Where to Stay in Penang

Editor's Guide to Recommended Hotels in Penang

An amalgamation of state and island, Penang is Malaysia’s smallest state. Faded two-storey shop houses, markets, British colonial architecture and ornate temples dominate its capital, Georgetown, which is known for housing one of Malaysia’s most vibrant Chinatowns as well as a veritable smorgasbord of food offerings.

While most visitors choose to make the city their base during a stay on Penang, the beaches of Tanjung Bunggah and Batu Ferringhi merit exploration along the north coast. No longer the hippy hangout of the 1970s, this is now prime five-star resort territory.

Where to Stay in Georgetown Where to Stay in Georgetown

One of Malaysia’s most fascinating cities, Georgetown has managed to retain much of its cultural history. Read More...

Where to Stay in Batu Ferringhi Where to Stay in Batu Ferringhi

Penang’s capital Georgetown plays host to the crème de la crème of the island’s culinary and retail therapy offerings but it’s the beautiful, remarkably clean beaches of Batu Ferringhi and Tanjung Bunggah that make people stay. Read More...

Where to Stay in Tanjung Bungah Where to Stay in Tanjung Bungah

On the way back down to Georgetown from Batu Ferringhi, you’ll pass by the Tanjung Bunggah (‘Cape of Flowers’) Beach – although there are beaches closer to Georgetown, this strip is the first real shoreline near the city that’s worth a stopover. Read More...


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Copthorne Orchid hotel Penang

Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang is a fun, laid back and modern hotel set along Tanjung Bungah, offering a true seaside-vacation feel due to its secluded location.

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