If you are looking for 5 Star Hotels Penang Island Malaysia, there are a few top luxury hotels, both modern and heritage around the island to choose from, on the popular beach resort of Batu Ferringhi or in the heritage city of George Town.
Below you will find a list of the best top luxury hotels in Penang Island, Malaysia.
Eastern And Oriental in Georgetown
The islands original and historic luxury hotel offers a great location by the sea and close to all of George Town's tourist attractions, night life and restaurants of the Upper Penang Road area of George Town.
The Armenian Sarkies brothers, Martin and Tigran, first opened the Eastern Hotel back in 1884.
Due to it's almost instant success catering to affluent travellers from Europe and America, in 1885 they opened another hotel, the Oriental on an adjacent piece of land.
A large ballroom was added by another of the brothers, Arshak, in 1903 and it became the centre of Pulau Pinang's social life.
Famous guests that have stayed here over the years include, Noel Coward, Douglas Fairbanks, Rudyard Kipling and Somerset Maugham.
Today there are 101 luxurious guest suites, with either sea or city view, with round-the-clock butler service.
Even if your not planning to stay here, the hotel is still worth a visit. Pick up some E&O trademark souvenirs or visit one of their fine restaurants.
G Hotel Kelawai Penang
The G Hotel Kelawai is a luxurious 5 Star leisure and business hotel located along Jalan Kelawai, in the upmarket area of Gurney Drive, George Town, within an easy walk of Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon malls.
This relatively new property opened in early 2015 and is a very modern, stylish accommodation, with a total of 208 guest Rooms and Suites.
Their spacious, air-conditioned accommodations come with a seating area and work desk, complimentary minibar, LCD TV with satellite channels, complimentary Wifi access throughout the hotel, and an Executive Lounge (for guests staying in their Executive Rooms and Suites).
Facilities at the hotel include a rooftop infinity pool, gym, business centre and the use of all the facilities of their nearby sister hotel, the G Hotel Gurney Drive.
There are three stylish food and beverage venues at the hotel, including a 24th floor roof top bar.
Located along Macalister Road, a short drive from the old part of town, is this lovingly restored colonial mansion which has now been turned into a unique luxurious boutique hotel.
The property offers just 8 spacious guest rooms, all individually designed and furnished with modern furnishing, privately commissioned artworks and all the mod cons you would expect of a hotel of this class.
The property also features an outdoor swimming pool and bar, high quality food and beverage venues, guests lounge and a gym.
G Hotel Georgetown
A trendy modern accommodation, this 5 Star business and leisure hotel is located towards the end of the upmaket Gurney Drive, next door to the popular shopping mall, Gurney Plaza and overlooking the sea. It's is also just a short stroll away from the famous hawker food court which is open in the evening.
With a total of 312 accommodations, guest can choose from a wide range of Rooms , Duplex Rooms and Suites.
Leisure facilities at the hotel include a gym, outdoor swimming pool and a good choice of food and beverage venues.
Guest staying at the G Hotel can also use the facilities at their sister hotel close by, the G Hotel Kelawai (see above).
Evergreen Laurel Georgetown
Luxury accommodation located in the heart of the upmarket area of Gurney Drive, this business and leisure hotel occupies and 18 floor building overlooking the sea.
The property offers 367 elegant furnished guest Rooms and Suites with a choice of 32 sqm Superior Rooms, 32 sqm Deluxe Rooms with a sea view, 64 sqm Executive Suites, or 96 sqm Deluxe Executive Suites.
Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, kid's pool, a Health Club with various therapies, massage, sauna and steam rooms available, gym, tennis courts and a kid's club.
On-site dining options include a Chinese Restaurant, Cafe, Lobby Lounge and a poolside bar.
The Gurney Resort Hotel and Residences
Another of Gurney Drive's luxury hotels in the Gurney Hotel & Residences.
This all suites hotel has a total of 259 Studio Suites and Two Bedroom Suites, ideal for families or those on long stay business trips, with the 2 bedroom units offering all you would need, with a separate living and dining area, washing machine, kitchenette and a fridge.
Leisure facilities at the property include an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre with a gym, sauna and steam room, Spa and a wide choice of food and beverage outlets.
5 star Penang beach hotel on the beach at the eastern end of Batu Ferringhi. Read More...
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Lexis Suites Hotel Penang
Lexis Suites Penang is a new 5 Star luxury seaside, all Suites resort in Teluk Kumbar beach area of Penang Island, opened in 2016 and is just a short 10 minute drive away from Penang International Airport (PEN) and Bayan Lapas.
The property boasts the fact that it is the only hotel in Penang with an individual private pool (dip pool), as well as a steam room in every one of its 222 guest suites.
Suites come as either 82 sqm Executive Pool Suites with a partial sea view or 89 sqm Premium Pool Suite with full sea view.
All the air-conditioned Suites comes with a private balcony where you will find the dip pool and steam room, two king sized beds, flat screen TV, Wifi, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities, safe deposit box and large private bathrooms with a shower and bathtub.
Facilities at the resort include an outdoor swimming pool, a gym, spa with a range of massage and beauty treatments, Kidzworld indoor children's play area, a Karaoke Room, Grand Ballroom, Function Room and meeting and conference facilities.
On-site dinning at the resort include an all day dining restaurant, Japanese restaurant, Sky Lite Bar, Sky Terrace and a poolside Juice Bar.
Hotel Equatorial Penang
Large luxury business and leisure resort hotel with an elevated position in the foothills of Penang, offering fine views over the island and the 1st Penang Bridge.
The Hotel Equatorial in Penang boasts the fact that it is the only hotel on the island that is next to an 18-hole golf course.
A total of 655 luxury guest accommodations range from Premier rooms which are a spacious 41 Sqm, Premier Deluxe 44 Sqm, Club Premier and Club Premier Deluxe which have the added privileges of the club facilities and services and a range of much larger suites.
All rooms come with luxury furniture and fittings and include : electronic safe, satellite TV, high-speed internet, IDD telephones, mini bar / fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, luxury bathrooms with bath and shower, private balcony.
The hotel features an outdoors swimming pool with jacuzzi, a fitness centre, floodlit tennis courts, squash courts, sauna and massage and an assortment of dining venues.
If you are looking for something different for your place to stay, there are many more luxury Heritage hotels around the old part of Georgetown, with most of them offering a more personal experience and having just a small number of rooms for guests.
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