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Sim Citystay
Sim Citystay
Sim Citystay
Sim Citystay
Sim Citystay
Sim Citystay
Sim Citystay

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8.2

Excellent

393 reviews

393 reviews

Housekeeping31
View14
Car Park2
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8.2

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Hean Boo Thean Temple

70 m

Barangan Tempatan Store

150 m

Tan Kongsi

230 m

Clan Jetties of Penang

240 m

Seang Hin Leong Rattan and Bamboo Craft

240 m

Popular landmarks
Armenian Street

440 m

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

770 m

Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

1.1 km

Penang Fort Cornwallis

1.4 km

Kek Lok Si Temple

7.2 km

Closest landmarks
Acheen St Mosque

310 m

Depoh Weld Quay Rapid Penang

320 m

Ache Street Mosque

320 m

Lebuh Armenia

330 m

Swettenham Pier

330 m

Sim Citystay

No 60, Level 1, Weld Quay, Pulau Pinang,, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10300 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Georgetown, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Penang

Check-in/out [express]

Excellent view

530 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Luggage storage

Game room

Laundry service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

This property is in high demand!

8 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.4
Distance to city center5 km
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport14.6 km

Rooms available at Sim Citystay

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Dormitory with Single Bed - Female Only
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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Family Room with Private Bathroom
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 single be...
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Single Bed in Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Single Bed in Mixed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Family Room with Harbor View
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Harbor view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Superior Queen Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior King Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed & 1 king bed
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10-Bed Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 bunk bed
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Standard Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 7 m²/75 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Sim Citystay?

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 hostel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Sim Citystay?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Sim Citystay has a car park that's close to the hostel.

What is the smoking policy at Sim Citystay?

Sim Citystay does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Sim Citystay?

Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 570 m away from Sim Citystay.

What restaurants are nearby Sim Citystay?

Restaurants including Hameediyah Restaurant, Padang Brown Food Court and Nasi Kandar Line Clear are popular in Sim Citystay’s neighborhood which is known as Georgetown.

What popular shopping places are close to Sim Citystay?

Located in the Georgetown area, Sim Citystay is close to great shopping choices like Prangin Mall, 1st Avenue Mall and Seang Hin Leong Rattan and Bamboo Craft.

What are popular attractions near Sim Citystay?

Guests at Sim Citystay can easily visit Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion and Khoo Kongsi located in the Georgetown area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Sim Citystay?

Sim Citystay 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 Sim Citystay

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "AC is quite good, the room is clean,location is good too!3mins walk you would see big food court and nice cafe shop!Indian staff very helpful"

    Annie

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    October 9, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "One of the best budget hostels i have been to recently."

    Militaru

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    September 29, 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "Will consider to stay again."

    TAN

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    September 18, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 2,531 Penang properties
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Room comfort score
8/10
Value for money score
8.4/10
Service score
8.4/10
Cleanliness score
8.4/10
Better than
96
%
of Penang properties
Better than
90
%
of Penang properties
Better than
90
%
of Penang properties
Better than
89
%
of Penang properties
Overall rating:

8.2

Excellent
393 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
7.5
Location
8.2
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What travelers say they love:
The staffs are friendly and the room is clean.
Tun from Malaysia
Couple
More about Sim Citystay

More about Sim Citystay

Sim Citystay

See the best of Penang with a stay at Sim Citystay, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations. Go beyond the touristy and get deeper into the offerings of Penang with a stay at Sim Citystay, located merely 760 m from Pinang Peranakan Mansion.
Sim Citystay offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to travelers. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hostel's available parking, right on-site. The hostel provides front desk services such as express check-in or check-out and luggage storage for guests' convenience.
On cold days and nights, the hostel's on-site fireplace will keep you warm. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the hostel, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hostel to allow cleaner air for all guests.
Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Each guestroom at Sim Citystay is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Some rooms are equipped with linen service and air conditioning for your convenience. Knowing that bathroom amenities play an important role in increasing guests' satisfaction, the hostel provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in some select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house shared kitchen available here.
Sim Citystay offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Take some time to explore Penang during your stay at the hostel. There are lots of things you and your travel group can do near Sim Citystay, starting with visits to Chew's Jetty just 280 m away. Experience local culture through architecture at Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion located 1.0 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 99% of the city's accommodation.
This hostel beats 90% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 95% of other accommodations in Penang.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.5

