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118 Hotel Macalister is a two-star hotel in Penang; one of Malaysia’s top tourist destinations, for both locals and foreigners. This relatively new accommodation in Penang is located at the no 49, Jalan Macalister, in the heart of Georgetown. The hotel is a tall white building with the ‘118 Hotel Macalister’ stencilled in blue above the hotel entrance. The 118 Hotel Macalister is perfect for both a family vacation and for those who are in town for business with its strategic location, being in the middle of the town. The rooms at the hotel also offer at a price that is very affordable, not to mention that they are clean and provide great comfort.
How to Get to 118 Hotel Macalister
Since the 118 Hotel Macalister is located in the middle of the George Town, Penang, it is easily accessible by private or public transport. Driving is the best choice to move around in Penang, though they do have an extensive public transport that connects most of the places in the state. To go to the 118 Hotel Macalister, from Kuala Lumpur, the trip will take some three hours and fifty minutes via the North-South Highway. For those who are already familiar with the capital city of Penang, the hotel is located in the middle of George Town. For those who prefer to travel by bus, the travel time will take slightly longer, some five up to six hours, depending on the traffic. The ticket price from Kuala Lumpur to Sungai Nibong Express Bus Terminal, Penang starts from RM 32 one-way. From the bus terminal, it is just around 15 minutes to reach the hotel as the distance between two is 10 kilometres. If travelling by land for hours is not something preferable, Penang has its own international airport that connects to most of the Malaysian major cities and some ASEAN countries. The airport is just 20 minutes away from the 118 Hotel Macalister.
Different Types of Room at 118 Hotel Macalister
In the 118 Hotel Macalister, there are three types of rooms. All of the rooms in the hotel come have a free cancellation policy, meaning that just in case there is something coming up and you couldn’t make it to your booked dates, there will be no charge applied. The rooms in the 118 Hotel Macalister are also equipped with free Wi-Fi connections for every guest that stays there. Apart from that, all of the rooms have a 32-inch flat screen, an air-conditioner together with a ceiling fan. In-room amenities also include a couple of bottled water, a desk and a chair, and also a coffee/tea maker. For those who wanted to do some ironing, the facility is available on the first floor. Its smallest room, the Standard Double, 15-sqm room, starts at RM 114 a night. This room is perfect for a couple to stay as it has a Queen-sized bed, or maybe for those who prefer to sleep in a big bed. The Family Room of the 118 Hotel Macalister comes in a 20-sqm room with two Queen-sized beds and the price is from RM 150 a night. The biggest room at the hotel is the Family Deluxe which starts at RM 203 a night. The room is at 25-sqm and has two double beds. This room is perfect for a family of four to stay comfortably.
Facilities at 118 Hotel Macalister
The 118 Hotel Macalister has a laundry service for the guests staying at the hotel, though there is a surcharge applied. There is a luggage storage at the front desk that is reserved for the guests if their rooms are not ready. Though the hotel has no restaurant, it is located in the middle of Malaysia’s food heaven and there are plenty of eateries to choose from.
Interesting Place Near 118 Hotel Macalister
New Lane Hawker Centre - This hawker centre is located at Lorong Baru, or New Lane in English, hence the name. The road will be closed to the vehicular traffics from around 3 pm to give ways to the hawkers to open their stalls. This is one of the places in Penang to find authentic Chinese foods with the best experience. The dishes range from a simple congee, which is a Chinese porridge to chee cheong fun to the famous char kuew teow. There are numbers of hawker stalls to choose from which each and every single one of them trying to dish out the best food they could. The New Lane Hawker Centre opens from 4 pm until as late as two in the morning. It is just fifty metres from the 118 Hotel Macalister.