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Grand Inn Macalister
Grand Inn Macalister
Grand Inn Macalister
Grand Inn Macalister
Grand Inn Macalister
Grand Inn Macalister
Grand Inn Macalister

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7.2

Very good

1,876 reviews

1,876 reviews

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7.6

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 430 meters from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion 1.9 km
Armenian Street 2.0 km
Khoo Kongsi 2.2 km
Pinang Peranakan Mansion 2.5 km
Chew's Jetty 2.5 km
Penang Fort Cornwallis 2.9 km
Kek Lok Si Temple 5.4 km
Batu Ferringhi Beach 9.8 km
Entopia 11.8 km
Escape Theme Park 11.8 km
Nearby landmarks
Floating Mosque 130 m
Loh Guan Lye Hospital 130 m
Loh Guan Lye Specialist Centre 180 m
Penang First Assembly of God 220 m
Ghee Hiang 400 m
The Church in Penang 410 m
anson road durian leng 440 m
Penang Buddhist Association temple 450 m
Anson Road Market 450 m
Cantonese Methodist Church 470 m

Grand Inn Macalister

165.G.2, Jalan Macalister, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 11400 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Georgetown part of Penang, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Daily housekeeping

Ticket services

Elevator

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Room service

Tours

Wi-Fi in public areas

This property is in high demand!

11 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.5
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport14.5 km

Rooms available at Grand Inn Macalister

Standard Double
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Quad
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 queen beds
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Standard Twin
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Single
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    Shared Room
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      Triple Room Panoramic
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        Studio
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          Suite Deluxe Sea View
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            Twin Room (No Window)
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              Triple Room Panoramic
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                Frequently asked questions

                What time is check-in and check-out at Grand Inn Macalister?

                Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

                How do I get to Grand Inn Macalister?

                For those who wish to drive their own cars, Grand Inn Macalister has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Penang with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

                What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Grand Inn Macalister?

                Komtar Bus Terminal is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 1.4 km away from Grand Inn Macalister.

                What restaurants are nearby Grand Inn Macalister?

                Grand Inn Macalister is located in Georgetown, famous for good restaurants such as Yun Shui Ge Teahouse, Tea Home Cafe and Restaurant Blanc.

                What popular shopping places are close to Grand Inn Macalister?

                Grand Inn Macalister is located in Georgetown area which features shopping places such as Prangin Mall, 1st Avenue Mall and Ghee Hiang.

                What are popular attractions near Grand Inn Macalister?

                Grand Inn Macalister is located in Georgetown area, which is famous for attractions such as Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion and Khoo Kongsi.

                What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Grand Inn Macalister?

                Grand Inn Macalister is located in the Georgetown area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Depoh Kerajaan Pulau Pinang and Bukit Olivia.

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                What people love about Grand Inn Macalister

                • 8.4

                  Excellent

                  "Best deal for a budget hotel if you are spending most of your time out."

                  LEONG

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                  July 20, 2022

                • 9.6

                  Exceptional
                  Location

                  "Good location."

                  KIM

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                  July 16, 2022

                • 10

                  Exceptional
                  Location

                  "Location is convenient."

                  Karen

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                  July 10, 2022

                Property ranking|Compared to 2,420 Penang properties
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                Cheapest price score
                Room comfort score
                6.6/10
                Room size
                14 sqm.
                Value for money score
                7.5/10
                Better than
                98
                %
                of Penang properties
                Better than
                91
                %
                of Penang properties
                Bigger than
                85
                %
                of Penang properties
                Better than
                82
                %
                of Penang properties
                Overall rating:

                7.2

                Very good
                1,876 reviews
                Cleanliness
                7.2
                Facilities
                6.8
                Location
                7.6
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                What travelers say they love:
                Greatly recommend for short stay !
                Kumar from Malaysia
                Solo traveler
                More about Grand Inn Macalister

                More about Grand Inn Macalister

                Grand Inn Macalister

                Take a good wander and unveil the wonder of Penang with a stay at Grand Inn Macalister. Explore the genuine Penang that most travelers never see, with a stay at Grand Inn Macalister -- located only 2.5 km from Pinang Peranakan Mansion.
                Every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable by providing the best in services and amenities. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Taxi services provided by Grand Inn Macalister makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Penang. Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hotel.
                Front desk service is provided at the hotel including luggage storage. Getting tickets for the city's best entertainment is easy through the hotel's ticket service and tours. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time.
                Designed for comfort, all guestrooms offer a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with linen service and air conditioning. In-room entertainment amenities including the cable TV is provided in some rooms. Grand Inn Macalister also provides toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


                Dining and things to do

                A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry.


