We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

1926 Heritage Hotel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Professional photos
1926 Heritage Hotel
1926 Heritage Hotel
Panoramas (7)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

394 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 332: English reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Visited here with my family and thank God it was for only 2 nights. This place needs a lot of improvement. Everything is old and needs refurbishing. Breakfast was okay and we were entertained by the chef who was making omelet.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Susan M
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a 5 days stay here and check in was smooth. Only a 2 storey hotel but had to carry bag upstairs. We booked a king room with a balcony. Apon entry the room looked nice but only 1 glass, no coffee, 1 bottle of water and i noticed a very stained toilet. I assumed it was stained permanently. As...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank travellr1
Malaysia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights because we had an appointment near by jalan Burma. The wooden flooring was noisy as u step on it while walking..this was a little scary for me thinking I might just break into it if I stepped harder. The staff was friendly and polite. There was no safe box inside the room and not...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tracyannethiaga
1926HeritageHotel, Manager at 1926 Heritage Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tracy Greetings from The 1926 Heritage Hotel Penang. We would like to thank you for writing your kind comments on the hotel's services provided. We would like to inform you that there are two locations that ironing facilities are provided. One is on the the beginning of the corridor to rooms on the ground floor and the other is...

Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 October 2016

For a hotel that's supposed to have gone through a renovation this is still far from an acceptable place to stay. The pictures on the website are totally different to what you to get. Mould on ceilings throughout hotel. Visitors toilet is terrible and breakfast very basic. Room is gloomy with power points coming off wall. Mould around bathroom mirror...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Tina674
1926HeritageHotel, Manager at 1926 Heritage Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tina674 Greetings from the 1926 Heritage hotel Penang Firstly, we would like to thank you for staying at the 1926 Heritage Hotel recently. The hotel carries out daily maintenance on all areas of the hotel and will take necessary measures to remedy areas that need repairs. We will look into your comments in detail. We apologise that you had...

Reviewed 9 October 2016

Stayed here for 2 nights for my friend's wedding. The room is quite spacious and the bed is comfortable although the bathroom looks a bit old. The breakfast is too simple and less selection for the guests - breakfast prepared is not kept warm and looks oily. Mosquitoes can be found in the room and the mosquitoes repellent given is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Winnie H
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Personally I am a fan of old style thingies but this heritage are not well maintained. The button of aircond is broken. The aircond is noisy. The shower is not functioning well. Is kinda overprice for me though.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tan N
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Pretty close to central George Town. Quite an old hotel needing a little TLC - but ok. Lovely staff. We booked into a family suite - sort of two rooms but no doors to separate but good size beds (3 double) Room was located on the second floor at the back of the hotel and quite a way along the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank skara1
1926HeritageHotel, Manager at 1926 Heritage Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest Greetings from The 1926 Heritage Hotel Penang Thank you for taking your valuable time to write your comments on our hotel. We will strive to improve on our services and standards. It is by your comments will we be able to take all necessary action to improve in our services. Thank you for staying with us and we...

Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The place looks great from the outside however...once inside you can see the dated building which is in need of a big makeover. Rhe room for three had beds basically at floor height and squashed together meaning a crawl to get in. Rhe bathroom needed a huge make over with bare electricity wires for the heater. I would recommend elsewhere...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank TravellingMike2016
Reviewed 9 September 2016

I stayed here for three nights, really because I had paid in advance over agoda. If I had not I would have cancelled when I checked in. At check in, the receptionist was pretty unhelpful, almost rude. The porter however was very friendly and helpful. The room was dingy, dark and stank of mould. The air conditioning was very noisy....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nick T
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Good location, near to hawker stalls, decent parking spaces (for weekday trips), old world ambience but tired beds not quite helpful for a good night's rest, including the fact that the long corridor makes a great echo tunnel. In house restaurant serves decent Hainanese chicken rice (their signature dish).

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Philip_KY_Wong

404 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (195)
Viewed
Dining (11)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (18)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (23)
Viewed
Room/Suite (48)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (34)
Viewed
Other (55)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (179)
Viewed
Double Cottage (11)
Viewed
Family Room with Courtyard (Six People) (16)
Viewed
Heritage Queen Room (16)
Viewed
Pool (18)
Viewed
Dining (37)
Viewed
Standard Double Room (13)
Viewed
Standard Quadruple Room (11)
Viewed
Superior Double Room (17)
Viewed
The Hotel (40)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (30)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (17)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these George Town hotels
1.7 km away
Chulia Heritage Hotel
Chulia Heritage Hotel
#31 of 79 in George Town
604 reviews
1.5 km away
Kimberley Hotel Georgetown
Kimberley Hotel Georgetown
#36 of 79 in George Town
65 reviews
1.9 km away
Armenian Street Heritage Hotel
Armenian Street Heritage Hotel
#19 of 79 in George Town
490 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.6 km away
One Pacific Hotel & Serviced Apartment
1.7 km away
Super 8 Hotel
Super 8 Hotel
#46 of 79 in George Town
101 reviews
1.3 km away
Hutton Lodge
Hutton Lodge
#30 of 79 in George Town
338 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The 1926 Heritage Hotel has just undergone a refurbishing program which involves changing of all furniture an bedding in all categories of room, the basic amenities are 32" LCD flat panel TVs, tea and coffee making and mini fridge (with the exception of standard room and cottage room) Free wi-fi is standard feature in all rooms and in the public areas.The original building was built in 1926, the property once served as a home to British colonial immigration officers and local administrators of Penang. Located off Imigresen Road and Burma Road, 1926 Heritage Hotel occupies 24 heritage link houses beautifully restored to its former glory.In 1999 The State Government of Penang under PDC (Penang Development Corporation) invested a significant amount of funds to refurbish this colonial property as a heritage hotel with most of its Anglo-Malay architectural essence still intact. Surrounded by spacious rooms, wooden interiors, long corridors, balmy balconies, beautiful victorian windows as well as pictures of the old Penang, a sense of nostalgia can be felt throughout the property. And we top that experience with warm, friendly service.The Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of the historic city of Georgetown, founded in 1786 by Captain Francis Light. Listed as a UNESCO heritage city, Georgetown is a one of a kind melting pot of cultures, heritage, foods and festivals from diverse communities.1926 Heritage Hotel is all about bringing you the wholesome experience of the British colonial era and the spirit of Malaysian hospitality from the very moment you step into our lobby. We at 1926 Heritage Hotel are ever ready to go the extra mile to ensure your stay with us will be most memorable. Your satisfaction is our number one priority and we hope that every second you spend with us will be filled with nostalgia of the colonial era. ... more   less 

Additional Information about 1926 Heritage Hotel

Address: Hotel 1926 227 Jalan Burma, George Town, Penang Island 10050, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: $37 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — 1926 Heritage Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Priceline, Agoda, Travelocity, Ctrip TA, ACCOR and HotelTravel.com so you can book your 1926 Heritage Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
1926 Heritage Hotel Penang/George Town, Malaysia
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from 1926 Heritage Hotel staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 months ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from 1926 Heritage Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Avoid the hotel”
  • loose floorboards. View is over a plastic cover
  • external stain on toilet
 of 5 bubbles travellr1, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Better to choose room at the top floor”
 of 5 bubbles , 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Attempt to stay at rooms at end of corridor to avoid noise.”
 of 5 bubbles Philip_KY_Wong, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Request for ground floor rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles gmnorthcott75, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“book rooms near to swimming pool”
 of 5 bubbles 86prasannaa, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay