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Kooning offers accommodations in George Town, a 10-minute walk from 1st Avenue Penang and 0.9 miles from Penang Times Square. The property is around 4.6 miles from Straits Quay, 4.6 miles from Penang Botanic Gardens, and 5.6 miles from Penang Hill. Queensbay Mall is 7.5 miles from the guest house, and Sunway Carnival Mall is 14 miles away. Free Wifi is available to all guests, while certain rooms here will provide you with a balcony. At the guest house, the units are equipped with air conditioning and a private bathroom. Dining options are available close to the guest house. Popular points of interest near Kooning include Northam Beach, Rainbow Skywalk at Komtar, and Wonderfood Museum. The nearest airport is Penang International Airport, 9.3 miles from the accommodation.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in George Town, this property has an excellent location score of 9.4!

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for George Town
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Cheong
    Singapore Singapore
    The location and feels safe and secured even with late checkin. The room is cozy and comfortable and catered to the basic needs.
  • Zue
    Malaysia Malaysia
    I had been staying here for more than 5 times (business trip). The staff feels more like a family now since they already recognized me. Hence, the check-in procedure has become easier (already easy before, no hustle).
  • O
    Thailand Thailand
    location is perfect. Near good resturants and street arts.

Managed by Kooning Sdn Bhd

Company review score: 8.6Based on 1,167 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Property info

Kooning is a modern contemporary compact hotel with a nostalgic touch, conveniently located in the middle of Georgetown. Set in a heritage building listed under Penang’s UNESCO Heritage site, Kooning has since been given a facelift, with the renovations designed and styled by local talents. You can expect stylish and spacious rooms with a contemporary vibe, along with comfortable and welcoming communal spaces. Surrounded by cheerful neighborhood cafes, small museums and shopping strips. The reception hours is available from 8.00AM to 8.00PM. Any arrival after 8PM should inform Kooning in advance to arrange for self check-in.

Neighborhood info

Strategically located in one of the most popular street in Penang, with countless tourist attractions and local delicacies all in walking distance!

Languages Spoken


Area info

Amenities of Kooning
Great facilities! Review score, 8.3

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Malay
  • Chinese

Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

House rules

Kooning takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM


From 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of MYR 100 is required on arrival. That's about USD 20. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full, in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 5 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Payments by takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 12:00 AM and 6:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

From 1st January 2023, a tourist tax of RM 10 per room per night is applied to all foreign guests. This tax is not included in the room rate and must be paid upon check-in. Guests with a valid Malaysian Identity Card or valid permanent residents MY PR Card are exempted.

Please inform Kooning of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Quiet hours are between 00:00:00 and 06:00:00.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property has reduced reception and service hours.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

A damage deposit of MYR 100 is required on arrival. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full, in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Kooning

  • Check-in at Kooning is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Room options at Kooning include:

    • Single
    • Twin/Double
    • Double

  • The prices at Kooning may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Kooning is 1,650 feet from the center of George Town. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Kooning offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):