Boutique hotels and stylish stayovers are taking over the Penang landscape, leaving travelers with so many choices to stay the night. Sum that up with the destination’s love for heritage preservation and cultural vibe, every traveler we know will head up north wherever they have the chance.


Credit: giphy

Whether you call yourself a beach bum, a city slicker, a heritage buff or a family of travelers, we have just the right place for you to take it slow after a long day of Penang exploration!

Beach Bums

1. Lone Pine Hotel

For a burst of sunshine in your Penang getaway, escape to the sandy beach of Batu Ferringhi and stay the night at Lone Pine Hotel. This beachside boutique resort is decorated with colonial charm, blue-tiled swimming pool, and a shortcut to the beach.


Credit: Lone Pine Hotel Penang

Beach bums, like you, will definitely enjoy lounging at the room’s separate daybed that comes with a partial view of the Andaman Sea and glimpses of the beach. Don’t get too caught up by the relaxing landscape because there’s a lovely restaurant to dine and a gym to burn those calories too.


Credit: Lone Pine Hotel Penang

#HHWT Tip: Check out the local night market that is situated outside of Lone Pine Hotel

Address: Lone Pine Hotel, 97, Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Penang
Rates: Room rates are from RM395/night
Contact: +604 886 8686
Email: style@lonepinehotel.com

Website | Facebook | Instagram

Make your reservation here!

 

2. PARKROYAL Penang Resort

‘Revel in the sun, sand and sea,’ said PARKROYAL Penang Resort and that is exactly what you should do! Their seaside landscape is so spectacular that it’ll make you forget about the workload you left behind.


Credit: PARKROYAL Penang

With everything from large beds to en suite bathrooms, modern comforts come guaranteed when you book a room at PARKROYAL. However, with the fun you’re about to get from their award-winning Gregory Spa and spacious swimming pool, we hope you have some time to utilize your complimentary Wi-Fi too.


Credit: PARKROYAL Penang

#HHWT Tip: Swing by the nearby night market and local restaurants that are peppered at PARKROYAL’s doorsteps

Address: PARKROYAL Penang Resort, Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Penang
Rates: Room rates are from RM405/night
Contact: +604 881 1133
Email: enquiry.prpen@parkroyalhotels.com

Website | Facebook | Instagram

Make your reservation here!

 

Heritage Buffs

3. 23 LoveLane

If Penang’s heritage value leads you to Georgetown, 23 LoveLane will be love at first sight😍 Housed in a heritage building that survived two World Wars, renovations were made to give this 10-room hotel a fresh facelift in 2011.


Credit: 23 LoveLane Hotel, Penang

Decked out in bright and quaint furnishing, families can stay the night at Indian Shop House and solo travellers will find the Stewart Suite to be utterly comfortable. This heritage stay is also well-facilitated with free Wi-Fi, evening turndown service, premium toiletries, ensuite bathroom, and much more!


Credit: 23 LoveLane Hotel, Penang

Address: 23, Love Lane, 10200 Georgetown, Penang
Rates: Room rates are from RM800/night
Contact: +604 262 1323
Email: enquiry@23lovelane.com

Website | Facebook | Instagram

Make your reservation here!

 

4. Ren i Tang

Within this century-old Early Straits eclectic-styled building is a cosy heritage inn named Ren I Tang (translation: The Hall of Benevolence). This iconic building once housed the famous Yin Oi Tong Chinese Medical Hall since 1885 and today, you will sense the 124 years of history etched on their walls.


Credit: @jasonthome on Instagram

The living quarters are beautifully segmented into different rooms, which are filled with amenities such as lovely beds, eco-friendly toiletries, books and magazines, and Astro satellite channels. Head downstairs to Bistro Tang for refreshing drinks and Macam-Macam souvenir shop for street art-themed notebooks to take home.


