The hotel was originally 7 individual units which were bought and then renovated into 1 large "building". The renovation is done very nicely with a number of old fashioned features such as the tiling and balustrade. For this alone it's worth the visit. The hotel position is inside the old town so there are a number of little cafes and other places of interest nearby as well as being able to see the old town streets and houses if you are into that sort of thing.
Getting to the hotel using Google maps was pretty easy but it stops you at the front of the building, to get to the carpark at the back you needs to go a bit further. Fortunately I got one of the staff to drive me around the back (Thanks for that!) if you're getting a taxi should be no issue finding it. When we arrived the bloke at the desk also gave us a map with a number of suggested walking trails around Penang (I was there for a meeting so I didn't try them)
I cannot speak for the other units but the one I was in was a 2 story with the beds on the bottom floor and the lounge room on top. I thought the rooms were great, well kept and there was enough room for the 4 of us (2 adults & 2 kids) and we hardly spent any time in the upstairs section. The highlight of the room is the bathroom which is huge and has a rainwater head on it which makes taking long showers a must.
During the night we dined at the restaurant which had a small menu of a Anglo-Asian mix food. Mostly this was pretty good but I found the lamb to be rather fatty considering the prices. In saying that, we were also given some extra food for nothing and the servings themselves we of a good size.
The sleep quality was no issue, I found it comfortable and quiet thorough out the night. The next morning breakfast was fantastic. Because the hotel is a boutique the breakfast is to order, we got down at around 7:30am and found we were the only ones there. We ordered a couple of big breakfast's with some fresh coffee as well as some fruit. The hotel is not halal so if you have a bacon thing you will do well here.
Overall we only had a short 1 night stay but I found the staff to be very helpful and did go out of their way to make us feel accommodated as well as interacting with the kids during breakfast.
The hotel is not cheap though (we racked up RM1000 for the room + 1 dinner), so if you're looking to get a high level of service but needing to pay the price to go along with it I would say 7 Terraces is a good spot, if your looking for bargain hotel with good service I wouldn't suggest this is the place.
- 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