Me and my friends booked this hotel because we were looking for a budget hotel. We were able to get the family room that can accommodate 5 for cheap, with a free breakfast as part of the deal.
Another reason why I chose this hotel over the other many cheap hotels in Penang is because it's like reliving history. Old buildings are part of the Penang charm, and staying in one makes the experience even better. This used to be the residence of British officials, and that's reason enough for any history buff to stay here.
For the price that we paid (just over 130SGD a night for a family room with 2 doubles and 1 single), it's definitely fantastic value. Please there's breakfast that is served daily in the cafe beside the lobby. Don't expect to much from breakfast though! It's nothing fantastic, just some Malaysia basics, coffee, and some juice.
The pool is a nice addition, and we were able to use it on the last day. Plus, there's free parking for our rental car!
Since the building is very old, it would be expected that the interiors are a little worn out. The beds smell a little musty, but fortunately, no bed bugs! Also, the toilet is not up to my standards. The aircon was also a little weak in the room we stayed in, probably because it's a large room.
I would probably stay here again when I return to Penang. Yes, it's old - the name of the hotel is 1926, so that's expected! And yes, there are some misses, like the room smell and the breakfast. But, it's such great value that I don't mind. Also, the novelty of staying in a small, historic hotel in a small, history city cannot be beaten. Would choose this over soul-less international chains.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 1926 Heritage Hotel has just undergone a refurbishing program which involves changing of all furniture an bedding in all categories of room, the basic amenities are 32" LCD flat panel TVs, tea and coffee making and mini fridge (with the exception of standard room and cottage room) Free wi-fi is standard feature in all rooms and in the public areas.The original building was built in 1926, the property once served as a home to British colonial immigration officers and local administrators of Penang. Located off Imigresen Road and Burma Road, 1926 Heritage Hotel occupies 24 heritage link houses beautifully restored to its former glory.In 1999 The State Government of Penang under PDC (Penang Development Corporation) invested a significant amount of funds to refurbish this colonial property as a heritage hotel with most of its Anglo-Malay architectural essence still intact. Surrounded by spacious rooms, wooden interiors, long corridors, balmy balconies, beautiful victorian windows as well as pictures of the old Penang, a sense of nostalgia can be felt throughout the property. And we top that experience with warm, friendly service.The Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the historic city of Georgetown, founded in 1786 by Captain Francis Light. Listed as a UNESCO heritage city, Georgetown is a one of a kind melting pot of cultures, heritage, foods and festivals from diverse communities.1926 Heritage Hotel is all about bringing you the wholesome experience of the British colonial era and the spirit of Malaysian hospitality from the very moment you step into our lobby. We at 1926 Heritage Hotel are ever ready to go the extra mile to ensure your stay with us will be most memorable. Your satisfaction is our number one priority and we hope that every second you spend with us will be filled with nostalgia of the colonial era. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 1926 Heritage Hotel Penang/George Town