Credit: @kerolizwan on Instagram


Credit: @ikhwan.razali on Instagram

#HHWT Tip: Head over to the nearby Little India for saree shopping and nasi briyani lunch

Address: Ren i Tang, 82-A Lebuh Penang (Penang Street), 10200 Georgetown, Penang
Rates: Room rates are from RM220/night
Contact: +604 250 8383
Email: info@renitang.com

Website | Facebook

Make your reservation here!

 

5. Seven Terraces

Dramatically outfitted with traditional Chinese architecture, staying the night at Seven Terraces is a dream for many. You’ll be blown away by the beautifully quaint rooms that reside with the 19th-century Anglo-Chinese terrace houses.


Credit: Seven Terraces – Penang

Honeymooners will appreciate the Terraced Duplex Suite that is made for two. Families, on the other hand, will have a tough time choosing between the Argus or Stewart Apartment that comes with a spacious lounge, sleeping area as well as delicious breakfasts and afternoon teas.


Credit: Seven Terraces – Penang

#HHWT Tip: Seven Terraces is within walking distance from local attractions such as The Camera Museum, Penang State Museum, and Masjid Kapitan Keling

Address: Seven Terraces, Stewart Lane, 10200 Georgetown, Penang
Rates: Room rates are from RM795/night
Contact: +604 261 8888
Email: booking@georgetownheritage.com

Website | Facebook | Instagram

Make your reservation here!

 

City Slickers

6. Glow Hotel Penang

Splashed with vibrant artworks and pop art theme, Glow Hotel Penang taps into the state’s artistic side and we love them for it! Just a walking distance from KOMTAR, this cheerful hotel puts you right in the heart of Georgetown where the public transportation is buzzing about.


Credit: Glow Penang

It’s easy to sense the good vibes from their bright and sunny rooms☺️ Perfect for solo travellers and families – every room comes with complimentary Wi-Fi, high pressure shower, comfortable beds, and access to a very yummy breakfast.


Credit: Glow Penang

#HHWT Tip: Take a 15-minute walk to KOMTAR where Georgetown’s main public transportation hub is located

Address: Glow Hotel Penang, 101, Jalan Macalister, Georgetown, 10400 Penang
Rates: Room rates are from RM165/night
Contact: +604 226 0084
Email: info.penang@glowhotels.com

Website | Facebook

Make your reservation here!

 

7. G Hotel

Anyone who fancies a comfortable stay near Gurney Drive will have G Hotel rank high on their list. Decked out in contemporary vibes with trendy furniture to match, this sleek hotel is a favourite among business and leisure travellers!


Credit: G Hotel Gurney

Find your home away from home at G Hotel where each room is thoughtfully prepared with free Wi-Fi connectivity, complimentary drinks and snacks, comfortable beds, and en suite bathroom. Sit back in your room’s chaise lounge to truly appreciate the evening horizon at Gurney Drive.


Credit: G Hotel Gurney

#HHWT Tip: G Hotel is situated within walking distance from G Plaza and Gurney Paragon shopping malls as well as the famous Gurney Drive Hawker Centre.

Address: G Hotel, 168A Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang
Rates: Room rates are from RM421/night
Contact: +604 238 0000
Email: g4u@ghotel.com.my

Website | Facebook

Make your reservation here!

 

Family-friendly

8. Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Set in Batu Ferringhi, we can always count on Hard Rock Hotel Penang to host our fun and exciting adventures in Penang. While this luxury resort is made for travellers looking for an authentic Hard Rock experience, the hotel also caters to the kids and you won’t believe the amount of kid-friendly activities lined up.


Credit: Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Reserve a stay at the Roxity Kids Suite that comes with Play Station 3, children’s toys and books, kids-focused mini bar, Roxity branded kids bathrobe, and blockbuster movies. Your little ones can also hang out at the Roxity Kids Club or swing by Rock Spa for a bubble gum body scrub and chocolate sundae body mask😮


Credit: Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Address: Hard Rock Hotel Penang, Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Penang
Rates: Room rates are from RM341/night
Contact: +604 881 1711
Email: info.penang@hardrockhotels.net

Website | Facebook | Instagram

Make your reservation here!

