I was in Penang for work and decided to try out Museum hotel for one night based on the positive reviews of the others. As soon as booking was done, I received an email providing more information and also I was asked if there was any further requirement needed to make my stay more pleasant. Check in was quick, and the hotel added a nice touch by offering a glass of cold lemongrass drink to the guest while waiting to be checked in. Mine was a single-occupancy room. The room was therefore smaller but the bathroom was well sized.There was a small window, but without a view as it was facing inward. The room was furnished in a normal way minus a closet and safe. The bed (double bed) can be a little bit short for tall people (I am 168cm). Additional towel comes with extra charges. I parked at the allocated lot, and there was a guard employed to keep the area and the open car park safe even at night. So that was a plus point for female drivers.The hotel area was a bit quiet, but it was not too far from the main areas famous for street food and sight seeing. Breakfast (basic) was provided (needs to be pre-booked) but since I had to checkout before 8am, they have prepared a takeaway sandwich and drink for me. The main attraction was the layout and decoration -the corridor and the hall was decorated with antiques, and each piece was accompanied with a little bit of history and information. There were some tables and settees at the veranda area for guests to have breakfast in morning, or lounge around. Also the fittings of old fashioned telephone, fan, window panes and switches were done in a retro style, which reminded myself of the bygone days. Apparently there is a free tour around the place from 4-5pm. Overall, I am happy with the choice I made, and I would recommend this to the people who would like a twist to the normal hotel settings and enjoy a peek into the local heritage and culture. Oh may I add, there was also a piece of local cookie offered after checking into the room. Nice!
- Also Known As:
- Museum Hotel Penang/Georgetown
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Step back in time and savour the opulence of a bygone era at the Museum Hotel. Located in a restored historic building in the heart of George Town, this gem of a boutique hotel offers a unique glimpse into the golden past of this world heritage listed city. Each spacious, luxuriously appointed themed suite is one-of-a-kind, and a guests-only museum within the hotel features a remarkable private antique collection. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Penang while you indulge your senses in luxury at the Museum Hotel. ... more less
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