Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
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Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Discover the story of The Blue Mansion Come in and immerse yourself in the architecture and history of iconic The Blue Mansion, one of George Town’s most lauded architectural gems. Our trained guides will provide comprehensive insight into how the mansion came to be, its heritage, and the man whose vision brought this grand home to fruition. Covering the reception hall, the famed courtyard and the museum exhibition on the second floor, the tour will take 45 minutes in total. Please note that in order to guard the privacy of our hotel guests, only some parts of the mansion are accessible during the tour, but we do encourage guests to experience different facets of The Blue Mansion through staying with us, having a classic cocktail at the bar, or enjoying a meal at our restaurant – Indigo
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  • Monica S
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative tour / beautiful mansion
    The tour was informative and provided great context to the items in the museum. The house is beautiful with great preservation efforts, even though visitors can not see many parts of the building that are for hotel guests only. We appreciated Cumelle's passion for the history of the home and for Penang, and her inclusivity of talking about different cultures that influenced the museum
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon! The Blue Mansion Team
    Written 25 May 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 May 2023
  • Eva
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chill and relax at the Blue Mansion
    The Blue Mansion is worth spending half-day to explore as you get to see a mix of Eastern and Western architecture of that time. With the history and background of the Cheong family, you could understand better on the design of the Mansion. After exploring the building, you should not miss the bar and restaurants in the Mansion. I was enjoying my lovely afternoon tea with my family at the bar. The atmosphere was excellent with great service by the staff. I would love to give special thanks to the staff Mr. Selva who had been very helpful and friendly serving my family and answering my inquiries. I enjoyed my visit to the Blue Mansion and would definitely recommend everyone to come.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 June 2023
  • Jordan C
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Blue Mansion tour
    The mansion was really nice to see. Welcoming staff too but what made the experience the best was Selva. He knew so much about that place and brought it back to life. His knowledge and character made the experience so much better. I advise if you go ask to get a tour from him. The peanut butter milkshake at the bar was also really delicious. All in all an amazing memory.
    Dear X7360VRjordanc, Thank you for sharing your pleasant review. We are glad that you had an amazing experience with us and hope to welcome you back soon. The Blue Mansion Team
    Written 31 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 August 2023
  • CNat75
    Singapore, Singapore54 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Staff Hospitality made up for shortcomings
    I must mention that Selva was a very helpful staff that assisted us in taking pictures from various angles at the Courtyard which really made up for the shortcomings of the visit. I have mixed feelings about the visit as the self guided tour was the same price as guided fyi (so you are better off booking the guided tour). The website did indicate that some parts of the mansion is beyond public visit (excld. in-house guest and visitors on tours) so not sure if this was an issue with the self guided tour. However, the visit of the mansion itself was a slight letdown as there weren't that many artefacts or areas to visit. The place gained much fame from a renowned movie and I was definitely expecting more from the tour.
    Dear CNat75, Our sincere apologies for your less than satisfactory experience – please understand that we have taken your comments on board and will be sharing it with our team who are always working to improve The Blue Mansion experiences for our guests. The Blue Mansion Team
    Written 31 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Written 27 August 2023
  • Venture22622613477
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellence service and memorable experience
    Excellence service from Mr Resty. He was patient, attentive to the needs of my elderly parents, and would go the extra mile to make all the necessary arrangements for our convenience. The food available at the hotel was good too, like nyonya curry laska, aglio olio - al dente spaghetti (from Mangga), prawn mee, dhal (breakfast), and the dining experience at Indigo was not to be missed. Overall experience was memorable.
    Dear Venture22622613477, Thank you for sharing your pleasant review. We are glad that you had an amazing experience with us and hope to welcome you back soon. The Blue Mansion Team
    Written 24 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 December 2023
  • Valerie P
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Blue Mansion
    What a beautiful property with a fascinating history. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the restoration and conservation of this unique house. How it is funded today to preserve its future. She was passionate and interesting. Really good value for money and a taste of Georgetown over the years. The blend of different cultures to create the Penang of today. Loved my tour
    Dear Valerie P, Thank you for taking the time to review our tour !The tour covers the historical aspect as well as the restoration of the mansion, and for a different experience you can also come and dine with us at Indigo, enjoy the weekend guzheng performances at the bar, or even check-in and stay at our beautiful rooms. We hope to see you again soon. The Blue Mansion Team
    Written 24 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 January 2024
  • Leonhkny
    Hong Kong, China14,580 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice building, unappealing tour
    The Blue Mansion is one of the more impressive old buildings in George Town. The blue wall is quite interesting for tourists; guided tour sounds pretty unappealing, though. It is still a functioning hotel so not many rooms are open to visitors. Everyone must download mobile application for information. With some better alternatives in the fabulous city, I would go somewhere else.
    Dear Leonhkny, Our sincere apologies for your less than satisfactory experience – please understand that we have taken your comments on board and will be sharing it with our team who are always working to improve The Blue Mansion experiences for our guests. In the meantime, please do give our bar, or Indigo a try so that you may experience a different facet of Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion. Thank you again for taking the time to review our tour. The Blue Mansion Team
    Written 24 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 20 January 2024
  • Helen Ng
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit. Great Staff Selva. Great Food at 1st Floor Indigo fine dining restaurant.
    This was my 2nd visit to the Blue Mansion after 20 years. The property is well maintained, organized and managed. The ticket fee is 25 myr. The most unforgettable experience of this visit was its staff, Selva. I approached Selva with a simple enquiry. To my surprise, he gave me a full story of the Blue Mansion, more than what I expected. He is articulate, possesses in-depth knowledge, cheerful and helpful. I felt his passion and his pride in his work. He was able to answer all of my detailed questions such as how QI in Feng Shui was implemented in the design of the mansion, I sincerely appreciate him taking the time and effort to explain to me about the history and interesting stories of the Blue Mansion I'd also suggest to have lunch at the Indigo fine dining restaurant located in the first floor of the mansion. After lunch, you could visit the premise without paying the ticket fee. We went there this early March, the 3 course lunch set was at a great bargain price of 95myr per person. There's also a bar and a gift store on the ground floor. Unlike before, tourists now are not allowed to step into the hotel room area. If I'd have known beforehand about this arrangement, I would highly likely stay at the Blue Mansion Heritage Hotel.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 March 2024
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Roy F
Broome16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our guide, Clement, was engaging and informative. We very much enjoyed the stories he told and the humour he brought to it. So glad we chose this over the self guided tour. Would highly recommend.
Also thanks to the staff member who took some photos of us - he knew what he was doing, great photos.
Written 27 March 2024
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Helen Ng
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This was my 2nd visit to the Blue Mansion after 20 years. The property is well maintained, organized and managed. The ticket fee is 25 myr.

