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“Lovely Lunar New Year holiday at Seven Terraces” 5 of 5 stars
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Seven Terraces
2-16 Stewart Lane, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia   |  
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“Lovely Lunar New Year holiday at Seven Terraces”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Absolutely top marks to this lovely boutique hotel. The restoration is beautiful, and the suite was big and comforable - with a large terrace off the bedroom - we stayed in one of the Argus suites. The food also was wonderful - we liked the restaurant so much we returned twice! The pork buns (on the snack/afternoon menu at the bar) were the best we've ever had and would merit a visit all on their own. Finally, the manager and staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. We definitely will return!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I and my family stayed at this beautifully renovated hotel for five nights in January and we had a wonderful time.It is a beautiful haven to walk into for any traveller,let alone someone who has just broken her arm in KL! The staff, led by Ewan(GM) are so friendly,capable and efficient. Nothing is too much to ask for. The rooms are large and beautifully decorated, the bathrooms fabulous,rainforest shower luxurious!
The hotel is in the heart of old Georgetown and most attractions and restaurants etc are within walking distance.
The restaurant is not to be missed. A special menu and superb food. Again service a strong point.
This hotel is a special place and should not be missed by anyone who visits Georgetown.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Vancouver
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013 via mobile

I booked 7 Terraces after reading the reviews and was not disappointed. Though the booking process through the hotel website was glitchy, it only took a phone call to resolve. From the moment we arrived to our departure the next day, the service was exemplary and cheerful. Kudos to Yunn, Wayne, Ewan. The restoration of the 7 dilapidated terrace houses was inventive yet kept to the Peranakan style with an airy courtyard and typical thresholds. Special mention has to be made of the spacious bathroom with a true rain shower mounted on lofted height ceilings. Our suite had an ornate opium bed in the living area! This is truly a centrally located boutique hotel with only 18 suites and a service staff who go beyond the call of duty to assist their guests. I will be back on my next trip to Penang.

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Stayed here one night after booking at last minute. Very friendly staff, great feel with beautiful renovations/furniture, etc. Had dinner at the restaurant - great food and excellent value for 4 courses for 100MYR.
Would be a very romanticdestination for couples.
Located in heart of historic Georgetown. Was hard for taxi to find due to little lanes etc in this area. Be prepared for sights and smells and sounds of real Asia (not a sanitised resort) outside your window shutters.
A liitle bit of safe adventure.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Western Ausralia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

My family and i stayed in this beautiful boutique 18 room hotel for just two nights at very short notice to experience Georgetown and the Peranakan flavour of old Penang. We stayed in the two bedroom Stewart Apartment with our two children 10 and 12 yrs and loved every minute in the hotel which has been beautifully restored and modernised without detracting at all from its old world charm. Fixtures and fittings are new and the whole hotel has a rare elegance that will ensure its success for a very long time. (The owner's own antique art collection of furniture and crockery and Straits Chinese era art is on display in the hotel - see images).

All the staff without exception were extremely helpful and respectful and kind to myself, my wife and two children.

This hotel was so good that I had to write a review as it really deserves all the accolades which no doubt will be heaped upon it as time goes on.

So many good things about this hotel. The photographs should tell you the story. Many hotel photographs are not an accurate depiction of the reality of the hotel itself and the hotel usually disappoints. I can safely say that my photographs are not as good as the reality of the hotel.
Book this hotel immediately and you will not be disappointed.

Food:
We ate in the hotel restaurant twice. Once for dinner and once for lunch. (We were actually the first guests to have lunch in the hotel). The dinner was excellent with a delicious local flavour and surprisingly reasonably priced. We also ate at local food courts and enjoyed them as well.
Although the dinner was excellent the lunch was not. I can only put this down to the youth of the hotel and am sure in time it will rise to the standard of the remainder. (As a suggestion to the menu writer - offer a very limited but tasty selection of "westernised" food but stick to local food as the mainstay. All you need is a few noodles and even a chicken rice or some fish head curry. Get rid of the Chicken schnitzel (or whatever that was and the mediocre hamburger and you will please all of the people all of the time).

Ok back to the other little negative thing which is far easier to fix. Although the beds were supremely comfortable and clean white sheets a great delight the two pillows I had were really springy and i had a hard time sleeping on them. A lovely fluffy down pillow can make a huge difference - please buy a set of these and put them in all the rooms).
All this being said I am sure these very minor things will be ironed out in time and this will be one of the top boutique hotels year after year.

In a way unfair to end on these two negatives because it was such a delightful, elegant, civilised hotel and a refreshing break from the generic sanitised experience of a resort or larger hotel.

I have no hesitation saying that his hotel was among the top five I have ever stayed in and wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone wanting to have a civilised taste of peranakan life without the creaky floorboards and spiders !

Well done Seven Terraces.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hualien, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I stay here at the moment and belief this place will be very soon very busy. Great resort in the city with a lot of personal touch and attention. Very well done... Be soon back with my partner and will stay longer, it's everything in walking distance and quiet aria close to little India and all other Georgetown historical city.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I booked this lovely boutique hotel after reading the reviews on trip advisor, which were completely correct. The hotel makes you feel like you are on the set of Bertolucci's Last Emperor. The service is impeccable, the restaurant very good and they have a wonderful pianist every night playing in the bar. This is a first class operation and I feel fortunate to have stayed here, when it has just recently opened and is not too busy, as some evenings I felt I had the whole place to myself, which I loved. It is a real haven of peace and tranquillity and I was sad to leave after spending 5 wonderful nights there. Special mention goes to all the staff, especially Ewan, the General Manager, and Prakash, the Food and Beverage Manager. They were both truly excellent and are a real credit to the hotel, as were all the staff I dealt with. I would strongly recommend this place as "THE" place to stay in Georgetown if you love history, tranquillity and lovely boutique hotel style accommodation. I hope to visit again when I am next in Penang.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Address: 2-16 Stewart Lane, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Georgetown
#1 Romantic Hotel in Georgetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seven terraces Hotel is a grand row of seven C19th Anglo Chinese terraces. The hotel is situated in one of Penang’s finest and most intact heritage streets which is in the very heart of the World Heritage Site and next door to the 1810 Goddess of Mercy Temple with just a few minutes walk from all the major icons. It successfully captures and celebrates the spirit of this world heritage town and its unique Peranakan culture. ... more   less 
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