Georgetown & Penang

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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
SC Home – Georgetown

SC Home – Georgetown

Located in the historically-rich Penang town of Georgetown, Penang Times Square – Georgetown offers a restaurant and spa. Free WiFi is offered throughout the homestay accommodation. Average score from 10 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$67

$679.5
Ren I Tang Heritage Inn

Ren I Tang Heritage Inn

Located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town, Ren I Tang Heritage Inn is located in a restored building from the 1800s. Average score from 186 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$58

 
$589.4
Noordin Mews

Noordin Mews

Noordin Mews is a boutique hotel housed in a historical building in central Penang. It offers an outdoor pool and provides free Wi-Fi throughout the building. Noordin Mews is situated a 5-minute walk from Komtar and 1st Avenue. Average score from 631 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$83 - $135

 
$839.3
Muntri Grove Hotel

Muntri Grove Hotel

Situated in George Town, Penang – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Muntri Grove Hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi access and tastefully furnished guestrooms. Average score from 411 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$84

 
$849.2
Coffee Atelier

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

 
$889.1
Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Eastern & Oriental Hotel

These luxurious 19th century heritage suites occupy a prime seafront location in Georgetown. Offering 24-hour butler service, 5-star amenities include a large outdoor pool, first-rate spa and free Wi-Fi. Average score from 46 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$131 - $326

 
$1319.1
Muntri Mews

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

 
$719.0
New TownHouse

New TownHouse

Located in Georgetown, New TownHouse offers homely and comfortable accommodation with free WiFi access in its public areas. It provides bicycle rental and complimentary parking space on site. Average score from 12 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$191

$1919.0
Havara Place

Havara Place

Havara Place offers cosy rooms with free WiFi and free private parking in George Town. Chargeable airport shuttle services are available and guests have access to a shared lounge. Average score from 45 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$42

 
$428.8
Marina Suites at Straits Quay

Marina Suites at Straits Quay

Situated by the sea, Marina Suites at Straits Quay is a 15-minute drive from the city centre. It houses a tennis court, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool. Average score from 3 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$101

$1018.8
Spices Hotel

Spices Hotel

Situated in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Georgetown, Spice Hotel has a small café serving breakfast and all-day complimentary coffee, tea and tidbits. It also houses a courtyard garden and offers free WiFi access in its lobby. Average score from 128 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$53

 
$538.7
Hotel Penaga

Hotel Penaga

This boutique hotel is housed in 3 rows of 2-storey shophouses originally built in the 1940s. A lovely base for exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town, it features a spa, outdoor pool, and restaurant. Average score from 597 guest reviews: 8.7/10.

$73 - $189

 
$738.7
The Royale Bintang Penang

The Royale Bintang Penang

Nestled in Weld Quay area, The Royale Bintang Penang features an outdoor pool, fitness centre and 24-hour front desk. It offers elegant and contemporary rooms, while free WiFi access is available in its public areas. Average score from 808 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$60

 
$608.6
118 Residence @ Island Plaza

118 Residence @ Island Plaza

Situated just a 10-minute drive from the popular Gurney Drive, 118 Residence @ Island Plaza welcomes guests with well-appointed guestrooms cooled with air conditioning and a spacious indoor swimming pool. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$54

$548.5
Palanquinn Heritage Suites

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

 
$678.4
Noble Villa Apartment

Noble Villa Apartment

Located a 5-minute walk from Yi Garden Hawker Centre, Noble Villa offers fully furnished apartments with kitchen facilities and a balcony. Free internet access and free parking are provided. Average score from 113 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$67 - $146

 
$678.1
Ai Homestay @ Tanjung Tokong

Ai Homestay @ Tanjung Tokong

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Ai Homestay @ Tanjung Tokong is located in Tanjong Tokong, 800 metres from Straits Quay. Free private parking is available on site. All rooms are fitted with a TV. Average score from 31 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$178

$1788.1

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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