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118 Hotel Macalister
118 Hotel Macalister
118 Hotel Macalister
118 Hotel Macalister
118 Hotel Macalister
118 Hotel Macalister
118 Hotel Macalister

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8.3

Excellent

1,148 reviews

1,148 reviews

Housekeeping65
Shops6
24-hour front desk2
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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 10 meters from city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Church of Our Lady Sorrows

90 m

St. Paul Anglican's Church

150 m

My Crystal Museum

160 m

Masjid Pakistan

170 m

Penang Time Square

170 m

Popular landmarks
Armenian Street

1.1 km

Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

1.2 km

Khoo Kongsi

1.3 km

Chew's Jetty

1.6 km

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

1.7 km

Closest landmarks
Pharmacy

260 m

Gama Supermarket & Department store

280 m

George Town

310 m

Penang Road

340 m

Morning market food here

390 m

2021

118 Hotel Macalister

49, Jalan Macalister, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10400 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Georgetown part of Penang, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion. This 3-star property is packed with in-house facilities to improve the quality and joy of your stay.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Penang

520 meters to public transportation

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Air conditioning

Daily housekeeping

Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Car park [on-site]

Laundry service

Wi-Fi in public areas

Family room

Dry cleaning

This property is in high demand!

7 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.4
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport14.4 km

Rooms available at 118 Hotel Macalister

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Family Deluxe
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 double beds
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Deluxe Triple
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 single be...
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Standard Double
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Family
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 queen beds
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Suite Room
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 queen beds
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Standard Twin
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Triple Room
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  • Room size: 19 m²/205 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Twin Room (Room Only)
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    Standard Room (No Window)
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      Family Room Deluxe Two Double Beds
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at 118 Hotel Macalister?

        Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:30 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

        How do I get to 118 Hotel Macalister?

        For those who wish to drive their own cars, 118 Hotel Macalister has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is available for an additional charge. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel.

        What is the smoking policy at 118 Hotel Macalister?

        118 Hotel Macalister does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

        What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to 118 Hotel Macalister?

        The closest train, metro, or bus station is Komtar Bus Terminal, 500 m away from 118 Hotel Macalister.

        What restaurants are nearby 118 Hotel Macalister?

        118 Hotel Macalister’s neighborhood is Georgetown which includes popular restaurants such as Hameediyah Restaurant, Padang Brown Food Court and Nasi Kandar Line Clear.

        What popular shopping places are close to 118 Hotel Macalister?

        Located in the Georgetown area, 118 Hotel Macalister is close to great shopping choices like Prangin Mall, 1st Avenue Mall and Penang Time Square.

        What are popular attractions near 118 Hotel Macalister?

        118 Hotel Macalister’s location in the Georgetown neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion and Khoo Kongsi.

        What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to 118 Hotel Macalister?

        118 Hotel Macalister is located within Georgetown, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Depoh Kerajaan Pulau Pinang and Bukit Olivia.

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        What people love about 118 Hotel Macalister

        • 8

          Very good

          "Easy to find food"

          minawati

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          October 19, 2022

        • 10

          Exceptional

          "Have booked this same hotel for a kin for many times and he's always enjoyed his stay."

          Eu

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          September 22, 2022

        • 9.6

          Exceptional
          Location

          "Very good location, near the food stalls."

          Sophia

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          September 15, 2022

        Property ranking|Compared to 2,531 Penang properties
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        Room comfort score
        8/10
        Location score
        9/10
        Cheapest price score
        Service score
        8.6/10
        Better than
        96
        %
        of Penang properties
        Better than
        95
        %
        of Penang properties
        Better than
        94
        %
        of Penang properties
        Better than
        91
        %
        of Penang properties
        Overall rating:

        8.3

        Excellent
        1,148 reviews
        Cleanliness
        8.4
        Facilities
        7.4
        Location
        9.0
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        What travelers say they love:
        Easy to find restaurants, will come again.
        Yuen from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        More about 118 Hotel Macalister

