We stayed at a new boutique hotel called Hotel Penaga which is centrally located along the UNESCO world heritage site. Basically, we parked our cars in front of the hotel when we arrived and only sat in the cars again when it was time to leave. Yup, we just went around on foot (oh, plus a 40 minute trishaw ride which came with the room package).
Walking along the Heritage Trail
ZZZZZ.......just like her jie jie, Erin wasn't too interested in history :-)
ZZZZ. "Just wake me up when you'll are done ok?"
Went into the Pinang Peranakan House for the first time.
Not exactly cheap at RM 10 per person. We paid close to RM100 for all of us.
I was excited to visit since scenes from the series Little Nyonya (Chen's family house) were shot here.
Grand dining area
I mentioned my visit to my colleague from Penang. She said it was actually her ancestral home! But her granduncle sold it to a buyer who restored the home to its current condition.
My little princess and I
After the walk, we spent some time just chilling in the hotel. Loved it so much that I took loads of photos. (BUT I actually forgot to take photos of the yummy Penang food we had !). So here's more, on top of what was posted earlier.
I love the combination of old and new. Btw, it's rather an artsy-fartsy hotel as it's designed/owned by the famous local architect Hijjas Kasturi.
We took their Monday promotion - RM120 for one hour massage for TWO pax.
The massage was really good.
View of swimming pool from the dining area
Such a clever idea in terms of space utilisation! Though narrow, the pool was long enough for doing laps (and for our group with kids, we may not have chosen this hotel if there was no pool) and it served an extra purpose of being aesthetically pleasing to the eye from the dining room.
Had our last day lunch in the hotel to utilise our RM40 food voucher
The package we took was RM670 net for 2 nights, inclusive of a 40 minute trishaw ride and RM40 food voucher (bowl of noodles about RM13 each).
For the nice hotel and great service, I think it was good choice to stay there. :)
"Mummy, we must come back to this hotel ok?"