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The Sovereign Hotel
Deluxe Double Ensuite, The Sovereign Hotel in Penang
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6.9

Good

2,447 reviews

2,447 reviews

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7.9

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
St. Paul Anglican's Church
10 m
Manuel Ukulele
130 m
Church of Our Lady Sorrows
150 m
Penang Time Square
200 m
Sentral Technology College Penang
210 m
Popular landmarks
Armenian Street
1.0 km
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
1.0 km
Khoo Kongsi
1.1 km
Chew's Jetty
1.5 km
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
1.6 km
Closest landmarks
Forestry Department
310 m
Komtar
320 m
Penang Tourist Guide Association
320 m
Popular Bookshop
330 m
Penang Nagarathar Sivan Temple
330 m

The Sovereign Hotel

No.22, Kinta Lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10400 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Strategically situated in Georgetown, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion. As an added bonus, restaurant is provided on-site to conveniently serve your needs.

Highlights

Located in heart of Penang

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent breakfast

450 meters to public transportation

Inside city center

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Laundry service

Restaurants

Room service

Your dates are popular among travelersPopular destination! Properties in Penang are being booked every minute!
Value for money7.1
Distance to city center7.7 km
Location rating7.9
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport14.6 km

Rooms available at The Sovereign Hotel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.5

Deluxe Double Ensuite
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Family Deluxe
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed and 1 queen bed
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Double Room Ensuite
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Standard
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  • Room size: 13 m²/140 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Single
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds
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Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Room No Window
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  • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
  • Shower
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
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Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

What sort of non-water sports and outdoor activities are readily available at The Sovereign Hotel?

The Sovereign Hotel offers non-water sport and outdoor activities such as bicycle rental for you to enjoy.

What is the average travel time to the closest airport from The Sovereign Hotel?

The average travel time to get from The Sovereign Hotel to the airport is 45 minutes, but please take into account that the travel time may fluctuate based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

What bars are in close proximty of The Sovereign Hotel?

While lodging at The Sovereign Hotel, enjoy your evening or night out at Club Momo, Farquhar's Bar, and R&B Pub to make the most out of your nightlife.

What public parks are close by The Sovereign Hotel?

While remaining at The Sovereign Hotel, indulge in your morning or evening wander at nearby park which include Dato' Kramat Gardens, Irrawaddy Road Pocket Park, and Friendship Park.

How many rooms does The Sovereign Hotel have?

The Sovereign Hotel has a total of 14 rooms.

What do past travelers like most about The Sovereign Hotel?

Past guests that stayed at The Sovereign Hotel have given this property a rating of 7.868 for its exceptional location as the primary highlight for their stay.

What is the verified guest review consensus about The Sovereign Hotel's view?

75.0% of our verified guest evaluations have given a positive review and remarks about this property's view. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for The Sovereign Hotel down in the review section.

What is the typical rating that verified Families with older children have given to The Sovereign Hotel?

Past families with older children that have stayed at this property have given The Sovereign Hotel an average rating of 6.4. You can search for more detailed customer ratings and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Group travelers have given to The Sovereign Hotel?

Past group travelers that have stayed at this property have given The Sovereign Hotel an average rating of 7.1. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

Is breakfast offered at The Sovereign Hotel?

Wake up to an exceptional buffet breakfast at The Sovereign Hotel. Customers can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 3 MYR for adults and 3 MYR for children if not included in the room rate. You can save more on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

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What people love about The Sovereign Hotel

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Room clean."

    Nurul

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    22 June 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Cleanliness

    "Overall the hotel is quiet clean, the location is also good."

    Khow

    |

    30 December 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Good location."

    ELVIRA

    |

    14 January 2021

Property ranking|Compared to 3,025 Penang properties
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Room comfort score
7.5/10
Room size
13 sqm.
Location score
7.9/10
Couples review score
6.9/10
Better than
95
%
of Penang properties
Bigger than
87
%
of Penang properties
Better than
83
%
of Penang properties
Better than
82
%
of Penang properties
Overall rating:

6.9

Good
2,447 reviews
Cleanliness
6.8
Facilities
5.8
Location
7.9
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What travelers say they love:
Easy access to all places including bus station and fast foo...
RAVINDRAN from Malaysia
Couple
More about The Sovereign Hotel

