Penang Island, Malaysia · 8 hotels available
134-K, 1st Floor, Jalan Paya Terubong, Ayer Itam, Air Itam, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 11600
451-L, Jalan Pokok Cheri, Off Hillrailway Station, Air Itam, Air Itam, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 11500
Air Itam is a little outskirt of the city center, Georgetown in Penang Island, Malaysia. The exact distance is 6 kilometers towards the south. Many would come here to sample the authentic Penang cuisine and not to mention to visit the tourist attraction such as the Penang Hill and also the Kek Lok Si Temple.
Air Itam was founded by Captain Francis Light back in 1786 when they were colonized by the British. They then turned the city into an agricultural area and established spice farms. Fruits and vegetables are still grown at the hills of Air Itam. The fresh produce is then distributed to the wet markets downhill throughout Georgetown.
One can take a local flight such as AirAsia or Malaysia Airlines and Firefly and fly directly into the island of Penang. Penang Airport is an international airport. There will be plenty of taxis waiting outside the airport to get the visitors to their hotels.
From Kuala Lumpur, tourists may drive north using the North South Expressway and take an exit to Penang. Then they would need to drive across the famous Pulau Pinang bridge to get to the island.
Once driven to Butterworth, many can take the ferry to get to the island. There is a ferry ride to the island all day long. They may also bring their cars and park them at the bottom of the ferry.
Penang Hill is the hilltop area whereby tourist would come and oversee the whole city from a higher standpoint. Not to mention it has a cooler temperature. Tourists may take the funicular train up or for those who wishes may also hike up the hill.
Being the largest Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia, this too would bring those who visit here up using a funicular train. This train will lead to a giant, one hundred foot high, bronze statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy. Many believers also come here to make their prayers to the goddess.
This hotel is located in Air Itam itself. It is around 12.49 kilometers away from the Penang International Airport. It is also only 1.22 kilometers from Kek Lok Si and 1.56 kilometers from Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera). It has many kinds of facilities that will make your stay more convenient.
This apartment is converted into a place for rent for those who visit Air Itam. Seeing that it is an apartment it can accommodate a large party. It is located in Air Itam itself. It has the facilities such as laundry service and a place to cook. Therefore it is suitable for families.
This place is a little outskirt of the city centre however there are plenty of transportation that can help commuting to the designated places. However it is only 1.65 kilometers away from Kek Lok Si. Moreover the room and toilets are said to be clean by those who have stayed there before and they have a very good Wifi signal.
This hotel is only a few minutes’ walk from Kek Lok Si. This place is also suitable for those who are on a budget but still wishes to get decent facilities and services. They also have entertainment facilities to entertain their guests. Furthermore it has breakfast and also Wifi for their guests.
This hotel is located at the top of the hill offers a great view of the whole city. It also has a very cooling environment and beautiful scenery. They also offer steamboat dinner for their guest to compliment the cool temperature at their hotel. Over all it is a very nice place to stay in Air Itam.