15 Heritage Boutique Hotels That Add to The Unmistakeable Charm Of Penang
1. Muntri Mews Residence @ Muntri Street
Muntri Mews and Muntri Mews Residence are affordable luxury accommodations for today's flashpacker in the heart of Georgetown along Muntri Street, which hosts the best-preserved rows of 19th Straits Chinese architecture in Malaysia. Acquired in a dilapidated state in 2009 by award winning hotelier Christopher Ong, who has revitalised this historic premises by infusing it with the Malay, Chinese and European influences that have made his entrepot hometown world famous.
Address: 64 & 77, Muntri Street, 10200 Penang.
Price Range: RM350 to RM550 per night.
Contact Details: Call 04-263 5125 or e-mail [email protected] if you have any enquiries.
For more information, go to the websites for Muntri Mews and Muntri Mews Residence or log onto the Facebook page.
Also, check out the resort-like hotel Muntri Grove if you're looking for something a little more zen and luxurious!
2. Hotel Penaga @ Corner of Hutton Lane & Clarke Street
Built in the 1920s, the hotel was originally three rows of double-storey terraced houses and shops and had even undergone renovation post-war. Over the years, the art deco terraces of the original building fell into disrepair until it was bought in 2008 and converted into a 45-room hotel by well-known architect Hijjas Kasturi and his wife, Angela.
Address: Corner of Hutton Lane & Clarke Street, 10050 Georgetown, Penang.
Price Range: RM300 to RM800 per night.
Contact Details: Call 04-291 3201 or e-mail [email protected] for further enquiries.
For more info, log on to their website. Also, see more photos of Hotel Penaga on Facebook and Instagram.
3. Yeng Keng Hotel @ Chulia Street
Originally built as a private residence in the 1880s, the Anglo Indian bungalow was converted into a budget hotel in the early 20th century as lodgings near the harbour gained popularity due to the increase in traffic in the port. Conservation and upgrading works were undertaken in March 2009, with the renewed 20-room Yeng Keng Hotel completed in April 2010.
Address: 362 & 366, Chulia Street, 10200 Penang.
Price Range: From RM250 to RM700 per night.
Contact Details: For enquiries in regards to the hotel, call 04-262 2177 or e-mail [email protected]
Check out the website or Facebook page for more information and photos!
4. The Blue Mansion Hotel @ Leith Street
Built before the turn of the 20th century by Cheong Fatt Tze, a successful businessman, diplomat and minister, the iconic Blue Mansion offers 18 beautiful rooms, each individually themed and furnished with luxurious amenities alongside precious heirlooms from the family's private collection.
Address: 14, Leith Street, 10200 Penang.
Price Range: RM500 to RM950 per night.
Contact Details: If you have any enquiries, call 04-262 0006 or e-mail [email protected]
For more info and photos, check out the website and Facebook page.
5. Noordin Mews @ Noordin Street
Set in a walled tropical garden with its own private swimming pool, the main building is a classic 1920s Peranakan shop house in straits eclectic style with its own laneway Mews. Sixteen air-conditioned bedrooms have 32-inch flat screen televisions, complimentary Wi-Fi and restored retro fittings and furniture.noordinmews.com
6. Campbell House @ Campbell Street
Beautifully restored with a contemporary touch, the 3-storey colonial corner shophouse comprises of 11 suites with decor that is described as "reflective of the island's rich melange of cultures where antique Chinese armchairs juxtapose against a Baroque chaise lounge". Also housed within the establishment is Italian restaurant 'Il Bacaro'.
Address: 106 Campbell Street, 10100 Georgetown, Penang.
Price Range: RM300 to RM500 per night.
Contact Details: Direct you enquiries via phone to 04-261 8290 or drop them a message via e-mail to [email protected]
Log on to the website and Facebook page for more info and photos.
7. Seven Terraces @ Stewart Lane
Converted from a row of seven 19th century Anglo Chinese terraces in one of Penang's heritage streets, the 18-suite luxurious boutique hotel perfectly encapsulates the Peranakan culture with its furnishings, artwork, and porcelain collection. Located within walking distance of several iconic landmarks, Seven Terraces also houses the Baba Bar (2.00pm to 10.00pm) and Kebaya Restaurant (open from 6.00pm to 10.00pm).
