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Areca Hotel Penang

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Lobby lounge
Family Suite | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains

Overview of Areca Hotel Penang

Areca Hotel Penang

3.0 star property
9.2 out of 10 Wonderful
9.2/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
  • Housekeeping
No. 5, Jalan Khoo Sian Ewe, George Town, 10050

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKOMTAR6 min walk
  • Popular LocationPenang Times Square9 min walk
  • Popular LocationPadang Kota Lama2 min drive
  • AirportPenang (PEN-Penang Intl.)28 min drive

Room options

About this area

George Town

Located in George Town, Areca Hotel Penang is in the city centre. Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal and Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Penang Botanical Gardens and PKSA Penang Water Sports Centre. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at City Stadium or Penang International Sports Arena.

What's nearby

  • KOMTAR - 6 min walk
  • Penang Times Square - 9 min walk
  • Kapitan Keling Mosque - 12 min walk
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion - 19 min walk
  • Padang Kota Lama - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Penang Sentral - 28 min drive
  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) - 30 min drive


  • Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul - 1 min walk
  • Roti Bakar Hutton Lane - 2 min walk
  • Dim Sum Valet - 2 min walk
  • Sup Hameed - 1 min walk
  • Penang Road Famous Laksa - 2 min walk

About this property

Areca Hotel Penang

3-star hotel located in Downtown George Town
You can look forward to a shopping centre on site, a garden and a library at Areca Hotel Penang. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a business centre and a free kids' club.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • Limo/town car service, cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) and multilingual staff
  • A reception hall, concierge services and free newspapers
  • Luggage storage, tour/ticket information and smoke-free property
  • Guest reviews say great things about the breakfast and helpful staff
Room features
All 50 rooms feature comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to perks such as free WiFi and safes. Guest reviews speak positively of the size rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and bidets
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, fridges and electric kettles


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Limited on-site parking
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–10:30 AM: MYR 30 for adults and MYR 30 for children
  • 1 restaurant

Things to do

  • Shopping centre

Family friendly

  • Free children's club
  • Fridge


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Reception hall
  • Water dispenser

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • A meeting room


  • Garden


  • This property does not have any lifts


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan


  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar
  • Fridge


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for MYR 55.0 per day.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: MYR 200.0 per accommodation, per stay
  • A tax is imposed by the city: MYR 2.00 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: from approximately MYR 30 for adults and from MYR 30 for children
  • Rollaway bed fee: MYR 55.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Areca Hotel Penang George Town
Areca Penang George Town
Areca Penang
Areca Hotel Penang Hotel
Areca Hotel Penang George Town
Areca Hotel Penang Hotel George Town

Frequently asked questions

Is Areca Hotel Penang pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much does it cost to stay at Areca Hotel Penang?

As of 5 Jun 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Areca Hotel Penang on 3 Jul 2023 start from RM 228.85, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Areca Hotel Penang?

Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at Areca Hotel Penang?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at Areca Hotel Penang?

Checkout is at noon.

Where is Areca Hotel Penang located?

Located in Downtown George Town, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Pasar Chowrasta, KOMTAR and Gurney Drive. Prangin Mall and The Top at Komatar are also within 10 minutes.




Rating 10 - Excellent. 132 out of 191 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 50 out of 191 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 8 out of 191 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 0 out of 191 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 1 out of 191 reviews" "
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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Both the Wifi and the 4G network are poor in this hotel.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

Jy Shin Nancy

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Love to stay here! Will choose Areca Hotel again next time.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

Hui Ju

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Friendly staff; Nice environment and if u like peranakan, definitely this must be ur choice!
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Very friendly and helpful staff, big comfortable room with effective aircon and fans. Breakfast was very good with wide selection of quality, interesting food. Location is also very good for food and exploring Georgetown. All in all a great hotel experience.
Stayed 5 nights in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent

Sandra Generosa, Singapore

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Charming & beautifully restored, Areca is made more beautiful by its warm, dedicated & customer-oriented staff. One feels transformed to the old glory of Areca’s past of prewar shophouses with the comfort, coziness and impressively maintained boutique hotel destination it is now.
Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great historic building to stay in Penang close to everything.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Room is a little old. Water heater is working too well. ( Btw I wanted cold water and water came out hot :P) Bed linen had stains. Air con was rather noisy so we use the ceiling fan often. Love the location of the property! Walking distance to department store as well as food stalls & market. The staff there were friendly and helpful. There's the complimentary simple tea break which is much appreciated. On the whole, we enjoyed our 5day stay. Will not hesitate to return.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent

Jin Thiam

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The service and staff friendliness were great. Location is central to most of the famous street food stalls. Great afternoon tea. Cafe's setting is marvelous with beautiful glass panels and charming wooden tables and chairs.
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Staff service were excellent. But the room we stayed had a lot of mosquitos. Location is good.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Quiet oasis in a busy city
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2023