Located on within the Georgetown UNESCO World Heritage zone, Armenian Street Heritage Hotel is a 3 star hotel managed by Tune Hotels. The hotel is actually located in Lebuh Carnarvon (Carnarvon Street) but Lebuh Armenian (Armenian Street) is just a stone’s throw away.
The hotel is housed in an old building that was renovated while retaining some old colonial charm. The lobby is very spacious and welcoming. Photos showing Penang in the olden days dot the walls. A 24 hour convenience store, a restaurant and a souvenir store are also located in the same building.
The hotel is perfectly located – it is steps away from various attractions and the famous Ernest Zacharevic’s street art. Popular eateries such as Seng Thor Coffee Shop (成都旅社), Ping Hooi Coffee Shop (槟园茶室) and Lebuh Kimberley (Kimberley Street) street food scene.
For tourists relying on public transport, Komtar bus station is only a 10 minute walk from the hotel. The Penang Rapid free shuttle bus, Central Area Transit or CAT has a stop just across the hotel. If you are coming from the airport, the Rapid Penang Route 401E also passes the hotel.
The rooms are spacious, comfortable and clean. Each room is fitted in vintage style to give it a ‘heritage’ feel with wooden furniture and flooring. It does come with modern fixtures such as flat screen television, kettle, air-conditioning, mini safe and 3 AC power sockets.
The bathroom only has shower stall but the water pressure from the rainforest shower head was good. And I also like that the drainage is good and there was no puddle of water after a shower.
During both of my stays, I requested for rooms away from the main road and the lifts/elevators therefore I didn’t have any problem with noise from the street.
While WiFi is complimentary throughout the hotel, the connection was rather unstable, especially during my recent stay. The internet speed was acceptable though.
For those who are driving, there are limited parking spaces behind the hotel.