Top 10 New Hotels in Penang

Tired of all the same old hotels’ recommendation in Penang or have explored all of it (what?)? Don’t worry because we have more on our list. We Penang Foodie always seek the latest and best updates for you guys. As for today, we have a handful of a list of new hotels in Penang for you to try out. Don’t worry they’re not those shady, creepy hotels but rather gorgeous-looking at a reasonable price. So here are the top 10 New Hotels in Penang from 2017 to 2018 we’re about to introduce you.

New Hotels in Penang

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With the flourishing in Penang tourism sector, it comes as no surprise that new hotels are consistently sprouting all over Penang. 2018 is no different and it welcomes lavish options as well as convenient family-friendly picks. Here’s our 10 new favourite hotels in Penang.

1. Tien Hotel

Step into Tien and you’ll be amazed by their interior design, every corner is a surprise. A modern twist to the heritage building, the exterior remains the same but refurbished, but the interior is a wow factor. With only eight rooms, Tien comprises a pool and a bar, so as a dining area for common breakfast spot. It’s like an oasis away from the busy streets, considering it’s located at the center of town. The ever famous Wai Kee Char Siew is literally downstairs and Moh Teng Pheow which sells great kueh, is around the corner. Other attractions are also within walking distance.






Address: 348, Chulia St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang
Contact: 04-263 8116
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2. Areca Hotel

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A refurbished colonial-style building turned into hotel, Areca Hotel is one of the new hotels in Penang 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, 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.

Areca Hotel Penang




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Address: 5, Jalan Khoo Sian Ewe, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Contact: 04-2610050
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3. The Southern Boutique Hotel

The Southern Boutique Hotel

Located in Muntri Street, The Southern Boutique hotel is one of the new hotels in Penang that caught our eyes. The whole hotel is contemporary, set within an old heritage building. Southern Boutique uses white and black as their theme, with mostly white, creating a minimalist touch. The rooms, are compact and well-decorated. Every space is carefully used so that guests could get the best. There’s even a common area with free-flow coffee and water, and an iron board. Attractions and local delicacies are widely accessible within walking distance.





Address: 108, Muntri St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang.
Contact: 04-262 0770
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4. You Le Yuan

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Inscribed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2008, this once dilapidated and abandoned shop-house is now restored into a quaint and cozy guest house. Making it into one of our new hotels in Penang list, You Le Yuan reflects the Southern Chinese Eclectic style in the late 1800s to early 1900s. The rooms are spacious and cozy it’s like a home away from home, some even have attached courtyard.  We heard their cakes over here are to die for so do check it out yourself.

Address: 7, Lorong Love, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Contact: +6013 492 2125
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5. The Edison

Where contemporary meets colonial, The Edison is a meticulously restored Colonial mansion, an addition to the new hotels in Penang’s list. 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. Forget about overpriced luxury hotels and try out The Edison instead, to embrace the heritage and seeks luxury comfort at the best price.



Address: 15 Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Contact: 04-262 2990
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6. M Summit 191 Executive Suites

At first glance, we thought this is a residence but we’re so wrong. M Summit 191 is an exquisitely designed executive suites within a self-contained metropolitan. This 23-storey spire of excellence houses 96 executive suites available in 6 different interior designs, to match all your business travel needs. The most shock factor point in M Summit would be their automated parking system. Meaning, the system parks your car for you, and when you need it, they’ll bring it down. The sky lounge at level 20th has a mesmerizing and beautiful view.






Address: 191, Jalan Magazine, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Contact: 04-296 9191
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7. Mei Hotel

Nestled in Abu Siti Lane, Mei Hotel is one of the new hotels in Penang, particularly Georgetown. It is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a wallet-friendly, cozy place to stay. Whether you’re travelling in a pair or as a family of up to 7 with a toddler, Mei has rooms to suite everyone’s need. There’s nothing to boast about the room, cozy, clean, spacious and decent. They offer doorstep access to Penang’s Unesco Heritage Site and the cities top must-see destinations is within walking distance.



Address: 50, Lorong Abu Siti, George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Contact: 04-217 0555
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8. Double Tree Resort by Hilton

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By now you might be familiar with Double Tree due to its fantastic reviews and love from its guests. Double Tree is a new addition at Batu Ferringhi, but away from the hustle and bustle’s of it. Previously known Hydro Hotel, the four-star hotel is beautifully designed with modern elements, and the room features a private furnished balcony and partial or full sea views. Double Tree is not built on the beach, but don’t worry, there’s a bridge that’s linked to the beach.



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Address: 56, Jalan Low Yat, Batu Ferringhi, Penang,11100, Malaysia.
Contact: 04-892 8000
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9. Jazz Hotel and Suites

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Situated in a prime location on Penang Island, Jazz Hotel is one of the new hotels in Penang and might be the latest. The 4-star deluxe hotel features 259 rooms ranging from Standard Rooms to the Jazz Suite, boasting spectacular sea-views and the Island of Penang. There’s even a skybar to unwind the night. Straits Quay is just within walking distance and easy access to nearby attractions such as Gurney Drive and Gurney Plaza. Jazz Service Suite is located just right next to the hotel.

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Jazz Service Suite Penang

Address: Jalan Seri Tanjung Penang, 10470 Tanjong Bungah, Penang.
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10. Summer Tree Hotel

If you’re looking for a decent nest to stay within the Georgetown and wants easy access to the city’s attraction, Summer Tree is here to serve you. With just a stone throw away from Prangin Mall and Komtar, Summer Tree makes it into the prime location. The rooms are clean and spacious and you could get all the basic amenities without a hassle. Summer Tree also provide parking lots if you must know, and they’re a new hotel in Penang.






Address: 52, Jalan Rangoon, Penang, Malaysia.
Contact: 04-227 3175
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So Where to Book Your Stay?

First off this is not sponsored okay (We wish it is). All these guides and tips are 100% given to you from us to ease your reading and travel plans. With technology being so advanced, simply Google and there’ll be tonnes of booking websites for you to choose from. Our favourites, of course, would be Agoda and Traveloka, or even Trivago. Okay enough talking, do follow Penang Foodie for more updates and don’t forget to share them.


  1. No 4 you le yuan is definitely NOT a UNESCO heritage site. It was never inscribed. No single building, especially a ship house in Penang or Malaysia has ever been inscribed. There are 3 buildings in Penang that have won UNESCO awards, which is vastly different from being inscribed as a world heritage site. This is NOT one of the 3 either.

  2. Hi, I looked at the link for The Jazz Hotel Penang and it doesn’t show up on their list of available Hotels on the site. Is it open yet?

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