Stayed a couple of days here and the suite we were assigned to was not only very roomy with a nice reading area but it was also full of old-world charm. From the exquisite chinoiserie to the netted 4-poster bed, this place almost transports you back in time. But don't be fooled. It has modern amenities like flat screen TV's, split AC's and even a rain shower in the bathroom!
There is an art gallery next to our accommodation as well as a coffee museum out back. It housed an old roaster used back in the day.
The location is great, with the Camera Museum and a few restaurants just a short walk from the hotel. If you fancy a couple of pints, there's Tipsy Tiger across the street to accommodate you. It can get noisy in the evening though so just close your windows if your suite happens to face this party hostel.
Ruby from the cafe/restaurant who greeted us when we arrived was especially helpful. She gave us great advice on places to go, places to eat, places to shop! Actually, all of the staff were very friendly and always wore a smile. Wouldn't think twice about staying here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coffee Atelier Penang/George Town