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Cathay Hotel

Don't let the nighttime trade put you off

Photo of Cathay Hotel, 15 Lebuh Leith, Georgetown. , Penang

What we say: 3 stars

The entrance of Cathay Hotel, across from Red Garden Food Paradise on Lebuh Leith, is, to be honest, far grander than the interior. An old Chinese mansion, the Cathay has an air of colonial charm, with the floors laid in European tiles, the quite spacious rooms decked out with wooden shutters and an inner courtyard atrium letting fresh air freely flow through the house. Rooms face onto this inner courtyard, which has tables, chairs and the occasional reader. All rooms have attached bathrooms -- bathrooms we'd describe as grungy verging on dire -- and it is the bathrooms that drag down what is otherwise a good value hotel. The hotel was used as a set in the film Beyond Rangoon. Come the evening there is a bit of a short time trade, (see the comments for more colour in this regard) but we think it is still great value -- just get some new bathtubs already!

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Contact details:

15 Lebuh Leith, Georgetown.  T: (04) 262 6271 F: (04) 263 9300  

What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dbl fan private b'room 60 ringgit 60 ringgit
Dbl air-con private b'room 76 ringgit 76 ringgit

Added to Travelfish on: 24th June, 2009
Last visited or updated on: 30th August, 2014

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