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“Good option considering the alternatives” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chulia Heritage Hotel
Ranked #30 of 82 Hotels in George Town
Montreal, Canada
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45 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good option considering the alternatives”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2012

Some very good things:
- Clean rooms
- Very clean sheets and towels
- Smiling staff and friendly welcome
- We were able to borrow a (tiny) umbrella when it rained

A few things I enjoyed less:
- Shared bathrooms were not very clean; drains didn't all clear quickly; sinks were gross
- Saw people washing their clothes in the shared sink, that shouldn't be allowed
- Old floors = noisy
- Doors slam which is also noisy
- Mattress wasn't great - my husband was sore all day
- I'm not a fan of the "no-shoes" policy in a hotel, but that's just me!

All in all, I think it's a good option for the price range and in light of some of the other places on this street.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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121 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

My wife and I recently stumbled across this hotel looking for something a little better than most of the dives we came across in Georgetown. It was a breath of fresh air after seeing some of the other places in the area. For starters it was clean, which can't be said for many of the other hostels and guesthouses. It was also set back off the road which made it a lot quieter. They have options for most budget ranges; everything from shared bathrooms to private rooms to fit entire families. They had satellite tv with my English channel options and nice hot water bathrooms. My only complaint is that it was a little pricey for SE Asia, but that seems to be the norm in Georgetown. We couldn't find a private bathroom room for less than 75RM anywhere in town. If you are willing to spend a little more, this is definitely a great place to check out.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin
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281 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

A great Hotel in the centre of things yet set back off the main street, which makes it nice and quiet. Spotless clean with lovely friendly staff. My only comment was the walls between each room were not finished off properly and had gaps at the windows, So you could hear people in the next room. Im sure at this stage it should have been rectified. Well worth visit.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dorset, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

A lovely cahracter hotel bang in the centre of things on Lebuh Chulia but set back off the main street so nice and quiet. All-white decor, largish rooms with good basic facilities- excellent value for money.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rob1959
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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

Excellent value, the clean and clear environment provided me a good rest.
The location is good and have a lot of good food nearby. It is also very convenient to a lot of heritage spots.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Esthertyy
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

Looks just like the photos. Everything is crisp white and more importantly clean. Fantastic location.

Only downside is the tiny bathrooms which are more like small wet rooms.

Some rooms do open straight onto the reception area but it was very quiet. Thick fire doors help to block out the noise. It's a very quiet hotel.

Excellent value for money.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore
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61 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

I like the white theme of the hotel. White floor, white sheets, white furnitures. I paid 200RMB for a double room for one night, not the cheapest around, but it was worthwhile.

This is a two storey buidling, so don't expect a receptionist in blazer greeting you. However, the service staff are really a friendly bunch and that made up for the lack of professional image. There is no intercom in the room, but I didn't mind opening my room door calling out for extra towels or extra bottles of water down the corridor.

Good location if you are exploring Georgetown. There is a 7-11 around 2 min walk away. Cable tv was a bonus.

Only problem is we were given a room which smelled of cigarettes and has a window which open to a corridor. Otherwise, it is perfect.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Chulia Heritage Hotel
Address: 380 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Chulia Heritage Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chulia Heritage Hotel - the ideal hotel for traveller which offers high standard accommodation and personalized services in a stylish manner. Culture and history combined to create an atmosphere of luxurious living. Chulia Heritage Hotel is strategically located within the core zone of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Penang, where is no doubt the traveller favorite must-visit place while holidaying in Penang. ... more   less 
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