Stayed 3 nights at Macalister Mansion (MM) in May 2013 and was reminded of how life's simple pleasures remain so important. Overall a great stay and I would recommend anyone who is heading to Penang for a relaxing time to check it out. You would need a mode of transport as it's not exactly walking distance to the Georgetown heritage site but a scooter is safe and fun. We stayed in room 7.
What I love: the little things (turn down service every night with complimentary desserts, stationery with your name on it, complimentary snacks and drinks from the fridge, really delicious and generous breakfast), the luxury and comfort that accompanies a top-notch hotel (a pillow menu, the most delightful bed, a huge bathroom which has very nice H2O toiletries) and the extras (help with renting us a scooter, late check out till 3 pm at no charge).
What I didn't love so much: technology (the TV channels were not great and the wifi was completely down for one whole night) and the pool (too small for a real swim and as there was a high-rise construction next to MM that made it a bit awkward for you to sunbathe).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eight Rooms at Macalister Mansion promises a quirky and sophisticated new destination to relax and unwind… Set amidst a lovingly restored colonial mansion that was built in the early 1900s, we invite you to embark with us on a luxuriously new boutique hotel adventure within each of our individually designed 8 suites. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Macalister Mansion Penang/George Town