The Blue Mansion (Cheong Fatt Tze)

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The Blue Mansion (Cheong Fatt Tze)
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Old time charm at The Blue Mansion.

Formerly called Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, The Blue Mansion was once was used as a squat until a team of local artisans restored the 19th century mansion to its former glory. Opened to public in 1995, the mansion is now a heritage hotel. Featuring 16 themed bedrooms, the architecture is typically Chinese, the rooms grand if a little musty, and the outer walls are a shade of brilliant blue. An ideal retreat for culture buffs, as you’ll be able to boast of staying in a building that’s won a UNESCO award for heritage conservation. There is another way to get to this historical building and that is by going on one of the three daily guided tours.

As featured in Time Out Penang's 50 things to do in Penang.


Venue name: The Blue Mansion (Cheong Fatt Tze)
Address: 14 Lebuh Leith
Opening hours: Daily, 11am-3pm

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This distinctive blue mansion is now a beautifully restored hotel and apart from staying here the only way to see it is on a guided tour. These are free and run in English twice a day. We were brought round by a very entertaining (and quite stern!) lady who really brought the history of the building to life. Don't let the fact that you have to wait for a tour put you off; the building would not have been as much fun without the guide.