Restored Georgetown Colonial Charm
Urban Boutique Hotel From USD $180
Georgetown, Pulau Penang, Malaysia
1 Bedroom, sleeps 2
From USD $180
A restored and tastefully decorated colonial mansion located in a quiet side street of historic Georgetown, Penang. Clove Hall’s fertile grounds, carved out of the original Sarkie Brothers coconut plantation, have been transformed into a sultry tropical garden, verdant with spice trees and flowering plants. It is the perfect showcase for a collection of local antiques, artwork and furnishings. Combining the best of the past with modern conveniences.
Clove Hall is a privately-owned Edwardian Anglo-Malay bungalow set in an oasis of tropical gardens. It is just ten minutes by trishaw from the vibrant world heritage site of Penang, Georgetown. It was opened to guests in 2009 by the award winning hotelier Christopher Ong. The house now has new owners Jo and Jim Lim. The sensitive conservation and restoration of this once dilapidated bungalow has captured the spirit of this mercantile city and its fusion of Chinese, Malay, Indian and English heritage.
Clove Hall's fertile grounds, carved out of the original Sarkie Brothers coconut plantation, have been transformed into a sultry tropical garden, verdant with spice trees and flowering plants. It is the perfect showcase for a collection of local antiques, artwork and furnishings that combine the best of the past with modern conveniences.
With only six elegant and luxurious suites Clove hall offers privacy, personalised service and modern comforts. This tropical oasis offers a beautiful and chilled hideout from which to discover Penang's amazing food, the heritage and cultural diversity, and explore the islands, hills, forests and beaches.
A property such as this complements the UNESCO listed heritage site of Georgetown. It is easy to go around the city as well as the island on a rented motorcycle, alternatively trishaws and taxis are also available. The bungalow has been decorated with local antiques and art work. A range of personal as well as tour related services can be organized by the staff of Clove Hall. There really is no better way of beginning you stay in this heritage city, than by staying at the heritage Clove Hall Hotel.
Clove Hall’s suites feature different interiors, and most have wooden flooring and antique furniture. Each suite has a flat-screen TV, a day bed, and a private bathroom with a rain shower. Suites have either a balcony, patio or courtyard.
Clove: intimate bungalow style villa with wrap around veranda on the grounds of clove hall separated from the main house by its own mini orchard of clove trees. King size four poster bed with mosquito net. Polished wooden floors LCD TV, Air Con, Free WiFi. Day bed in separate sitting area screened from the bedroom area by a four panelled Edwardian Oriental screen with inserts of coloured glass.
Star Anise: this is a detached double storey "maisonette" it has its own sitting room downstairs with large daybed and bedroom upstairs. Has its own private outdoor courtyard sitting area. king size four poster bed with mosquito net. LCD TV. Air Con, Free Wi Fi. Has its own private outdoor courtyard sitting area.
Ginger: A totally private mews suite with its own landscaped courtyard filled with ginger lilies and frangipani. Its own separate private entranceway through a colonnaded, covered walkway attached to the main house. King size bed on a stone platform. LCD TV, Air Con, Free WiFi. Day beds in separate sitting area. French windows opening onto own private garden.
Saffron: A spacious suite occupying the east upstairs wing of the main bungalow. Polished wooden floors and high ceilings. King size four poster bed with mosquito net. LCD TV Air Con, Free WiFi.
Cinnamon: the central upstairs suite of the main bungalow occupies the front portion of the house above the porch has its own sitting area with three piece cane furniture. Polished wooden floors and high ceilings. King size four poster bed with mosquito net LCD TV, air con WiFi. Spacious shower room (rain shower).
Cardamon: A spacious suite occupying the west upstairs wing of the bungalow. Polished wooden floors and high ceilings. French windows onto outside balcony with planters chairs and views of the district. Daybeds in separate sitting area. Antique roll top writing desk. Shower room (rain shower) with separate vanity area. King size four poster bed with mosquito net. LCD TV Air Con, Free WiFi.
A complimentary light afternoon tea is served between 4-5pm. The hotel does not include its own restaurant. If desired evening meals can be ordered in from local eateries and plated up by the staff for a small cover charge of RM5 per person.
There are no fridges in the suites but guests are allowed to put any essential items in the house fridge. Boiled bottled water is provided in your suite for drinking in order to minimise plastic bottles and effects on the environment.
Private dinner parties can be arranged for guests. Nyonya, Thai, Indian and Chinese menus are available, and food will be served on fine chinaware on an antique long table. Also within walking distance of local restaurants.
Services that can be arranged by at the hotel: Manicure/pedicure. Hairdresser. Massage in own suite or at pool side. Personal items of clothing can be sent for laundering with a 24 or 48 hour turnaround time.
"From the moment you arrive you are made to feel very welcome. Jo and Jim are excellent hosts and do all they can to make you stay enjoyable. The staff are all very friendly and attentive. You could almost feel as if you were an Edwardian Colonial visitor." 50_Somethings, Bedfordshire, uk
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Clove Hall and would recommend it.
Standing out are the: large suites in colonial yet modern decor, a fine (or best) example of a restored colonial home in Penang; swimming pool which we loved having given the heat; extreme friendliness of the owners and staff; small size of just 6 suites; tranquil residential neighbourhood just on the edge of Georgetown (about 10-15 min walk to Cheong fatt tze mansion, another 10 min walk to the core heritage area - wish it were a tiny bit closer but no trouble walking really). Definitely an oasis in Georgetown with true old world charm." AFHamm, Beijing
"This is the sort of hotel that the sophisticated traveller who appreciates good service, taste, design, art, heritage, and quiet surrounds will delight in. service was warm and unfussy (erlynn rayos deserves a special mention here), the cinnamon suite was beautifully appointed. my penang trip really began with my checking into clove hall, after a disastrous night at batu ferringhi. I can't wait to go back." Solo Traveller, Singapore
From USD $180 per night.