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penang - recommend hotel near street food places


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penang - recommend hotel near street food places

timpani_mimi | Sep 22, 2012 07:55 PM

im working through the penang food reviews here to make a list of places to eat on a three-day visit. so far i have kimberley street, Padang Brown Hawker Centre, and a few others. My relatives want to stay at one of the hotels on Gurney Drive but from some basic reading and map reference, my impression is that there will be quite a lot of traffic congestion on the roads and this location is not that near some of the above food places.

i was wondering if i could get some assistance with these questions

- If there are only 2 or 3 days to experience Penang meal-wise (about 6-7 meals, assuming we are going to eat some at the hotel), where would you plant yourselves hotel-wise, and which streets/stalls would you eat at? i'm not interested in fine dining.

- there is a Gurney Drive hawker centre of some sort - if we just end up going there, is that a good summary of Penang street food?

- Gurney Drive hotel - a lot of mention made about the traffic and how its impossible to get out of that place, so it sounds like you're stuck in that area. is this true? if we want to go to places like Kimberley Street , is it impossible to get a taxi? i also want to do some hiking, so far i think the botanic gardens would be fine.

- Any other recommendations?


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