These Beautiful Boutique Hotels were Once Old Shops in Penang

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Penang is one of the states in Malaysia locals and many tourists are no longer stranger to. It is divided into two parts, Penang Island wherein the capital city is George Town, and Seberang Perai.

The state is full of antique buildings, that make people feel nostalgic. But due to the increasing number of tourists, since it’s an ideal holiday destination, some of the old buildings here are converted into stunning accommodations. As a matter of fact, here are some of them:

1. Areca Hotel, Penang

 

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Before becoming a modern and comfortable hotel, would you believe that Areca Hotel is previously a 12-shophouses? Well, yes! It features not just hotel rooms, but also a library, computer lounge, and a coffee shop, where you can relax.

Location: 5, Jalan Khoo Sian Ewe, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Accommodation: RM253++ / night

Contact: 04-261 0050

Website: www.arecahotelpenang.com

2. The Edison George Town, Penang

 

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The Edison Hotel used to be a home of a wealthy Chinese and was built in 1906, but now serves as a home-away-from-home to many travelers. It combines the features of modern luxury and ancient architecture, creating a very sophisticated environment.

Location: 15 Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 Penang, Malaysia

Accommodation: RM423++ / night

Contact: 04-262 2990

Website: www.theedisonhotels.com

3. Clove Hill, Penang

 

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A detached bungalow with 6 separate suites and an oversized pool where you can take a dip in the hot afternoon. The room features a wooden floor, a four-poster bed, a mosquito net, and a ceiling fan to make you sleep comfortably and soundly.

Location: 11, Clove Hall Road, 10050 Penang

Accommodation: RM575++ / night

Contact: 04-229 0818

4. Sinkeh Hotel at 105, Penang

 

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Sinkeh, which means “new guest” in Fujian dialect, was originally a shop before it became a hotel and theatre art space. It has three floors with nine rooms that guests can choose from.

Location: 105 Lebuh Melayu, George Town, 10100 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Accommodation: RM190++ / night

Contact: 04-2613966

Website: www.sinkeh.com

5. Yeng Keng Hotel 燕京酒店

 

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This stylish boutique hotel was previously an English-style detached house originally owned by an Indian Muslim family. Unlike other hotels, Yeng Keng Hotel exudes an extraordinarily architectural design.

Location: 362 & 366, Chulia Street, World Heritage City of George Town 10200 Penang, Malaysia

 

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