Travelling to Malaysia? Read all updated requirements before you book.
Macalister Mansion
Macalister Mansion
Macalister Mansion
Macalister Mansion
Macalister Mansion
Macalister Mansion
Macalister Mansion

Removed from saved list

8.9

Excellent

159 reviews

159 reviews

See map

8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Excellent for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Floating Mosque

140 m

Loh Guan Lye Specialist Centre

180 m

Penang First Assembly of God

260 m

Ghee Hiang

350 m

KDU College Penang

410 m

Popular landmarks
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

1.8 km

Armenian Street

2.0 km

Khoo Kongsi

2.1 km

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

2.5 km

Chew's Jetty

2.5 km

Closest landmarks
Loh Guan Lye Hospital

140 m

Cantonese Methodist Church

510 m

Lim Skin Specialist Clinic

580 m

International Specialist Eye Centre Penang Isec Penang Sdn Bhd

600 m

Chew Thean Yang Aquarium

610 m

Newly renovated

Macalister Mansion

228 Jalan Macalister, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10400 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Strategically situated in Georgetown, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant and outdoor pool on-site.

Show more

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Inside city center

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Fitness center

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Penang every 1 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.5
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport14.5 km

Rooms available at Macalister Mansion

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.2

MMarvel Collection
...
  • Room size: 53 m²/570 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
Enter dates to see prices
MMesmeric Collection
...
  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
Enter dates to see prices
MMonarch Collection
...
  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
Enter dates to see prices
SUITE MMONARCH COLLETION
...
  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
Enter dates to see prices
Room 4
...
  • Room size: 49 m²/527 ft²
Enter dates to see prices
SUITE MMARVEL COLLETION
...
  • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
Enter dates to see prices
Room 1
...
  • Room size: 53 m²/570 ft²
Enter dates to see prices
MMONARCH COLLECTION - ROOM 4
...
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Non-smoking
Enter dates to see prices
Room 8
...
  • Room size: 41 m²/441 ft²
Enter dates to see prices
Room 6
...
  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
Enter dates to see prices

Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Macalister Mansion?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Macalister Mansion?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Macalister Mansion has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Penang with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Macalister Mansion?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Macalister Mansion.

What are my dining options at Macalister Mansion?

Macalister Mansion features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Macalister Mansion?

Macalister Mansion does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Macalister Mansion?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Komtar Bus Terminal, 1.4 km away from Macalister Mansion.

What restaurants are nearby Macalister Mansion?

Macalister Mansion’s neighborhood is Georgetown which includes popular restaurants such as Hameediyah Restaurant, Padang Brown Food Court and Nasi Kandar Line Clear.

What popular shopping places are close to Macalister Mansion?

Macalister Mansion is located in Georgetown area which features shopping places such as Prangin Mall, 1st Avenue Mall and Ghee Hiang.

What are popular attractions near Macalister Mansion?

Macalister Mansion is located in Georgetown area, which is famous for attractions such as Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion and Khoo Kongsi.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Macalister Mansion?

Macalister Mansion is located within Georgetown, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Depoh Kerajaan Pulau Pinang and Bukit Olivia.

Show more questions
See map

Explore the neighborhood

What people love about Macalister Mansion

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Very attentive staff."

    bala

    |

    June 24, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "A very pleasant stay."

    Alice

    |

    December 14, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "A truly impressive hotel and an unforgettable stay."

    Crystal

    |

    April 13, 2020

Overall rating:

8.9

Excellent
159 reviews
Cleanliness
9.6
Facilities
8.6
Location
8.6
Read all reviews >
What travelers say they love:
Bed and pillows were very comfortable.
Esther from Singapore
Couple
More about Macalister Mansion

More about Macalister Mansion

Macalister Mansion

See the best of Penang with a stay at Macalister Mansion, which puts you right in the city center amidst the many sights and landmarks. With its convenient location, you can easily access to the city's must-see destinations. Sampling the authentic culture of Penang is easy with a stay at Macalister Mansion, just 2.4 km from Pinang Peranakan Mansion.
The facilities and services provided by Macalister Mansion ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel provides taxi and car hire services to help you get to where you want to go in Penang. Parking is available and free, provided by the hotel for guests with their own transportation.
While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service and tours. The hotel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay.
The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar and nightclub.
To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Macalister Mansion. The hotel's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the library and shared lounge and TV area.


