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The Blue Mansion

3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   14 Leith Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia (Formerly Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion)
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Ranked #11 of 102 Georgetown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 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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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the fringe of Georgetown's UNESCO World Heritage old town is this equally acclaimed heritage building, steeped in the tradition and trappings of late 19th century Straits Chinese living in then Malaya. The ornate architectural features and fittings, with furniture, paintings and photos from that period, draw groups of tourists for the thrice-daily guided tour. Hotel guests however can explore... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Reading through all the reviews below, there is hardly more I can add, and yet I cannot say enough about how much I loved The Blue Mansion (officially Cheong Fatt Tze mansion, named for its original owner). It was, in all honesty, the main reason why I chose to travel to Penang. Everything I had seen and read about it... More

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Bradford
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This Hotel is definitely worth a visit. Being a world heritage site tours of the hotel were given to the public, but this did not interfere with residence. The staff were very courteous and helpful. The rooms were very well appointed, the restoration work has mixed the old with the modern very tastefully. Rooms have all mod cons combined with... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This hotel is rated two star in booking.com but should be four star. After staying at the E&O for 3 nights, we thought the Blue mansion stay could not match it but in fact it superseded the E&O as it is like staying in a beautiful stately home, it has that homely feeling that the E&O cannot offer. The deco... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

(+) Stunningly beautiful house. Breakfast in the courtyard was a truly wonderful experience (+) Spacious room with historic features - fortunate to receive a complimentary upgrade (+) Big bathroom (+) Friendly staff (+) Excellent location between Eastern & Oriental and streets of historic interest. Also located next to Red Garden, a lively food court by night (+) Very interesting tour... More

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The hotel itself is magnificent and a free tour through the mansion makes it even more so.The staff charming and its location ideal. However, The Red Garden next door has karaoke until 12.30AM - we found it OK but, if you are a light sleeper forget it!

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Norfolk UK
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Also known as The Blue Mansion, we stayed 4 nights in June in Chang Yu (the wine) room and had the most delightful experience. The hotel is undergoing extensive renovation and currently only 9 of the 18 rooms are available. There is hardly any noise disturbance from the current renovations and the staff believe it should all be completed by... More

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Nuneaton
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Stayed 3 nights end of May in room Scholar. The room was enormous with fantastic Hugh comfy bed and a very roomy bathroom. Our room was located on the ground floor and setting was amazing with water garden right outside our room. Table and chairs to sit on where we enjoyed a drink prior to going out for the evening.... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

The building was very well restored and the guided tour was informative and interesting. The visit offered us a peek into the private life of a historical figure who played an important role in China and South East Asia. The architecture was a fascinating marriage of Asian and European elements. A must-see in Penang.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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30 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The hotel is not as large as we expected from the picture. As the hotel is also listed as one of the main attraction site in Penang, it was crowded during the time of our visit. But once the mansion tour was gone, it was lovely and peacefully as the guard allowed only guests to get in the mansion. The... More

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Address: 14 Leith Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia (Formerly Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion)
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Blue Mansion 3.5*
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Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion Hotel Georgetown
The Blue Mansion Penang/Georgetown

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