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Cintra Heritage House

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   no: 1, 3, 5, 7 Lebuh Cintra, Georgetown, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
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Ranked #34 of 102 Georgetown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013
Judy12343 Sydney, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Stayed one night, was intending to stay for 2. Although not pricey, the service and quality is not hotel standard. Would rather spend 100 ringgit less and stay in a hostel, which is what I did the second night. The room was small with no window. Bed was hard. Breakfast was average and like what I got at the hostel,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Cintra is a relatively-recently renovated heritage building that has retained its personality. It's a not an expensive hotel (but does have private bathrooms and nice comfortable rooms) so don't expect 5*. There was a light breakfast included, the bed was really comfortable and the bathroom good (it's a 'wet' bathroom, but well-designed so the shower didn't spray away from the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

this hotel situates itself in a good location in the heart of Georgetown, that is near to many famous food streets and hawkers that open till late night. the heritage house is beautiful and gives a very warm and humbly feeling to room stayers. decorated with many plants and a few caged birds, the heritage house presents itself rich in... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. The location is good. Plenty of hawker stalls and coffeeshops nearby. Breakfast is provided by hotel and the Nasi Lemak is excellent. All the staffs are polite and helpful. The standard single room is simply furnished with a single bed, chair and a small cupboard. The room is not well insulated from noise... More

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Hong Kong, China
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I recently stayed here for five nights and I had to say it has been a great experience. Room was spacious and clean, with A/C and a comfortable bed (as well as two types of pillow to choose from!). The heritage house is located on an inner street on Chulia Street, with lots of bars, cafes and food vendors around... More

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Quincy, Massachusetts
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This heritage hotel was really a find...charming decor, a triple with plenty of room, and a fabulous location just off of Chulia street with all the wonderful street food vendors. The small bar/breakfast room is lovely as is the interior courtyard. The only reason I am not giving it 5 stars is the noise if you have a room on... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013 via mobile

Very nice herritage hotel with al lot of character, located in the centre of Georgetown. We stayed 2 nights in a room at the back of the hotel which is very quiet, except in the early mornings when prayers from a nearby mosque served as our wake-up call (but I guess you'll face this issue in other hotels as well).... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We stayed here for two nights and I really felt sorry that I had to leave to our next destination. The cintra heritage house is a charming bed and breakfast in a more quiet side street of Chulia street (a very busy street in the center of Georgetown). The rooms are beautifully furnished and painted and have cute wooden window... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The photos here really don;t do this place justice. it is a beautifully restored and converted old wooden house with inner courtyard. Rooms are a great size and with lovely old furniture. Staff are really friendly and helpful and breakfast was good (essentially toast, eggs and fruit though as is so many cheap tasty options all over Georgetown, you probably... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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19 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Small, intimate hotel run by very friendly staff. The room are simple and clean. Its an older building with a lot of character. I find the hotel really nice and relaxing. No television, but each room has its own air conditioner which is nice. I stayed on the 2nd floor overlooking the courtyard. It was wonderful to just open the... More

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Address: no: 1, 3, 5, 7 Lebuh Cintra, Georgetown, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
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Hotel Class:3 star — Cintra Heritage House 3*
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CINTRA HERITAGE HOUSE- The building are shop houses featuring the Southern Chinese Eclectic style and which was built around 1840 -1900’s and once served as a Hair Dressing Saloon for the Japanese Officers and local administrators of Penang during the Post period from 1940’s – 1960's. Building style features Chinese influences on the carved Timber Doors, Air vents, Air wells, Gable end. European and Indian influence on the Louvered shutters, U or V –shaped terracotta tiles. The Cintra Heritage House occupies 4 link-shop houses that have been beautifully restored by master craftsmen mostly done by hand to what it looks like as of today. ... more   less 
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