                Around the property

                Experience Penang like a true local. Multiple day trip options await you and your travel group close to Grand Inn Macalister, starting with visits to Chew's Jetty located just 2.5 km away. Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion is located 1.8 km away, and is one of the most famous tourist spots to visit and photograph.


                Reasons to stay here

                Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 96% cheaper than other options.
                Find some excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining better than 90% of the city's other accommodations.
                Guests who stayed here really appreciated the room comfort, scoring it higher than 91% of accommodations in the city.

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                Amenities and facilities
                Good
                Facilities

                6.8

                Most talked about facilities

                Housekeeping

                69 mentions

                Internet

                23 mentions

                Food & Dining

                18 mentions

                Car Park

                16 mentions

                Languages spoken

                • English
                • Chinese [Mandarin]
                • Malay

                Internet access

                • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
                • Internet services
                • Wi-Fi in public areas

                Things to do, ways to relax

                • Ticket services
                • Tours

                Cleanliness and safety

                • Daily disinfection in all rooms
                • Daily disinfection in common areas
                • First aid kit
                • Temperature check for guests and staff

                Dining, drinking, and snacking

                • Restaurants
                • Room service

                Services and conveniences

                • Air conditioning in public area
                • Daily housekeeping
                • Elevator
                • Invoice provided
                • Luggage storage
                • Smoking area

                For the kids

                • Family room

                Access

                • CCTV in common areas
                • CCTV outside property
                • Fire extinguisher
                • Front desk [24-hour]
                • Non-smoking rooms
                • Pets allowed
                • Smoke alarms

                Getting around

                • Car park [free of charge]
                • Car park [on-site]
                • Taxi service

                Available in all rooms

                • Accessible by elevator
                • Air conditioning
                • Carpeting
                • Desk
                • Free bottled water
                • Linens
                • Mirror
                • Non-smoking
                • Private bathroom
                • Safety/security feature
                • Satellite/cable channels
                • Shower
                • Smoke detector
                • Telephone
                • Toiletries
                • Towels
                • Wake-up service
                • Wi-Fi [free]
                Location
                165.G.2, Jalan Macalister, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 11400
                Very good
                Location

                7.6

                Airports

                • Penang International Airport (PEN)
                  14.5 km 27 min drive
                • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
                  86.9 km

                Public transportation

                • Komtar Bus Terminal
                  1.5 km
                • Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal
                  2.7 km

                Hospital or clinic

                • Loh Guan Lye Hospital
                  130 m

                Shopping

                • Batu Ferringhi Night Market
                  9.8 km

                Convenience store

                • 7 Eleven
                  620 m

                Cash withdrawal

                • ATM
                  450 m
                What's nearby

                Popular landmarks

                • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
                  1.9 km
                • Armenian Street
                  2.0 km
                • Khoo Kongsi
                  2.2 km
                • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
                  2.5 km
                • Chew's Jetty
                  2.5 km
                • Penang Fort Cornwallis
                  2.9 km
                • Kek Lok Si Temple
                  5.4 km
                • Batu Ferringhi Beach
                  9.8 km
                • Entopia
                  11.8 km
                • Escape Theme Park
                  11.8 km

                Nearby landmarks

                • Floating Mosque
                  130 m
                • Loh Guan Lye Hospital
                  130 m
                • Loh Guan Lye Specialist Centre
                  180 m
                • Penang First Assembly of God
                  220 m
                • Ghee Hiang
                  400 m
                • The Church in Penang
                  410 m
                • anson road durian leng
                  440 m
                • Penang Buddhist Association temple
                  450 m
                • Anson Road Market
                  450 m
                • Cantonese Methodist Church
                  470 m
                Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
                Property policies
                Children and extra beds

                Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

                All children are welcome.