        More about 118 Hotel Macalister

        118 Hotel Macalister

        118 Hotel Macalister is a distinct addition to Penang and a smart choice for travelers. This hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions, conveniently located for travelers to explore. Are you seeking the true Penang? Experiencing the best of the city's culture is easy with a stay at 118 Hotel Macalister, located merely 1.6 km from Pinang Peranakan Mansion.
        118 Hotel Macalister offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. For those driving their own car, parking is available for guests. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage.
        For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at 118 Hotel Macalister. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel.
        All guestrooms at 118 Hotel Macalister provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include air conditioning. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find cable TV available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, bottled water and instant coffee are provided in some guestrooms.
        118 Hotel Macalister also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


        Dining and things to do

        At 118 Hotel Macalister you can even have groceries delivered to your room with their convenient service.


        Around the property

        118 Hotel Macalister is the perfect spot to explore Penang's fascinating cultural sights and attractions. A full day's itinerary in 118 Hotel Macalister often starts with a stop at Chew's Jetty located 1.5 km away. Be sure to stop by Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion located 1.1 km away, one of the most famous of all local landmarks.


        Reasons to stay here

        Find rooms here that are cheaper than 92% of all other options in the city.
        Guests who stayed at this hotel have scored it higher than 94% of accommodations in the city.
        According to guests who stayed here, this hotel's room comfort is rated higher than 95% of other accommodations in Penang.

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        Amenities and facilities
        Very good
        Facilities

        7.4

        Most talked about facilities

        Housekeeping

        47 mentions

        Food & Dining

        33 mentions

        Internet

        6 mentions

        Car Park

        6 mentions

        Languages spoken

        • English
        • Chinese [Cantonese]
        • Chinese [Mandarin]
        • Malay

        Accessibility

        • Wheelchair accessible

        Internet access

        • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
        • Internet services
        • Wi-Fi in public areas

        Cleanliness and safety

        • Anti-viral cleaning products
        • Body thermometer
        • Daily disinfection in all rooms
        • Daily disinfection in common areas
        • Face coverings on staff
        • First aid kit
        • Hand sanitizer
        • Hot water linen and laundry washing
        • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
        • Rooms sanitized between stays
        • Staff trained in safety protocol
        • Sterilizing equipment
        • Temperature check for guests and staff

        Dining, drinking, and snacking

        • Grocery delivery
        • Kitchen

        Services and conveniences

        • Air conditioning in public area
        • Daily housekeeping
        • Dry cleaning
        • Elevator
        • Facilities for disabled guests
        • Food delivery
        • Ironing service
        • Laundry service
        • Luggage storage
        • Smoke-free property
        • Smoking area

        For the kids

        • Family room

        Access

        • CCTV in common areas
        • Fire extinguisher
        • Front desk [24-hour]
        • Non-smoking rooms
        • Pets allowed
        • Smoke alarms

        Getting around

        • Car park [charges apply]
        • Car park [nearby]
        • Car park [on-site]

        Available in all rooms

        • Accessible by elevator
        • Air conditioning
        • Clothes rack
        • Desk
        • Fan
        • Free bottled water
        • Hair dryer
        • Individual air conditioning
        • Internet access – wireless
        • Linens
        • Non-smoking
        • Private bathroom
        • Safety/security feature
        • Satellite/cable channels
        • Shower
        • Smoke detector
        • Telephone
        • Tile/marble flooring
        • Toiletries
        • Towels
        • Trash cans
        • Wi-Fi [free]
        Location
        49, Jalan Macalister, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10400
        Exceptional
        Location

        9

        Airports

        • Penang International Airport (PEN)
          14.4 km 24 min drive
        • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
          87.2 km

        Public transportation

        • Komtar Bus Terminal
          500 m
        • Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal
          1.8 km

