Muntri Grove Hotel Review
Since this was our first visit to the island of Penang in Malaysia, we faced the choice of where to stay in Penang. I chose Muntri Grove hotel which is a small boutique hotel, located in central George Town, both for its location and its facilities. Despite its central location, it’s a quiet hotel which is the perfect place to relax after a busy day sightseeing.
Of course, finding the right place to stay is an important part of my holiday planning. Firstly, I like somewhere that’s good value for money and in a great location to explore the area. Moreover, it must have good reviews for service and cleanliness. For this reason, I read a lot of reviews before booking and I appreciate those who take the time to detail their experiences. So, here’s my review of where to stay in Penang. If you like what you see then you can check availability by following this link.
As I have said, location is an important aspect of where to stay in Penang. To that end, Muntri Grove is situated close to Komtar, Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Prangin Mall in Penang. These are all central locations of interest to tourists when visiting the island.
The airport is approximately 9 miles away and the hotel will arrange a transfer for you on request. However, we arrived on the ferry from the mainland and hopped on the free loop bus to get there. As it turns out the ferry terminal is actually within walking distance and we walked down instead when we left the island.
Muntri Grove is a small hotel but it rates high on service. There is always someone on hand in the small reception area to help out if you need anything. We took advantage of the reasonable prices for laundry to get all our clothes washed during our stay. When you travel for more than a couple of weeks it is always nice to find somewhere which will do all your laundry like this.
Although there is no bar in the hotel, you can purchase bottled beer by asking at reception. So you can relax by the pool with a beer or two after a busy day seeing the sights. Breakfast is also served by the pool which makes a lovely start to the day. A small buffet selection is provided and also a hot dish. I started each day with their delicious dhal with flatbread.
Of course, the place you spend the most time in a hotel is your room so it needs to be nice. At Muntri Grove our room was lovely. The double room boasted a comfortable four-poster bed with windows overlooking the gardens.
At the other end of the room was this comfortable seating area. The floor to ceiling patio windows at this end of the room ensure there is plenty of light. This side looks over the balcony area and the walkway to the pool.
Our room was on the 1st floor and just a few steps away from the pool. Although it’s not very big, it’s a lovely addition to this small hotel. Since the hotel doesn’t have that many rooms we found the pool was never busy and we loved being able to cool off after a hot day walking around the sights.
Summary of Where to stay in Penang
Overall, I was really pleased with our choice of where to stay in Penang. Muntri Grove is a friendly hotel with great service and the ideal location for sightseeing. To give you an idea of the cost we paid around £80 a night, including breakfast, which I think is excellent value for money.
Our room was exceptionally clean and beautifully presented. I loved the care that has gone into decorating the hotel rooms and making them a comfortable place to relax.
Our trip to Penang was part of a tour of Thailand and Malaysia so click on any of the photo links below to read more about our adventures.