88 Armenian

88 Armenian

88 Lebuh Armenian, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia
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Looking above during breakfast - what a nice view!
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The Rodin Room
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#32 of 121 hotels in George Town
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88 Armenian blends authentic heritage touches harmoniously with a sleek modern design aesthetic, ensuring that you remain connected at all times with the history of the building and its surroundings, and yet ensuring the well-heeled traveler luxury in the heart of it all. Located on prominent Armenian Street which is ideally situated within the core UNESCO world heritage site of George Town, this 3-storey hotel embodies elegance and sophistication. The hotel is restored from an early Straits Eclectic style building and aims to showcase its primordial features as a nod to its past and to serve as a reminder of the building’s origins. 88 Armenian - redefining luxury.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Photo copier / fax In business centre
24-hour security
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Wine / champagne
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate living room
Sofa
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay

Location

88 Lebuh Armenian, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Penang Intl Airport
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frausfr2012 wrote a review Aug 2023
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This little boutique hotel is located at the historical highlights of Penang. The hotel building itself is history in its own right, renovated with the highest quality served by a small but highly professional team of staff members. Watch out for the variety of local gourmandises for breakfast. The colours and tastes will blow your mind away. The large white bathroom can still your time away from the interesting visits at almost your doorstep. Don’t miss 88 Armenien. Be there even if you are not Armenien!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Se Teo B wrote a review Mar 2024
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a truly memorable stay at 88 Armenia Penang. The loft was wonderfully spacious, and the bathroom setup was impressive. We were pampered with the finest amenities, and the staff, especially KC the matre d, were exceptionally helpful. Belinda patiently planned our street food journey, making our overall experience truly unforgettable.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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MeiLi wrote a review May 2023
Singapore, Singapore12 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The room, the service, the breakfast and the attention to details really made our stay quite special. The hotel is in the center of everything when it comes to the heritage center so it's really convenient to plan for the day ahead. As we had to work on the last day of our stay, the hotel made everything possible for us to still enjoy our time with them. So grateful for such a great place and the team behind it.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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jamestan451 wrote a review Sept 2023
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel is wonderful. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Location is perfect and near to good eateries. The Dunand room is clean and modern with a bath butler! I would recommend this to anyone and I will definitely return for another stay in future.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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KellyLim wrote a review May 2023
Seoul, South Korea1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Superb! Way exceeded my expectations, very personalised, lovely interior, great service...nice neighbourhood, close to nice cafes and coffee shops. Warm welcome drink and coconut cookies. Great turndown service and setting up nice bath.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Excursion23986467345 wrote a review Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the arrival, with the very friendly staff and the great tips in George Town, every restaurant recommendation was a dream, to the fantastic huge room and the breakfast, everything was great. They even took care of the parking app as we didn't have a Malay number. I can recommend this hotel to anyone without any ifs and buts.
Keep up the good work!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Pigeon78 wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne99 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel managed to exceed the high expectations and hopes I had from the moment I arrived in my (kindly upgraded) sanctuary, the Rodin room. People look for different things in hotel rooms at different times... if you’re looking for pampering, hours of beautiful sleep, or want/need to hole up somewhere in a cocoon of comfort, 88 Armenian is your place. There’s the huge dreamlike bed, welcome cocktail and free minibar of local delights, the tv stocked with Netflix and whatever you need... and then there’s the bathroom of glory with perfect bath and shower and an absolute wealth of Aesop products. Request the bath butler from the bar downstairs then carry up your glass of wine when it’s all set. Doubtless great for romantic visits but also decadent indulgence if the trip is all for you.
Everything about the room is perfect, with the exception that you can’t open the shutters across the windows yourself. Meaning you’re locked into unnatural light until housekeeping visits. That and there’s no lobby or by- the-window sitting area to relax. But honestly, so many hotels have those features. The bath and bed here are worth those trade offs and the hotel’s location in the absolute heart of the tourist quarter make this a clear winner. Value for price was outstanding - long may that last!
Service from all staff was flawless throughout the stay. Breakfast is excellent. Cocktails in the bar are fine but not the best in town but wine by the glass is excellent value and quality. Will definitely stay here if visiting Georgetown again - or in need of catching up on sleep!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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drlillyleong22 wrote a review Nov 2019
Singapore, Singapore31 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing boutique hotel! Bed was super comfy. Aesop bath and body products. Beautiful modern deco, esp the bathroom. Breakfast was delicious. Kavia was super friendly and accommodating. Very thoughtful touches for the guests. One of the BEST boutique hotel I have stayed in.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Stefan K wrote a review Nov 2019
Munich, Germany741 contributions142 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The 88 Armenian is an exceptional premise located right in Armenian Street - the heart and soul of the wonderful Georgetown UNESCO World Heritage Zone. It combines history and modern days impressively by putting minimalistically designed and most progressively equipped rooms in a historic building.

