Penang Travel Tips And Things To Do In Penang



While in Penang, whatever your style of travel, your budget or your interests, you will find a wide range of accommodation to suit your needs. It doesn't really matter which part of the island you choose to stay as it only takes about 30 - 45 minutes to drive from north to south, or vice versa.


Review the accommodation options and things which you can do within the hotel vicinity. There may be numerous places of sightseeing interest conveniently located nearby for exploring. Beach resort hotels are much recommended if you are planning a rejuvenating vacation in Penang Island.


It is advisable to book your hotel accommodation in advance before your trip, especially during year end school holidays and festivals. 




Penang Heritage Hotels Boutique hotels beautifully restored from pre-war shop-houses in Georgetown
Penang Cheap Hotels Budget hotels or motels with very low room rates, as low as RM20.00
Georgetown Hotels Around the city areas and sea waterfront , rating from 2 - 5 stars
  Eastern & Oriental Hotel     Bayview Hotel Georgetown 
Penang Beach Resort Hotels Along the seafront of the Northern shoreline  ; About 30 minutes drive from the city
  Bayview Beach Resort Hotel    Golden Sands Resort    Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa Hotel
Penang Hill Hotel Located about 830 metres above sea level in the breezy cool hill side.
Penang Airport Surroundings Vicinity of  Airport, Bayan Lepas, Bayan Baru, Bukit Jambul , Queensbay
  Hotel Equatorial Vistana Hotel
Pulau Jerejak Resort: Small island off the south-east coast of Penang , takes 10 minutes to cross over by ferry
Mainland Penang Takes about 20 minutes to cross over by Penang Ferry. The hotels are located in the town of Butterworth, Seberang Jaya and Bukit Mertajam.


Service Apartments Caters for travellers who want to be able to do their own cooking and laundry.  Most of the units are complete with self-catering facilities and are service regularly. Economical lodging option when taking 2 or 3 rooms unit on sharing basis.
Motels & Guesthouse Mostly located in the surroundings of Georgetown. 'Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion'  is much recommended as a heritage mansion with deluxe living facilities.
Home-Stay Accommodation Home-stay is slowly gaining popularity in Penang Tourism. For enquiries on home-stay, you are advised to dial Tel : 04- 250 5502 ( Penang Tourism ) for assistance and proper directions on licensed home-stay premises that are safely approved for accommodation.

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