Areca Hotel Penang
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Areca Hotel Penang

5 Jalan Khoo Sian Ewe, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10050
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    Areca Hotel Penang Reviews

    8.8
    Excellent
    /10
    (854 reviews)See what guests said
    9.6
    Exceptional

    "Beuatiful hotel with friendly staff."

    Andrew

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    January 10, 2019

    9.1
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 95% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Areca Hotel Penang

    Things you'll love

    • 380 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Penang

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.1
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    Exceptional location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Popular
    Nearby
  • The Camera Museum670 m
  • Khoo Kongsi810 m
  • Penang Peranakan Mansion1.3 km
  • Gurney Drive2.21 km
  • Gurney Plaza3.19 km
  • Penang Hill5.04 km
  • Kek Lok Si Temple6.64 km
  • Penang Bridge7.31 km
  • Penang National Park12.53 km
  • Escape Adventureplay Theme Park13.22 km
  • This property is in high demand!

    Booked 62 times this week | 12 travelers are looking at this property right now

    Value for money8.8
    Location rating9.1
    Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
    Distance to airport15.6 km

    Rooms available at Areca Hotel Penang

    Heritage Room
    Heritage Room
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 king bed
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    Family Suite
    Family Suite
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    • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 queen beds
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    Heritage Twin
    Heritage Twin
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • No Windows view
    • 2 single beds
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    Garden Room
    Garden Room
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 queen bed
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    Deluxe Twin Room
    Deluxe Twin Room
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    • 2 single beds
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    FAMILY SUITE (2 QUEEN SIZED BEDS)
    FAMILY SUITE (2 QUEEN SIZED BEDS)
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
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    Run of House
    Run of House
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      Heritage Room (Ground Floor)
      Heritage Room (Ground Floor)
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        Run of House
        Run of House
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          What people love about Areca Hotel Penang

          • 8.8
            Excellent
            Cleanliness

            "The room is clean and decoration is lovely."

            Peeraya

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            January 14, 2019

          • 9.6
            Exceptional
            Cleanliness

            "Baby room is clean neat and conducive for toddlers and young kids"

            Moganavel

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            January 14, 2019

          • 10.0
            Exceptional

            "Nice courtyard beautifully preserved"

            lye A.

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            December 11, 2018

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          10.0
          Exceptional

          "Staff are friendly and helpful."

          QIAOLING

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          December 31, 2018

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          9.6
          Exceptional

          "Staff were very helpful and friendly - they did their best t..."

          Shi H.

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          December 26, 2018

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          From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

          Reviews of Areca Hotel Penang from real guests

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          Agoda Reviews (854)Booking.com Reviews (1168)
          8.8
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          10
          Cleanliness9.0
          Facilities8.2
          Location9.1
          Service9.1
          Value for money8.8
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          8.4
          Excellent
          Liang from Singapore
          Couple
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

          Beautiful shophouse located near Jalan Penang”

          Good location, many of the shopping and eating spots are just across of the road. Traffic can get a little heavy on Jalan Penang but there is an overhead bridge nearby and a traffic light further down. Once you ventured across, there is the famous chendul, good food at the night market at Kimberley Street, market shopping at Pasar Chowrasta and breakfast options at Campbell Street. A few more minutes of walking will take you to Chulia area and Armenian Street where there are more things to see... The rooms are really spacious for the price paid, aircon and fan. Although there are not much tv channel options, if you're travelling with laptop

          Reviewed May 22, 2019

          Dear Liang, Thank you for staying with us. It brings us joy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Areca Hotel's location is definitely one of the many things we are very proud of. The strategic location brings valued guest like yourself to just a few steps away from must-see attractions and modern-day conveniences. We are glad that you love our rooms, we have taken note of your feedback. We look forward to welcome you back soon.