                Infant 0-1 year(s)
                Stay for free if using existing bedding.
                Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
                Children 2-11 year(s)
                Stay for free if using existing bedding.
                If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
                Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
                Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
                Others
                • Effective from June 1, 2014, the City Council of Penang will impose a Local Council Tax of MYR 3 per room per night for 4 and 5-star hotels, and MYR 2 per room per night for 0 to 3-star hotels. The star rating will be in accordance to the rating from Local Council and should the rating differ from the website, the local council rating will apply. This fee is payable directly to the hotel upon check-in and is not included in the room rate and taxes stated herein.
                • The minimum age required to check in is 18 years old.
                • Effective 1 June 2014, the City Council of Penang will impose a Local Council Tax of MYR 3 per room per night for 4- and 5-star hotels and MYR 2 per room per night for 0- to 3-star hotels. The property’s star rating will be in accordance to the rating from the Local Council, and should the rating differ from the website, the Local Council rating will apply. This fee is payable directly to the hotel upon check-in and is not included in the room rate and taxes stated herein.
                • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
                Some helpful facts

                Check-in/Check-out

                • Check-in from14:00
                • Check-in until21:00
                • Check-out from07:00
                • Check-out until12:00
                • Reception open until22:00

                The property

                • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
                • Number of floors3
                • Number of rooms 48
                • Year property opened2012

                Reviews of Grand Inn Macalister from real guests

                Provided by verified guests of Agoda
                7.1
                /
                10
                Cleanliness7.2
                Facilities6.8
                Location7.6
                Room comfort and quality6.6
                Service7.4
                Value for money7.5
                High score for Penang
                Rating
                9+ Exceptional (117)
                8-9 Excellent (75)
                7-8 Very Good (198)
                6-7 Good (182)
                <6 Below Expectation (277)
                Time of the year
                Mar - May (213)
                Jun - Aug (195)
                Sep - Nov (197)
                Dec - Feb (244)
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                7.7
                Very good
                Kusno from Singapore
                Group
                Standard Quad
                Stayed 7 nights in January 2014

                Value For Money”

                Close proximity to Loh Guan Lai Hospital, affordable pricing and comfortable room

                We went to Penang for eye operation for both my parents at Loh Guan Lai Hospital. The proximity of Grand Inn to LGL Hospital makes it our top priority since there will be an issue of transport after the operation, and also during pre and subsequent post review. The hotel also offer a 4 person-room, with double queen size. That makes 3 of us comfortably rested. The pricing is affordable too. Close proximity to the many eateries is an added bonus.

                Reviewed January 22, 2014

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                7.3
                Very good
                WANG from Malaysia
                Group
                Standard Double
                Stayed 1 night in March 2013

                Basic and clean hotel with afforadable price”

                cleanliness, location

                We stayed for a night at Grand Inn Hotel on 28th March 2013 together with my parents in-law. We booked a quad room. But the room is smaller than what the picture has shown. However, with the price that we have paid for, it is still acceptable as it is clean, and the location is at the heart of the Penang town which make it convenient for us to travel around. The hotel service is good. My parents in-law extended for another night to a Deluxe Room, the hotel staff manage to allow us to check in at 10.30am and arrange the Deluxe room at the same level that we stayed on the first night. It save us hassle for moving all the stuffs to another room. It is a good choice if you are looking for a budget hotel with excellent location.

                Reviewed April 05, 2013

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                8.8
                Excellent
                John from Australia
                Couple
                Standard Double
                Stayed 1 night in November 2019

                Very close to Loh Guan Lye Hospital”

                If you need to be close to Loh Guan Lye Hospital, this is it. Literally across the road from the hospital, it will take you 2 minutes to walk there. The hotel itself is typical 2-3 star, but we found the staff very friendly and helpful, and there is off-street parking for guests - a real help in Penang! There were several food outlets close by, especially an excellent Indian restaurant 2 doors up from the hospital. Also 7/11 and other small shops nearby. Several good food courts were 10 minutes walk away. MacAlister Rd is a major road, with buses along it frequently, and it is just a 20 minute walk to Komtar, straight down MacAlister Rd.

