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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
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  • The place is very ideally located but parking wise is very difficult where it only a by…Aug 17, 2019
  • The room was very clean and I was a little early and they checked me in no problem. The…Feb 9, 2018

Malabar Inn, Penang

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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.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Good 7.6 From 59 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
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
Very Good 8.0
Basic comfortable and clean
This is a very basic hotel but completely satisfying for this 65 yr. old couple. We arrived early and the hotel staff keep our bags for us so we could run a few errands before officially checking in. The gentleman at the front desk gave us all information we needed about where we wanted to go. When we did come back he originally gave us a the wrong room but rechecked the booking and quickly got us to the correct room. Should we return to Georgetown we will likely book this place again, cheap and simple.
John, usOther trip
Very Good 8.0
Nice and clean hotel in town
The hotel is nice and clean and also near to town. However, the only cons is there is no parking space for the hotel. If you are driving, you have to park your car at the public parking space by the road side of which you have to pay for the parking coupon and place it on your car dashboard.
Daniel, myOther trip
Good 6.0
Windowless room.
I stayed in the more upmarket section across the road. No windows, small room. Had my own toilet with shower a hose used over the top of the toilet. The second room in main hotel was even tinier with four walls to stare at, a tiny desk and a bed. Both had air conditioning which was good. Quite centrally located with buses and terminal nearby. Was very cheap.
chris, auOther trip

Malabar Inn, Penang

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