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Coffee Atelier

47 - 55 Lorong Stewart, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia
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#6 of 119 hotels in George Town
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COFFEE ATELIER is located right in the core zone of George Town, Penang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.It comprises a collection of five beautifully restored early 20th century shophouses. Today it houses an eclectic mix of a restaurant, an art gallery, a coffee museum and suites which are fully appointed with all modern amenities for short or long term stay.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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Flatscreen TV
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Iron
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Malay
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jfairer wrote a review Dec 2023
London, United Kingdom56 contributions31 helpful votes
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We loved staying here. After moving hotels we booked in at short notice. It was a relief to get such a warm welcome. The rooms are charming with traditional furniture. A beautiful heritage building that made us feel like we were guests in someone’s home. Great location, with loads of restaurants, shops and coffee bars nearby. We were sad to leave. Ruby was so lovely and looked after us really well. Big hugs when we left. Thank you to Ruby and Judy for their personal touch.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 3 Dec 2023
Many thanks again for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Coffee Atelier and that you had a good time. Best wishes!
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Joanna H wrote a review Jun 2023
Canberra, Australia15 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a downstairs room which was like a small home! Plenty of room for bags, to unpack, small wardrobe and safe and a desk. Bedroom was comfy, had a good aircon and fan. Outside we had a small table to sit and enjoy our morning coffee. We were amongst lots of lovely plants and loads of sunlight. The shower and toilet were outside too. We had flipflops supplied, towelling everyday, free water. There was a small fridge. Coffee beans and tea were supplied every day too with a coffee plunger. Very nice coffee bean. Breakfast much to our delight was included. We walked a few steps to Christoph's where we had a good selection to choose from. Hot and cold options, cereal, fruit, toast and eggs sausage and bacon. Ruby and her sister were so lovely, so approachable and helpful. We asked re laundry services and Ruby organised it all for us. She is a very friendly, kind and helpful woman and Coffee Atelier are so lucky to have her at the front of their business. Any travel questions, location queries, food recommendations Ruby knew. She directed us to the most amazing Indian restaurant where we ate often. She always greeted us when she saw us, home away from home. We had monsoon rain one morning and it was lovely sitting outside in our small garden area listening to the rain. We also had a tv. The room was spacious, well air conditioned and generous with its provisions. Coffee Atelier is well located. Many attractions in Penang can we walked to from this spot. We would recommend the downstairs rooms as we think they are more spacious. Very nice to sit outside on the street side and watch the world go by, though it was pretty quiet when we visited. Lots of nice plants and a home away from home feeling. Very comfortable and we would definitely recommend Coffee Atelier.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The downstairs rooms are very generous in size.
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Responded 10 Jul 2023
Many thanks again for staying with us and for taking time to write such a detailed review. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Coffee Atelier, our services and that you had a good time in George Town and with us. Best wishes!
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lauramI942BL wrote a review Mar 2023
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Coffee Atelier was one of the best places we stayed in our trip through Malaysia, but also one of my favourites for a long time. Perfect location in the old town, easy access to touristy things like love lane, cheong fatt tze blue mansion and hawker stalls. The room itself was spacious, super clean, bathroom outdoors was well decorated and maintained. AC was great for escaping the heat, I thought it was pretty quiet too. Breakfast in the pretty cafe next door was an excellent start to the day. But most of all it was the thoughtful and lovely Ruby and Judy who made our stay perfect. They were attentive, friendly, super knowledgeable about the area and just so accomodating. I would stay at CA just to see them again!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We stayed on the top floor which was pretty quiet, staircase is narrow though so don’t go crazy...
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Responded 17 Mar 2023
Many thanks again for stayingwith us and for taking time to write a review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and our service. Best wishes!
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Caitlin I wrote a review Mar 2023
Ottawa, Canada1 contribution
All I can say is WOW. This place was truly unique, and thoroughly exceeded our expectations. I booked it after having seen the photos, but they don’t do it justice. Coffee Atelier is a beautifully restored historic building, which used to be a shop in Colonial Georgetown. The rooms have been restored and furnished with pieces that seem to fit the original period. The atmosphere is really special. The entrance also operates as a Gallery, and we purchased some lovely works of art. The staff on site were wonderful, and went above and beyond to make our stay special. They offered excellent recommendations for restaurants and sites to see. I was surprised to get all of this for the amount that we paid (as there were more expensive options that did not seem anywhere near as nice). Truly excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 22 Mar 2023
Many thanks again for staying with us and for taking time to write a review. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had a good time. Please visit us again - best wishes!
