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The Edison George Town, Penang

4-star4 stars
15 Lebuh Leith, Penang, Penang, 10200, Malaysia

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Camera Museum
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Bar is awesome
Awesome vibe
Fantastic service
Great amenities

The Edison George Town, Penang

from $141
  • Deluxe Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Suite

What’s around The Edison George Town, Penang


  • In Downtown George Town
  • Camera Museum - 4 min walk
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion - 13 min walk
  • Fort Cornwallis - 13 min walk
  • KOMTAR - 14 min walk
  • Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi - 15 min walk
  • Gurney Drive - 25 min walk
  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram - 36 min walk

Getting around

  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) - 28 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 35 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 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 and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Year Built - 1906
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

The Edison George Town, Penang’s small print

Also known as

  • Edison George Town Hotel
  • Edison George Town
  • The Edison George Town Penang
  • Edison Hotel
  • The Edison George Town Hotel
  • The Edison George Town George Town
  • The Edison George Town Hotel George Town

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.

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

Exceptional 9.6 From 236 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Possibly the best hotel in George Town
We've stayed in a lot of hotels in George Town and this is possibly the best so far. While many have great heritage they can use that as an excuse for poor quality fixtures & fittings or services. The style is definitely more modern than some of the others, moving away from the pure classic heritage style of other places. The staff were exceptional, working hard to meet every need. The pool was long enough for lengths although not wide enough for more than two-users, but this is still good for a hotel in central George Town. The noise at night.... well yes, it was karaoke night over the road and although the earplugs helped, they couldn't block out the noise, but that did all end after midnight. Would definitely stay again and would recommend the suites.
th1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
A gem in George Town
There are many boutique hotels out there these days, some much better than others, but the Edison George Town has to be up there as one of the best I have stayed in. Smack in the heart of colonial George Town is this wonderfully renovated hotel, brought back to life by the new owners. The restoration of the hotel has been extremely well done and attention to detail impeccable throughout. Our bedroom was well furnished and comfortable, the bathroom, spacious with fine smelling gels and shampoos as standard. There’s complimentary coffee available all day from the dining area as well as cold drinks and snacks. Everyday there’s complimentary cakes between 3 and 4pm followed by complimentary wine and nibbles between 6 and 7pm - wonderful. It does get very hot in George Town so the swimming pool is a welcome sight in the afternoon. The pool is long and narrow and is down the side of the hotel in the shade - it also has a jacuzzi! The staff are amazing and obviously love their job; they can’t do enough for you so take advantage, they will recommend places to visit, the best restaurants and of course shops - I really cannot fault their enthusiasm. If you’re visiting George Town then the Edison Hotel has to be a consideration, I would definitely recommend it. Note - there is a popular bar across the road at the front and there’s karaoke most nights - If you have a front bedroom you will hear it. The singing stops at midnight but request a side or rear room to avoid the noise.
Raymond, gbOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great stay.
Well located to local sights and a stone throw away to local food, the Edison is a gem. its main highlights would be the service staff, who are more than eager to be of service. the amenities of the hotel is lovely too with a lounge access catering bite sized food options throughout the day. Breakfast is a gem be it lounging but the pool or sited indoors. The history of the original use of the space is also quite interesting. Ask the staff for more. My gripewith my stay has to be the bathrooms which isnt what I would associate to a luxury accomodation. In addition, GRAB drivers often find the place hard to locate. This may be quite annoying. Also, dont expect windows to the room.
sg1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Gloriously restored heritage hotel
This boutique property did not disappoint. The building has been tastefully restored and renovated to maximise the uniqueness of the building's heritage. The rooms are modern, elegant and spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable. The renovation has been well thought through with attention to detail. Its location is convenient for transport and enjoying the sights and sounds of the local neighbourhood. The hotel is not trying to pretend it is something it isn't. I had read the reviews of the Edison prior to booking - mostly excellent. There were one or two not as flattering, but that might be attributed to the expectations of the guest. The lounge I did not find the lack of a "big buffet breakfast" an issue - instead, adopted the local custom of several smaller meals over the course of the day. Breakfast choices included Nasi Lemak, with eggs cooked to your liking, cereals, toasts and preserves, fruits and juice. Free flow tea and coffee was available throughout the day/evening, along with light snacks and a happy hour late afternoon. The lounge area where breakfast and refreshments are taken has the feel similar to what is offered in club rooms at mainstream hotels - comfortable places to sit, be waited on or help yourself, relax and enjoy the decor. An inviting shaded outdoor space adjacent to the lounge is available to guests. Rooms open to wide hallway - more like a large extended foyer which runs from entrance to the lounge - providing light an airy ambience.
Lorraine, auOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
Unbeatable service and value
We came for work and stayed extra days. This hotel is so gorgeous! And the service is over the TOP amazing. Location is terrific. I’ve stayed at the E&O which of course has the water view but for historical charm and awesome service this hotel totally rivals the E&O. And when you compare the price it’s not even close. Happy hour and snacks all day, breakfast, walk to everything in a lovingly restored mansion. Wil definitely be back.
Deborah Brand, sg2 night romance trip

The Edison George Town, Penang

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