Basic, Clean and Close to Langkawi Ferry
Close to Langkawi ferry. A 5 - 10 minute walk. The room and linens were very clean. The reception staff were bright and personable. For an overnight stay, Chambers Hotel is acceptable.
Entrance to hotel a little tricky to find as it’s a narrow door and then up some stairs to reception. Hotel is not wheelchair accessible (from main entrance at least). Reception doesn’t take credit cards and if you have pre-paid for your accommodation you will be asked to pay a deposit in cash which they will return to you when you check out. The hotel does not contain a restaurant or bar but there are close-by outside options. Including, unfortunately, a karaoke bar that is quite audible from your room. Sometime after midnight, things quieter down. The hotel needs a little paint in the common areas and our room had peeling paint in places and water stains and damage to the ceiling plaster. The room furniture needs a little TLC with for example knobs missing from a dresser. There’s no serviceable WiFi in the hotel and little of interest to traveler on the TV as There was no active subscription to the premium (read not local Malay) channels eg HBO, BBC, Discovery. If you have time to kill, you’ll have to go out for entertainment. Also worth noting there is no mosquito netting over the bathroom window — which is permanently open to the outside. I would recommend keeping the bathroom door closed at night.
A stay at The Chambers places you in the heart of George Town, just a 3-minute walk from Penang City Hall and within a 5-minute drive of KOMTAR. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.