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GLOW Penang, Penang, Malaysia

3-star3 stars
101 Jalan MacalisterGeorgetown, PenangPenang10400Malaysia

3-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Very Good8.0
Fantastic service
Delicious food
Regular internet service
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GLOW Penang, Penang, Malaysia

from Rs3,230
  • Family Quad Deluxe
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  • Family Quad Superior
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  • Superior Room
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  • Superior Single Room
  • Superior Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 131 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Children (6 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking (limited)


  • Area shuttle *

Other information

  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 2013
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


ZEST Bar Café - This cafe specializes in Thai cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch.

GLOW Penang, Penang, Malaysia’s small print

Also known as

  • GLOW Hotel
  • GLOW Hotel Penang
  • GLOW Penang
  • Penang GLOW
  • GLOW Penang George Town


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

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

  • A tax is imposed by the city: MYR 2 per accommodation, per night
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property. 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.

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for MYR 60.00 per night

Breakfast is offered for an extra charge of MYR 22 for adults and MYR 15 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MYR 45 per vehicle (one-way)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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

What’s around GLOW Penang, Penang, Malaysia


  • In Georgetown
  • Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi (24-minute walk)
  • Camera Museum (24-minute walk)
  • Clan Jetty (26-minute walk)
  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram (30-minute walk)
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion (33-minute walk)
  • Fort Cornwallis (35-minute walk)
  • Sun Yat Sen Museum (2-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) 23-min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking
  • Airport pick-up service
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 391 reviews

GLOW Penang, Penang, Malaysia
Very Good8.0
Great Service, Food & Amenities Could've been...
The staff were all well trained and extremely polite, all willing to go the extra mile. However, the buffet breakfast wasn't really on par with all the local Penang food. Given the hotel is located in one of the food havens of Malaysia, the food could be much better. The food would appeal to international tourists from what I observed, but Malaysians like me and my family would be able to tell that the Kuey Teow was definitely not Penang standard. As a vegetarian myself, there are quite a lot of vegetarian options though, and that's a great thing. Although we wanted to use the gym and pool, due to lack of time, we couldn't have a swim. The pool looks great for laps, however, the gym looks quite small and bare. It would be nice if the size of the gym could be increased so guests wouldn't have to be all cramped into one room. In the room, that could fit up to four people, there was surprisingly only one chair provided. We did request for foldable chairs but housekeeping did not have any. Getting foldable chairs and a small foldable coffee table for the bigger rooms would be a good improvement, as not everyone (e.g. older people) is able to sit on the bed due to it being extremely soft and bouncy (good thing for sleeping though). The bathroom lighting was rather dim and the room's lighting too. Thumbs up though, for using mostly LED lighting! The price of the room is a little on the high side, as this hotel chain's premier branches in Thailand have the same price.
Lin Jun, my2 night trip
GLOW Penang, Penang, Malaysia
Very Good8.0
it is still ok for this time, however, their hotel is not well maintain as before and looks a bit old in the inside.
Yang Zhou, my3 night trip
GLOW Penang, Penang, Malaysia
Glow hotel is an excellent location. It is near the famous Siam Road Char Koay Teow and within walking distance to Komtar and 1st avenue shopping mall. There are many durian stalls nearby during the season and even a night food market. So you have plenty of food choice. The aircon in the room is powerful and cold and the shower water pressure is very strong. Room condition is excellent.The only downside is the limited parking lots. There are only 6 lots in the hotel plus half a dozen in front of the hotel (for VIPs?) So if you are driving and find yourself out of parking lots, you have to park around the neighborhood. Another downside is after every housekeeping, bottled water is not replenished as most hotel will do.
Jian Kai, sg3 night trip with friends
GLOW Penang, Penang, Malaysia
Horrible Trip
The only buying point for this hotel is the helpful staff. Other than that the breakfast spread were limited, although they put in afford to change 1 to 2 items everyday but the foods were always serve cold. on top of that the foods were either tasteless or very salty. The fruits also not fresh. Hotel room had mosquito, the basin drainage was very bad it takes time to let the water flow. The bed make lots of noise when shift of body, the pillow were so soft that the head was wrap by it when lay down. Very weak wifi.
Mee Yen, sg3 night family trip
GLOW Penang, Penang, Malaysia
Very Good8.0
A good stay in GLOW
First of all, staff are friendly and helpful, environment is clean and quiet. Secondly, breakfast menu changes everyday. Last but not lest, the transport counter officer can make best arrangement for sightseeing or tour.
A Traveller, sg5 night romance trip

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GLOW Penang, Penang, Malaysia

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