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  • Best Hotels in Gurney Drive

    Best Places to Stay in Gurney Drive

    Gurney Drive is a tourist-friendly seaside promenade in Penang with a harmonious blend of traditional and modern aesthetics. Widely known as the all-day hawker food capital of Malaysia due to its mouth-watering delicacies like Penang assam laksa (noodles in a fish-based sour broth) and rojak (fruit and vegetable salad dish) that are of unparalleled taste and quality, Gurney Drive is also well-frequented for its many historical relics and architecture dating back to the 1800s as well as modern shopping malls that cater to the varying needs and preferences of shoppers.

    With an overabundance of tantalising food, exciting nightlife and a multitude of retail outlets, there are a number of accommodations to make your stay in Gurney Drive a truly enjoyable experience. From the luxurious The Northam All Suite Penang to the all-time favourite G Hotel, our Top 10 Hotels in Gurney Drive perfectly cater to different preferences and budgets without compromising comfort and quality.

  • 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. Quirky touches abound at this award-wining five-star property - instead of a welcome drink guests are given a scoop of ice cream in greeting, and pillow menus are available in all 312 rooms and suites. Read More...

    Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang has an advantageous location set along Gurney Drive, just 25km away from the Penang International Airport. Situated along the same stretch as Gurney Plaza, one of the islands most popular shopping malls, this hotel is a great option for shopping enthusiasts. Whats more, come nightfall the area turns into the best place in Penang to sample local hawker favourites and great seafood. Other nearby points of significance to the 18-storey complex includes the Penang Botanic Gardens, Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, Khoo Kongsi and Fort Cornwallis which are approximately ten minutes away. Read More...

    The Northam All Suite Penang is a four-star property set along Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah that is part of the Swiss Garden International collection. A great option for retail enthusiasts, it is just a five-minute walk to several popular island shopping centres such as Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon. Whats more, those looking to seek out Penangs most popular landmarks such as Fort Cornwallis, the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and Victoria Memorial Clock Tower will be glad to know that they are just a five-minute drive away. The hotel has much to keep guests occupied leisure-wise - there is a fully equipped gym for guests who would like to work off some calories or just keep in shape, while a sea view infinity-edge rooftop lap pool with timber sundeck is perfect for those looking to top up their tans. Read More...


    Burmahtel is a two-star hotel located along Jalan Burmah that might not be the best bet for light sleepers, but the place is well-placed for Georgetown sightseeing. Gurney Drive is a ten-minute drive away, putting a number of the islands best shopping and dining venues close by, such as Gurney Paragon mall, Gurney Plaza and a strip of Chinese seafood restaurants. Sightseeing-wise, the whitewashed building is set about 600m from Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, while other Penang-famous attractions such as Khoo Kongsi, the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and Clan Jetties are just a ten-minute drive away. Burmahtels 50 air-conditioned guestrooms are divided into four categories - the Standard room which comes with a queen-sized bed, the Superior room which has a queen-sized bed and a single bed and the Superior Queen No View and Deluxe Queen With View rooms which come with a pair of queen-sized beds. Read More...

    Palanquinn Heritage Suites takes boutique luxury to new heights. A bed-and breakfast styled with plenty of Peranakan flair, guests will be impressed not only by its attractive interior design and beautiful conservation efforts, but also by its top notch service. A set of two pre-war 1920s townhouses located along Bangkok Lane (off Jalan Burma), the hotel presents traditional, colonial charm with terracotta tiles, iron lamps, whitewashed powder-white shutters, mosaic-patterned ceramic sinks and tubs and more. Nearby points of interest to the hotel include Gurney Drive, where shopping enthusiasts will be glad to know that there are several island-famous malls such as Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon. When it comes to bedding down at Palanquinn Heritage Suites, the three-bedroom hotels limited lodging units guarantee privacy and exclusivity. Read More...

    Dwell by Palanquinn is a delight of island-city luxury. Similar to sister property Palanquinn Heritage Suites, this bed-and-breakfast is set in a pre war 19th century townhouse. The three-bedroom hotel has plenty of charm, with Peranakan style evident throughout the hotel in the form of terracotta tiles, ceramics with Nyonya-inspired motifs and heavy dark wood furniture. Set along Bangkow Lane (off Jalan Burma), nearby points of interest to Dwell by Palanquinn include Gurney Drive, where guests can indulge in some retail therapy at Gurney Plaza or Gurney Paragon malls. Meanwhile, cultural attractions such as the electric blue Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower and Khoo Kongsi are about three km away. Read More...

    GoodHope Hotel Kelawei Penang is well-placed along Gurney Drive, making it a great value-for-money option for travellers looking to stay close to the roaring food and shopping scene in the area. 400m away is Gurney Paragon mall, while the ever-famous Gurney Plaza is less than two km away. Meanwhile, the street on which GoodHope Hotel Kelawei Penang is situated on is home to several hawker centres and seafood restaurants, making it ultra convenient to satiate hunger pangs come mealtime. The 57-room GoodHope Hotel Kelawei Penangs accommodation units are divided into seven categories - the Standard Room, Superior Twin, Superior Queen, Deluxe Queen with Balcony, Family Suite No Balcony, Family Suite with Balcony and VIP Suite. Read More...

    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. Read More...

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