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No. 25 Lebuh China World Heritage Zone, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia
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#8 of 224 B&Bs / Inns in George Town
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East Indies is a distinctive boutique heritage property in the heart of the UNESCO Heritage Core Zone in Georgetown. This former residence of Koh Lay Huan, a founding father of Penang, has been painstakingly restored to transport guests back in time to reside in the private mansion of a prominent wealthy merchant in 18th century Penang.
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Paid public parking nearby
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English, Chinese, Filipino, Indonesian and 4 more
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tanwannee wrote a review Feb 2020
Malaysia2 contributions
This mansion is a must stay for people who love history, culture, good location and most importantly great service. The rich history of this hotel is amazing and has an extremely significant in Penang history. The location is awesome as its very near to all the major historic sites like little India, Chinese Kuan Yin, Peranakan Mansion museum, all the clan Jetties, Fort Cornwallis and much more. To top it all the staffs were just amazing and made our stay such a memorable one. They took the effort to ensure all our needs were met. Little gifts during our turn down was such a treat. Our kids also love the surprise gift- a cute bear for my daughter and a toy car for my son which they carry with then everywhere now.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Expedition278386 wrote a review Feb 2020
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The room was beautiful - old architecture, very beautiful and well maintained. The staff was lovely and was very personable and helpful when we discovered our car battery was drained. They helped call someone to jump the car. Great location, next to Little India and the must-see Baba Nonya Museum.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from EastIndiesMansion, Front Of Desk at East Indies Mansion
Responded 1 Mar 2020
Dear Expedition278386, Thank you very much of spending your precious time to write a review during your experience stay at East Indies Mansion! We are delighted that you enjoy your wonderful stay in the mansion. The mansion is almost two hundred years old and we work hard to maintain the architectural and the decorations in the mansion reflects stories from many years ago and the mansion itself is listed under the UNESCO heritage site. Our team always work hard to ensure that the best quality of service is given it to all our beloved guest. Thank you for outlining the location which is situated at the hub at Georgetown, Little India. Surrounded by the Heritage, Street Art, Restaurant, and transportation. We thank you once again and looking forward to having you with us in the near future! Best Wishes, EIM Team
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Michael B wrote a review Feb 2020
Hua Hin, Thailand18 contributions11 helpful votes
I enjoyed my 5 night stay at East Indies Mansion. My room had a large bed on the ground floor and a small bed in a loft with a metal ladder so it would be good for a family with 1 or 2 children. I rented an electric scooter at a nearby shop and the East Indies staff allowed me to charge it overnight by parking next to the front door and running the charging cable through a window to a plug next to the front desk. A couple of minor issues: I found the Wifi in the room was weak due to the thickness of the stone walls. There is no cabinet to hang clothes and no small flat surface in the bathroom to lay out toiletries.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from EastIndiesMansion, Front Of Desk at East Indies Mansion
Responded 2 Mar 2020
Dear Michael B, Thank you very much of spending your precious time to write a review during your experience stay at East Indies Mansion! We are delighted that you enjoy your wonderful stay in the mansion. The mansion is almost two hundred years old and we work hard to maintain the architectural and aesthetic value of the mansion for our guests to gain the best experience during their stay. Our team always work hard to ensure that the best quality of service is given it to all our beloved guest. Thank you for your feedback as it matter to us as we are committed in providing and improving our services to our guest. We would appreciate to see you here again staying next time and try some other rooms we have as every room has a unique style and decor. We thank you once again and looking forward to having you with us in the near future! Best Wishes, EIM Team
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travelbugberni wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Canada106 contributions39 helpful votes
We stayed at the East Indies Mansion and it exceeded our expectations! From the moment we walked in, the service was outstanding. Special shoutout to Sandra, Dell,Tom, Jas and Zel. The Mansion is beautiful. So much history and stories too. We had breakfast and tea in the kitchen area and had awesome conversations with the staff. Such friendly and helpful service. Our room was very comfortable. We spent more time in the mansion than exploring outside because the heat was quite unbearable on some days, and enjoyed the peaceful surroundings. We highly recommend the East Indies Mansion. Will definitely return!!!!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from EastIndiesMansion, Front Of Desk at East Indies Mansion
Responded 2 Mar 2020
Dear travelbugberni, Thank you very much of spending your precious time to write a review during your experience stay at East Indies Mansion! We are delighted that you enjoy your wonderful stay in the mansion. The mansion is almost two hundred years old and we work hard to maintain the architectural and the decorations in the mansion reflects stories from many years ago and the mansion itself is listed under the UNESCO heritage site. Our team always work hard to ensure that the best quality of service is given it to all our beloved guest. We thank you once again and looking forward to having you with us in the near future! Best Wishes, EIM Team
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Thomas wrote a review Feb 2020
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar1 contribution1 helpful vote
A very charming place to stay, which makes you soak in the heritage feel of George Town. Rooms all have their own feeling and the patio is very peacefully decorated. The service is excellent, especially Tom and Sandra. They helped us every day with tips for around the area. Tom even drove 45 minutes to our next hotel when we forgot our son's shoes at the reception upon check out! He also played endlessly with our son during our stay. We can very much recommend this hotel for an unforgettable stay!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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PRICE RANGE
US$30 - US$82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalaysiaPenangPenang IslandGeorge Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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