Set in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Georgetown, RARE Heritage House offers accommodations in a 19th century building that features 3 courtyards. Guests can enjoy meals at the in-house cafe. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. It is 2297 feet to Clan Jetties of Penang, while Wonderfood Museum and the culturally-vibrant Little India are 2789 feet away. Fort Cornwallis is 0.9 mi from RARE Heritage House. Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion is 1.1 mi from the property. Penang International Airport is 11 mi away. Air-conditioned rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV and an electric kettle. Some units feature a mezzanine with courtyard views. The private bathroom includes shower facilities and a hairdryer. Guests can explore the surrounding area for a variety of shopping and dining options.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property highlights

Located in the best-rated area in George Town, this hotel has an excellent location score of 8.9

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.


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Room Type
Number of guests
1 king bed
1 sofa bed
1 king bed
2 twin beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • Conrado
    Malaysia Malaysia
    Walking distance to clan jetty and armenia street. Loads of dining option and pastries in the area.
  • Nasihatul
    Malaysia Malaysia
    Love every bit of this hotel from the design to everything. I chose the duplex type and not regret at all. The bed and pillows are comfortable, had a good sleep. The cleanliness are at the top, kudos to the housekeeping team. A guy staff (night...
  • Nolene
    United States of America United States of America
    I picked this hotel for its location and it did not disappoint. The heat made being close distance to center of Penang important and it was a perfect location. Near the center , lots of restaurants and cafes and the clan jetties. I also liked...

Hotel area info

1 Restaurant On Site

  • Ferment
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
    • Ambience
      Modern • Romantic

Amenities of RARE Heritage House

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Room service
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Key access
  • Safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Malay
  • Tamil
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese

Property practices

This property told us they've implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

House rules

RARE Heritage House takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib upon request
12+ years
Extra bed upon request
MYR 50 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Discover Cash RARE Heritage House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

From 1st January 2023, a tourist tax of RM 10 per room per night is applied to all foreign guests. This tax is not included in the room rate and must be paid upon check-in. Guests with a valid Malaysian Identity Card or valid permanent residents MY PR Card are exempted.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about RARE Heritage House

  • The prices at RARE Heritage House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • RARE Heritage House is 3,100 feet from the center of George Town. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • RARE Heritage House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Room options at RARE Heritage House include:

      • Suite
      • Double

    • RARE Heritage House has 1 restaurant:

      • Ferment

    • Check-in at RARE Heritage House is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.