3 Beautiful & Unique Hotels You Must Stay In Penang

hotels you must stay in Penang

Penang has dramatic landscapes, beautiful beaches, is flooded with colonial architecture, and some of the most mouth-watering food on the planet.

Furthermore, Penang also has several new tourist attractions, such as The Habitat on Penang Hill; Design Village Penang outlet mall, and The TOP at Komtar Penang featuring the Rainbow Skywalk, which has a viewing deck with a glass floor.

If you’re looking to visit Penang anytime soon, here are some recommended hotels that will give you a unique stay and experience.

Macalister Mansion

Macalister Mansion is a 100-year-old mansion in George Town, Penang, Malaysia; it has been conserved and adapted as a luxury hotel.

Located on a residential street, this high-end hotel in a 1900s English-style mansion is just 2 km from the Gurney Drive seafront promenade and 9 km from the scenic look-out point on Penang Hill.

Because of its strategic location, guests can conveniently tour the city’s top attractions: The TOP, UNESCO world heritage sites, Clan Jetties, The Habitat, Tropical Spice Garden, Entopia butterfly farm, beaches, and more!

The 8 ultrachic, individually decorated suites offer free Wi-Fi, smart TVs, Bang & Olufsen sound systems, and safes. All rooms have minibars and Nespresso machines and feature free-standing tubs and living rooms.

  • Location: 228, Jalan Macalister, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
  • Contact: 04-228 3888
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Cheong Fatt Tze – The Blue Mansion

Occupying a 19th-century mansion mixing Hakka and Teochew architectural styles, this quaint boutique hotel is 5 minutes walk from Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, and a 14-minute walk from both Fort Cornwallis and the Khoo Kongsi temple.

All rooms have Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and iPod docks, as well as minifridges, rainfall showers, and tea and coffee making facilities. There is a beautiful restaurant, wine cellar, stylish lounge, along with gardens, two bars, a gym, and even an outdoor pool.

There are a total of 18 personalised boutique rooms that are uniquely adorned and intricately furnished in 4 categories– the Liang collection, The Ming Collection (with direct pool access), the Tang suites, and the Han suites.

Take a step back into Penang’s glorious history in the exclusive rooms furnished with precious heirlooms, invigorating jacuzzis (selected rooms), and authentic furniture of the 19th century. 

  • Location: 14, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
  • Contact: 04-262 0006
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The Edison George Town, Penang

Housed in a Colonial mansion dating from 1906, this elegant hotel is opposite the Chocolate and Coffee Museum and is a 14 minutes walk from Fort Cornwallis.

The hotel is a beautifully restored Anglo-Colonial mansion, the interior design is a quirky take on Penang with whimsical touches of heritage within. The fresh concept combines timeless elegance, extending a blend of modern and traditional elements with quality and charm.

Decorated with modern furnishings, the air-conditioned rooms are appointed with a flat-screen TV and a sofa. All-day snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are available in the room. The en suite bathroom includes premium bath amenities.

  • Location: 15, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
  • Contact: 04-262 2990
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Remember to stay safe and follow the SOPs while visiting Penang, happy traveling!

Feature Photo Credit: @ayusidek / @carmenhoyw