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Top 10 Hotels in Downtown George Town, George Town

Image for Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-La
4 out of 5
Magazine Road, George Town, Penang
RM230
per night
4 Oct-5 Oct
4.2/5Excellent! (1,847 reviews)

"When we Checked in,Andria at the Reception made us so comfortable,made us comfortable at the Club Lounge,Checked in early for us.The Happy Hour at Club Lounge was very memorable,stewards such as Ming,Yi-Lin,Ega were outstanding. At the Buffett Break-fast Restaurant yr.staff such as Lengeswaren and ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Sep,2019

Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-La
Image for The Prestige Hotel Penang
4 out of 5
8 Gat Lebuh Gereja, George Town
RM300
per night
14 Oct-15 Oct
4.6/5Wonderful! (45 reviews)

"A very nice hotel, location is not bad. Highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep,2019

The Prestige Hotel Penang
Image for Eastern And Oriental Hotel
5 out of 5
10 Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, Penang
Free cancellationPay later
RM673
per night
22 Sep-23 Sep
4.6/5Exceptional! (2,401 reviews)

"Excellent property, beautiful decorated room, very good quality of breakfast"…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep,2019

Eastern And Oriental Hotel
Image for The Wembley A St Giles Hotel Penang
4 out of 5
183, Jalan Magazine, George Town
Free cancellationPay later
RM256
per night
4 Oct-5 Oct
4.2/5Excellent! (358 reviews)

"the staff was very friendly and helpful throughout my stay. The room was spacious and clean. Location was great, especially if you want to explore Georgetown."…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep,2019

The Wembley A St Giles Hotel Penang
Image for Evergreen Laurel Penang
4.5 out of 5
53 Persiaran Gurney, George Town, Penang
Free cancellationPay later
RM223
per night
20 Oct-21 Oct
4.1/5Very Good! (1,096 reviews)

"The room was spacious for two persons. The carpet in our room was dirty and sticky, which was very unpleasant. The bathroom in our room was spacious and clean. The pillows are too hard. Location of the hotel is decent."…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep,2019

Evergreen Laurel Penang
Image for Royale Chulan Penang
4 out of 5
No 1 & 2 Pengkalan Weld, George Town, Penang
Free cancellationPay later
RM208
per night
21 Sep-22 Sep
4.3/5Excellent! (1,217 reviews)

"Friendly Staff, Nice and clean room, good breakfast etc..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Aug,2019

Royale Chulan Penang
Image for Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang
3.5 out of 5
33, New Lane, (off Macalister Road), Georgetown, George Town, Penang
RM194
per night
22 Sep-23 Sep
4.1/5Very Good! (2,048 reviews)

"Walkable distance to bus interchange (komtar), shopping areas and famous night food street. Staffs are friendly and warm, especially during the morning breakfast. There is a male employee wearing traditional clothes, can feel tht he is really passionate in his work and towards the guests."…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep,2019

Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang
Image for Cititel Penang
4 out of 5
66 Jalan Penang, George Town
Free cancellation
RM196
per night
27 Sep-28 Sep
4.1/5Very Good! (266 reviews)

"Great location. Walk to everything. Great hotel, except for 20 year old style noisy air conditioning, making sleeping difficult."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep,2019

Cititel Penang
Image for Vouk Hotel Suites
4 out of 5
57-G-3 Mansion One, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Georgetown, George Town
RM197
per night
11 Oct-12 Oct
4.2/5Very Good! (325 reviews)

"Best place to rest after leisure or work"…"

Reviewed on 5 Sep,2019

Vouk Hotel Suites
Image for G Hotel Gurney
5 out of 5
168A, Persiaran Gurney, George Town, Penang
Free cancellationPay later
RM465
per night
20 Oct-21 Oct
4.4/5Excellent! (1,026 reviews)

"The staff were very helpful and polite. They are also approachable"…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep,2019

G Hotel Gurney
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About Georgetown, Penang

The capital city of the island of Penang is a UNESCO World Heritage site thanks to its well-preserved colonial buildings and other historical sights. It is one of the most interesting cities in Malaysia, with a unique mixture of cultures, various religious sites and modern architecture. Georgetown is a relaxed city that attracts visitors from all over the world.

Must-See Attractions in Georgetown, Penang

There is quite a lot to see in Georgetown and you can easily spend a few days wandering around and taking it all in.

For the historical side of Georgetown visit: Cheong FattTze Mansion, Fort Cornwallis, Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Queen Victoria Clock Tower. Visitors should also stroll along the streets of Little India and walk along Armenian Street to see numerous colonial shop houses For those wanting to explore the religious side of Georgetown, visit: the Thai-style Wat Chaiyamangalaram, the Hindu Sri Mariamman Temple, Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Kapitan Keling Mosque, Saint George's Church and the Chinese Goddess of Mercy Temple.

Travellers who are into adventure or the outdoors can stroll along the shorelines of the city andhave a look at the boats at the Clan Jetties, walk up Penang Hill to enjoy great views of the city and beyond or spend a day at the Escape Adventure play theme park.

Good Areas for Food in Georgetown

Georgetown is a haven for food lovers as there is a mixture of cuisines to match the mixture of cultures in the city. Everything from cheap street stall food to up-market restaurants can be found here, in addition to Chinese coffeehouses. Visitors enjoy the experience of eating Indian food from a banana leaf in Little India, enjoying Chinese street food from a vendor along Kimberly Street, dining on Malay and Peranakan food at the New Lane Hawker Centre or go for a meal in a chic restaurant housed in a converted colonial shop house. 

Nightlife in Georgetown is just as eclectic, with everything from hole-in-the-wall bars to trendy nightclubs. Upper Penang Road is the liveliest part of Georgetown, especially for the younger crowd.

Shopping in Georgetown

There are a number of street markets in Georgetown, like the early morning Lorong Kulit Flea Market and the Little Penang Street Market that takes place on the last Sunday of every month. Chinatown is great for traditional herbs, natural products and wholesale clothing, and Little India for saris, Indian handicrafts, spices and trinkets. Those who prefer to shop indoors for known label brands should go to Prangin Mall and 1st Avenue Shopping Mall, or take a bus or taxi to nearby Gurney Plaza.

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