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Areca Hotel Penang

"A beautiful hotel surrounded by wondeful staff in a great location."

Aini - January 11, 2021
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Areca Hotel Penang

5 Jalan Khoo Sian Ewe, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10050 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
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Close to Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
Within 680 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion 680 m
Armenian Street 710 m
Khoo Kongsi 870 m
Pinang Peranakan Mansion 1.2 km
Penang Fort Cornwallis 1.6 km
Kek Lok Si Temple 6.6 km
Batu Ferringhi Beach 11.2 km
Entopia 13.1 km
Escape Theme Park 13.2 km
Nearby landmarks
24-MI Fitness Club 140 m
Chowrasta Market 150 m
Chowraster Bazaar 180 m
Mydin's Wholesale Emporium 180 m
Morning mkt 190 m
Watsons 190 m
Batek Lah Collection 240 m
Tasting. Shop 250 m
Manuel Ukulele 250 m
Forestry Department 260 m

9.1

Exceptional

Location rating score

Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • 380 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Penang

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money8.9
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport14.8 km

Rooms available at Areca Hotel Penang

Heritage Twin
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 2 single beds
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Heritage Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed
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Family Suite
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 queen beds
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Garden Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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3D2N RayaCation Getaway Promotion - Family Suite
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 queen beds
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3D2N RayaCation Getaway Promotion - Heritage Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Heritage Loft
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • 2 single beds
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Family Suite (Bed and Breakfast)
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
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FAMILY SUITE ( 02 QUEEN SIZED BED )
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Areca Hotel Penang?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Areca Hotel Penang?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Areca Hotel Penang has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Penang with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Areca Hotel Penang?

Start your mornings right, with the à la carte, continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Areca Hotel Penang. There's an additional charge of 25 MYR for adults and 27 MYR for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Areca Hotel Penang?

Areca Hotel Penang features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. Asian cuisine is available for guests. Dishes are served in a la carte during opening hours. Light meal like soup, coffee or tea, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, vegetarian and halal diets are prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can business events be hosted at Areca Hotel Penang?

On-site venues and convenient event services make Areca Hotel Penang an ideal choice for hosting events such as conferences and meetings. The venue available at the hotel can accommodate up to 17 people. An extensive range of facilities and services including projector or LED display, free Wi-Fi, meeting stationery and audio-visual equipment is available to help your business meeting or event a successful one.

What is the smoking policy at Areca Hotel Penang?

Areca Hotel Penang does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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What people love about Areca Hotel Penang

  • 10.0

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Good location near to streefoood in georgetown penang."

    Jasman

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    January 13, 2021

  • 10.0

    Exceptional
    Location

    "People are very friendly and helpful, good location !"

    Jenn

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    September 23, 2020

  • 10.0

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Very quaint heritage hotel in a central location."

    Rizal

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    September 30, 2020

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9.1/10
Value for money score
8.9/10
Service score
9.2/10
Cleanliness score
9.1/10
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Overall rating:

8.9

Excellent
2,757 reviews
Cleanliness
9.1
Facilities
8.3
Location
9.1
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More about Areca Hotel Penang

Offering quality accommodations in the sightseeing, culture, restaurants district of Penang, Areca Hotel Penang is a popular pick for both business and leisure travelers. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

The facilities and services provided by Areca Hotel Penang ensure a pleasant stay for guests. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, taxi service, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, restaurant.

Areca Hotel Penang is home to 30 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as television LCD/plasma screen, free welcome drink, towels, closet, internet access – wireless (complimentary). Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Penang, make Areca Hotel Penang your home away from home.

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59 mentions

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44 mentions

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15 mentions

Internet

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What they offer

8.8

Excellent

"This is my 4th stay and it has been very pleasant."