Address: 8 Stewart Lane, 10200 Penang. Hotel entrance is in Argus Lane.
Price Range: RM550 to RM1,400 per night.
Contact Details: For more details, call 04-264 2333 / 604-261 2862 or e-mail [email protected]
Check out the website for more info and take a virtual tour of the hotel on their Facebook page.
8. Loke Thye Kee Residences @ Burmah Road
Famously known for its Kopitiam and restaurant next door, the 5-suite Loke Thye Kee Residences is located in a row of five restored heritage shophouses on Penang Road, each featuring a mix of colonial-style and Straits Chinese architecture inspired by early 20th century Penang.
Address: 2, Burmah Road, 10050 Georgetown, Penang.
Price Range: RM500 to RM850 per night.
Contact Details: Call 04-264 1919 if you have an enquiries.
For more info and photos, check out their website and Facebook page.
9. Nam Keng @ Cintra Street
Named after one of the earliest established cities in China, Nam Keng Hotel is made up of 3 combined pre-war shophouses, with 8 elegant rooms tastefully decorated with antique furniture inspired by '60s Peranakan culture. The hotel is located in Cintra Street, only 15 minutes away from the furthest points of the historic walk of Georgetown.
Address: 17, Cintra Street, 10100 Georgetown, Penang.
Price Range: RM250 to RM350 per night.
Contact Details: Call 04-263 5177 or e-mail [email protected] if you have any enquiries.
For more info and photos, check out their website and Facebook page.
10. 23LoveLane Hotel @ Love Lane
Originally a private residence owned by European, this unique boutique heritage property boasts its own walled garden.
Address: 23, Love Lane, 10200 Georgetown, Penang.
Price Range: RM500 to RM3,000 per night.
Contact Details: For more info, call 04-262 1323 or e-mail [email protected]
Check out the website and Facebook page for more details and photos.
11. Clove Hall Residence @ Clove Hall Road
Located in a quiet residential street, Clove Hall Residence is a private Edwardian Anglo-Malay Bungalow housing six individual suites. Though it's far enough to provide an escape away from busy Georgetown, it's still within walking distance or a taxi ride away from the bustling town centre.
Address: 11, Clove Hall Road, 10050 Penang.
Price Range: RM575 to RM675 per night.
Contact Details: Call 04-229 0818 or e-mail [email protected] for more details.
To see more photos, check out Clove Hall's website and Facebook page.
12. Ren i Tang @ Lebuh Penang
13. Palanquinn Heritage Suites @ Bangkok Lane
Located in a colonial pre-war townhouse along a row of heritage houses in Bangkok Lane, PalanquInn Heritage Suites is a boutique Bed & Breakfast comprising of two private heritage suites. You'll also be a walking distance from Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram (Sleeping Buddha Temple) and a stone's throw from Gurney Drive and the town centre.
Address: 20, Bangkok Lane, 10250 Georgetown, Penang.
Price Range: RM170 to RM330 per night.
Contact Details: Direct your enquiries via phone call to 04-226 0385 / 012-405-5313 (Kelvyn Chuah) or e-mail to [email protected]
Check our the website and Facebook page for more details and photos!
14. Museum Hotel @ Jalan A.S. Mansor
Located in a restored historic building in the heart of Georgetown, each luxuriously appointed themed suite in Museum Hotel is one-of-a-kind, and a guests-only museum within the hotel features a remarkable private antique collection.
Address: No. 72, Jalan A.S. Mansor (off Transfer Road), 10050 Georgetown, Penang.
Price Range: RM136 to RM500 per night.
Contact Details: If you have any enquiries, call 04-226 6668 or e-mail [email protected]
Check out the website and Facebook page for more details and photos!
15. 1881 Chong Tian @ Jalan Pintal Tali
The first and only luxury gateway to 19th-century Chinatown of Penang, 1881 Chong Tian Cultural (Heritage) Hotel is set to be the first and the only one Chinese heritage hotel in Malaysia. Housed in a 130-year-old building, each suite is elegantly designed and furnished with priceless 19th century unique antique from the private collections of the hotel's owners.1881chongtian.com
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