Archive for the ‘Boutique Hotel’ Category

BY CK Lam

You Le Yuen located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town, is a new charming boutique bed & breakfast accommodation. Operated by Leong See Kit, the two storey colonial pre-war guesthouse with four individually decorated suites is decorated with Peranakan and mid-century art decor furniture.

You Le Yuen Private Kitchen on Love Lane Penang by what2seeonline.com

Photo credit to You Le Yuen

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BY CK Lam

Living Room is a great place to indulge for afternoon tea. Located on the ground floor of Macalister Mansion, this all-day dining space with a colourful theme provides a wonderful setting with cosy atmosphere.

Tea Time Indulgence at Living Room @ Macalister Mansion Penang by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

The newly opened Seven Terraces in the heart of World Heritage Site is Penang’s newest boutique hotel. Sitting on Stewart Lane, this hotel by hoteliers Christopher Ong and Karl Steinberg is converted from a row of seven C19th Anglo Chinese terraces houses.

Seven Terraces offers guests a boutique hotel experience with its Peranakan and contemporary design and its many Baba Nonya and Chinese antique furniture and collectibles. The hotel comprises a restaurant, bar and 18 air-conditioned suites with modern amenities.

Seven Terraces & The Kebaya at Stewart Lane, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

October has been declared as the month in a worldwide annual campaign for bringing about the awareness of breast cancer. In conjunction with raising funds for this campaign, Macalister Mansion (MM) has its white front facade glowing in pink.

Macalister Mansion launches Breast Cancer Awareness campaign by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Steak Frites in the heart of historic George Town, Penang is a great restaurant that fits the current trend towards nostalgia. The restaurant is part of 23 Love Lane, a beautifully restored boutique heritage hotel.

Steak Frites @ 23 Love Lane – Steak, salad and fries by what2seeonline.com

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BY CK Lam

Penang recently sees the opening of Macalister Mansion, an exclusive boutique hotel. Also known as MM, the restored charming colonial white mansion with minimalism decor takes its name from the road it is located. MM houses Living Room, Dining Room, Bagan Bar, The Den, Eight Rooms and The Lawn, each with its own unique setting.

Macalister Mansion (MM) on Macalister Road, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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By CK Lam

The Cinnamon at Hotel Penaga has revamped their menu under the helm of its new executive chef Haron Muzaffar Abdul Aziz. The new menu combined interesting and innovative changes to some traditional cuisine. We stopped by early before the lunch crowd to sample several offerings from the lunch and dinner menu.

To bring out its best flavor, chef Haron added new ingredients and spices to the dishes. Appetizer is one dish that starts a meal. There are a few appetizers on the menu; Kim Chee style salad with duck, Thai style salad with peppered squid and the gado-gado.

The Kim Chee salad prepared with Chinese cabbage, carrot, daikon, spring onions and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds has the flavour of the Korean style pickled cabbage. It is a beautiful combination, however I would prefer it with a more distinctive spicy kim chee flavor.

Kim Chee Salad at The Cinnamon, Hotel Penaga by what2seeonline.com

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* This article was published in the New Straits Times (Life & Times) on 6th September 2011.

The recently launched Campbell House in George Town is home to Il Bacaro Venetian Restaurant. This slice of classic Italian dining is within walking distance of Tho Yuen and Tai Tong Dim Sum House.

The restaurant serves its cuisine the Il Bacaro way, which is based on a traditional Venetian backstreet tavern. It’s where one can enjoy authentic Italian dishes served in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Il Bacaro Venetian Restaurant at Campbell House, Penang by ck lam of www.what2seeonline.com

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Located at the heart of the UNESCO heritage zone in George Town Penang is Muntri Mews. This beautifully refurbished boutique hotel on narrow Muntri Street is successfully done up by renowned hotelier Christopher Ong of Clove Hall and the UNESCO award winning hotel Galle Fort in Sri Lanka.

Opened in March this year, the hotel is currently the newest restored boutique hotel in Penang!

Heritage Boutique Hotel - Muntri Mews and Mews Cafe, Penang by What2seeonline.com

Iron gate opening to the hotel

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BY CK Lam

Fancy some Hainanese cuisine in Penang? Chances are the choices are not aplenty as Hainanese cooks are few to come by and the younger generation is not keen on learning the trade.

But you can make your way to Yeng Keng Cafe & Bar in Yeng Keng Hotel, a heritage boutique hotel on Chulia Street at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage City of George Town. In addition to Western cuisine, Yeng Keng Café & Bar came out with a selection of classic Hainanese dishes.

Yeng Keng Hotel, Chulia Street Penang by what2seeonline.com

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* This article was published in the New Straits Times (Life & Times) on 20th May 2011.

The Cinnamon at the elegantly restored Hotel Penaga, located at the corner of Jalan Hutton & Lebuh Clarke is an all-day dining restaurant. The pleasantly decorated restaurant serves buffet breakfast and Western cuisines with Asian influence.

The Cinnamon at Hotel Penaga by what2seeonline.com

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Penang is abuzz, especially in the heritage and cultures scene with the newly opened Hotel Penaga. The beautifully restored boutique hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Georgetown, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated along Hutton Lane intersecting Clarke Street and Transfer Road, the hotel is within walking distance to many eating outlets and attractive historical places.

Hotel Penaga - Penang Heritage Boutique Hotel  by what2seeonline.com

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