          Responded May 23, 2019
          Areca Hotel Penang
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Kerry from Australia
          Couple
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 5 nights in May 2019

          OH what a lovely little heritage hotel & walking distance to main shops ”

          Stayed in the heritage room which is on the street, a little noise at night but it didn't bother us at all Only used fans didn't need the air con this time. Room was large, clean & very quaint, had an awesome shower, Staff lovely, food very nice, PART buffet breakfast(plenty of food), paid for a latte the 1st morning and cause it was ever so nice we had one every morning. Had a dinner with no complaints at all. We stayed 5 NIGHTS which you do get a few little things added in to your stay like 4kg of washing. 20% off food in restaurant which all helps with the budget and you also get a trishaw ride which we thought was a great touch but didn't use that one this time. The free afternoon tea is a great touch too reading other reviews some may beg to differ but what more do you want it's included in your room price, you get biscuits, coffee, tea we had spring rolls one day curry puffs another day & then that lovely icecream too (3 flavours) Awesome stay! Many thanks to ALL the staff

          Reviewed May 16, 2019

          Dear Kerry, Thank you for staying with us and write us a wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you enjoy your stay with us. It is in our nature to serve you passionately and making the experience of your stay a home away from home. All of us at Areca Hotel hope to welcome you back and hopefully in the not-too-distant future.

          Responded May 16, 2019
          Areca Hotel Penang
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Sacha from Vietnam
          Couple
          Garden Room
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

          A fantastic find”

          I cannot fault this hotel in the slightest. It was very lovely and accommodating. It was only about a 10/15 minute walk to all tourist sites but there is lots going on around the hotel including amazing street art above a famous food stall. The rooms were very clean and the bed was comfy. Would definitely recommend.

          Reviewed April 27, 2019

          Dear Sacha, Thank you for staying with us. It brings us joy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Areca Hotel's location is definitely one of the many things we are very proud of. The strategic location brings valued guest like yourself to just a few steps away from must-see attractions and modern-day conveniences. We are also glad that you love our cleanliness and comfy room. We look forward to welcome you back soon.

          Responded April 28, 2019
          Areca Hotel Penang
          9.6
          Exceptional
          William from Thailand
          Couple
          Garden Room
          Stayed 1 night in April 2019

          Travel back in Time ”

          Not really much wrong with this hotel at all. Lovingly restored from it’s colonial past, received an upgraded room which was gorgeous, staff nice and local, Chinese or European breakfast. Only slight note would that hotel is on the edge of town but 10-15 mins walk gets you anywhere in the middle of town.

          Reviewed April 25, 2019

          Dear William, Thank you for choosing Areca Hotel Penang as your preferred holiday destination. We are deeply honored for having the opportunity to serve you. We look forward to welcome you back.

          Responded April 25, 2019
          Areca Hotel Penang
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Teo from Singapore
          Couple
          Garden Room
          Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

          Nice Little Boutique Hotel”

          Pretty nice colonial style boutique hotel. Room is a little small. Staff is nice and friendly. Breakfast is good but didn’t get to enjoy the complimentary tea and cakes. Within walking distance to near shops and shopping centre too. Overall it is recommended.

          Reviewed May 15, 2019

          Dear Teo, Thank you for staying with us and contributing a review. We are glad to hear that you like Areca Hotel and its colonial style boutique ambiance. We would like to recommend you our Heritage Room for your next visit. The room size is much bigger and i am sure you will love it. Glad that you enjoyed our warm hospitality service and strategic hotel location. Perhaps for your next visit, you are able to enjoy the afternoon tea. All of us in the Areca Hotel Team look forward to welcome you back.

          Responded May 16, 2019
          Areca Hotel Penang
          8.4
          Excellent
          Sharon from Singapore
          Couple
          Garden Room
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

          Excellent service”

          We were upgraded to a family suite room as the aircon was not working in the deluxe room which we booked. Deluxe room is slightly small but cosy. Family suite room is huge and has 2 aircons. Don’t expect any views as the hotel is located inside a small lane but the hotel location is superb as it’s a short walk to great local dining places as well as shopping malls like komtar, first avenue mall and prangin mall. Grabcar is available here and it’s really cheap like rm5-20 only. Hotel to airport is only rm20 and the ride takes about 30mins.

