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Design-wise, Chulia Court is hard to place, but its eccentric décor is pretty spectacular. If a Peranakan family had left their magnificent shoplot to a stylish benefactor, Chulia Court would be the result. One sweeping look at the hotel's courtyard reveals Chinese brocade next to beaded curtains, teak antiques in contrast to modern bar stools and ornate mirrors reflecting the warm glow of paper lanterns.
A long bar is the nucleus of all activity on the ground floor and doubles as the check-in desk for hotel guests. Hidden behind heavy drapes, a short flight of stairs leads to the top floor where the lodgings can be found. Unlike the gaudy entrance and couryard, Chulia Court's rooms are basic, but still squeaky clean and suitably comfortable. The carpeted dorm furnished with 20 bunk beds is practically new, and provides many a weary backpacker with respite from their travels.
All stays are inclusive of hot cooked breakfasts and a welcome drink from the bar.