The Sovereign

22, Lorong Kinta10200GeorgetownMalaysia
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About The Sovereign

Nestled in the heart of George Town, The Sovereign offers modern accommodations inside a historic courtyard house. The hotel is less than a ten-minute walk from KOMTAR Tower, Penang’s tallest skyscraper.

Each of the hotel’s 14 guest rooms features distinctive dark-wood furnishings, with some offering four poster beds. In-room amenities include work desks, flat-screen TVs, kettles and ceiling fans/air conditioning. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available.

Guests can stay connected with free Wi-Fi, while the 24-hour front desk can assist with tourist information and ticket bookings. Parking, luggage storage and laundry facilities are also offered.

Breakfast is served each morning in the hotel, while complimentary hot drinks are available around the clock. Guests will find a variety of dining options nearby, with many restaurants and eateries located on or around Jalan Macalister, a few minutes' walk away.

Penang State Museum, Penang Times Square shopping mall and KOMTAR bus station can all be found within 500 metres of The Sovereign.


22, Lorong Kinta, 10200, Georgetown, Malaysia
Telephone: +60(4)2266022 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Strategic city centre location

Guests approve of the hotel’s central location, reporting that it is both strategic and convenient. Many of George Town’s most popular attractions are within walking distance, while markets, shops and eateries are well-represented in the local neighbourhood. Guests also benefit from the hotel’s proximity to the KOMTAR bus station, situated 500 metres away.

Good value rooms

The hotel offers good value accommodations, according to guests. Sitting midway between a B&B and a hotel proper, the property is popular with budget-conscious travellers and backpackers alike. While it may not be the swankiest of places, guests point out that the central location and price tag make it an economical choice.

Negative Reviews

Uncomplimentary bathroom layout

Guests were particularly critical of the hotel’s decision to include bathrooms without doors. Although not all bathrooms have been designed this way, those guests arriving to find no barrier between the bathroom and bedroom have found themselves in an uncomfortable position.

Basic breakfast

The hotel breakfast routinely comes under fire from guests. According to reports, the early morning meal – which may or may not be included in the price of a stay depending on the package you choose – is very basic, with little to choose from. Many travellers end up hitting the nearby eateries instead.

Unfavourable hotel staff

Guests complained in their reviews of poor customer service whilst staying at the hotel. According to reports, a warm welcome is not necessarily forthcoming for travellers. Plus, requests for assistance are often met with a slow response.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 368 reviews across the web
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6.8 out of 10 based on 368 reviews