Penang hotels offer the full spectrum of hostelries you would expect from the cosmopolitan metropolis that is famously known as the Pearl of the Orient.
The Eastin Hotel is the latest international class hotel to open in Penang just south of the Penang bridge in the up and coming Queensbay area.
Historic Georgetown is well known for its magnificent colonial architecture and the famous Eastern and Oriental Hotel built its reputation on the luxurious sea front accommodation offered within this central Georgetown architectural gem.
I believe this program, although not industrial in size is popular and growing as it offers a unique insight into the lives of the locals.
The main area for Penang Backpacker Hostels is around the popular and intriguing Chulia Street area of Georgetown.
Many of the cafes also offer accommodation upstairs so it is worthwhile enquiring in places such as the Malibu Cafe on Chulia Street.
This is just a small fraction of the Penang Hotels waiting to welcome you to the Pearl of the Orient.
Can Penang accommodate you? Of course it can in whatever style suits your budget, so we are here where are you, surely it is about time you visited Penang?
A letter of approval from the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia allowing you to legally conduct Homestay activities, marketing and promotions.
An official emblem of the Homestay program on the front door.
Cultural activities installed for the visitors that can include Fishing, Jungle Trekking, Cultural Performances....etc
To be an officially approved Homestay you must have the following:
Just north of Georgetown in the Gurney Drive area is the comfortable Good Hope Inn that offers a very personal a friendly service to its guests in its 56 well furnished rooms.
With a central Georgetown location on the Penang Road The Citetel Hotel provides 451 well appointed rooms within a minutes brisk walk of many of the popular Georgetown tourist hotspots and the famed Penang nightlife.
By the late 1990's the E & O hotel had fell into disrepair and it was closed down for major refurbishment until it reopened in 2001 fully restored to its former luxurious glory.
The E & O as it is fondly known by the locals first opened its doors in 1885 and within two successful years the owners opened a rather famous sister hotel called the Raffles Hotel in Singapore.
The trendy Queensbay area is also a hit with food lovers with a plethora of fine eateries to choose from and the lively Queensbay nightlife scene is now rivaling that of its Georgetown contemporaries.
With Queensbay Shopping Mall as its neighbour and its close proximity to the industrialised free trade zone and airport The Eastin has embarked on a successful first year of operation.
From the 5 star Hotels of Gurney Drive to the Backpackers Hostels of Chulia Street, Penang hotels can accommodate the most fastidious of business and leisure travellers.
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An unmissable hostel is the Penang Banana Guesthouse located halfway along Chulia Street (Lebuh Chulia), it occupies 3 shoplots and has good facilities for a backpacker hostel.
Another interesting facet of accommodation is the Penang homestay programme whereby the visitor gets to stay with a Malaysian family following the traditional lifestyle of the local family
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Gurney Drive has traditionally been popular for its sea front restaurants and hawker stalls but it is also a shoppers paradise.
With a strategic location overlooking the sea and Jerejak Island The Eastin Hotel is proving popular choice for both tourists and business guests.
Just south of Georgetown the ever popular Equatorial Hotel Penang is a 5 star hotel delivering luxury with the panache you come to expect from this high class hotel.
Located on Love Lane just off Chulia Street are 2 restored heritage guest houses with the Red Inn and Old Penang Guest Houses residing next to each other.
Both the Red Inn and Old Penang Guest houses offer clean air conditioned rooms with both private and dormitory accommodation available.
You know what to expect from Hard Rock and this Penang Resort knows how to deliver great food and fantastic music in a welcoming but luxurious environment.
The Hard Rock Hotel Penang has arrived in the northern beach area of Batu Ferringhi offering luxury resort accommodation in its 250 rooms.