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Hotels in Penang Island

Penang, Malaysia · 478 hotels available

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Popular hotels in Penang Island

Berjaya Penang Hotel (Previously known as Georgetown City Hotel)

B1, One-stop Midlands Park Centre, 488-DB2-1, Jalan Burma, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10350

8.3 / 10

Very Good

One Pacific Hotel and Serviced Apartments

No 177, Jalan Macalister, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10400

8.8 / 10

Very Good

Hotel Continental Penang

5, Penang Road, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10000

8.2 / 10

Very Good

118 Hotel Macalister

49, Jalan Macalister, Jalan Macalister, , Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 11400

8.7 / 10

Very Good

Red Rock Hotel Penang

202A, Jalan Macalister, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10400

8.2 / 10

Very Good

The Northam All Suite Penang

55, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10050

8.6 / 10

Very Good

Glow Penang

101 Jalan Macalister , Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10400

8.5 / 10

Very Good

The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences

18 Persiaran Gurney, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10250

8.2 / 10

Very Good

Tune Hotel Georgetown Penang

100, Jalan Burmah, Section 15, , Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10050

7.8 / 10

Good

Hotel Sentral Georgetown

No 2, Lorong Kinta, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10400

8.3 / 10

Very Good

Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang

33, New Lane (Off Macalister Road), Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10400

8.7 / 10

Very Good

Grand Inn Hotel - Macalister Road

165-G-2, Jalan Macalister, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10400

8.1 / 10

Very Good

Grand Inn - Penang Road

72, Penang Road, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10000

8.4 / 10

Very Good

Vouk Hotel Suites Penang

57 - G - 3, Mansion One, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10050

8.7 / 10

Very Good

Gurney View Inn

No.75 Persiaran Gurney , Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10250

7.9 / 10

Good

Hotel Malaysia

7, Jalan Penang, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10000

8.4 / 10

Very Good

Tropics Eight Service Suites

11 Jalan Gottlieb, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10350

8.9 / 10

Very Good

G Hotel Gurney

168A, Persiaran Gurney, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10250

8.9 / 10

Very Good

Heliconia Hotel

18, Lorong Kinta, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 10400

8.6 / 10

Very Good

Hotel Seri Malaysia Pulau Pinang

7, Jalan Mayang Pasir 2, Bandar Bayan Baru, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 11950

8.2 / 10

Very Good

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About

Back then, Penang was originally part of the sultanate of Kedah, then it was ceded to the British East India Company in 1786 by the Sultan of Kedah, in exchange for military protection from Siamese and Burmese armies who were threatening Kedah. On 11 August 1786, Captain Francis Light, known as the founder of Penang, raised the Union Jack and taking formal possession of Penang. He renamed it Prince of Wales Island (name used until after 1867) in honour of the heir to the British throne. Penang was the first British possession in the Malay States and Southeast Asia.

Georgetown is Penang’s capital city. Named after King George III, walking down the streets of Georgetown is like walking through the paths of history. As acknowledgment of its well-preserved cultural and historical heritage, the city was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO on the 7th of July 2008. Beyond the old town, George Town is a modern city with skyscrapers and shopping malls.

Batu Ferringhi is located along the northern coast of Penang Island and about 11 km northwest of George Town. It is the prime beach destination in Penang among locals and tourists. It is also famous for its night market that offers a wide variety of merchandise and street food.

How to Get There

By Plane

From KLIA2 or Subang Aiport, take a flight to Pulau Pinang Airport.

By Bus

From Kuala Lumpur, either TBS or Hentian Duta, take a bus to Butterworth or Georgetown.

Tourist Attractions

Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera)

Sited at 735 meter above sea level, Penang Hill can be reached either by cable car or hiking. You are advised to prepare phisically and mentally if you opt for hiking. The trails are going to take you into an adventurous journey. A perfect destination for recreational activities and photography, the hill is also an ideal honeymoon venue due to its idyllic setting. There are various types of flora and fauna as Penang Hill is a well preserved area. If you plan board the cable car, it takes 5 to 7 minutes to reach the top.

Tourists can also visit Georgetown city to explore more about Chinese as well as Muslim cultures as there are Chinese shop houses and mosques in that city. Batu Ferringhi night market where tourists can get local souvenirs to bring back home.

Penang is very famous for Nasi Kandar by the Mamak people. There are many famous restaurants serving delicious Nasi Kandar together with Kari Kepala Ikan (fish head curry). Other than that, Penang is also said to be the origin of Pasembor where there is a mixed of shrimp fritters, bean sprouts, beancurd and few more. Pasembor is dipped in peanut sauce for the best taste.

If you are going to ride cable car up to Penang Hill, make sure to come early especially during public or school holidays. The queue to get into the cable car can take you for hours.

Hotels

G Hotel Kelawai

Sited at 2, Persiaran Maktab, Pulau Pinang, 10250, G Hotel Kelawai is a five stars hotel and among the top rated hotels in Penang Island. The grand and elegance look of the entrance lobby portrays the exclusiveness of the hotel. It accommodates four different categories of guestrooms where every room is to provide comfort in luxury to the guests. There are many more to explore in this hotel. The rate starts from RM523 per night at Traveloka.com.

Glow Penang

Located at 101 Jalan Macalister , Pulau Pinang, 10400, Glow Penang is a three stars hotel sited on a convenient area for tourists to explore this town. It offers a total of 131 guestrooms that come in four different categories. The guests can choose any of them according to their needs. The rate starts from RM174 at Traveloka.com.