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Malabar Inn, Penang

2-star2 stars
No 26, 28, 29 & 31Lebuh Cintra, Georgetown, PenangPenang10100Malaysia

Walking distance from Camera Museum
  • Free WiFi
  • Looks nothing like the photos. Dishonest staff, scuff marks on the wall, hair from…May 12, 2017
  • This is a very basic hotel but completely satisfying for this 65 yr. old couple. We…Mar 26, 2017
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Malabar Inn, Penang

from $13
  • Single Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Double Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Twin Room, Shared Bathroom
  • Triple Room
  • Double Room (Bathroom Attached)
  • Twin Room (Bathroom Attached)
  • Family Room
  • Single Room (Attached Bathroom)
  • Single Room (Attached Bathroom)

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

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

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Malabar Inn, Penang’s small print

Also known as

  • Malabar Inn Penang
  • Malabar Penang
  • Malabar Inn Penang/George Town


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

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.

What’s around Malabar Inn, Penang


  • In Georgetown
  • Camera Museum - 8 min walk
  • Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi - 10 min walk
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion - 13 min walk
  • Fort Cornwallis - 17 min walk
  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram - 38 min walk
  • Loo Pun Hong - 5 min walk
  • Kidland Penang - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 137 reviews

Malabar Inn, Penang
Very Good8.0
could use some paint
really good manager, I didn't get a ticket for the ferry because it was full, but he was really nice and helpfull and even refunded my first night even do I cancelled late.
Sigge S, us3 night trip
Malabar Inn, Penang
Awesome budget place with great service & location
Henric makes this place, he's so nicr and his recommendations are great. Right in the heart of Georgetown, this place provides a lot of value and service for a great price.
walter g, usRomance trip
Malabar Inn, Penang
Great location for this charming budget stay
Super nice staff, great location, and much better service than I expected from a budget location. Highly recommended.
walter g, usRomance trip
Malabar Inn, Penang
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, ca3 night trip
Malabar Inn, Penang
A very convenient place.
Good situation, short to walk to the main places,lots of resturants.Big shopping malls are slso in walking distance.Nice and friendly staff.Very clean common areas. The towels could be a little thicker for my taste. Quiet.We were so happy that we are still here! The internet could be a bit faster.I am not able to download photos now.
Harpa, gb4 night romance trip

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Malabar Inn, Penang

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