i was amazed by the tranquility of the hotel despite located along one of the busiest roads in penang. i have always liked the look of a hotel that retains all of it's original charms which includes furnishings, architraves, etc. so when i was informed by the organizer of an event i participated in that the official hotel is the 1926 heritage, i was excited from the get-go!
upon arrival i was greeted by the friendly staff which whisked through the check-in process without undue delay. the room was generously appointed and although the fittings looked a bit dated, i came to expect that considering that it is an old building.
suffice to say that the weekend i spent in the hotel was a pleasant one to say the least & i will definitely come back when the opportunity arises.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 1926 Heritage Hotel has just undergone a refurbishing program which involves changing of all furniture an bedding in all categories of room, the basic amenities are 32" LCD flat panel TVs, tea and coffee making and mini fridge (with the exception of standard room and cottage room) Free wi-fi is standard feature in all rooms and in the public areas.The original building was built in 1926, the property once served as a home to British colonial immigration officers and local administrators of Penang. Located off Imigresen Road and Burma Road, 1926 Heritage Hotel occupies 24 heritage link houses beautifully restored to its former glory.In 1999 The State Government of Penang under PDC (Penang Development Corporation) invested a significant amount of funds to refurbish this colonial property as a heritage hotel with most of its Anglo-Malay architectural essence still intact. Surrounded by spacious rooms, wooden interiors, long corridors, balmy balconies, beautiful victorian windows as well as pictures of the old Penang, a sense of nostalgia can be felt throughout the property. And we top that experience with warm, friendly service.The Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the historic city of Georgetown, founded in 1786 by Captain Francis Light. Listed as a UNESCO heritage city, Georgetown is a one of a kind melting pot of cultures, heritage, foods and festivals from diverse communities.1926 Heritage Hotel is all about bringing you the wholesome experience of the British colonial era and the spirit of Malaysian hospitality from the very moment you step into our lobby. We at 1926 Heritage Hotel are ever ready to go the extra mile to ensure your stay with us will be most memorable. Your satisfaction is our number one priority and we hope that every second you spend with us will be filled with nostalgia of the colonial era. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 1926 Heritage Hotel Penang/George Town