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Hotels in Air Itam

Penang Island, Malaysia · 8 hotels available

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Popular hotels in Air Itam


Good Luck Inn

605-D, Jalan Balik Pulau, Air Itam, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 11400

8.5 / 10

Very Good

BEDROOM Bellevue The Penang Hill Hotel

Bellevue The Penang Hill Hotel

Bukit Bendera, Air Itam, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 11300

BEDROOM DeMoty Hostel Penang

DeMoty Hostel Penang

9C, Jalan Angsana, Air Itam, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 11500

Featured Image Vstay Guesthouse

Vstay Guesthouse

134-K, 1st Floor, Jalan Paya Terubong, Ayer Itam, Air Itam, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 11600

todo DeHomy Apartment

DeHomy Apartment

Lebuhraya Thean Teik, Air Itam, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 11500

Featured Image Home Sweet Home By The Hill

Home Sweet Home By The Hill

451-L, Jalan Pokok Cheri, Off Hillrailway Station, Air Itam, Air Itam, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 11500

null Hill Front Homestay - Penang

Hill Front Homestay - Penang

3rd Floor, No. 45-S, Lebuh Empat, Jalan Chor Sing Kheng, 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.

How to Get There

By Plane

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.

By Car

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.

By Ferry

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.

Tourist Attractions

Penang Hill

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.

Kek Lok Si Temple

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.


Home Sweet Home by The Hill

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.

DeHomy Apartment

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.

DeMoty Hostel Penang

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.

Good Luck Inn

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.

Bellevue The Penang Hill Hotel

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.