                Reviewed November 20, 2019

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                7.7
                Very good
                Tjhin from Indonesia
                Couple
                Standard Double
                Stayed 1 night in August 2013

                Nice and affordable budget hotel close to hospital”

                Nice and large romm, comfortable bed and friendly staff

                It was a pleasant experience to stay at the Grand Inn. I'd recommended the inn to anyone especially in need to get close to one of the best hospital in Penang. You'll be surprise on what this inn could offer you at their low rate

                Reviewed August 06, 2013

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                7.6
                Very good
                Ronald from Indonesia
                Couple
                Standard Quad
                Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

                Suitable for patient of Loh Guan Lye hospital”

                If you want to go to Loh Guan Lye Hospital, I think Grand Inn hotel is nice to stay. The price is fair. Just cross the road to get there (hospital). if you want to search any kind of food, you can go on foot may about 500 m

                Reviewed April 20, 2019

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                8.3
                Excellent
                Kamarul from Malaysia
                Couple
                Standard Double
                Stayed 1 night in December 2012

                Lovely budget hotel with friendly staff”

                Convenient, free parking and free wifi

                The standard room though small but is comfotable enough for a couple or two adults to stay in. I have stayed in much smaller room in a budget hotel in Japan long ago. Here you have enough space to move around and the bathroom is quite spacious. The room comes with flat TV screen,open cabinet and drawers for your clothes, hot and cold shower and fully carpeted. They also provide you hot flask, towels, bath gel and shampoo. A pharmacy is also located conviniently beside the hotel. For the price I'm paying I am truly satisfied except I think the hotel could do a little bit more to soundproof the room as you can hear noises from inside the room if you walk on the corridor. From inside it's ok, you don't hear what's going on outside.

                Reviewed December 30, 2012

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                9.6
                Exceptional
                Sari from Indonesia
                Solo traveler
                Standard Quad
                Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

                Value for money”

                Grand Inn suitable for my family to go to the hospital close to this hotel.

                Reviewed March 09, 2017

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                7.7
                Very good
                Hermawan from Indonesia
                Family with teens
                Standard Quad
                Stayed 1 night in December 2012

                Nice & Calm Hotel”

                The location of this hotel is in the middle of town, you can reach many interesting places easily

                My stay in Grand inn was good, the receptionist was really helpfull and kind. consider it is a new hotel then everything should be new. Dont think about breakfast, because you can find local food in the morning close to your hotel.

                Reviewed December 12, 2012

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                6.7
                Good
                CHEE from Malaysia
                Couple
                Standard Double
                Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

                Standard, nice & friendly staff”

                Recommended for people who need check up (just in front of Loh Guan Lye), easier for public transportation (in front have bus station)

                Standard Experience, suggest Grand Inn for people who will check up on Penang, just in front of Loh Guan Lye & have bus station in front make you easier go to everywhere even go to Airport. Minus for food hawker, breakfast have kwetiao between Jl Macalistar & Jl Perak, beside Grand Inn 1 mini restaurant, need to walk +/- 20minutes for various food

                Reviewed February 21, 2014

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                7.7
                Very good
                Lew from Malaysia
                Family with young children
                Standard Double
                Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

                Nice Hotel”

                Clean & comfortable

                Clean & nice, if i going to penang again, the prioty choice is Grand Inn Hotel

                Reviewed December 28, 2014

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                7.3
                Very good
                Beng from Malaysia
                Family with teens
                Standard Quad
                Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

                clean. comfy room”

                friendly staff.great location.spacious room for 4

                It was pleasant stay in Grand Inn hotel, budget stay definitely worth the price for 4ppl.

                Reviewed August 27, 2013

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                6.0
                CHEE from Malaysia
                Couple
                Standard Double
                Stayed 1 night in February 2014

                Standard, nice & friendly staff”

                Recommended for people who need check up (just in front of Loh Guan Lye), easier for public transportation (in front have bus station)

                Standard Experience, suggest Grand Inn for people who will check up on Penang, just in front of Loh Guan Lye & have bus station in front make you easier go to everywhere even go to Airport. Minus for food hawker, breakfast have kwetiao between Jl Macalistar & Jl Perak, beside Grand Inn 1 mini restaurant, need to walk +/- 20minutes for various food

                Reviewed February 21, 2014

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                9.0
                Exceptional
                Lee from Malaysia
                Couple
                Standard Double
                Stayed 1 night in December 2012

                CLEAN and TIDY room”

                wifi provided

                Room is clean and tidy. Parking space is limited but the hotel staff is very friendly and will always ready to find another parking place for the hotel guest. Can hear people talking outside the corridor/ next door :(

                Reviewed January 02, 2013

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                7.0
                Very good
                TAY from Malaysia
                Couple
                Standard Double
                Stayed 3 nights in June 2013

                Convenient location to get food n transport.”