Around the property

This is your chance to explore all that Penang has to offer. Your exploration of the surroundings of Macalister Mansion begins with a visit to Chew's Jetty only 2.4 km away. One of the city's most iconic and famous buildings is Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, located 1.8 km away.

Show more
Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.6

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

10 mentions

Housekeeping

10 mentions

Food & Dining

7 mentions

Swimming Pool

5 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Malay
  • Tamil

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Nightclub
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Breakfast in room
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Grooming service
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Kids meal

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Accessible by stairs
  • Adapter
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Alcohol
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Fruits/snacks
  • Hair dryer
  • Hand sanitizer
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Mini bar
  • Pool facilities
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Safety/security feature
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Sleep comfort items
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa
  • Soundproofing
  • Swimming pool [direct access]
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • TV [flat screen]
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine glasses
  • Wooden/parqueted flooring
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Asian
  • Continental
  • Vegetarian
Restaurants on site

The Dining Room

  • No additional information available

Living Room

  • Cuisine: Asian, International, Local
Location
228 Jalan Macalister, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10400
Excellent
Location

8.6

Airports

  • Penang International Airport (PEN)
    14.5 km 28 min drive
  • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
    86.9 km

Public transportation

  • Komtar Bus Terminal
    1.4 km
  • Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal
    2.6 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Loh Guan Lye Hospital
    140 m

Shopping

  • Batu Ferringhi Night Market
    9.9 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    520 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    380 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
    1.8 km
  • Armenian Street
    2.0 km
  • Khoo Kongsi
    2.1 km
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
    2.5 km
  • Chew's Jetty
    2.5 km
  • Penang Fort Cornwallis
    2.8 km
  • Kek Lok Si Temple
    5.5 km
  • Batu Ferringhi Beach
    9.8 km
  • Entopia
    11.8 km
  • Escape Theme Park
    11.9 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Floating Mosque
    140 m
  • Loh Guan Lye Hospital
    140 m
  • Loh Guan Lye Specialist Centre
    180 m
  • Penang First Assembly of God
    260 m
  • Ghee Hiang
    350 m
  • KDU College Penang
    410 m
  • Anson Road Market
    440 m
  • The Church in Penang
    450 m
  • anson road durian leng
    460 m
  • The One Academy Penang
    500 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • The minimum age required to check in is 18 years.
  • Extra bed is available at this property with a fee and subject to availability.
  • A fine of RM1000 will be imposed if smoking in this property.
  • Effective 1 June 2014, the City Council of Penang will impose a Local Council Tax of MYR 3 per room per night for 4- and 5-star hotels and MYR 2 per room per night for 0- to 3-star hotels. The property’s star rating will be in accordance to the rating from the Local Council, and should the rating differ from the website, the Local Council rating will apply. This fee is payable directly to the hotel upon check-in and is not included in the room rate and taxes stated herein.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of restaurants2
  • Number of rooms 8
  • Room voltage220
  • Most recent renovation2020
Property announcements

From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a heritage fee of RM2 per room per night. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

Reviews of Macalister Mansion from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.9
/
10
Cleanliness9.6
Facilities8.6
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality9.2
Service9.1
Value for money8.5
High score for Penang
Rating
9+ Exceptional (64)
8-9 Excellent (28)
7-8 Very Good (20)
6-7 Good (1)
<6 Below Expectation (5)
Time of the year
Mar - May (29)
Jun - Aug (36)
Sep - Nov (25)
Dec - Feb (28)
All guests (144)
All room types
All languages

Show reviews that mention 

Showing 118 verified guest comments
12345
10.0
Exceptional
Crystal from Australia
Group
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

OMGorgeous”

