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“A warm welcome at Noordin Mews” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Noordin Mews
Ranked #4 of 170 George Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Malaysia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“A warm welcome at Noordin Mews”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

A brilliant find! We travelled to Penang for a post-Christmas break with my husband's parents and our 4 month old baby. The staff at Noordin Mews, Baby, Chona and Jason in particular, were so welcoming and did their best to make sure we were happy throughout our stay.
The location was perfect for short wanders into the old town using the baby carrier during the day, and at night, thanks to the babysitter arranged by the staff, we could go out to sample Penang's culinary delights.
The rooms were comfortable, the pool refreshing and the breakfast healthy. We were also pleasantly surprised by the reasonable room rates. We shall certainly return!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Lovely staff and and comfortable accommodation in a gorgeous retreat off a very 'industrial' looking street. Street side first impressions are very deceiving !
A slow and relaxing entry as we came in the foyer really set the mood for our stay in Noordin.
Nice touches include a bed turn down each night and they flick on the aircon for you to make the room nice and cool on your return.
Cool water always supplied whenever you return from the hot streets, or whenever you sit still for a few minutes and relax - someone appears with a nice cool drink !
Functional and clean rooms with cute historic artefacts and furniture.
Good hot water for showers.
Great, if simple, breakfasts. Choice of western and a different asian dish each morning.
Order a beer and get some snacks with each beer, almost too much to filll you up before dinner ! Try the distinctive Noordin cocktails.
Well located 3 minutes walk from Komtar and 8 minutes to the heritage area streets of Penang.
I'm not often one to sit still, but I found the contrasting peacefulness of Noordins grounds and pool against Penang's frenetic streets to be most enticing and I was quite happy to chill around poolside for many hours. There are books and papers to read and comfy chairs both inside and out to while away the hours.
The staff, the service and the the charm of Noordin Mews easily made this the best stay of our 3 1/2 weeks touring Malaysia.
Thanks so much to Baby, Jason and all the other wonderful staff who work so hard each and every day to make this place something special.
When we return to Penang we would not hesitate in booking Noordin again.

Room Tip: A room upstairs at the back will be a bit quieter, if you're worried about street noise.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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61 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

Nice Hotel in the middle of busy city of Georgetown! We love it!!

We stayed here 3D/2N with my family, and we think it a nicely decorated hotel and peaceful.

GOOD
1. Hotel was in the middle of town but yet you still feel like you are not :)
2. Nice room - Retro old style of Baba and Nyonya setting
3. Our room just in front of the swimming pool - kids love it!
4. Friendly staff and very helpful
5. Nice simple breakfast - With local Asian foods they will change everyday.
6. I was impress with the decoration of this hotel and room.

NEED IMPROVEMENT / MY SUGGESTION
1. No Fridge - Need some small fridge in the room.
2. Only serve foods for breakfast - Suggestion to serve some foods for lunch and dinner
simple one will do.
3. Need a phone in the room :) - I personally think should have that
4. Wifi connectivity need some improvement - signal was not good in our room.
5. Need to have some complimentary coffee or tea in the room.

Overall it was a good stay for us, and recommend this hotel for couple and family.

Next time would love to try their other hotel, Noordin Mews.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

The first half of our trip to Penang was for business, but we have decided to try a different lodging rather than the usual business hotel - and we were extremely happy and satisfied with the decision.

Noordin Mews is indeed the hidden gem of Penang. We read somewhere it is actually the sister property of Muntri Mews which many would have heard of. It was not difficult to find, though we were a little uncertain at first whether we were on the right street, even for local like us. It is situated among some very run down old shops in a quiet little street with dimmed lights.

We were pleasantly surprised the moment we walked into Noordin Mews - the former home to trishaw workers in old days was converted to modern stay with a nice vintage touch. We were given a room on level 1 so there was not much issues with noise (we are neither light sleepers). Room was spacious, clean and comfortable. We loved the lavender body shampoo that was provided in the room. Staff was amazing - almost everyone that we met had a smile and was polite to make you feel like home. Though there was not a lot of choices for breakfast, we were fairly happy. Tried both the western and oriental meal and they were delicious.

We also particularly like the fact there aren't too many rooms, probably around 20 of them in total. Cosy size yet private and secluded enough. We would recommend Noordin Mews for those wanting something different from typical hotels and truly Penang.

Room Tip: Parking is easy, Noordin Mews has 2 reserved lots. Otherwise, there is plenty of road side parking...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

Not the easiest place to find but well worth it. This is one for today's so called flashpacker! Rooms are gorgeous, clean and very comfortable. Service is top notch and friendly. Easy access to Georgetown and they'll direct you to all the great places to enjoy Penangs famous food. So wish there was more of this sort of accommodation. Very Recommended!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

We loved Noordin Mews. We have travelled the world extensively and found he friendliness and hospitality not equalled elsewhere. The staff were simply amazing.

After our initial shock from walking from the ferry with luggage on streets with no footpaths, we arrived in a fairly run down street and at first did not want to stay. Our fears were soon put to rest when we walked into the lobby of this lovely hotel. It was like an oasis in a crazy, busy little town.

Superb renovation, with stunning vintage touches, These shop houses have been restored with such lovely detail and touches. I was so impressed with the tiny details. The interior was simply stunning. Lovely areas to sit and relax, either by the pool, near the kitchen area and lovely leather lounges. Drinks are served all day for a very low rate and the cocktails are yum!

The staff are smiling, friendly and helpful. You are greeted with chilled water after being outside in the heat, and there is a lovely turn down service at night, with the special touch of orchids left on your pillow.

The rooms are cool and spacious. I would love to have had a fridge though, especially in the heat. Although the location is not in the middle of the tourist area, but in a working street - you feel part of Georgetown, you feel like a local almost. You get to see the real Georgetown, not just as a tourist. I think this is one of the reasons why we fell in love with the hotel and Georgetown itself.

The only minuses are the noise. I would stay away from ground level around the pool. Also the doors, although lovely to have original big bolts, they are extremely noisy at night when people are arriving back late. Also the kitchen in the central area, starts setting up at 5.30am so you are woken up with the sound of plates clanging and banging. Also outside lighting is kept on all night so the rooms are very light at night.

As I loved it here so much, next time I would just bring ear plugs and a good block out mask.

Everything else makes these things seem like minor quibbles.

Stay here, you will love it!!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Just completed 7 days staying at the Noordin Mews over the xmas period. Can not say enough about this place: the staff go out of their way to make you feel welcome, with cool water on arrival every day, turn down every night and lots of local information and smiles. The rooms are large, with gorgeous retro decor. Jumping in the pool after a day out in the heat is perfect, and having a breakfast with great choices was always great. Coffee is fabulous too! (as a fussy Australian, bad coffee is close to unforgivable). Thankyou to Baby, Chona, Jason, Rommhel and all the other staff for making our trip to Penang comfortable and memorable. Will be recommending to everyone we know heading over there!

Room Tip: ask for one at the back, or even just 3 back from Noordin St: the hotel is directly opposite a newsp...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Noordin Mews
Address: 53 Lebuh Noordin, George Town, Penang Island 10300, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 170 B&Bs / Inns in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Noordin Mews 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Noordin Mews is a private boutique hotel in the historical Georgetown Penang with the added advantage of a lovely swimming pool. The hotel located just one street away from good shopping (Komtar, Prangin Mall and 1st Avenue) and Penang Bus Terminal (Komtar). We are just minutes walk away to all the heritage attractions of historical Georgetown and the various eclectic dining options that Penang is famous for. ... more   less 
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