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Cintra Heritage House
Ranked #32 of 169 George Town B&B and Inns
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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34 reviews
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“Nice place but”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Good location within the heritage zone and convenient walk to a lot of eating places as well as heritage sights. But do not have own car parks so left to your luck to secure a roadside public car park. Advised the hotel staff that they should at least have available parking coupons that can be purchased by the guests as a convenience and service for the guests.
The hotel have a cosy courtyard where you can hangout and have your cup of tea. But the deluxe room that I stayed in was located at the front which is exposed to the traffic noise which are pretty loud. The front desk was very accommodating when I asked for a change of room the second day and the new room located at the back was much quieter .
Overall enjoyed my stay and the staffs were friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms at the back to avoid noise from traffic.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kelowna, Canada
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Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

Cintra House is located in a perfect location. It is walking distance to all the wonderful sites of Georgetown. We stayed in three different rooms as we extended our stay and all were great. Room 202 and 203 were fantastic. They faced the street so you can watch people go by. They bring in a lot of natural light when you open the shutters. They are more noisy at night but the good out weighed the noise. We stayed one night in 205. This room was smaller but also quieter. The staff at the hotel are very friendly! The manager was less friendly than her staff but you can't win them all!

Stayed February 2014
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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81 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Had my one night stay with Chulia and am quite satisfied. The staff were very friendly and accomodating during my check-in to the hotel. As double room with private bath are fully booked, I've got an upgrade to a triple-bed room with private bath for free. The basic amenities were good. The beds and towel are clean, so is the floor. Each room provides complimentary bottled water and some hot drinks. The hairdryer are good to use as well. Overall it's a pleasant stay with Chulia. I would recommend for those who are looking for a decent and affordable hotel. Price for the double-bed room with private bath cost around RM130-150(inclusive of tax). And it's also stategically located in the city, not too far walk away from reggae mansion/reggae bar.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

What a beautiful hotel. It is a heritage listed building and is stunning. The rooms were hotel size not your usual asian size… It was clean and the bed comfortable. The bathroom was modern the shower hot. The atmosphere and ambience was relaxing and calm and we would have loved to stay longer but had to catch a flight the next morning. There is a restaurant in the building. We will return. It is in a great location of Chulia street.. walking distance to the Prangin Mall, Little India and Armenian street. We had a room next to a mosque so were woken at 4:30am with loud speaker 'praying'.

Room Tip: we had room 205 'Duke"…right next to mosque. very early wake up. very loud!
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

I've stayed at Cintra twice and it is by far the best hotel I have stayed at in Georgetown. The building truly captures the essence of Georgetown heritage. With a little garden cafe in the courtyard, it is a beautifully serene sight to wake up to.

The walls of the room is perfectly solid as it shields you from the burning afternoon heat and keeps the room clean and well ventilated even without the air-conditioner switched on.

Rooms are very clean and cozy, bathroom is well equipped and the shower is fantastic! The bed is comfortable but you may have to request for a less lumpy pillow.
The staff are wonderful and very helpful. Breakfast is decent with an option of continental or local. Excellent place to stay for solo travelers and couples.

Location is quite central too. Nearby the famous Penang Road Cendol and other delicacies. Less that 10 minutes walk to Armenian Street and Little India and Lebuh Kimberly (where all the great hawker stalls are situated at night). Surrounded with fabulous hipster cafes, nearest is Mugshot Cafe on Lebuh Chulia, great bagels and coffee for brunch.

Overall, a great stay if you are willing to pay an extra RM50 to RM100 in comparison to the other Inns and hotels. But really, for absolute comfort and its charming character, it is definitely worth it!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2013 via mobile

This is a tough review to write. I really wanted to like this place, as I will be back in Georgetown in a week and didn't want to have to look for new accommodation.
The building is beautiful, well-restored and with modern upgrades (bathrooms, AC, etc). Breakfast is more than you usually get, and I like that you can refill your water bottle in the restaurant. Wifi works well. Pretty good location. I love the wooden floors and I love the look of the wooden shutters.
But it is these wooden shutters that cause the noise problem. My room, open to the central courtyard, escapes the traffic noise, although I do hear the call to prayer from the nearby mosque (which is lovely and not disturbing). But during the night I can hear every conversation in the hallways and this morning i was awoken by the reception phone ringing at 7:15 am. It rang 3 separate times, once I counted for 30 rings. It was not answered. I'm sure it woke up everyone in the building (except any staff member who was in duty).
The other problem is that the hotel allows smoking in the hallways, and the smoke gets sucked into your room through the wooden blinds. It was so smoky in my room this morning I was worried that the staff would accuse me of smoking in there!
If the windows could be sealed with double-paned glass, and if it became a nonsmoking hotel, I'd be back.

Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Columbus, Ohio
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120 reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2013 via mobile

I had a great time at Cintra house. The staff is fantastic and my room while small was very comfortable and an oasis from the heat during the afternoons. The hotel is an excellent renovation of a Chinese home at the turn if the century with wooden shutters so their is some noise at times but the charm of the house more than compensated! I would definitely stay again and wish I could have stayed longer.

Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Cintra Heritage House
Address: no 1 Lebuh Cintra, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 169 B&Bs / Inns in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Cintra Heritage House 3*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
CINTRA HERITAGE HOUSE- The building are shop houses featuring the Southern Chinese Eclectic style and which was built around 1840 -1900’s and once served as a Hair Dressing Saloon for the Japanese Officers and local administrators of Penang during the Post period from 1940’s – 1960's. Building style features Chinese influences on the carved Timber Doors, Air vents, Air wells, Gable end. European and Indian influence on the Louvered shutters, U or V –shaped terracotta tiles. The Cintra Heritage House occupies 4 link-shop houses that have been beautifully restored by master craftsmen mostly done by hand to what it looks like as of today. ... more   less 
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