The hotel sits majestically on Farquhar Street in the heart of bustling Penang, offering a seafront location close to the amazing heritage sites of Georgetown plus many restaurants, cafes and a myriad of shops. This Grande Dame of historical, colonial charm dates back to 1885, offering its guests the finest traditions of luxury and service. Personalised and attentive service is one of the hallmarks of the hotel and this experience begins as soon as the smiling doorman greets you on arrival. A magnificent pool with views across the sea is the focal point for guests seeking to unwind or energise the body, mind and spirit. Plus, the restaurants, cafes and bars, each offer a unique aura, to tempt you with a tantalising medley of exquisite flavours and aromas, including the 1885 which also serves traditional English Afternoon Tea.