Macalister Man­sion

Time Out Penang Visitors Guide - - Stay -

Lo­cated just out­side the her­itage zone, Macalister Man­sion stands out in its white splen­dour. As you en­ter the drive­way you can imagine how the orig­i­nal own­ers must have lived. Named af­ter Sir Nor­man Macalister, one of the first gover­nors of Pe­nang, this grand house has been re­fur­bished and up­graded to the high­est level and is part of the De­sign Ho­tels group.

There are only eight rooms here, each with a dif­fer­ent lay­out – the only sim­i­lar­ity be­ing the white colour scheme. All rooms come with Bang & Olufsen sound sys­tems, Ne­spresso cof­fee ma­chines, goose­down pil­lows (there is even a pil­low menu), 400-thread­count linen and a se­lec­tion of art you’ll wish you owned. Each room has its own unique fea­ture as well – Room 4 has a gor­geous spi­ral stair­case while Room 1 is also called the Bridal Suite and has a sep­a­rate dress­ing area.

Com­mis­sioned works of art fill walls, nooks and cran­nies and veer from quirky and eclec­tic to clas­sic and whim­si­cal. There is a swim­ming pool in the front gar­den and four F&B out­lets cov­er­ing ev­ery as­pect of din­ing, from all-day to fine, and even a whisky and ci­gar lounge.

228 Jalan Macalister, Ge­orge Town (+604 228 3888). Be­tween RM900 and RM1,530 depend­ing on which room.

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