More about The Sovereign Hotel

The Sovereign Hotel

For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Penang, The Sovereign Hotel is the perfect choice. Its convenient location right in the city center allows you more time to see all that Penang has to offer. Are you seeking the true Penang? Experiencing the best of the city's culture is easy with a stay at The Sovereign Hotel, located merely 1.5 km from Pinang Peranakan Mansion.
All offerings provided by The Sovereign Hotel help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Exploring Penang is made even more convenient with the taxi and car hire services available at the hotel. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge.
Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the laundry service keeps your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service let you get the most out of your time at The Sovereign Hotel.
For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
A range of amenities is offered in guestrooms at The Sovereign Hotel. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include blackout curtains and air conditioning. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find in-room video streaming available in some selected rooms. Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, bottled water and a coffee or tea maker are provided in some guestrooms.
Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find a hair dryer available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at The Sovereign Hotel. A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices.
A day in will be as fun as a day out with ranges of recreational activities offered at The Sovereign Hotel. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hotel's shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

Don't miss out on all that Penang has to offer! A full day's itinerary in The Sovereign Hotel often starts with a stop at Chew's Jetty located 1.4 km away. Be sure to stop by Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion located 1.0 km away, one of the most famous of all local landmarks.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 85% of all other options in the city.
Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hotel scored higher than 93% of them for food and dining.
According to guests who stayed here, this hotel's room comfort is rated higher than 94% of other accommodations in Penang.

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Amenities and facilities

Review score
Facilities

5.8

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

123 mentions

Housekeeping

84 mentions

Internet

35 mentions

Food & Dining

24 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Malay
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Elevator
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Access
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • TV [flat screen]
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Location

No.22, Kinta Lane, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10400
Very good
Location

7.9

Airports
  • Penang International Airport (PEN)
    14.6 km 25 min drive
  • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
    87.1 km
Public transportation
  • Komtar Bus Terminal
    420 m
  • Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal
    1.7 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Pharmacy
    350 m
Shopping
  • Gurney Plaza
    3.1 km
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven
    110 m
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    190 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Armenian Street
    1.0 km
  • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
    1.0 km
  • Khoo Kongsi
    1.1 km
  • Chew's Jetty
    1.5 km
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
    1.6 km
  • Penang Fort Cornwallis
    2.0 km
  • Kek Lok Si Temple
    6.2 km
  • Batu Ferringhi Beach
    10.7 km
  • Entopia
    12.8 km
  • Escape Theme Park
    12.9 km
Nearby landmarks
  • St. Paul Anglican's Church
    10 m
  • Manuel Ukulele
    130 m
  • Church of Our Lady Sorrows
    150 m
  • Penang Time Square
    200 m
  • Sentral Technology College Penang
    210 m
  • Penang Road
    240 m
  • Masjid Pakistan
    250 m
  • George Town
    270 m
  • Gama Supermarket & Department store
    290 m
  • My Crystal Museum
    300 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 0-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Effective from June 1, 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 star rating will be in accordance to the rating from 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.
  • 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 until12:00
  • Reception open until00:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center7.7 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)45
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)3 MYR
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYES
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 14
  • Year property opened1957
  • Most recent renovation2014
Parking
  • Daily parking fee0 MYR

Reviews of The Sovereign Hotel from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Cleanliness6.8
Facilities5.8
Location7.9
Room comfort and quality7.5
Service7.0
Value for money7.1
High score for Penang
Rating
9+ Exceptional (181)
8-9 Excellent (162)
7-8 Very Good (286)
6-7 Good (171)
<6 Below Expectation (473)
Time of the year
Mar - May (293)
Jun - Aug (324)
Sep - Nov (324)
Dec - Feb (332)

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10.0
Exceptional
RAVINDRAN from Malaysia
Couple
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Value for money..”

They provide breakfast and also attached bathroom in all rooms..the location of the hotel is centre of George Town.. Easy access to all places including bus station and fast food such as Mcd.. Strongly recommend this place

Reviewed May 16, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Nurul from Malaysia
Family with young children
Double Room Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in December 2020

Good”

Staff good..room clean.

Reviewed June 22, 2022

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10.0
Exceptional
Azwani from Malaysia
Couple
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 1 night in October 2020

Friendly ”

staff so friendly and nice . value for staying long term . peaceful ⭐️

Reviewed October 06, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
syasha from Malaysia
Family with young children
Double Room Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

great”

we love our stay

Reviewed October 20, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
ELVIRA from Indonesia
Couple
Deluxe Double Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in January 2021

good”

good location.

