A boutique hotel offers comfort and exclusivity during your stay. The cosy rooms and personalised attention are just a few of the reasons why people choose to stay in a boutique hotel over a standard hotel. Guest feel at home because of the warm and welcoming atmosphere. As a heritage city, you’ll bet that George Town has their fair share of quaint boutique hotels.


1. Yeng Keng Hotel

Courtyard Room, Yeng Keng Hotel

Courtyard Room, Yeng Keng Hotel. (Photo Credit: yengkenghotel.com)

Yeng Keng Hotel is strategically located in the heart of George Town, along the lively Chulia Street. Popular tourist attractions such as the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Khoo Kongsi, Penang Museum & Art Gallery, Penang street art and more are just 10 to 15 minutes away! The rooms are decked out in oriental-style furnishing, complete with vibrant colours. Additionally, the hotel’s two eateries serve delicious Western and Hainanese cuisine. You don’t have to travel far to experience a gastronomic meal in Penang.

Address: 362 & 366, Chulia Street,10200 George Town, Penang
Tel: +604-262 2177


2. Clove Hall Hotel

Star Ainse Suite, Clove Hall Hotel

Star Ainse Suite, Clove Hall Hotel. (Photo Credit: vossy.com)

Clove Hall is a small and private boutique hotel with just 6 rooms on their property. As a restored Edwardian Anglo Malay bungalow, this hotel showcases the colonial architecture of Penang. The rooms are also elegantly decorated in traditional and antique furnishings, along with a modern touch. Enjoy facilities like an outdoor swimming pool, library, flat-screen TV and more when you stay at this heritage hotel.

Address: 1, Jalan Clove Hall, 10050 George Town, Penang
Tel: +604-229 0818


3. Muntri Mews Hotel and Residence

Executive Family Room, Muntri Mews Hotel

Executive Family Room, Muntri Mews Hotel. (Photo Credit: georgetownheritage.com)

Muntri Mews Hotel and Residence is a luxurious, yet affordable, accommodation in the bustling city of George Town. The hotel’s interior brings you back to the 20th century, with antique furnishings to go with it too. Similarly, the rooms have a classic and historical look, with modern comforts like TV, complimentary Wi-Fi and more. Muntri Mews truly captures the essence of a heritage hotel.

Address: 77, Jalan Muntri, 10200 George Town, Penang
Tel: +604-263 5125


4. Cheong Fatt Tze – The Blue Mansion

The Ming Collection, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

The Ming Collection, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion. (Photo Credit: cheongfatttzemansion.com)

One of the more well-known boutique hotels in Penang is Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion or the Blue Mansion. The building’s striking indigo-blue exterior is an icon in George Town. The Blue Mansion’s rooms are intricately furnished with authentic 19th-century furniture and decorated with precious heirlooms. This hotel also features pool access and invigorating jacuzzis, you’re in for an opulent stay at the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion.

Address: 14, Leith Street, 10200 George Town, Penang
Tel: +604-262 0006


5. 23 Love Lane Hotel

1920s Jack Roof Annex, 23 LoveLane

1920s Jack Roof Annex, 23 LoveLane. (Photo Credit: 23lovelane.com)

Penang has no shortage of heritage hotels and 23 LoveLane Hotel is no different. The hotel features architecture from 5 different periods because it was constructed at different times from the 1800s. Additionally, 23 LoveLane flaunts their very own private garden for those seeking a quiet and tranquil place to relax outdoors. If you prefer some peace indoors, another place that offers refuge is the library in the Anglo Indian Bangalow.

Address: 23, Lorong Love, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Tel: +604-262 1323