8.3
Excellent
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Housekeeping18
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8.6

Excellent

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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
Batek Lah Collection 70 m
Mydin's Wholesale Emporium 190 m
Tasting. Shop 200 m
Hong Giap Hang 210 m
Australian Consulate General 230 m
Chowrasta Market 240 m
Chowraster Bazaar 280 m
Oriental Arts & Antiques 300 m
Equator Academy of Art 300 m
Happy Holidays tours 310 m
Nearby landmarks
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion 510 m
Armenian Street 800 m
Khoo Kongsi 990 m
Pinang Peranakan Mansion 1.2 km
Penang Fort Cornwallis 1.5 km
Kek Lok Si Temple 6.7 km
Batu Ferringhi Beach 11.1 km
Entopia 13.04 km
Escape Theme Park 13.12 km
Hotel Penaga

"The Penaga is well situated in Georgetown and the rooms are really well maintained."

Ross - September 26, 2019
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Hotel Penaga

Corner of Jalan Hutton & Lebuh Clarke, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10050 - See map
Property highlights
Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
Within 510 m of property
  • 660 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Penang

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money8.1
Distance to city center0.7 km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport15.1 km

Rooms available at Hotel Penaga

Excellent
Room comfort & quality
8.8
Clarke Terrace House with Private Outdoor Jacuzzi
Clarke Terrace House with Private Outdoor Jacuzzi
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  • Room size: 140 m²/1507 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed & 2 single beds
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Transfer 1-Bedroom Suite with Jacuzzi and Balcony
Transfer 1-Bedroom Suite with Jacuzzi and Balcony
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  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Two Bedroom Family Suite
Two Bedroom Family Suite
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed and 2 single bed...
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Hutton Deluxe Twin Room with Jacuzzi and Balcony
Hutton Deluxe Twin Room with Jacuzzi and Balcony
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Hutton Deluxe Twin Room with Jacuzzi
Hutton Deluxe Twin Room with Jacuzzi
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds
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Penaga Two-Bedroom Family Suite
Penaga Two-Bedroom Family Suite
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  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed & 2 single beds
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Transfer 1-Bedroom Suite with Jacuzzi
Transfer 1-Bedroom Suite with Jacuzzi
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Hutton Deluxe King Room with Jacuzzi and Balcony
Hutton Deluxe King Room with Jacuzzi and Balcony
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  • Room size: 38 m²/409 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Hutton Deluxe King Room with Jacuzzi
Hutton Deluxe King Room with Jacuzzi
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Hutton Deluxe Twin Room with Jacuzzi and Balcony
Hutton Deluxe Twin Room with Jacuzzi and Balcony
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 2 single beds
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Penaga?

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 Hotel Penaga?

Parking is available for an additional charge.

What is the smoking policy at Hotel Penaga?

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

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What people love about Hotel Penaga

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location

    "We enjoy our stay here as it is very near to lots of famous stall in Penang."

    Ahmad

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    October 24, 2019

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Worth for money as their location is easy access to many local nice food."

    YEAN

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    June 2, 2019

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "We had the Clarke suite, which was huge (actually a real 2-floor house)."

    nadia

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    July 25, 2019

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8.8/10
Review score - United States
8.9/10
Room size
56 sqm.
Service score
8.6/10
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Overall rating:
8.3
Excellent
1,483 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Facilities
7.8
Location
8.6
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Great location, decorated to match old historical house but ...
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More about Hotel Penaga

Located in the heart of GeorgeTown, Penang, this heritage boutique hotel blends in the mixture of historical and modern elements to create a unique stay. All the rooms come with large bedrooms and a living room. Every bathroom has a Jacuzzi spa bath and a separate shower. The Traditional Terrace Houses has a private courtyard including alfresco dining and a spacious balcony overlooking the magnificent garden view. Hotel Penaga also features a veranda restaurant, a lap pool, and spa where guests can relax after a tiring day of networking. For beauty conscious guests, the hotel also offers a beauty salon to keep your looks perfect all day long. Hotel Penaga humbly awaits your visit with eager anticipation.

