Top 10 Hotels in Georgetown
Best Places to Stay in Georgetown
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 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...0
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...0
When you stay at Macalister Mansion, you'll be within a 10-minute drive of Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram and Fort Cornwallis.Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out The Dining Room, one of 2 restaurants, which serves French cuisine.2 bars/lounges and an outdoor pool are other highlights at this upscale hotel, and rooms offer up nice touches like free minibar items and MP3 docks. Read More...0
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...0
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...0
Malihom Private Estate is a great choice for a stay in Penang.Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant.An outdoor pool and a bar/lounge are other highlights, and rooms at this upscale hotel offer up nice touches like Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Read More...0
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...0
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...0
Hotel Equatorial Penang, the islands only golf and convention resort, is a sprawling five-star property set on Bukit Jambul hill, just seven minutes away from the Penang International Airport.Adjacent to an 18-hole international golf course, driving range and putting green, it is the hotel of choice for golf enthusiasts visiting Penang.Besides that, there is a beautifully-landscaped outdoor swimming pool shaded by swaying palm trees, which comes complete with a waterfall and outdoor Jacuzzi.Those looking to work off a few calories will be glad to know the hotel has a well equipped fitness centre, aerobics studio, jogging track, floodlit tennis and squash courts, plus separate male and female saunas, steam rooms and indoor Jacuzzis. Read More...0
With busts of The Beatles in the lobby and autographed Sex Pistols albums in the corridors, there is little doubt about the four-star Hard Rock Hotel Penangs theme - its extravagant Vegas-esque vibe is a refreshing departure from traditional beachside hotels.Everything spells stardom, from the giant music-related murals and rock star memorabilia to the open-air lobby with a reception/bar combo.The hottest action revolves around the energetic Hard Rock Cafe, which acts as regular host to live bands.Perfect for entourage wannabes is the sexy, see-and-be-seen-in freeform pool, but we also dig the for-hire mountain bikes, poolside dancing sessions, and canoe racing and pool-pillow fights. Read More...
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