localized experience, to ensure that they get that authentic experience of visiting Penang.
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Harald wrote a review Oct. 2022
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Excellent service, location and hotel services. The hotel building and rooms are beautiful in a historical style worthy of Georgetown. Short walk to the main areas of Georgetown with good food, cafes and miscellaneous shops. Still quiet in the evenings.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Team Edison, Guest Services / Front Office at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded Oct. 30, 2022
Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Penang and your kind review. We look forward to welcoming you again to The Edison George Town.
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Jaimee wrote a review Oct. 2022
2 contributions6 helpful votes
We had an excellent stay at The Edison Hotel in Georgetown, Penang. Albert and his staff are lovely and very helpful. Location is great - close to everything in Georgetown, but the hotel is also very quiet, so you can get a restful sleep. Hotel is beautifully restored and has great air con in the rooms and lounge. Great addition of complementary non-alcoholic drinks and snacks available 24/7. We loved the wine hour too, a complementary glass of wine between 6-7pm each evening. We enjoyed the pool for a cool off too! Thanks for an excellent stay.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Team Edison, Guest Services / Front Office at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded Oct. 30, 2022
Thank you for your wonderful review and choosing to stay with us during your recent visit to Penang. We are delighted to hear that our Guestroom, Lounge and The Pool had met your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you again hopefully in the not-too-distant future.
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FranOll25 wrote a review Oct. 2022
Singapore, Singapore36 contributions14 helpful votes
Just returned from a stay at the Edison and would definitely recommend for a weekend base in Georgetown. It is part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the world Group and the interior is all very tastefully decorated and very chic. The rooms are very large and spacious. It is located super conveniently, only a couple of minutes walk to Blue Mansion, Love Lane and also the E & O Hotel. The only negative is that it can be noisy in the evenings from the karaoke at the food court opposite, but personally that did not bother us much and not a lot the hotel can do about that. The housekeeping also tried to enter the room at 8am to clean, which woke us up unfortunately. But again not a major issue. The lounge is open 24/7 offering free soft drinks, teas and coffees, aswell as some snacks which is a lovely touch and the staff were all friendly. Overall a lovely hotel and we would definitely stay again :)
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Team Edison, Guest Services / Front Office at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded Oct. 30, 2022
We truly value and appreciate your wonderful review and encouraging comments. We are sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience with the housekeeping, we have taken note on your feedback and comments for improvements. We certainly look forward to welcoming you again.
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James L wrote a review Oct. 2022
Seoul, South Korea11 contributions13 helpful votes
The Edison George Town, Penang is a small luxury hotel and it is a boutique in the convenience location in George Town, Penang. The bed is in high quality and very comfortable to sleep. The continental breakfast serves hot fresh scrambled eggs, plus two pieces sourdough bread and salad. There are coffee machine and various tea selections plus soft drinks and fresh juices such as Orange and Guava. There are Soy Milk and Chrysanthemum Tea in can. There are varies of snack packages you can choose and select. There is Apples for fruit selection. The Executive Director is always approaches to guests very easy and nice to greeting them. The staff are absolutely providing the best services to every guest. Front desk manager, Albert is an easy approach guy to provide excellent services and provides any necessary needs and wants by guests. You won’t be disappointed to stay there and you will feel you are in home.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: There is no mini refrigerator in the room but the front desk staff can assist you to store any...
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Response from Team Edison, Guest Services / Front Office at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded Oct. 30, 2022
Thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you had enjoyed your stay and by able to have the #TheEdisonExperience. Indeed, we strive to provide our version of personalized service in making all of our guests feel at home during their stay with us. We thank you for your recommendations and we hope to welcome you again to your "home" in the not-too-distant future.
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Stefani Wan wrote a review Oct. 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3 contributions5 helpful votes
The design and layout of the hotel is very cute! Front desk staff were very friendly and detailed when we checked in. Room was clean, enough suitcase and walking space. Breakfast was simple but great. Location was great, there was an open food court near the hotel so food was everywhere. However, there's karaoke going on at the food court at night, up till midnight and noise is horrible. It's quite noisy in the morning too. Perhaps you can request for a quieter side of the hotel. All in all, it's an ok stay.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Team Edison, Guest Services / Front Office at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded Oct. 16, 2022
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Penang. We are thrilled to hear that you had a lovely experience with us. We are sorry to hear about your unpleasant noise pollution from the neighbor, it is one of the fast-disappearing food court where live entertainment is still available. We will always try our best to accommodate request for light sleepers for a quieter room.
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US$101 - US$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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MalaysiaPenangPenang IslandGeorge Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Edison George Town, Penang
Which popular attractions are close to The Edison George Town, Penang?
Nearby attractions include Street Art in George Town (0.4 km), Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion (0.08 km), and Chulia Street (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Edison George Town, Penang?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Edison George Town, Penang?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at The Edison George Town, Penang?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Edison George Town, Penang?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Edison George Town, Penang?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Loft - Love Lane, Yin's Sourdough Bakery and Cafe, and Junk Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Edison George Town, Penang?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Edison George Town, Penang have airport transportation?
Yes, The Edison George Town, Penang offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Edison George Town, Penang?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Edison George Town, Penang?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Armenian Street (0.6 km), George Town (0.6 km), and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion (0.08 km).