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Breakfast
64 mentions
Housekeeping
35 mentions
Swimming Pool
22 mentions
Food & Dining
20 mentions

What they offer

9.2
Exceptional

"Love their deco in the room and you will feel like staying a..."

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Breakfast options

Asian
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Restaurants on site

The Cinnamon
Cuisine:International
Menu:Buffet

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Overall rating
8.3
Excellent
From 1483 reviews
8.7Room comfort and quality
8.6Location
8.6Service
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Room comfort and quality8.8
Service8.6
Value for money8.1
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8.8
Excellent
Lea from Philippines
Couple
Hutton Deluxe King Room with Jacuzzi and Balcony
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Good value for money, good service and location in Georgetown”

I'm glad I was able to get a good deal with Agoda for Hotel Penaga. My husband and I went for a short holiday in Penang and we wanted a nice, affordable hotel that had that old world charm and was well located so we can easily get around Georgetown. Hotel Penaga is within walking distance from some good hawker centers, restaurants and cafes so its location is convenient. The staff were helpful and friendly from check-in to check-out. The room was nicely decorated and was comfortable and cozy. The free stuff at the mini-bar, and free afternoon tea (free tea, coffee and some biscuits/local pastries) at the restaurant were a pleasant surprise. There was a decent selection of food at the buffet breakfast and the brewed coffee was good!

Reviewed September 25, 2018
9.7
Exceptional
Juhasli from Malaysia
Couple
Hutton Deluxe King Room with Jacuzzi
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Best hotel in the world?”

Large classy room, friendly staff, architecture

Agoda asked me if this hotel the best in the world? My answer is a big YES (although I admit I haven't been to every hotel in the world). It's what every 5 or 6 star hotel should be (by the way Hotel Penaga was rated as 4 stars). Big and classy room with comfy bed. Big bathroom with separate shower and a large jacuzzi tub. High-speed wifi and free mini bar items. The location is right in the middle of Georgetown heritage area. The architecture is stunning and the staff was very friendly. I've stayed in more expensive hotels and gave glowing reviews for them but believe me, Hotel Penaga still beats them all.

Reviewed December 10, 2014
9.2
Exceptional
Timothy from United States
Family with young children
Hutton Deluxe King Room with Jacuzzi and Balcony
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

Wonderful boutique hotel in heart of Georgetown”

Our stay at Hotel Penaga was a wonderful respite after a disappointing experience at the previous place we stayed in Penang. The location is wonderful if you are looking to experience the street life of Georgetown. The room itself was quite nice, with a wonderful balcony to enjoy the evenings. I had seen previous complaints about the breakfast, but we found it very good, with nice, fresh variety. The pool is tiny, but that was okay. The staff were unfailingly kind and made our stay a very positive experience-when we make it back to Georgetown, this will be the place we look to stay at!

Reviewed December 27, 2018
9.0
Exceptional
Wendy from Australia
Family with teens
Stayed 3 nights in October 2011

Historic charm and modern comfort”

cleverly renovated and beautifully appointed, lovely staff, lots of small luxuries included

Hotel Penaga is a truly lovely small hotel conveniently located just off Jalan Penang in the middle of Georgetown. While our room was a little exposed to road noise(others would not be), the room and hotel facilities more than compensated. Every staff member we met was warmly helpful. Breakfast was included, free wi-fi available on each floor, and a free internet computer available in the library - yes with a selection of quality books to borrow and read. Even the contents of the mini-bar were complimentary(refills were not.) While not a cheap stay, the quality and comfort we experienced make it memorable.