It was a girls trip, 4 days in Bangkok and 3 days in Penang before heading back to Australia. We had actually stayed at a different location for the first two nights in Penang, paid 5 stars money but did not get 5 stars treatment (actually costed us more than this one). Couple of girls left so two of us changed to this location. OMG was the first thing that we both said when they opened the room door. The deco is a mixture of oriental and model fashion, amenities are all from Aesop, local biscuits and cold refreshments were already waiting on the table. The room was quiet, clean and spacious. Oh did I mention the bed is humongous?! The breakfast was simple but was enough. They also have an impressive lounge/bar, which i highly recommend if you want a girls night out. Or just a night out. An outside pool and a two ppl gym, which is enough given that there are only 8 rooms. Local shops and restaurants are all nearby. A truly impressive hotel and an unforgettable stay. Highly recommended!

Reviewed April 13, 2020

See room deals

9.6
Exceptional
Tony from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Awesome stay!”

My hotel room is very clean and awesome! Check-in with no issue and thanks to Ms Fiona for being helpful with my check-in and my luggage carried to my room with her team. Very great customer service! Room and toilet are so awesome! No complai at all. Great job and compliment to Ms Fiona & the rest of the team member at the front desk including the uncle who open the door to welcome hotel guest. The facility like swimming pool actually looks great but should have swim early in the morning. he guest wifi coverage is just ok, not to say very good but I know the speed has been shape to each hotel guest per client hence speed is ok but again, coverage is just ok but need improvement definitely! The hotel came breakfast beside the cafe. The breakfast they served, really really bad! I had a very awesome big breakfast in Kuala Lumpur (western breakfast) but this is really the worst I ever taste! Please do something about the breakfast!

Reviewed January 02, 2020

See room deals

10.0
Exceptional
Jean from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

A romantic getaway”

The hotel is clean n comfortable. We had very restful stay at hotel as we enjoyed the quietness of it. The location is convenient to find local street food and not too far away from gurney plaza to do our shopping. Any couple looking for private time with your spouse, highly recommend Macalista Mansion :)

Reviewed July 10, 2019

See room deals

9.6
Exceptional
Michelle from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Romantic and quiet with creative and cosy room concept ”

Room was big and clean with a creative and cosy concept. Room was 100/100 for me. Really loved the free breakfast there as well, food was great. Service was good with polite staffs and was even able to request for a late check out. Mentioned that we will be celebrating our anniversary there and they decorated our room with rose petals. Although location is abit further off and not of walking distance to the popular parts of Georgetown, still don't regret booking them! A really great place for couples looking for cosy and quiet place to stay after a tiring day out. Would definitely book again if travelling to Penang.

Reviewed April 01, 2019

See room deals

10.0
Exceptional
Swee from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Great memory for my babymoon!”

Everything is well organised. The stay is very comfortable an food are great too!

Reviewed May 28, 2019

See room deals

9.6
Exceptional
Emily from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in March 2019

Absolutely Fantastic ”

An amazing way to stay in Georgetown. Just a short grab ride to nearby local attractions. The hotel is so beautiful and comfortable. Everything about the hotel, from the turn down service, Aesop toiletries, complimentary minibar, generous breakfast to the beautiful design. Would not hesitate to stay here again and could not recommend enough!

Reviewed April 04, 2019

See room deals

9.2
Exceptional
Megan from United States
Group
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Lovely stay!”

Eight Rooms is such a cool hotel! The highlight of our Penang visit. We got a great deal on Room 5, which was enormous and perfect for travelers who aren’t couples. The open bathroom was a unique choice, but it contributes to the grandeur and the curtains provided adequate privacy. Best shower ever, loved the toiletries. The staff bent over backwards to ensure an enjoyable stay and there were lots of extra little perks. Breakfast (included) was superb and served until noon, so we never needed much lunch. We loved the tranquility and the uniqueness of the overall design in each space. The only drawback was that the pool is beautiful, but not very peaceful, as it’s in front of the mansion with lots of noise from the busy road. Worth noting if you want some lounging in the sun, but otherwise shouldn’t impact your visit to Penang. Location was a short taxi to the historic district or walking distance to New Lane and Nagore Square (recommend both). Would stay again!

