Banana Boutique Hotel - Penang

ex. Blue Diamond Hotel

No 422 Chulia Street, Penang, Malaysia, 10200show map
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Very goodBased on  85 reviews
Overview

The excellent Banana Boutique Hotel is located in a tourist area of Penang. The hotel opened its doors in 1900 and was remodeled in 2010.

Guests will enjoy a prime location in the center of Penang. The property is located within a 10-minute walk to the center of Penang.

One East Museum is 1.7 km from the hotel and Bats\' Cave Temple is about 7 km away.

Banana Boutique Hotel can be reached in a 25-minute drive from Penang International airport.

Rooms

The hotel's non-smoking rooms are appointed with a mini bar, cable TV with on-demand movies, a private safe, a seating area and a sofa. Room facilities include an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and a fridge as well as foam pillows and feather pillows.

Eat & Drink

Guests can quench their thirst at Most Happening Eateries Cafe bar with a favorite drink. Offering various dining options, Red Garden Food Paradise & Night Market and Soul Kitchen are about 5-minute walk away.

Services

A business center and a copier along with currency exchange, a designated smoking area and a news stand are available for guests.

Relax

Guests will benefit from a sundeck and a swimming pool.

Internet

No internet access available

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2010.  Number of rooms:   44.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Shuttle

Paid shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Paid shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Car rental
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Sauna

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Plug adaptor
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-out03:00-11:00FREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
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Getting around
Airports
Penang International (PEN)9.9 mi
Taiping (TPG)46.4 mi
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  85  reviews
  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    friendly/efficient staff....very clean rooms. the hotel restaurant was ok, but a bit expensive. the ferry terminal is only a few minutes(by city bus) from the hotel.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Near for everything.

    The Water pressure of water heater are very poor unbalance.The breakfast ok only because for the two days I stay I see same only. Need to improve on this two I think so

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Good location. Excellent decoration at the exterior.

    1) Found a cockroach. They should do pest control in every room on monthly basis. 2) Should use room access card rather than normal key. 3) Should put up some pictures for interior room decoration. The wall is very plain without anything. 4) The bed sheet is a little smelly due to poor air ventilation. The room keeper should apply deodorant or fragrant on the bed sheet everytime when they clean up the room. 5) The room light is a little dim. 6) Very poor breakfast.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    friendly, helpful &efficient. Nice clean rooms, NO BUGS. Very good breakfast. Nice & quiet.

    A little on the expensive side, but we would stay there again

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Decor in foyer fantastic. Lovely big rooms. Staff helpful. Great value for money, would stay again and highly reccommend.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Traditional Culture and very unique.....

    I stay at First Floor and i dont like the staircasse

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    Location

    Poor facillities and services. Not a 3 star property as advertised, rather more a glorified backpackers and overpriced. Much better value elsewhere.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    very nice interior. this hotel used to be a mansion that belonged to a rich family. the new owners restored it very well. it is filled with nice chinese furniture, very quaint. there were some very luxe rooms with jacuzzi and long bath, but we didn't check those out. our basic room was big and clean. reception lady was informative, friendly, accommodating and helpful. felt safe! it was also good to have a base to return to in the relentless heat of georgetown.

    skip the complimentary breakfast and head out for some authentic dim sum nearby (~60myr :p

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    The Banana Boutique was a lovely hotel, newly renovated to a very high standard and kept to it's original Colonial style. Beautiful decor and the staff were very helpful and friendly. All round lovely hotel.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Good clean basic spacious room. Staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast buffet was adequate. Good value for money when traveling with family. Wifi was reliable and of a good speed.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Excellent in every way. We booked a deluxe room and were very satisfied with it. Large bathroom, tub and shower, kettle and coffee in the room. Newspaper delivered early each morning. Room opened on to Garden Area. Very helpful staff, especially Sharon. Friendly, good breakfast was included. Dave

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Friendly service staff and cosy atmosphere. Location is good which makes travel convenient. The design of the hotel is unique and retain the chines culture.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    very freindly staff

    its small hotel not what u see in the picturs no movement around the hotel after 7 pm very small toilet

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The welcome I received at reception was fantastic and put me at ease and comfortable in the knowledge that the staff would be able to help with any questions I might have. My main reason for visiting Penang was to go to the Thai consulate and renew my Thai visa, and upon check in was informed the hotel could do that for me, all I needed to do was put my signature and adress on the form and supply two photos and they would do the rest for me. The next day at 4.00pm my passport was back with the visa. The time and hassle that saved me was well worth the small admin fee. The hotel itself is lovely with a fantastic reception area, with a water feature, colonial style, with high ceilings and nicely furnished. The outdoor (covered) dining area is a great place to chill with a drink and chat to new friends. The location in Georgetown makes it perfect to explore the many features of the city on foot. Only minutes away from some great places to eat as well as bars etc. You can also walk to the ferry for Butterworth in around 10/15 minutes.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The location is good. All important sights are easy reachable by foot. The staff was very friendly and helpfull.

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Very goodBased on  85 reviews
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-out03:00-11:00FREE
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Penang International (PEN)9.9 mi
Taiping (TPG)46.4 mi
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