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1926 Heritage Hotel Penang

227 Jalan Burma, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10050
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Based on 439 traveler reviews
Swimming Pool
24-Hour Front Desk

Nearby attractions
Gleneagles Medical Centre
(0.31 km)
Loh Guan Lye Hospital
(0.47 km)
Island Hospital
(0.73 km)
(1.45 km)
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- Romantic Vacation
Great but have to upgrade the service.
It is a good hotel for traveler
- Backpacking
WiFi cannot connected during stay.
- Romantic Vacation
It was great, best place with good accommodation
- Medical Travel
All service is good services for guest.
- Medical Travel
Good service and quite comfortable.
- Medical Travel
I was amazed at the atmosphere of peranakan and colonial. Service was good and nice view. I think I will comeback again.
- Family vacation
Nice stay. Just the receptionist need to work quicker a bit. Too time consuming during registration.
- Romantic Vacation
This hotel made my day and great hospitality
- Family vacation
Nice to be here for budget hotel with heritage style.
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It was a very old hotel with old facilities. Our room was big enough to accommodate the entire family. Toiletries were just the basic. It was very near a Hawker place where we had dinner. Breakfast in the hotel was not good at all, with only limited food choices and poor service. Also, the receptionist forgot to endorse our transportation request to the one on duty the following day. Glad we only stayed for a night.
Family - Nov 9, 2017
Quaint & Old-world
My wife & I were attracted to the quaintness of the frontage in the photograph when we searched for a reasonable hotel to stay in Georgetown last month. Reading on the web that it had a reputation of being haunted added to the appeal. For the price we paid, we were not disappointed. The building itself reminds me of the old British military barracks left on Dempsey Hill back home. Understanding that the structure was built in 1926 (and we have a picture of the gable with the date to prove it) one does not expect a modern posh 5-star hotel. At least the rooms were adequate, clean and sound-proof. The air-conditioning and bathroom fittings appear to have been newly installed. The water heater was very comfortable. Although the drainage scupper in the shower seemed like a trap if stepped upon. The rooms were well cleaned daily and clean, fresh linen and bottled water provided, although the bath towels were just about the right size for us Asians - imagine a XXL Caucasian struggling to wrap it around. Also face towels would have been nice. Other than that coffee/tea making facilities were welcome, but bring your own mixes if particular. My pet peeve was with the TV channels provided. With only 'free-to-air' TV (no cable) the choices were Malay or Chinese with only occasional News in English. The pool was welcome after a day's sight-seeing, albeit a little small. Pool towels have to be signed out at the front reception. Well, what does one expect for 3-stars. At least the staff were friendly and helpful. The best feature of this hotel is its location - within walking distance to eating places such as the (famous?) Green House Restaurant (er coffeeshop) and several Penang Tambun bakeries. Bus #103 takes you to Gurney Drive & newly built Gurney Plaza in 15 minutes - only RM1.40! Although the way back is a little more complicated as Georgetown traffic seems almost all one-way. So the 10-minute taxi ride cost us RM15.
Couples - Oct 6, 2017
Great potential but....
From the outside it looks like a great colonial hotel but that's where it ends. The place is in dire need of repair and refurbishment. The lobby is a good place to start by getting rid of the old chunky looking sofas. The rooms are very basic and the breakfast was very poor.
Couples - Oct 2, 2017
Samuel L
OK place to stay, the swimming pool saved it from 1 or 2 stars
Stayed at the 1926 Heritage Hotel for four nights with my girlfriend whilst we visited Penang for the first time. I chose this place as we wanted a place with a pool, but we did not want to pay loads. And you pay what you get. This hotel has charm. It is old and dated and I am sure was great back in its day, but it needs a refurbishment. Walking down the hallway on the second floor to our room reminded me of a horror movie (like The Shining) and the creaky floors didn't help with that image in my head. The room was adequate and I appreciate that the room was cleaned everyday and we got two water bottles which helped us when we went out on our day trips. The WiFi is free as they say, but at least for my phone and occasionally my girlfriend's phone, we could not receive any internet connection in our room. I am not the one who will be on my phone the whole time, but planning the next day activities from your room would be more comfortable than the breakfast room where I could only get internet. Talking about breakfast, it is simple, but at least there was breakfast as I know these days you can get cheap rates just for room only. Eggs were good and toast and jam were the safe options. The hotel is well-located on a main road in Penang, but still far from the central areas like the heritage sites. Still, it's not a bad walk - 15-20 minutes and you'll be there. The saviour of the hotel was the pool. Although, simple with water jets shooting out water into the pool, it was nice to have after a long hot day. It made this stay in this hotel bearable. Would I recommend staying here? I don't know really depends on you and your situation. Overall, the staff were good and friendly and there is nothing wrong with them. It's just the building itself, but my girlfriend thought it had character and history, which I can agree.
Couples - Sep 5, 2017
A Good Place to Stay!”
We enjoyed our stay at 1926 Heritage Hotel. Our ground-floor deluxe room was spacious, with ensuite, fridge, and a balcony. The pool is large enough for a ‘proper’ swim and the staff were very helpful, readily providing pool towels. We had a couple of minor problems in the room and maintenance were there very fast to fix them. Breakfast (included) was plentiful with a choice of Malaysian or Western-style – it was tasty, but unfortunately most food was COLD as the burners were not on underneath the pans. There are two restaurants on site – maybe the reason for the sign prohibiting “outside food”. We didn’t intend to have outside food anyway, but as a result of the sign vowed not to eat in either restaurant. We travel a lot, and it’s more the norm to find takeaway menus in the room! There are two excellent Malaysian style eateries just around the corner anyway in Jalan Burma, Burmah Food Paradise and Old Green House. Thirty seconds later, there’s a 7-11. There’s also a good Japanese Restaurant just nearby (Isaribi), at the continuation of Jalan Imegresen across the road (Jalan Chow Thye). We walked everywhere – 10-15 minutes to Paradise Plaza (including Giant Supermarket). Thirty minutes or so walk depending where you’re going in Georgetown. We’d definitely stay again!
Couples - Aug 20, 2017
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Hotel facility


