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1881 Chong Tian Hotel

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38, 40, 42 Jalan Pintal Tali, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ipoh, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for three nights over Christmas and although there were none of the traditional decorations (it is very Chinese) it was perfect. Everything associated with UNESCO heritage is within walking distance and we never used the car at all. The food was well presented and the staff were delightful. We shall return!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

First impressions are very important. Due to an error in booking during Marathon weekend, we were not able to stay at chongtian for the first night. Prior to the trip Caroline, the manager, called me to apologize for the issue. She immediately assured us we'd be picked up at the airport and brought to another hotel and that the costs... More 

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20 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

My mother & I stayed for 4 nights. We enjoyed the old world charm (this started out as a purpose built hotel since 1881) and the welcoming staff. We stayed in two rooms, both were very very spacious, the room on the top floor had extremely high ceiling, and also flooded with lights through both windows & light wells. The... More 

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seahkokheng1881, Manager at 1881 Chong Tian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Value Guests: Thanks you for accommodating your stay at 1881 Chong Tian Hotel. Thank you for the compliments on best value for the quality of accommodation & services, and the personable experience. We are so grateful that we could serve you as our pleasant guests. We are apologize for the experienced loud noise from the streets and wedding functions.... More 

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Stayed 2 nights (too long) at this hotel; to be fair - am not a fan of heritage boutique hotels but had no choice as all our other top picks for hotels were fully booked due to the year-end holidays. Paid RM300+ p/room p/night for the last room (Room #4) at 1881, only to find a badly-lit broom cabinet of... More 

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seahkokheng1881, Manager at 1881 Chong Tian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Value Guests, We are sorry for what had happened for your previous stay at 1881 Chong Tian Hotel. For your info, we are not allowed to put passenger lift due to the preservation of the heritage look and to avoid destroyed the structure of the building which is under heritage zone. We are different with other commercial hotels which... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Small boutique hotel smack in the heritage trail. Ideal location for a short 2-3night stay. Didn't manage to have a glimpse of the rooms tho. Chinese antique enthusiasts will have a great time here esp if one is interested in opium beds. Had the opportunity to taste the food - had a set menu of 6 courses of fusion food.... More 

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seahkokheng1881, Manager at 1881 Chong Tian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Value Guests: Thank you for the wonderful support in 1881 Chong Tian Hotel. It is pleasure to hear that the food was fantastic and by far the best dining in 1881. We appreciate your stay with us. Thank you very much. Yours sincerely Seah Kok Heng Managing Director 1881 Chong Tian Hotel More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Heard about this interesting hotel and stayed a few days. The decor is authentic and you get really beautifully decorated rooms. Service is good and location very convenient to the town centre. FThe restaurant food is very good too. Will come back to try the other rooms too. Highly recommended for unique experience.

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seahkokheng1881, Manager at 1881 Chong Tian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Value Guests, We are grateful to have you as our guest in 1881 Chong Tian Hotel. Thank you for the compliments and sharing good thoughts with us. It is pleasure to serve you better as our pleasant guest. Thank You. Yours sincerely Seah Kok Heng Managing Director 1881 Chong Tian Hotel More 

Cairns, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Arrived a little tired from the long flight from Australia to a pleasant surprise of an upgrade to the "President Room". Just a beautiful huge room with an enormous bathroom complete with rain head shower and double spa bath. Staff are all lovely but especially Caroline who is the type of person who makes you smile to be around. Only... More 

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seahkokheng1881, Manager at 1881 Chong Tian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Value Guests, Thank you for the great review and choosing 1881 Chong Tian Hotel as your accomodation. It is pleasure to hear that you enjoy during the stay. Thank you for the praise on the staff and room. Thank you for sharing the wonderful experience. Yours Sincerely Seah Kok Heng Managing Director 1881 Chong Tian Hotel More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My wife and I stayed overnight for our 10 yr anniversary, and we very much enjoyed this special place in the heart of Georgetown, almost the full 24 hrs ;) I had booked the most expensive room (the Seah suite). To apologise for the noise we got an additional more quiet room because the rooftop cafe was being fixed up.... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
27 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Out of curiosity, my wife and I checked into this premier “boutique” hotel for a night. In Penang, we think that this is not just any other boutique hotel. There is actually something very special about the theme of the hotel which gives out a feeling of luxury surrounded by valuable antiques and heirlooms. We stayed in a deluxe room... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This hotel is a Chinese heritage hotel and is beautifully designed. The rooms are luxurious and absolutely gorgeous. However there is not much service. No breakfast, no room service etc. Still a pleasant place to stay

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