CHIN

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January 11, 2021

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Breakfast options

Asian
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Restaurants on site

Areca Cafe
Cuisine:European
Menu:Buffet

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9.6
Exceptional
Nor
Family with young children
Family Suite
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

The best hotel in Penang”

Found Areca through a blog. Give it a try for my girls trip and truly fell in love with literally everything about this hotel I even brought my family to stay here again couple of weeks after my first trip. Location wise : You won’t get any better loc than Areca. Almost everything is within 5 mins walk. Hameediyah, line clear, chowrasta, roti bakar transfer rd. Roti Bakar Hutton Lane basically just steps away. Grab was easy and abundance. Room : worth every single penny. Very spacious even for family of 6 like us. Beautifully and thoughtfully decorated Spotless clean. Crisp bedlinen and good towel. No designated parking for hotel guests, this is also applied for almost all boutique hotels in georgetown. However there’s always empty spots during our stay so parking really wasn’t that big of an issue for us. Can buy the parking coupon from the hotel reception which costs us RM6 for a day pass. Truly a gem this hotel. Will always be our go to everytime we’re in Penang.

Reviewed October 30, 2019

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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. 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 soon.

Responded November 01, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Nur-Irdah from Australia
Solo traveler
Garden Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Excellent place to stay”

Areca Hotel lives up to its reviews - the staff are very friendly and helpful, the rooms clean and the location is perfect. The hotel is right by the famous Roti Bakar Hutton Lane, Penang Road famous chendol, the Apom Bakar stall and Prangin Mall. The touristy area of Georgetown is a ten minute stroll, and there are so many new hip cafes/restaurants for those who want a bit of fine dining alongside their street food. I would highly recommend staying here, and I would gladly stay here time and time again.

Reviewed November 20, 2019

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Dear Nur-Irdah, 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 the cleanliness and our heartwarming hospitality. We look forward to welcome you back soon.

Responded November 21, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
9.6
Exceptional
Weng
Solo traveler
Garden Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

To rediscover Ancestral Migrant Route & childhood memories about Penang ”

Safe & pleasant to walk & find the Landry shop where my ancestors set foot in Penang ie Kuala Kangsar Road. Found the “past neighbourhood still full of energy & activities” like the butcher & sundry shop. Convenient location to retrace my childhood memories of shopping in Campbell Street, watch movies in the Cathay & Odeon cinemas, eating road side stalls along Kimberly Lane & the chendol along Penang Road. This location is most ideal & strategic to complete my purpose. Staff is overly polite to assist & most helpful even to book a Grab to my next stay, Hotel G in Gurney. Love this row of old houses with high ceiling to create a serene & tranquil atmosphere. Nostalgic even because this lobby was the house of my schoolmate in the 1970. The room was more than adequate with delightful ancient touches, especially with the flip open windows and the most surprising ceiling fan. I enjoyed my 3D2N stay in Areca Hotel most wonderfully. Thank you

Reviewed April 09, 2019

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Dear Weng, 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 09, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
9.2
Exceptional
Sharon from United States
Solo traveler
Garden Room
Stayed 5 nights in July 2018

A beautiful hotel of nostalgia”

I love the British colonial revivial architecture of Areca Hotel. The rooms are comfortable, elegant, cozy, clean and comfortable. The staff are friendly and attentive. I stayed for 5 days and enjoyed it very much. Love the free breakfast... the Nasi Lemak is superb! It is close to the supermarket, night markets, walking distance to the museums and famous eateries. I would stay here again when I come to penang. So happy I found this hotel! Very very good! Secret- there is the best Char Siew Pau pastry, 5 mind walk along the side of the police station and at the traffic lights. Corner shop that sells all kinds of Penang pastry. They have it at 9 am and 3 pm. Go early to get it or it will be all gone!

Reviewed July 13, 2018

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Dear Ms Sharon, Thank your for your excellent review, it means a lot to us. Yes indeed our hotel is located at a very convenient location at Georgetown. 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 back for another excellent stay.

