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“Budget hotel with comfort and character !” 5 of 5 stars
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Chulia Heritage Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   380 Chulia Street, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #14 of 49 hotels in Georgetown
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Budget hotel with comfort and character !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Its strategic location with car park facilities is a big plus point for staying here. I stayed in a two-queen-bed room on upper floor (common shared bathrooms & toilets) with my two young boys (2yo & 4yo.) We were quite happy with our brief stay (1 night) here in overall. Due to its hidden location from the busy main road (lebuh chulia), peace & quietness is almost guaranteed for your sleep! We would love to come back again to stay in this lovely heritage hotel and explore more the nearby heritage trails by foot!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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 23, 2012

Set back away from the road, is this colonial like, very white hotel. Ours was a family room (white) which was very comfortable and very clean. The small ensuite took a bit of getting used to. It’s called a ‘wet bathroom’. The shower is situated above the basin and just everything got wet. You would be best advised not to take any dry clothes in when going in for a shower because there is nowhere far enough from the shower that they would not get wet! TIP: make sure to request a room with attached bathroom because not all the rooms have one and you might have to use the common bathroom. Front desk staff spoke English and were super helpful and very pleasant.
The hotel does not serve any meals. However, there is the most charming little Stardust Café just in front of the hotel which serves the tastiest and cheapest meals. Next door to the Stardust is the Heng Keng hotel which is a great place for western breakfast or pre-dinner drinks in the courtyard.
This hotel is fantastically located within a short walk to Little India and Chinatown. Little India is fantastic; authentic Indian restaurants and shops that carry everything from saris to cooking utensils. Try the Kapitan Indian restaurant where the locals eat so you know it’s got to be good, for a great tandoori. Turn right as you come out of the hotel and head down to the Red Garden night food market where you will get satay, curry, noodles, various wines and beers and live entertainment too!
A great experience and definitely recommend this hotel for a comfortable stay in a convenient location.

Room Tip: Request attached bathroom if you don't want to share a communal bathroom.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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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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Also Known As:
Chulia Heritage Hotel Penang/Georgetown
Address: 380 Chulia Street, Georgetown, Penang Island, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Georgetown
#12 Family Hotel in Georgetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Chulia Heritage Hotel 2.5*
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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