The most unforgettable experience of this visit was its staff, Selva. I approached Selva with a simple enquiry. To my surprise, he gave me a full story of the Blue Mansion, more than what I expected.

He is articulate, possesses in-depth knowledge, cheerful and helpful. I felt his passion and his pride in his work. He was able to answer all of my detailed questions such as how QI in Feng Shui was implemented in the design of the mansion,

I sincerely appreciate him taking the time and effort to explain to me about the history and interesting stories of the Blue Mansion

I'd also suggest to have lunch at the Indigo fine dining restaurant located in the first floor of the mansion. After lunch, you could visit the premise without paying the ticket fee. We went there this early March, the 3 course lunch set was at a great bargain price of 95myr per person. There's also a bar and a gift store on the ground floor.

Unlike before, tourists now are not allowed to step into the hotel room area. If I'd have known beforehand about this arrangement, I would highly likely stay at the Blue Mansion Heritage Hotel.
Written 26 March 2024
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Christinexw
London, UK3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
This indigo blue house is really beautiful and the interior deco shows the good taste of the house owner as well. I also went to the Peranakan Mansion and I think the Cheong Fatt Tze's Mansion looks more organized. Both mansions offer tour guides and because the number of people accepted in a batch at Blue mansion is limited, the touring experience was better. Only drawback is that there are only a small part of the Blue Mansion open to visitors as the rest part is used as hotel and only open to residents.
Written 21 March 2024
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Gingercake
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful building and informed guide. Was really interesting to hear the history of the building and the people that lived in its
Written 13 March 2024
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Kim C
Fleet, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Apparently Ms Loh only does the tours one day a week (Friday this week). She was AMAZING. She rightly is passionate about all things to do with the house, including getting UNESCO status. The stories and knowledge were inspirational and we will remember this tour for a long time. Do not miss it!
Written 1 March 2024
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Chef Clint
Cape Town, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One the best tours ever…….the tour guide and owner left everyone in awe of just what went on to get the mansion onto the UNESCO heritage list……..
Written 26 January 2024
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Leonhkny
Hong Kong, China14,580 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The Blue Mansion is one of the more impressive old buildings in George Town. The blue wall is quite interesting for tourists; guided tour sounds pretty unappealing, though. It is still a functioning hotel so not many rooms are open to visitors. Everyone must download mobile application for information. With some better alternatives in the fabulous city, I would go somewhere else.
Written 20 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Dear Leonhkny, Our sincere apologies for your less than satisfactory experience – please understand that we have taken your comments on board and will be sharing it with our team who are always working to improve The Blue Mansion experiences for our guests. In the meantime, please do give our bar, or Indigo a try so that you may experience a different facet of Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion. Thank you again for taking the time to review our tour. The Blue Mansion Team
Written 24 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Angelina W
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Sally was a wonderful tour guide! Very knowledgeable, funny, and easy to approach with questions! A very nice tour of the house and wonderful history lesson on the Blue Mansion! Worth it!
Written 16 January 2024
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Dear angelinaw256, We appreciate your taking the time in sharing feedback for the tour. Many people love to hear the story of Cheong Fatt Tze and how the beautiful mansion was built and restored. Outside of tour times, we also offer a different and perhaps deeper experience of the mansion when you dine at Indigo, stay in our rooms, or even have a drink to the sounds of the weekend guzheng performance in the courtyard. The Blue Mansion Team
Written 24 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Curtain12856
Melbourne, Australia70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very informative. The guide was excellent - very knowledgeable and shared some great stories with us. The tour was advertised as 45 minutes, but ended up at over an hour as she was very generous and interesting in answering questions. The Mansion has a fascinating history, and gave a good insight into the development of Penang as a financial and commercial centre.
Written 15 January 2024
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Dear Curtain12856, We are glad you enjoyed learning about the mansion and its highlights with our tour guide. We hope to welcome you back again soon for a meal, a stay or even happy hour at the bar! The Blue Mansion Team
Written 24 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

NYorkmoors
London, UK309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I arrived 15 mins late but was allowed in. The Chinese guide was hilarious and made the whole organised tour worthwhile. Lots of jokes about money - age differences etc - also very interactive ! Highly recommend this fascinating tour- do go.
Written 15 January 2024
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Dear NYorkmoors, We are glad you enjoyed learning about the mansion and its highlights with our tour guide. We hope to welcome you back again soon for a meal, a stay or even happy hour at the bar! The Blue Mansion Team
Written 24 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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