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Toulouse, France
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This small heritage guest house is very quaint and the beds are very comfortable with proper bed linen (unlike many guesthouses in the same price range). It is well located at the E&O end of Lebuh Chulia and a little distant from the Esplanade and the Little India side of town. In line with heritage tradition, all rooms look on...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a queen room upstairs for 4 nights. Definitely has a heritage house feel, good free breakfast and very kind staff who were completely accommodating to my last minute 4am arrival due to buses from KL. Also a great location with access to city buses right around the corner.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Good location, right in the George town. Good value of money. Nice decoration. True heritage house. Everything is clean. Friendly staffs. Good service. Great! I had a good time in Cintra Heritage House. Thanks (y)

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The hotel I'm looking for in this trip is a budget hotel with personal touch home coming feel hotel. I do not consider Cintra Heritage House is a hotel but rather a house where you can come back after a tired day and rest . Why I don't call it a hotel? 1. It does not look like a hotel...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Room was scrubby and old (not in a heritage kind of way.) It smelled of mold and I noticed my sinuses start to conjest. Sure, the inner courtyard was pretty but not moving, and ones room experience is equally important, if not more so. Fact is, they gave me the exact room which I requested them NOT to give me....

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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

I put 4 star becayse the place is a true heritage house and the staff is kind and very helpful. They preserved most of the architecture not just the facade like so many businesses do to give the appearance when they are just in for the money. We really appreciated that and the atmosphere that came for it. We appreciated...

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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

We really liked Cintra for a couple of nights. The general feel of the place is quirky and we felt at home. Staff were great and the breakfast was very good but limited in choice. We found the location to be very good and most interesting places were nearby. The street food at night is also very accessible. The room...

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Nashville, TN
Reviewed 4 June 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights and 3 days in early June. We arrived early on an overnight overseas flight and wasn't aware the check in isn't available until 2pm. Since we came with young children, we raised this as an issue and the management was extremely kind enough in making some temporary arrangement for my children to sleep (5...

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

Building/Place: Beautiful and serene place, very kind staff, truly feels like a well preserved exterior and ambience. Rooms: Very underwhelming and disappointing. Bed sheets were yellow from staining, walls are cracking and have cobwebs. It's fine to maintain the old furniture but I don't see why they can't at least provide some nice linens - my sheets were a but...

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Reviewed 13 May 2016

This place lived up to expectations: giving a flavour of the history of Penang while being quite comfortable and simple. The room was spacious with a comfortable bed, and staff were friendly. It is also in quite a good location being close to places to eat and bars on Chulia street, and a short walk to temples and the clan...

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CINTRA HERITAGE HOUSE- The building are shop houses featuring the Southern Chinese Eclectic style and which was built around 1840 -1900’s and once served as a Hair Dressing Saloon for the Japanese Officers and local administrators of Penang during the Post period from 1940’s – 1960's. Building style features Chinese influences on the carved Timber Doors, Air vents, Air wells, Gable end. European and Indian influence on the Louvered shutters, U or V –shaped terracotta tiles. The Cintra Heritage House occupies 4 link-shop houses that have been beautifully restored by master craftsmen mostly done by hand to what it looks like as of today. ... more   less 

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Address: no 1 Lebuh Cintra, George Town, Penang Island 10100, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: $36 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cintra Heritage House 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Choose a room at the back, away from the road unless you rise around 6am or are completely deaf.”
 of 5 bubbles dubaijournal, 24 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The room upstairs is better”
 of 5 bubbles ngocanhn678, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“No fridge and no tv in the room. maybe you can request”
 of 5 bubbles k00ra, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“check in time is 2pm. Checkout is 12pm.”
 of 5 bubbles Jonathan_Nad, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Choose a quiet room away from the big street. Carry earplugs because the morning prayer will wake you up.”
 of 5 bubbles shreelekham2013, 23 May 2016 | Read review
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