          Reviewed April 19, 2019

          Dear Sharon, Thank you for staying with us. We do apologies for air-condition issue on your original booked room. We give you a complimentary upgrade as a gesture from our end. It brings us joy to hear that you like the hotel strategic location. Areca Hotel's location is definitely one of the many things we are very proud of. The strategic location brings valued guest like yourself to just a few steps away from must-see attractions and modern-day conveniences. We look forward to welcome you back soon.

          Responded April 21, 2019
          Areca Hotel Penang
          8.4
          Excellent
          Hing from Singapore
          Family with teens
          Family Suite
          Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

          Hotel with Identity”

          Good location at the heart of Georgetown. Very friendly staffs with all smiles. Cold drinks at the lobby a plus point as Penang can be very hot all day. Free tea/coffee and snacks in the afternoon a nice touch. Hotel uses their local nutmeg fragrant body bath which personally I like the fragrance. Only downside is the early morning prayer from the nearby mosque.

          Reviewed April 11, 2019

          Dear Hing, Thank you for writing us a wonderful review, it means a lot to us. I'm sure the entire Areca Hotel Team enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. I hope your next stay is just around the corner. All of us at Areca Hotel hope to welcome you back for another wonderful stay.

          Responded April 11, 2019
          Areca Hotel Penang
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Prapapan from Thailand
          Group
          Family Suite
          Stayed 1 night in March 2019

          Good location staff are helpful. Room is very clean. Provide afternoon tea for free”

          Near Kimberly st.food Can walk to see st.art Family room is very big plenty of space and fit for 4 persons Staff are helpful and polite. Afternoon tea is free and quite good ice cream and cakes. Between Bath room and dressing room should have some curtain

          Reviewed March 23, 2019

          Dear Prapapan, Thank you for your wonderful review, it means a lot to us. We are happy to hear that you enjoy your stay with us. We are deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve you. All of us at Areca Hotel hope to welcome you back for another wonderful stay.

          Responded March 24, 2019
          Areca Hotel Penang
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Nor from Malaysia
          Family with teens
          Garden Room
          Stayed 1 night in November 2018

          Beautifully preserved hotel”

          I love Areca hotel. I love the building, the food, the environment, the room and it is easy access with walking distance to shopping district and the famous Jeruk Pak Ali & Cendol. I would definitely stay again in this hotel in the future.

          Reviewed March 19, 2019

          Dear Nor, Thank you for staying with us. It brings us joy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Areca Hotel's location is definitely one of the many things we are very proud of. The strategic location brings valued guest like yourself to just a few steps away from must-see attractions and modern-day conveniences. We are also glad that you love our delicious breakfast and our heartwarming hospitality. We look forward to welcome you back soon.

          Responded March 20, 2019
          Areca Hotel Penang
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Kenneth from Canada
          Couple
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

          Great hotel, terrific location ”

          Terrific location, modernized, heritage hotel with a gorgeous inner courtyard. Extremely friendly, helpful staff. Started the day with a great breakfast chosen from a menu with variety of Chinese, Malay, western, etc. Afternoon tea was a treat available in the courtyard. Tried the “Starters for 2” , we called it the Malaysian version of tapas (highly recommend it). Both the Heritage rooms and Heritage lofts are spacious. We asked to move to the 3rd floor because we were a little concerned about the sounds from the street level. This was cheerfully organized. We spent 5 nights in the hotel and enjoyed the street food nearby including the roti stalls right around the corner; Kimberly night stalls 10 minutes away, the refreshing cendol at the Joo Hooi restaurant 3 minutes away as well as the food and great service in the hotel’s restaurant. A well organized hotel, Assistant Manager Joven and his staff - house cleaning, front-desk, restaurant - demonstrate great teamwork. Highly reco

          Reviewed March 14, 2019

          Dear Kenneth, Thank you for staying with us and write us a wonderful review. It brings us joy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. The Areca Hotel team are deeply honored for having the opportunity to be at your service during your 5 nights stay. It is in our nature to serve you passionately and ensuring your trip to Penang is a well worth vacation. We thank you for recommending Areca Hotel, all of us are looking forward to welcome you back in the future.

