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Cheap place near Komtar Mall Dec 15, 2012
Cheap hotel located one minutes walk from Komtar/Prangin Mall, and bus station, cross the street from Starbuck café at Jalan Pintal Tali. The hotel located on the second floor (please note, there were no elevator in the hotel, so you need to walk up the stairs), and manages by Chinese family with an old Chinese man at the reception counter .
He doesn’t show any interest to the guests and didn’t give any information about the hotel or the city. However the young lady who sometimes stays at the reception counters is very chatty and helpful and gives a lot of information about the city and places to eat and distribute the city map as well. As she likes to eat, she even offered to be a tour guide on food travel around the areas if she has free time (unfortunately I have to declined the offer as I felt so tired after exploring the island by bus that day). The cleaner also very helpful and gives anything you need such as extra tower, soap or extra bed sheet as the room has a powerful air condition but no blanket provided.
The room itself is really basic but spacious, with one double bed, wardrobe, air condition, small old television with local channels only (but I found the television is not working properly) and very bad pictures), desk and chair in the room, and en-suite bathroom with hot and cold water and good water pressure. The wall is really thin and you can hear people talking next door and the air condition sound very loudly as the window is not double glazing. So you will need an ear plug if you are a light sleeper.
Cleanest of the room is a wee bit questionable. There were lots of ants in the room and not sure where they come from. The hotel also provided free water bottle in each room. Price of the room is RM60 per night for double or single without breakfast. You can check the room before agreeing to certain room.
Wifi is free however the internet connection is not stable. Most of the time, I couldn’t connect to the internet. However when the young lady manning at the reception counter, you can ask her about the internet connection and she will help you to connect to the internet and suddenly you can have internet connection, even from the room.
If you are on budget, this is a good place to stay where it is close to bus station and there is free bus from Komtar to the Jetty every hour. There are several cheaper room with fan only.
I would recommended next door hawker centre from the hotel (on the right site), where its stall only sell “dim sum”, (traditional Chinese breakfast) and plenty of selection to choose for and very cheap. The lady will come with big hot/warm basket full of food and you choose which food you want. The taste of the food is okay as I had better dim sum somewhere else.
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New Rope Walk Hotel Overview
Families can relax knowing there is enough room for them to spread out in the large family-friendly rooms. The rooms at the hotel feature a TV and a ceiling fan.
Queensbay Mall, Kek Lok Si Temple and Penang Bridge are within easy driving distance of the New Rope Walk Hotel. The hotel is within a 10 minute walk to Komtar Tower and Khoo Kongsi Temple and within a 20 minute walk is Penang Jetty. Universiti Sains Malaysia can be reached with a 20 minute drive. The centre of Georgetown is 20 minutes away by car. Penang State Mosque and Gurney Plaza are a 10 minute car trip away.
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