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NYCTraveler wrote a review Jan 2023
New York City, New York24 contributions
It’s a charming hotel in a historic building that is well maintained. The location is convenient for sightseeing, wandering about and for restaurants and cafes. There is an restaurant, Christoffs, right at the corner which has the breakfast that comes with the room. We had dinner there one night and it was excellent. Finally, I can’t say enough about how helpful the staff Ruby and Judy were!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Explorer18470910231 wrote a review Jan 2023
Saw a painting I liked at the gallery and decided to buy it after returning back to my home country. Contacted them to see if I can get them to deliver it and had the best service. Very helpful, prompt and honest. They really went out of their way. Received the painting in tip top condition. Very happy indeed.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Voyager00040683761 wrote a review Dec 2022
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Fantastic stay! Absolutely charming hotel and hotel rooms, everything you need is there. Perfectly mixes modern needs with an authentic shophouse experience. The staff is extremely welcoming and helpful with great recommendations for places to dine. Location is great and Christoph’s breakfast delicious. Highly recommended hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Casbella wrote a review Mar 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom83 contributions75 helpful votes
We really loved our stay at Coffee Atelier. The property just oozes character and charm. The suites are decorated beautifully and authentically. So welcoming to come back to after long hot days sightseeing. We particularly loved having an outdoor seating area. The location is excellent, central to the many attractions of George town but also very peaceful away from traffic and other noise. The staff were charming and helpful, particularly Ruby and Judy. We really enjoyed our breakfasts, particularly the delicious bread baskets. We appreciated having a cold breakfast sent to our room the night before when we needed to leave early for the ferry. A thoughtful touch. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 Mar 2020
Thanks again for staying with us and for taking time to write a review. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Coffee Atelier and that you had a good time. Best wishes!
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Graham wrote a review Feb 2020
United Kingdom33 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed for 3 nights at this hotel and had a great experience. The hotel is quirky, set in some renovated shop houses. They’ve been done very well - retaining their original features and feel to the buildings. We had a ground floor room, which was spacious and you got a nice outside space too. The hosts (2 ladies) were especially brilliant, very helpful and couldn’t do enough for you. Breakfast was also very nice, including fruit, bread and croissants, eggs, sausage, bacon, muesli/cereal and yoghurt. Would thoroughly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 25 Feb 2020
Thanks again for staying with us and for taking time to write a review. Glad you enjoyed our little place Coffee Atelier and our service. Best wishes!
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Jane M wrote a review Feb 2020
Cockermouth, United Kingdom37 contributions10 helpful votes
Judy and Ruby were amazing hosts and spent time explaining things to us including good places to eat etc. The room was wonderful, very clean and plenty of space. We also liked the decor which is atmospheric and romantic in keeping with the heritage of the property. In the evening it was lovely to have some outside space to relax after a busy day. Breakfasts were great and there was enough variation to keep us happy during our 8 day stay. Judy also makes delicious banana cake which was a real treat! Thanks Judy. We very much hope to return as it was a very memorable experience, thanks xx
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 12 Feb 2020
Many thanks again for staying with us and for taking time to write a review. We are glad that you had a good time at our place and that you enjoyed our services. Best wisshes - and see you again!
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PRICE RANGE
RM 297 - RM 402 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Coffee Atelier
Which popular attractions are close to Coffee Atelier?
Nearby attractions include Pinang Peranakan Mansion (0.4 km), Street Art in George Town (0.2 km), and Asia Camera Museum (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Coffee Atelier?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Coffee Atelier?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Coffee Atelier?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Coffee Atelier?
Conveniently located restaurants include Two Frenchies Cafe Bistrot, My Own Cafe, and Kebaya Dining Room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Coffee Atelier?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Coffee Atelier?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Armenian Street (0.4 km), George Town (0.4 km), and Sun Yat Sen Museum (0.4 km).