MUNTRI MEWS is affordable luxury accommodation for today's flashpacker in the heart of Georgetown, aUNESCO world heritage site. It is within easy walking distance to the key heritage landmarks in the city and a 20-minute drive from the beautiful Batu Feringghi beaches.
Muntri Street has perhaps the best preserved rows of 19th Straits Chinese architecture in Malaysia, equivalent to Singapore's Emerald Hill.
The grade 2 listed building was formerly the stables and carriageworks of the street's grandest terraces. Carriages were kept below while drivers and staff were housed above in 12 worker's quarters. In the Edwardian period it became a garage for some of the smartest cars in Penang.
Acquired in a dilapidated state in 2009 by award winning hotelier Christopher Ong (previous projects, www.clovehall.com and www.galleforthotel.com have both been cited in Conde Naste Traveller's Hot Lists) the Mews has been meticulously restored with its utilitarian spirit kept very much alive but without sparing any modern comforts.
Once again Ong has revitalised this historic premises by infusing it with the Malay, Chinese and European influences that have made his entrepot hometown world famous. The interiors are bright and spacious with comfortable and relaxing furnishings, highlighted with a gorgeous selection of local, historical and quirky paraphernalia.