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The Edison George Town, Penang

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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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Pool
Free parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
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Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
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This is a beautiful hotel with so much warmth and love. There’s a really amazing wine area with candy that “reminds you of being a kid”. It’s walking distance to great restaurants. The staff is the best!!!!!
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Response from Ivan K, Manager at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded yesterday
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Penang. We are delighted to hear that you experienced warmth and love during your stay. We are also happy to hear you enjoyed the nostalgia brought on by our all day snacks in The Lounge. We truly appreciate your recognition of our personalised service. We look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future.
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The staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. I hadn't had time to really plan my visit and it wasn't a problem at all - they gave me such good advice and recommendations on what to do each day. The only problem was wanting to stay and relax in the beautiful hotel and
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Response from Ivan K, Manager at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded 1 week ago
We thank you for your wonderful review. We are thrilled to hear your appreciation of our signature personalised service. We are happy to hear that our recommendations had met your expectations. We certainly look forward to welcoming you again for longer stays to Experience more of The Exceptional.
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Overall we were disappointed in spite of excellent service and beautiful historical house. No outside garden. No sun at the pool Noisy. Kids playing in hall (this is not a place to bring kids) No window in the rooms The hotel provided us a van to drive us to train station
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Response from Ivan K, Manager at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Penang. We are sorry to hear about your unpleasant experience with our ground transport partner, and appreciate your comments which we will do our best to prevent a reoccurrence. As with most if not all heritage buildings, certain limitations and impositions by local authorities exist, our garden though small is adequate and quaint. The grounds have been landscaped thoughtfully and in keeping with the tropical climate. Depending on when one uses The Pool, there are certain parts which get more sun than the others. We hope you understand that all guests including little ones are always welcome to The Edison George Town and their behaviour is beyond the control of the Hotel. For your information, all of our guestrooms have windows which are furnished with blinds for the privacy of our guests. We sincerely hope to welcome you again so that you can fully Experience The Exceptional, and we would be happy to allay any of your concerns prior to your next stay with us.
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The Edison George Town is a beautifully restored heritage building well-located in the historical district of Penang island. It's the only boutique hotel I know of that has what might be considered the equivalent of a club lounge where snacks and drinks are available throughout
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Response from Ivan K, Manager at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for staying with us during your recent visit to Penang. We are thrilled to hear that you loved your stay with us and appreciated our all-inclusive offerings especially at The Lounge. We are also delighted to hear that you experienced first-hand The Edison Experience especially our personalised service. We appreciate your recognition of our collaboration and support to local artisans on most of our offerings. We certainly look forward to welcoming you again hopefully in the not too distant future.
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The Edison is a beautifully appointed b&b hotel. It provides a tasty breakfast choice, afternoon tea and an early evening happy hour with complimentary wine and cheese. There is also a 24 hour soft drink and snack bar. All this included in the room rate. There is no bar or
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Response from Ivan K, Manager at The Edison George Town, Penang
Responded 1 week ago
We thank you for your wonderful review. We are delighted that our all-inclusive offerings especially at The Lounge had met your expectations. We are also happy to hear that you managed to explore our vibrant neighbourhood and of course, our street food. Most of all, we are thrilled to hear your appreciation of our personalised service and recommendations from The Edison George Town Team. However, we are sorry to hear the unpleasant experience due to noise. Due to strict restoration impositions and the appreciation of the heritage behind this Grand Old Dame, limitations existed on how much enhancing of the structure and interior fittings could be done particularly in the area of soundproofing. A fast disappearing experience within the UNESCO World Heritage City of George Town is the entertainment from across the Hotel, it is one of the last remaining food courts where live entertainment is still available. We look forward to welcoming you again to Experience more of The Exceptional.
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Greetings from The Edison George Town and thank you for your enquiry. Due to the design and nature of the heritage mansion, we do not offer rollaway beds. However, we do have a set of connecting room, that will be able to accommodate 4 adults. Please contact us directly at +604 262 2990 to assist you with your booking and requirements. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
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Do you provide free airport pick-up?
Greetings from The Edison George Town and thank you for your enquiry. We can arrange for an airport pickup. Please advise your email address to make the necessary arrangements. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you.
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Hi, do your rooms have mini bars?
We stayed in the suite which had a minibar
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How to get there from the airport? Tx.
An uber or an airport taxi would do the job
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Dear Jen, Greetings from The Edison George Town and thank you for your enquiry. We have ample parking space at the Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you to the Hotel soon.
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"Rooms upstairs & to the back quieter , but the rooms downstairs really big and spacious"
"If you have difficulty in climbing stairs, ask for rooms at Ground Floor."
"Just watch out for rooms facing Red Garden, which can get noisy"
"we have stayed in two different rooms , I like the ground level."
"There are no lifts to assess the floor above, so if you're not a stairs person, request a ground floor room!"
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PRICE RANGE
US$127 - US$157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalaysiaPenangPenang IslandGeorge Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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