Penang Hotels and Accommodation

(Penang, Federal Territory, Malaysia)

Photo of the Eastern and Oriental HotelVery much a tourist island, accommodation on Penang is everything that you would expect. Swanky, modern hotels tend to be clustered around the main beaches and resorts, offering views of Penang's coastline and easy access to the sands.

Accommodation availability varies greatly throughout the year, with hotels being in great demand during the main holidays, such as both Christmas and the Chinese New Year. At these times, lodging on Penang is not only scarce, it becomes much more expensive.

Picture of hotel with large outdoor swimming pool

Where to Stay

Europeans often choose Penang for their winter holiday, enjoying the plentiful sunshine on offer and the subsequent high temperatures. Many mid-range accommodation options are located along the Jalan Penang, coming in the form of high-rise hotels of varying quality.

Budget travellers and backpackers holidaying on the island of Penang will find the best options around the Love Lane area and along the Lebuhrhaya Chulia in Chinatown, where both cheap hotels and youth hostels await. For accommodation offering a little more in the way of luxury, consider the upscale hotels within Georgetown, which are to be found within the beach resort of Batu Ferringhi, along the seafront Gurney Drive in particular.