I first found out about this hotel when a colleague told me about a wonderful dining experience at the mansion ( i will call it a mansion as u dont feel like u r staying at a hotel there). I decided to check out on the Mansion's website &TripAdvisor and read about all the positive comments! I stayed there for a night with my husband and my 2 yo girl.
1st of all, we almost missed the Mansion as the gate is very small and the front of the Mansion is secluded by fence crawlers. As we drove in, the Mansion looked impressive. We were already excited.
The gentleman at the lobby came to our car to get our bags. The reception greeted us by our name as we were the last ones to check in :) The welcome drink was refreshing. We were ushered to our room, Room 8 (the cheapest). Unfortunately the lock malfunctioned. We were immediately given Room 6 which was nearby & unoccupied, to rest. After about 20 minutes there was no response fr them. We called up the reception to ask & they were not sure how long the repair will take as the technician is not from the Mansion. After some hassle & bustle, we were given an option to upgrade to Room 1, which was bigger.
Room 1, was bigger. Unfortunately, we didnt realize that one of the blind was missing! However we were too exhausted to ask for another change. Anyway there were only 8 rooms in the Mansion.
Sounds like there was a rough start, but still, we were impressed w the room & hotel. Nepresso machine, complimentary minibar (drinks & snacks), complimetary dessert for supper, and a whole range of toiletries including a huge bottle of bubble bath which my little girl loved soo much that she didnt wanna go to the pool. I love the tiles in the bathroom and the huge bathtub, They provide H2o spa series toiletries. We could even surf internet on the TV, but it was a bit faulty. Ample of stationery w pretty paper clips. The bed was heavenly! Soft & comfy! Guarantee a good night sleep!
There were 2 eatery at the hotel, The Living Room, which is like a deli, opens till 12 am, & The Dining Room, for fine dining. I have read excellent reviews about both but we did not try as we prefer to go for local Penang food :)
All in all, i love the rooms! Love the Mansion. Will definitely come back IF there's a special deal on the rates :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eight Rooms at Macalister Mansion promises a quirky and sophisticated new destination to relax and unwind… Set amidst a lovingly restored colonial mansion that was built in the early 1900s, we invite you to embark with us on a luxuriously new boutique hotel adventure within each of our individually designed 8 suites. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Macalister Mansion Penang/George Town