New hotels in Penang
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Best beach hotels in Penang
Rooms with a sea view
Family-friendly hotels in Penang
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Best luxury boutique hotels in Penang
Stay in these chic, heritage-inspired hotels in unique locations
Hotel deals and promotions
Glowing Crazy Deal at Glow by Zinc
Glow by Zinc is a funky hotel and they know it – colours are splashed against its grey walls adorned by artworks by local artist Zaini Zainul. If you plan on taking in the funky vibes with you for your stay in Penang, the hotel is offering a 30 percent discount on rooms when you book directly from the hotel’s website. The hotel offers complimentary WiFi for all their rooms and a 32-inch LCD television.
Hotel Jen Penang durian package
Priced from RM360 per night, this package includes daily buffet breakfast for two at The Islander Restaurant, a complimentary 'eat all you can' durian excursion to a durian stall for two (ride by trishaw), a 20 percent food and beverage discount, 25 percent off on a massage session at the Health Club, and late checkout until 4pm. This promotion is valid for a minimum of two nights' stay. Surcharge of RM200 nett per night is required for the third person (inclusive of extra bed, daily breakfast and one durian session). Offer subject to availability.
Hotel Penaga promotion
One of George Town’s most charming heritage boutique hotels is offering a discounted room rate if you book at least 30 days in advance. A night in a Hutton Deluxe room without a balcony will cost you RM346 while the same room type with a balcony is available for RM375 per night. The room comes with daily breakfast for two, complimentary WiFi and a mini bar, and you can opt for a late check-out until 3pm. Public holiday and festive season surcharges apply.
Vistana hotel promotion
Vistana, a mid-range business hotel under the YTL brand, has just gone through a room refurbishment. With that, it’s offering RM265++ for a room night and it comes with free WiFi, daily breakfast and late checkout. The three Vistana hotels are located in Titiwangsa in KL, Kuantan city centre and Bukit Jambul in Penang.
Suite Deals at Four Points by Sheraton
Some holidays just need an upgrade. Four Points by Sheraton is offering exactly that with a ten percent discount on Deluxe Oceanfront rooms and 20 percent discount on Suites. Breathe in the glorious view that is the Straits of Malacca with the Oceanfront rooms and take all the space you need with the spacious Suites that they have available. Breakfast is inclusive for Suite rooms only.
PARKROYAL Family Retreat
Enjoy 20 percent savings for rooms, food and beverage on your family retreats with PARKROYAL Penang. The package is inclusive of daily breakfast at Tamarind Brasserie and complimentary WiFi and parking. And when you need a break from the little ones, the hotel offers a complimentary babysitting service for four hours for two children below five years old. This promotion is valid with a of minimum of two nights' stay.
Best backpacker hostels
Ryokan Chic Hostel
Their rates of their bunk beds per night are admittedly at a flashpacker price point (because they are) but their overall friendly, upbeat service makes up for it. Casual socialising happens almost naturally at their common area where guests can enjoy movies on the telly and surf away on Ryokan's readily available iPads with free Wi-Fi.
Founded by Zoe Tam and Rachel Koay who are travallers themselves, Queen's offers budget-friendly lodging strictly for ladies - snagging the title as the local's first female-friendly hostel. The hostel features mixed couples rooms (open to female guests with male friends) and upstairs, a canopy-covered dorm with comfortable mattresses to rest your weary heads. Beauty essentials from hair straighteners to OPI nail lacquers and full-length mirrors are also available to make you feel all-pretty before stepping out. To satiate your midnight hunger pangs without braving the darkened streets and corners, rummage their lobby basket for mineral water, instant noodles and snacks.
Syok at Chulia
Relatively new, Syok is a non-expensive stay and a hang out joint rolled into one. The Syok lounge and bar only caters to hostel guests, so crowd control is not a worry. If you prefer to spend the rest of the day indoors, sit in for one of their two theatre nights each week that screens classic movies on its 50" HDTV. Cold beers and soft fizzies are all within reach from the bar or enjoy their complimentary coffee and tea served all day long.
Street Art House
Inspired by the island's love for street art, this aptly-named homestay comprises seven rooms that are divided into Lebuh Armenian and Lorong Lumut. Every room comes in varying art themes from 90s cartoons (think, Tom & Jerry) to a water lily mural. Its eco-friendly aesthetics such as the chandelier designed from biscuit tins and chairs made out of plastic carton boxes will be well appreciated by tree-huggers.
Originally a colonial era shophouse, Reggae caters to only foreign backpackers. Down the road from Reggae Hostel is the hip and loud Reggae Mansion Bar. If a quieter spot is much preferred without compromising the partying vibe, guests can hang out at their upstairs bar from 3pm until past midnight. Light music conquers the earlier half of the day while 10.30pm onwards is reserved for jazz and R&B playlists. It's not the best stay for light sleepers but music lovers will treat the late night jamming like a lullaby.