Penang's Iconic Blue Mansion Wins International Award - Here's 5 Other Beautiful Heritage Hotels You Can Stay At


Ili •  Oct 18, 2021

Penang's Cheong Fatt Tze - Blue Mansion wins international award

There are many reasons why Malaysians love planning a trip to Penang. Situated on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Penang is packed with delicious halal street foodexciting things to do, and Instagrammable spots. Not to mention, all of its iconic attractions which include heritage buildings and accommodations like the Cheong Fatt Tze - Blue Mansion.

Recently, this UNESCO award-winning attraction was declared as the 2021 winner in the category of Global Luxury Heritage Hotel by the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Awards. This was determined through 1,000 hotel entries submitted globally and a ballot held in August 2021.

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Built in the late 1800s, Cheong Fatt Tze - Blue Mansion has been a popular spot for many travellers and photographers with its cobalt blue walls, Peranakan touches, and intricate designs. The mansion is now a boutique hotel and a restaurant but you can drop by for a visit (or even join some of their multiple daily tours) and take advantage of one of the most picturesque structures in town.

Fun fact: Remember the significant mahjong scene in Crazy Rich Asians (played by Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh)? It was filmed at Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion!

Whether you choose to stay or simply visit, it's definitely a place to include on your bucket list. If you're looking for more beautiful heritage accommodations in Penang, keep reading to check them out ?

1. 23 Love Lane

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Nestled in the heart of Love Lane in George Town, 23 Love Lane is a beautiful boutique hotel that is worthy of note for its careful heritage restoration. Comprising of several heritage buildings built across the 1800s, the hotel houses 10 rooms that are all unique and eclectic in their own ways. After a long day of touring Penang, you’d be delighted to return to a serene oasis to rest and relax.

Address: 23 Lorong Love, 10200 George Town, Penang

Contact: +604 262 1323

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2. Yeng Keng Hotel

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Yeng Keng Hotel is a beautiful heritage boutique hotel is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town. Perfectly tucked along Chulia Street, the strip is a hotspot for activities and events especially at night when the city truly comes alive. What makes it even more of a convenient spot is that popular attractions like Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Fort Cornwallis and Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower are only 10-15 minutes away!

Address: 362 & 366, Chulia Street, World Heritage City of George Town, 10200 Penang, Malaysia

Contact: +604-262 2177 or email for reservations at reservations@yengkenghotel.com

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3. Muntri Mews

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Comprising a collection of buildings, Muntri Mews has been remade into a stylish boutique hotel in Penang that retains much of the original architecture and interior. Located along Muntri Street, the hotel is just a stone's throw away from popular areas like Little India, Chulia Street and more. The rooms are spacious with different sizes accommodating between two and six people.

Address: 77, Muntri Street, 10200 Georgetown, Penang

Contact: +604-263 5125

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4. Seven Terraces

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Dramatically outfitted with traditional Chinese architecture, staying the night at Seven Terraces is a dream for many. You’ll be blown away by the beautifully quaint rooms that reside within the 19th-century Anglo-Chinese terrace houses.

Honeymooners will appreciate the Terraced Duplex Suite that is made for two. Families, on the other hand, can choose between the Argus or Stewart Apartment that comes with a spacious lounge, sleeping area as well as delicious breakfasts and afternoon teas.

Address: Stewart Lane, 10200 Georgetown, Penang

Contact: +604-261 8888

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5. Nam Keng Hotel

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Nam Keng Hotel 南京酒店 is an elegant, classy heritage hotel made up of 3 combined shophouses which were built in the early 1900s. When you see it, the distinct red awning and wooden shutters seem like its calling you from afar. 

Each room and suite is designed in a way to provide guests with the nostalgic reminiscence of 'home'. What makes the authentic Malaysian experience is practically everything the owner and designer of Nam Keng have made happen

Address: 17, Cintra Street, George Town, 10100 Pulau Pinang

Contact: Call +604-263 5177

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