23 Love Lane is one of a growing number of lovely boutique hotels in Georgetown. The hotel has great access to the main UNESCO sights and boasts quaint and intimate charisma.
Muntri Mews, Penang, Malaysia
Muntri Mews offers unique affordable boutique accommodation ideal for guests who desire to be in the heart of George Town. Within walking distance to the key heritage landmarks in the city, Muntri Street has perhaps the best preserved row of 19th Straits Chinese architecture in Penang. The grade two listed building was formerly the stables and carriage works of the street's grandest terraces. Carriages were kept below while drivers and staff were housed above in 12 worker's quarters.
Muntri Mews has been meticulously restored to its former glory and turned into a small luxury boutique hotel with only nine rooms. The rooms are of contemporary design and are rich in character and charm. The interiors are bright with comfortable and relaxing furnishings, highlighted with a gorgeous selection of local, historical and quirky paraphernalia. All rooms come with en suite bathrooms, LCD TVs, sitting areas which open to the verandah upstairs or the lush private tropical gardens downstairs. The Mews café prepares fresh local produce for a menu inspired by Asian cuisine combined with a selection of tasty international favourites. The café sits comfortably at the entrance to the mews and is popular with locals and visitors alike.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Ideally placed to explore George Town this is by far the most luxurious option in the city despite the rooms now looking a little tired.
This newly opened small private hotel of only 18 suites is by the award-winning hoteliers Karl Steinberg and Christopher Ong. It successfully captures and celebrates the spirit of this world heritage town and its unique Peranakan culture.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Among the highlights of the tour is Fort Cornwallis, built on the site of Francis Light's historic landing in 1786, it today houses the Dutch Canon presented to the Sultan of Johore by the Dutch East India Company.
This day long excursion will take you through the mangrove forest of Penang's north-western tip before trekking through the dipterocarp forest of the national park.