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The Edison George Town

4-star4 stars
15 Lebuh Leith, George Town, Penang, 10200, Malaysia

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Penang City Hall
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Excellent staff and very good the rich free offer of food and beverages in the lobby Feb 21, 2020
  • From arriving to leaving we were looked after so we’ll by the staff who had genuine…Feb 12, 2020

The Edison George Town

  • Deluxe Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Suite

What’s around The Edison George Town


  • In Downtown George Town
  • KOMTAR - 14-minute walk
  • Gurney Drive - 25-minute walk
  • Penang City Hall - 11-minute walk
  • Penang Times Square - 19-minute walk
  • Gleneagles Penang Medical Centre - 26-minute walk
  • Loh guan Lye Specialist Centre - 30-minute walk
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion - 1-minute walk

Getting around

  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) 30-min drive
  • Penang Sentral 32-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 35 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free self-parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Year Built – 1906
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Malay

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

The Edison George Town’s small print

Also known as

  • The Edison George Town Hotel
  • The Edison George Town George Town
  • The Edison George Town Hotel George Town
  • Edison Hotel
  • The Edison George Town Hotel
  • The Edison George Town George Town
  • The Edison George Town Hotel George Town


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

The property affirms that it follows sanitisation practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia) guidelines.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property from 1 July 2021. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Edison George Town

  • Does The Edison George Town offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Edison George Town does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Edison George Town?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Edison George Town?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at The Edison George Town?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at The Edison George Town?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Edison George Town?
    You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Edison George Town?
    Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Kashmir (3-min walk), Olive (3-min walk) and Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant and Rooftop Bar (3-min walk).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 197 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
4 day stay at The Edison
Great hotel on the edge of the Georgetown UNESCO world heritage site (Penang). Found within a converted colonial mansion the rooms are spacious and well appointed with a large ensuite shower room. A small continental breakfast is provided, with hot food in the form of eggs and nasi lemak, with a help yourself snack/drinks bar available throughout the day. The hotel has a small pool with a number of sun loungers which was a great way to escape the heat during the afternoon! Staff are great and will provide recommendations dependent on your interests and food preferences. Would recommend to anyone planning on visiting Georgetown!
David, gb4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely boutique hotel
Brilliant service. Very clean. Staff very helpful. Very warm welcome.
Leslie, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Truly amazing experience at The Edison
The Edison was one of the most beautiful hotels in which I have stayed. The building itself is stunning and the rooms are spacious and very tastefully decorated. The continental breakfasts are delicious and I love the addition of the local Nasi Lemak. Every day there is a complimentary wine and cheese hour which is delightful. But it is the service which sets this hotel apart. The staff is polite, friendly, courteous and warm, and it was a pleasure to meet the owner too. A fabulous experience; I can not recommend it more highly.
Sarah, gb4 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Immaculate service in a Besutiful building
The Edison is a great renovation of a beautiful old penang house, of which I hope there will be many more. It’s in an inbetweeny area with the Penang road needing a little uplift, but it’s also close to the E & O and the shophouse streets of Georgetown. It was very comfortable. There is no food except a ongoing breakfast buffet and cheese and wine snacks, I’d have liked room service.
gill, gb1 night trip
Very good 8.0
A beautiful stylish refurbished Penang Building
The Edison was an amazingly interesting hotel, I loved the building and the design details. The staff service was absolutely amazing and I was made to feel most welcome. The rooms were decorated in neutral colours and were very comfortable although they lacked the original features in the main hotel (except the shutters). As the bathrooms were next to the windows there seemed to be not much of a view from most rooms. Food and social connection seemed to focus around the breakfast room which had a large range of Chinese grocer snacks and some basics like fruit yoghurt bread coffee and tea. There was one issue which was the location of the Red Court food court right across the street. This plays amplified cheesy music from about 9 to 11 pm which is so loud it feels it is emanating from the hotel! I think rooms at the back might be better off in this respect. Or just go out and come back at 11.30 - it’s a good food court!
gill, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A gem in George Town
There are many boutique hotels out there these days, some much better than others, but the Edison George Town has to be up there as one of the best I have stayed in. Smack in the heart of colonial George Town is this wonderfully renovated hotel, brought back to life by the new owners. The restoration of the hotel has been extremely well done and attention to detail impeccable throughout. Our bedroom was well furnished and comfortable, the bathroom, spacious with fine smelling gels and shampoos as standard. There’s complimentary coffee available all day from the dining area as well as cold drinks and snacks. Everyday there’s complimentary cakes between 3 and 4pm followed by complimentary wine and nibbles between 6 and 7pm - wonderful. It does get very hot in George Town so the swimming pool is a welcome sight in the afternoon. The pool is long and narrow and is down the side of the hotel in the shade - it also has a jacuzzi! The staff are amazing and obviously love their job; they can’t do enough for you so take advantage, they will recommend places to visit, the best restaurants and of course shops - I really cannot fault their enthusiasm. If you’re visiting George Town then the Edison Hotel has to be a consideration, I would definitely recommend it. Note - there is a popular bar across the road at the front and there’s karaoke most nights - If you have a front bedroom you will hear it. The singing stops at midnight but request a side or rear room to avoid the noise.
Raymond, gbRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
No where else but here
There is nothing not to like about this hotel. The minute you step in you feel welcome right away. We were checked in by Sofia and Haris. Sofia helped us with our luggage. The check in was very quick. Everything about this hotel is superb. The decor, the room but we really stands out is their impeccable service. Absolutely 1st class. The Hotel Manager Ivan Khoo even addressed us by our 1st name, now if that's not 1st class than what. I really love the lounge where you can get coffee and treats all day long. The minute we checked out my daughter wanted to go back again. You guys at Edison really rock. You definitely understand hospitality. Keep it up guys. We shall be back soon.
Rozita, my2 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely hotel in the heart of Georgetown
Amazing staff who is always ready to assist, lovely and clean rooms, and a beautiful pool perfect to relax after a day of sight seeing.
Mazidah, my3 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Great stuff working in this hotel
Mohammed, ca1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Penang long weekend
Hotel is adequate although location of the rooms next to a tiled walkway and by the Lounge means that it can be noises early in a morning and late at night. I recommend not to stay on the ground floor. Staff are excellent
Keith, my3 night trip

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