Our Stay At Spices Residence – Georgetown, Penang

Looking for a great place to stay in Penang? How would you like to spend quality time with your family and/or friends, visiting old Penang Heritage, enjoy local cuisine and not have to drive all over town?

My wife discovered this place in Georgetown called “Spices”. It’s a boutique hotel in the heart of the city. Lovely location and service. One of the main reasons we loved this place even more was the fact that it was not carpeted. Having a two-year old kid running around, I find that most hotels in Malaysia have very dirty carpets. Tiled or wooden flooring ensures that it is at least clean. The manager, Malcolm was also very pleasant. He and his staff provided us vegetarian breakfast.

The only downside I would say is the parking. Since the hotel does not yet have a designated parking, you may need to park slightly further away but in most cases, the street is pretty empty at night. Malcolm mentioned that they have been appealing for the parking spot but is yet to get an approval.

You can contact them here:


From their website:

Spices at Lumut Lane is located in the heart of the heritage zone. It is a bed and breakfast Penang homestay that looks like a luxury boutique hotel in Georgetown, Penang. Experience of the famous genuine Penang hospitality together with the riches of the Penang heritage. Located in a quiet neighborhood guests can definitely rest and relax comfortably after a long adventurous day.

You can check them out on Facebook here.

Kugan Kumar

V.Kugantharan is the founder of Joy With Music, where he teaches adults and kids the joys of playing the piano. He also runs a web design agency, 504 Studios. A father of a very "opinionated" four-year-old, he divides his time between his passions -- blogging, reading, music, design and books.

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  1. Dear Kugan, the beautiful Spices Residence you stayed in had been upgraded and newly reopened as Spices Hotel. The new contact is +604-2619986 and you can also post your enquiries to enquiry@spices collection.com OR reservation@spices collection.com. You may want to change in the info in your post accordingly. We look forward to welcome you back to our humble sanctuary away from home.

    The family of Spices Hotel


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