Lodge 18 has been a fairly decent accommodation option for a one night stay.
Allocated about 10 minutes driving-distance away from Butterworth Train Station, Lodge 18 can be easily spotted, even at night, with its large and bright signboard along Jalan Bagan Luar. It is also pretty accessible if you are traveling on foot or bus. Just take note that you may consider taking a vehicle transport if you are tugging luggages instead of backpacks.
Room and Facilities
The lodge has english-speaking staff whose services were generally okay. We booked a Superior Room which has a walk-in rate of RM88 per room per night. Due to our very own fantastic search engine Rovia, we got the same Superior Room for approximately RM65 after conversion. With another payment of RM2 for government tax, we saved RM21!
On top of complimentary Wifi access, below are the essential items that comes with the respective rooms:
Cleanliness of our room was average. Here and there you can find some dust and a few strands of hair. We were pretty much cool with it since it was just a night’s stay. But sadly, the toilet is pretty cramp. You can reach the basin, toilet bowl and shower area all in one step of each other. So, you either get the toilet paper and your clothes out of the way when you shower or risk getting them wet. Good thing was that the water heats up pretty quickly. Oh by the way, the shower head is a regular one, not the rain shower kind if you are a fan of it.
Breakfast was not provided. However, they have an in-house eatery on the Mezzazine level which very unfortunately, we did not get to taste their food because it was not open when we were there.
If you faced the same problem as us, fret not. There are a couple of eating places around Lodge 18, that is if you are not picky with what you eat. Right at its doorstep is a coffee place which we believe only has a drink stall and two food stall. Only the drink stall was opened when we were there. Across the street, there are a Chinese-run coffee shop with an array of food choices, from claypot chicken to char kuey teow to dim sum, 7-11 and KFC.
Alternatively, you may choose to buy cup noodles for RM$2.50 each and canned drinks at the lodge’s front counter. You may also wish to note that when in need of hot water, you can get it from their water dispenser at ground level.
We would say the security around the lodge is relatively good. Right beside the lodge is a bank. Hence, there are security cameras and also guards patrolling with guns. The place was generally lit up as well. That said, you might want to take extra caution when crossing the roads in the day. You pretty much need to jaywalk because there are no pedestrian crossing nearby. In addition, the roads are wide and full of traffic in the day.
Other useful information
Standard Room – RM68 nett
Superior Room – RM88 nett
Deluxe Room – RM118 nett
Family Suite – RM138 nett
Terms and Conditions
1. Above rates are for Room only (without breakfast)
2. Promotional rates apply only for non-peak period
3. No charge for children below 12 years old sharing room with parents (maximum 2 children per room)
4. Extra bed is chargeable at RM40 nett per bed per night
5. Guaranteed Policy:
a) A deposit on the first night is required upon reservation made by major credit cards or telegraphic transfer
b) Cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to arrival
6. Check in time is 1400hrs and check out time is 1200hrs
No. 1, Lorong Bagan Luar Satu, 12000 Butterworth, Penang, Malaysia
We recommend it only for one night stay.