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Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, George Town

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Historic Site
Visit Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion, a historical building and museum. Built by the Chinese merchant Cheong Fatt Tze towards the end of the 19th century, the house displays influences from the design heritage of his native land, local Malaysian aesthetics, and colonial British style. Its distinctive blue coloration was achieved by mixing lime with the natural dye made from indigo plants, creating a hue popular during the colonial era. Designed in accordance with the principles of Feng Shui, the mansion exudes an atmosphere of calm and good fortune in many aspects of its design. Take a guided tour to appreciate its subtle nuances, and how they reveal the spiritual and cultural inclinations of its creator. Add Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion and other attractions to your George Town trip itinerary using our George Town itinerary maker.
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  • Kudos on the restoration efforts and it is a beautiful place to visit. The best thing about the visit was the guided tour. Not only do you learn about the actual architecture of the mansion and the be...  more »
  • Well worth a visit. Stunning restored interior with lovely peaceful old world atmosphere. A 'must see' in Penang.  more »
  • The tour guide is really nice and engaging when it comes to sharing the history of the mansion and Mr Cheong Fatt Tze. Worth a visit.  more »
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  • With an eye to detail and excellence, a Chinese Hakka merchant Cheong Fatt Tze aspired to house in a home that personified the essence of majesty and elegance. He shipped artisans from South China and imported building materials from as far as Scotland. The house was purchased by a group of individuals from Cheong Fatt Tze ancestors and was converted through UNESCO World Heritage site George Town approval into what is today. It is run as a 16-rooms boutique hotel. Guided visits are offered to the interiors of the Mansion. An Indigo restaurant offers dining experience on the grounds of the Blue Mansion. A bit touristic place and you may have access inside only by settling a museum entrance fee.
  • Nice restoration project. The owner lady would share very nice stories with u. But if u want to take some good pictures, u need to stay there or join a dinner as your time with the guided tour is restricted.
  • Beautiful Mansion with rich history and quite unique business experience of a merchant across different nations. Loved the decor and food in the restaurant inside - very lavish course meals. Loved the unique antiques - over all quite fulfilling experience!
  • Besides being a hotel and a restaurant, this historical building also host conducts a guided tour for RM17. The tour will take you around the main courtyard of the mansion only. The rest of the mansion that are now hotel rooms are out of bounds for visitors. You don't get to see much just you will get to hear the stories and history behind the unique building.
  • My wife and I had the most wonderful stay at the Blue Mansion over Christmas and wanted to pass on our thank you for the hospitality we experienced throughout our stay. Our time at the mansion was that beginning of our honeymoon and we were greeted with flowers on the bed in the shape of a heart. The room was an excellent balance between heritage and modern comfort, and each time we returned to our room after exploring George Town it was an absolute joy to return as we made our way through the beautiful building to our room. The staff were amazing and genuinely happy in their work, and we looked forward to the wonderful breakfast each morning in the courtyard. For me, these breakfasts were very relaxing, the food amazing, the staff friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere just perfect. As we were spending Christmas away from home, it was lovely to receive a small gift on Christmas day. It is these little things which really stand out and remain in the memories of a stay. The cherry on top was being told we could open the back door of our room (which we were unaware existed) and be the first to use the new pool area which had been finished that very afternoon. Again, this is something we will never forget. As my wife and I sit now at a resort in Langkawai, we find ourselves thinking back to our stay and actually miss being back in George Town at the mansion. You have very special accommodation offering which we would recommend to anyone and would love to come and stay again in the future.