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Hotels in Penang Island

Penang, Malaysia · 626 hotels available

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Penang is not only famous for its historical value, but it is also known for its choice of food and hotel in Penang. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the Bukit Bendera, Escape Adventureland, Penang War Museum or Conrwallis Fortress. The best part about being in Penang, you will not lack any interesting destinations to visit.

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Popular hotels in Penang Island

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Tune Hotel Georgetown Penang

Tune Hotel Georgetown Penang

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

8.0 / 10

Very Good

EXTERIOR_BUILDING One Pacific Hotel and Serviced Apartments

One Pacific Hotel and Serviced Apartments

177, Jalan Macalister, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 10400

8.8 / 10

Very Good

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Red Rock Hotel Penang

Red Rock Hotel Penang

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

8.4 / 10

Very Good

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Berjaya Penang Hotel (Previously known as Georgetown City Hotel)

Berjaya Penang Hotel (Previously known as Georgetown City Hotel)

One-stop Midlands, Burmah Road, Georgetown, Gurney Drive, Penang, Malaysia, 10350

8.4 / 10

Very Good

EXTERIOR_BUILDING 118 Hotel Macalister

118 Hotel Macalister

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

8.8 / 10

Very Good

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Glow Penang

Glow Penang

101 Jalan Macalister , Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 10400

8.6 / 10

Very Good

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Hotel Continental Penang

Hotel Continental Penang

5, Penang Road, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 10000

8.2 / 10

Very Good

LOBBY Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang

Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang

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

8.7 / 10

Very Good

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Hotel Sentral Georgetown

Hotel Sentral Georgetown

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

8.3 / 10

Very Good

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Grand Inn Hotel - Macalister Road

Grand Inn Hotel - Macalister Road

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

8.3 / 10

Very Good

EXTERIOR_BUILDING The Gurney Resort Hotel and Residences

The Gurney Resort Hotel and Residences

18 Persiaran Gurney (Gurney Drive), Georgetown, Gurney Drive, Penang, Malaysia, 10250

8.3 / 10

Very Good

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Evergreen Laurel Hotel

Evergreen Laurel Hotel

53, Gurney Drive, Georgetown, Gurney Drive, Penang, Malaysia, 10250

8.7 / 10

Very Good

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Young Men's Christian Association of Penang @ YMCA Penang

Young Men's Christian Association of Penang @ YMCA Penang

211, Jalan Macalister, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 10450

8.3 / 10

Very Good

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Kimberley Hotel Georgetown

Kimberley Hotel Georgetown

36 G - 02, Jalan Sungai Ujong, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 10100

8.6 / 10

Very Good

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Hotel Malaysia

Hotel Malaysia

7, Jalan Penang, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 10000

8.6 / 10

Very Good

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Heliconia Hotel

Heliconia Hotel

18, Lorong Kinta, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 10400

8.6 / 10

Very Good

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Grand Inn - Penang Road

Grand Inn - Penang Road

72 Penang Road, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 10000

8.5 / 10

Very Good

EXTERIOR_BUILDING Vouk Hotel Suites Penang

Vouk Hotel Suites Penang

57 - G - 3, Mansion One, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Georgetown, Gurney Drive, Penang, Malaysia, 10050

8.7 / 10

Very Good

BEDROOM Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang

Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang

Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 11200

8.2 / 10

Very Good

EXTERIOR_BUILDING The Wembley - A St Giles Hotel Penang

The Wembley - A St Giles Hotel Penang

183, Jalan Magazine, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang, Penang, Malaysia, 10300

8.9 / 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.