Once a terrace of seven 19th-century Anglo Chinese shop houses, hence the name, Seven Terraces has been converted into a secluded oasis in the heart of Georgetown. The hotel stands in stalwart testament to the past, and is an antique wonderland inside and out; an interesting place to have a poke around.
The rooms and suites are all large, and some apartments are big enough to comfortably accommodate families. Intricately carved four-poster beds are housed in mezzanine bedrooms above elegant living spaces filled with antique furniture. Shuttered windows and polished timber floors complete the historic vibe. This is heritage accommodation at its finest.
The area is bustling, atmospheric and extremely convenient for getting out to eat in the evening, but the hotel’s architecture lends itself to seclusion, and the quiet lane it resides in means you can get a peaceful night.
I long for a few extra nights at Seven Terraces since returning home. It was just what we wanted, thank you for recommending this delightful property.
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Most of us at Selective Asia are suckers for heritage properties, and Seven Terraces is one to savour. Beautifully preserved, restored and added to by a dedicated owner, the hotel is the pick of historic Georgetown. The terraces are so picturesque that they often attract a selection of sightseers outside snapping the irresistible facade! Seven Terraces is a live canvas with new additions in the form of period pieces or professional reproductions entering the picture frequently - the attention to detail is exemplary.
The best way to enjoy Seven Terraces is to relax and revel in your surroundings. Swim in the cool garden pool and dine out in the excellent restaurant on at least one night. Because of its style and location there isn’t a large menu of activities at the property, but we’ll be sure to fill your Penang days with bespoke experiences and a lot of delicious food.
Properties like Seven Terraces are time capsules of history, and reminders that it’s possible to develop tourism without damage to the destination. This is a welcome trend we’re happily noticing across many of our destinations, and one we completely support.