Hotels With 4 Stars (And Above) In George Town, Penang

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From the abundance of amazing street fare to the rich heritage, there are more than enough reasons to visit Penang. Although the island is particularly popular with backpackers thanks to the heritage hotels and hostels, we’ve made a list of the 4-star (and higher) hotels in George Town that you can splurge on instead. Go on, take a lavish break from daily life.

Royale Chulan Penang

No. 1 & 2 Pengkalan Weld, George Town 10300, Penang

Formerly known as Royale Bintang Penang, the Royale Chulan Penang sits at the heart of UNESCO Heritage Site in George Town, Penang. Not only does this restored heritage property offer modern 4-star luxuries wrapped up in colonial architecture and style, it also happens to be the home for our inaugural ZafigoX conference. How convenient is that?

Travelling to ZafigoX conference: On location. Click here for more information!

Cheong Fatt Tze – The Blue Mansion

14, Leith St, 10200 George Town, Penang

Blue Mansion

Conceived and constructed before the end of the 19th century, the Blue Mansion is a rare gem listed under the UNESCO Conservation & Heritage award. The tourist attraction-cum-hotel offers a wide array of amenities including an exquisite dining experience at its ornate restaurant, a courtyard dining room, an idyllic terrace, guided mansion tours and a memorable experience at the cultural museum. While staying here, you can meander along its walkways and revel in the harmonious medley of history and culture.

Travelling to ZafigoX conference: 5-minute drive or 15-minute walk.

Seven Terraces

Stewart Ln, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Seven Terraces

Located just behind the Goddess of Mercy Temple, Seven Terraces is a splendid example of an adaptive reuse of heritage buildings. With its distinctive features of traditional Chinese architecture, there are open air spaces that provide natural light and ventilation the whole day through. (Psst.. It also has a killer swimming pool.)

Travelling to ZafigoX conference: 5-minute drive or 15-minute walk.

Deluxcious Luxurious Heritage Hotel

15, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Comprising of 19 exquisite suites, Deluxcious is more than just an old-world style architectural beauty. The building has been charmingly refurnished, and is also a spa and restaurant headed by the former chef of the Ritz Carlton Singapore.

Travelling to ZafigoX conference: 8-minute drive or 20-minute walk.

Eastern & Oriental Hotel

10, Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

EO Hotel

For well over a century, The E&O has stood as a testament to the grand elegance of the British colonial era. This hotel is an institution in itself, with a history that’s interwoven with Penang’s and a host of world-class amenities. Guests can hardly ask for more, really. 24-hour butler service? Check. Personal coffee machine in-suite? Check. Seafront swimming pool with a spectacular view of the Straits? Check. Divine Penang experience? You betcha.

Travelling to ZafigoX conference: 8-minute drive or 20-minute walk.

The Wembley – St Giles Hotel

183, Jalan Magazine, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

From the large format oil painting at the front desk to the elegantly decorated rooms, The Wembley by St Giles delivers on all fronts what you’d expect from an international chain hotel. Luxurious and spacious, it also houses a saltwater infinity pool, a shopping arcade and an executive lounge with a view over the city.

Travelling to ZafigoX conference: 10-minute drive or 25-minute walk.

Macalister Mansion

228, Jalan Macalister, 11400 George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Macalister Mansion

Macalister Mansion promises to be a quirky and sophisticated lifestyle destination to relax and unwind. Designed around the idea of an old English manor, the hotel provides all the creature comforts of a lavish English home with its spaces named thusly — living room, dining room, the cellar, the den, the lawn (inclusive of a luxurious pool) and eight chambers.

Travelling to ZafigoX conference: 17-minute drive.


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Sue May
Whiskey drinker. Whimsy finder. Word writer. Sue May is a fan of big words and arcane definitions. Fascinated with stories, this honorary Geordie enjoys stumbling down well-trodden paths, roads less travelled by, and meeting new people. (Sometimes she writes about them.)

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