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Bayview Hotel Georgetown
Georgetown,Penang - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Fitness center
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Contactless check-in/out
"1st time we came to Penang, we stayed here because of the location. It is at the very top of jalan penang and there are so many things around. Bars behind the hotel, places to eat within 2 minutes walk, street market within 3 minutes and at the end of the street market, shopping centers are pretty much accross the road! Although there are other hotels that are located on jalan penang itself, bayview still wins hands down on location. The fact that its at the top of the street means a slightly quieter atmosphere. I mean, you don't want to step out of the hotel 1st thing in the morning to see some locals sleeping on the street, do you? Because that's what you'd get if you stay at the hotels on jalan penang. The band they constantly have performing each night is very good too. Sometimes after a hot day walking around or shopping or whatever you do in penang, you just want to relax and have a drink or two and listen to the band singing your all time favourites and do shout outs when you request a song (or 10!). We came back to penang a year later. And even though we originally wanted to stay in a resort around batu ferringhi, we decided we loved bayview the 1st time and we'd show that appreciation by returning. And were we glad we did. We arrived in the island quite late and was exhausted. We checked in at about 11:30 pm and Izhan (forgot the spelling of the name) asked if this was our first time in penang, so we told him we were there the previous year. After what seemed like 5 seconds, he thanked us for returning to bayview and upgraded us from superior room to premier! That's not even the next level of room up (superior then deluxe then premier then suite). At 11:30 at night after a long flight, I don't ever remember having much energy but I was jumping up and down. So thank you! Overall, aside from location, value, facilities available and all other things they advertise, experience like mine is not something you always get at other hotels. Thumbs up"
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7.8

Very good

16972 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 65
Kimberley Hotel Georgetown
Georgetown,Penang - View on map
  1. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  2. Check-in/out [express]
  3. Luggage storage
  4. Car park [on-site]
  5. Restaurants
  6. Room service
  7. Concierge
  8. Wi-Fi in public areas
"Spent 2 nights and it's worth the stay in this Penang hotel even though the room is quite small. Near Komtar terminal and the hawker lane with Chinese/ Indian cuisines. They also have very friendly staff especially the guest relations officer (Martin is the name, I think) as he recommended places to go and speaks English very fluently."
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8

Excellent

11445 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 42
Bayview Beach Resort
Batu Ferringhi,Penang - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Kids club
  6. Fitness center
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Tennis court
"bayview beach resort penang hotel, a member of bayview international hotels and resorts is located on the beachfront on the north-west coast of penang island. the resort overlooks the tranquil and scenic bay of the "foreigner's rock" or batu ferringhi.it is 18 km or 20 minutes from georgetown and 33 km or 45 minutes from penang international airport."
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8.3

Excellent

21851 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 102
Jazz Hotel Penang
Tanjung Tokong,Penang - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Golf course [on-site]
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Fitness center
"Highly recommended this less-than-a-year old new hotel in Penang. Spacious room with comfy bed & luxury bathroom (separate rain shower room & deep, big tub). Breakfast was gorgeous (2nd Floor) & lounge at 29th Floor is highly recommended if you love music & hang out with your loved ones. Didnt use the swimming pool & gym but the view from the rooftop is GREAT! Love the amenities in the bathroom. However, being concern on environmental issue, the management could consider to provide body soap, shampoo & conditioner in dispenser instead of mini tube to avoid creating more single-use plastic waste. Will be back to stay at Jazz Hotel again if going to Penang, provided the standard does not drop as time goes by. "
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8.8

Excellent

3230 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 87
Evergreen Laurel Hotel
Gurney Drive,Penang - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Hot tub
  6. Kids club
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Fitness center
"One of the best hotels in Penang. Hotel is quite old nut you don't feel it at all as it well maintained and kept by staff. Location is really best near to Gurty walk with easy access to all the well known locations of the island. Car park is quite comfortable and there is always available parking bay. "
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8.2

