Gurney Drive is a popular tourist spot located in George Town, Penang, Malaysia. It is formerly known as the New Coast Road and is famous for its food stalls at the seafront’s hawker centre. Some of the interesting attractions here include Dharmikarama Burmese Temple and Church of Immaculate Conception. End your day at some of the best Gurney Drive hotels that can be found here.
G Hotel Gurney, Ascott Gurney Penang
Gurney Plaza, Penang Adventist Hospital
The most popular hotels booked by tourists are G Hotel Gurney, Ascott Gurney Penang, G Hotel Kelawai, Evergreen Laurel Hotel, Berjaya Penang Hotel, Vouk Hotel By The Blanket, Mansion One Suites by Merlene, Family Suite Sunrise Gurney Penang, iBook4 Deluxe 2 Bedroom Gurney Suite by iBook Homestay, Apple 1 Hotel Gurney
Currently, there are around 75 hotels that you can book in Gurney Drive
Gurney Drive is an area which located in Georgetown, Penang. It is the seafront esplanade which is the most well-known by the locals and tourists. Gurney Drive is famous for its street cuisine which being sold at the seafront’s hawker centre. An Australian traveller magazine, The Traveller has listed this place as one of the 25 best place to visit.
Gurney Drive was previously known as New Coast Road but later being replaced to Gurney Drive after Sir Henry Gurney, a British High Commissioner who had been assassinated by a group of guerrillas during Malaya Emergency in 1951.
If you are travelling from Kuala Lumpur, you can go to Gurney Drive by driving up to Georgetown using the North-South Expressway. Take exit towards Georgetown along the Penang Bridge. The journey took almost 3 hours and 45 minutes.
You can also go to Gurney Drive by riding a train. Take up an ETS train from Kuala Lumpur Central, get an ETS ticket to Butterworth, Penang. Approximately, the journey would take up almost 4 hours of journey.
Once reached at Butterworth Station, you may take on a ferry ride leaving from Butterworth to Georgetown. The first ferry of the day leaves Butterworth at 5:20am. The last ferry of the day departs Butterworth at 0040 hours, that is forty minutes past midnight. The trip is only about 15 minutes but facilities are available if you need them.
The most well-known and a must-visit place in Georgetown is the Gurney Drive Hawker Centre. It is one of the largest local eateries in Penang. You shall want to visit this place to try and experience the famous local delicacies in Penang ranges from Char Koay Teow to Rojak Pasembur. This eateries have 2 different sections which are Halal and Non-Halal. Be sure to come down to this hawker centre and try out their local specialties.
This mall is located along the Gurney Drive which adapting the beachfront lifestyle mall. There are a lot of international brands such as Sephora, H&M, L’occitane and more can be found in this mall for those who loves to shop and do window shopping while vacation. There are also a lot of restaurants that can be choose from as your preferences.
It is believed to be the original Tua Pek Kong temple which initiated the deity to eventually spread throughout the West Malaysia, Singapore and East Malaysia. This temple provides a sight of Taoist-inspired beliefs of the local Chinese. Although not being beautifully ornate, the history behind this temple does make it a very important place for the Taoist devotees.
It is located along the Gurney Drive at Jalan Burma. This budget hotel would be a great value deal that can be found for those who are travelling with a tight budget. They offer different types of rooms but still affordable. This hotel also is near to many attractions such as the Gurney Drive Hawker Centre, Gurney Plaza, Gurney Paragon Mall and Island Hospital too.
This hotel is located at Gurney Drive with its design and architecture which would attracts guests to keep coming. They offer different types of rooms which would match to your preferences. On top of that too, the rooms’ prices too are affordable. This clean and neat place is suitable for couples and families too.
This hotel is located at 282A, Jalan Burma, Georgetown. The interior of this boutique hotel would give a good impression for those who stay here for the first time. Sticking to the inspired traditional arts to the rooms decorations, have given the guests the opportunity to experience the vibe of the classics. The room’s prices are affordable compared to their efforts on setting up the hotel as a vintage hotel. It is also near to the Penang Island Hospital, Gurney Drive and Gleneagles Hospital.
This hotel is a 4-star hotel which located in 17, Bangkok Lane. This hotel keeps its traditional classics vibe to their hotel decorations which attracts its guests. There are a lot of amenities offered by the hotel to its guests who are staying at the hotel for a comfortable stay. As the hotel is located near to the Gurney Drive, they are also near to the well-known Gurney Drive Hawker Centre, Penang Island Hospital and Gleneagles Hospital.
It is the 5-stars hotel located near to the Gurney Drive which located at 2, Persiaran Maktab. This hotel offers an excellent services and will make your holiday to be memorable during your stay there with their amenities. The exterior and interior decorations would be key factor along with excellent services for a great stay at the hotel. Enjoy the luxurious treats and the incomparable stay at G Hotel Kelawai.