          Responded March 14, 2019
          Areca Hotel Penang
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Li from Malaysia
          Family with young children
          Family Suite
          Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

          Great choice for family with young children”

          Great choice of breakfast, big portion. Well maintained children playroom. I have to take care of a 3 yr old and a 4 months old while hubby went out for work. This hotel has what I need to entertain and take care of them while waiting for hubby to join us after work. The family suite I booked was very spacious , enough space for the toddler to play around.

          Reviewed March 10, 2019

          Dear Li, Thank you for staying with us. It brings joy to all of us at Areca Hotel Team to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We appreciate your review and your ratings means a lot to us. We are deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve you. All of us at Areca Hotel Team hope to welcome you back in the future.

          Responded March 10, 2019
          Areca Hotel Penang
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Nicola from Philippines
          Solo traveler
          Garden Room
          Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

          Great little boutique hotel at the center of georgetown”

          Pretty little hotel. I requested an early check in and was given a room before noon (check in is at 3pm). The room was old style but newly renovated. Comfy bed. And every afternoon free coffee and tea and cookies and cake and ICE CREAM! Definitely value for money.

          Reviewed February 28, 2019

          Dear Nicola, Thank you for staying with us. It brings us joy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. It is in our nature to serve you passionately and ensuring your trip to Penang is a well worth vacation. We are also glad that you love our room, comfy bed, afternoon tea and of course the Ice-Cream! We look forward to welcome you back for another great stay.

          Responded March 02, 2019
          Areca Hotel Penang
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Alexander from Canada
          Solo traveler
          Garden Room
          Stayed 1 night in February 2019

          Colonial style Boutique hotel”

          Rich in history and remarkably clean and up to date facilities. Friendly service from attendants and enjoyable complimentary Afternoon Tea and cakes. Rooms are large and well furnished. Location is ideal for UNESCO old town touring with plenty of food vendors and options nearby. Only beware of a Muslim mosque which blares messages and singing (appro. 10 min.) every morning @ 6AM, which is equivalent to Bombing sirens of WWII.

          Reviewed February 28, 2019

          Dear Alexander, Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your positive ratings of the hotel, our associates and services. We have taken note of your feedback. We are deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve you. All of us at Areca Hotel hope to welcome you back.

          Responded March 02, 2019
          Areca Hotel Penang
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Boon from Malaysia
          Couple
          Garden Room
          Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

          Pleasant stay throughout 4 days 3 nights”

          Location wise, it is situated at the heart of Georgetown (Komtar, Pasar Chowrasta and famous cendol stall/shop etc within walking distance). No problem for looking for food nearby but strangely no convenience store within 2-3 minutes walking distance. Room is clean and equipped with all the basic amenities expected like fridge, hairdryer etc. Sound proofing wise is decent and the street is rather quiet at night. Parking seems not problem as it is not a busy street (shared with Majestic Theatre just right opposite of the hotel). Overall it was a pleasant stay throughout and would not hesitate to recommend.

          Reviewed May 02, 2019

          Dear Boon, Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your positive ratings of the hotel, our associates and services. We are deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve you. All of us at Areca Hotel hope to welcome you back.

          Responded May 02, 2019
          Areca Hotel Penang
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Irene from Malaysia
          Couple
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

          Casual chic, eclectic vintage with modern comfort. ”

          I love the location (great for eating & shopping), the cosy lounging areas with lovely plants, the big rooms and the efficient staff. Which overrides the fact that there is bit of inevitable noise from the main road heard in our rooms. The afternoon tea downstairs provided a nice moment for relaxing and reading, after a day's outing.

