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“Nice, clean and worthied” 4 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
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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“Nice, clean and worthied”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

My first ideas about this hotel is wow this is must be expensive hotel. But it's not..it's really friendly for the price from what we get inside. Good bed, clean bathroom, enourg towel and so on and so on.
Try this hotel and you will never regrets.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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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 October 17, 2013

Stayed there for a night only, I was attracted by the affordable price and location, Once we checked in, the lobby give you a very comfortable environment, very bright and clean. Room is reasonable size and clean. With good selection of Astro TV program. Only cons is the bathroom, they should not fix the rain shower in the middle of the bathroom, the whole bathroom will get wet even the toilet paper. Staffs are helpful and give us some info where to eat and also assist us to book taxi to airport. Location is unbeatable, close to all major attraction if you want to hunt for all the painting in the heritage site, few shop away there is a very popular roasted pork and char siew restaurant. Will stay in this hotel again for my next trip to Penang.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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 October 17, 2013

Only spent a night here on way back through penang from langkawi. Very nice setting, back from the main street, wishing we had spent our initial stay in Georgetown here now. Very friendly staff. Room was clean and comfortable, only downside would be that the bathroom is a bit small but as it's only a night not a major! Would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

the biggest advantage of this nice little guesthouse is its quiet (!) location in the middle of the Unesco world heritage area and the good value (rates around 28-30€/night for the double) - I think it's hard to find similar for that price why it's "above average" - compared to guesthouses specialized in Westerners who charge 3 times more!

in a nutshell: you get what you pay here: a quiet room with AC to sleep and that's it - the decor and architecture is nice but nothing fancy (looks better illuminated at night)- rooms are very small and tight, bathrooms like in the cheapest Singapore hostels combine shower and toilet/sink all in one.

For (western & value) breakfast you should go the guesthouse/cafe which has a entrance from the Chulia Heritage parking lot ("Stardust") - please also visit "Ecco Cafe" nearby for excellent italian dishes!

no pool, no restaurant in hotel BTW: the Chulia street turns to red-light after sunset which doesn't disturbe but good to know

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The location is good but the room is small, just enough for a queen size bed, a small sofa chair and toilet. Not decorated but it is simple and quite clean. Located on the ground floor and just along the corridor. The window and door were flimsy. Didn't feel there was much privacy.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

For two nights we stayed in Chulia and it was ok.

Room was small,shower and toilet next to one another so if you took a shower whole bathroom was wet. We had one large bed that was great so we had good night sleep.

All other areas look like they belong to much more expensive hotel and the staff is super nice.
You can also borrow their bikes for city exploring,just check it before you go as i had some mechanical problems on the other side of the island and my return was then a bit longer than expected.

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

It was consider a very nice design hotel in georgetown. I will come back to this hotel again if I could have the chance because the location of this hotel is convenience, and most importantly it is cheap with this nice design concept of hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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

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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