Travelling overseas is going to be tough within 2020, but that shouldn’t barre you from having the break that you deserve. Spending months on end at home might have taken a toll of your travel wanderlust, but here are 10 top hotels in Penang that will guarantee a relaxing weekend and a much needed change in environment!

1.  G Hotel Kelawai

Sounds familiar? G Hotel Kelawai is the sister hotel of G Hotel Gurney, and I find it extremely suitable for a luxurious and relaxing staycation amidst the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town. The outdoor infinity swimming pool grants a bird’s eye view of Penang’s skyline, and the stay also comes with free WiFI in all rooms. Within a stone’s throwaway, you can also find Gurney Plaza, Gurney Drive, and Gurney Paragon – essentially the best of George Town at your fingertips!

  • from RM447/night


2. The Prestige Hotel

Located just 200m away from Wonderfood Museum, The Prestige Hotel Penang offers accommodation, restaurants, free private parking and a fitness centre amongst many other premium services. A pristine white exterior is coupled with white and rose gold ornaments throughout the hotel. If you are one for taking Instagrammable staycation shots, this will be the perfect hotel for you!

  • from RM299/night


3. PARKROYAL Penang Resort

Located in Batu Ferringhi, the PARKROYAL Penang Resort offers impeccable sea views that are hard to beat. There’s also an outdoor pool, and a beach at the hotel’s doorstep – making it the perfect spot for your staycation. Each room comes with free WiFi, and the hotel also has local and Italian cuisine for your meals. This hotel is perfect for families with kids as they have an Amazonia water theme park and a Koko-Nut Kid’s Club for recreational activities while mummies and daddies can unwind at the St. Gregory Spa.

  • from RM333/night


4. Areca Hotel

An obvious difference from the previous hotels, the Areca Hotel is a boutique hotel adorned in Peranakan decor. Occupying 12 traditional shophouses, the massive rooms here are comfortable even for a long stay. Vintage Peranakan tiles, doors and antiques are aplenty throughout the hotel, which constantly allows you to back in the beauty of Penang’s colonial history.

  • from RM164


5. Cheong Fatt Tze – The Blue Mansion

Housed in a Chinese courtyard-style mansion, The Blue Mansion is an iconic accommodation that is recognised as one of the Top 10 World’s Greatest Mansion by Lonely Planet. You might even find this familiar as the mansion was featured in the mahjong scene in the Hollywood hit, Crazy Rich Asians, making it a popular Instagram spot with the majestic mansion serving as backdrop!

  • from RM392/night


6. Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Delicately decorated in oriental decor, the Eastern & Oriental Hotel is situated in the heart of the city. The Penang State Museum and Art Gallery, Penang 2D Trick Art Museum are all nearby, and the popular Gurney Drive, and shopping malls like Gurney Paragon are also a stone’s throwaway. The spacious colonial-style suites will be your humble abode during the stay as you enjoy a dip in the claw-foot bathtub!

  • from RM515/night

All information and prices are accurate at the time of writing and subjected to change without prior notice.