Georgetown & Penang

Georgetown & Penang, photo by Balou46
Georgetown & Penang (photo by Balou46)
 

Georgetown is the capital of the island and state of Penang, located on the northwest coast of peninsular Malaysia. Together with Malacca, further south along Malaysia’s coast, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The town is known for its well-preserved colonial core, with original shophouses dating from the 19th century to the 1930s still surviving, together with their trades of old. Street markets and hawkers continue to be a part of daily life, and the atmosphere is sometimes likened to that of Singapore in the 1960s, before its recent development.

Among its landmark buildings are distinctive mosques, churches, and temples that manifest Georgetown’s long role in fusing multiple cultures.

The surrounding island of Penang provides a range of outdoor activities, including beautiful beaches, forested mountains for hiking, and boat tours.

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Overall Atmosphere: Combination
Combination Atmosphere destinations combine elements of both cultural and natural destinations, where this combination is itself essential to the travel experience. Common examples are Archaeological Sites (where culture is usually experienced outdoors), Scenic Local Markets (where indigenous cultures interact outdoors), Hotsprings and Vineyard Areas (where nature provides the raw materials but humans create the surroundings), and Unique Cultural Landscapes (where humans and nature interact in innovative ways, as in the elaborate rice terracing systems of Asia).

Combination Interests typically fall somewhere in the middle of the three types of primary interests in terms of
(a) how climate-dependent they are
(b) how accessible and physically demanding they are.
Featuring both cultural and natural attractions.
 

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Muntri Mews

Combining modern design with antique furnishings, Muntri Mews provides stylish boutique accommodation in Georgetown, Penang. It offers local cooking classes and guided walking tours. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel. Average score from 319 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$71 - $92

 
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Suphan Gurney Homestay

Situated in Georgetown, Suphan Gurney Homestay offers simple and comfy accommodation with free WiFi access throughout the property. It has a common lounge area and provides complimentary parking space on site. Average score from 172 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$13

 
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Coffee Atelier

Situated within the UNESCO World Heritage city of Georgetown, Coffee Atelier is a collection of 5 beautifully-restored shophouses dating back to 1927. Featuring spacious suites with free Wi-Fi, it an art gallery and its own coffee museum. Average score from 180 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$88 - $121

 
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Tune Hotel - Downtown Penang

Located in bustling George Town beside New World Park, Tune Hotel - Downtown Penang is just a 5-minute drive from Komtar, Penang’s famous skyscraper. The hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with en suite bathroom. Average score from 853 guest reviews: 6.6/10.

$22 - $29

 
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Palanquinn Heritage Suites

Located in Penang, Palanquinn Heritage Suites offers 4-star boutique accommodation in a pre-war townhouse on Bangkok Lane. This Colonial house offers free Wi-Fi and rooms with a balcony or terrace. Average score from 17 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$67 - $79

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Yong Yi Yuen Guesthouse

Yong Yi Yuen Guesthouse

Tucked away in Georgetown, Yong Yi Yuen Guesthouse offers affordable accommodation featuring free WiFi access and air-conditioned rooms. Housed in a charming Peranakan-style shop-house, it is only 600 metres from Komtar. Average score from 60 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$22

 
$228.9
R Residence

R Residence

R Residence is located in Penang City’s Georgetown, about 6 km from Komtar and Prangin Mall. It has a garden and offers complimentary WiFi access. Free parking is available at a nearby external location. Average score from 196 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$27

 
$278.9
Armenian House

Armenian House

Located on Armenian Street in Georgetown, Armenian House offers cosy air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi in a restored shop house. A 3-minute walk to Khoo Kongsi, the property provides free parking nearby. Average score from 151 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$31

 
$318.9
Dwell by Palanquinn

Dwell by Palanquinn

Dwell by Palanquinn brings guests back to the pre-war colonial era, from its restored exterior, original 19th-century tiling and retro-esque furnishings. Fitted with free Wi-Fi, this boutique heritage hotel is only 5 minutes' walk from Gurney Drive. Average score from 35 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$38 - $53

