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Macalister Mansion

228 Macalister Road, Georgetown, Penang Island 10400, Malaysia
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Ranked #5 of 48 hotels in Georgetown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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PJ
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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

It is very clear from the moment we stepped into room 6 that Eight Rooms at Macalister Mansion that the owners/architect/designer has decided that nothing would be over the top and money is of no concern to their dream of turning a classical building into the most avant-garde hotel I have ever stayed in. There are only 8 rooms in... More

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eightroomsMM, Manager at Macalister Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for the review and taking time out to provide us with such comprehensive feedback. It is indeed a labour of love for the owners who have not only restored and conserved a century old building, but also successfully illustrated that old buildings can be transformed into practical spaces for modern living. We have noted your comments and will... More

Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is my second stay at Macalister Mansion. My previous trip was sometime last year. Noticed that the hotel has put in more landscaping at the pool area. It certainly looks more cozy now and in a way help to shield the tall high rise next door. Read some previous review complaining about the high rise, but to me, we... More

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eightroomsMM, Manager at Macalister Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments and we are very happy to welcome you back to Macalister Mansion. The aforementioned wine bar, also known as The Cellar does indeed have a very comprehensive menu and the wine-by-glass selection is updated regularly. We will look forward to your next stay with us again. More

garden city
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

we just got back from a 3 night stay at macalister mansion. the hotel was a historical colonial home in georgetown which, which has since been renovated to a stunning property with very modern finishes. it is conveniently located just 10-15 mins cab ride to most restaurants and famous local food stalls in town. it has quirky and interesting decor,... More

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eightroomsMM, Manager at Macalister Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! We sincerely regret the noise coming from the building site next door. We have since brought it up to their building supervisor and he said that he will look into the matter. We do apologise for not being able to upgrade you to another room as we were fully booked. We thank you for... More

Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Stayed 3 nights at Macalister Mansion (MM) in May 2013 and was reminded of how life's simple pleasures remain so important. Overall a great stay and I would recommend anyone who is heading to Penang for a relaxing time to check it out. You would need a mode of transport as it's not exactly walking distance to the Georgetown heritage... More

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eightroomsMM, Manager at Macalister Mansion, responded to this review

It has been our pleasure to host you! We do understand your feedback on the construction next door, and are in the process of exploring ways to overcome this problem. We apologise for the WIFI problem which was due to a technical glitch which has been rectified. We hope to welcome you back again soon! More

Slovenia, Europe
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Once you visit this hotel, you'll be reminded again, that hotel is not just a bed to sleep in, a dinner to eat, a room to stay in, but an amazing mixture of different segments that fit together to make the whole bigger than the individual pars combined. Quite simply the attention and the professionalism of all the people involved... More

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eightroomsMM, Manager at Macalister Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for all the compliments! We are all very happy that you have enjoyed your stay here in Room 6. On your point about attention to detail... Do you know that the table in front of the TV forms a perfect oval with the dressing table in the bathroom? Looking forward to seeing you again on your next visit. More

Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I stayed at Macalister Mansion for 3 nights with my sister.We had an enjoyable stay and loved every moment.We were in Room 5.The room is very clean,tidy and so lovely.The Beds are too good and the Room Deco is simply superb!All the Staff are very friendly and helpful.Their Breakfast is tasty and nice.Guests should try the Selection of TWG Teas... More

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eightroomsMM, Manager at Macalister Mansion, responded to this review

The staff here always get a great sense of personal achievement to find out that guests have enjoyed their stay at MM. Thank you for allowing us to host you. Come back soon! More

kuala Lumpur
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

My wife and I booked to stay here for our 25th Wedding anniversary in mid-March. We reserved Room 4. Upon arrival around 2 pm, we found that there was no dedicated residents parking near the hotel entrance and, as there was a lunchtime event at the hotel we had to park at the outer extremities of the hotel's parking area,... More

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eightroomsMM, Manager at Macalister Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback and review. It was unfortunate and regretable that your stay with us coincided with an event. We do understand your comments and sincerely apologise for the inconveniences caused. The bar is indeed being turned into a wine bar. On your other points, we will definitely be looking into these individually. We are sorry that you... More

Singapore
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Stayed for 1 night in Room 2. Also had the chance to look at Rooms 6/7/8. General: Modern hotel in renovated heritage building in Georgetown. Minimalist chic with great attention to detail. Lots of cute accents which prevents the hotel from looking too bland. Some construction going on (even early Sunday morning!) can make it a bit noisy. Room: Only... More

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eightroomsMM, Manager at Macalister Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for spending the time doing this review. We sincerely appreciate the detailed comments which are very constructive and will prove useful in helping us improve further. We are now looking into the points mentioned and implementing the necessary changes to make things better. We hope to welcome you back soon to feel that improvements! More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
25 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

We just got back from an amazing stay at Macalister Mansion over the weekend. Highly recommended by friends, my family took the plunge and booked ourselves into Room 5 and Room 7. Upon arrival at 2.00pm, we were informed that our rooms were not ready as the earlier occupants had checked out late. While slightly annoyed as members of our... More

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eightroomsMM, Manager at Macalister Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! We are pleased that you had a great time and hope to see you back with us soon. More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

The first moment I walked into this hotel , I was overly impressed by the deco and concept and the attention to details they paid on the room facilities and amenities. Definitely one of the best I have ever encountered and am proud this can be found in Malaysia. However I stayed in room 4, and had high fever duringmy... More

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eightroomsMM, Manager at Macalister Mansion, responded to this review

Thank you for your open and honest feedback. We regret that your first experience with us was not up to your expectations. Macalister Mansion endeavours to provide guests with a good experience and always looking for ways to make their stay more enjoyable. Hence, we are now looking into your comments. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly if... More

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Address: 228 Macalister Road, Georgetown, Penang Island 10400, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#4 Romantic Hotel in Georgetown
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Eight Rooms at Macalister Mansion promises a quirky and sophisticated new destination to relax and unwind… Set amidst a lovingly restored colonial mansion that was built in the early 1900s, we invite you to embark with us on a luxuriously new boutique hotel adventure within each of our individually designed 8 suites. ... more   less 
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