 

9. Shangri-La Golden Sands Resort

Perched in Batu Ferringhi, Shangri-La Golden Sands Resort is another family-friendly stay over that is perfect for families with kids in tow. Enveloped by lush greenery, every room is designed with a lovely balance of traditional touches and modern comfort.


Credit: Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

While Mummy and Daddy enjoy a round of water sports, the children can hang out at the Adventure Zone and Splash Zone for fun slides as well as the Cool Zone Kids Club for games and art classes.


Credit: Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Address: Shangri-La Golden Sands Resort, Batu Feringgi Beach, 11100 Penang
Rates: Room rates are from RM390/night
Contact: +604 886 1911

Website | Facebook

Make your reservation here!

 

10. Hotel Jen

Smacked in the heart of Georgetown, Hotel Jen’s modern and spacious rooms are one of many perks that they’re best known for. Especially when you have spent the entire day exploring this heritage city, Hotel Jen is the perfect place for you and your family to while away while still being close to the city’s hustle and bustle.


Credit: Hotel Jen Penang

This family-friendly hotel is well-facilitated with free Wi-Fi, outdoor swimming pool, steam bath, sauna, dining options, and hair salon. If you’re planning to step away from the city for a bit, take the free shuttle bus to the Batu Ferringhi beach for some sun, sand, and sea😌


Credit: Hotel Jen Penang

#HHWT Tip: Hotel Jen offers free daily shuttle bus to Golden Sands Resort, so you can use the pool facilities there and check out Batu Ferringhi beach too!

Address: Hotel Jen Penang, Jalan Magazine, 10300 Georgetown, Penang
Rates: Room rates are from RM272/night
Contact: +604 262 2622

Website | Facebook

Make your reservations here!

 

Budget-friendly

11. Queen’s Hostel

Within walking distance from the famed Chulia Street and the Clan Jetties is a charming stayover named Queen’s Hostel. Dubbed as Penang’s first female-friendly hostel, their vibrant tent-styled bedrooms are a refreshing departure from the usual bunk beds that every backpacker is accustomed to.


Credit: Queen’s Hostel

With a draw of curtains for privacy, every tent is fitted with cosy duvets, a thick mattress, and a reading light. Apart from the free Wi-Fi connectivity, hostel guests will find the full-length mirror, salon-grade hair dryer and OPI nail polishes to be well thought-out.


Credit: Queen’s Hostel

Address: Queen’s Hostel, 20 & 22, Lebuh Queen, 10200 Georgetown, Penang
Rates: Room rates are from RM59/night
Contact: +6013 489 6218
Email: booking@queenshostel.my

Facebook | Instagram

Make your reservation here!

 

12. Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel

With the UNESCO Heritage Zone of Georgetown as their exploration ground, Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hotel’s strategic location, affordable rates, and friendly service makes it popular among budget travellers.


Credit: @ryokanmuntri on Instagram

Sectioned into dormitories and private rooms, Ryokan Muntri features standard amenities such as cosy beds, shared bathrooms, and common kitchen facilities. You can even hang out at the lounge area to meet new friends or pick up free cookies from the counter!


Credit: @bookworm.travel on Instagram


Credit: @ninaerpan on Instagram

Address: Ryokan Muntri Boutique Hostel, 62 Lebuh Muntri, 10200 Georgetown, Penang
Rates: Room rates are from RM35/night
Contact: +604 250 0287
Email: enquiries@ryokanmuntri.com

Website | Facebook | Instagram

Make your reservation here!

 

Penang has plenty of space for city slickers, heritage buffs, travelling families, and beach bums to take a break after spending the day on street food and sightseeing. If you’re looking for a weekend stayover in Penang, we hope our suggestions will help you find the perfect home away from home☺️

One comment

Avatar
Plan trips better with our new mobile app!