                Good location to get food.

                We feel comfortable by staying in Grand Inn Hotel only the parking lot not easy to park due to the limit space in front of the hotel.

                Reviewed June 23, 2013

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                8.7
                Excellent
                Diana from Indonesia
                Group
                Standard Quad
                Stayed 2 nights in May 2014

                have a good time”

                clean room, nice staff, value for money

                room is great, nice and clean. i'm staying at standard quad room. opposite the hotel has a bus stop which is a plus, can take the bus to komtar area. staff is very friendly. room wifi is poor. located at the beginning of the macalister road, so need to walk a lot to the center of the road for food at night.

                Reviewed May 28, 2014

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                5.3
                Mohd from Malaysia
                Solo traveler
                Standard Double
                Stayed 1 night in March 2013

                ver poor hotel”

                poor, not clean

                enjoy a panoramic view of georgetown with major shopping centres and government offices from the hotel's swimming pool, which is the tallest amongst other hotels in penang. a town famous for it culinary fanfare and idyllic beaches, hotel grand continental penang sets the pace for business travellers and holiday makers alike.

                Reviewed August 28, 2013

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                6.8
                Good
                Soon from Malaysia
                Family with teens
                Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

                Good location”

                Reasonable facility and hotel service for this price. This hotel is located near various tourist hot spots provided that you are driving. The staff are friendly too. My main issue with is hotel is the room AC dint work at all, they apologized (friendly) and sent a maintenance worker to troubleshot the issue. But all he did was clean the ac filter which was clean at the first place. I requested to change room but they told me the hotel was fully booked that day. So... i have to sleep in a quad room for 1 night without ac. When i requested to change room the next day, they told us we have to return the keycard first before issuing a new one therefore causing the trouble of taking all luggage with us while they process for a new room. Well, your millage may vary since i dun think all ac in this hotel are faulty *I hope.

                Reviewed November 20, 2018

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                Dear Soon, Thank you for your review and we appreciate your feedback and detailed comment. Kindly be advised that on particular day our technician were on leave and we were left with a trainee technician. As such, he was not really equipped to handle this problem. We apologized that this events has unfolded during your stay and we will make sure that this thing would not happened again. Usually we will provide a room cooler for the guest if the air-conditioned problem were unable to be solved. It is true that this is a rare ocassion and we will ensure that air-conditioned unit will be fully service upon receiving your complaint. Regards. Anhar / Front Office

                Responded November 23, 2018
                Grand Inn Macalister
                6.0
                Sindhu from Malaysia
                Group
                Standard Double
                Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

                Little Getaway”

                The staff was nice, the room was clean and the hotel location was quite strategic

                Overall, my stay at Grand Inn was okay. However, in the morning, we were woken up by children who ran the hall way screaming their lungs out. It was literally 7-8.30AM. That was pretty irritating and since the hotel walls were pretty thin, it overall was quite noisy. So if you're looking forward to a quiet and calm place to stay, this isn't it.

                Reviewed January 12, 2016

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                7.0
                Very good
                Jocelyn from Malaysia
                Solo traveler
                Standard Double
                Stayed 1 night in February 2013

                Nice room but limited carpark”

                Near hawker food

                Is worth to be staying at Grand Inn hotel , the rooms look new and comfort. But with limited carpark

                Reviewed February 22, 2013

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                7.2
                Very good
                Chin from Malaysia
                Couple
                Standard Double
                Stayed 1 night in August 2019

                Generally clean & value for money!”

                The hotel seems the cleanest so far at this kind of low rate as compared to so many in Penang! Though we felt some bed bugs but items provided inside the room are pretty complete. Staff is pretty flexible, we only asked once for late check-out at 1pm & immediately granted. Good attempt!

                Reviewed September 04, 2019

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