Responded July 14, 2018
Areca Hotel Penang
9.2
Exceptional
Tham from Malaysia
Couple
Garden Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

A magical stay ”

This hotel is the best by far compared to many that I've stayed in Penang before. We were there for anniversary trip n highlighted to management just so we could at least be put in a better view room but not just a better room they put us,it's the best room ever! Scented candles,beautiful swan towel decoration with roses and a bottle of complimentary sparkling juice..it is indeed a very generous efforts from them.I hope Areca hotel continue to maintain the cleanliness and authenticity of this heritage hotel. Will definitely return in future..For customers that are planning to drive,parking is public as hotel do not provide but it's no biggie compared to the beautiful stay that you will be experiencing. Double thumbs up!

Reviewed April 24, 2017

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Dear Tham, Thank you for staying with us. It brings us joy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us.We appreciate your positive ratings of the hotel, our associates and services. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel soon.

Responded October 21, 2017
Areca Hotel Penang
9.6
Exceptional
Teresa from United Arab Emirates
Couple
Heritage Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Gorgeous Heritage Hotel & Friendly Staff”

My husband and I greatly enjoyed our time at Areca Hotel. We stayed in a very spacious Heritage Room and we loved the tiling, furniture, and decor within the space and throughout the hotel. As an architect, my husband really enjoyed seeing how the space had been renovated for modern conveniences. The included breakfast was generous with the small continental breakfast buffet and an additional ala carte menu. This set us up perfectly for a day exploring George Town, and coming back for the complimentary afternoon tea was a great respite from the heat of the day's exploration. On our second day, we the hotel was gracious enough to pack a light breakfast for us to go as we needed to leave by 7 am for an excursion on the western side of the island. Unfortunately, our trip was cut short as I made an error with our flights and we had to head out a day earlier than expected. We were sad to get to spend another evening and day at Areca Hotel, but I would highly recommend this space!

Reviewed October 28, 2019

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Dear Teresa, 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 deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve you. All of us at Areca Hotel hope to welcome you back for another excellent stay.

Responded October 29, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
CHIN from Malaysia
Family with teens
Family Suite
Stayed 3 nights in December 2020

Happy Holidays in Heritage Locality”

Pleasantly surprised by the nice ambience, rich colours and stately design of Areca Hotel in a Heritage Area of Penang. Coupled with proximity of many restaurants and cafes serving up great local cuisines... Areca Hotel Penang is definitely topping up 5-Stars rating in Excellence, and Great Sights and Sounds. Cheers, Cheers and Cheers to Areca Hotel Penang.

Reviewed January 03, 2021

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Dear CHIN, It was indeed our pleasure to have you at Areca Hotel Penang. We are delighted to learn that you were truly enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you very much for highly recommending us and we look forward to welcoming you in the future.

Responded January 05, 2021
Areca Hotel Penang
8.8
Excellent
Vanessa from Singapore
Couple
Heritage Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

Good location, but not for light sleepers”

We enjoyed our stay here, it is a small hotel with attentive staff who helped us with directions, food reservations (and recommendations). The location is in the heart of Georgetown, just across the famous chendol. Great access to cafes and food areas, with the CAT bus stop nearby at the Komtar. It was a great touch by Areca hotel to offer complimentary tea daily (light refreshments and tea/coffee) which were nice. However there are some things to note: - beds/pillows were soft, so our backs hurt on our third night here - the linen gave me a rash on my face (I have sensitive skin) but this was solved once we requested a change of linen - it is located near a mosque, so there are daily morning prayers (before 6am) which woke me up as I’m a light sleeper. But of course it was easy to fall back asleep because the hotel is generally quiet - walls are quite thin and we could hear children running about in the room above. Overall, would recommend because of the location and nice staff if you are not a light sleeper.

Reviewed December 16, 2019

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Dear Vanessa, 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 ratings of the hotel, our associates and services. However we have also taken note of your feedback in regards to areas that require greater attention. We are deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve you. All of us at Areca Hotel hope to welcome you back.

Responded December 17, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
9.6
Exceptional
Tahirah from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Garden Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

A haven for writers, dreamers and solo travellers”

I was in Penang for some writing inspo and got more than what I expected from Areca Hotel with its quiet library, breezy rooms. comfortable bed, power shower and lovely staff. The location is perfect for foodies as signature Penang stalls and restaurants are within walking distance. I was quite pleased with the fact that Grab food can deliver to the hotel within minutes too. I will definitely come here again, perhaps next time to try their loft room.

