The best hotels in Penang are well-deserved winners for their laidback, carefree atmosphere, comprehensive onsite facilities and unexpected extra in-room amenities. Some selections ooze urban sophistication, while others are rich with heritage appeal, but no matter which you choose, you are practically guaranteed a comfortable and relaxing stay. A must-visit destination in Malaysia, Penang’s Georgetown is filled with old world charm and lots of quirky character.
Our list of the most popular Penang hotels is diverse in style and budget levels so that you can easily choose the best hotel for you, be it a business, family, luxury, beach or budget. Most of these properties are situated close to Gurney Drive, a seaside promenade that’s popular for its deluge of hawker delights and exciting restaurants that come alive after the sunset, giving the unique experience of dining by the sea. No matter which hotel you choose, we’re sure you will be thoroughly satisfied with their great value-for-money deals, well placed locations and fantastic service and facilities.
- Traditional English Afternoon Tea at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel
- City Half-Day Tour
- EZhopper Sightseeing Bus Pass
- Georgetown by Night Tour
- Island Half-Day Tour
- Private Penang Hill & Temple
- Heritage Trishaw Tour
- Private Penang Hill & High Tea at David Brown's Restaurant
- Botanic Gardens & Tropical Spice Garden Tour
- Penang Hill & Kek Lok Si Temple Tour
Eastern And Oriental HotelGeorgetown
Eastern And Oriental Hotel, a five-star Penang property founded by the Sarkies brothers in 1885, is steeped in history and gives the impression of containing a world within itself.A true homage to the British-Raj era, when it first opened it had the longest seafront (spanning 902sqft) of any hotel in the world, and went on to welcome world famous personalities of the time including Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham, Douglas Fairbanks and more.Set along Lebuh Farquhar, it is the only hotel in Georgetown with prime sea-facing real estate, making it well placed for sightseeing opportunities, allowing guests easy access to several Penang landmarks such as Fort Cornwallis, the Penang State Museum and the 1903 Victorian-style City Hall. Read More...
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, PenangFerringgi Beach
Divided into two wings (with a separate driveway and entrance for each), the five-star Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa is a pretty impressive property spread out across 30 acres along the famous Batu Ferringgi beach.The whole hotel has been fitted out in traditional Minangkabau style - in fact, in line with this, the hotel hosts a time-honoured Malay musical performance every Friday outside its Garden Wing lobby.We love the five-storey Rasa Wing: built in 1973, it has an exclusive feel, offering guests little extras such as afternoon tea, all day cocktails and evening canapes.This side of the hotel is home to Ferringgi Grill, an award-winning, fine-dining restaurant, plus the property also plays host to five other restaurants and bars. Read More...
23 LoveLane PenangGeorgetown
23 Lovelane Penang is an award-winning heritage boutique property comprising four gorgeously-restored heritage buildings: the Anglo-Indian Bungalow, Straits Eclectic Building, 1920s Jack Roof Annex and Indian Shophouse.A five-star property set along Lorong Love, it is just a ten-minute walk away to Upper Penang Road putting some of the islands best nightlife close to the property.Another great thing about its location is its close proximity to some of the islands best street artwork - guests keen to see several of the best pieces should hire a trishaw, which can be found along the same row as Soho Free House. Read More...
Macalister Mansion is a member of Design Hotels Housed in a beautiful 100 year old historic mansion that has been conserved and adapted -each of the 6 different Food and Beverage and Hotel entities can be enjoyed as part of the overall Macalister Mansion experience but are branded as distinct rooms or spaces that are typically found in a mansion - the dining room -the bar Cellar -the den -the living room -the lawn and eight rooms The name Macalister Mansion honours Penangs British Governor Colonel Norman Macalister and you will find numerous references to this historic figure captured in the a host of specially commissioned installation art pieces throughout the grounds and spaces Read More...
G Hotel KelawaiPenang
G Hotel Kelawai is a luxurious five-star hotel in Georgetown that features stylish guestrooms and suites as well as modern facilities and quality service, promising a pleasant stay experience in Penang.It is a 10-minute walk to Gurney Plaza, Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram, and Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, while the One-stop Midlands Park Centre is a mere five-minute walk away.Penang International Airport is a 30-minute drive from the property.Featuring 208 contemporary guestrooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows, guests can enjoy in-room amenities such as air-conditioning, LCD television with satellite channels, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini bar, seating area, work desk, and wardrobe. Read More...
G Hotel GurneyGurney Drive
G Hotel Gurney is beloved not only for its chic facade and fantastic location, but also for its fabulous service.Epitomising effortless cool, it is located along Persiaran Gurney just minutes away from the famous Gurney Drive, plus Gurney Plaza (the islands most popular mall) is just next door.Local landmarks like the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Fort Cornwallis, KOMTAR and the Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower are less than ten minutes away.Rich in modern architecture, the sleek and stylish lobby is littered with designer furniture, like a Spoon Chair by Kartell, Capellini Felt Chair and Hansen Shell Chair. Read More...
The Light Hotel PenangCentral Seberang Perai
The Light Hotel Seberang Jaya is a newcomer to the hotel scene in Penang, located in Bandar Seberang Jaya, making it a fantastic option for travellers looking to stay close to the town commercial centre where shopping, dining and nightlife action is abundant.The five star Light Hotel Seberang Jaya is home to 303 fresh guestrooms dressed in classic hotel style, with a neutral colour palette of beige, brown and white, with sizes between 270sqft to 3200sqft.Divided into 12 categories, it is great for both business travellers and families, with in room amenities that range from 21st century conveniences such as free Wi-Fi and a flat screen TV with cable channels, to standard hotel amenities such as an electronic safety deposit box and an attached bathroom with hot shower facilities. Read More...