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Areca Hotel Penang

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Heritage Loft | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
Heritage Room (Ground Floor) | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
Family Suite | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains

Overview of Areca Hotel Penang

Areca Hotel Penang

3.0 star property

9.4/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

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

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKOMTAR6 min walk
  • Popular LocationKapitan Keling Mosque12 min walk
  • Popular LocationRaja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal2 min drive
  • AirportPenang (PEN-Penang Intl.)30 min drive

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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 in the mood for shopping can visit New World Park and Pasar Chowrasta. 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
  • Batik Painting Museum Penang - 13 min walk
  • Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal - 2 min drive

Getting around

  • Penang Sentral - 30 min drive
  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) - 29 min drive

About this property

Areca Hotel Penang

3-star hotel located in Downtown George Town
Consider a stay at Areca Hotel Penang and take advantage of a shopping centre on site, a garden and a library. 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:
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), limo/town car service and concierge services
  • A reception hall, a water dispenser and a computer station
  • Tour/ticket information, free newspapers and multilingual staff
  • Guest reviews say great things about the 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 60ยฐC 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 AMโ€“10:30 AM: MYR 25 per person
  • 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 time starts at 3:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
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 of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property from 1 January 2023. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

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

Optional extras

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: MYR 25 per person (approximately)
  • 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
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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 ?

As of 4 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 6 Dec 2022 start from RMย 242.0, 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 begins at 3:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

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 a 5-minute walk of Pasar Chowrasta and Prangin Mall. The Top at Komatar and KOMTAR are also within 10 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Areca Hotel Penang and receive a full refund?

Yes, Areca Hotel Penang offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Areca Hotel Penang cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 102 out of 144 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 71%
Rating 8 - Good. 39 out of 144 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 27%
Rating 6 - Okay. 2 out of 144 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 1%
Rating 4 - Poor. 0 out of 144 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 0%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 1 out of 144 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 1%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The property's location is good (in Geroge Town), and the staff is very friendly. The hotel also offers complementary afternoon coffee and snack which helps visitors to meet each other. The minuses are that the Furnitures are bit rundown, and it is noisy which makes it difficult to run online meetings.
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Goon Li
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
great ambience and cleanliness. Location very good - near Chinatown area. Everywhere walkable distance.
Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2022

6/10 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Lovely hotel
Lovely hotel, wonderfull staff, nice breakfast , idealy located near heritage Penang. Only down side was a very small room
Stayed 6 nights in Aug 2022

8/10 Good

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Paul Toong Meng
Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
We love Areca!!
Me and my 5 friends stayed for 4 nights and we all love this hotel so much. The room is spacious, very clean and the bed is comfortable. I highly recommend this hotel if you are visiting Penang. However there are a few negatives. Some staff at the front desk are warm and friendly while a few just completely ignore you. The restaurant staff isnโ€™t the most friendly either. I wish they smile more often. The morning breakfast is really average. Go eat at the nearby coffeeshop. Do bring along an eye shade if you are sensitive to light as the room cannot be blackout completely. Lastly bring along ear plugs if you are sensitive to noise as you will hear the early morning prayers from the mosque next door and sometimes noise from the corridors. All rather minor issues because the hotel is still an excellent one.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

8/10 Good

Han boon
Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Clean and nice, Everything in hotel is good. Breakfast is not buffet type. Hotel located at quiet place, far from restaurant and tourist spot.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in May 2022

10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2022

10/10 Excellent

Margaret Ai
Travelled with group
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Improvement in bathroom facilities
The toilet seat was in need of repair, it was out of alighment so was not comfortable. The wash basin area is too small. Water get splashed onto the sides. Towels given were frayed at the edges
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021