Macalister Mansion is a five-star boutique hotel, which offers fine-dining restaurant, cafe, wine lounge and cigar den combo – is a subtle tribute to Penang’s rich colonial past and its colourful present. Resembling Gatsby’s mansion, the extensively-repurposed manor is the first Malaysian member of Design Hotel and was named after Colonel Norman Macalister, British Governor of Penang from 1808 to 1810. Macalister Mansion is a British colonial mansion built in the early 20th century. With only 8 rooms offered to guests, every room in the hotel is given a different character, for example a romantic aura touch for the Bridal Suite, the use of designer fabrics from Singapore, Grace Tan in Room 7, Thomas Powell's art display in Room 8 and more will surely give you an unforgettable experience. The rooms are equipped with essential amenities, and best of all, there is a Nespresso machine that is perfect for coffee lover and also speakers for your family entertainment while relaxing in the room.
How to get to Macalister Mansion
Macalister Mansion located in a prominent and strategic location that is easily accessible from all parts of Georgetown through a combination of excellent road links and a comprehensive array of public transport facilities. The hotel is about 18 km away from Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas. A taxi fare from the airport to Macalister Mansion is RM 60 and the journey will take around 40 minutes. If you are driving from Kuala Lumpur, take the PLUS highway heading to the north and exit at Penang Bridge. The hotel is located at Jalan Macalister in Georgetown.
Different Types of Rooms in Macalister Mansion
There are 8 different types of rooms offers by Macalister Mansion. You can experience pure luxury and comfort in any of the Eight Rooms. Each Room is individually designed with specially commissioned art pieces to accent the contemporary theme. Each art piece is influenced by the life story of Sir Norman Macalister and Macalister Mansion. Room rates starts from RM 990.00 to RM 1660.00. Each room is well equipped with basic in-room facilities plus extra features that are uniquely for specific rooms. The basic in-room facilities provided in all rooms including working desk, controlled LCD TV, hairdryer, tea making facilities, shower room and minibar.
Restaurants and Cafes in Macalister Mansion
Offering all day dining and a casual space to hang out, the Living Room features a delectable selection of local cuisine and international flavors. Set within a playful and colorful space, guests can also enjoy pastries with a wide selection of beverages. The Living Room also serves a wide selection of TWG teas. TWG Tea has the largest collection of tea in the world with each being meticulously selected and blended to ensure the very highest standards. Serving a selection of modern cuisine, the Dining Room is all about innovative gastronomy using high-quality ingredients and pairing these dishes with fine wines from a comprehensive selection. The Cellar is a space to lounge and relax with a glass of fine wine or Champagne. The Cellar is the perfect place to enjoy a pre-dinner drink or a nightcap. The Den is a place to unwind with a glass of quality whisky and a cigar.
Facilities and Activities in Macalister Mansion
Have fun dipping in the sun. The Lawn offers the perfect space to relax or lounge by the pool. With an adjoining bar and seating area within the pool, refreshments will always within reach whilst you bask in the sun.
Interesting Places near Macalister Mansion
The Fort Cornwallis - The Fort Cornwallis is the largest and most intact fort that can be found in Malaysia. When visiting the fort, the five major must-see artefacts are, first and foremost, the statue of the legendary Sir Captain Francis Light. In fact, no visitors would be able to miss the statue of Francis Light as its positioned overlooking the fort entrance, greeting visitors.
Gurney Drive - Gurney Drive Penang is one of the most popular places in Penang. The famous seafront is popular among tourists locals and too. Redshanks can be seen everywhere, wadding in the water of Gurney Drive Penang. There are also other birds and mudskippers around. Besides the amazing breeze and scenic view, the Gurney Drive Hawker Centre is what attracts tourist as well as locals. They offer a large variety of local delicacies including Asam Laksa, Rojak and much more. The centre of food haven and famous seafront in Penang - Gurney Drive Penang is located in the northern part of Penang, towards Tanjung Bungah. It is situated in Georgetown, the capital of Penang.