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228 Macalister Road, George Town, Penang Island 10400 Malaysia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 04/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#34 of 135 in George Town
Macalister Mansion promises a quirky and sophisticated new destination to relax and unwind. Set amidst a lovingly restored colonial mansion that was built in the early 1900s, we invite you to embark with us on a luxury boutique hotel adventure within each of our individually designed 8 rooms. With 3 categories birth from the revitalization works that retain its glorious charm, the rooms now come with different colored marbles, hand-picked carpet, bespoke features and newly added facilities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Poolside bar
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
Chinese, Malay
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Adrian Lee wrote a review 1 May
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia5302 contributions281 helpful votes
Come here for some afternoon chilling coffee and tea with some friend. Overall ambience is cozy and warm with very authentic colonial design and well kept. Delicious Banana Juicy Walnut Cake With Crispy Apple Crumble that is drooling and melting into your mouth, simply awesome and appetising. 😋😋
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Footprints825403 wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions14 helpful votes
Excellent stay! Rooms, food and decor are all first class. Great service too. The building is just beautiful and very colonial. Inside is surprisingly trendy but tasteful. The rooms smell so fresh and clean and are very well maintained. Our highlight has probably been their fine dining restaurant, which was first class! One of the best meals we have had. Need to turn down the air con though as it’s a bit on the chilly side. We have just extended our stay for another night! Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
1 Helpful vote
Response from Macalister Mansion, Marketing at Macalister Mansion
Responded 12 Apr 2022
Dear lovely guest, Thank you so much for choosing us as your accommodation in Penang, we are grateful for your positive review of the hotel and also Restaurant Blanc. Will take note on your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Take care. Warmest regards, Macalister Mansion
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Henry Susanti wrote a review Nov 2021
Tanjung Tokong, Malaysia1474 contributions309 helpful votes
Tried 6 new menu items in cozy and casual ambience cafe. Fresh pear and pecan salad, cold tofu with ponzu, fresh seafood platter with sambal marination, tasty squid ink pasta, love the French fries too! Creamy cauliflower soup is so good, the clam in wine sauce is also good and fresh. Service is excellent as always. Afternoon tea set is cute and pretty, must book it in advance and try. Very recommended!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Henry Susanti wrote a review Jan 2021
Tanjung Tokong, Malaysia1474 contributions309 helpful votes
We enjoy the food delivery during MCO on sets of Don with: braised beef short ribs, Wafu chicken teriyaki, Nanban fish and Mushroom Kingdom. Delicious rice with tasty sauce, salad and egg. Love the turmeric chicken wings and apple jack crumble too. Soon will order the pretty and yummy Afternoon Tea set. Great food, nice packaging and hygienic, fast delivery, COD or bank transfer for payment. It’s absolutely ease our life. Very recommended !
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled
Response from Macalister Mansion, Marketing at Macalister Mansion
Responded 17 Jan 2021
Dear Henry Susanti, Your support for us during this MCO means a lot to us, and we are very touched that you even took the time to write us a five-star review, we truly appreciate it. We are glad that you enjoyed the food. We hope to serve you again soon! Warmest regards, Macalister Mansion
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Steffy wrote a review Feb 2020
Bayan Lepas, Malaysia10 contributions
Went for breakfast with friends and had nice chit chat session. Had fruit crepe and long black, which is good and portion not huge. Comfortable setting and warm ambience with a feel of luxury. More food options for lunch though.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
Response from MacalisterMansion, General Manager at Macalister Mansion
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Dear Ms Lim Ling, Thank you for sharing your dining experience in Living Room at the Macalister Mansion. We are pleased to learn that you were delighted with your breakfast at the Living Room. Living Room is indeed an unique place for a relaxing dining experience in an elegant setting with Colonial inspirations. We look forward to welcoming you back to experience our new breakfast and lunch menu in the near future. Thank you. Warm Regards, Wang Chen Yee General Manager
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US$188 - US$350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MalaysiaPenangPenang IslandGeorge Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Macalister Mansion
Which popular attractions are close to Macalister Mansion?
Nearby attractions include Old Protestant Cemetery (1.1 km), Nagore Square (0.8 km), and Ghee Hiang (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Macalister Mansion?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Macalister Mansion?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Macalister Mansion?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Macalister Mansion?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Macalister Mansion?
Conveniently located restaurants include Heritage Artisans, What the Duck Restaurant Penang, and Ivy's Nyonya Cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Macalister Mansion?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Macalister Mansion have airport transportation?
Yes, Macalister Mansion offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Macalister Mansion?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Macalister Mansion?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Chinese and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to Macalister Mansion?
Many travellers enjoy visiting George Town (2.1 km), Armenian Street (2.0 km), and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion (1.8 km).