          Reviewed May 01, 2019

          Dear Irene, Thank you for staying with us and write us a wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you enjoy your stay with us. It is in our nature to serve you passionately and making the experience of your stay a home away from home. We have taken note of your feedback. All of us at Areca Hotel hope to welcome you back and hopefully in the not-too-distant future.

          Responded May 01, 2019
          Areca Hotel Penang
          8.4
          Excellent
          YONG from Singapore
          Couple
          Garden Room
          Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

          Excellent”

          Hotel is located centre of George Town I wold say. Within walking distance to Komtar and Chinatown. Staffs are all very friendly and helpful. If breakfast is fantastic and value for money. They even have afternoon tea section with biscuits, icecream, snacks and coffee tea.

          Reviewed April 26, 2019

          Dear YONG, Thank you for staying with us. It brings joy to all of us at Areca Hotel Team to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We appreciate your review and your ratings means a lot to us. We are deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve you. All of us at Areca Hotel Team hope to welcome you back for another great stay.

          Responded April 27, 2019
          Areca Hotel Penang
          9.2
          Exceptional
          Nicholas from Singapore
          Family with young children
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

          Friendly staff and good location ”

          Nice to extend my late check out request and friendly staff around.

          Reviewed May 14, 2019

          Dear Nicholas, Thank you for staying with us and write us a wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you enjoy your stay with us. It is in our nature to serve you passionately and making the experience of your stay a home away from home. All of us at Areca Hotel hope to welcome you back and hopefully in the not-too-distant future.

          Responded May 15, 2019
          Areca Hotel Penang
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Tan from Singapore
          Couple
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

          100/100”

          I love the design and layout of the hotel, the breakfast was yummy, rooms were clean, bed was comfy, location is superb. There’s really nothing much to complain about, and I would totally choose Areca again if I were to visit Penang.

          Reviewed January 26, 2019

          Dear Tan, Thank you for staying with us. It brings us joy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We are glad that you like the hotel heritage ambiance, breakfast, room and the strategic location. We appreciate your positive ratings of the hotel, our associates and services. We look forward to welcome you back to our hotel soon.

          Responded January 27, 2019
          Areca Hotel Penang
          8.0
          Excellent
          Theresa from Singapore
          Couple
          Garden Room
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

          Recommended ”

          Services & cleanlines is above expectation. Hotel is walking distance to the famous chendul, char kueh teow and near to night market as well. We walked from hotel to chew jetty. Along the way , we past by the street art.

          Reviewed January 21, 2019

          Dear Theresa, Thank you for staying with us. We are also glad that you love our warm hospitality, cleanliness and strategic location of the hotel. It is in our nature to serve you passionately and ensuring your trip to Penang is a well worth vacation. We look forward to welcome you back for another fantastic stay.

          Responded January 21, 2019
          Areca Hotel Penang
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Moganavel from Singapore
          Family with young children
          Heritage Room
          Stayed 4 nights in January 2019

          Simply awesom”

          Pros 1. Cleaniness is superb 2. Baby room is clean neat and conducive for toddlers and young kids 3. Location is superb near all the amenities and ealking dist to many areas 4. Room facilities arw like 5 star hotel 5. Staff were polite and efficent Cons If i really have to i would say that the staff knowledge on the area and places is above average as tgey try to help but also not very sure.

          Reviewed January 14, 2019

          Dear Moganavel, Thank you for staying with us. We are glad that overall you had a great stay. We have also taken note of your feedback in regards to areas that require greater attention. The Areca Hotel Team thank you for staying with us and we look forward to welcome you back in the near future.

          Responded January 15, 2019
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          • Exceptional location
          • The Camera Museum
          • Komtar Bus Terminal is within 0.38 km