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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 3 night in the Presidential Suite (Room 1 & 7 connecting). Upon arrival at the hotel about 4pm, the staff who greet us seems unsure about our booking. We would expect our rooms to be ready as it was already 4pm, however, the staff told us to have some tea at the reception area till 10 mins later, I... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I stayed in the hotel as my original booking was cancelled at the last moment and I had to seek refuge somewhere late night. The hotel is conveniently located near the markets and culture hubs of Penang. The staff is courteous and welcoming. The interiors are beautifully maintained and are tastefully decorated. The room was huge with all wooden furniture... More 

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seahkokheng1881, Front Office at 1881 Chong Tian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear WanderlustFeet Good day to you. Thank you for your comment here. We will try our best to upgrade for breakfast and serve better for guest. You can have a try in our restaurant for next time trip here since you not tried yet. At last thanks again and have a nice day. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

1881 was a random find walking in from the street. Georgetown is mostly full of cheap hostels and we were searching for a hotel of slightly higher caliber in the center of all the action. The location is perfect and we found it to be a true gem in the hostel jungle. We were warmly greated and offered delicious jasmine... More 

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seahkokheng1881, Front Office at 1881 Chong Tian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Syndrum Good day to you. Thank you for your comments here. We appreciate, and we will look more into your suggestion that given. Lastly, we would lie to thanks you again for choosing us as your stay and we do looking forward to greet you again in the future. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

nice design room with antique decoration,enjoy old style living ... important is good location...located at heritage area and just a few walk to Komtar. nice food in their restaurant, recommended.....

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seahkokheng1881, Front Office at 1881 Chong Tian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lynn Good day to you. Thanks for your comment. You can come again for next time Cheer and have a nice day. More 

Gelugor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Have delicious Eastern Restaurant, that is lavishly decorated and blended into the historical age old surroundings. The Chinese cuisines are specially prepared by Chef, its wonderful taste. And also the hotel service is good and friendly.

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seahkokheng1881, Front Office at 1881 Chong Tian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lai Good day to you. We're so glad your compliment toward our hotel and restaurant. hoping see you again. thanks More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I stayed here for 2 nights and had a wonderful time. The hotel is down a quiet side street in the heart of town, and I love the unique décor of the rooms - wonderful Chinese furniture, bedding etc. - anything but bland! If you're looking for a room that feels like it's part of some grand old home rather... More 

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seahkokheng1881, Front Office at 1881 Chong Tian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dan Good day to you Sorry for our late reply. thank you for your compliment toward our hotel. We're so glad to hear that you have a wonderful stay here. Thank you and have a nice day More 

Ipoh, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

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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seahkokheng1881, Front Office at 1881 Chong Tian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ian Good day to you. Sorry for our late reply. thanks for your comment here. And also thanks to you on behalf our staff here. we also hope to see you in future. Good luck and have a nice day More 

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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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seahkokheng1881, Front Office at 1881 Chong Tian Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rich, Good day to you. We're so pleased to hear from you. we're hope see you in future, Penang is really a great place, and worth to come back again. Once again thank you, good luck to you. More 

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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
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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 

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