Reviewed October 13, 2011
9.0
Exceptional
Ilse from Austria
Couple
Transfer 1-Bedroom Suite with Jacuzzi and Balcony
Stayed 1 night in June 2014

Lovely suite in a great hotel - returning guest”

room, bar, bathroom

This was my second stay at hotel Penaga. Depending on whether I want to spend little or more money on my accommodation when I am in Penang I either stay at the Hutton Lodge across the street (very affordable) or at Penaga (very beautiful). This time we had the transfer suite, a beauty on its own, with two balconies, and a beautiful room, and bathroom. The sitting room is tiny, the breakfast not so good, but all else is very very nice. And the shower is also great. Will come back again. The suite we stayed in was on the second floor, in an adjacent building, without elevator. But they carry your suitcases. All you need to do is walk up. And the view and the suite are worth the effort.

Reviewed June 23, 2014
9.7
Exceptional
Kevin from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in March 2011

Amazing new hotel in good location”

Extremely comfortable rooms and great staff

we originally booked 2 nights at the hotel penaga but ended up staying 4 as we liked the hotel and penang so much. the rooms are spacious with comfortable beds, large and well equipped bathrooms and beautiful wall art and furnishings. the staff were extremely helpful and treated us like vips even though we arrived early and were backpacking. the staff booked our onward transport and also contacted agoda on our behalf to change the date of our booking. there is free internet and the breakfast selection was continental or local cuisine plus fresh fruit. this was one of the best hotels i have stayed and was well worth the relatively expensive price.

Reviewed April 13, 2011
9.3
Exceptional
Santaflor from Australia
Group
Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

Gorgeous boutique accommodation in Georgetown”

Very helpful and friendly staff, great location in the heart of Georgetown, beautiful ambiance, lovely and well-decorated rooms

Had a wonderful two-night stay at Hotel Penaga. It is not very big and grand as it is boutique accommodation, but this certainly adds to it's charm and coziness. The hotel is done up in lovely, natural decors. The room we stayed at was amazing, large super-comfortable bed and a jacuzzi tub, with modern amenities. Buffet breakfast included in the package was delicious! Also loved the location, quite central in Georgetown, so it was a bit noisy, but not very bothersome. Only weird thing was the hotel pool, which is situated right next to the restaurant windows, a bit weird to be seen swimming by diners. But all in all a fantastic hotel, truly recommend it!

Reviewed August 28, 2012
9.3
Exceptional
Jean-Noel from France
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in March 2012

Great hotel near the historic center”

Atmosphere, service

hotel penaga is a very nicely renovated old house, close to the historical center of georgetown. the rooms are quite spacious and well decorated. the staff is very friendly and helpful (e.g. our flight was in the evening, but despite having checked out they let us use a room for a shower before heading to the airport). the bar is very cosy, and the restaurant is very bright. only drawback was the room facing the main road. it was therefore quite noisy, and required ear plugs to sleep. i would therefore advise to take a room with balcony or the bigger rooms, which are all facing the inner courtyard and its quiet.

Reviewed March 29, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
nurdiyana from Malaysia
Couple
Hutton Deluxe Queen Room with Jacuzzi
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Exceptional”

That’s what I kept telling myself as I scrolled through hundreds of choices for hotels in penang. I am so glad that I chose the penaga. From the warm greeting at reception our stay was perfect. . It is beautiful, well organised, has lovely rooms with view and fabulous baths, and a pool. Service in the hotel was faultless and I thought the staff were absolutely wonderful and a credit to the company. I would not single out a particular member of staff as all were unfailingly polite, happy and wanted to make our stay as memorable as possible. It felt like everyone was interested in us and wanted to do anything they could to make it better. They succeeded -

Reviewed June 20, 2019

Dear Nurdiyana, Greetings from Hotel Penaga. Thank you for having chosen Hotel Penaga as your choice of accommodation during your recent trip to Penang. It was a pleasure having you here. Thank you very much for staying with us. We are certainly glad that we have lived up to your expectation during your recent stay with us. We would like to let you know that we are appreciated of your support and we look forward to the pleasure of being service to you again.

