The hotel lies in the heart of a busy area, in the vicinity of Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Clan Jetties and Arulmigu Balathandayuthapani Temple. Built in 2012, the hotel is a combination of colonial architecture and contemporary facilities.
The city center is about 20 minutes on foot. A museum and a temple as well as greenery are in a short distance from the property.
The rooms in Macalister Mansion come with a dining area, an ergonomic chair, climate control, a seating area and an iPod dock. Some of the luxury rooms feature the garden view. They have a beautiful interior.
Guests can try refreshing drinks in the café bar. The wine bar Dining Room is located 150 meters from the property.
Penang International airport can be reached in 20 minutes by car from Macalister Mansion.
There are a designated place for smoking, a safety deposit box and currency exchange available on the premises.