Hotel policy

  • Hotel Services
    • Laundry service
    • Tours
    • 24-hour Receptionist
    • Luggage storage
    • Express check-in
    • Express check-out
  • Public Facilities
    • Room service
    • Parking
    • WiFi in public area
    • Restaurant
  • General
    • Family room
    • AC
    • Terrace
  • Things to Do
    • Outdoor pool
    • Garden
  • Transportation
    • Area shuttle with surcharge
    • Car rental
  • Shuttle Service
    • Airport transfer with surcharge
  • Business Facilities
    • Meeting facilities
  • Nearby Facilities
    • Beauty salon
  • Connectivity
    • LAN Internet

Check-in and Check-out Time

Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM

1926 Heritage Hotel Penang is a hotel in a good neighborhood, which is located at Georgetown.

The hotel has a very good location, also near the Penang International Airport (PEN), which is only 14.91 km away.

Not only well positioned, but 1926 Heritage Hotel Penang is also one of hotels near the following Gleneagles Medical Centre within 0.31 km and Loh Guan Lye Specialist Centre within 0.47 km.

About 1926 Heritage Hotel Penang

Have fun with various entertaining facilities for you and the whole family at 1926 Heritage Hotel Penang, a wonderful accommodation for your family holiday.

Splendid service together with wide range of facilities provided will make you complain for nothing during your stay at 1926 Heritage Hotel Penang.

Have an enjoyable and relaxing day at the pool, whether you’re traveling solo or with your loved ones.

24-hours front desk is available to serve you, from check-in to check-out, or any assistance you need. Should you desire more, do not hesitate to ask the front desk, we are always ready to accommodate you.

Savor your favorite dishes with special cuisines from 1926 Heritage Hotel Penang exclusively for you.

WiFi is available within public areas of the property to help you to stay connected with family and friends.

With all facilities offered, 1926 Heritage Hotel Penang is the right place to stay.

With effect from 1 June 2014, the Penang City Council will be imposing a fee of MYR 2 per room per night, payable directly to the hotel upon check-in. Please note that this is not included in the room rate.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
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