If one goes to Penang, the abundance of hotels on the island will make all travellers become spoilt with choices. Be it in the city centre, near the airport or near the beach, there are too many choices for those travelling on the island. The same cannot be said for those travelling on the mainland. To find a good hotel, there are not so many choices available. Recently, I had a meeting in Seberang Jaya, a township located in Penang mainland and I was so grateful that I could stay in the Light Hotel. This is my review of the hotel.

I booked the hotel via phone since I planned to use my company’s corporate rate. It was my mistake though to not jot down the booking number, hence when I arrived at the hotel, I was told that no room was available and there was no record of my booking. However, after some time talking with the manager in charge, I was given a room.

This hotel is one of the newest in town, standing proudly opposite the Summit Hotel and can also be seen from the North-South Expressway.  There are parking lots available in front of the hotel. Upon entering the hotel, I was wowed with its deco which looks so luxurious. There are calming smell, a big chandelier and a pianist playing the piano. Check-in was smooth.

I stayed in a twin bed room. The room is quite spacious with a work desk equipped with cabled internet, a flat screen LED TV, coffee making facilities, iron, safety box and other amenities usually available in full fledged hotel. The bed was so comfortable that I fell asleep easily as soon as I put myself on the bed.

The bathroom is not very spacious but big enough to have a comfortable shower with amenities such as hair dryer, soap, shower gels and shampoo as well as a rain shower. There is no bathtub available but this was compensated with a powerful rain shower.

I was given a room overlooking the town. From my room, I could see the swimming pool, the sauna and the gym. The swimming pool is not very huge but convenient enough for those who wanted to have a dip in the water. The gym, sauna and the pool are all located within the same floor.

The part that I missed though was the breakfast. I really wanted to try the breakfast but since I was late for my meeting, I had to give it a pass.

Overall, this is the best hotel in Seberang Jaya. I was told that this is also the only hotel in Seberang Jaya which has a swimming pool. As for me, next time I will be in Seberang Jaya, this will definitely be the hotel of my choice.


The Light Hotel is a premier business hotel situated in Seberang Jaya, Penang.

For bookings and enquiries, do visit their website or contact them at:

Lebuh Tenggiri 2, Bandar Seberang Jaya, 13700 Seberang Jaya, Malaysia.

T+60 4 382 1111

F+60 4 399 9333

Rating (Maximum 5 stars):

  • Value for money: 5 stars
  • Location: 5 stars
  • Customer service: 4 stars
  • Security: 4.5 stars
  • Cleanliness: 5 stars
  • Facilities: 5 stars
  • F&B: Unrated

Overall: 4.75



Kindly be informed that all the contents/reviews are of my personal views. Where To Stay‘ is the series for accommodation reviews by Kaki Jalans.


We are Khai and Amira, Malaysian travel bloggers behind Kaki Jalans. Our travels have taken us to almost all the countries in Asean and several countries in Europe. We are still actively travelling and adding to this list.

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