The seven terraces hotel is our ideal hotel.
Upon entering the lobby area we were met by the ever smiling and helpful manager Ewan and the very able Yoon. When first impressions in hospitality are so vital these days, this team has got it spot on. Ewan was there all the time to make sure that our stay was the best it could be.
It's the little things that make a hotel like this stand out amongst architectural gems,
be it the unique design of the bathrooms , the finely crafted spindles of the antique staircase ( that would fit well in a Hollywood movie set ) the blood red bedroom doors or the largest wooden bar cabinet that I have ever seen , in the Bababar. The antiques throughout the hotel would make the most ardent of collectors jealous.
Our large and well-appointed room had two levels, a sleeping area upstairs and living area and bathroom downstairs. The beds high threaded sheets and comfy pillows made for a wonderful night’s sleep. The bedroom had a WC upstairs and also a balcony overlooking the Georgian church. My only slightly negative comment about the room is that the WC on the balcony looked unfinished compared to the rest of the hotel, not in keeping, but it was great to have!
Restaurant was gastrotastic! Servings were plentiful and staff was service orientated. The piano player gave forth many favorite melodies from Les Mis to opera arias and we loved sitting on the swivel chairs at the baba bar listening , sipping and people watching in this very buzzing little area.
The pool was a great way to cool down after a day’s walking about the interesting historic sites. Another credit to the staff training was the appearance of cool water and sliced oranges when we returned from our swim which was waiting for us at our chairs side.
Joanna, the Chinese walking tour guide, was fantastic, very much worth the cost. We learned more from her in two hours than we did from our researching a month prior to our holiday.
A great experience and I highly recommend this hotel to those who like small unique hotels with great food and service. For business travellors , families with small kids or those who enjoy large resort / chain hotels, i would not necessarily recommend this hotel as it does not have the business gadgets , gyms, gardens and spas that one would expect.
Overall - Well run and designed little boutique hotel which deserves all the international accolades that it is receiving.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seven terraces Hotel is a grand row of seven C19th Anglo Chinese terraces. The hotel is situated in one of Penang’s finest and most intact heritage streets which is in the very heart of the World Heritage Site and next door to the 1810 Goddess of Mercy Temple with just a few minutes walk from all the major icons. It successfully captures and celebrates the spirit of this world heritage town and its unique Peranakan culture. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Seven Terraces Penang/George Town