Firstly, the quiet location at Lebuh Armenian was lovely. It was tranquil with minimal traffic. It is also conveniently located in Georgetown, close to good food at Lebuh Chulia and Chowrasta market. Very easy walking distance once you get the hang of the roads.
The Phoniex Room where we stayed was nice. Old and yet new. It was very clean and airconditioned. It took a while for the airconditioning to turn the rooms cold because of the high ceilings. The bed was excellent and you were really left alone (except when they cleaned up the room). So you felt like it was your house. Located on the third floor, you also had access to use the water dispenser and fridge on the 2nd floor with the common living area. They even provided some local biscuits for you to help yourself. We felt that we took the better room as the other room did have to share the living room with other guests while you had your own thing going on in the Phoniex Room.
Only complaint was the lack of additional pillows. My wife and I had to buy 2 more since we had difficulty sleeping without the extras. We left them at the hotel (hope they leave it for other guests to use) after we left. The toilet developed a little fault in the flushing system on our last day there (water could not stop flowing). Nothing major though.
Overall, a very peaceful place. Good for couples.
- Also Known As:
- Straits Heritage Penang/George Town