Georgetown, the capital of Penang Island packed with diversity, stories, good people, food and places. Some of you might have visited and stayed in other parts of Penang, drifted away from the happenings and attractions. No worries, plan your next stay in Penang in the heart of Georgetown. We’re bringing you some of the best hotels in Georgetown. Be it budget, lavish, classics or new, we have you covered.
Top 10 Hotels in Georgetown For The Full-On-Penang Experience:
Budget Hotel in Georgetown:
1. Tune Hotel
Tune Hotel delivers comfort and convenience at an unbeatable price. In fact, they’re available across Malaysia. At a fraction of price, you get all you need to recharge after a long day. Comfy bed, private space equipped with amenities. You get access to tonnes of street food (we made a list!) within walking distance, which makes Tune Hotel the best option.
Address: 100, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Price Range: RM70 ~RM200
2. Chulia Heritage Hotel
If you want to be surrounded by the happenings and culture of Penang at a budget price, Chulia Heritage Hotel it is. Tucked in Chulia Street, access to famous street arts, hawker food and attractions are literally within walking distance. With its strategic location, Chulia Heritage offers practical comfort. Bicycles are available for rent as well for better touring experience in Penang.
Address: 380, Chulia Street, 10200 George Town, Penang.
Price Range: RM90 ~RM400
For a Lavish Experience:
1. Seven Terraces
Seven Terraces is no doubt the prime hotel in Georgetown in terms of luxe. A 19th century architecture restored into a porch hotel, every touch of Seven Terraces resembles grace. With most of the antiques remained untouched in the vicinity, one gets to experience the full heritage. Each room dedicates a different theme, pick from suites to apartments. The Stewart Apartment includes a special complete set of original Peranakan bridal furniture, truly an unforgettable stay when in Penang.
Address: Stewart Ln, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang.
Price Range: RM600 ~RM1200
2. The Edison
This is where contemporary meets colonial. The Edison is a meticulously restored Colonial mansion. Built in 1906 as a residence for a tycoon named Yeo Wee Gark, it wasn’t until mid-July 2016 that the mansion is rebirth as The Edison. Every room is carefully designed to retain its heritage as well as adding a modern twist to it, it’s the perfect balance between luxury and comfort. One word to describe The Edison — chic.
Address: 15 Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Price Range: RM510 ~RM1000
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1. Tien Hotel
While the exterior speaks nothing like a hotel, you’ll be blown away once step into Tien Hotel. Nestled on the top floor of a refurbished shouphouse, Tien is built with meticulous details, almost like an art. The use of different color tones blends into a modern, contemporary space. With only eight rooms available, Tien offers privavcy. There’s also a rooftop bar and pool to chill. Did we mention the ever famous Wai Kee Char Siew is just right below? Nyonya kuih Moh Teng Pheow is also a minute walk away, so is other attractions and popular spots.
Address: 348, Chulia St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang.
Price Range: RM510 ~RM700
2. Areca Hotel
A refurbished colonial-style building turned into a hotel, Areca Hotel is one of the mid-range hotels in Penang that’s worth a visit and stay. The interior of the hotel is beautifully decorated with minimalist elements, yet the historic side remains. Each room has a different setting and theme so you could choose based on your preferences, including business loft. The hotel is also attached with an in-house cafe, Areca Cafe. They serve some really good fine foods and desserts, each carefully crafted by their chefs.
Address: 5, Jalan Khoo Sian Ewe, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Price Range: RM200~ RM400
New Hotel in Georgetown:
1. Clans Kongsi Georgetown
A unique boutique residences in Penang’s heritage jewel – the Khoo Kongsi. They’re one of the new additions to the heritage hotel in Georgetown. Most of the heritage touches remain while coping with modern furniture. Clans Kongsi offers a deeper dive into our island’s heritage, by offering a ‘morning tour’ with designated host. Strategically located within the heart of Georgetown, accessibility is not a problem.
Address: 2, Cannon Square, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Price Range: RM830 ~RM1100
2. Victoria Garden Hotel
Victoria Garden is yet another new hotel in Georgetown that opened its door in 2019. Remember Ah Lai Under The Big Tree? They’re located just right opposite the then breakfast spot. Contemporary with no complex interior, guest will have a no-frills stay when in Penang. Featuring comfort and every amenity you need, Victoria Garden is only a minute walk away from Beach Street.
Address: 280, Lebuh Victoria, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Price Range: RM270~ RM400
Homestay/ Genuine Penang Experience:
1. Magpie Heritage- Hideaway
Don’t mix up Magpie Residences with Magpie Heritage, they’re two different places. Magpie Heritage offers a full Penangite experience, making you feel home away from home. With outstanding hospitality and comfortable rooms, your stay in Penang is definitely authentic. You’ll be amazed by your space for the next few days behind those tiny doors. Beautiful, homey and spacious. Eateries and attractions are just nearby, so stay at ease.
Address: 494, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Contact: 014-246 2132
Price Range: RM50 ~RM220
2. Betel Nut Lodge
Betel Nut Lodge is a hidden gem amidst the hustle and bustle of the city’s historical, cultural, food & street art precinct. An urban, comfortable lodge, you’ll always be greeted with a big smile on their face. The room is spacious yet simple, with really comfortable bed that will make you sleep like a baby. Soundproofing is great, not to mention you get a full-on Chinese Pernakan experience.
Address: 100, Lebuh Melayu, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Price Range: RM170 ~RM200
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