If you want to stay in a hotel which gives you a homely feel, right to the breakfast served, then this 8-room hotel is it. The minute you check in, the hospitality begins. Like a home, you have to leave your footwear downstairs and walk around barefoot. I kid you not when I say that you actually feel you’re at home. The person managing the hotel, Prema, and her 2 colleagues, Celeste and Nelson, take care of your needs. I don't think I ever heard them utter the word no. There’s always a personal touch. Celeste baked delicious bread and scones for us and when she found out that we might not have time for breakfast the next day, she served the scones for us to try the night before. My friends and I stayed in the loft room – big enough for 4 adults. It is a nice design and the stairs to the loft within the room do not creak. The only thing we had to get used to was that the toilet has a curtain for a door. The wifi in the room is a bit weak but its not a a major problem. The hotel is next to a mosque but the windows are thick enough for you not to be awakened by the prayer call if you want to sleep in. If you have kids, this hotel is perfect for you too. Remember, this hotel is on No, 5 Lorong Lumut – don't mistake it for another one elsewhere. The location is fantastic. There are very interesting shops and cafes nearby. One of the cafes you have to try is the Downtown Heritage Cafe (No. 149, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling). The food, drinks and service are fantastic. Try the Nasi Ayam Ketut -- the rendang is out of this world. Also, there’s a push-cart guy next to the café selling mee goring (fried noodle). We were told that he’s a 3rd generation cook. The mee goreng is amazing. A must try too!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An award-winning boutique hotel in the core UNESCO Heritage Zone of George Town, Penang, truly presents its charming history and cultural richness by its Moroccan, Spanish, Indian and local flavoured interior decor. Spices Boutique Residence Hotel was presented with the “Adaptive Reuse" Award by the Architectural Association (Malaysia) in 2014. Spices is made up of 4 unique pre-war houses and it current houses 8 individually designed guest rooms. Lumut Lane was once the centre of Islamic studies and one of the earliest Malay settlement in George Town that was frequented by traders from the Malay Archipelago, Arab and India. Back then, spices was indeed one of the main trade……hence the name Spices Boutique Residence Hotel. A petite garden with a preserved big tree (>150 years) co-exist with the building and some evergreen trees which form the canopy of the garden. Spices is surrounded with an abundance of heritage buildings and museums, and not to mention world class street arts. Spices Hotel is managed by Spices Collection chain of boutique accommodation with the theme, "LIVE . LOVE . LAUGH. SPICE". #spicescollection #spiceshotel #sweetcili ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Spices Hotel Penang/George Town