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Places to stay in Penang Island

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Serviced apartment in George Town
☀ Couples Getaway Z ☀ 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 • 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!!!
$33 per night
Rental unit in George Town
Cozy Full Seaview Studio in Georgetown 乔治市海景小套房
Hello! This is a Cozy Studio Suite, located in GEORGETOWN, Penang. Exact location: TROPICANA 218 MACALISTER Our place is highly recommended for couples, family or friends. It perfectly accommodates up to 2 guests. Situated in the heart of the city, this is a best place to stay to explore most of the magnificent spots in Georgetown. This cosy and well designed studio features: - 1 King Bed - 1 Kitchenette - 1 Living Area - 1 Bathroom
$52 per night
Condo in George Town
Mansion One @ Georgetown Netflix
Your family will be close to everything when you stay at this centrally-located place. Master bedroom come with 1 queen bed and attach bathroom Living hall come with 1 queen bed and 1 floor mattress Free Wifi and Netflix Come with spacious balcony Seaview and Town View Come with kitchen Come with 1 parking
$39 per night

Other great vacation rentals in Penang Island

Rental unit in George Town
Minimalist 2BR Urban Duplex @ Maritime 乔治市工业风阁楼套房
$72 per night
Serviced apartment in George Town
☀ Couples Getaway XX ☀ Cozy Suites | 舒适城市公寓
$36 per night
Condo in George Town
Mansion One Suite @ Georgetown
$39 per night
Serviced apartment in George Town
Executive Sea View Studio in Georgetown 乔治市无敌海景套房
$52 per night
Serviced apartment in George Town
Luxury 2BR Designer Suite in Georgetown 乔治市现代二卧套房
$70 per night
Condo in George Town
SeaView TopFloor Suite 2@Macalister 218 Georgetown
$46 per night
Condo in George Town
Sea View Modern Suite @ Macalister 218 Georgetown
$42 per night
Condo in George Town
Leisure Cottage 休闲小屋@Straits Garden, Georgetown
$27 per night
Condo in George Town
The Bright @ 2 Bedrooms @ WIFI @ Netflix
$40 per night
Condo in George Town
Fat Mona #3 Macalister 218 Georgetown, Penang
$47 per night
Condo in George Town
【Snug】Suite with Wonderful View of Penang Island
$37 per night
Condo in George Town
The Scenic @ 218 Macalister @ Seaview
$30 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.

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.

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.

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