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Places to stay in Penang Island

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  2. George Town
★Couples Getaway XII★ Cozy Suite Sleeps 1~4 | 城市套房

Our brand new cosy suite is perfectly located in the heart of Penang with easy access to local tourist attractions. Japanese/Korean Restaurants & 7-11 convenience store are right below our home! Local food, KFC & Pizza Hut is within 5 mins walk! We Provide • Great hospitality services • Sunrise & City View • PS3 Entertainment & Netflix • 1 Private car park • 100 Mbps WiFi • Infinity Pool View • Fully air-conditioned If you like a quiet & cosy place in this busy city, Don't Wait, Book Now!!!

$34 per night
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  1. Entire rental unit
  2. George Town
Penang Ocean View Resort (海角六号)

Cozy & Warm it's a place that call home, you will love the direct sea view from your Living room and bedroom that have a stunning view in the morning and evening. The environment surrounding the apartment are perfect for those oversea traveller where walking distance to the biggest shopping mall and hundred of hawker stalls.

$114 per night
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  1. Entire serviced apartment
  2. George Town
☀ Couples Getaway I ☀ Cozy Suites | 舒适城市公寓

Our brand new cosy suite is perfectly located in the heart of Penang with easy access to local tourist attractions. Japanese/Korean Restaurants & 7-11 convenience store are right below our home! Local food, KFC & Pizza Hut is within 5 mins walk! We Provide • Great hospitality services • PS3 Entertainment & Netflix • Sunrise & City View • 1 Private car park • 100 Mbps WiFi • Infinity Pool View • Fully air-conditioned If you like a quiet & cosy place in this busy city, Don't Wait, Book Now!!!

$34 per night

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Stay near Penang Island's top sights

Photo of Gurney Plaza
Gurney Plaza74 locals recommend
Photo of Penang Golf Club
Penang Golf Club5 locals recommend
Photo of Snake Temple
Snake Temple28 locals recommend
Photo of Queensbay Mall
Queensbay Mall55 locals recommend
Photo of Straits Quay Marina Mall
Straits Quay Marina Mall52 locals recommend
Photo of Little India
Little India14 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Penang Island

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  2. George Town
The Live @ Beacon Suite @ FREE WIFI @ Georgetown
$50 per night
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  2. George Town
Timeless l Central Georgetown Condo @ Macalister
$45 per night
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  2. Bayan Lepas
Cozy Seafront Studio Suite Near Queensbay
$43 per night
  1. Entire condo
  2. George Town
Stylish Cozy Mountain View Home for 6 Pax
$37 per night
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  2. Strait Quay
👑Luxury MarinaSuite👑Pool view🏊‍♂Strait Quay
$42 per night
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  1. Entire condo
  2. George Town
Million Luxury 3Br Condo, Georgetown 百万豪华公寓
$89 per night
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  2. George Town
♥ Seaview Japan Tatami Georgetown 4pax
$57 per night
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  2. George Town
Modern 8Pax 2R2B Condo @ Macalister 218 Georgetown
$68 per night
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  2. Gelugor
New Arte S Condo★500Mbps FREE Wifi★高速无线上网
$29 per night
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  2. George Town
SeaView TopFloor Suite @ Macalister 218 Georgetown
$49 per night
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  2. George Town
Unique Tropicana Seaview Luxury 2BR Suite
$58 per night
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  2. George Town
SkyHome Two@ Studio 30 Seaview 218 Macalister
$27 per night

Your guide to Penang Island

All About Penang Island

Sitting off the coast of Malaysia’s mainland facing Malacca Strait, Penang Island is best known for its capital city, George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a cultural hotspot, where a mix of modernist-style mosques and intricately crafted, 19th-century temples represent the region’s unique heritage. George Town’s city center is a work of art in itself, where you will find sprawling murals covering everything from building walls to sidewalks throughout the city center.

A group of historic, Chinese-settled clan jetties from the 1800s sit along George Town’s waterfront, each named after a family clan. The small, grouped neighborhoods are set over the water on stilts, with food stalls and wooden homes where residents still live today. Opposite George Town, the 3,000-acre Penang National Park lies on the northwestern coast of Penang Island, packed with hundreds of plant species like palm and seraya trees. As you enter the park, you will trek through dense jungle to the white-sand Pantai Kerachut Beach, with dusky leaf monkeys poking through the lush terrain along the way.


How do I get around Penang Island?

Penang International Airport (PEN) is Penang Island’s major airport, and getting to the capital, George Town, takes less than 20 minutes. Rental cars, ride-hailing services, and taxis are all available at the airport. You can also take the public bus system from the airport to George Town and arrive in less than an hour. If you plan to visit several places on Penang Island outside of George Town, a rental car or ride-booking service will be the easiest way to get around. There are well-connected public buses across the island, but a short journey can take two hours with frequent connections. Once you’re in a local neighborhood of Penang Island, you can get around on foot or take a ride-hailing service to get from place to place.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Penang Island?

Penang has tropical weather year-round, staying hot and humid throughout each season. Penang Island remains slightly warmer than mainland Malaysia, and the rainiest time of year usually lasts from April to November. In December, the Penang International Dragon Boat Festival takes place, where dozens of decorated dragon boats race against others across the open waters to the beat of a drum, a Chinese tradition dating back more than 2,000 years. One of Penang Island’s most notable summer events is the George Town Festival, celebrating the arts and hosting programs from local musicians and theater to photography and film.

Penang celebrates Wesak Day in May with a vibrant festival where extravagant floats come alive with lights, flowers, and Buddhist symbols to celebrate Buddha's birthday. During the rainy fall season, the George Town Literary Festival takes place in November with literary forums with writers from the region.


What are the top things to do in Penang Island?

Penang Night Markets

Night markets are open every day of the week on Penang Island, where you can try local cuisine from pop-up vendors cooking street food on the spot as you order. At the Chulia Street Night Hawkers Stalls, you will find some of the most-loved local items like char kway teow, a rice noodle dish stir-fried with shrimp and bean sprouts.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi

This temple is one of the most famous clan temples in the state, built by the Leong San Tong Chinese clan nearly 700 years ago in historic George Town. The gold-embellished temple houses a museum detailing the clan’s history amid stunning craftsmanship, complete with stone pillars, hanging lanterns, and intricate altars used for worship.

Little India

Penang Island’s Little India neighborhood is teeming with local shops selling goods from handmade sari dresses and jewelry to specialty spices and Indian cuisines like tandoori chicken and samosas. Although George Town is usually known as the main hub for street art, Little India boasts its own impressive murals throughout the neighborhood, with several on Clive Street and Kerbau Road.