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SO Hotel, Penang

2 stars2 stars
No. 90 Siam Road, Georgetown P. PinangGeorgetown, PenangPenang10400Malaysia
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Excellent4.0 / 5
Great room
Great location
Fantastic service
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From 89 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

SO Hotel, Penang

from $17
  • Standard Triple Room
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Queen Bed
  • Standard Single Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 25 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free extended parking (limited)

  • Free nearby parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Also known as

  • Hotel SO
  • SO Hotel
  • SO Hotel Penang
  • SO Penang
  • SO Hotel Penang/George Town

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for MYR 35 per day

In the hotel

Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built 2010
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Television in common areas

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

SO Hotel, Penang’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel SO
  • SO Hotel
  • SO Hotel Penang
  • SO Penang
  • SO Hotel Penang/George Town

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for MYR 35 per day

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

Recent reviews

Excellent 4.0 /5 from 114 reviews

SO Hotel, Penang
Excellent4.0 / 5
cleanliness of room and quality of service
1 night trip
SO Hotel, Penang
Excellent4.0 / 5
The staff were friendly and professional and provided useful information to make our stay in Penang more enjoyable. Good budget hotel, that I will certainly stay at again.
1 night romance trip
SO Hotel, Penang
Excellent4.0 / 5
Good stay
Due to the weather, the room was super hot, even though the aircon has been set to 16degree, we have to leave the aircon on whenever we went out, but it didn't help much if we went back in the early evening. We complained a few times, and the staff came to check the aircon too. They offered a change of the room, but we decided to stay put. We requested a fan and it was provided as per request. The room size is good for a triple room. Amber walking space, and we even can sit down to have meals. The bathroom can be improved with maybe more small racks to contain our toiletries. The best is that there is a balcony as smoking area! Staffs are excellent in their customer service. The lady who checked us in, is very patience and even let us know where to get good food. And I saw that she did the same to the group who checked in before us. Her explanation on parking was good as well. Mr Leow is also very friendly and recommended alot of good food too! We most probably gained some weight with the recommendations. The rest of the staffs are helping and friendly. Location wise, it is located in good location. Walking distance to Komtar, Time Squares, and many other places. It is very near to the Jalan Siam Char Kwoy Teow! But waiting time is really long. Overall, besides the weather, we are happy with the stay and will go back again.
4 night trip with friends
SO Hotel, Penang
Fair2.0 / 5
You have to set your expectation right.
The front desk staff was warmth and friendly. However I have set my expectation higher than the hotel. My impression from webpage was that the family room is going to be big to accommodate 3 adults but it turned out to be too small lack of walking space after the 3 luggage was in. I was also expecting toothbrush, kettle etc. but was also not provided in the room. However, you can find water dispenser at common area but only at level 1&3 instead of all floors. The car park was very cramped and it takes a very good maneuver skill to get into the lot without scratches.
2 night family trip
SO Hotel, Penang
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Recommended !
Good location. Friendly receptionist. Clean room. Clean toilet.
2 night trip with friends

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SO Hotel, Penang

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