East Indies Mansion

East Indies Mansion

No.25, Lebuh China ( World Heritage Zone), Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200
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    8.5
    Excellent
    /10
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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "One of my favorite hotels on the planet"

    Brian

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    March 14, 2018

    8.9
    Excellent service
    Recommended by 90% of guests

    Things you’ll love about East Indies Mansion

    • 370 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Penang

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    This property is in high demand!Last booked 10 hours ago
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    Location
    8.8
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
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  • Chinatown70 m
  • OCBC Bank90 m
  • RHB Bank @ Georgetown90 m
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion110 m
  • Penang Heritage Trust140 m
  • Penang Heritage Trust, volunteering140 m
  • Chowrasta Market150 m
  • Siddhi Gifts & Crafts160 m
  • Penang Amazing World Studios160 m
  • Consulate of the People's Republic of Bangladesh170 m
  • Value for money8.6
    Distance to city center1.5 km
    Location rating8.8
    Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
    Distance to airport16.1 km

    Rooms available at East Indies Mansion

    8.6
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Duplex Quadruple Room
    Duplex Quadruple Room
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    • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 single bed and 1 king bed...
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    Double Room without En-Suite Bathroom
    Double Room without En-Suite Bathroom
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 single bed and 1 super ki...
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    Standard Room
    Standard Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • No Windows view
    • 1 single bed and 1 super ki...
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    Double Suite
    Double Suite
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 1 super king bed
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    King Suite
    King Suite
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 1 single bed and 1 super ki...
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    Deluxe Suite
    Deluxe Suite
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 single bed and 1 king bed...
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    Loft Suite
    Loft Suite
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 single bed and 1 king bed...
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    Family Suite
    Family Suite
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    • Room size: 55 m²/592 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed and 1 super king...
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    Family Suite Room
    Family Suite Room
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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    Family Suite 3
    Family Suite 3
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    • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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    What people love about East Indies Mansion

    • 9.2
      Exceptional

      "Nice place but dificult to park."

      Kamaruddin

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      October 29, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Thanks a lot to the staff who offered me such hospitality and service."

      Anis

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      December 10, 2018

    • 7.6
      Very good

      "Beautifully refurbished - has a nice rustic feel to it, yet comes with modern facilities."

      chrisanne

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      August 13, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Great place to stay with big groups or even as a solo travel..."

    Akid

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    October 1, 2018

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Location is great, beautiful old mansion, Penang is a must s..."

    John

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    October 3, 2018

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    From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

    Reviews of East Indies Mansion from real guests

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    8.5
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    Cleanliness8.5
    Facilities7.7
    Location8.8
    Room comfort and quality8.6
    Service8.9
    Value for money8.6
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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Anis from Malaysia
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Definitely enjoyed my time”

    Thanks a lot to the staff who offered me such hospitality and service. As I'm travelling with my group of friends and heavily depend on reviews to choose a hotel, I'm super duper glad I made the right choice. Pros: Location is great (nearby Little India and it's in UNESCO heritage area) The room is clean and spacious (depending on which room you choose I guess) Staff is friendly and helpful (showing how to use the remote key and explained about our room) Nice view inside the hotel (the deco is nice and very suitable for photoshoot) Cons: Parking space (I dont have any trouble but for family or those who travel with old folks, it could be troublesome) Staff is not around at night(?) - I was out with my friends until almost midnight and when we came back to the hotel, we didnt see a single staff around or perhaps they're resting No TV (that's cool but I just let others know just in case) Not suitable for people with knee problem or little children (no lift just stairs)

    Reviewed December 10, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Vasanthi from Malaysia
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in July 2018

    nice, perfect location !”

    old old mansion, just that we are prohibited from making noise from 10pm-8pm, so if you're coming with kids, this is not your place! take note that you need to walk slow, and try not to make noise. other than this, the room was huge and its a old-kinda feeling to stay in a mansion, love it!

