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Hotel Penaga

  • Hotels
  • George Town
  • price 3 of 4

Time Out says

Shaped much like a horseshoe, Penaga Hotel occupies a busy crossroads in the heritage zone but proves a surprisingly peaceful enclave. Made up of more than ten traditional Chinese shop-houses, the hotel also boasts of more space than its competitors. Owned by a Malaysian and Australian couple with a shared passion for art, the hotel is festooned with artwork created by artists who have participated in their artist-in-residence programme.

The first ‘Green Hotel’ in Penang, Penanga utilises 99 solar panels to heat their bathing water. Take a dip in the small saline swimming pool a rarity at most boutique hotels in the city which gives the feeling of being in an aquarium, as the glass walled sides are flanked by alfresco seating and the hotel’s restaurant.

15 pre-war terrace houses and shophouses were converted into the 45 rooms and suites you see here. As a whole, the rooms can best be described as Straits Eclectic with a touch of Art Deco. Individually, each room category has distinct traits. Hutton Deluxe keep couples in mind with grand four-poster beds. The Transfer Suites see double-beds and spacious balconies just high enough to enjoy a panoramic view of East George Town. Meanwhile, the Clarke Terraces cater to families; each two-storey suite is complete with a kitchenette and a large living area. Lastly, the Penaga Suites are ideal for families with young kids or older guests, as there aren't any flights of stairs to be climbed.


Corner of Jalan Hutton & Lebuh Clarke
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