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Chulia Heritage Hotel
Ranked #35 of 85 Hotels in George Town
Reviewed 20 March 2012

If you are looking for a fuss-free, clean and new accommodation in the heart of the city, Chulia Heritage might be the one for you. We were in Penang for a wedding and needed a family room below RM300 in the city centre and Chulia Heritage fits the bill. Our room is quite small with 2 double beds, attached bathroom, flat screen tv mounted to the wall, a mini fridge, a hairdryer, a cupboard, room sleepers, new and fluffy towels, soap bar, body shampoo and tea/coffee making facility.

There are 2 family rooms here, the one with attached batroom is on the ground floor just next to the reception and the one on the top floow will have to use common bathroom.

If you drive, there's ample parking bays. Cafes and restaurants are aplenty along the road.

The few staff I met were young and friendly lot and they will assist you as best as they could.

There's a lounging area with sofas on the front area of the hotel where you can just chill out with a book. Wifi is free and very efficient.

The only downside I would say is if you choose rooms on the ground floor, you might have to endure some noise coming from the wooden floors on the upper floor especially if there are kids on the top floor. But if you need own bathroom, I am not sure if the top floor rooms have it, please check before confirming your booking. Nevertheless, even though there were some foot thumping noises during the day time, we had great sleep on both nites we were there as the mattress and pillows were so fluffy and comfy and the air-conditioning unit worked perfectly.

Room Tip: To avoid foot thumping noises, choose the top floor but you will need to leave your shoes at the sta...
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

Stayed there for 3 nights and overall quite impressed with this place. Car parks aren't usually occupied as most occupants are overseas travelers. Facade was white and impressive. Its not your usual hotel. Its like a mansion with lots of room with heritage ambiance (high ceiling and structures).

The bedroom was white setting but more importantly, very neat and comfy. Toilet is a small but again very neat and not a problem. (Note: shower will get most of the area wet :)).

Location was superb. Lots of places to walk to and eateries. Near the famous Chendol store and Komtar area. All walking distance.

Staff is quite helpful. Happy to help out when asked.

They provided free wifi services which was a bonus.

Room Tip: Hint: As this is like a mansion , try to get a room with attached bathroom and away from the lobby...
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 March 2012

Some very good things:
- Clean rooms
- Very clean sheets and towels
- Smiling staff and friendly welcome
- We were able to borrow a (tiny) umbrella when it rained

A few things I enjoyed less:
- Shared bathrooms were not very clean; drains didn't all clear quickly; sinks were gross
- Saw people washing their clothes in the shared sink, that shouldn't be allowed
- Old floors = noisy
- Doors slam which is also noisy
- Mattress wasn't great - my husband was sore all day
- I'm not a fan of the "no-shoes" policy in a hotel, but that's just me!

All in all, I think it's a good option for the price range and in light of some of the other places on this street.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2012

My wife and I recently stumbled across this hotel looking for something a little better than most of the dives we came across in Georgetown. It was a breath of fresh air after seeing some of the other places in the area. For starters it was clean, which can't be said for many of the other hostels and guesthouses. It was also set back off the road which made it a lot quieter. They have options for most budget ranges; everything from shared bathrooms to private rooms to fit entire families. They had satellite tv with my English channel options and nice hot water bathrooms. My only complaint is that it was a little pricey for SE Asia, but that seems to be the norm in Georgetown. We couldn't find a private bathroom room for less than 75RM anywhere in town. If you are willing to spend a little more, this is definitely a great place to check out.

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Reviewed 28 February 2012

A great Hotel in the centre of things yet set back off the main street, which makes it nice and quiet. Spotless clean with lovely friendly staff. My only comment was the walls between each room were not finished off properly and had gaps at the windows, So you could hear people in the next room. Im sure at this stage it should have been rectified. Well worth visit.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

A lovely cahracter hotel bang in the centre of things on Lebuh Chulia but set back off the main street so nice and quiet. All-white decor, largish rooms with good basic facilities- excellent value for money.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

Excellent value, the clean and clear environment provided me a good rest.
The location is good and have a lot of good food nearby. It is also very convenient to a lot of heritage spots.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Chulia Heritage Hotel

Address: 380 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in George Town
Price Range: £13 - £31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chulia Heritage Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chulia Heritage Hotel - the ideal hotel for traveller which offers high standard accommodation and personalized services in a stylish manner. Culture and history combined to create an atmosphere of luxurious living. Chulia Heritage Hotel is strategically located within the core zone of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Penang, where is no doubt the traveller favorite must-visit place while holidaying in Penang. ... more   less 
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