8 Deluxe Doubles with King-sized Beds
Price: RM420 net Book Now!
Rooms: Batavia, Fragrant Poem, Jolie, Hakka, Nanyang, Sinkeh, Peony, Towkay
All prices are inclusive of a hearty, alfresco breakfast for 2.
Please Note: Extra bed (inclusive of breakfast) – RM80
|The Batavia Room – (Double Deluxe, Ground Floor) Room Highlights: Original images from 1860s Batavia, as well as vintage maps and period artifacts. Upon leaving Guangdong, Cheong Fatt Tze first ventured to the shores of Java, Indonesia, where he gained employment as a water-carrier in Dutch-controlled Batavia – now known as Jakarta. There, he married the daughter of his first employer, who would go on to fund his rising son-in law’s business ventures.
|The Fragrant Poem Room – (Double Deluxe, Ground Floor) Room Highlights: One of the most popular and requested rooms, the Fragrant Poem Room harbours pieces of period antique furniture, many of which are original to the house. The present owners of Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, having devoted 12 years of their lives to its restoration, have wished to commemorate one of the rooms to their daughter. Her Chinese name ‘Szu-Fen’ translates to ‘Fragrant Poem’
|The Jolie Room – (Deluxe Double, 1st Floor) Room Highlights: Painted entirely by artist Rebecca Wilkinson, and features antique and art décor glass & timber appointments. Treatment of the Jolie Room was assigned to renowned Malaysian artist Rebecca Wilkinson, whose very individualized style demonstrates the eclectic nature of the dwelling, where Eastern and Western art form converge. She christened it ‘Jolie’ to convey the jollity and desire of the room to be enjoyed.
|The Hakka Room – (Double Deluxe, 1st Floor) Room Highlights: Collages of black & white wedding pictures, among other antique appointments. Cheong Fatt Tze belonged to the Southern Chinese subgroup known as the Hakkas, who were the last to move from the middle Han empire to the South. In China, as in the Nanyang lands they migrated to, they were, and remain, a close-knit community.
|The Nanyang Room – (Double Deluxe, Ground Floor) Room Highlights: Features include maps, traveling trunks, art deco décor and antique appointments. Cheong Fatt Tze was part of the hordes that left the impoverished shores of Southern China to seek their fortunes in the South East Asian region, known as ‘Nanyang’ – literally meaning the South Seas. It was considered the land of opportunity for many at the time.
|The Sinkeh Room – (Double Deluxe, Ground Floor) Room Highlights: Antique mirror; timber sideboard; and trunks as would have been used in 19th Century long-distance ocean travels. Leaving Guangdong in 1856, Cheong Fatt Tze joined the vast number of migrants who had ventured from the impoverished shores of China to seek their fortunes in South East Asia. When they arrived and struggled to shore, they were referred to as ‘Sinkek’ – or, ‘newly off the boats’.
|The Peony Room – (Deluxe Double, 1st Floor) Room Highlights: Painted in bright shades of greens, yellow and reds by Rebecca Wilkinson, and appointed with art deco furniture. Designed by renowned Malaysian artist Rebecca Wilkinson, the Peony Room is named after a typical Chinese flower often depicted in Chinese paintings. Its décor demonstrates a wonderful harmony between Eastern and Western art forms.
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|The Towkay Room – (Deluxe Double, 1st Floor) Room Highlights: Collages of various old brown paper 33rpm record covers, along with antique appointments. The word ‘Towkay’ means ‘boss’ or literally, ‘head of the clan’. It was used to address an acknowledged leader of the community, in particular, self-made, men like Cheong Fatt Tze, who typified the Chinese Nanyang rags-to-riches story.
Room Preferences: While every effort shall be made to have your favourite room available, we hope you understand that with only 16 bedrooms, it may not be possible.
Cancellation Policy: Bookings that have been confirmed and subsequently cancelled within 72 hours of check-in will incur a cancellation fee of half a night’s stay.
Bookings that have been cancelled within 48 hours incur ONE night’s stay. Cancellations received within 24 hours of the check-in date or in the event of a ‘No Show’ will be chargeable for the entire length of stay. Please do not hesitate to contact the management for further clarification.
Guided Heritage Tour
Daily guided heritage tours of the house ( in English ):
11am / 1.30pm / 3pm
Admission fee RM 12.00 per person.
If you have any comments or queries, we’d love to hear from you. Please refer to the details below for contact information:
14 Leith Street,
10200 Penang, Malaysia
Tel : +604 262 0006
Fax: +604 262 5289