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Olive Tree Hotel
Olive Tree Hotel
8.3 Excellent

1.1 mi from city centre, Sungai Dua Show on map

ExcellentBased on 972 reviews
8.3

Olive Tree Hotel Penang provides a comfortable setting while in Bayan Lepas. It also features an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.

Muntri Mews
Muntri Mews
9.1 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

ExcellentBased on 658 reviews
9.1

This unique 3-star inn provides a range of accommodation options throughout the old city of George Town. It also offers body treatments, facial treatments and a beauty centre.

Apollo Inn
Apollo Inn
7.7 Good

0.1 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

GoodBased on 306 reviews
7.7

Apollo Inn is located in George Town and features a rooftop terrace. It is also situated a five-minute walk from Komtar, and offers a convenient shuttle service.

One Pacific Hotel & Serviced Apartments
One Pacific Hotel & Serviced Apartments
8.4 Excellent

1.1 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

ExcellentBased on 444 reviews
8.4

One Pacific Hotel & Serviced Apartment is located in George Town and features free wireless internet. It provides 3-star apartments with views of the city.

U Hotel Penang
U Hotel Penang
8.3 Excellent

5.1 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,320 reviews
8.3

U Hotel Penang is located in Gelugor and offers free Wi-Fi. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

G Hotel Kelawai
G Hotel Kelawai
8.9 Excellent

2.2 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

ExcellentBased on 550 reviews
8.9

This trendy hotel in George Town offers free wireless internet, as well as an executive floor and an infinity pool. It features 5-star rooms with a private bathroom equipped with a rain shower.

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang
8.3 Excellent

1.7 mi from city centre, Batu Ferringhi Show on map

ExcellentBased on 5,191 reviews
8.3

DoubleTree Resort By Hilton Hotel Penang provides a contemporary setting while in Tanjung Bungah. It offers free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and a free shuttle service.

Berjaya Penang Hotel
Berjaya Penang Hotel
7.4 Good

2.2 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

GoodBased on 1,270 reviews
7.4

Berjaya Penang Hotel is situated in George Town and is close to the area's popular attractions. In addition to free private parking on site, the hotel features comfortable 4-star rooms and a bar.

Hotel Sentral Georgetown
Hotel Sentral Georgetown
7.0 Good

0.4 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

GoodBased on 2,319 reviews
7.0

Hotel Sentral Georgetown provides a comfortable setting when in George Town. It offers 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

Eastern And Oriental Hotel
Eastern And Oriental Hotel
9.0 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

ExcellentBased on 1,623 reviews
9.0

This elegant hotel in George Town offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as a butler service and a swimming pool. Guests also have exclusive access to the Pañpuri Organic Spa and Fitness Center.

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Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
9.3 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

Set in a 19th-century building in George Town, Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion combines old-world charm with 21st century amenities, including an outdoor pool. In addition to free private parking on site, the hostel offers comfortable 4-star rooms and a bar.

2
The Edison George Town
The Edison George Town
9.3 Excellent

0.4 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

Situated within walking distance of Penang Ferry Terminal, The Edison George Town provides guests with a convenient base while in George Town. It provides 3.5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

3
Jawi Peranakan Mansion
Jawi Peranakan Mansion
9.3 Excellent

0.5 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

Boasting an outdoor pool, Jawi Peranakan Mansion is located in George Town and provides comfortable accommodation. It offers 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

4
Areca Hotel Penang
Areca Hotel Penang
9.1 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

Areca Hotel Penang is located in George Town and features free Wi-Fi. It is situated a short walk from Komtar.

5
Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang
Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang
8.8 Excellent

7.0 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

Showcasing views of Penang Hill, Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa Penang is situated in Batu Ferringhi and provides an outdoor pool and a sauna so guests can unwind during their stay. Guests also have exclusive access to the CHI and Pool & Kids Pool.

6
Hotel Equatorial Penang
Hotel Equatorial Penang
8.5 Excellent

6.4 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

Hotel Equatorial Penang is set on Penang Island, and offers 5-star accommodation in addition to a waterfall pool and a butler service. There is also a fitness centre with outdoor tennis courts, a waterfall pool and a swimming pool.

7
23 LoveLane Penang
23 LoveLane Penang
9.1 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

23 Love Lane Hotel is set in George Town and is close to local landmarks, including Arulmigu Sri Mahamariamman Temple. It offers 5-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

8
Jazz Hotel Penang
Jazz Hotel Penang
8.0 Excellent

3.4 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

Jazz Hotel Penang offers 4-star accommodation in George Town. There is also a fitness centre with a swimming pool, cardiovascular equipment and a rooftop terrace.

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The Frame Guesthouse
The Frame Guesthouse
8.8 Excellent

0.3 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

The Frame Guesthouse is set in George Town and is close to nearby attractions, such as Khoo Kongsi. It also offers luggage storage, a 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi.

