Early this year, we went for short getaway with Air Asia direct flight from Kuching to Penang. Museum Hotel was our home for 3 nights. I booked this hotel(without breakfast) via AirAsiaGo combined with flight ticket(without meal and luggage) that cost us about RM1850.00 for 4D3N, 3 pax.
From the official website museumhotel.com.my:
Step back in time and savour the opulence of a bygone era at the Museum Hotel. Located in a restored historic building in the heart of George Town, this gem of a boutique hotel offers a unique glimpse into the golden past of this world heritage listed city. Each spacious, luxuriously appointed themed suite is one-of-a-kind. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Penang while you indulge your senses in luxury at the Museum Hotel.
If you drive, you don’t have to worry about parking, it is limited but they do have their own parking for their guests. The staffs were very friendly and helpful. We were served with refreshing cold lemongrass ginger drink while checking in.
Navigate through the hotel to our room, it’s like going back to the olden days.
I booked a room for 3 pax that can cater for maximum 4 pax. The room is known as QI LIN (éº’éºŸ) Quadruple Duplex Room.
Details from museumhotel.com.my:
The wondrous Qi Lin (éº’éºŸ) is an auspicious creature of Chinese mythology. It is said to herald the arrival of a wise or honoured personage, and thus are considered very good omens in Chinese culture. Our Quadruple duplex room is named for the lucky Qi Lin, and this room is suitable for a company of up to 4 adults. A wooden-floored living room on the lower level has a comfortable sitting area, and a flight of stairs leads to the upper floor bedroom, with a queen sized four-poster bed, and two single beds. The bathroom features two showers and double basins. The room includes all modern conveniences and amenities:
– Air conditioning
– 32â€ LCD television with satellite channels
– Free in-room wifi
– Laptop safe
– Coffee and tea making facilities
– Ensuite bathroom with double showers and toiletries
– Laundry service
– Colonial dressing table
– Straits Chinese wall mirror
– Brass standing lamp
– Telephone (In-house calls)
– Old English brass & porcelain switches
They led us to the room and explained how to use the room. We realized something too, the staff took of his shoes when he led us in. It was quite a surprise that it has two floors! Living area on the first; bedroom and bathrooms on the second floor. Very cozy place. Just one thing, 3 settees only… someone has to sit on the floor hahaha!
Few things to remember:
1. The fan speed cannot be adjusted.
2. Switch on bathroom heater for 5 minutes before shower and only switch off after everyone took their shower.
3. No need to remove the card in the wall slot.
4. Return the key to reception on the way out and collect it from reception on the way in.
The bathroom amenities were enough for us to use, except for the soap. Only two small bars, too bad… Love to shower with the oatmeal soap. I know… Can always ask for extra but hehe… lazy.
You do not need to worry about how 4 pax can share bathroom and toilet, there’s 2 toilets, 2 shower cubicles, and two sinks. So… No need to wait too long for your turn.
The beds were creaky hahaha!! It sure made lots of noise.
The staff were awesome already during check-in. When we got back to the hotel after a day out, there was another surprise. They placed traditional sweets in the room with a short note greeting you by your name and descriptions of the sweets given. First night was haw flakes, second night was peanut brittle, and third night was coconut sweets.
Overall, the hotel was way beyond my expectations. Great for friends and family(no children allowed if not mistaken) to stay if you’re in Penang. It’s not very far from the free shuttle stop too.
Address: No.76, Jalan A.S Mansor (Off Transfer Road), 10050 Penang.