5 Star Hotel In Penang

5 star hotels in Penang are abundant! With Penang being a tourist magnet for its delicious food and vibrant culture!

For international visitors, luxury hotels in Penang are more affordable!

Stay in the lap of luxury with any of these 5 star Penang resorts! At least for one night of your Penang trip!

Table Of Contents:

5 Star Hotel In Georgetown Penang

Starting with the plush hotels in Georgetown Penang!

Because location is everything! Particularly if you are keen to see all the historical sights in Penang!

1. Eastern & Oriental Hotel

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For a British colonial experience, you can book a room at the charming Eastern & Oriental Hotel!

Eastern & Oriental Hotel In Penang
Eastern & Oriental Hotel In Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Everything about the hotel incites a feeling of grandeur and timeless elegance!

With the outdoor pool and prime location, this is without a doubt, one of the most lavish hotels in Penang!

Rooms At Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang
Rooms At Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com

What you’ll like:

  • 1920‘s setting
  • Gorgeous, spacious and clean rooms
  • Sea views
  • Attentive service
  • Extremely comfortable beds
  • Buffet style breakfast

Good to know:

  • On-site spa
  • Mini bar contents replenished daily
  • Breakfast on 6th floor
  • 6 min’ drive from Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon
  • 3 min’ drive to Little India
  • 15 min’ walk to Fort Cornwallis

Address: 10, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604-222 2000

Price Range: From RM677 (2 Pax)

2. G Hotel Kelawai

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2 of Penang’s prominent shopping malls (Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon) flank this luxurious contemporary hotel.

G Hotel Kelawai In Penang
G Hotel Kelawai In Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Despite being in the middle of Gurney Drive shopping district, this hotel does feel isolated and private!

What you’ll like:

  • Welcome ice cream is served upon check in
  • Yummy breakfast
  • Outstanding service
  • Comfy beds
  • Astounding cleanliness
Rooms At G Hotel Kelawai Penang
Rooms At G Hotel Kelawai Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • Get a room on the higher floors for great views of Penang
  • They have charging stations for electric cars
  • 10 minutes’ drive to historical George Town
  • Swimming pool is not shaded

Address: 2, Persiaran Maktab, 10250 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604-219 0000

Price Range: From RM529 (2 Pax)

3. Macalister Mansion

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Exclusivity is eminent with just 8 rooms available at this wonderfully restored British colonial mansion! Now, it’s like an upscale Penang homestay!

Poolside Bar At Luxurious Macalister Mansion In Penang
Poolside Bar At Luxurious Macalister Mansion In Penang – photo credits to booking.com

With its own restaurant, a garden terrace and outdoor bar by the pool!

If the price was not an issue, you will not want to leave!

Note: Not to be confused with Macalister Hotel, a new hotel in Penang that’s also worth checking out!

What you’ll like:

  • Rooms with high ceilings
  • Staff available all the time
  • Privacy
  • Top-notch facilities
  • Luxurious details like quality toiletries
One Of The Unique Rooms At Macalister Mansion In Penang
One Of The Unique Rooms At Macalister Mansion In Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • Limited gym equipment
  • Not a wide breakfast variety
  • Room 2’s location is not as quiet as the other rooms

Address: 228, Jalan Macalister, 11400 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604-228 3888

Price Range: From RM1000 (2 Pax)

4. G Hotel Gurney

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Walk to Gurney Plaza (1 minute) anytime you feel like it when you stay at seafront G Hotel Gurney, the sister hotel of G Hotel Kelawai!

G Hotel Gurney Penang
G Hotel Gurney, Penang – photo credits to booking.com

And you’re never far from Penang food when the Gurney Drive Hawker Centre is just a 5 minutes’ walk away!

What you’ll like:

  • Beautiful environment with modern furnishings
  • Lots of eateries nearby
  • Nice outdoor swimming pool
  • Linked to Gurney Plaza
  • Fully-equipped gym
  • Lively nightlife
  • Helpful staff
Rooms At G Hotel Gurney
Rooms At G Hotel Gurney – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • Vegetarian breakfast options are few
  • Always seems to be a traffic jam in this area

Address: 168A, Gurney Dr, 10250 George Town, Penang

Contact: +604-238 0000

Price Range: From RM559 (2 Pax)

Luxury Hotel In Batu Ferringhi

If your idea of the best hotel in Penang involves a Penang beach nearby, then Batu Ferringhi has more than a couple of fancy resorts that meet that requirement!

5. PARKROYAL Penang Resort

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PARKROYAL Penang Resort has been around for many years. And they clearly know what it takes to satisfy hotel guests!

Tropical Pool Scape At PARKROYAL Penang Resort
Tropical Pool Scape At PARKROYAL Penang Resort – photo credits to booking.com

It’s a family-friendly resort with spacious grounds, an outdoor swimming pool and open-concept family rooms!

What you’ll like:

Sleek Contemporary Rooms At PARKROYAL Penang Resort
Sleek Contemporary Rooms At PARKROYAL Penang Resort – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • Go early to enjoy the breakfast buffet!
  • They have packages for families, couples and more on their website – You can even save 15% off your visit to ESCAPE theme park!

Address: PARKROYAL Penang Resort Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island

Contact: +604-886 2288

Price Range: From RM319 (2 Pax)

6. Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang

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No surprise that Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang has a spot on this list as one of the best five star hotels in Penang!

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang – photo credits to booking.com

This is exactly what you would imagine a world-class seaside resort should look like! Large trees and greenery surrounding a heavenly pool!

