8 Beautiful Heritage Stays In Penang For Your Next Getaway


Ili •  Dec 01, 2020

[UPDATED 21st March 2022]

A road trip to Penang is always a good idea! While its amazing halal food and Instagrammable spots promise a great trip, staying at a beautiful heritage hotel in Penang is bound to take your getaway to the next level. Check out our list below and see what the amazing island has to offer!

1. 23 Love Lane

Nestled in the heart of Love Lane in George Town, 23 Love Lane is a beautiful boutique hotel that is worthy of note for its careful heritage restoration. Comprising of several heritage buildings built across the 1800s, the hotel houses 10 rooms that are all unique and eclectic in their own ways. Beautifully decorated with the owner’s private collection of antiques and artwork, aesthetically pleasing to the eyes! After a long day of touring Penang, you’d be delighted to return to a serene oasis to rest and relax ?

Featuring 6 types of rooms with high ceilings, full-length shutter windows, fluffy king-sized beds and spacious bathrooms in addition to basic necessities like television, safe and bottled water, there's something to suit every kind of party - from families and couples to even group of friends. And while you can look forward to the unique charm that each space brings, one thing's for sure: you'll still get a good night's rest no matter which room you're in.

Rates: Starts from RM371 on Agoda

Address: 23 Lorong Love, 10200 George Town, Penang

Contact: +604 262 1323

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2. Areca Hotel 

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Situated within a short walking distance from KOMTAR, Areca Hotel is a boutique hotel in Penang that spans 12 shophouses. It has been meticulously restored to its former glory after years of renovation, with its historical structure carefully preserved. The common area of the boutique hotel has beautiful natural lighting and is decorated with potted plants, cosy chairs and colourful tiling.

There are 48 rooms available at Areca Hotel Penang, ranging from spacious family suites to garden rooms. If you're on a couple's getaway in Penang, you'll love the Heritage Room. With a king-size bed sitting in the heart of the room, the sight of the antique wardrobe and vintage Chinese doors will feel like a step back in time.

Rate: Starts at RM181 on Agoda

Address: 5, Jalan Khoo Sian Ewe, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Contact: +604 261 0050

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3. Muntri Mews

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Muntri Mews has an interesting background - it used to be an area where horse carriages were parked! Comprising a collection of buildings, it has been remade into a stylish boutique hotel in Penang that retains much of the original architecture and interior. Located along Muntri Street, the hotel is just a stone's throw away from popular areas like Little India, Chulia Street and more.

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The rooms are spacious with different sizes accommodating between two and six people. Whether you're travelling as a couple or with family and friends, you'll have a comfortable place to rest!

Rate: Starts at RM371 on Agoda

Address: 77, Muntri Street, 10200 Georgetown, Penang

Contact: +604 263 5125

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4. Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

Built in the late 1800s, this UNESCO award-winning Cheong Fatt Tze - Blue Mansion has fine interiors and antique furniture. Filled with a tranquil courtyard, louvred windows, gold-carved screens, tall pillars and ceilings, the mansion became super popular after it was featured in the movie Crazy Rich Asians.

Rest and relax as you enjoy the experience of staying in the beautiful mansion. Get your cameras clicking to this oh-so-Instagrammable mansion, perfect for your #ootd shots! Better yet, you can relive the Crazy Rich Asian experience by enjoying a blissful Nyonya afternoon tea.

The room boasts authentic 19th-century furniture throughout and is complemented with modern necessities like HD television, lightning-speed internet connection and a rain shower. It almost feels like you’re transported back in time during your stay at the mansion ?

Rate: Starts at RM476 on Agoda

Address: 14, Lebuh Leith, 10200 George Town, Penang

Contact: +604 262 0006

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5. Seven Terraces

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At Seven Terraces, honeymooners will appreciate the Terraced Duplex Suite that is made for two. Families, on the other hand, will have a tough time choosing between the Argus or Stewart Apartment that comes with a spacious lounge, sleeping area as well as delicious breakfasts and afternoon teas.

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Dramatically outfitted with traditional Chinese architecture, staying the night at Seven Terraces is a dream for many. You’ll be blown away by the beautifully quaint rooms that reside within the 19th-century Anglo-Chinese terrace houses.

#HHWT Tip: Seven Terraces is within walking distance from local attractions such as The Camera Museum, Penang State Museum, and Masjid Kapitan Keling.

Rate: Starts at RM636 on Agoda

Address: Stewart Lane, 10200 Georgetown, Penang

Contact: +604 261 8888

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6. The Edison

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The Edison has the perfect balance of historical charm and modern chic. With only 35 rooms available, you'll be promised luxury, privacy and uber comfort. You can choose to chill by the private pool at their cosy cabanas or the airy central courtyard if you don’t feel like heading out into the bustling streets of Penang ?

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If you do wish to indulge in some good ol' street food, the hotel is nearby popular food spots such as Hameed Sup, Deen Maju Nasi Kandar, Hammediyah Nasi Kandar and more!

Rate: Starts at RM372 on Agoda

Address: 15 Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 George Town, Penang

Contact: +604 262 2990

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7. Jawi Peranakan Mansion

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Treat yourself to a whole new level of luxury at the deluxe heritage establishment Jawi Peranakan Mansion. Jawi Peranakan Mansion is owned by Hotelier Christopher Ong of Seven Terraces, Muntri Mews and Muntri Grove fame.

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With most of its interiors and decorations inspired by the Mughal style, this 8 mansion rooms heritage hotel will surely be the reason to stay in Penang even longer! ?

Rate: Starts at RM350 on Agoda

Address: 153, Jalan Hutton, George Town, 10050 George Town, Penang

Contact: +604-261 8888

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8. Eastern & Oriental Hotel

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Luxurious yet cosy, the furnishings of the hotel from its overall architecture, to even the smallest details such as wallpapers and light switches are straight out of a colonial design magazine! ?

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You'll even get to enjoy the best of Penang: its excellent location with the sea on one side and the heritage site of George Town on the other! ? Their bathtub overlooks the vast ocean, which is just so peaceful!

Rate: Starts at RM700 on Agoda

Address: 10, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Penang

Contact: +60 4-222 2000

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