The Edison

Penang | Deluxe

Georgetown is inundated with colonial-era heritage buildings, some of which have been left to crumble, whilst many have been carefully renovated and are now enjoying a renaissance as boutique hotels. Recently opened in the summer of 2016, The Edison is one of the latter.

The property has undergone a chequered past; having begun life as the residential mansion for a Chinese tycoon in the early 1900’s, it was used as an administrative office for the Japanese Army during World War II, before becoming a budget hotel with a cult following in the 1950’s. It’s most recent incarnation as a luxury boutique hotel has seen the original architecture and Peranakan tiles restored, with a tasteful modernisation of the property interior. Room interiors are fresh and contemporary, but still maintain a sense of timeless elegance and comfort with period furnishings sitting alongside modern amenities.

When you feel the need for peace and calm (the streets of Georgetown can be chaotic at times), retreat to The Edison’s open-air courtyard, a light airy space in the middle of the property complete with comfortable couches. Or enjoy a complimentary snack, fresh fruit and a coffee in the upstairs communal lounge. The property also benefits from the recent addition fo a small pool.

We Say
The hawker food court opposite the hotel is a great place to sample cheap & tasty local food, but it can get noisy at night so light sleepers should request a room at the back of the hotel.


15 Lebuh Leith

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  • Your Accommodation
    • 35 Rooms & suites
    • Deluxe room amenities
  • Eating & Drinking
    • The Lounge – breakfast venue & gathering place
  • Leisure & Relaxation
    • Open-air courtyard
    • Small pool

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