Pulau Penang, once the Betel Nut Island, has now become the ‘Silicon Valley’ of Malaysia. Penang is an interesting blend between the East and the West thanks to the rule of the Brit empire. Penang has embraced modernity with vigour while at the same time has managed to retain some of its old world charm and traditions.
If you do not believe that, you can see for yourself the blended culture mirrored in the multiracial populace all living together as one. The well-preserved heritage buildings paving the way to the capital George Town are recently listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites.
If that’s not enough, Penang is known as the food capital of Malaysia. Come indulge yourself in the gastronomic delights and partake in the scrumptious cuisines whilst enjoying the spectacular view of the Malaysian coasts. You will be greeted with acres of white sands and crystal clear turquoise waters.
The journey never really ends in Penang. Come experience the ongoing excitement and be a part of the marvellous culture. Live like a local and partake in the gorgeous Penang lifestyle. I strongly recommend at least a two week stay to fully enjoy the delights of this city.
In terms of accommodation, you can choose from one among several options of Penang hotels. No matter what your budget is, there is something spectacular for you. From beach resorts to simple lodging, there are plenty of Penang hotels to choose from. Do not think you have to compromise just because you select a cheaper accommodation.
Holiday Inn Resort Penang
If you are looking for a luxury hotel, then this is the place to be. Located in Feringgi Beach and a little distance away from the Toy Museum and Butterfly Farm, this beautiful hotel offers a variety of elegant guest rooms. If you feel hungry, you just have to pick from the scrumptious cuisine available at the all-day dining restaurants and bar. The resort also has meeting and banquet facilities.
As part of its services, Holiday Inn Resort Penang offers concierge services, internet access in public areas, free parking, currency exchange, fitness facility, outdoor pool, a spa tub and several other facilities. All rooms are air-conditioned, have a coffee/tea maker, a private bathroom, a phone and hair dryer. Pets are not allowed.
For a king bed balcony sea view non-smoking room, you will be charged MYR 5714 (accommodates 2 guests). Please note that prices are not fixed and can change according to season.
Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang
The Bayview Hotel is located bang in the core of Georgetown and is only a 15 minute walk to the closest commercial and shopping centre. It is an ideal spot even if you wish to go sight seeing. The rooms in the hotel are comfortable and pleasant and are perfect for both leisure and business travellers. All rooms are air-conditioned, have a satellite TV, a private bathroom, mini bar and hair dryer. Rates begin at USD 225 per night. Please note that prices are not fixed and can change according to season.