Reviewed January 14, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Lai from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Single
Stayed 2 nights in September 2020

Exceptional”

The staff are very friendly and would greet you

Reviewed September 10, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
TEO from Malaysia
Business traveler
Deluxe Double Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

good”

good location and friendly staff, makes me feel like home

Reviewed February 23, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
Laceylona from Malaysia
Family with teens
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

Clean N away from buzy street. ”

Install more aircon at lobby area. Unexpected noises early morning (5.30am @3/1/2020). Ask the lady, she told me it might b birds inside the aircon tunnel. I thought it was a ghoust n came out to investigate. 11.30pm, some construction workers doing their work at the roof. Guest is still around and that slouldnt happen in future. Lot of Mosquitoes near the Red settee, mb need to look into it. Overall, recommend and nice place for family.

Reviewed January 04, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
Khow from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in December 2020

Nice experience with Sovereign Hotel 👍”

Overall the hotel is quiet clean, the location is also good. Besides, the foreign worker "abang" is very friendly and helpful. Look forward my next trip with Sovereign Hotel! Recommend 👍

Reviewed December 30, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
M from United States
Solo traveler
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Excellent”

Main advice for any Penang hotel: book online a few days before. It one waits to rent upon arrival, the hotel may charge twice the rate that was offered 3 days before. I asked several hotels while wandering Penang, and they all agreed that the best rates are reserving a room about 3 days before arrival.

Reviewed February 19, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
TAN from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in October 2020

good location”

good location

Reviewed October 12, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Kevin from Malaysia
Couple
Double Room Ensuite
Stayed 3 nights in August 2020

Very good”

The hotel is quite clean but very old so the floors may not be so sturdy and creaks. We upgraded to deluxe room because it looked the best imo. The staff here are very friendly and helpful so its good service. Recommended for people who love heritage buildings.

Reviewed August 13, 2020

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7.6
Very good
Vinoth from Malaysia
Couple
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Good but can be better.”

Pros. Location is superb as it's in town and near a big hawker centre. Car park is available so that's a big plus for me. Staff friendly. Comfortable bed and pillow. I got the room for cheap RM 60. Cons. The room does not like the the pictures online. Toilet no door so another person have to wait outside when one is using the toilet. The Aircon/water tank made alot of noise through the night but we were so tired we slept through it. Bathroom clean but certain parts of the floor was a little moldy. Conclusion : worth the money RM 60.

Reviewed January 19, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
Shukriwani from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double Ensuite
Stayed 2 nights in July 2020

Parking space provided, near to town”

Very heritage design, suitable for couple newly wed

Reviewed July 25, 2020

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8.4
Excellent
Nur from Malaysia
Group
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

FACILITIES”

iron kurang function,need to change another iron. also breakfast kena pelbagaikan baru sedap menikmati hehe

Reviewed February 28, 2020

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7.6
Very good
Syed from Malaysia
Business traveler
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Value for money n good location”

Though very good. I was given a room with a toilet with no door. Luckily was travelling alone.

Reviewed February 08, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
kong from Malaysia
Couple
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

friendly staff”

decoration need to improve

Reviewed July 23, 2020

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Dear Mr.Kong, Thank you fro your kind review.We are pleased that you were able to enjoy your experience at Sovereign hotel.sorry for next time welcome we try to arrange you the better room. We looking forward to welcome you back again. Warm regards, Sovereign Hotel Penang Staff on duty

Responded July 23, 2020
The Sovereign Hotel
7.2
Very good
Tan from Malaysia
Business traveler
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Value for money, comes with good local breakfast & clean hotel in term of washroom, whole area ”

Staff Receptionist should be more friendly helpful in answering questions & query maybe i check in late at around 10pm

Reviewed January 10, 2020

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7.2
Very good
Tricia from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Basic Double Room (2 Adults)
Stayed 2 nights in June 2020

Heritage”

What I like best is the exterior and interior of this hotel makes you feel warm and reminisce of the old days. Love the concept and well kept. Staffs are friendly and helpful. Will come back again.

Reviewed August 10, 2020

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7.6
Very good
QUAH from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Double Ensuite
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Nice Decor”

Hotel with car park, but breakfast need to be improve.

Reviewed March 08, 2020

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