Monday, August 24, 2020

Staycation at Le Embassy @ George Town, Penang

A Staycation is even better than a place filled with a lot of attractions and makes it pretty convenient to travel around. Especially if you are travelling to Penang this kind of city that is filled with good food and heritage buildings that you should be walking around and exploring this beautiful city. 

George Town is where you can find most good food and beautiful attractions in Penang, also stands this beautiful and affordable Le Embassy Hotel that provides ultimate comfort and convenience to all travellers with its ideal location. 

Built in 1957, Le Embassy Hotel is a fully restored heritage hotel situated in the historical heart of George Town. Travel back in time the moment you set foot into Le Embassy Hotel and be charmed by its timeless yet modern design concept.

Le Embassy Hotel is a luxury yet affordable hotel that offers the best value with an ultimate experience. Inspired by the scenes in the early 20’s, the design concept introduces a nostalgic throwback - a classic good old yesteryear with a sense of sophistication, quirkiness and upperclass.

I've choose to stayed in their signature Counselor Room, a harmonious blend of traditional and modern interior that exudes comfort and luxurious ambience. This category is available in Queen bed or Twin beds, perfect for business travellers or couples.
 The room is fully equipped with a safe deposit box that could fit my 13" Macbook Air, a minibar for you to store your drinks, and all basic amenities like writing table, big mirror and many more.

The best yet? A powerful rain shower which is perfect for travellers especially after a long day of tour around Penang. 

Another bigger room was the Ambassador Room, a slightly spacious room that emanates a sense of understated elegance with modern and contemporary appeal. The Ambassador Room is designed to accommodate a small family of three.

Here are some of the recommended things to do in Penang 
if you are staying in Le Embassy Hotel.

Have a plate of Penang Char Koay Teow
Enjoy how "wok-hei" best presented in a plate of Char Koay Teow in Penang!
There are so many selections if you walk to Penang New Lane for wide selections of Penang street food. Trust me, you will be spoiled with choices.

Even in the morning you could visit this particular coffee shop named Kedai Kopi Goh Chew.
The Fried Fish Bihun is a must! (Try to go early for the homemade curry, which is what I've missed)

One of the best Prawn Sauce Chee Cheong Fun in Penang! 
Right opposite the hotel is Kedai Kopi Seow Fong Lye, where you can find of the the best Penang style chee cheong fun and fried koay kak. 
The steaming hot cheong fun (flat rice noodle rolls) served with oil, prawn sauce, sweet sauce, chilli sauce and sprinkle sesame on top. Mix them up and enjoy the best combination of these sauces and rice noodle rolls.

Bamboo noodles pair with some roasted goodies in 鴻記(廣式)竹昇雲吞面 Hong Kee Bamboo Noodle. This is where you can get the tangy homemade noodles with several serving styles and also must try the roasted pork, duck and siew yok.

Apart from all the eating, visiting street arts is a must in Penang!
The classic street arts created by Ernest Zacharevic are still as popular as ever attracting tourists for photo opportunity. You can still see the crowds gather at around the Unesco Heritage site just to grab some shots with the famous street arts. 

Volchkova Indian Women Mural @ Lorong Lumut

Dinner time?
In just 5-minute walking distance is where you can find the famous Green House Hokkien Prawn Noodle. Located at Jalan Burmah as well in just about 100m walk and this is where you can see the coffee shop.

Craving for midnight snack?
Perhaps you can grab a slice of exotic cake from MoodyCow Cafe, just a stone throw away from Le Embassy Hotel too!

The day before I checked-out and I took a short walk around the hotel, this is also where I found the famous Roti Canai in Transfer Road(Jalan Transfer). 
You can see a big crowd queuing for the food, this place is famous for the roti canai set with Ayam Ros.

Due to new norms, do expect a longer waiting time but the wait is definitely worth it with a plate of tangy roti canai top with fragrant curry sauce and chicken. 

Feeling hungry still?
Come grab the famous fried Loh Bak(also known as 5 spice pork rolls) at Kheng Pin Cafe located on Sri Bahari Road, all within walking distance. Don't forget a glass of kopi-peng(local iced coffee)!

Before I walk back to the hotel is where I can have a bowl of icy cold Chendol, perfect to counter hot weather. Simply refreshing and satisfying.
This is from the famous Penang Road Teochew Chendol!

It is so important and convenience to stay in a place where every good food and attractions are located nearby you. Le Embassy Hotel is the answer in George Town, Penang!

Best available rate if you book through their official website!
Do check out their Facebook page for more updates and offers too!

Special thanks to Le Embassy Hotel for hosting my stay. If you are looking for a place that is convenient for you to travel around in Penang, Le Embassy Hotel definitely should be on the top of your consideration list.

Le Embassy Hotel

12, Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Contact number
04-227 6363

Official website

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