We stayed 5 nights from 11 Feb 2013 at very low cost. We arrived from the aiport late evening and were told the room we had booked with balcony was not available till the next day because of problems with a ceiling in another room. However we were not only moved the next morning but were given an "upgrade" - tho' we are not sure what the difference was between our original booking and this. A very big room, big bathroom and big bed but we found the mattress too hard for our comfort (but had much the same experience of a haard bed in the two other more expensive hotels we stayed in in Penang, including the top one, the E & O. ). Towels and soap provided and at the low cost one would not expect further luxuries. Breakfast reasonable for the cost, coffee excellent .The pool is delightful to come back to and sit by after visiting the town. However the location is not ideal for exploring the China town and Little India areas. Jalan Burma is one way with the traffic going out of town when we were there - and it was not clear how to get a bus going into town, so we walked the 20 mins. to Komtar (a bus centre as well a a chopping centre) which in greater heat is tiring. However we gathered from the paper that Jalan Burma was about to be made one way in the other direction - into town. The staff were mostly very pleasant and helpful, although the Bangladeshi chamber boys had no English and could not read the difference between the "Do Not disturb" and "Please Make up my room" signs so were liable either to charge in or to neglect the room having failed to read the sign on the door. It is true there are no room safes but the advice is to ask Reception to take custody of valuables in a safe - we risked it by hiding our passports etc as beest we could.The manager, when we asked the best way to get to Penang Hill, expecting to have a complicated bus journey, immediately provided his hotel car and driver to take us there for only 30 ringits (it is easy to get a bus back from there) - a 20 min journey in the morning which would otherwise have taken at least an hour. We ate in the food hawker market almost next door - this is divided by a side road and the section on the further side gives a better choice of food in our view, but fresh fruit juice is only available on the nearer side.
- 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