The Edison George Town is set in a restored colonial mansion with contemporary decor. The stylish guest rooms are furnished with a sofa and guests enjoy complimentary turn down service. This boutique hotel features a chic common area, a bright courtyard and a swimming pool. Free WiFi and free parking are provided. Decorated with modern furnishings, the air-conditioned rooms are appointed with a flat-screen TV and a sofa. All day snacks and nonalcoholic beverages are available in the room. The private bathroom includes premium bath amenities. Daily continental breakfast is served at The Lounge, which offers complimentary all-day snacks and beverages. Alternatively, guests can have a meal at the nearby restaurants, located a 2-minute walk away. You can relax in the poolside sun loungers or stay under the shade in the cabanas. Friendly staff at the 24-hour front desk are happy give you tips on things to do around the area. Bike hire and airport transfers are available upon request, at an additional charge. Chinatown is 1476 feet from The Edison George Town, while Little India is 2953 feet from the property. Penang International Airport is a 11 mi drive.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

The Edison George Town has been welcoming guests since Nov 7, 2016
Hotel chain/brand:
Small Luxury Hotels of the World

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in George Town, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.4

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info


Free private parking available at the hotel


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Room Type
1 king bed
1 king bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 1
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for George Town
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  • Wong
    the lounge and the staff are very friendly. Regret the library is closed.
  • Charles
    Location excellent. Staff were brilliant - very helpful, attentive and provided great recommendations. Facilities were great - complimentary snacks/drinks a very nice touch. Style of the hotel was very unique - which we loved.
  • Jeff
    excellent and friendly service. 200% suggested to all the lovely couple who visit’s Penang. RECOMMENDED
  • A
    The hotel is beautiful and service is first rate! Staff are friendly and attentive!
  • Rita
    Beautiful boutique hotel combining historical architectural design with modern decor in good location! Room and bathroom are massive. Complementary drinks, canapes and snacks in the lounge for guests to access any time. The service is...
  • C
    friendly & helpful staffs the titbits counter was lovely. very clean room, bathroom and bed very relaxing vibes and beautiful place to stay.
  • Y
    Enjoy the stay and the staffs are extremely helpful. I booked the wrong month. And Albert Tan, was helpful and assist me to amend it.
  • Liz
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    This is a beautiful boutique hotel in a great location. The rooms are very spacious and clean and the staff are so helpful and welcoming and definitely can’t fault the service. The hotel provide complimentary snacks and cold drinks throughout the...
  • Cheryl
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The member of staff are extremely friendly and helpful. I really appreciate the way they go the extra mile to make our stay memorable. Special thanks to Albert and Faz for always suggesting better ways towards our plans. Thanks to Phei Lee for her...
  • Lawson
    Staying at The Edison George Town was one of the best parts of my Penang trip! The rooms are large and spacious with many amenities. Yoga mats and carrier mats provided so that you can do yoga by the pool or just go for a swim! However the...

Property questions and answers
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  • Hello. What’s the difference between deluxe double room and the double room? Also I’m booking for 3 adults. Can I add an extra bed for the room?

    It is to notify guest that all our rooms can occupy two adults only. One child aged 10 years and below is the exception to this. The Hotel is unable t..
    Answered on 10 May 2022
  • Hi am traveling with my two aged parents. Is it possible to get a room on the ground floor without having to climb up the stairs?

    Please request for a ground floor room as early as possible, and we will do our best to accommodate the request, which will be subject to availability.
    Answered on 5 August 2023
  • dear, I am looking into staying over 15-17 april. I can see there is still double rooms available but is it possible to stay with 2 adults and 1 five ..

    Our rates are based on a maximum occupancy for two adults. One child aged 10 years and below is the exception to this. A second sharer surcharge of RM..
    Answered on 27 April 2022
  • Hi do you have a pool?

    Yes, we do have a pool. A prime spot for sun worshiping and star-gazing; the pool is inspired as a little oasis within inner George Town where guests ..
    Answered on 5 August 2023
  • Hi do you have rooms with balcony?

    Due to the unique nature of the building’s architecture and design, all our Guestrooms do not have a balcony.
    Answered on 27 April 2022
  • Do you have parking space

    Yes, we have ample parking space at the Hotel.
    Answered on 14 October 2021
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Hotel area info *

Amenities of The Edison George Town
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bidet
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Cable channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Snack bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Valet parking
Front Desk Services
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Car rental
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Malay
  • Chinese

House rules

The Edison George Town takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 2:00 PM


Until 12:30 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.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

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


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card JCB American Express Cash is not accepted The Edison George Town accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

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.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

FAQs about The Edison George Town

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

  • The Edison George Town offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Swimming pool

  • Check-in at The Edison George Town is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:30 PM.

  • The Edison George Town is 2,300 feet from the center of George Town. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Guests staying at The Edison George Town can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • Room options at The Edison George Town include:

    • Double
    • Suite