Muntri Grove Penang - EOP005

Boutique property set back from the streets of George Town in modest early 19th century homes

Muntri Grove is a carefully restored collection of 19th-century workers' homes that maintains many of the building's original elements while providing an updated aesthetic. Ten houses were transformed into eight units, each with entirely separate upstairs and downstairs guest rooms. The tenth house suffered so much damage during WWII that full restoration wasn't possible. It serves as reception on the ground level and an ideal spot for a swimming pool and breakfast nook above. It is also the start of a veranda off which guests can enter upstairs rooms.

The hotel is designed with clean lines and contemporary touches that emphasize natural light. Ground floor rooms have terrazo tile floors, bright whites, and colourful soft accents. Entrances to these rooms is through the original front doors of the houses. Rooms on the first floor have high timber ceilings and hardwood floors. Textiles with bird and plant motifs coupled with the warm wood creates the feel of a sunny tropical forest. All rooms have a king sized bed and a limited number of connecting rooms are available.

A continental breakfast is served poolside and augmented with local classics such as nasi lemak wrapped in banana leaf or mee goreng in waxed paper. There is no closing time for use of the first floor swimming pool although guests are asked to keep quiet in the evening. A ground-level garden has plenty of seating and the occasional pet basking in the sun. Pets are only permitted in ground floor rooms.

Muntri Grove is located approximately 40 minutes drive from Penang International Airport. It is set back from Muntri Street, tucked behind the Mazu Temple and Hainan Association. This hidden location provides a quiet retreat from George Town's busy streets while being within the heart of the city's historical district. A variety of restaurants, shops, and sights are an easy walk from the hotel.

16 Bedrooms, Sleeps 32
£70 - £90 per room per night

Swimming pool
Heritage building
Pet friendly