    Reviewed July 06, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Mel from Qatar
    Family with young children
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    Very good”

    I was looking forward my stay at East Indies but was disappointed.Mansion is great and room same but staff just hangs around smoking all day.Not very professional and definitely not worthe the price of pride of the owner

    Reviewed June 22, 2018
    8.8
    Excellent
    Ka from Hong Kong
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

    Heritage gem”

    A very special stay at such special old architectural treasure. The place has been well-kept, tidy and clean at the same time. An enjoyable stay. Very close to the little India, with plenty of eateries. Also conveniently located in the heart of Georgetown.

    Reviewed May 31, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Christian from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Stayed 1 night in March 2018

    Very cozy and picturesque ”

    Well located in Georgetown close to little India ( would not recomend driving there if possible since parking can be tricky) But the staff was very nice and helpful. The hotel it self is also very pretty and feels a bit like you stepped into a another era.

    Reviewed May 13, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Nik from Malaysia
    Group
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

    Very Authentic Stay!”

    Pros; 1. Cheap but classic. 2. Spacious room for Cinnamon 2 with duplex concept. 3. Clean although some furniture very authentic. 4. Very friendly staff, humble & helpful. He is Azrol & his lady manager. 5. Perfect place for those need some privacy. 6. Easily find place to eat especially mamak restaurants. Cons; 1. No TV. So bring books to read! 2. Hot water not function but the water not so cold. 3. Water pressure very slow for shower only. 4. No specific parking provided. So must park at road side. So don't forget to put parking coupon ticket to avoid summons. Overall, we really enjoy the stay here. Lovely place to stay! So hope it can be maintained.

    Reviewed April 04, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Vedran from Croatia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

    Boutique guesthouse in an old Chinese shophouse within UNESCO world heritage area”

    I had great stay here. This place has a lot of character. Superfriendly staff, spacious room with king size comfortable bed, hot shower and AC. The only negative thing was slow wifi, and in my room (nutmeg C) there was even no wifi signal. Location is great. Walking distance to all the important places inside UNESCO protected George Town.

    Reviewed March 18, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Akid from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

    Great Location for Stay in Little India!”

    Great place to stay with big groups or even as a solo traveler/ couple. Rooms are clean and bedsheets are clean as well. Towels are also provided and do not have any funky smell. Location is near to Sri Weld Food Court - Great Nasi Lemak, near Little India numerous stalls and near pubs for those who look for drinks at night. Parking might be an issue during the day, but there is a nearby multi-storey parking lot if you drive.

    Reviewed October 01, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Nicholas from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2017

    Rustic gem with unique charm”

    East Indies was charming boutique hotel with rustic looking rooms that transport you back in time. All amenities were provided and rooms were very spacious and comfortable. My only gripe was for the room I stayed in (Cinnamon 1) - as it was a double storey room, with the air conditioning unit situated on the 2nd storey, the lower storey doesn't get cooled sufficiently and you can feel the difference in temperature/humidty when walking up/down the spiral staircase found within the room.

    Reviewed June 27, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Kate from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in May 2017

    Classic but stylish! ”

    It's pretty hard to find a hotel that looks better than its photos. East Indies not only looks better but also gives a comfortable cozy feeling that makes you feel like home - only more luxury and stylish. The hotel is located in a busy location of Little India, but when stepping inside, it's private and quiet. I love its old plan and the air well turned small garden. Room and bed are also big, stylishly decorated, and has bathroom inside with a complete set of toiletry stuff. Kitchen is also vast and available 24 hours. There are many pretty corners for you to lie down, read or even work on your laptop. I just want to spend all day in here!

    Reviewed May 23, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ang from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in May 2017

    COZY & SUPERB ENVIRONMENT”

    Yea..definitely one of best hotel i ever stay. The front desk girl very polite and helpful, she will definitely will give you a hand whenever you need to know the info. The environment is cozy and the room is very big. The location is great and very worth to stay

    Reviewed May 19, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Sze from Malaysia
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

    Beautifully preserved mansion ”

    Staff were all exceptionally friendly and helpful. Being one of the oldest mansions in Penang, the building is well preserved and refurbished. Our room was clean and comfortable. Internet connection was poor due to the old building structure, I have had to work during the trip so that was quite inconvenient. Parking may get slightly challenging as there arent many public parking lots before evening. The friendly staff pointed us to a nearby car park which is about 5 mins walk away. If internet isn't a requirement for you then I would highly recommend this mansion - it will be a unique experience staying in a 200-year old mansion :)

    Reviewed May 09, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Thomas from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

    Exceptional”

    East Indies Manson is a delightful place to stay in Georgetown. The staff is unsurpassed in hospitality and professionalism. The interiors are meticulously restored and very comfortable. While it IS an old house and one can sometimes hear ones' neighbors, the charm and hospitality more than accommodate for this slight annoyance. Should you be lucky enough to visit, remember to take your shoes off in your upstairs room.