Reviewed July 01, 2019

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Dear Tahirah, Thank you for your excellent 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 excellent stay.

Responded July 02, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
8.8
Excellent
Rinah from Singapore
Group
Heritage Room
Stayed 4 nights in October 2019

Great Hotel, Great Location, Great Staff”

Areca is located very near to most attractions in the heritage area in Georgetown so you can practically walk to anywhere and save on transport, though Grab is easily available and affordable. The hotel is lovely, with spacious rooms and clean. Apart from the breakfast provided (if you choose the option to include), they also serve local snacks and ice cream for tea time! Staff were very friendly, warm and helpful! I highly recommend this hotel to newbies and seasoned travellers to Penang .

Reviewed November 02, 2019

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Dear Rinah, Thank you for staying with us and write us a wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you enjoy your 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. 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 November 03, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
NOOR from Malaysia
Family with teens
Family Suite
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

💯% would recommend”

The whole experience of staying at this hotel was great and I would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone. We stayed in family suite. It's very spacious and clean. As I travelled with my father who is wheelchair-bound, I am thankful that this hotel has an elevator which makes moving easier. The staff was very helpful and I like the menu selection offered at the café. Ample parking spaces are available at the hotel but do make sure to download Penang Smart Parking app to prevent yourself from getting fined 😌 Thank you Areca Hotel for the great experience.

Reviewed July 17, 2020

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Dear NOOR, Thank you for staying with us and recommending Areca Hotel Penang. We are happy to hear that you enjoy your stay with us. It is in our nature to serve you passionately and ensuring your trip to Penang is a well worth vacation. All of us at the Areca Hotel Penang are looking forward to welcome you and your family back and hopefully in the not-too-distant future.

Responded August 08, 2020
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Gladys from Singapore
Couple
Garden Room
Stayed 3 nights in October 2019

Birthday Trip!”

I chanced upon Areca at Agoda while scrolling for hotels in Penang and saw its affordable price and decided to give it a try for our first stay experience! Was quite impressed with its cosy & nice deco in the room. Its location is really prime and easily accessible by foot to nearby eating places as well. We will definitely come back if we visit Penang in the future!

Reviewed November 20, 2019

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Dear Gladys, Thank you for choosing Areca Hotel for your birthday trip. 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 excellent 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 excellent stay.

Responded December 07, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Karen from Australia
Couple
Heritage Room
Stayed 5 nights in July 2018

Excellent heritage hotel”

This is a beautiful heritage hotel within walking distance of local attractions. The stay was excellent from check in to check out. Hotel is beautiful, well maintained, clean, peaceful and all staff were wonderful. Breakfast and afternoon coffee was included with our heritage room and had a good choice and was well presented. Room was large, very clean and had air con and fans. This is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever stayed in. Thanks for making our stay at Areca Hotel a fantastic experience and I highly recommended this hotel.

Reviewed July 12, 2018

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Dear Miss Karen, Thank your for your excellent 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 back for another excellent stay.

Responded July 14, 2018
Areca Hotel Penang
9.2
Exceptional
Steven from Netherlands
Couple
Garden Room
Stayed 4 nights in May 2019

Great stay at an amazing property”

The Areca breathes history, it is a beautifully restored building. staff was super friendly, restaurant was really delicious and the afternoon tea was a welcome break from the heat outside. Location really good too! Would definitely recommend staying here when visiting Georgetown!

Reviewed August 26, 2019

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Dear Steven, Thank you for staying with us and contributing a review. It is wonderful to know that you have enjoyed every aspect of your stay and we look forward to welcome you back for another great stay.

Responded August 26, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
9.2
Exceptional
Rachmawati from Indonesia
Couple
Garden Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

hotel with a character and perfect location”

Love our stay in Areca hotel, location is perfect, close from the heritage of georgetown and delicious eatery, the building itself is very charming, love the lobby and their detail, enjoy the room, 4-6pm complimentary tea time in the courtyard definitely something that you want to miss.

