Chulia Heritage Hotel Georgetown Penang

Chulia Street is one of the most popular places to stay in the city of Georgetown. The historic center of Georgetown was listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008, and Chulia Street is right in the middle of it. Many buildings have been preserved, which gives the area a very nice vibe. There are quite a few attractions located within walking distance, from beautiful mansions to crowded Chinese Temples. The Komtar area is only 10/15 minutes away.

There are many very basic guesthouses on Chulia Street, most cater to low budget back packers. There are also quite a few luxurious boutique hotels. Chulia Heritage Hotel is neither, and can be placed right in the middle of the two. The hotel is clean and pretty much standard. When you enter the hotel you will see a lobby and some chairs and couches. Left and right you will see the rooms. The is one floor with rooms above the lobby.

Standard rooms contain a tiny bathroom, aircon, a small closet, a chair and a flat screen television. The bathroom door locks tight, which is a good thing as water from the shower cannot get into the room (so the room stays dry). The amount of channels on the television was limited, but most people will probably have better things to do when they’re staying in Georgetown. The bathroom was cramped, and we noticed a real annoying thing. The shower head sometimes leaked water, even after taking a shower. As the shower head is located roughly above the toilet seat, it is quite annoying when you get wet when using the toilet. The room was very tiny, similar to hotels in Singapore.

The hotel is quite basic, but does what it should; offer guests a good night of sleep for an affordable price per night. We paid USD60 per night (excl. breakfast) during the first days of Chinese New Year. Regular prices are lower.

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