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The Edison George Town, Penang

3.5-star3.5 stars
15 Lebuh LeithGeorge Town, PenangPenang10200Malaysia

3.5-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Camera Museum
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Awesome vibe
Delicious food
Very comfortable
Great room
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The Edison George Town, Penang

from $102
  • 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 - 12 min walk
  • Fort Cornwallis - 14 min walk
  • Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi - 15 min walk
  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram - 38 min walk
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion - 1 min walk
  • Cathedral of the Assumption - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) - 27 min drive
  • Free self parking

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
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Year Built 1906
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

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

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.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 158 reviews

The Edison George Town, Penang
A Hidden Gem in Penang
Words can't describe how much i love this hotel . From the moment i found it online, i fall in love already. The interior design for the entire building is very nice for such a heritage building, they nailed it! Beautifully decorated with modern touch. The hotel lobby, courtyard, foyer and the lounge design made us feel welcomed. The room is gorgeous and classy. The location is perfect, walking distance to most popular destinations, even Blue Mansion (Chong Fatt Tze Mansion) is just across the road. The facilities and its service are beyond our expectations. Our favourite place to hang around with other guest and also the hotel chairman is the lounge area, where it stocked with snacks, fresh fruits, drinks for us 24hours a day! Last but not least, the most important role in a hotel is the staff, which they have the best people, i guess. They are very friendly and helpful. Thanks The Edison George Town hotel for giving a good experience for me and my friends, we really enjoyed our stay in your hotel. We will be back for sure!
Khoirun, us1 night trip
The Edison George Town, Penang
Enjoyable stay
This hotel has been beautifully designed to complement the original archetecture with a sleek modern sensibility. It has a lovely atmosphere and vibe. The staff simply could not have been better. The manager took the time to sit with us and map out the locations we asked about, as well as suggesting others based on our interests, and explaining a little Penang history. Staff checked in with us frequently about any needs, while never being intrusive. The hotel offers many little amenities such as bikes, happy hour with wines, and afternoon snacks. We had earlier seen reviews that mentioned breakfast was less than satisfactory, but our experience was completely different -- plenty of good fruit, breads, cheese, yogurt, juice, local delicacies, and eggs cooked to order. The pool is a lap pool, but it is full length, well maintained, and in a serene nook of the property. Fountains in the pool can be heard from inside the rooms, at least on the ground floor, which is very relaxing. I will say that at first glance, our room seemed somewhat dark, but this is actually due to the structure of the old building. Our room also had the "open concept" bathroom, but other rooms have bathroom doors and can be requested. The bed was comfortable, AC was excellent, and everything was sparkling clean. We highly recommend the Edison and would stay there again.
Sarah, us3 night trip
The Edison George Town, Penang
The Edison, George Town, Penang.
The Edison is a refurbished Chinese mansion/Boutique hotel on the edge of the Georgetown historic district. The property itself is very charming and the staff is excellent. However, it is a boutique hotel, and does not necessarily have all the facilities of a larger hotel (e.g., elevators, a concierge, etc.).
David, us4 night trip
The Edison George Town, Penang
Very close to perfect place!
This is definitely one of those places I tell friends about. Everything was great, except for their WiFi issue and loud music from neighborhood. Could not log into their WiFi so we were given their staff WiFi, which was also spotty. I'd rather have no WiFi than to have one that keeps dropping. Beside that, everything was excellent. Staff was very very nice. The late afternoon wine offering was really nice to have and the hotel is amazing. There were loud music coming from across the street every night we were there. Otherwise, it was one of my favorite places we've stayed and would recommend to anyone visiting Penang.
A Traveler, us3 night romance trip
The Edison George Town, Penang
Noisy boutique hotel with non-functioning wifi
We wanted to love our stay at Edison, but alas, our stay was mediocre to put it nicely. The hotel itself is quite nice, but its proximity to an outdoor karaoke is unfortunate. It can be noisy at night after 9PM and front facing rooms/suites are not recommended. Breakfast offering is extremely limited. Wifi service is poor and in need of an upgrade. Service was meh - my room was not cleaned when we returned at 3PM and there was no note attempting service when we put the DND sign afterwards. Good air-conditioning, though!
A Traveler, us3 night romance trip

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