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    Nearest transport:
  • Komtar Bus Terminal (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • culture
  • sightseeing
  • restaurants
    Distance to airport:
  • Penang International Airport (14.8 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Friendly staff", "Good location", "Nice environment"
    Nearby attractions:
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
  • Kayu Nasi Kandar (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
  • Red Garden Food Paradise & Night Market (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
  • Restoran Kapitan (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)

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1881 Chong Tian Hotel

36,38,40,42 Jalan Pintal Tali, , Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia 10100 (Show on map)

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Features of 1881 Chong Tian Hotel

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • bar
  • business center
  • family room
  • laundry service
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • nightclub
  • restaurant
  • room service


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • valet parking

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Malay

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Hotel Description
Located in Georgetown, 1881 Chong Tian Hotel is an award-winning hotel and a popular choice for travelers....see more Located in Georgetown, 1881 Chong Tian Hotel is an award-winning hotel and a popular choice for travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Also within easy reach are Ng Fook Thong Temple, Syed Al-Attas Mansion, as well as Loo Pun Hong.

At 1881 Chong Tian Hotel, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like nightclub, Wi-Fi, valet parking, car park, and business center.

Experience high quality room facilities, including bathrobes, whirlpool bathtub, satellite television, shower, and in room safe, to help you recharge after a long day. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. With an ideal location and facilities to match, 1881 Chong Tian Hotel hits the spot in many ways.
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Simon C. Families with older children
Malaysia, September 01, 2015
1881 Chong Tian Hotel

Location to food stalls, bars and restaurants
Got to find on street parking yourself but the hotel manage your parking ticket. Too much noise from street below till 5 am. Cars, motorbikes, music and patrons of prostitutes right below outside our room. Windows were half glazed with slats letting noise in. We were in family room on first floor above restaurant. Breakfast was mange with cold tea and coffee and uncooked eggs. Had to request for eggs and fruits. You don't ask, you don't get. Asked for fresh tea and fresh pot was made with water that had already gone cold from the kettle it was in. Staff poor understanding of English and just ignore or walk away if they do not understand what you are saying. On a positive note, some staff were excellent, the beds were comfortable and room spacious with lots of tea/coffee and toiletry supplies. The charm of the room would suit foreign visitors better?
How S. Families with older children
Singapore, August 21, 2015
A very good boutique hotel

Good Location, Very Large and Well Renovated Room, Very courteous and helpful staff
It's just our luck that there were road work being carried out the first night after check-in, which disturb our sleep throughout the night as our room is facing the road. When we brought up to the staff during breakfast and requested to change room, the staff immediately agreed and in fact upgraded our room.
Sheena L. Families with older children
Singapore, August 12, 2015
Small and cozy boutique hotel, with friendly staff

The interior decor, the friendly staff, the central location
I was very impressed by the interior decor; the owner had clearly put a fair bit of thought into collecting antique furniture and trappings for the hotel. Unlike many other hotels, the room was spacious and didn't feel at all claustrophobic. More importantly, the staff were very friendly and eager to help, providing prompt assistance whenever possible. I really liked that the hotel was very centrally located, being barely 15 minutes away from some of the best food and tourist attractions in Georgetown. Even more impressive was the in-house restaurant - I had a Peranakan dinner there and it was absolutely delicious (and cheap to boot!). However, I did feel that the amenities/toiletries could be improved on. Late one night, I requested an extra towel which took about half an hour to be delivered. Turns out that the staff had to run elsewhere to buy a brand-new towel. Props for the willingness to do so but it also felt weird that a hotel would run out of fresh towels. The selection of TV programmes can also be improved on. All in all, this is definitely a place I would return to if I do visit Penang again.
Chiew T. Groups
Malaysia, July 23, 2015
Unique Experience

Location, Antique Design & Spacious Room
overally okay, dislike the breakfast selection and taste and one of the staff not warm and welcoming.
Hicham M. Couples
Germany, June 09, 2015
Much better hotels in the area for half of the pri

Very basic stay, room with no window, shower directly on toilet. Size of the room doesn't correspond to the size described in the booking only blanket no bedsheet....
Stephanie C. Families with older children
Malaysia, May 04, 2015
Cultural Georgetown

Great location, accommodating staff and quaint furnishing.
It was very pleasant. Staff were very helpful.
Ong K. Groups
Malaysia, May 04, 2015
The system management is bad

Room is big, the Chinese food is fantastic
They didn't record our booking correctly, but eventually they still manage to solve the problem. So we think it was ok. It was a good stay, the room is BIG and unique. The food from the restaurant is really good, should give it a try!
Johannes A. Families with older children
Indonesia, February 25, 2015
bad trip
it was bad, the room isnt clean, no elevator, we can only use the stairs, they just serve bread and fruits that's not fresh for our breakfast, well its a family business hotel anyway so they're just not professional.
Kalman S. Couples
Australia, December 29, 2014
Recommended stay in George Town

Location, Historical Building, Friendly helpful staff
If you are looking for a stay to immerse yourself in the history I fully recommend the 1881. Ask for parking if you need it as parking anywhere in George Town is difficult and at a premium. That being said the staff were more than helpful and facilitate parking at the hotel on our arrival.
Byron T. Families with young children
Singapore, April 03, 2015
Fantastic location with a tradition

heritage hostory, location & staff
fantastic and the lids loved the place esp the staff friendliness. The place do have some mozzies but the staff are quick to pass ample of mozzie electric repellent.

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