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Penang Budget Hotel - Cathay


This old historical budget hotel is conveniently located in the heart of George Town, Penang with most of the tourist sites within walking distance. Its location is just very convenient, be it for sightseeing, shopping and dining.

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This old charming hotel painted in white and blue has a beautiful entrance door leading into the high ceiling hall.

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Do check out this unique check-in counter that is build right under the grand wooden staircase that leads to the upper floor. There is a vintage square clock hanging above it.

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Looks like this budget hotel and all the modern five star hotels have something in common - similar check out time! 

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The beautiful part of this hotel is the two grand wooden staircases which is separated by a central open-air courtyard with beautiful metal work beams.

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The interior decor is well maintained and give this place an interesting ambience. I can't help admiring all the lovely tiles in the interior as well as those on the exterior.
 
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The room rates are very economical, with very basic and simple amenities. The hotel is located opposite the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and nearby the city clubbing area.

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Cathay Hotel 15, Leith Street
10200 Penang

Tel : 04-2626271
Fax : 04-2639300



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6 comments:

  1. your blog just rocks!!!

    you posted so many entries on heritage conservation which are awesome...it's great tht penang has been listed under UNESCO now..

    VIVA PENANG!!!!

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  2. tau sar phneah - nice of you to drop by this blog...glad you like it.

    There are so many nice heritage buildings/houses around town and this particular one caught my eye during one of the makan outing.

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  3. careful with this hotel, there is a "health" center attach if you know what i mean,

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  4. this place looks authentic.. good idea for photography & video! (giving me ideas now.. !) :)

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  5. very well kept history building, but it was a waste for the unhealthy activities behind the scene. no wonder they are not in the tourism listing.

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  6. i stayed in waldorf next to cathay,
    next time i try cathay,look nice

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