Muntri Street has perhaps the best preserved rows of 19th Straits Chinese architecture in Malaysia, equivalent to Singapore’s Emerald Hill.
The grade 2 listed building was formerly the stables and carriageworks of the street’s grandest terraces. Carriages were kept below while drivers and staff were housed above in 12 worker’s quarters. In the Edwardian period it became a garage for some of the smartest cars in Penang.
Acquired in a dilapidated state in 2009 by award winning hotelier Christopher Ong the Mews has been meticulously restored with its utilitarian spirit kept very much alive but without sparing any modern comforts.
Once again Ong has revitalised this historic premises by infusing it with the Malay, Chinese and European influences that have made his entrepot hometown world famous. The interiors are bright and spacious with comfortable and relaxing furnishings, highlighted with a gorgeous selection of local, historical and quirky paraphernalia.
All suites come with en suite bathrooms, LCD tvs, spacious sitting areas which open to the verandah upstairs or the lush private tropical gardens downstairs. WiFi, a small shop and a compact business centre are also provided for your convenience. There are just 9 suites upstairs and downstairs creating an intimate feeling of social conviviality but also allowing for privacy when desired.
Muntri Mews combines the clean lines and textures of contemporary design in a laid back tonal palate that is rich in character, with its warm cozy ambience. It encapsulates the grand terrace lives of Muntri Street residents in the early years of last century.
Antique, deco and retro furniture and a tropical jungle garden make this both a convenient base to explore all that Penang has to offer and a perfect escape from the urban delights of this amazing merchant town.
77, Muntri Street,