The design met our taste perfectly and we enjoyed the shower, the bath tub, the beautiful Aesop amenities and the general decor very much. Also, the complimentary minibar and Nespresso capsules for the coffee machine were reliably refilled every day.

Unfortunately, the lighting system was not all thought-through so the room was illuminated by the light-steering unit and by the aisle light that fell through the gap under the entrance door. This gap also resulted in insufficient sound protection so that everything happening in the aisle could be heard from our bed.

General Manager Kar Ve deserves special mention: Her welcome was exquisite - she asked us for all our preferences in loveliest ways and we received a welcome drink upon checking in. During the entire stay she was up for a sweet chat and had plenty of recommendations for activities all over Penang Islang. She was a true delight!

Nonetheless, we must criticize breakfast services and practices at the 88 Armenian: Booking of breakfast only allows one order from the à-la-carte menu with no buffet existing. Any extra orders are subject to additional charge. This reveals a tendency to save money at the wrong spot. Yes, the Italian design shower was a delight and probably the best rain shower we have ever had, but maybe it would make more sense to spend on the breakfast quality and quantity first. Also, one day the salmon was inedible - it tasted old, which diminished the impression of an otherwise high-quality breakfast. Generally, the atmosphere was awkward because we were alone during breakfast all along for three times.

Staffing seemed a little insufficient at times, present staff members had to work excessive shifts.

Nevertheless, our stay was an outstanding experience and the turn-down service with love for detail was one of the smaller things that truly enhanced our time in Georgetown.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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juliarblank wrote a review Aug 2019
Singapore, Singapore66 contributions64 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a pleasure to stay over the weekend at 88 Armenian boutique hotel. This is situated in the heart of the city with lots of art and restaurants in the short walking distance. The manager of the hotel Car-vi is a true asset to the property. She is hardworking, knowledgeable and highly resourceful once you get to talk to her. She gave us lots of tips on what to see and do in Penang.
The rooms were spacious and decorated with designer touches, which I loved. The mini bar 's snacks and coffee were offered for free and of high quality.
To me the best part was the breakfast at the hotel. The young English chef would make anyone smile after dining at his restaurant. Everything from coffee to eggs was great.
Great stay over all.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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TS Liang wrote a tip 11 May
Singapore, Singapore295 contributions131 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We liked the Mackenzie Suite. We really liked the manager and staff. The in-house restaurant Tong is superb and well worth one indulgent meal at. "
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Maps09596224539 wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Center of the old town, nearby to all the places"
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Miko d wrote a tip Mar 2024
Makati3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you want to enjoy, book here!"
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Rey wrote a tip Sept 2023
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure to try the breakfast!"
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frausfr2012 wrote a tip Aug 2023
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are driving, don’t worry about parking. There is an open car park just a stone’s throw away."
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PRICE RANGE
RM 699 - RM 1,291 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalaysiaPenangPenang IslandGeorge Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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