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

21 mentions

Internet

5 mentions

Food & Dining

3 mentions

Beach

2 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Malay

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Game room

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hotel room service app
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Shared kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Food delivery
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Postal service
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [nearby]

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
Location
No 60, Level 1, Weld Quay, Pulau Pinang,, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10300
Excellent
Location

8.2

Airports

  • Penang International Airport (PEN)
    14.6 km 20 min drive
  • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
    87.5 km

Public transportation

  • Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal
    570 m
  • Komtar Bus Terminal
    810 m

Hospital or clinic

  • The Pearl
    540 m

Shopping

  • Gurney Plaza
    4.2 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    580 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    430 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Khoo Kongsi
    270 m
  • Chew's Jetty
    280 m
  • Armenian Street
    440 m
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
    770 m
  • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
    1.1 km
  • Penang Fort Cornwallis
    1.4 km
  • Kek Lok Si Temple
    7.2 km
  • Batu Ferringhi Beach
    12.0 km
  • Entopia
    14.0 km
  • Escape Theme Park
    14.1 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Hean Boo Thean Temple
    70 m
  • Barangan Tempatan Store
    150 m
  • Tan Kongsi
    230 m
  • Clan Jetties of Penang
    240 m
  • Seang Hin Leong Rattan and Bamboo Craft
    240 m
  • Khoo Kongsi
    270 m
  • Chew's Jetty
    280 m
  • Viewpoint
    290 m
  • Ottokedai
    300 m
  • Nonya shoe maker
    310 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.

Minimum age of guests is: 10 year(s).

Children 10-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
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
  • Due to the tax regulation, all guests are committed to the city tax surcharge which is not included in the property reservation cost and will be collected by the property upon check-in.
  • Check-in is between 02:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Arriving outside the mentioned check-in hours is not allowed.
  • All guestrooms at this property are non-smoking. Guests are responsible for all costs, damages, and liabilities caused by smoking.
  • 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 until20:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until21:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center5 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

The property

  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors5
  • Number of restaurants0
  • Number of rooms 17
  • Year property opened2016
  • Most recent renovation2016

Reviews of Sim Citystay from real guests

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8.2
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10
Cleanliness8.4
Facilities7.5
Location8.2
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service8.4
Value for money8.4
High score for Penang
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9+ Exceptional (92)
8-9 Excellent (34)
7-8 Very Good (40)
6-7 Good (17)
<6 Below Expectation (28)
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Mar - May (45)
Jun - Aug (64)
Sep - Nov (57)
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10.0
Exceptional
Carolin from Germany
Group
Standard Queen with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Perfect location and really nice room”

If you want to see all the famous street art in George Town, this accomondation offers the lerfect starting location. The room was really nice and clean and they also offered coffee, tea and filtered water for free. The staff was helpful as well. We would stay here again. Thanks again :)

Reviewed March 31, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Matsushita from Malaysia
Solo traveler
10-Bed Dormitory Room
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

No lift.”

If your stuffs are heavy, I can't recommend here. I was assigned to stay female dorm, and I have to go up to 4th floor via stairs. If you want to leave your belongings after check out, you have to pick them up before 6PM. I booked here to go to Sungai Petani, so I have to change my plan. If you're OK on these conditions, then I can recommend here. Staffs are attentive and supportive to guests.

Reviewed June 19, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Artem from Ukraine
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Nice hostel with amazing view”

The staff is very helpful. It is clean. The mattress is very comfortable. Hot and cold water on the floor. Amazing view from the rooftop. 7-10 min walk to bus/ferry station.

Reviewed January 16, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Masaharu
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Facilities are excellent !”

