Booked your trip to Penang (cheap flights these days eherm) but still couldn’t figure out where to stay? We have so many hotels mushrooming in Penang these days and choosing the correct one can be a pain. You don’t want your experience in Penang to be a bad one right? That’s why we’re here to the rescue. Scroll down this ‘10 Best Hotels in Penang‘ article because we have some great ones for you.
Hotels By the Beach:
#1 Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa
Known to be one of the finest hotels in Penang, Rasa Sayang provides you the most comfortable stay in this fancy Minangkabau-inspired resort. The rooms are spacious and are beautifully decorated, some even have luxurious bath tubs for you to soak in overlooking the sea. (Ps: They provide L’Occitane en Provence bath amenities, not cheap ones like other hotels that could dry out your body). The view you get here at Rasa Sayang is unbeatable, surrounded by greens and the beach, this is a one true luxury beach life.
Address: Batu Feringgi Main Road, Jalan Batu Feringgi, 11100 Batu Feringgi, Pulau Pinang.
#2 Golden Sands Resort
Located just right next to Rasa Sayang, both of them are under Shangri-la. Golden Sands Resort is more of a family-oriented resort compared to Rasa Sayang. The resort remains its heritage side but the rooms are refurbished so you don’t have to worry about the weird stench. They have a wide selection of breakfasts and the staffs are friendly. You and your kids are never going to have a bad time in Golden Sands Resort.
Address: Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Kampung Tanjung Huma, 11100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
#3 Lone Pine Hotel
Lone Pine is one of the most relaxing hotels in Penang that you could find. The historical hotel still remains some of its history you’ll feel like you’re walking down the memory lane. The rooms are very spacious and has an English vibe to it. Unwind in a bath at the balcony after a long day or lay back at the hammock tied between trees. Breakfast selection is vast and comfortable, everything is just so peaceful in Lone Pine.
Address: 97 Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Penang.
Heritage Hotels in Penang:
#1 Areca Hotel
A refurbished colonial-style building turned into hotel, Areca Hotel is a new heritage pop-up that’s worth a visit and stay. The interior of the hotel is beautifully decorated with minimalistic elements yet the historic side remains. Each room has a different setting and theme so you could choose based on your preferences. 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.
#2 Muntri Mews
An old carriage sheds converted into boutique hotel. Muntri Mews offers quite a unique experience, where the old world meets the new. Each allocated room at Muntri Mews were former communal parking areas for horse carriages. If you’re planning to bring a family here, worry not they have rooms that could fit up to six people. Before stepping into the hotel, you’ll see Mews Cafe first. They offer some great modern Malay dishes and other cusines such as Nasi Lemak, Fish and Chips and more.
Address: 77, Jalan Muntri, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Contact: 04-263 5125
#3 Clove Hall Residence
A true hidden gem tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Georgetwon, Clove Hall is a Anglo-Malay bungalow turned into a guesthouse. It was a former colonial plantation but a stylish and elegant guesthouse now. The main hall is furnished with colonial and ‘Peranakan’ inspired decorations as well as antiques. Clove Hall has six individual suites, each named after certain types of spices. It is one of the most peaceful hotels in Penang, so enjoy your vacation here.
Address: 11, Jalan Clove Hall, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Contact: 04-229 0818
Budget-Friendly Hotels in Penang:
#1 Chulia Heritage Hotel
Located in Chulia Street, you can get access to attractions and local delicacies within walking distance. Chulia uses white as their theme and the whole hotel is basically decorated with white and gold, showcasing elegance. The rooms, are simple and basic but is equipped with everything you need. Head out for street arts and good food in the morning and come back to this cozy nest. The famous wantan mee and curry mee is just along the street.
Address: 380, Chulia Street, 10200 George Town, Penang.
Contact: 04-263 3380
#2 Container Hotel
Designed with modern simplicity with black and white elements, Container Hotel offers a variety of rooms for the hip & adventurous urban explorers to savvy travellers looking for a chic and cool place to stay. A plus point for females travelling alone, they have the female-friendly pod that is safe and comfortable. If you want some privacy, don’t worry they have private rooms as well. Cafes, local delicacies and other attractions are within walking distance.
Address: 4, Gat Lebuh Chulia, 10300, George Town, Malaysia.
Contact: 04-251 9515
#1 Tropics Eight Suites
Looking for an apartment-like place that you could comfortably stay but wants 24 hours stand-by staff that you can contact? Tropics Eight Suites is your choice then. Tropics eight uses simple design that doesn’t lack its elegance, black and white as its theme. The suites, are designed with modern elements yet simple enough that you won’t feel pressured to stay in. They’re equipped with kitchen so you can do some light cooking and Gurney Drive is just within 5 minutes of driving.
Address: 11A, Jalan Gottlieb, George Town, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Contact: 04-227 1800
#2 Jazz Service Suite
A new building located in Tanjong Tokong near Straits Quay, you can easily spot Jazz with its elegant exterior. Want a home away from home experience and live like a king at the same time? Step into Jazz Suite and be amazed by its beautifully decorated lobby and welcoming staffs. Pick from either seaview or city-view and the number of bedrooms you would like. If you’re bringing a family, no worries they can fit up to six people. (Ps: If you want a hotel experience instead, Jazz Hotel is just next to it.)
Address: 1A-2-1, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, Jazz Suites, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang.
Contact: 012-658 9918
10 Best Hotels in Penang
We’ve come to the end of the blog post, so have you made up your mind on where to stay yet? If not, we have another article for you that’s all about hotels in Penang, click here to find out more. This is an honest recommendation, editor has experienced some of it. Anyways, if you have any suggestions, feel free to tell us in the comment section.