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The Sovereign Hotel
The Sovereign Hotel
The Sovereign Hotel
The Sovereign Hotel
The Sovereign Hotel
The Sovereign Hotel
The Sovereign Hotel

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6.9

Good

2,450 reviews

2,450 reviews

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7.9

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
St. Paul Anglican's Church

10 m

Manuel Ukulele

130 m

Church of Our Lady Sorrows

150 m

Penang Time Square

200 m

Sentral Technology College Penang

210 m

Popular landmarks
Armenian Street

1.0 km

Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

1.0 km

Khoo Kongsi

1.1 km

Chew's Jetty

1.5 km

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

1.6 km

Closest landmarks
Forestry Department

310 m

Komtar

320 m

Penang Tourist Guide Association

320 m

Popular Bookshop

330 m

Penang Nagarathar Sivan Temple

330 m

The Sovereign Hotel

No.22, Kinta Lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10400 - 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. 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. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Penang

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent breakfast

450 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Laundry service

Restaurants

Room service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Penang every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.1
Distance to city center7.7 km
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport14.6 km

Rooms available at The Sovereign Hotel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.5

Deluxe Double Ensuite
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Family Deluxe
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed and 1 queen bed
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Double Room Ensuite
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Standard
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Single
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Room No Window
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at The Sovereign Hotel?

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. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to The Sovereign Hotel?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Sovereign Hotel 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 both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at The Sovereign Hotel?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at The Sovereign Hotel. There's an additional charge of 3 MYR for adults and 3 MYR for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What is the smoking policy at The Sovereign Hotel?

The Sovereign Hotel 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 The Sovereign Hotel?

The closest train, metro, or bus station to The Sovereign Hotel is Komtar Bus Terminal, 420 m away.

What restaurants are nearby The Sovereign Hotel?

The Sovereign Hotel’s neighborhood is Georgetown which includes popular restaurants such as Hameediyah Restaurant, Padang Brown Food Court and Nasi Kandar Line Clear.

What popular shopping places are close to The Sovereign Hotel?

The Sovereign Hotel is located in Georgetown area which features shopping places such as Prangin Mall, 1st Avenue Mall and Manuel Ukulele.

What are popular attractions near The Sovereign Hotel?

The Sovereign Hotel’s location in the Georgetown neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion and Khoo Kongsi.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Sovereign Hotel?

The Sovereign Hotel’s nearby natural sights include Depoh Kerajaan Pulau Pinang and Bukit Olivia located in the same Georgetown area.

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What people love about The Sovereign Hotel

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Staff good."

    Nurul

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    June 22, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Good location."

    ELVIRA

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    January 14, 2021

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Cleanliness

    "Overall the hotel is quiet clean, the location is also good."

    Khow

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    December 30, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 2,550 Penang properties
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Room comfort score
7.5/10
Room size
13 sqm.
Location score
7.9/10
Couples review score
6.9/10
Better than
94
%
of Penang properties
Bigger than
85
%
of Penang properties
Better than
83
%
of Penang properties
Better than
82
%
of Penang properties
Overall rating:

6.9

Good
2,450 reviews
Cleanliness
6.8
Facilities
5.8
Location
7.9
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What travelers say they love:
Very heritage design, suitable for couple newly wed
Shukriwani from Malaysia
Couple
More about The Sovereign Hotel

More about The Sovereign Hotel

The Sovereign Hotel

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Penang, The Sovereign Hotel is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Penang has to offer. Are you seeking the true Penang? Experiencing the best of the city's culture is easy with a stay at The Sovereign Hotel, located merely 1.5 km from Pinang Peranakan Mansion.
All offerings provided by The Sovereign Hotel help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Exploring Penang is made even more convenient with the taxi and car hire services available at the hotel. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge.
Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service let you get the most out of your time at The Sovereign Hotel.
For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
A range of amenities is offered in guestrooms at The Sovereign Hotel. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include blackout curtains and air conditioning. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find in-room video streaming available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker and bottled water are provided in some guestrooms.
Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find a hair dryer available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at The Sovereign Hotel. A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices.
A day in will be as fun as a day out with ranges of recreational activities offered at The Sovereign Hotel. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hotel's shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Don't miss out on all that Penang has to offer! A full day's itinerary in The Sovereign Hotel often starts with a stop at Chew's Jetty located 1.4 km away. Be sure to stop by Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion located 1.0 km away, one of the most famous of all local landmarks.


Around the property

Don't miss out on all that Penang has to offer! A full day's itinerary in The Sovereign Hotel often starts with a stop at Chew's Jetty located 1.4 km away. Be sure to stop by Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion located 1.0 km away, one of the most famous of all local landmarks.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 83% of all other options in the city.
Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hotel scored higher than 92% of them for food and dining.
According to guests who stayed here, this hotel's room comfort is rated higher than 94% of other accommodations in Penang.

Amenities and facilities
Review score
Facilities

5.8

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

124 mentions

Housekeeping

84 mentions

Internet

35 mentions

Food & Dining

24 mentions

Languages spoken

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

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

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

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • TV [flat screen]
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
No.22, Kinta Lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10400
Very good
Location

7.9

Airports

  • Penang International Airport (PEN)
    14.6 km 25 min drive
  • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
    87.1 km

Public transportation

  • Komtar Bus Terminal
    420 m
  • Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal
    1.7 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Pharmacy
    350 m

Shopping

  • Gurney Plaza
    3.1 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    110 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    190 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Armenian Street
    1.0 km
  • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
    1.0 km
  • Khoo Kongsi
    1.1 km
  • Chew's Jetty
    1.5 km
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
    1.6 km
  • Penang Fort Cornwallis
    2.0 km
  • Kek Lok Si Temple
    6.2 km
  • Batu Ferringhi Beach
    10.7 km
  • Entopia
    12.8 km
  • Escape Theme Park
    12.9 km

Nearby landmarks

  • St. Paul Anglican's Church
    10 m
  • Manuel Ukulele
    130 m
  • Church of Our Lady Sorrows
    150 m
  • Penang Time Square
    200 m
  • Sentral Technology College Penang
    210 m
  • Penang Road
    240 m
  • Masjid Pakistan
    250 m
  • George Town
    270 m
  • Gama Supermarket & Department store
    290 m
  • My Crystal Museum
    300 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.

