I don’t normally spend a lot on accommodation but this was one of those rare trips that we chose not to stay in a hotel. Wish I could say I found Noordin Mews through Roomarama or AirBnB so it would seem cooler but no, I found this through Booking.com. By the way, this post is not affiliated with either.
Noordin Mews met my requirements with flying colors. The boutique hotel is located in a pre-war shophouse and in the city center. The place is beautiful and well-kept. Once you step inside, you feel like you are transported to another time. Only there’s a swimming pool which would instantly take you back to the present and entice you to take a dip. Rate is reasonable. Not affordable but reasonable if according to my preference. I never spend more than 4,000php on accommodation.
The rooms are big. We got a regular queen-size bed plus a day bed. It’s adorned with antique pieces and old photos of people. My kid was freaked out at first and asked me to take them down as she felt like those women in the photos were staring at her. Silly kid! But I loved the design. Everything was there to pique one’s curiosity. We ultimately stayed 1 day longer than planned as we felt that 3 days in Penang wasn’t enough to cover everything.
It’s also worth noting that breakfast here is one of the best I’ve had. The coffee, which one can only find in Malaysia particularly in this hotel and aboard Star Cruises, is to die for.
I loved everything about our breakfast. From the sausage to how they cooked our eggs, the bread, butter and jam to complement the whole meal to the perfect morning weather. And the staff were nice. Most were Pinoys, that’s why. Needless to say, this was one of the highlights of our trip. Each morning, I looked forward to breakfast as I knew I’d be having that delicious coffee while chatting with our kababayans.
All the above and the desire to experience Penang culture made our trip most memorable. I guess that must be the reason why Penang has a special place in my heart. Similar to Singapore where every trip makes me feel right at home. Without even trying!!
53 Lebuh Noordin
+60 4-263 7125
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