Timothy Tye
Merchant Hotel Penang

The Merchant Hotel, PenangThe Merchant Hotel, Penang (14 July, 2015)

Merchant Hotel (GPS: 5.42107, 100.33352) is a hotel along Penang Road in George Town, Penang. It is at the junction of Penang Road and Muntri Street. A new management has resulted in a total makeover of the hotel, which now spots a new logo and signage. It reopened on 1 May, 2015.

I paid a review visit to Merchant Hotel on 14 July, 2015, and was warmly received and shown around. On the ground floor is a cafe and lounge. The hotel is not very big but tastefully decorated. There are vases and baskets of flowers all over the place, which brightens up the hotel. I learned from the manager that the owner of the hotel loves flowers. The presence of flowers at many corners certainly makes the place look more homey and cosy.

Merchant Hotel offers various types of rooms. Their flagship is the Executive Room. Then there is the Deluxe Double and Superior Twin. Some of the rooms are connecting rooms, for the benefit of those travelling in a group. The hotel also has a Ladies Floor for the privacy of woman travellers.

25 February, 2017
I had the opportunity to review Merchant Hotel Penang as soon as it underwent restoration, and a change in management, a little while ago. The people there were very nice and hospitable in showing me around, to see their guest rooms. It's a nice, cosy hotel, and as its name suggest, geared for business travelers. There's a guest car park which can be entered via Leith Street.

Checking the prices on Agoda for 25 Feb 2017, I see that there is presently a low rate of just RM137, quite a steal, considering the usual rate is RM218 (the rack rate is RM488, I wouldn't recommend paying that.) Of course, this is just a snapshot from today, and rates may change again. I recommend checking once more when you are planning your trip.

I have not done a hotel stay or food review here, so I cannot comment on that. But having seen the guest rooms at Merchant Hotel, I see that they are all well furnished and comfortable, and so I have no problem recommending Merchant Hotel.

Merchant Hotel PenangMerchant Hotel Penang (6 July, 2015)

The Merchant Hotel, PenangThe cafe at The Merchant Hotel, Penang (14 July, 2015)

The Merchant Hotel, PenangSitting area at The Merchant Hotel, Penang (14 July, 2015)

The Merchant Hotel, PenangThe Merchant Hotel is small but tastefully decorated (14 July, 2015)

The Merchant Hotel, PenangCold cuts at the breakfast buffet of The Merchant Hotel, Penang (14 July, 2015)

The Merchant Hotel, PenangA lovely vaseful of flowers at the sideboard, The Merchant Hotel (14 July, 2015)

The Merchant Hotel, PenangThere's flowers everywhere at The Merchant Hotel, Penang (14 July, 2015)

Rooms at Merchant Hotel Penang

Superior Twin Room, Merchant Hotel PenangSuperior Twin Room, Merchant Hotel Penang (14 July, 2015)

Superior Twin Room, Merchant Hotel PenangSuperior Twin Room, Merchant Hotel Penang (14 July, 2015)

Deluxe Room, Merchant Hotel PenangDeluxe Room, Merchant Hotel Penang (14 July, 2015)

Superior Twin Room, Merchant Hotel PenangWriting desk in the Guest Room, Merchant Hotel Penang (14 July, 2015)

Superior Twin Room, Merchant Hotel PenangBathroom in the Guest Room, Merchant Hotel Penang (14 July, 2015)

Executive Lounge, Merchant Hotel PenangExecutive Lounge, Merchant Hotel Penang (14 July, 2015)

360° View of Merchant Hotel on Google Maps Street View

What are the facilities at Merchant Hotel?

Facilities at Merchant Hotel include complimentary refreshment from the mini bar and the munchie box of snacks. The Ladies Floor has special security access and lady butler service.

Public Transport in the vicinity of Merchant Hotel

The bus stop is a short distance across Penang Road. The bus stop is served by Rapid Penang bus 103, 204 and 502.


Merchant Hotel
55 Penang Road
10000 George Town, Penang.
Website: www.merchanthotelpenang.com

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