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Modern Hotel Georgetown

179, Muntri Street Leith Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia

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#33 of 77 small hotels in George Town
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Modern Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting George Town, offering many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting George Town, Modern Hotel is located a short distance from Chulia Street (0.1 mi) and Kapitan Keling Mosque (0.1 mi).

Rooms at Modern Hotel offer air conditioning providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the cafes, including China House, Mews Cafe, and The Mugshot Cafe, all of which are a short distance from Modern Hotel.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Pinang Peranakan Mansion (0.4 mi), Upside Down Museum (0.3 mi), and Chew Jetty (0.6 mi), which are some popular George Town attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the small hotel.

Enjoy your stay in George Town!

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NorthStar606611 wrote a review Oct 2023
Perth, Australia214 contributions23 helpful votes
Great hotel with a convenient location for exploring. We had a 2 Queen bed room which was a good size. Friendly helpful staff. Rooftop plunge pool was lovely for a quick dip. Close to food night markets which were fantastic. We walked most places and used grab when we travelled far or if it was a bit to warm to walk. Loved the hotel we would stay again
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Els R wrote a review Jul 2023
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We stayed for 2 nights. Superb location in the center of the UNESCO heritage area of Georgetown. Beautifully and contemporary design with bathtub on balcony. Perfectly designed as to create a buffer from the noisy streets and mosque closeby, allowing guests to rest without really being disturbed. Very clean and all amenities available, including bathsalt and bubble ball for a relaxing time after long walk. I would only suggest more shelves or bathroom trolley as to store toiletries and add more hangers in the wardrobe. Jacuzzi on rooftop is a nice addon for some romantic time
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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JJ wrote a review Dec 2022
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Needed a short gateway and I came across this hotel. The location is very centralized. Walking distance to food, convenient shop, market and street art! The Bathtub Room is beautiful and the most surprisingly part is the bathtub is at the balcony (with privacy of course). Besides, Smart TV and coffee machine is a bonus! I had a great time!!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Andika wrote a review Apr 2021
Penang Island, Malaysia47 contributions30 helpful votes
- Heritage building - No lift - walking distance to sup hameed - cool design - value for money - Love the balcony and bath tub! - Value for money - Front office staff to give more training about hotel facilities
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Khusyairi Nakhouda wrote a review Jun 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia102 contributions61 helpful votes
Gotta say, the refurbishing that the place has undergone recently has done wonders for the hotel. It is very very pretty indeed. If you are looking for a boutique hotel that is unique and photographs well to put in Instagram, look no further. It is now very true of its name, very modern fittings and finishing, the bathroom especially, with the full glass walls and the black and white tiles, is absolutely fabulous. I opt to get a bigger room with a balcony and a bathtub, and I think its money well spent. Not only that the room is huge, but the balcony is a very nice addition. Pull the blinds up, you can enjoy a bath as though you are outside, and there's even chairs and tables so you can even enjoy coffee on the balcony. The best thing bout this hotel, is its rooftop jacuzzi. Though it is such a shame that I came during CMCO, so the jacuzzi is closed for usage. Though very modern, I love the fact that the owners has decided to keep the oldskool architecture of the building intact. Things like the stairs for instance, and building's facade is maintained, making it a sight to behold. Everywhere you look, there's interesting things to take picture of, I took dozens of pics during my stay. But sadly, that's where the postitives end. Apart from being very very photogenic, there's really not much else. No breakfast is provided even, given the price of rooms, is a fact I'm quite surprised bout. Well, at least it redeems itself for being in a location you can quite easily get food joints all around. Parking is a bot of an issue also. Although there is parking area that is allocated by the hotel, I was told that at night the parking gates might be closed. I was really weirded bout this, but was also told that parking by the roadside next to the hotel is completely safe. I highly doubt it though. Might be something to resolve in the future. But, if what you're looking for is just a very very trendy, very pretty looking hotel that is comfortable to stay, then this is the perfect place for you.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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gentbrugg wrote a review Mar 2013
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I went to Penang (long-distance bus terminal in Sungei Nibong just to the south from long bridge to continental Malaysia) in overnight bus from Kuala Lumpur. Komtar Mall, where public buses arrive from Jalan Sungei Nibong, is not so far away to Lebuh Chulia, where most of backpackers accomodation concentrates, - about a kilometer. I went through almost all of it. Everywhere it was either quite unattractive, or too expensive. Finally I stopped at the Modern hotel, which is very near to Lebuh Chulia and small market with foodcourts. It happened to be quite bearable. The room was, though small, but fairly accurate. And the shower, wash basin and WC worked properly. For Georgetown room costed inexpensively - maybe because it was on the third floor without elevator? In the lobby two ancient old man were playing solitaire all the day. To my mind, quite bearable.
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Date of stay: March 2013
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Response from William L, Guest Relations Manager at Modern Hotel Georgetown
Responded Sep 21, 2016
Dear Gentbrugg, thank you for your kind review. We will be upgrading our hotel soon and we hope to see you again. Thank you and have a nice day.
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PRICE RANGE
₱2,629 - ₱3,804 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalaysiaPenangPenang IslandGeorge Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Modern Hotel Georgetown
Which popular attractions are close to Modern Hotel Georgetown?
Nearby attractions include Street Art in George Town (0.3 km), Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion (0.2 km), and Chulia Street (0.1 km).
What are some restaurants close to Modern Hotel Georgetown?
Conveniently located restaurants include Junk Cafe, Kebaya Dining Room, and Yin's Sourdough Bakery and Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to Modern Hotel Georgetown?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Armenian Street (0.5 km), George Town (0.5 km), and Sun Yat Sen Museum (0.5 km).