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“Small but cozy Hotel!” 4 of 5 stars
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Chulia Heritage Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   380 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #21 of 55 Hotels in George Town
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“Small but cozy Hotel!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Spent 3 nights at Chulia Heritage Hotel. The hotel is located in a small lane from the main street of Chulia Lebuh, but it's still accessible. The hotel staff are ever friendly and they do their utmost to help us with directions. It's located in the middle of most of the attractions like Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and the others. Walkable distance too!

Chose the room with attached shower and I must say I am pretty impress with the service and condition for such a rate!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Beautiful exteriors, amazing location, cute, little but comfy rooms, they have it all, but the bathroom is so small that the shower is directly above the WC! Not sure if all rooms are like that, if yes, that's one thing that they have to rectify. A restaurant would be a plus. Not too many options in the vicinity for vegetarians. The verdict: Definitely recommended, but do ask for a room with a bigger washroom!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We had a family deluxe (ensuite) room, and whilst the room was actually very small, it was well thought through and it worked very well. Clean light and airy with pleasant staff and a good location in the centre of Georgetown, at a good price

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cold Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I loved staying at this hotel. The narrow, gully like entrance gives way to a well appointed, well maintained hotel. I loved the architecture, the space and the overall charm of the hotel. It was really surprising to find that despite its proximity to the main road, there was almost no noise in the rooms. Loved being close and still disturbance free. The rooms are clean and have everything you would need for your stay (maybe a little small, but not lacking in anything). We had a private bathroom in our room, which was small but also well done. The staff was extremely helpful with showing us the way to certain tourist landmarks as well as informing us about the countless ways to get around Penang. And for the price, this was a jackpot! Loved it, and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

i stayed in the Basic Family 2 Queens bedded room with sharing common bath room.
the building itself has a unique interior design, quite a nice place for photo shooting.
there are 7 common bathrooms, and they are clean!
it's so worth it. comfy, nice, strategic location, good services

Room Tip: the room's a bit hot in the noon, if you are staying on the 1st floor, you have to walk quietly...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Everything other reviewers have said is true... quieter corner rooms, squeaky floorboards/ceilings, overpowering incense, internet issues etc. One small niggle is that the beds are hard. That said chulia heritage is a solid value in Penang. Regular rooms are cozy despite lofty ceilings. Go deluxe for refrigerators and more space in the room and bathrooms. Note that only some rooms have views to the outside. Chulia street is convenient to everything including public transportation and night markets.

Room Tip: try to get a room with natural light.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Just loved this Hotel!.

The only problem is, I think you can only book on line.....
The location is perfect, just a short level walk from the ferry terminal and to Pinang Road for a famous Penang Laksa.
It's also down a driveway so protected from street noise.

The rooms are spotlessly clean and beautifully presented - lovely decor and with everything you'd want including tea making facilities.

There is no bar or provision for breakfast but plenty of opportunities in the street outside.

Very nice and efficient staff.
We booked a 4 hour island tour with a driver through the Hotel and both he and the tour were very good.
He also arranged our ferry tickets for Alor Setar as well and delivered us to the jetty.


Would definately stay again!.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Chulia Heritage Hotel

Address: 380 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Chulia Heritage Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chulia Heritage Hotel - the ideal hotel for traveller which offers high standard accommodation and personalized services in a stylish manner. Culture and history combined to create an atmosphere of luxurious living. Chulia Heritage Hotel is strategically located within the core zone of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Penang, where is no doubt the traveller favorite must-visit place while holidaying in Penang. ... more   less 
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Chulia Heritage Hotel Penang/George Town

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