This review is for Room #8.
I must say I've made the right choice for picking room 8 as it is not adjacent to any other rooms. We walked pass room 6 one afternoon and they were blasting their music. We were glad we weren't staying adjacent to their room! Room 8 is also near the stairs that leads to the Living room where breakfast is served.
The first thing that caught my undivided attention when we entered the room was the bathroom. The design was opened and I love the layout. Only problem was the little toiletries trolley which I felt was a bit too cranky and lack of space for my personal items. The toiletries provided by the hotel were from H2o and these are very nice products.
The size of the room was ample for 2 person. I love the high ceilings and indirect lightings. The linens were very comfortable and soft though the mattress was a tad too soft to our liking. We do appreciate the Bang and Olufsen sound system which came into handy if you have a pre-iphone5. There is one thing which I would like to see in the room is a full length mirror. The only mirror in the room was one in the toilet and for an average Asian woman, you can only see up to your shoulders or chest.
Turn down service came with 2 cakes on both nights and it was delicious. The minibar was also stock with non alcoholic refreshments though they are not replenished daily.
We had dinner at the Dining room and service was good. We got a 10% discount as hotel guests so that was useful. Food was reasonably priced and was served like a Michelin starred restaurant with little dishes served before each course.
Breakfast at the living room was good. We really liked the Truffled egg white scrambled eggs on brioche. The coffee was good too and it also came with a choice of juice. One of the waiters had a good memory and he remembered our drinks preference the next day.
I didn't get to try the pool as it didn't look as inviting when I got there. Mainly because there is a building under construction next day and it feels like one would be exhibiting themselves by the pool for the workers.
One slight issue we faced was the noise from the construction site at 745am on Saturday morning which was quite annoying for people who wants to sleep in. But on Sunday, I think the site was closed hence it was quite peaceful. Not so sure about weekdays!
The downside is the location. There isn't much nearby whereby you can walk to. But taxi is readily available if you get the reception to call for one.
I've enjoyed my stay and I will definitely visit again.
- 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