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Straits Collection

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   89-95 Armenian Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Ranked #39 of 99 Georgetown B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

My initial reaction when I arrived was disappointing as I am more used to staying in hotels like the Shangri-La but I soon adapted and in hindsight we really got to appreciate the real Georgetown. Initially we stayed in no. 91 before going off to Kuching for a few days and then came back and stayed in no. 95 which... More

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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Our family stayed for a night where we book 2 units of the collection recently. It was definitely in the heart of the Georgetown Heritage Zone with all the sights within a short walk away. The place is very busy througout day (probably because of CNY celebration) except for late nights or early morning. The ambience was great and we... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Stayed in 91 unit. Friendly owners and comfortable clean rooms. Location is right smack in the city centre. However, rooms are located at 2nd level with steep steps, and we placed our luggage on ground floor instead. Would not recommend for family with young kids or people with joint problem. Heard early chanting/ prayers @ 6am and about 10-11pm-ish thus... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I stayed in Armenia Street 91 for a couple of weeks until my new lap top was stolen through the window bars from a table 6 feet in the room. The hotel rooms are in a very exposed area and there is no security and no CCTV. The owner of the place did not even apologize. She just had the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

Gorgeous location and accommodation was very spacious and clean. Loved sleeping under the mosquito nets! The shower was sensational and the little courtyard lovely. The furniture suited the accommodation but was a little uncomfortable and the second bedroom was bright overnight as the street light shone in. Would definitely recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

We went to Georgetown in February 2013 and could not have picked a better location, at a quiet spot along a central artery of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. These are old Chinese shop houses, so do not expect slick and modern, however they are full of charm, and happy colours. Ours was spotless, airy and comfortable. From here we... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

We spent 3 nights in Penang. Wonderful town with plenty of good food and warm locals. The Straits Collection was recommended to me by a friend who is a local. Therefore I had no qualms about booking this property. Location wise we had no complaints because it was in the middle of Georgetown. With the price that we paid, we... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We spent a night in Penang, initially wanted to lookout for street food in Penang! Found this old charm and we had a wonderful pleasant stay for the weekend! Staff was very Friendly and we received Complimentary Welcome Drink at China House! Its totally a different experience. To those who appreciate old antiquity, this place is highly recommended! I am... More

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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Georgetown is a wonderful place. A beautiful old colonial town, with lots of British and Chinese influences. And lots of colorful two storage houses. We loved it, especially the Chinese kongsis and their temples. And the street markets and the food courts and the places of worship (buddhist, islamic and hindu). We loved about all of it. But were to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

We stayed here for my partner's birthday and the very kind staff helped make it a special day. The property itself is wonderfully unique with lovely furnishing.We also ate at the nearby sister China House for a meal, which was fantastic. Would stay again.

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Address: 89-95 Armenian Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Straits Collection 3*
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Retail, restaurants and residences in antique Chinese shophouses located in the core zone of UNESCO Heritage Georgetown, Penang. ... more   less 
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