Excellent

15734 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 84
Hotel Neo+ Penang by ASTON
Georgetown,Penang - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Fitness center
  6. Spa
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Swimming pool [outdoor]
"We were staying in Penang for 4 nights and booked 2 different hotels as there were some issues. We stayed in Hotel Neo Plus Penang for the first 2 nights and were very reluctant to change to the next hotel. True enough, Neo Plus was way better than our second hotel in many areas like location, room size, and cleanliness, breakfast spread and facilities. Firstly, the location is excellent and is within walking distance to many attractions like Jalan Magazine, Jalan Armenian and best of all, it is very near (less than 10 mins walk) to the best Nasi Kandar stall in Georgetown, Deen Maju! Even when you use Grab or Uber, it will take you less than RM10 to reach Fort Cornwallis (depending on demand). Secondly, we got the family room that can accommodate the 3 of us, and it was spacious. The room looks spanking new and the toilet was clean and comfortable. From our room window, we could also see Komtar, the tallest building in Penang clearly and that was quite a sight to marvel at, especially at night. Thirdly, the breakfast spread was decent but tasted great. It will sure be able to satisfy your morning hunger and keep you energized for the later walk around Georgetown. The menu also changes during the two days we stayed at the hotel. Very simple fare like rice, noodles, sausage, chicken, salad spread, bread and buns, fruits, porridge, cereals and some others. They also have an egg station where you can order any type of egg you desire. Decent, simple but filling. Lastly, the swimming pool on the top floor can be considered small but the view was stunning. Be careful of the rough edges around the pool as it is rather sharp and not fitted properly. The management can perhaps install a drinks and snacks bar on top to make the place livelier. Other small mentions include the mini mart that is located in the hotel lobby, great for buying drinks and snacks. There is also a cafe at the ground floor and we received 1 complimentary drink each. The drink wasn't great but "
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8

Excellent

10962 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 60
U Hotel Penang
Gelugor,Penang - View on map
  1. Car park
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Contactless check-in/out
  6. Coffee shop
  7. Laundry service
  8. Safety deposit boxes
"We came into Penang for a short trip over Christmas, and as we would be spending almost the whole day out of the room either exploring Penang or at our relative's home, this hotel was the perfect place for a comfortable night's sleep. Location was perfect as it wasn't too far from town. The rooms and bathroom were small but expected for a boutique hotel. Prices were relatively cheaper than bigger hotels due to the festive season. Sufficient parking behind the hotel. There is a lovely bakery downstairs should you need breakfast. Other basic amenities were provided in the room. Cleanliness satisfactory, especially for the bathroom. Overall, an ideal place to stay for those not looking for a full fledged hotel in Penang and for those who'd like to save a little money while still getting a clean and nice room!"
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8.2

Excellent

5646 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 39
Olive Tree Hotel Penang
Bayan Lepas,Penang - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Fitness center
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. Luggage storage
"Is our first choice hotel in Penang. Spacious, beautiful and clean room with affordable price. They put effort to decorate their hotel on every occasion. Thumbs up!"
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8.2

Excellent

6394 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 93
PARKROYAL Penang Resort
Batu Ferringhi,Penang - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Valet parking
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Kids club
  6. Fitness center
  7. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  8. Front desk [24-hour]
"parkroyal penang hotel is the my best hotel in penang!! i stayed for 2 nights with my husband during chinese new year. hotel and room are supecius and very tidy&clean and classic eregant but cozy. the buffe breakfast is varety and foods are nice. i will come back here to stay longer next time."
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8.8

Excellent

14145 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 190
Cititel Hotel Penang
Georgetown,Penang - View on map
  1. Valet parking
  2. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  3. Front desk [24-hour]
  4. Luggage storage
  5. Swimming pool [indoor]
  6. Hot tub
  7. Contactless check-in/out
  8. Fitness center
"I visted Penang often and have experienced staying at various hotels in Penang. So Far my preference is still Cititel Hotel which is very friendly and efficient. The check-in and checkout were hassle free (cannot recall the front desk staff names)and better still the greetings and smiles made me felt very welcome ... I love the car park located on Level 2 & 3. I can access the Lobby Lift and go straight up to my room (via choice of 4 very fast Lifts). Oh yes the Dragon, constructed using recycled mineral water plastic bottle is still being displayed in the Lobby. Great for photos!"
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8.2

Excellent

13954 reviews

Avg price per night
$ 64

Fast facts about Penang, Malaysia

Accommodations5,161 properties
Popular hotelBayview Hotel Georgetown
Popular areaGeorgetown
Nightly rates from$5
AirportPenang International Airport
Reasons to visitRestaurants, Sightseeing, Beaches

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Frequently asked questions

What's the typical price of a hotel in Penang this Friday and Saturday?

