March 10, 2019

Places To Stay: Noordin Mews, Pulau Pinang!

What you always look out when you are in Penang? Food am I right? Well, let's get a bit far and talk about heritage. A heritage hotel to be exact.

Noordin Mews Pulau Pinang Curitan Aqalili
Got the opportunity to sit at one of the room, Mews Room.
I lost count how many times I visit Penang, it could be more than 6 times or less than that (obviously more). I love Malaysia, food is the best especially after two weeks discovering other countries. Nothing beat a place called home.

But, usually, when I visit the island, it's either a day trip from Kedah or from the other north side. We aren't bothered about accommodation because it will be around 6-hour drive to Selangor (if you are not visiting during the peak season).

So, here I am, a local girl stayed at Noordin Mews, an intimate 1920s Peranakan shophouse turned hotel for one night. 

1. The Mews Room

They have THREE types of room -  Noordin Suite, Sultan Suite and the Mews Room. It's different in terms of size, how many people can fit in, the structure of the room and of course, prices.

For me, the room that I get to stay in is the basic one - 350 square feet, with one king-size bed and 1 single day bed (upstairs and downstairs choices). It was a huge room that can fit three people instead of one only so you can imagine I'm 'quite' a scaredy cat sleeping in that vast room. 

But, it does remind me of home because my parent's house has the same tiles as they designed, antique but sturdy wood furniture and basic necessities that every traveller need. 

Noordin Mews Pulau Pinang Curitan Aqalili
King Size Bed
Noordin Mews Pulau Pinang Curitan Aqalili
The toilet is clean, and they provide two towels.
Noordin Mews Pulau Pinang Curitan Aqalili
I think it's not your regular shampoo, conditioner and body wash.
Noordin Mews Pulau Pinang Curitan Aqalili
Free facilities that they provide, the best part is they have two big water bottle that I can just refill to my own bottle.

Noordin Mews Pulau Pinang Curitan Aqalili
Wood closet with a couple of hangers.
2. Keep Swimming

Noordin Mews keep on surprising me behind the unexpected small building that I saw from the front. I cannot believe they have a swimming pool (pardon me, I don't do research before I went there). 

The best part is it open until 10pm so you can cool off your body after exploring Georgetown's streets! Other recreational facilities that you need to take note are a common room, a wide selection of board games and in-room foot and body massage (upon request).

Because I went there for work, I didn't go for swimming (but I brought my swimming clothes #alwaysprepared) instead... we (media friends) make use of the common room! It was 12am, we munched on McDonald's while talking and sharing stories there. But, please keep your voice down because we were told by a guest that our voice is too loud and they wanted to rest, yikes!

Noordin Mews Pulau Pinang Curitan Aqalili
The swimming pool where you can socialise with other guests!
Noordin Mews Pulau Pinang Curitan Aqalili
Beautiful design restaurant

3. Fulfilling Lunch & Breakfast

Just located beside the pool, spot an area of breakfast and lunch there. For lunch, it was more like Baba Nyonya style food, and it comes with a full course to dessert, loves every single of the food and it's delicious! 

As for breakfast, they have Nasi Lemak and western style breakfast. So, of course, with all the Malay food that I ate last few weeks, I need a step away from coconut milk food. We have bacon, eggs, some salad and as a whole English breakfast style.

By the way, breakfast is complimentary, it was fresh made-to-order, and you can personalise the service catered to you!

Noordin Mews Pulau Pinang Curitan Aqalili
Check out the time for breakfast, snacking and lunch!
Noordin Mews Pulau Pinang Curitan Aqalili
Kuih muih Baba Nyonya
Noordin Mews Pulau Pinang Curitan Aqalili
Excellent breakfast, fulfilling and delicious!
Noordin Mews Pulau Pinang Curitan Aqalili
Full collection on the breakfast table.
4. Quite a Work-Friendly Hotel

What I meant by quite, is in the room they don't have like a specific table for work but the day bed works for me as I like to lie down while doing some tasks. There are also lot's of plug for me to charge my camera batteries and laptops (yes I bring two laptops just in case). They also provide printing and notebook services, I never had the opportunities to used it so let me know once you tried the facilities! 

Noordin Mews Pulau Pinang Curitan Aqalili
This is the day bed that I did my work.

5. Friendly Staff and Good Services

I mean, it doesn't matter if they knew me as a media or not, service must be equally good to all the guests. So far, I did check the review first, and they received a lot of positive reviews. I, myself, experienced it.

They send our luggage to each of our room since the hotel only has stairs to go upstairs it was really convenient. But, during the checkout, I just brought in down - no big deal since I just have a backpack and tote bag. The staff is amiable, and they served everything with a smile, all I need to do is to smile back. 

Noordin Mews Pulau Pinang Curitan Aqalili
Get back at night after socialise and come back home to this!

Overall, will I recommend this hotel to other people? Well, yes if you are on your honeymoon and plan to stay in the heritage hotel more than discovering outside of the Penang. The only downside for me is the portrait that they hang inside the room, it's not like I experienced any haunted agenda, it just makes me a bit uncomfortable, but I understand and appreciate the concept.

Rating for Noordin Mews
(out of 5)

Book Your Stay at Noordin Mews HERE

Noordin Mews Pulau Pinang Curitan Aqalili
Love the furniture! 
Noordin Mews Pulau Pinang Curitan Aqalili
You won't believe the vast space from looking at the front door, so don't judge a book by its cover!

The whole familiarisation trip was sponsored under the company that
I worked with. Either sponsor or not, the write-up will be 100% my personal opinion. 
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  1. Cantik la...classic interior...buat photoshoot memang superb ni...

    1. very classic! Can try and ask them kalau nak buat photoshoot because aesthetic dia just urgh!

  2. aa la. tengok depan cam gitu je. mark this place. visiting penang this may

    1. Nanti jgn lupa click link tu kalau nak stay dkt sini ;)

  3. next time datang Penang lagi hello2 la =D