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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

17752 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 65
Flamingo Hotel by the Beach
Tanjung Bungah,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. BBQ facilities
  8. Luggage storage
"I travel to Penang frequently, it can be difficult to find a descent hotel there, they are either extremely expensive or not very nice. Many hotels in Penang are horribly run often with my bare minimum of a clean room not being met, and often the staff can be downright miserable. But the Flamingo is the exception. The have clean, nice rooms and a friendly staff. The pool and pool bar are very relaxing, the bar tender is friendly and makes a great pina colada. The breakfast is the best I have found in Penang even at much pricier resorts. The location is great. Far from the airport but, central to Georgetown and Batu Ferringhi."
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7.7

Very good

20192 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 125
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

22761 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 116
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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8.3

Excellent

16453 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 90
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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8.3

Excellent

5904 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 39
Sunway Hotel Georgetown
Georgetown,Penang - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Bicycle rental
  3. Car park
  4. Shuttle service
  5. Fitness center
  6. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  7. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  8. Front desk [24-hour]
"This is a very good hotel. I love everything about it - its central location, the wonderful staff, the hardware (nice rooms), the non-smoking policy, the local food and taxi stand right outside the hotel, the free CAT bus you can catch at Komtar... Sunway Hotel has a non-smoking policy, though in reality there is 1 floor that allows smoking. The management could take the stand of disallowing smoking totally and make Sunway one of the very few hotels in Penang that does not allow indoor smoking. If guests are found to smoke in their rooms, the management should take strict action and insist that the guests abide by the non-smoking policy (or checkout), and verify that the misconduct is not repeated. Sunway has very nice hardware; the rooms are renovated and look new and pleasant. Coupled with a non-smoking policy and enforcement, it should appeal to contemporary travellers. The staff was very friendly, helpful and customer-oriented. I did not find any hotel employee who was lacking in service. For the other reviewers who rated them negatively, I think you need to remember that it takes two hands to clap; if you smile and ask them nicely, they will reciprocate in like manner. I thought their service was excellent. Extra info on the taxi fares - RM45 from the airport if you purchase a coupon from the airport limo counter outside the airport terminal; RM40 to the airport if you just take a taxi outside the hotel. I am a contented customer and will definitely stay at Sunway Hotel again for my next visit to Penang."
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8.2

Excellent

18410 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 76
Hotel Sentral Seaview Penang @ Beachfront
Tanjung Bungah,Penang - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Car park
  3. Shuttle service
  4. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  5. Swimming pool [outdoor]
  6. Private beach
  7. Front desk [24-hour]
  8. BBQ facilities
"I stayed for one night, and ive been to a lot of hotels in penang but i can guarantee you its the best hotel i have ever stay! Beats all the 4/5 star hotels! The room is so clean and beautiful, with a sea view.The staff is very attentive and friendly. The breakfast buffet is delicious too! I would definitely choose this hotel for my next visit"
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7.4

Very good

18028 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 65
Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort
Tanjung Bungah,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. Tennis court
  7. Check-in/out [express]
  8. Luggage storage
"This hotel/resort is the best value for money hotel in Penang. We paid half the price of hotels in Batu Ferringhi but certainly received far far better than half the value. The hotel is brilliantly located at Tanjung Bungha, halfway between Georgetown and Batu Ferringhi with the regular air conditioned rapid bus service travelling in both directions. [Georgetown RM2 & Batu Ferringhi RM1.40]. The suite we had was fantastic with views over both the bay and the hills.The pool area is terrific and the beach is good with all water sports at your disposal.We have now stayed at this hotel twice [having previously stayed at Batu Ferringhi 3 times] and we will be returning to Paradise Sandy Bay Beach Resort for our third stay in October."
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7.6

Very good

13901 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 50
Jazz Hotel Penang
Tanjung Tokong,Penang - View on map
  1. Airport transfer
  2. Valet parking
  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

3959 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 111
Eastin Hotel Penang
Bayan Lepas,Penang - View on map
  1. Valet parking
  2. Shuttle service
  3. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  4. Front desk [24-hour]
  5. Fitness center
  6. Spa
  7. Luggage storage
  8. Swimming pool [outdoor]
" our family of five stayed for one night only.The title says it all.it might not the best 4 star hotel in Penang. but is the most reasonable priced 4 star hotel. we enjoy our stay there. The staff and services are good. Etan hotel is not near the beach and town.The room were clean and the room smells clean and fresh the hotel beside the biggest and shopping mall. "
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8.2

Excellent

7608 reviews

Avg price per night
USD 114

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 40. 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 73.

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 Memphis by Journal Georgetown, Some Place Else and seaview hostel.

What are the most popular hotels in Penang?

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

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?

Resorts that have a private beach located Penang which are well rated include Ocean 27 Batu Ferringhi Shamrock Beach 6 Bedroom 22pax with Pool and Private Luxury Beachfront Heaven.

What are the preferred wheelchair accessible resorts located in Penang?

Wheelchair-accessible accommodations located in Penang which are very highly rated include Friendly Homestay and Mansion Holiday Villa.

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.