The typical price for a 3-star hotel in Penang this weekend is USD 44. The typical price for a 4-star resort in Penang this weekend is USD 70. The average price for a 5-star resort in Penang this Friday and Saturday is USD 83.

What are the best properties in Penang in close proximity to Pinang Peranakan Mansion?

Verified vacationers to Penang who stayed around Pinang Peranakan Mansion have given top rated evaluations to Chulia Corner, Memphis by Journal Georgetown and Aayu Melayu.

What are the most popular hotels in Penang?

A number of our most desirable places to stay in Penang are Bayview Beach Resort, Loop On Leith George Town Penang Hotel and DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang.

What are the best resorts in Penang for families?

Hotels in Penang that are remarkably rated by families include Bayview Hotel Georgetown, Bayview Beach Resort and Hotel Sentral Seaview Penang @ Beachfront.

What are the top rated accommodations around Penang equipped with spas?

Verified visitors to Penang have given top reviews relating to the spas at Hompton by the Beach Penang, Angsana Teluk Bahang and Noordin Mews Hotel.

What are the most suitable pet-friendly hotels found in Penang?

Verified visitors to Penang have given out top ratings for pet-friendly hotels including My Guesthouse 109, MoonTree47 and Noordin Mews Hotel.

What are the best resorts found in Penang with a private beach?

A resort that has a private beach in in Penang which is well rated is Private Luxury Beachfront Heaven.

What are the preferred wheelchair accessible resorts located in Penang?

Wheelchair-accessible hotels around Penang that are very highly rated include Friendly Homestay, Mansion Holiday Villa, and PgMacalister@2SuperKing2BR@LovelySeaview100Mbps#II.

What's the best location in the heart of Penang?

The best neighborhood in the heart of Penang is Georgetown.

What's the best neighborhood with famous beaches in Penang?

A top destination in close proximity to popular beach in Penang is Teluk Bahang.

Is quarantine expected for unvaccinated foreigners to enter Penang?

Quarantine is not required for unvaccinated tourists to enter Penang from outside the country. For updated and in depth information on travel restrictons, please have a look at the official websites of the travel authority or government of the country you wish to visit, or go to here.

Is covid test upon arrival expected for unvaccinated foreigners to enter Penang?

COVID-19 test may be required on arrival when entering Penang from outside the country. For updated and in depth information on travel restrictons, please be sure to pay a visit to the official websites of the travel authority or government of the country you would like to visit, or go to here.

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More about Penang

Discovering the Best Things to Do in Penang

Penang is a vibrant and bustling city that offers a wide range of activities and attractions for travelers. One of the most popular things to do in Penang is to visit the historic Georgetown area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you can explore the colonial architecture, street art, and traditional shophouses. Another must-visit attraction is the Kek Lok Si Temple, which is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia. The temple features intricate carvings, stunning gardens, and a towering seven-story pagoda. For a taste of the local culture, be sure to visit the Penang Peranakan Mansion, which is a beautifully restored 19th-century mansion that showcases the unique blend of Chinese and Malay cultures that is unique to Penang. And for those who want to experience the natural beauty of the region, a trip to the Penang Hill Railway is a must. This funicular railway takes you to the top of Penang Hill, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city and the surrounding area.

Why Penang is a Must-Visit Destination in Malaysia

Penang is a popular destination for travelers looking to experience the unique blend of cultures that is unique to Malaysia. The city is a melting pot of Chinese, Malay, and Indian cultures, and this is reflected in the food, architecture, and traditions of the region. One of the main reasons to visit Penang is for the food. The city is famous for its street food, which includes dishes like char kway teow, laksa, and nasi kandar. The food in Penang is a true reflection of the diverse cultures that make up the region, and it is a must-try for any foodie. Another reason to visit Penang is for the history and culture. The city has a rich history that dates back to colonial times, and this is reflected in the architecture and landmarks of the region. From the historic Georgetown area to the Kek Lok Si Temple, there is no shortage of cultural attractions in Penang.

