“Set in the old town, this UNESCO Heritage building is an authentic Peranakan delight. Inside its blue façade, the mansion’s 18 guestrooms are filled with 19th century art, curios and antiques that pay tribute to its original owner Cheong Fatt Tze, a poor Chinese man who migrated from China during the Opium War in search of a fortune.”,
Kim, the discoverer.
Historic HouseHistoric House
Swimming PoolSwimming Pool
Traditional ArtsTraditional Arts

Hotel Description

Discover Penang’s illustrious history at one of Malaysia’s most iconic boutique hotels. Step back in time and indulge in the mansion’s glorious history and harmonious culture. Majestic rooms are tucked within tranquil tropical courtyards. Each of the 18 personalised boutique guestrooms is uniquely adorned and intricately furnished with precious heirlooms and 19th century antiques. The wide array of amenities includes an exquisite contemporary dining experience at an ornate Asian style restaurant, a courtyard dining room, and an idyllic terrace.

There is no substitute for local knowledge and personal assistance to help you plan the perfect stay. The Secret Retreats Concierge is ready to share insider tips with you to ensure you book the best room for your stay on the best available rate or offer , to share tips on what to see and do and where to dine, to help you with personal requests, and to keep you informed of any cultural events, shows or festivals that match your dates of stay. Enjoy the difference that turns a good stay, into a great travel experience. Your Secret Retreats Concierge is looking forward to hearing from you. Contact the concierge on dream@secret-retreats.com.

Room Description


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Hotel Facilities & Highlights

Cheong Fatt Tze – Blue Mansion highlight
Swimming pool size: 10 x 3 m
Cheong Fatt Tze – Blue Mansion highlight
Indigo restaurant is inspired by Cheong Fatt Tze himself, offering a marriage between East and West not just in the setting, but also the cuisine. The interior was designed to complement and enhance the cuisine which it serves, acting as a reflection of the ever- evolving culinary palette presented by Chef Weng.
Cheong Fatt Tze – Blue Mansion highlight
Listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, Penang is filled with authentic and sumptuous local cuisines, fascinating art displays and murals, educational museums and enclaves of lush tropical forests. With its roots dating 3,000 years back to the Su Chow dynasty, the Blue Mansion embodies a confluence of Hakka and Teochew styles along with intrinsic Southern Chinese typologies and materials.
Cheong Fatt Tze – Blue Mansion highlight
While monumentally traditional in design, the Blue Mansion also bears an eclectic architectural trait that exemplifies the 19th century era and demonstrates both Cheong Fatt Tze’s deepening fascination with Western artisanship and his rising stature as a Chinese official. During its time, The Blue Mansion was a striking beauty that stood out from the modern Anglo-Indian abodes in the city. Today, it still stands as a paragon of the traditional Chinese courtyard mansion, crystallizing the harmonious blend of Chinese and Western architecture in Penang.

Your Host & The Team

Daniel on behalf of the owner Mr Laurence LohDaniel on behalf of the owner Mr Laurence Loh
“When we decided to save the mansion, it needed urgent work to replace rotting floors and joists. The project began in 1992. What followed was a labour of love that spanned three years. During the restoration we were careful to preserve the spirit of the building and the man that lavishly spent so much money to build it, Cheong Fatt Tze. Today, it gives us great pleasure to watch life in it almost as it was back then. Indulge in the magnificence of Penang’s celebrated heritage while making yourself right at home.”

Welcome to Penang

Set on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia experience the “Pearl of the Orient” in vibrant Penang. Stroll around Georgetown to discover the city’s rich historical architecture. Soak in the spectacular views at Penang Hill. Embrace nature from the Botanical Gardens or Penang National Park. Visit the sprawling Kek Lok Si Temple, Fort Cornwallis, and the 20th century clan house Khoo Kongsi. The exhibits at the Penang Museum & Art Gallery and Toy Museum Heritage Garden are intriguing. Savour tantalising seafood and Penang’s world famous cuisine including char kway teow, laksa asam, rojak and cendol. For a veritable multicultural experience—Penang.

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Useful Information

Total number of rooms: 18
Annual closing:
open all year

Time zone: (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur
Currency accepted: MYR
Credit cards accepted: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB
Electricity voltage: 240V
Electricity plug type:  
Your concierge is ready to assist you with planning and completing your reservation, contact them on dream@secret-retreats.com
Can be accessed by taxis, ferries, trishaws. On Leith Road, behind St Xavier Institution
Nearest Airport: Penang International Airport (PEN) - 18 km
Nearest Station: Butterworth Train Station - 25 km
Nearest Ferry Terminal: Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal - 3 km

14, Leith Street - George Town, 10200 Penang, Malaysia


Time & Weather

Current Temperature

21° C

Current Weather

Local Time

9:11 am