George Town

Jun 16, 2019 - Jun 17, 2019

2 guests - 1 room

Where to stay in Penang

Penang is a world-renowned destination now listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. The northwest Malaysian state is famous for a host of cultural sights, lush scenery, golden sandy beaches and its delicious local cuisine.

Among the most popular places to visit in this fascinating cocktail of eastern and western cultures, Georgetown has quirky streets and traditional buildings that encompass much of Penang’s colourful past. The sandy beaches of Tanjung Bungah, the Tropical Spice Garden and Penang's flea markets are all popular 'must-do' activities for those checking out this distinct part of Malaysia.

If Penang's nightlife is more your scene then Upper Penang Road is the place to go. After sunset, its many pubs, clubs, bars and live entertainment venues will keep the atmosphere going into the small hours of the morning. There are plenty of reliable, affordable and convenient methods of public transportation in Penang including, taxis, ferries, buses and a funicular – the funicular is the slow but fun method of getting to the top of Penang Hill. The ride may be slow but the views are worth the trip.

If you're thinking of exploring more of the country, read our guide to the top places to visit in Malaysia.

Hotels in Penang

1. G Hotel Gurney

Visitors opting to stay at the G Hotel Gurney in Penang will find themselves just minutes from Gurney Plaza and close to Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram. This modern and luxurious hotel is also a one-minute walk from the beach and offers complimentary Wi-Fi, an outdoor infinity pool and extensive spa and health services.

2. Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-la

The less expensive Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-la is centrally located with an outdoor swimming pool, two dining options and free internet access. Guests can also enjoy access to Golden Sands Resort in Batu Ferringhi Beach with a free shuttle service operating between the two hotels. Hotel Jen Penang gusts can also enjoy other amenities such as the sauna and steam room facilities and a 24-hour health club.

3. Grand Swiss Hotel

A budget business boutique hotel, the Grand Swiss Hotel in Penang's Chinatown is located around 800m from Wonderfood Museum and 15-minute walk from Penang Times Square and offers free Wi-Fi.

If you're thinking of exploring more of the country, read our guide to the top places to visit in Malaysia.

This information is correct as of January 2018

Top rated hotels in George Town

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The least expensive month is August, with an average of AED 139 per night. The most expensive month to stay in George Town is December, with an average price of AED 166 per night.
The average price of a hotel in June last year was AED 139 per night. This is 8% less than the average nightly price of AED 151 seen over the previous 12 months.
The nearest airport to George Town is Penang (PEN) (15.59km).

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