If you are looking for the best luxury hotels in Penang Island, below is our list of the most expensive hotels and resorts around the island with the most luxurious George Town city centre hotels and the best luxury beach resorts in Batu Ferringhi Beach.
There is no 6 Star or 7 Star hotel in Penang, but the following are our recommended hotels from the top places to stay in Georgetown.
If you are looking for some old-world charm, The E&O Hotel is the original luxury hotel in George Town and by far the most famous hotel in Penang.
The original building dates back to the days of the British colonial era and has been the temporary home of many a famous guest over the years.
This luxury heritage hotel offers an ideal location to explore the old part of the city with many of the tourist attractions, dining and entertainment venues just a short walk from the hotel entrance.
The E&O offers luxurious accommodation in a range of suites in either the Heritage Wing (which had an extensive restoration in December 2019) or the Victory Annexe opened in 2013.
The Victory Annexe has the cheapest Studio Suites, while the Heritage Wing offers a wider choice and some of the most expensive suites in Penang. Read more...
This beautiful Heritage hotel has just 18 luxury suites housed in a row of seven renovated 19th century Anglo Chinese terrace houses.
The Seven Terraces Hotel offers visitors to Penang an excellent location just behind the Goddess of Mercy Temple, just a few minutes walk to Little India, Penang Road and many of the attractions in this UNESCO Heritage part of the city. Read more...
The G Hotel Kelawai is a luxurious 5 Star hotel located in the upmarket Gurney Drive area of the city. This relatively new accommodation opened in early 2015 and is a very modern, stylish hotel, 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 G Hotel Kelawai 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 rooftop bar.
This luxurious beachfront spa resort is located in the popular beach resort of Batu Ferringhi in the northwest of Penang Island at the eastern end of the beach set in 30 acres of tropical gardens.
Rasa Sayang Resort has 304 guest rooms and suites that are housed in two separate wings - the Garden Wing and the Rasa Wing.
If you want the best, the more exclusive Rasa Wing should be your choice.
This wing of the resort comes with a higher level of indulgence and privileges with added extras such as complimentary high tea, and pre-dinner snacks and drinks at the Rasa Wing Lounge.
This is where you will also find the adults only swimming pool, exclusively for the use of adults staying in the Rasa Wing (the main adults and kids pool is in the Garden Wing). Read more...
The Angsana is a new luxury beachfront hotel located in the northwest of Penang island in Teluk Bahang opened in 2020. The property offers a range of upmarket guest rooms and luxurious suites (the most expensive of which are the 2-bedroom Pool Suite with a private plunge pool or the penthouse Sky Garden Suite with an outdoor jet tub). Read more...
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