Reviewed April 01, 2019

See room deals

10.0
Exceptional
Claudine from Australia
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Beautiful hotel”

so cosy, even though I was there for work, it made my stay relaxing.

Reviewed October 24, 2019

See room deals

10.0
Exceptional
Claudine from Australia
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

STAYED THERE MORE THAN 3 TIMES”

LOVE THIS HOTEL, GREAT COMFORTABLE AND ACCESSIBLE

Reviewed October 24, 2019

See room deals

9.2
Exceptional
Alice from Malaysia
Couple
MMesmeric Collection
Stayed 2 nights in December 2021

Exclusive service”

i was here with my husband for mini honeymoon trip, the place is not big as it only has 8 rooms in total, so they able to provide exclusive service, from addressing guest name to remember your diet restriction. a very pleasant stay. they even prepare honeymoon deco and surprise during our fine dining dinner

Reviewed December 14, 2021

See room deals

10.0
Exceptional
Laine
Couple
Stayed 1 night in December 2018

Perfect ”

Like it very much

Reviewed April 30, 2019

See room deals

9.2
Exceptional
Wong from Hong Kong SAR, China
Group
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Clean and beautiful hotel”

The whole hotel, from swimming pool to guest room are beautifully designed. Breakfast is a la carte. Free pastry in the afternoon. Spacious room but need to take grab to wherever you go.

Reviewed June 30, 2019

See room deals

9.2
Exceptional
Yeoh from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Superb ”

Superb clean , great privacy and attentive staff. We really enjoyed our stay at MM . Will surely come back again .

Reviewed September 01, 2019

See room deals

9.2
Exceptional
Lim from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

enjoyable trip”

- great service - clean room - spacious room - quiet place - clean surroundings

Reviewed March 18, 2020

See room deals

8.4
Excellent
Claudine from Australia
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

Beautiful hotel but staff needs more training”

My second time staying and this time I brought 2 other industry colleagues . Though they are attentive but the level of service is does not match the category and the price we pay. For instance we were told we could order breakfast from the range of selection upon check in and the next morning was told that breakfast was egg with sausages and ham. And then when we ordered sausages they were out! I spoke to a lady at the reception the next day and observing was another lady with shoulder length bob hair, and I was surprised the lady with short hair did not introduce herself..she was the manager! Instead if talking to me she responded to the lady at reception. I think front end staff needs training. I love the venue.. but if I were to recommend this hotel I would pre-warn the guest about expectations.

Reviewed August 15, 2019

See room deals

8.8
Excellent
bala from Singapore
Family with young children
MMonarch Collection
Stayed 3 nights in June 2022

Excellent”

very attentive staff. king sized bed was very comfy. in-house breakfast is excellent. however do note that there is no lift for the 2nd level

Reviewed June 24, 2022

See room deals

8.4
Excellent
Esther from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Beautiful rooms”

Location is abit outskirt of main tourist area in Georgetown but the rooms make up for a whole lot! Great selection of toiletries and spacious. Feels simple but luxurious. Bed and pillows were very comfortable.

Reviewed May 21, 2019

See room deals

8.4
Excellent
Noratika from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Excellent! ”

Friendly staff, breakfast is limited to choose its english style so not suitable for me but still delicious! the bathroom just wow. cleanliness is A and very luxury hotel to stay. recommended :)

Reviewed September 10, 2019

See room deals

9.2
Exceptional
Ee from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in May 2019

Relax and celebrate bday”

Nice and cozy room

Reviewed June 24, 2019

See room deals

8.0
Excellent
stewart from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

Lovely property but staff could be better trained. ”

Great property with nice touches. Staff could be better trained. No wheelchair access.

Reviewed January 02, 2020

See room deals

12345
This is a popular property. Don't miss out!

Back to search results

Back to room choices

|

Dismiss