Children 0-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 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.
  • 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-out until12:00
  • Reception open until00:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center7.7 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)45

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)3 MYR

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYES
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 14
  • Year property opened1957
  • Most recent renovation2014

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 MYR

Reviews of The Sovereign Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Cleanliness6.8
Facilities5.8
Location7.9
Room comfort and quality7.5
Service7.0
Value for money7.1
High score for Penang
Rating
9+ Exceptional (181)
8-9 Excellent (163)
7-8 Very Good (287)
6-7 Good (171)
<6 Below Expectation (473)
Time of the year
Mar - May (293)
Jun - Aug (324)
Sep - Nov (326)
Dec - Feb (332)
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10.0
Exceptional
farah from Malaysia
Couple
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Reasonable price for a hotel that is at a centre for everything ”

Reasonable price for a hotel that is at a center for everything (from Komtar/food and tourist attraction). We were welcomed with a cool room (with air-cond was already switched on for us prior to check-in). The staffs were friendly (always greet us with a smile and hi) and simple local breakfasts were provided. The room and bathroom were clean.

Reviewed April 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
sutrisno from Indonesia
Couple
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Exceptional”

Nice place to stay you can walk from komtar terminal bus to going here only 10minutes location is SUPERB Near to famous Dimsum in macalister Zim Sum restaurant only one thing room lights can't be turned off at night because it's too dark if it's turned off, the indicator lights are connected to each other. one lamp should be provided that can be turned off and turned on for use at night so that it can save more electricity.

Reviewed April 25, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Ang from Malaysia
Family with young children
Deluxe Double Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Heritage Value”

The Front desk office person so nice. The house reminds me so well on my childhood and a very simple education for my kids for in heritage. The location also very nice right in midge where you can see heritage and museum. Night so easy to get food. Thank you for the good location and nice hosipitality

Reviewed November 07, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
NORHANEEZAH from Malaysia
Family with teens
Family Standard
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

An awesome hotel for a family getaway.Clean and well facilitate place.Kind and helpful staffs”

Our heartful appreciations to Ms Jang,for her kind assistance during our stay there.The only thing is when the whole hotel is black out,all the facilities do not function at all.It took hours for the power to return.Other than that, everything is excellent

Reviewed March 29, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Sangeetha from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

A heritage stay”

Good place to stay. Peaceful. Elders should be warned beforehand as there are only stairs. Basic breakfast like sweet delicacies, noodles and pastries. But, you can always opt to have your breakfast outside as it is walking distance. Nice place to hangout at reading corner. But There is always a but as the pillow and bed covers has one kind or old musky smell. Need an improvement on that. Its better t have door sign "do not disturb". The cleaner guy just knocked his heart out and looks creepy.

Reviewed September 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
RAVINDRAN from Malaysia
Couple
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Value for money..”

They provide breakfast and also attached bathroom in all rooms..the location of the hotel is centre of George Town.. Easy access to all places including bus station and fast food such as Mcd.. Strongly recommend this place

Reviewed May 16, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Yogendran from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Value for Money”

The rooms werr great its an old heritage building but was cozy. night food at macalister road was great. I woke up late so i didnt enjoy breakfast but overall its good will definitely be back here.

Reviewed February 07, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Muhammad from Pakistan
Solo traveler
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Nice place”

I love this place and its location. Its very peaceful place further more its location that is just near to the city center and different shopping malls add its uniqueness .

Reviewed August 05, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
syafizan from Malaysia
Group
Single
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Very2 nice place too stay cuz so many store in this area the owner very nice person kind n good laaa”

You guys must stay here very recommended

Reviewed November 18, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Muhammad from Malaysia
Business traveler
Double Room Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

uniqueness ”

heritage hotel with cozy ambience...nice flowers pot with healthy plants around kitchen and smoking area... very relaxing

Reviewed August 07, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Husnina from Malaysia
Group
Family Standard
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

the room is good and it's suitable with the price ”

need to add more parking

Reviewed March 21, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
TAN from Malaysia
Business traveler
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 1 night in June 2019

Nice”

Receptionists are friendly and they are willing to help occupants on their needs. Commendable hotel.

Reviewed September 07, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Sy from Malaysia
Couple
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Above expectation”

The room is nicer than the photos provided . Nice environment and strategic location.

Reviewed March 02, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Azwani from Malaysia
Couple
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 1 night in October 2020

Friendly ”

staff so friendly and nice . value for staying long term . peaceful ⭐️

Reviewed October 06, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Pei from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

Exceptional”

Cheap and clean basic room for a nights stay.

Reviewed October 02, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Nurul from Malaysia
Family with young children
Double Room Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

Good”

Staff good..room clean.

Reviewed June 22, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
HAMIDAH from Malaysia
Couple
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

good location”

Overall, nice place to stay, theroom is spacious, clean and with friendly staff

Reviewed December 23, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Jose from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Double Room Ensuite
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

Exceptional”

Awesome Place / Location / Service

Reviewed May 06, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
TEO from Malaysia
Business traveler
Family Standard
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

good”

good service and polite

Reviewed May 10, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Rumai from Malaysia
Couple
Double Room Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Good location”

City centre,with many eating places nearby,near to many interesting places within walking distances

Reviewed September 27, 2019

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