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Opened in 1884, this all-suite historical hotel is within 1 km (0.6 miles) of the financial, entertainment, cultural, and historical districts in downtown ...
Eastern And Oriental HotelRM498Eastern And Oriental HotelRM498
Located on Batu Feringgi Beach, about 15 km (9 miles) from town, this family-friendly resort is 20 minutes away from George Town, a UNESCO world heritage site, ...
Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, PenangRM301Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, PenangRM301
Located in Bayan Lepas, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Penang International Sports Arena, Queensbay Mall, and Snake Temple. TESCO and Holy Spirit Cathedral ...
Vistana Penang Bukit JambulRM224Vistana Penang Bukit JambulRM224
Located in George Town, this beachfront resort is in the entertainment district, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Ferringgi Beach, and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Penang Butterfly ...
Bayview Beach ResortRM196Bayview Beach ResortRM196
Located in Downtown George Town, this spa hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Gurney Drive and Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram. Camera Museum and Leong San Tong Khoo ...
The Northam All Suite PenangRM142The Northam All Suite PenangRM142
Nestled on the beach, this Tanjung Bungah hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Straits Quay Mall, Ibox Museum of Glass Penang, and Gurney Drive. Gurney Plaza is 3.1 ...
Flamingo By The Beach PenangRM210Flamingo By The Beach PenangRM210
This family-friendly George Town hotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Penang Times Square, Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, and Camera ...
Sunway Hotel Georgetown PenangRM212Sunway Hotel Georgetown PenangRM212
This family-friendly George Town hotel is located in the entertainment district, within a 10-minute walk of Gurney Drive and Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram. Camera Museum ...
The Gurney Resort Hotel & ResidencesRM162The Gurney Resort Hotel & ResidencesRM162
Situated on the Malaysian island of Penang on Batu Feringgi Beach, this resort is within 2.5 miles (4 km) of Penang Butterfly Farm and 8 miles (13 km) of Penang ...
Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, PenangRM547Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, PenangRM547
Nestled on the beach, this George Town hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Snake Temple, Penang International Sports Arena, and RECSAM and Institute Pendidikan Guru. ...
Lexis Suites PenangRM431Lexis Suites PenangRM431
TOP PENANG ATTRACTIONS
Penang is a city easy to explore over a weekend trip, but best explored over 4 days.
Penang food The number one thing to do is to feast on as much Penang food as possible. Prepare your belly for Char Koay Teow, Penang Assam Laksa, Mee Goreng, Nasi Kandar, Penang Teochew Chendol, Apom Manis, Curry Mee, Oyster Omelette and more. Street food in Penang is simply delicious and stretches on and on in the variety it offers. Check out our beginner's guide for some of the best places to eat in Penang.
Georgetown is the top tourist spot in Penang, with plenty of colonial, post-colonial and pre-colonial architecture to explore. Georgetown has modern skyscrapers, charming colonial buildings, Chinese shophouses and Arabic mosques. Visit Penang Hill, one of the top Penang attractions. The UNESCO World Heritage zone in the core of Georgetown is highly recommended. Walking the historic lanes and streets, including Armenian Street, is a must.
BEST PLACES TO STAY IN PENANG
When choosing your Penang hotel, consider how close it is to the shopping centres, Georgetown and the beach. Batu Ferringhi beach hotels like Hard Rock and Flamingo are popular for relaxation, whereas Georgetown hotels are more central an easy for sightseeing. Or you could opt for Penang hotels that are an experience in themselves, such as the colonial E&O hotel, the Deluxcious Luxurious Heritage Hotel, trendy Hotel Jen in the shopping district of Georgetown or 1881 Chong Tian Hotel which has more historic Chinese character.
MORE THINGS TO DO IN PENANG
Penang is also home to some major spiritual sites which are among the most renowned in Southeast Asia. Kek Lok Si is the largest Buddhist temple in the city, with a very interesting pagoda drawing influences from Chinese, Thai and Burmese cultures. The view from the top is also amazing. Don't forget to explore all the delicious food in the area too. The temple is in Air Itam, a short ride from Georgetown. The Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple and the Kapitan Keling Mosque are also well worth exploring for a few hours.
The Penang Road-Chulia Street area is another popular place for great dining. Expect to find plenty of delicious Indian-Malay restaurants in Little India, one of Penang’s most famous cultural highlights. If visitors are looking for the cheaper side of Penang’s dining life, uncovering Kimberly Street’s bustling street vendor culture each evening is highly recommended.
Shopping in Penang There are dozens of markets across the island, and these are held throughout the week. Items are usually cheap, but be ready to bargain with the merchants. Little India and Little Penang Street Market are two of the most famous markets in Penang. Of course, there are many larger shopping centres available too. Queensbay Mall is the largest shopping complex in Penang and KOMTAR is a shiny 12-sided building with shops and an observation deck that offers you the best place to take panoramic views of the city.
Penang Beaches Though Penang beaches are not as famous as those found elsewhere in Malaysia, they do still provide a nice quiet escape. Penang National Park has several secluded gems, including Teluk Kempi and Teluk Duyung. You can also visit the Botanic Gardens for more nature. Check out Monkey Beach in Penang National Park.