Reviewed February 18, 2019

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Dear Rachmawati, Thank you for staying with us and contributing a review. It is wonderful to know that you have enjoyed every aspect of your stay and we look forward to welcome you back for another great stay.

Responded February 20, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Tan from Malaysia
Family with teens
Family Suite
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Great Stay ”

Our family room is huge, clean & cosy. Breakfast is excellent. There is also the mini 'high-tea' set (@RM28 for 2 pax) which consists of many types of Malaysian's tea time favourites, I think this is a brilliant idea. Lunch menu is equally as good, reasonably priced & very 'Malaysian', imagine having chicken-rendang burger! Staying in Areca Hotel has made our trip much more pleasant and enjoyable, thank you.

Reviewed August 07, 2019

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Dear Tan, Thank you for your excellent 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 excellent stay.

Responded August 08, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Gek from Australia
Family with young children
Family Suite
Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

Exceptional”

We had to get a last minute booking due to a cancelled flight and so glad we found the Areca Hotel. We loved our stay here. It was very family friendly - the staff were warm and friendly and if there were any issues they saw to it straight away. The location was very convenient to everything. We couldn't fault it. Thank you Areca

Reviewed September 18, 2018

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Dear Gek, Thank you for staying with us. It brings joy to all of us at Areca Hotel Team to hear that you had an excellent stay with us. We truly appreciate your kind words about the team. It is definitely a boost for every team members every time we hear positive reviews such as this. Our 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 delicious Penang food. We are delighted to serve you and we look forward to welcome you back soon.

Responded September 19, 2018
Areca Hotel Penang
9.6
Exceptional
Siti from Malaysia
Couple
Garden Room
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Once upon a time in the land of Kapitan China & prewar townhouses era. ”

Without doubt one of my favorite hotels to stayed during my time in Penang! Upon arrival we were warmly welcomed by the staff and been served with refreshing drink. The hotel is located at very good location (the famous Roti Bakar Hutton Road, Penang Road and Pasar Chowrasta). The design and architecture are two important factors that can spoil your eyes. Experience a unique stay at the historical building which I rarely find in other places. We had two great evenings here, which obviously also added up to the experience. All respect for the general manager who does a great job here; I had issue with booking and with help of Ms Zela, Agoda Customer Experience Group, they managed to reinstated my reservation. What a true sample of excellent hospitality!

Reviewed September 03, 2019

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Dear Siti, 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 look forward to welcome you back for another great stay.

Responded September 04, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Craig from Australia
Couple
Garden Room
Stayed 7 nights in August 2017

Amazing!”

Areca is a very beautiful hotel in the centre of Georgetown. Very nice and friendly personal management style and ethical staff practice. We stayed in the small room but would definitely try the heritage room next time as it is so different and huge! Will be even better when the overpass walkway renovation just next door is competed.

Reviewed August 16, 2017

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Dear Craig, Thank you for staying with us.Your positive ratings of the hotel, our staff and services are most appreciated. We are happy to say that the overpass walkway has been completely renovated.It was a pleasure to be of service to you and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back.

Responded October 19, 2017
Areca Hotel Penang
8.8
Excellent
Nadhia from Indonesia
Couple
Garden Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Excellent Location”

The location is excellent and everything is within walking distance. The peranakan style decor is lovely and that was the main reason I chose to stay in Areca. We were staying in Garden Room and it was quite small but it was very clean, comfortable and had everything we need. The room next door was undergoing minor reparation so the noise was quite disturbing but because we didnt stay in the room during the day so it wasnt really a big deal. I would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed July 14, 2019

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Dear Nadhia, Thank you for staying with us and contributing a review. We appreciate your positive ratings of the hotel, our associates and services. We are also glad to hear that you find our Graden Room to your liking. Allow us to recommend you our Heritage Room for your next visit. The room size is much bigger and i am sure you will love it. Thank you for your understanding of our minor renovation & upgrading. We are deeply honored for having the opportunity to serve you. We look forward to welcome you back.

Responded July 15, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
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