Very good 8.0
Based on 163 reviews

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About 1881 Chong Tian Hotel


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 the nightclub, Wi-Fi, valet parking, car park, and business center.

Experience high quality room facilities, including bathrobes, whirlpool bathtub, satellite television, a shower, and in-room safe, to help you recharge after a long day. 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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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • valet parking
  • car park

Food & beverage

  • room service
  • restaurant
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • newspapers

On-site facilities

  • family room
  • nightclub
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk

Business & money services

  • meeting facilities
  • business center

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Malay
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-8 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 8 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 80 MYR
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Number of Restaurants: 2
Number of Rooms : 11
Time to Airport (Minutes): 45
Year Hotel Built: 1881
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2011
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.3
  • Facilities 6.0
  • Location 8.5
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.2
  • Service 8.6
  • Value for Money 7.4
  • Food/Dining 6.7

June 07, 2016
Will come back

May 13, 2016
Good location
Good location, but abit noisy at the night.

Tan P.
April 25, 2016
I read a previous review that there were bugs, and indeed there were quite a lot. This is my first hotel where there's no toilet floor mat for you to dry your feet. Jalan Pintal Tali can also get noisy through the night.

Bastiaan M.
April 10, 2016
Bit of a strange place, but nice!
This place is actually a restaurant, with two hotel rooms only I think. It's a quiet place, in a good location in the city centre. The room was quite special, and had a good bed + airco. Breakfast was not too special, but what can you expect when they have so little rooms anyway

Allan K.
February 13, 2016
Heritage Setting
Location, Heritage Setting, Staff Service
The hotel has a pleasant ambiance in a Heritage setting. The location is good handy to many local Chinese restaurants & also Indian restaurants. A good Western Shopping Mall is nearby . Also it is a short walk from a major bus interchange that accesses most of Penang. The staff service is very good. It is walking distance to all of the Georgetown attractions particularly the historic ones by the quay & all the street art. Breakfast is a continental style mixing traditional Malay pastries with western food.

See K.
February 11, 2016
Disappointing stay in Penang.
1.The surprisingly simple breakfast doesn't show the honor to the clients. 2.only few tv programs available. 3.The check in process took 18 minute to complete.

Angela K.
January 04, 2016
Lovely hotel in a great location
location, decor, comfy bed
Very quaint building in a great location. Service was good and the place was clean (unlike what I expected given a few bad reviews from other travelers). Perhaps the only thing that needs improvement is the breakfast spread: toast, cake and a beverage just doesn't make anyone go wow.

Wenkang S.
December 31, 2015
Traditional Chinese style
The hotel is in a ancient building with traditional Chinese style furniture and decoration. The first floor is a restaurant, a little bit noisy. The room is not big, but it's clean.
Not as good as expected.

Goh L.
December 29, 2015
Breakfast very poor
Toilet window
Not really keen to stay/relax in the room

December 29, 2015
Great stay
Large room, Friendly staffs, Convenient spot in town
Went there for a short holiday, only for a night. Love the concept and the overall ambiance of the hotel. Friendly staff who introduced us where to visit and the eateries around that area. The down point will be: 1. there is no parking lot for hotel, you will need to look for your own parking, and park at your own risk. 2. If you are traveling with old folks who are unable to climb up the stairs, it will be inconvenient as they do not have elevator. 3. Found earthworms in my bathtub while happily soaking myself inside and ended up with scream (haha)! 4. There are 2 airconds in our room but one of it malfunctioning and have water dripping onto the bed. 5. They only served cold nasi lemak, bread & banana cake with Orange juice, coffee & tea for breakfast. Which probably incompatible with the price we paid. Other than that, it was indeed a good stay!