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  • 5 Best Hotels Under $100 In Georgetown

    Best places to stay under $100

    The 5 Best Hotels Under (USD)$100 in Georgetown prove that you really do not have to spend a fortune to rest your head in Georgetown. Each listing is a true bargain and the best in its class, steering clear of unnecessary luxuries to keep room rates low.

    Ranging from modern boutique hotels with trendy design to heritage focused accommodation options in inviting neighbourhoods, travellers will be glad to know that they offer great in-room amenities, a convenient location nearby major sightseeing spots and friendly service staff that look out for its guests. These are some of the best budget hotels in Penang – truly great spots to stay the night without splurging senselessly, especially if you know where to look. Read on to see our personal top picks.

    NOTE: Room rates do fluctuate slightly.


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    Quirky and cool, the three-star Glow by Zinc Hotel Penang tends to attract trend-conscious, urban travellers keen on a hotel that does not compromise on high standards but edits out unwanted extras to help keep room rates low. Speaking of room rates, prepare to shell out around RM172 (prices do fluctuate slightly) for an overnight stay, and when coupled together with plenty of boutique flair, it goes without saying that this is a great bargain hotel to rest your head. Its 131 air conditioned guestrooms offer simple, modern furnishing and 21st century conveniences such as a flat screen TV and Wi-Fi in each room.

    Flying under the same banner-head as the Bon Ton Group, it can be found along Jalan Macalister in central Georgetown near to several key attractions such as KOMTAR, New Lane Hawker Centre and Penang Times Square. Meanwhile, hotel facilities include an onsite restaurant and an infinity-edge lap pool and to top it all off, there is even free valet parking service for all guests. Read More...

    A night’s stay at Bayview Hotel Georgetown starts from RM199 and this four-star hotel located on Farquhar Street delivers typical hotel comforts, with 333 guestrooms that have air conditioning, and modern gadgetry such as free Wi-Fi and a flat screen TV with cable channels. Ranging in size from 16.7sqm to 60sqm, each unit offers subtle, simple décor with culturally-evocative decorative touches such as batik print bed runners and local artwork.

    Designed to attract the traditional and style conscious guest, one cannot help liking the baroque grandeur of the marble and alabaster lobby. Leisure wise, guests are well catered for with an outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi and an onsite spa, while the more fitness-inclined will enjoy the well equipped gym. An overnight stay here is perfect for travellers looking forward to exploring nearby points of interest including KOMTAR, which is just a five minute walk away, while, Upper Penang Road’s nightlife action is just 850m away. Read More...

    Rates at The Royale Bintang Penang, located in Pengkalan Weld, start at RM212 which helps it join the ranks of great bargain hotels in Penang with plenty of heritage charm on the island. Perfect for those looking to stay downtown, it offers 179 compact and trendy guestrooms especially ideal for business travellers. It easily delivers what is important, marrying colonial décor with modern appliances such as complimentary Wi-Fi and a flat screen TV with cable programming in all units.

    Exuding an atmosphere of relaxed and sleek sophistication, its list of onsite facilities includes an outdoor swimming pool, well equipped fitness centre, spa and massage centre, restaurant, bar and coffee shop. Also perfect for families, just behind the hotel is a row of some of Penang’s best modern cafes, plus the Penang Clan Jetties is just 400m away. Read More...

    Georgetown City Hotel has several things going for it – its location is perfect for shopaholics, while the full facilities and great service make this an all round attractive yet cheap hotel in Penang. Throw in great-looking guestrooms with air conditioning and room rates that start at just RM112, and you can be assured that you are getting quite a good deal when you a book a night’s stay.

    Do not expect the bare essentials when it comes to in-room amenities – each of the hotel’s 320 guestrooms (divided into three categories) come with standard hotel comforts and even 21st century conveniences such as free Wi-Fi and a flat screen TV. Facilities-wise, there is an outdoor swimming pool, onsite spa, restaurant and bar, plus a pillarless ballroom and seven meeting rooms. Located along Jalan Burmah, it is a great overnight stay choice particularly if you are looking to do some shopping, with Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon malls about one km away. Read More...

    The former home to British colonial officers and local administrators during WWII, the three-star 1926 Heritage Hotel is certainly perfect for travellers keen to spend the night in a historically-rich, heritage hotel. Priced from RM109 per night, the Anglo Malay hotel’s 96 guestrooms offer simple amenities like free Wi-Fi, a 32 inch flat screen TV with cable programming and select units even have private balconies. Another one of its greatest selling points is that since it is located along Jalan Burma, light sleepers are practically guaranteed a good night’s rest.

    Its list of onsite facilities is limited to an outdoor swimming pool, garden, restaurant, cafe and beauty salon, but guests will be glad to know that it is a convenient jumping off point to explore the island. Key points of interest nearby include Gurney Drive, where you can find Gurney Paragon Mall and Gurney Plaza, plus Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram Temple is about 1 km away. Read More...

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