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Royale Chulan PenangRoyale Chulan Penang (18 May, 2017)

Royale Chulan Penang (GPS: 5.416862, 100.343910) is a hotel on Weld Quay, in George Town, Penang. It occupies the former Boustead Building (at 1 Weld Quay) and Schmidt & Küstermann Building (2 Weld Quay) on the waterfront. These have been restored and readapted for present-day use.

There are five dining outlets at Royal Chulan Penang, namely Sri Tanjung Café, Tea Room, Heritage Lounge, The Spice and Poolside Bar. The hotel has a swimming pool, a gym and a spa. It also has meeting and conference facilities as well as a banquet hall which can be used for wedding banquets as well as corporate events, annual dinners and seminars.

Royale Chulan Penang is located within the core zone of the George Town World Heritage Site. It is within easy walking distance to heritage sites such as the Queen Victoria Clocktower and Fort Cornwallis, among others. The hotel offers 179 rooms. The rooms available are Superior, Deluxe, Junior Suite, Corner Suite, Family Suite, Studio Suite, Executive Suite, Deluxe Suite, Penang Suite, Premiere Suite and Royal Suite.

Getting there by bus

You can take Rapid Penang CAT. The Weld Quay Bus Terminal is just a short walking distance away. From there you can get almost all the buses that ply Penang Island.


Royale Chulan
1 & 2 Weld Quay
10300 George Town, Penang. Phone: +60-4-259 8888

Featured Promotion at Royale Chulan Penang

2019 Chinese New Year Dining


Current Promotions at Royale Chulan Penang

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Guest Rooms and Suites at Royale Chulan Penang

Guest Rooms and Suites


Experiencing the Royale Chulan Penang

How is it like to stay at the Royale Chulan Penang? Let me show you, through this hotel stay that we did.


Dining Outlets at Royale Chulan Penang

Executive Lounge


Heritage Lounge


Poolside Bar


Sri Tanjung Café


Tea Room


The Spice Restaurant


Royale Chulan PenangRoyale Chulan Penang front porch. (3 November, 2017)

Royale Chulan PenangFront signage of Royale Chulan Penang (3 November, 2017)

Royale Chulan PenangRoyale Chulan Penang (5 November, 2017)

Royale Chulan PenangThe Lobby and Front Office, Royale Chulan Penang (3 November, 2017)

Royale Chulan PenangThe reception at Front Office, Royale Chulan Penang (18 December, 2015)

Royale Chulan PenangLift landing at Royale Chulan Penang (18 December, 2015)

Royale Chulan PenangThe original staircase of the Boustead merchantile building restored and preserved at Royale Chulan Penang (4 November, 2017)

Royale Chulan Penang Wedding Packages

Royale Chulan Penang Wedding Packages

Facilities at Royale Chulan Penang

Facilities at Royale Chulan Penang include a swimming pool (open daily from 7:00am to 8:00pm), a gymnasium (open daily from 7:00am to 10:00pm) and a spa. There is a multi-storey car park for guests and visitors, with VIP parking at the porch.

The Royale Spa


Royal Chulan Penang swimming poolRoyal Chulan Penang swimming pool (28 September, 2018)

Royale Chulan PenangSwimming pool at Royale Chulan Penang (3 November, 2017)

Royale Chulan PenangThe gymnasium at Royale Chulan Penang (3 November, 2017)

Royale Chulan PenangThe gymnasium at Royale Chulan Penang (3 November, 2017)

Function Rooms at Royale Chulan Penang

Royale Chulan Penang has function rooms and halls of various sizes to cater for everything from business meetings and seminars to conferences and wedding banquets. Largest of these is The Royale Ballroom, which covers 487.68 sqm and can accommodate 500 banquet diners. Next in size are Boustead Halls 1 & 2, each with a floor area of 122.64 sqm. There are four meeting-size function rooms namely Georgetown, Batu Ferringhi, Tanjung Bungah and Pulau Tikus.

Royale Chulan PenangThe banquet hall at Royale Chulan Penang (18 December, 2015)

Royale Chulan is on the map of Weld Quay

Awards & Recognitions received by Royale Chulan Penang

  1. Certificate of Merit for Best Hotel Services (4-star city hotel) and nominated as one of the TOP 5 BEST HOTELS IN MALAYSIA, during the 19th Malaysia Tourism Awards 2014/2015 2014/2015
  2. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017, 2016
  3. Guest Review Award - 8.6 out of 10
  4. C-Trip - Chinese Preferred Hotel 2017
  5. HotelsCombined 2017 Recognition of Excellence - 8.5 out of 10

Past Promotions at Royale Chulan Penang

Christmas Buffets


Saturday Seafood Buffet


Bazaar Ramadan Buffet


Selera Ramadan Buffet


The former The Royale Bintang Penang

Royale Chulan Penang was previously known as The Royale Bintang Penang. It underwent a name change during a rebranding exercise in May, 2017.

Royale Chulan PenangThe Royale Bintang Penang (18 December, 2015)

Royale Chulan PenangRoyale Chulan Penang, when it was known as The Royale Bintang (15 April, 2014)

Royale Chulan PenangRoyale Chulan Penang (18 December, 2015)

Before The Royale Bintang Penang

Before the building was The Royale Bintang Penang, it was the Boustead Building, where it housed Boustead Johan Edaran Sdn Bhd, Boustead Travel Services Sdn Bhd and National Car Rental. Next to it is the Schmidt Küstermann Building, which is also part of Royale Chulan Penang today.

Boustead Building under restoration to become The Royale Bintang Penang. (14 November, 2012)

Boustead BuildingBoustead Building (25 June, 2006)

Boustead BuildingBoustead Building (29 January, 2005)

Schmidt Küstermann BuildingSchmidt Küstermann Building, before restoration to become part of Royale Chulan Penang. (29 January, 2005)

List of Hotels in Penang and Hotels in Malaysia

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