 
$388.8
Casa Jade Signature Villa & Residence

Casa Jade Signature Villa & Residence

Strategically located in Georgetown, Casa Jade Signature Villa & Residence offers peaceful and elegant accommodation with free WiFi access throughout the property. It features lush green gardens and provides complimentary parking on site. Average score from 85 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$38

 
$388.5
Inn Residence 18

Inn Residence 18

Inn Residence 18 features modern yet cosy rooms with free WiFi in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town. A 24-hour front desk is available at the inn, which also offers bicycles for rent. Average score from 231 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$24

 
$248.3
G Inn

G Inn

The beautiful guest accommodation is located within a 20-minute walk from Komtar and 1st Avenue. G Inn provides modern rooms with flat-screen satellite TVs and en suite bathrooms. Wi-Fi is free in the entire property. Average score from 152 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$27 - $36

 
$278.2
Cintra Heritage House

Cintra Heritage House

A refurbished shop house, The Cintra Heritage House now offers comfortable accommodation in Georgetown. It features traditional décor and provides an in-house café, free Wi-Fi and a tour desk which helps guests organise excursions to popular sites. Average score from 102 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$26

 
$268.1
GLOW Penang

GLOW Penang

GLOW Penang is situated just a 10-minute walk from Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak (KOMTAR). It houses an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is provided. The property is a 5-minute drive from the UNESCO World Heritage area. Average score from 20 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$35

 
$358.0
U Hotel Penang

U Hotel Penang

Operating a 24-hour front desk, the strictly smoke-free U Hotel Penang features stylish and contemporary accommodation with free WiFi access throughout the property. It offers complimentary parking on site. Average score from 909 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$36

 
$367.9
Hotel 19, Penang

Hotel 19, Penang

Located in arguably one of the most colourful cities in Malaysia, Hotel 19, Penang features sea and city views from the rooms. The hotel in George Town features a 24-hour accessible front desk. Average score from 445 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$37

 
$377.8
Silver Shine Guesthouse

Silver Shine Guesthouse

Situated in Georgetown, Silver Shine Guesthouse is 200 metres from the Pinang Peranakan Mansion and 500 metres from Fort Cornwallis. It offers complimentary WiFi access throughout its premises. Rooms are equipped with both air conditioning and a... Average score from 88 guest reviews: 7.6/10.

$27

 
$277.6
Goodhope Hotel Kelawei, Penang

Goodhope Hotel Kelawei, Penang

Just a 10-minute walk to Gurney Drive, Goodhope Hotel Kelawei is located in Jalan Kelawai, Penang. It features free parking, a garden and cosy air-conditioned rooms with a TV. Average score from 56 guest reviews: 7.4/10.

$29 - $58

 
$297.4
Ink Hotel

Ink Hotel

Located in historical George Town only 1 km away from Komtar, Ink Hotel provides guests with well-appointed guestrooms featuring contemporary furnishings and air conditioning. Free WiFi access is available. This modern building is only 1. Average score from 598 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$21

 
$217.3
Hotel Munlustay 88

Hotel Munlustay 88

Located just a 2-minute walk from Penang Times Square, Hotel Munlustay 88 provides elegant rooms fitted with modern amenities. They also enjoy views of the city and free Wi-Fi. Public parking is available at a nearby location. Average score from 188 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$22

 
$227.3
Old Penang Hotel - Penang Times Square

Old Penang Hotel - Penang Times Square

Conveniently located within a 5-minute walk from Penang Times Square, Old Penang Hotel houses beautiful rooms fitted with modern amenities and free Wi-Fi. It has a 24-hour front desk and public parking on site. Average score from 226 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$25

 
$257.3
Burmahtel

Burmahtel

A 2-minute walk from the famous Sleeping Buddha, Burmahtel offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi in Georgetown. Guests can make use of the shared kitchen next to the lobby, or store luggage at the 24-hour front desk. On-site parking is free. Average score from 21 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$33

$337.3

Highlighted Interests:

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Cultural
Historic Landmarks
Natural
Beaches
Other Interests:
Cultural
Churches
Temples
Islamic Landmarks
Combination
Boat Tours
Parks, Gardens, Zoos
Scenic Local Market
Natural
Lowland Mountains
Hiking and Trekking

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