I stayed in a dormitory type big room. It was so clean and new. You can use air-conditioning as you like. I would strongly rcommend this facility. The room owner was so kind enough to accept the early check-in although I did not mention that I arrived there early morning taking an overnight bus from Johor Bahru, southern end of Malaysia. It is only a 10 minutes walk from the ferry terminal. So you can not miss the early bus from Butterworth.

Reviewed January 15, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
James from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

cheap and cheerful ”

clean dorm, great aircon, great shower/toilet. location perfect. 10 out of 10.

Reviewed May 02, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
AZNUL from Malaysia
Group
Superior Twin Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2022

Cheap, clean, good location”

Big and clean room. Enough plug point. Easy access by public. Near to ferry jetty. Enough public parking in front of the hotel. Strong shower. Non smoking room but smoking area available. Water dispenser outside in every floor. Good security in main door.

Reviewed March 10, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Shamitha from Malaysia
Group
Family Room with Harbor View
Stayed 1 night in December 2021

A nice for a group of friends”

It was simple and very clean.The price was also worth it!

Reviewed April 16, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Su from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Exceptional”

Very good location,room is clean and quiet and very nice and helpful staff

Reviewed April 16, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Annelie from Canada
Couple
Standard Queen with Shared Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Good value near ferry terminal ”

Helpful staff, cozy bed, great location outside of most touristy area but still near many food options and ferry terminal

Reviewed March 09, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Jen from Malaysia
Business traveler
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Clean & Comfort”

The entire place is cleaned and tidy. Great locality. Everything is good and no comments, but if I really **wish is to have a good locker and harder pillows for biz traveler like me. 🙂

Reviewed May 20, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Rimie
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Great location and great staff”

The staff is very welcoming and they make you feel at home. Across the street you can see the beach which is not crowded. Its a good place to relax, sit outside and enjoy the view together (or without) the staff and other guests.

Reviewed August 16, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Afiq from Malaysia
Group
Family Room with Private Bathroom
Stayed 1 night in February 2022

Nice place to Sleep”

Its a basic hotel, just nice for us to sleep and go.

Reviewed March 28, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Kei from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Exceptional”

Really nice hostel, somewhat out of the way but I'm talking an extra ~5 minutes of walking.

Reviewed May 26, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
NUR from Malaysia
Family with young children
Family Room with Harbor View
Stayed 1 night in April 2022

family room facing harbour”

Totally hostel is very good..receptionist is so helpfull and generous..Location is perfect. Room is comfortable and big.. sheets, towels are new and well quality.. common area, kitchen are well equiped and spacious.. market, food stalls , restaurants are all around.. I advice..value for money.

Reviewed April 21, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Kei from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Exceptional”

Great hostel in penang. The only thing I can complain about if that is close to a food that had plenty of card on it. Otherwise, awesome!

Reviewed June 18, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
NGUYEN from Vietnam
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

The best hotel”

It is really good hotel with a suitable price. I will come back Penang and Sim Citystay soon. Thank you so much, Sim Citystay.

Reviewed January 30, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Eric from Singapore
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

Value for money & Convenient”

Highly recommend! Pros: - Friendly host who is glad to share with information. - Clean room, comfortable bed - Many kopitiam/cafe and jetty food court just within 2min walk - water dispenser available - free tea & coffee - printing service available - 4 min walk to the nearedt bus stop - 7 min walk to Komtar - 6min walk to ferry terminal Cons: - Wifi is weaker in the room (for strong signal, use wifi at reception room) - Hostel signboard a little small, abit hard to notice when trying the find the hostel first time

Reviewed July 30, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
NURUL from Malaysia
Group
Family Room with Harbor View
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Recommended to stay”

Great location

Reviewed March 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
amira from Malaysia
Group
Bunk Beds For 6
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Exceptional”

Good services and love it

Reviewed March 15, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Eng from Malaysia
Family with young children
Superior King Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

Value for money ”

Clean and comfortable room. Location near Clan Jetty, easy to find food. Vincent, hotel staff was very helpful

Reviewed April 16, 2022

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