Our first night in Penang was spent at the Deluxcious Heritage Hotel, Spa and Restaurant. It had appealed to me online because the hotel was a bed and breakfast style property, which is housed in a restored 19th Century English Colonial Mansion. I had felt it was time to try a more cosy style of accommodation, and restored old buildings have such an elegant homely feel.
I was not disappointed, Deluxcious is a UNESCO World Heritage listed building. It has been lovingly restored to it’s former beauty, and is now an elegant testament to the colourful history of Georgetown. The hotel itself is simply furnished in a manner fitting for a period property. The walls are a creamy white, dark woods are featured in the furniture and linen is crisp, white and fresh. We were transported into the cool, calm beauty of this lovely building instantly.
We were shown to our rooms, the staff were welcoming and friendly. Again I had booked two rooms for the family, a “Family Room” for hubby, myself and Anais, whilst the boys had the “Superior Queen” room next door. Both rooms were gorgeous, spacious and most importantly air-conditioned! Free internet was provided, which by this stage in the trip was very welcomed by all.
We all enjoyed a complimentary drink at the bar that afternoon and Anais instantly made friends with the managers children and disappeared after her drink to “play”.
Included in out tariff was a set breakfast with three choices.
Mr GG chose the first option of Nasi Lemak which included a very spicy dry fish curry served with fragrant coconut rice on a banana leaf with a boiled egg and side salad. It was a delicious, spicy, full flavoured way to start the day.
The teenager and I chose a Roti Cania with Curry Gravy. The curry was more a dipping sauce for the fried Indian bread. The Gravy Curry was creamy, hot and spicy. If breakfast was always like this I would be tempted to indulge more often. I had my usual coffee which was surprisingly strong and definitely had the effect of opening my eyes. I had been bracing myself for instant coffee that seems to be the preference in some countries but thankfully this was a fate I didn’t need to suffer through.
The little ones have been fantastic eating the local food without fuss. For breakfast I decided to order the third option of toast with jam and orange juice. Anais still insisted on “trying” (eating half) my roti, she thoroughly enjoyed the bread but the curry was far too hot.
It was lovely enjoying breakfast in the garden, such a tranquil and pretty oasis in and otherwise busy part of the city. I enjoyed looking at the restored colonial buildings yesterday, and we did see some unique temples, but on the whole the city of Georgetown doesn’t seem to have a lot to offer tourists, especially those with children.
Deluxcious Heritage Hotel, Spa & Restaurant
17A Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah