Thinking of a holiday in the reputable UNESCO World Heritage Site - Georgetown of Penang - in Malaysia, but not sure where to stay for an unforgettable vacation? Conveniently located within the central area of the buzzing capital, Chulia Mansion is a relatively young boutique hotel established since July 2014. The hotel may be barely 2 years old, but it has already received many awards since its inception. Follow me on a virtual tour to find out why Chulia Mansion is worth all the attention for a memorable holiday in Penang!
Warm welcome upon arrival at the bright and spacious hotel lobby
Located at 413 Chulia Street, Chulia Mansion is a 5-storey shophouse-converted hotel that may not look too impressive to some on the outside at first glance. However, be in for a surprise as you enter the hotel lobby!
A stark contrast to its old exteriors, the hotel lobby on the ground floor is bright and spacious with contemporary furnishings. Established with an environmental-friendly concept, you can find plants everywhere in the hotel. Not only does this add a refreshing and airy touch to the surroundings, it also helps to beautify the hotel. Besides the physical factors, all hotel staff are professionally-trained to make you feel warmly welcomed with their impeccable service standards. That’s a great start to mark the beginning of an unforgettable stay, isn’t it?
Cosy room that feels just like home
All rooms at Chulia Mansion are tastefully furnished with modern amenities to make your stay a pleasant and comfortable one. The single-pane floor-to-ceiling window by the side of the room allows natural light in, without overly heating up the room with strong sunlight. In addition, cheery colours are used to brighten up the rooms, just like how the other parts of the hotel are designed to make you feel at home. The hotel may be right smack in the centre of the vibrant city, but rest assured the cosy rooms are designed in such a way you can have a quiet and great rest, away from all the hype outside.
Besides all the typical room amenities that other hotels also provide, such as complimentary Wi-Fi, en-suite bathroom, 32-inch TV with cable channels, Chulia Mansion provides complimentary drinks at the Rooftop Bar and up to 1 kilogram worth of free laundry service for every night you stay at the hotel! Isn’t this awesome? Bet this thoughtful gesture is definitely welcomed by all guests!
Chill out at the rooftop bar at night with a view of the bustling Georgetown
Don’t forget to redeem your complimentary drinks at the rooftop bar, located on the highest floor (level 5) of Chulia Mansion. Each guest is entitled to 1 complimentary drink from any soft drinks at the bar, red or white wines. Opened from 6pm every evening till late, the bar provides the perfect place for you to chill out with your travel mates, while enjoying the breeze and extensive view of Georgetown from the rooftop at night. If the complimentary drink isn’t enough to last you for the night, feel free to order other drinks, which are reasonably priced.
Succumb to the tempting food and beverage selection in the hotel cafe throughout the day
Oh, and did I mention about the complimentary buffet breakfast and free flow of beverages and snacks available at the hotel cafeteria on level 2? If you stay at Chulia Mansion, not only are you spoilt for choices with the extensive variety of mouth-watering Penang street food out there, even if you choose not to step out of the hotel, you will not go hungry!
The hotel room rate includes a sumptuous spread of buffet breakfast every morning till 10 am. Chulia may be a small boutique hotel and not part of a big hotel chain, but don’t underestimate the variety of its breakfast spread. You will be delighted to find unique items such as Eggs Benedict, Ginger Creme Brulee, Mini Seafood Burger alongside the usual breakfast suspects like toast, cereals and croissants.
After breakfast, you can go out to explore and have fun in the charming Georgetown. Need to take a breather from the sweltering heat after a day of interesting activities in the bustling city? Return to the hotel cafeteria for a free flow of coffee or tea, sweet and savoury biscuits, as well as yummy ice cream from 2 pm onwards! You won’t say no to such tantalising treats at zero cost, will you?
Impressive boutique hotel stay for a cosy holiday in Penang
From 220 MYR (~55 USD) per night in a Deluxe Twin room, Chulia Mansion is definitely the ideal choice for a comfortable vacation in the centre of Georgetown. With an accessible location to all major attractions and dining spots in the city, round-the-clock delectable food and beverages, as well as a cosy and quiet room to retreat for the night, this price is definitely a steal for a perfect getaway in Penang. Furthermore, by staying in an eco-friendly concept hotel like Chulia Mansion, you will feel less guilty while enjoying your holiday. No wonder it has received so many awards and travel recommendations to date!
So what are you waiting for? Go ahead to book a stay at Chulia Mansion now and enjoy your holiday!