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No 5 Lorong Lumut, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia
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An award-winning boutique hotel in the core UNESCO Heritage Zone of George Town, Penang, truly presents its charming history and cultural richness by its Moroccan, Spanish, Indian and local flavoured interior decor. Spices Boutique Residence Hotel was presented with the “Adaptive Reuse" Award by the Architectural Association (Malaysia) in 2014. Spices is made up of 4 unique pre-war houses and it current houses 8 individually designed guest rooms. Lumut Lane was once the centre of Islamic studies and one of the earliest Malay settlement in George Town that was frequented by traders from the Malay Archipelago, Arab and India. Back then, spices was indeed one of the main trade……hence the name Spices Boutique Residence Hotel. A petite garden with a preserved big tree (>150 years) co-exist with the building and some evergreen trees which form the canopy of the garden. Spices is surrounded with an abundance of heritage buildings and museums, and not to mention world class street arts. Spices Hotel is managed by Spices Collection chain of boutique accommodation with the theme, "LIVE . LOVE . LAUGH. SPICE". #spicescollection #spiceshotel #sweetcili
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Street parking
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Bottled water
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, Chinese, Filipino, Hindi and 1 more
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SanJK89 wrote a review Oct 2021
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia188 contributions263 helpful votes
Located in a very strategic and quiet place of Georgetown with a walking distance to shops and restaurants. It's a very quiet and peaceful place to stay. This place looks very beautiful and vintage looking. Reasonable price and friendly staffs. Parking are also available right outside and not congested. Will definitely go again.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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ThomFu wrote a review Sep 2020
Malaysia87 contributions55 helpful votes
There are so many good things to say about this amazing find in Georgetown's heritage zone! First, the location itself to tourist attractions is an absolute reason why you should stay here. Almost all major attractions can be reached on foot, and there are bicycle rentals nearby, should you wish to leisurely bike around. Then there's the tastefully decorated interior, with Moorish accents. The living spaces are just an absolute delight to sit around with a good book while soaking up the atmosphere. You'll have to take off your shoes and put in the cubby while at the hotel. This makes the place so much more cleaner, and a good practice due to the recent virus. Rooms are named after spices, and I stayed in "Clove" when I was here. The high ceilings make the room seem spacious and airy, while the lattice windows add so much character to the room. It really reminded me of the old, pre-war shophouses I have in my hometown in Kuantan. Amenities are adequate, shower was great after a long day of walking. The bed is very comfy, with two different pillows provided to cater to your preference. Service is attentive yet unobtrusive; our room was made and water replenished while we were out exploring. As I am writing this, I've booked my future stay with Spices Hotel, and I look forward again to this beautiful, hidden gem in Georgetown.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: There is a mosque nearby which may interrupt light sleepers in the early morning. Choose a room...
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Nish wrote a review Jul 2020
New York City, New York27 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed here in Nov 2018 during for four nights in a Deluxe room which was upstairs. The room was large and had HUGE ceilings which made the room seem bigger and airer. The bathroom was a little small and the doors to the bedroom were a sliding door which wasnt ideal since it got stuck a couple of times. The front desk and staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. They were more than willing to help with advice on where to go and eat etc. The boutique hotel itself is absolutely beautiful with a small courtyard and was quite charming. The room was also beautifully decorated. The only negative was that our air-conditioner wasnt working well when we arrived in the morning and when we came back in the afternoon it still hadnt been fixed but as soon as we raised it that afternoon the team came quickly and fixed it. Location of the hotel is EXCELLENT! perfect walking distance to all the must see areas in GT and centrally located. Quite close to the mall and to the shops in heritage area.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Response from Spices Collection, Marketing at Spices Hotel
Responded 12 Aug 2020
Dear guest, Thank you for the review and we shall improve further for the comfortable stay of our guests. Hope to see you again in future. Thank you.
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bklynami wrote a review Nov 2019
Stamford, Connecticut109 contributions56 helpful votes
I enjoyed my stay at this lovely hotel. The lobby is beautiful. There is a tree that's embedded into the wall on the staircase outside. It's lovely how it was incorporated into the architecture. Each room was named after a spice. I was in the Cumin room. The architecture was lovely. It is located on the second floor, beams were along the ceiling. There was also a loft above the bathroom with a ladder leading to it. My room was spacious and furnished lovely. I'd gone to huge hotels before arriving at Spices. I was asked to provide a cash deposit that was returned when I left in case of any incidentals. You also have to take off your shoe upon arriving, there is a little cubby where you can leave your shoes. I found neither requests a big deal. Cash is easier for a small business and no shoes left the place cleaner. It's just something you should be aware of. The hotel is within the UNESCO world heritage site. Anywhere within you can hear the call to worship from the mosque. I heard it in another part of town. Again, it wasn't loud or anything that should keep you away from hotel but something to be aware of. The hotel is on a side street, just around the corner is a park. It's a lovely setting in the heart of the city.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from SpicesHotel, Front Office Manager at Spices Hotel
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Dear guest, Thank you for the review. We hope to see you again in future.
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ArnoFrance wrote a review Aug 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia48 contributions24 helpful votes
Charming boutique hotel, well located, nicely decorated. We had a big room able to fit four and still giving some privacy to all. Negative points : quite noisy as close to a mosque and without any soundproofing. No possibility to have breakfast at the hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
Response from SpicesHotel, Front Office Manager at Spices Hotel
Responded 27 Aug 2019
Dear guest, thank you for taking your time to write us a review. We noted on the prayers from the mosque nearby and understand the individual acceptance level on the prayers. Thank you.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Spices Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Spices Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Asia Camera Museum (0.1 km), Khoo Kongsi (0.2 km), and George Town (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Spices Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Spices Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Spices Hotel?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Spices Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Salsas Penang, The Loft - Love Lane, and Yin's Sourdough Bakery and Cafe.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Spices Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Hindi, Malay, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Spices Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting George Town (0.2 km), Armenian Street (0.1 km), and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion (0.7 km).