Responded July 04, 2019
Hotel Penaga
8.7
Excellent
Khadijah from Australia
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in June 2013

Well designed hotel in the heart of Georgetown”

Great location, attentive staff and beatifully furnished hotel

Hotel Penaga was a pleasant surprise from the usual standard in Malaysia. A refurbished and redesigned set of two adjacent corner blocks, it is beautifully designed and much fun to explore. The staff are amazingly friendly and always happy to recommend the "best" food joints in Penang. We stayed in one of the standard rooms (Hutton 29) and were pleasantly surprised to find a decently sized bathroom with spa. The bed was large and comfortable with great high speed wireless access (of course with the usual glitches which were corrected quickly). Again, the beautiful furniture was noticable, with large chests and wooden cupboards aligning the walls. However the food leaves something to be desired. It does comparably well in the Western food department, but its local food is below par. It is directly opposite a great local joint that is open quite late so it's not much of a problem. Overall, a hotel I will definitely recommend and hopefully return to.

Reviewed July 11, 2013
8.7
Excellent
David from Australia
Couple
Stayed 5 nights in January 2012

Nice historical hotel”

Unique Rooms

We stayed at Hotel Penaga for 5 nights. It's a really nice hotel - there's a lot of thought and detail put into old colonial style and artwork and room decor are pretty cool. And whilst the room is old, it's still comfortable. Location wise, a short walk will take you to many of the Penang tourist attractions. The bus station is 3 minutes around the corner, although to be honest Penang public transport is decidedly ordinary. The hotel restauarant is ok - breakfast isn't the best ever but there's western and asian options available.

Reviewed January 29, 2012
8.7
Excellent
pornchai from Thailand
Couple
Stayed 1 night in June 2012

Cleverly design”

large bathroom and great breakfast

This hotel is an outstanding mid-range with balance of historical and contemporary design. The building itself is a modified old structure, it located in a walking distance of Georgetown Historical core. However, the hotel is equipped with all modern comfort. the design is pleasing the eyes. Not purely historical but actually a nicely twisted style with flashy color artwork and handsome furniture. I love the selections of artwork and plant in their backyard garden. One thing that Hotel Penaga should upgrade is their amenities. If they have such gorgeous hotel, nice staffs, good kitchen and want to attracted the flash packer in a long run, then they must invest in wider range of toilet amenities...

Reviewed July 05, 2012
10.0
Exceptional
Virginia from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in May 2014

A gem of a place with wonderful service”

friendly and helpful staff, beautiful and private room

Hotel Penaga was the perfect place to stay on our recent weekend trip to Penang for my husband's birthday. The staff were fantastic - helpful, responsive and smiley both on email and in person. The room was fantastic, very spacious and private, and the garden surroundings really make this place special. Hire a bike along Chulia St to get around the street art and delicious foodstalls in the old quarter, and cool off in the pool when you get back!

Reviewed May 27, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
Yee from Malaysia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in June 2011

Great Niche Hotel”

New, Warm, Unique

Hotel Penaga turned out to be a great gem in the heart of Penang...would recommend to anyone who has the budget for it. It is considered a little pricey but it was worth it. Unfortunately thrifty personality will not appreciate the intangible and the art of green building and tactfully preservation of the colonial building for this price point.

Reviewed June 08, 2011
9.3
Exceptional
Yan from Singapore
Group
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

Enjoyable stay with excellent staff service”

Large rooms with Jacuzzi Bath; Central Location; Cozy Ambience

I am glad to have chosen Hotel Penaga although it was our first trip to Penang (with 3 other travel buddies). We totally enjoyed our stay at the hotel, with its spacious rooms and large bathrooms. The staff provided excellent service and were able to attend to our queries. Highly recommend this hotel to people who enjoyed the cozy ambience of a refurbished colonial shophouse.

