I was surfing on the net the other day and came across to the website of this new addition to the Penang boutique hotels’ scene. And learnt that Muntri Grove is the latest edition of “Ong Steinberg” (Christopher Ong and Karl Sternberg) collection of hotels in Penang.
I spent some time looking through the photos and description of their website and was really attracted to the idea of staying in refurbished shophouses surrounded by tropical gardens. I made a quick call to reserve a room and was attended by Sam, and the service was efficient and friendly.
Check-in was a breeze with Sam. He gave a short brief about the suite choices. The Muntri Grove has only two types of suites: the suites on the upstairs and the ones at the ground level. Both suites are the same in size, and similarly decorated/furnished. The only difference would be the suites upstairs are finished with timber flooring and the suites downstairs has marble tiles flooring finishes.
Rates for the both types of suites are the same and I ended up choosing the “Upstairs Suites”.
I then walked over to the end of the hotel for my breakfast. It was just a small alfresco concept dining hall overlooking the hotel’s pool. Options were limited but sufficient. Breakfast was included in the rate paid. Staffs were well trained, attentive and effective in catering my needs.
After breakfast, I went for a walk around the hotel’s ground and did some more exploration and took quite some photos.
All in all, I enjoyed the short stay at the Muntri Grove. The day bed was my favourite part in the suite, and a perfect spot to just lounge or taking a nap. Service wise, check in was very smooth, staffs greet you whenever you are at hotel grounds and the F&B staffs were efficient in catering to the guests’ needs. Rates for the room is very reasonable, I paid RM412 (including service charges and taxes) for one night stay and felt that my money was well spent. It felt like a getaway to a foreign place (I didn’t feel like I was in Penang at all! ) and I would for sure, return to this hotel soon.
- Parking: 6/10
- Value: 8/10
- Location: 8/10
- Cleanliness and sleep quality: 8/10
- Service: 9/10
- Wifi: Yes (in suites and all common areas)
For more information, please visit Muntri Grove’s official site.
127-129, 131A-F Lebuh Muntri 10200 Georgetown
*”Captions” quoted from the official site.