        Hospital or clinic

        • Pharmacy
          260 m

        Shopping

        • Gurney Plaza
          3.1 km

        Convenience store

        • 7 Eleven
          100 m

        Cash withdrawal

        • ATM
          180 m
        What's nearby

        Popular landmarks

        • Armenian Street
          1.1 km
        • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
          1.2 km
        • Khoo Kongsi
          1.3 km
        • Chew's Jetty
          1.6 km
        • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
          1.7 km
        • Penang Fort Cornwallis
          2.1 km
        • Kek Lok Si Temple
          6.1 km
        • Batu Ferringhi Beach
          10.7 km
        • Entopia
          12.7 km
        • Escape Theme Park
          12.8 km

        Nearby landmarks

        • Church of Our Lady Sorrows
          90 m
        • St. Paul Anglican's Church
          150 m
        • My Crystal Museum
          160 m
        • Masjid Pakistan
          170 m
        • Penang Time Square
          170 m
        • Penang Nagarathar Sivan Temple
          200 m
        • Philomatic Society (Sun Yat Sen Memorial Centre)
          230 m
        • Penang Times Square
          240 m
        • Pharmacy
          260 m
        • Sentral Technology College Penang
          260 m
        Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
        Property policies
        Children and extra beds

        Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

        All children are welcome.

        Children 0-11 year(s)
        Stay for free if using existing bedding.
        If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
        Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
        Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
        Others
        • Effective 1 June 2014, the City Council of Penang will impose a Local Council Tax of MYR 3 per room per night for 4- and 5-star hotels and MYR 2 per room per night for 0- to 3-star hotels. The property’s star rating will be in accordance to the rating from the Local Council, and should the rating differ from the website, the Local Council rating will apply. This fee is payable directly to the hotel upon check-in and is not included in the room rate and taxes stated herein.
        • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
        Some helpful facts

        Check-in/Check-out

        • Check-in from14:00
        • Check-out from12:00
        • Check-out until12:30

        The property

        • Number of rooms 46

        Reviews of 118 Hotel Macalister from real guests

        Provided by verified guests of Agoda
        8.3
        /
        10
        Cleanliness8.4
        Facilities7.4
        Location9.0
        Room comfort and quality8.0
        Service8.6
        Value for money8.4
        High score for Penang
        Rating
        9+ Exceptional (166)
        8-9 Excellent (89)
        7-8 Very Good (125)
        6-7 Good (38)
        <6 Below Expectation (43)
        Time of the year
        Mar - May (120)
        Jun - Aug (107)
        Sep - Nov (115)
        Dec - Feb (119)
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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Fiona from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Deluxe Triple
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2022

        Everything is awesome ”

        Airport (taxi cost RM45) to hotel around 30 minutes. Hotel staffs including housekeeping are nice & helpful. Early check in (12pm) without any extra charge & questions. Room (1 queen 1 single bed) with 5 blades fan & super cooling air con are so good. Bed, pillows make us have good sleep. Bathroom very clean but need to bring own toothbrush. Beside hotel, after 4pm many foods stall (New Lane) & super peak during holiday.

        Reviewed May 03, 2022

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Tasha from Malaysia
        Couple
        Standard Twin
        Stayed 1 night in December 2021

        Worth the price”

        Before I booked the hotel I read all the review said about the hotel cleanliness at the best level. And yes, the cleanliness is top and all staff friendly. Cons; No hotel parking provided. But don't worry there's so many parking lot infront of the hotel. Just park in the yellow box/lot pay using apps under Majlis.

        Reviewed December 20, 2021

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        ahmad from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Family Deluxe
        Stayed 1 night in December 2021

        Superb budget hotel”

        The hotel were very clean and everything was provided. at first the aircond is not cold but after i clean the aircond filter myself, the room was cold. Seriously i did not expect this kind of budget hotel. very recommended

        Reviewed February 18, 2022

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Andy from Indonesia
        Group
        Standard Twin
        Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

        Great hotel”

        Room is clean, good staf with smile, Nice place, strategic, next door to culinary,, in front of hotel, we can foud baikut tea, and very near to dim sum restaurant wit cheap pice

        Reviewed October 27, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Andy from Indonesia
        Group
        Standard Double
        Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

        Nice hotel”

        Room is clean, good staf with smile, Nice place, strategic, next door to culinary,, in front of hotel, we can foud baikut tea, and very near to dim sum restaurant wit cheap pice

        Reviewed October 27, 2019

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Nattinee from Thailand
        Group
        Standard Twin
        Stayed 1 night in September 2019

        Location is the BEST”

        The location of hotel is really excellent. Only 1 mins by walk to New Lane Hawker Street where has so many famous Penang's street food with a friendly price. And < 10 mins by walk to Komtar which is a central of transportation in George Town. Bed and Pillow is very clean and good condition. Shower has a really good pressure. Only there is no fridge in the room but it is not a big deal !! What's else you will need ??