Reviewed December 18, 2013
8.3
Excellent
Ville from Finland
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

Great hotel with nice location”

Room, location, atmosphere

we are a couple with 18 months old daughter. we chose penaga hotel for our 3 day trip to penang. and we are very pleased with our decision. we originally booked hutton deluxe with balcony but got upgraded to transfer suite. this was really nice surprise as the room was very nice! the room was big and spacious. the decoration was very nice and we found a good spot for the baby cot in the room. there were 2 rooms one more like a foyer with tv and sofa and the second which was the main bedroom. this was good as we could watch tv while the baby was sleeping. toilet was also nicely quipped. there was no elevator to the room but that did not matter as the hotel staff was friendly and helped us with the luggage. overall the room was lovely and really worth the money. even with normal price. only complaint that we had about the room was the noise of traffic coming from the streets. luckily the traffic during the weekend was not that bad but still bit disturbing. breakfast was slightly disappointing. this was mostly because there was too few staff to refills food. quality of the food was ok.

Reviewed January 02, 2013
8.7
Excellent
Otoakira from Japan
Family with young children
Stayed 3 nights in November 2012

Beautifully unique hotel in an ideal location”

boutique hotel, great location, good staff performance, jacuzzi spa bath!!

hotel penaga is ideally located, within 10 mins walking distance from komtar and popular food stalls like red garden and new world park. rooms are beautifully styled with antique furniture, and i must say that we enjoyed a jacuzzi spa bath a lot! the service staff are generally friendly, too. probably the buffet breakfast is the only thing that didn't tick the box, but this might be because the hotel doesn't expect the guests to have a big breakfast, and instead hit the road for yummy street food that penang is known for. overall, great stay, though.

Reviewed November 16, 2012
8.8
Excellent
Selva from Singapore
Family with young children
Penaga Two-Bedroom Family Suite
Stayed 3 nights in December 2019

Penaga Hotel - Best fit for Penang”

We really enjoyed our stay at the classic Penaga Hotel. The room was spacious and the bed was comfortable. The hotel was ideally located near many places of interest and eateries, making it easy for us to take in what Penang had to offer. We enjoyed our long walks and explored much of Penang because of the location of the hotel.

Reviewed October 15, 2020
8.4
Excellent
Kelly from Singapore
Group
Transfer 1-Bedroom Suite with Jacuzzi
Stayed 2 nights in August 2018

Lovely Heritage Building in the Middle of It All!”

For a weekend getaway from Singapore, I booked 4 rooms at Penaga Hotel for a group of 8 adults (3 Hutton Deluxe and 1 Transit Suite). We were pleased to arrive with an upgrade to the Clarke Terraces for two of the rooms, part of a full two-story terrace house to ourselves. The downstairs living room was a great socializing and meeting place for the group before going out together. The original Transit Suite was beautiful and spacious, but if you are in the lower floor, you will hear people walking on the old creaky wood floors above you all day and all night. We ended up switching to another Transit Suite on the top floor. The staff was very accommodating and we enjoyed that room much better. Breakfast was pretty basic , but satisfied us. I'd recommend checking out the cute cafes around Penang instead. Overall, the hotel was great for what we wanted!

Reviewed August 24, 2018
8.7
Excellent
Ho from Hong Kong
Couple
Stayed 1 night in September 2012

Lovely hotel in the heart of Georgetown”

Location, deco, atmosphere

We had a great stay at hotel Penaga. It's a lovely hotel with beautiful deco and furnitures. Both the bedroom and the bathroom were super clean. Very convenient location - just 3 minute walk away from Campbell street and to convenient store Hotel staffs were friendly and helpful. The complimentary breakfast was delicious. My husband ordered hot chocolate in place of thr complimentary coffe. We only discovered that we needed to pay the normal price for it. (it'd be nice if they can tell us in advance then decide whether to put in the order or not) Wifi was not fully functioning in our room as we were assigned to a room at the end of the corridor.

Reviewed September 19, 2012
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