Uncovering the Best Places to Eat in Penang

Penang is a food lover's paradise, and there are countless places to eat in the city. One of the best places to sample the local cuisine is at the hawker centers, which are open-air food courts that offer a wide range of dishes at affordable prices. One of the most popular hawker centers in Penang is the Gurney Drive Hawker Center, which is located on the waterfront and offers a wide range of dishes, from seafood to noodle soups. Another popular hawker center is the New Lane Hawker Center, which is known for its char kway teow and Hokkien mee. For those who want to experience fine dining in Penang, there are also plenty of options. The Bayview Beach Resort is home to the The Mistral Euro-Oriental Restaurant, which offers a fusion of European and Asian cuisine. The Sunway Hotel Georgetown is home to the Sun Cafe, which offers a range of international and local dishes. And the Flamingo Hotel by the Beach is home to the Hugo's Grill, which offers a range of grilled meats and seafood.

Exploring Penang: Tips for Travelers

For travelers visiting Penang, there are a few tips to keep in mind. First, be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes, as the best way to explore the city is on foot. Second, be sure to bring sunscreen and a hat, as the weather in Penang can be hot and sunny. When it comes to transportation, there are plenty of options in Penang. Taxis are readily available, but be sure to negotiate the fare before getting in. Another option is to use the local bus system, which is affordable and easy to use. And for those who want to explore the city on their own, renting a car or scooter is also an option.

Booking Your Penang Accommodation with Agoda.com

When it comes to booking your accommodation in Penang, Agoda.com is the perfect choice. With a wide range of hotels to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect place to stay, no matter what your budget or preferences. For those who want to stay in the heart of the action, the Sunway Hotel Georgetown is a great choice. This hotel is located in the heart of Georgetown, and offers easy access to the city's top attractions. Another great option is the Evergreen Laurel Hotel, which is located in the Gurney Drive area and offers stunning views of the sea. For those who want to stay in a beachfront location, the Bayview Beach Resort is a great choice. This hotel is located on Batu Ferringhi Beach, and offers easy access to the beach and a range of water sports activities. And for those who want to stay in a more secluded location, the PARKROYAL Penang Resort is a great choice. This hotel is located on the outskirts of the city, and offers a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.

How to Travel Around Penang with Ease

Traveling around Penang is easy and affordable. One of the best ways to get around is by using the local bus system, which offers a wide range of routes and is easy to use. Another option is to use the local taxis, which are readily available and affordable. For those who want to explore the city on their own, renting a car or scooter is also an option. However, it is important to note that traffic in Penang can be congested, so be sure to plan your route in advance.

When is the Best Time to Visit Penang?

The best time to visit Penang is between December and February, when the weather is cool and dry. However, this is also peak tourist season, so be prepared for crowds and higher prices. Another good time to visit is between March and May, when the weather is still cool and dry, but the crowds have thinned out. And for those who don't mind a bit of rain, the monsoon season between June and November can also be a good time to visit, as the rain tends to be brief and intermittent.

Getting to Penang: Your Ultimate Guide

Getting to Penang is easy and affordable. The city is served by the Penang International Airport, which is located on the outskirts of the city. From the airport, you can take a taxi or bus to your hotel. Another option is to take the train to Butterworth, which is located on the mainland. From there, you can take a ferry to Georgetown, which is the main city on Penang Island.

Where to Stay in Penang: A Guide to the Best Areas

When it comes to choosing where to stay in Penang, there are a few areas to consider. For those who want to be in the heart of the action, the Georgetown area is a great choice. This area is home to the city's top attractions, as well as a wide range of restaurants and shops. For those who want to stay in a more peaceful location, the Batu Ferringhi area is a great choice. This area is located on the beach, and offers a range of water sports activities and beachfront restaurants. And for those who want to stay in a more secluded location, the Teluk Bahang area is a great choice. This area is located on the outskirts of the city, and offers a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.