Penang is probably the biggest tourist hotspot in Malaysia. Not surprising that you will find here a wide range of Penang Hotels. From dirt cheap to crazy expensive, Penang has them all. There are 4 main areas to stay.
At the end of the page we offer also a selection of guesthouses and hostels in Penang.
Batu Ferringhi is the main and most popular beach area in Penang. Not surprisingly it's here where you find some of the best and oldest hotels in Penang. In fact, the oldest hotel in Penang is the Lone Pine Hotel. It is here you can still find some traces of the old colonial grandeur of times that are now all history. Here's more about the Lone Pine Hotel.
Night life at the Batu Ferringhi beach is always fun, the night market (pasar malam) is every night available with excellent food stalls and souvenir buys for the whole family. Some of our favorite hotels include the Lone Pine Hotel.
Gurney Drive is probably the most divers of all areas in Penang. Here you find the old and the new world hand in hand. Modern office and hotel towers next door to ancient temples and hawker stalls.
Not for nothing it is especially this area where many foreigners want to live once they have been approved for the Malaysia My 2nd Home program.
George Town Hotels
George Town is the old and most touristy part of Penang. Not surprising you will find many excellent hotels in almost all price ranges in George Town.
The top hotel is of course the old Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang, completely renovated and back in old style. This magnificent hotel is for most visitors already worth to come to Penang.
Other areas in Penang
For most tourists Bayan Lepas is not the first option to stay. That said, if you are interested in playing golf, you might consider the Hotel Equatorial as it is located besides and excellent 18 golf course, see for more about golf in Penang our Golf in Penang page.
Bayan Lepas is convenient if you arrive or depart from Penang International Airport.
However, it's a long way to the beaches of Teluk Bahang and Batu Ferringhi and the George Town city center is also 15 km away. On the other hand, Teluk Bahang is a long way from the airport but has much to offer. Check out the hotels of your choice on this page
Hostels in Penang
Many travelers claim it's hard to find cheap accommodation in Penang. We disagree. However they might be a little less available as in other countries in Asia. Therefore we offer you our selection of our favorites hostels in Penang.
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