Some say that all city hotels are created equal, with the same range of facilities, lacklustre service and uninspired interior design. However we are firm believers that every busy metropolis has a few accommodation options that stand out from the pack, and when you are in Penang's capital of Georgetown, nowhere is this truer.
Here hotels seem to have taken the city's UNESCO Heritage Site status to heart, resulting in urban escapes with plenty of flair, luxury amenities and guest-centred services at the top of their must-have accessories.
Whether you are looking for a hip and quirky budget hotel with lots of pizzazz or heritage houses that put you in mind regal palaces befitting maharajas, our pick of Georgetown's Top 10 Hotels will certainly please all...
- 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...
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...
Hotel Penaga is the prototypical Penang boutique heritage hotel - a gorgeously-preserved collection of 15 pre-war terraces enhanced by antique Peranakan and Balinese furnishings and fixtures and turned into a hotel.However, this is one property which does things just a little bit differently - one of its unique features being an onsite program in which the hotel hosts a visiting artist (from anywhere in the world) for a few months.Given a stipend and free lodging, these artists are allowed to practice their craft and showcase their pieces in the hotels onsite artists studio: in exchange, at the end of their tenure at Hotel Penaga, they present a piece of their work to the hotel for display. Read More...
Royale Chulan PenangGeorgetown
The Royale Bintang Penang is a four-star rated hotel in Pengkalan Weld with plenty of heritage charm, from its colonial-esque architecture to hotel facilities that are perfect for a child friendly vacation.Easily delivering what is important, it marries traditional and contemporary decor, creating grounds that exude a relaxed air and sleek sophistication.One of the best nearby points of interest to The Royale Bintang Penang is the Penang Clan Jetties, which is just 400m away, while other famous Penang Island landmarks such as KOMTAR, Khoo Kongsi and Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion are within a three km radius of the hotel. Read More...
Deluxcious Luxurious Heritage HotelGeorgetown
Deluxcious Heritage Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel located along Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah in the centre of Georgetown, just a few minutes walk away from the popular 32 at The Mansion, as well as Upper Penang Roads vast array of nightclubs.Guests in the mood to sample some of the islands best local cuisine will be glad to know that a couple of Penangs most famous nasi kandar restaurants, Nasi Kandar Line Clear and Restoran Sup Hameed Nasi Kandar, is only a five-minute walk away.However, those in the mood for fine dining cuisine will be glad to know that the hotels Deluxcious Restaurant is helmed by award winning Penang chef, Keith Khoo. Read More...
Hotel Jen Penang By Shangri-LaGeorgetown
Hotel Jen Penang, a mid-range business hotel option for travellers with discerning taste, is centrally-located along Jalan Magazine in the centre of Georgetown.A 15-minute drive away from the Penang International Airport, just down the road is Upper Penang Road, providing guests with easy access to some of the islands best nightlife venues.A complex of glamour and restraint, the mirrored walls and patterned tiled floors of the lobby contribute to presenting a thoroughly modern and civilised experience to guests from the moment they check in.Adding to that contemporary charm is the blank-canvas style hotel decor in all 443 rooms and suites, ranging in size from 28sqm to 104sqm and divided into five categories. Read More...