        Reviewed September 27, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Suryanto from Indonesia
        Family with young children
        Standard Double
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

        One of the best budget hotel in penang”

        Staff so friendly, excellent location surrounded by food stall and mini Market, value for money, very recomended hotel

        Reviewed April 21, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Sharifah from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Family Deluxe
        Stayed 1 night in December 2021

        Would stay again”

        A strategically located hotel with helpful staff. We were travelling with a disabled person so we dare say that the hotel is wheelchair friendly. Just that it's a pity that the hotel has only three parking spots. But there are other paid parking premise in front of the hotel

        Reviewed December 21, 2021

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Nattinee from Thailand
        Group
        Standard Twin
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

        Location is the best !”

        The location is really convenience. Just 1 mins walk to NewLane Hawker street which has many delicious food with friendly price. And about 7 mins walk to Komtar. The room is clean and bed & pillow is nice. Shower is also good pressure. What else you need ??

        Reviewed September 27, 2019

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        CARRIEL from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Standard Twin
        Stayed 1 night in October 2019

        highly recommend”

        A very good hotel with a very friendly staffs ..Especially the staff for whom on duty at night shift. Good location with all the nice foods jz next to the hotel. Clean room with very comfortable lightings in the room. Overall all very good !

        Reviewed October 29, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        mohd from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Standard Twin
        Stayed 1 night in December 2020

        Beyond budget hotel”

        The facilities given is beyond standard budget hotel, nice location and superb cleanliness.

        Reviewed December 27, 2020

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Henkie from Indonesia
        Family with teens
        Deluxe Triple
        Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

        Best value for money”

        Location in the center of culinary and near George Town tourism attraction place. The best place for everything.

        Reviewed June 19, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Titi from Indonesia
        Family with teens
        Standard Double
        Stayed 1 night in June 2019

        Good service”

        Staff friendly and helpfull, good location, and many restaurant around here.

        Reviewed August 22, 2019

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Vivyana from Indonesia
        Family with teens
        Standard Twin
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

        Good location”

        Good location, good price, friendliness staff. The location is super good, easy to find a meal. The facilities all the tourists need is wifi and it's good. Definitely will be my hotel choice next time

        Reviewed February 15, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        NEOH from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Standard Double
        Stayed 1 night in April 2021

        Cleanliness”

        I like the hotel cleanliness very much....

        Reviewed April 26, 2021

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Wan from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Standard Double
        Stayed 1 night in December 2019

        Exceptional”

        The room was very neat and tidy. Worth my money to stay here.

        Reviewed December 30, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        Yuen from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Standard Double
        Stayed 1 night in December 2021

        very good overall ”

        easy to find restaurants, will come again.

        Reviewed December 16, 2021

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        MUHAMAD from Malaysia
        Couple
        Standard Double
        Stayed 1 night in October 2021

        Very Recomended Hotel”

        Cleam Room, Best service and very recomended hotel

        Reviewed December 20, 2021

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        9.6
        Exceptional
        usuf from Indonesia
        Business traveler
        Standard Twin
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

        Location and budget ”

        The place is well located, staff were nice and the room is a good value for the money we paid. Facilities were basic, did not use that much , mainly for the location and budget.

        Reviewed August 17, 2019

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        10.0
        Exceptional
        fauzia from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Family
        Stayed 1 night in June 2022

        Food stalls just beside the hotel”

        1st avenue, pragin mall and komstar also nearby.

        Reviewed June 12, 2022

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