$8
Avg. per night
Grand Inn - Penang Road
Grand Inn - Penang Road
7.7 Good

0.2 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

Within 20 minutes' walk from Penang Ferry Terminal, Grand Inn - Penang Road provides guests with a convenient base while in George Town. It is located a short stroll from Komtar.

$11
Avg. per night
Old Penang Hotel - Trang Road
Old Penang Hotel - Trang Road
6.7 Good

0.5 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

Old Penang Hotel - Trang Road is located in George Town and provides guests with free Wi-Fi. It is also found within a five-minute walk of Komtar.

$11
Avg. per night
Ferringhi Heritage Budget Hotel
Ferringhi Heritage Budget Hotel
7.3 Good

6.9 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

Ferringhi Heritage Budget Hotel is set in Batu Ferringhi and is within a short walk of local landmarks, such as Batu Ferringhi Night Market. It also offers a 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and luggage storage.

$12
Avg. per night
Old Penang Hotel - Penang Times Square
Old Penang Hotel - Penang Times Square
7.3 Good

0.5 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

Located in George Town, Old Penang Hotel - Penang Times Square is an easy drive from Penang Hill and offers public parking on site. It also provides a 24-hour reception, free Wi-Fi and luggage storage.

$12
Avg. per night
8 Boutique By The Sea
8 Boutique By The Sea
7.8 Good

3.7 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

8 Boutique By The Sea is situated in George Town and is close to the area's popular attractions. It also offers a 24-hour reception, bicycle rental and room service.

$13
Avg. per night
Apple 1 Hotel Gurney
Apple 1 Hotel Gurney
7.1 Good

2.1 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

Apple 1 Hotel Gurney offers a comfortable setting when in George Town. It also provides laundry facilities, an express check-in and check-out feature and room service.

$13
Avg. per night
Summer Tree Hotel Penang
Summer Tree Hotel Penang
8.1 Excellent

0.7 mi from city centre, George Town Show on map

Summer Tree Hotel Penang provides comfortable 3-star accommodation in George Town. Guests also have access to free Wi-Fi and on-site parking.

$14
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Penang Island

2 stars and under

$11 - $82

Noordin Mews

#1 Most popular

Noordin Mews
9.3 Excellent
$82
Avg. per night
Grand Inn - Penang Road

#2 Most popular

$11
Avg. per night
Old Penang Hotel - Trang Road
$11
Avg. per night
3 stars

$14 - $78

Cititel Express Penang

#1 Most popular

$26
Avg. per night
Le Dream Boutique Hotel

#2 Most popular

$22
Avg. per night
Kimberley Hotel Georgetown

Best value

$14
Avg. per night
4 stars +

$21 - $305

Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang

#1 Most popular

$42
Avg. per night
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang

#2 Most popular

$36
Avg. per night
Berjaya Penang Hotel

Best value

$21
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

Where to stay in Penang Island

About Penang Island

Celebrated as the culinary capital of South East Asia, Penang Island is a foodie’s paradise. It sits off the coast of the Malay Peninsula and is anchored by the UNESCO-listed city of George Town. Beyond the city is a tropical paradise with palm-lined beaches, sleepy fishing villages, lush jungles and sprawling farmland to explore.

Things to do

Most travellers gravitate towards George Town, which once served as an important trading hub for Europe and the Middle East. Over the centuries this led to a mishmash of British colonial buildings, Chinese shophouses and sacred mosques.

The upbeat Lebuh Cintra strip is a hotspot for nightlife, while the colourful Little India neighbourhood is brimming with sari stalls, spice markets and curry houses. Nearby is the Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, one of Malaysia’s top cultural attractions.

Rising more than 800 metres above George Town, Penang Hill offers sweeping views of the island. Work up a sweat on a hiking trail, or ride the funicular to the summit. Penang is laced with beaches, with Batu Ferringhi the most popular. If you want to escape the crowds, head west to Teluk Bahang.

From oyster omelettes and seafood spring rolls to buttery croissants and beautifully decorated cupcakes, eating your way through Penang is all part of the fun. If you’re adventurous, don’t miss the street fare on Gurney Drive.

Getting around

In George Town, local buses are a quick and easy way to get around. If you’d rather not share your ride, you can hail a taxi or flag down a cycle rickshaw. If you’re confident on the roads, renting a motorbike or scooter can be a great way to explore the island. Most visitors fly into Penang International Airport, located around 16 kilometres south of George Town.

Penang Island travel FAQs

  • Where is the best place to stay in Penang Island?

    You can find several places worth visiting in Penang Island. George Town, Penang, and Batu Ferringhi are some of the most popular amongst our users.

  • What are the best hotels in Penang Island?

    Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang, rated with a score of 8.0 from 735 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Penang Island. Other top stays include Holiday Inn Resort Penang, with an average rating of 7.9 from 20 reviewers, and DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang, with a score of 8.3 from 5,191 reviewers.