    Reviewed April 03, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    lai from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016

    Superb great location, excellence service, helpful and friendly staffs.felt like home sweet home ^,^”

    Superb great location, excellence service, helpful and friendly staffs.felt like home sweet home ^,^ Heritage feelings, the best place and service we ever had in Penang. Wonderful and excellence service with great staffs, expecially Jess who is so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable young man^,^ Definitely we will be back again soonest~~

    Reviewed November 22, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jia from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Stayed 1 night in April 2016

    Recommended”

    enjoyed my stay. Staff is very very friendly. Superb location. The place is clean and filled with lots of antique decorations that reminded me of my childhood. Some minor cons such as no private parking, street parking is limited due to busy and narrow road ( but they provide the parking voucher). Furthermore, as I traveled with my parent and we stayed in a room with top and bottom floor connected by a spiral staircase. Have to say the staircase is a bit stiff and the straps are narrow which can be dangerous for elders.

    Reviewed October 28, 2016
    8.4
    Excellent
    Chee from Singapore
    Group
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

    Pleasant Stay”

    Was impressed by the heritage mansion and its environment. Manned by great staff (Linda, Jass, Vijay, etc) and they made you feel so welcome with their hospitality. This is one of the great place to stay and rest, while at the same time experience the historical value of the establishment and Penang. The only disappointment which we had was, we have reserved Anista room but due to repair work required, we were given Cinnamon 2. But Linda and Jass made an effort for our last night by transferring us to the "smaller" Anista room and we really enjoyed the last night!

    Reviewed June 19, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Shannon from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in December 2015

    Charming boutique hotel”

    Room size, comfort and value

    East Indies Mansion isn't quite located in the "heart of the action" of Georgetown, ie, the largely pedestrianised area, but just outside closer to Little India and the banking district. That's not bad, but not perfect. That said, it isn't too much trouble walking around. It's just that in the blazing Penang heat, every second counts. The room, however, was huge for what we paid, a duplex with a nice sitting area and a very comfortable bedroom. No TV in the room, and I know, you're supposed to be outside when travelling. But hey, if that's purely the case, why have a decent and private bedroom at all. Breakfast was fairly decent and all in all, a worthwhile member of Georgetown's growing boutique hotel scene.

    Reviewed January 17, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    ALIA from Singapore
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2015

    v good”

    centralised area, friendly staff and heritage

    value of money,friendly staff , frontline staff went extra mile by making effort to find a tv n harddisc for my staycation. thumb up for the good service but was kinda upset they went in to the room w/o we knwing to tidyup our room.

    Reviewed October 31, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Venkatakrishnan from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

    Heritage hotel in the heart of Georgetown”

    240 year old mansion, super staff

    We enjoyed our stay. The staff was great led by Jess, who was super friendly. Quaint, imposing, historical mansion converted into a hotel with seven guest rooms. Classic architectural design from India style homes with open courtyards (aangan). We took the family suite with a large, high ceiling living room, master bedroom that is larger than most regular hotel rooms and a loft that had a double bed for the kids. Well furnished, superbly maintained, it is rare to get to live in a mansion like this. Staff is quite friendly, location is great and was a great and welcome change from living in a regular hotel. Keep it up East Indies Mansion.

    Reviewed September 30, 2015
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Karin from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in August 2015

    Perfect getaway”

    friendly staff, spacious room, good location

    5-star service from the staffs, love the interior design of the building and room, not soundproof as can hear guests walking from upper room, strategic location (convenient stores, cafes, restaurants, banks, pub, Indian street nearby the corner and etc). Definitely will return for my next stay in Penang.

    Reviewed August 29, 2015
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