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Popular hotels near Fort Cornwallis

The Chambers Hotel

23, Lebuh Light, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

9.0 / 10

Excellent

Merlin Hotel

No 1 Lebuh Penang, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

7.9 / 10

Good

Friendship Motel

20, Penang Street, Georgetown, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

7.7 / 10

Good

Royale Chulan Penang

No 1 & 2, Pengkalan Weld, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10300

8.9 / 10

Very Good

ST HOSTEL

45, Lebuh Gereja, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

7.5 / 10

Good

Ren I Tang Heritage Inn

82-A Lebuh Penang (Penang Street) , Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

East Indies Mansion

No. 25, China Street, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

9.1 / 10

Excellent

Silvershine Guesthouse

7, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

V Hostel

38-A-B-C, Queen Street, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

Palm Mansion Boutique Suites

76 - 88, China Street, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

Charlie's Budget Hotel

No 6, Lebuh Pasar, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

8.4 / 10

Very Good

Red Inn Court

35B & 35C, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

8.4 / 10

Very Good

Seven Terraces Hotel

14A, Stewart Lane, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

Broadway Budget Hotel

35F, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

8.3 / 10

Very Good

G Times Inn Hotel

278A, Lebuh Victoria, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10300

8.6 / 10

Very Good

Victoria Inn

278, Victoria Street, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10300

8.3 / 10

Very Good

Hotel 19 Penang

19, Pengkalan Weld (Weld Quay), Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10300

8.1 / 10

Very Good

Tipsy Tiger Party Hostel

20 Lorong Stewart, Georgetown, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

Coffee Atelier

47-55, Lorong Stewart , Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10300

Straits Collection Penang

89 to 95 Armenian Street, Georgetown, Georgetown, Penang Island, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

7.9 / 10

Good

About

Fort Cornwallis Padang Kota Lama is a good place to start off a day of visiting the old historic buildings in Georgetown. It is the largest standing fort in Malaysia built by the British East India Company in the late 18th century. Being named after the then Governor-General of Bengal, Charles Cornwallis, the fort never engaged in combat during its operational history. There is an enclosed park within where you will get to take a stroll along the fort perimeters while hearing the 1812 Overture playing over the speaker system. To make it feel more like colonial setting, there is a local man dressed in full British regalia stands at the gate and a wide range of informative exhibits available on the inside.


Spanning at 4490 sqft, the fort stands on the site where Captain Francis Light first set foot in 1786 on the then uninhabited Penang. He the took possession of the island from the Sultan of Kedah and established a free port to lure trade from Britain’s Dutch rivals. Fort Cornwallis is open for visitors daily 9 am to 10 pm. For a local adult visitor, the admission fee is RM10 while it is RM5 for a child. On the other hand, a foreigner visitor is charged RM20 for the adult and RM10 for a child. Located close to the Esplanade and Penang Clocktower, this place is easily accessible by public as well as private transport.


Tourist Attractions

Clan Jetties of Penang

A Clan Jetty is a village built on stilts and these were built by some pioneer Chinese immigrants back to the old days. Being part of the Penang Heritage Trail, the clan jetties are the traditional settlement established more than a century ago. They house the descendants from Fukien Province in China, who shared common historical, geographical and clan origins. They left their motherland and were to find jobs as stevedores and cross -channel ferry boatman in the bustling port of Penang. The water village is located straight down from Lebuh Chulia (beside the Kapitan Kling Mosque) at Pengkalan Weld. Each jetty is named after a Chinese clan. The setting at the jetties is perfect for those kodak moments.


Komtar

Stands as the sixth tallest building in Malaysia, Komtar is located at the junction of the Jalan Penang and Jalan Magazine. It comprises of retail outlets, a transportation hub and administrative offices for the Penang state government. Known as one of the most prominent landmarks in Penang, its lower floors are retail spaces occupied by local boutiques and lots of stalls specialising in cell phone, camera and laptop repairs. Komtar Walk is an outdoor strip that connects Komtar tower to the adjacent Prangin Mall.


Hotels

Friendship Motel

Offering reasonable yet cosy accommodation that is located right the the pulse of Georgetown bustling city, Friendship Motel is a perfect base for those planning to explore the uniqueness of this place. All 55 rooms are excellently equipped with basic facilities and air conditioned. Each room is attached with private bathroom. Warm and friendly staff is at hand to welcome you and to make your stay a beautiful one.


The Royale Bintang Penang

This 4 star heritage property nestled conveniently at the heart of UNESCO Heritage Site in Georgetown. Offering charming fusion of history through its colonial architecture and style, The Royale Bintang Penang is only 0.41 km from Fort Cornwallis and other famous attractions such as Penang Ferry Terminal and Pinang Peranakan Mansion. This hotel is nothing short of a perfect place to stay. Each room provides you with highly quality amenities to ensure that your vacation is serene and relaxing. The Sri Tanjung Cafe here will take your culinary journey to a whole new level with its tantalizing dishes whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner.