Get an overview of this hotelPenang hotel in Georgetown, near Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi


Located in Georgetown, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of One East Museum, Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, and Camera Museum. Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram and Clan Jetty are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features dry cleaning, a 24-hour front desk, and a computer station. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include express check-in, free newspapers, and tour/ticket assistance.

Room Amenities

All 25 rooms offer free WiFi, pillow menus, and TVs with cable channels.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

SO Hotel features tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Penang hotel also offers dry cleaning/laundry services, express check-in, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Limited complimentary onsite parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

SO Hotel is a smoke-free property.

  • Luggage storage 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Total number of rooms - 25 
  • Number of floors - 6 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Computer station 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Year Built 2010 
  • Free long-term parking 
  • Free parking nearby 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Television in common areas 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free long-term parking, Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces), Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Television 
  • Phone 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 

Hotel Policies


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 12 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for MYR 35 per day.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

24-hour check-in

No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Rollaway bed fee: MYR 35 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel SO
  • SO Hotel
  • SO Hotel Penang
  • SO Penang
  • SO Hotel Penang/George Town

We should mention

One child 12 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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4.1 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
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Good for short stay

4 out of 5
by from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posted Dec 27, 2016
Pros: Staff are nice and friendly.
Cons: Car park and if possible to add some rack for guest to put their luggage or bags instead of putting on the floor.
Location: Nearby Siam Road Char Koay Teow (One of Penang's most popular char kway teow stalls), Perfetto Mansion Restaurant, Tao Kae Noi caffe (Thai Steamboat)
Shampoo and Pillows for guest to choose. Clean & comfortable. However, the basin is outside the bathroom.
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Nice, cozy budget hotel

5 out of 5
by from Selangor
Posted Dec 19, 2016
I loved the soap and shampoo bar available at the lobby. Clean room, wonderful staff and reasonable price.
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So Hotel

3 out of 5
Posted Nov 2, 2016
Pros: 1. Location 2. Convenience 3. Easy to locate 4. Parking provided
Cons: 1. Wifi Not Strong 2. Limited TV Channels 3. Limited parking bays
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4 out of 5
by from Selangor
Posted Oct 24, 2016
Pros: Friendly & helpful staffs, room cleanliness.
Cons: Limited parking space & could hear other guest(s) in other rooms (soundproofing needs to be done).
Except for its limited & tight parking space, and soundproofing of the rooms needed to be done; this hotel is excellent.
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Really good value for money, lovely :-)

4 out of 5
by from London
Posted Aug 28, 2016
Pros: Value for money, friendly welcome, convenient location and clean rooms
Cons: Smell of smoke from the balcony kept coming into my non-smoking room, but this was a minor issue that didn't affect my stay.
Location: Walking distance to 'Time Square' in George town, so it's very near transport and restaurants and places of interest. I love George town it's great.
Friendly welcome and super convenient location. Clean rooms and choice of pillows, I slept really well.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 31, 2016 by Jo
Thank very for the heart warming comment, hope to see you again.
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1 out of 5
Posted Jul 22, 2016
Too small bed not situated properly. This made those sleeping in double bed to feel too cold while the one sleeping on the single bed was feeling hot. The bed is shaky. The ironing board is old and flimsy. The floors are bumpy.
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4 out of 5
Posted Jun 19, 2016
Staffs were very thorough and helpful. Rooms are neat and tidy but could be bigger. Overall a very pleasant stay in the middle of Penang food places.
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Choose pillow and shampoo

4 out of 5
by from Penang
Posted Jun 15, 2016
It's an unique hotel that let you choose your preferred pillows and shampoo
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Overrated for the price

2 out of 5
Posted Mar 28, 2016
Great staff, room old need renovation. Would not recommend it for more than one day
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Very customer-friendly hotel

5 out of 5
Posted Jul 19, 2015
Excellent staffs, pillow options, shampoo options, very eco-friendly hotel
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