Most of what i write here will be obsolete soon. The House has two wings. One of them is currently under renovation and will be completed soon. The other wing will then close for renovation.
having seen the rooms before and after i can say that the new rooms will have slightly less charm, but better soundproofing and bathrooms. you gain some, you lose some ;-)
The building is beautiful and it was a pleasure to stay here. staff is helpful. Keep in mind it's more of a B&B experience than a 5* experience (although the prices may approach 5* level after renovation is done...)
There are many heritage hotels in Georgetown but most of them have an old facade and the interior has been gutted. Cheong Fatt Tze has many of the original details, including in the rooms, which makes it a very different experience from most of the boutique hotels which sell an ersatz heritage experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come Home to Historic Splendour 'ONE OF 10 GREATEST MANSIONS IN THE WORLD' LONELY PLANET 2011 A Grand Mansion conceived and constructed by a Grand Man; an eminent edifice which History calls Home; a peerless representation of the Paradigm Chinese Courtyard House – the Cheong Fatt Tze “Blue” Mansion has been perfectly poised for over a century on firm foundations of architectural, cultural and historic superlatives. Essentially an ‘heirloom with rooms’, today, the Mansion readily bequeaths its charms to visitors who are able to indulge in Exclusive Heritage Homestays; **Guided Tours; and Tailored Functions on its premises. Reputedly the favourite home of the “Last Mandarin and First Capitalist of China”, the Mansion is undoubtedly the favourite home of George Town. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion Hotel Georgetown
- Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion Penang/George Town