What you’ll like:

  • Very inviting and spacious rooms
  • Beach-side bar
  • Sea views
  • Location
  • Great service with thoughtful staff
  • Lovely breakfast
Rooms At Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang
Rooms At Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • Some outdated facilities
  • They have connecting rooms

Address: Batu Feringgi Main Road Batu Feringgi Main Road, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Batu Feringgi, 11100, Penang Island

Contact: +604-888 8888

Price Range: From RM536 (2 Pax)

7. Hard Rock Hotel Penang

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Hard Rock Hotel has its own private beach and a fantastic pool that resembles a mini water park!

Facilities At Hard Rock Hotel In Penang
Facilities At Hard Rock Hotel In Penang – photo credits to booking.com

And at night, you can make your way to their Hard Rock Café for some nighttime entertainment!

And if you’re coming on a special occasion, let them know!

What you’ll like:

  • Delicious breakfast buffet
  • Well-trained staff
  • Kid-friendly suites
Fun Activities At Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Fun Activities At Hard Rock Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • Request for a room facing the sea
  • On-site spa
  • Drinks are expensive

Address: Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604-881 1711

Price Range: From RM369 (2 Pax)

8. Lone Pine Boutique Hotel By The Beach

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Manicured grounds, white washed walls and casuarinas give Lone Pine Boutique Hotel an airy quality!

The Grounds At Lone Pine Boutique Hotel - A Beach Resort In Penang
The Grounds At Lone Pine Boutique Hotel – A Beach Resort In Penang – photo credits to booking.com

This grand hotel is for you if you love a good stroll, or just want to relax on one of the poolside deck chairs reading or working on your tan!

What you’ll like:

  • Warm service
  • Suitable for couples (i.e. less families here)
  • Big pool
  • Walking distance to the night market
  • Spacious and comfortable rooms
Comfortable Rooms At Lone Pine Boutique Hotel By The Beach
Comfortable Rooms At Lone Pine Boutique Hotel By The Beach – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • On-site spa
  • They have a pool table
  • Watch out for jelly fish if swimming at the beach
  • Some rooms have a Jacuzzi on the balcony!

Address: 97, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island

Contact: +604-886 8686

Price Range: From RM245 (2 Pax)

9. DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang

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The stylish Double Tree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang is a fairly new hotel, opening in early 2018. It’s a 5 minutes’ drive away from Batu Ferringhi.

DoubleTree Resort By Hilton Hotel Penang
DoubleTree Resort By Hilton Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Other than the narrow parking ramps, there’s not much else to fault about this hotel!

PS: The teddy bear museum (TeddyVille) is at this hotel!

What you’ll like:

  • Strategic location
  • Attentive staff
  • Large rooms
  • Spotless surroundings
  • Family apartments with sea views
  • Breakfast of adequate International variety
  • Well-equipped gym
Rooms At DoubleTree Resort By Hilton Hotel Penang
Rooms At DoubleTree Resort By Hilton Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • Crowded during Chinese New Year
  • On-site convenience and souvenir store

There is a shuttle service

Address: 56, Jalan Low Yat, Puncak Ria, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island

Contact: +604-892 8000

Price Range: From RM250 (2 Pax)

5 Star Hotel In Bayan Lepas

We’ll end this list with 2 more luxury hotels. But this time, in Bayan Lepas!

10. Lexis Suites Penang

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South of Penang Island and facing the sea:

Treat yourself to your own private pool with marvelous views overlooking the sea and Penang!

Seafront Location Of Lexis Suites Penang At Bayan Lepas
Seafront Location Of Lexis Suites Penang At Bayan Lepas – photo credits to booking.com

If you have time, you can go for one of their boat trips (3 times a day, ~RM98 per person) over to the uninhabited Pulau Kendi (Kendi Island)!

Note: It’s best if you have your own car if you stay at this hotel!

What you’ll like:

  • Rooms with ample space
  • Great breakfast spread
  • Premium toiletries
  • Roof top bar
  • On-site café and Japanese restaurant
Stylish Rooms And Facilities At Lexis Suites Penang
Stylish Rooms And Facilities At Lexis Suites Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • No access to beach
  • Available spa services
  • Dim lighting in rooms
  • Try to get a corner room with views of the city and sea!
  • Register at the front desk if you would like to take the boat trip

Address: 28, Jalan Teluk Kumbar, 11920 Bayan Lepas, Penang Island

Contact: +604-628 2888

Price Range: From RM439 (2 Pax)

11. Hotel Equatorial Penang

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Hotel Equatorial Penang still remains as one of the best luxury hotels in Penang!

Guests At Hotel Equatorial Penang Can Enjoys A Hilltop Location
Guests At Hotel Equatorial Penang Can Enjoys A Hilltop Location – photo credits to booking.com

It is walking distance to the Penang Golf Club (18 holes) and less than a 10 minutes’ drive from Queensbay Mall!

Do not miss out on the artificial waterfall with a hidden manmade cave over the pool!

What you’ll like:

  • Outdoor facilities (e.g. tennis, squash, jogging trails, etc)
  • Well-equipped fitness centre
  • Superb breakfast buffet
  • Clean contemporary rooms
  • Hilly location (i.e. more breeze!)
  • Many dining options
  • Friendly staff
Classic Style Rooms At Hotel Equatorial Penang
Classic Style Rooms At Hotel Equatorial Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Good to know:

  • 20-minute drive from George Town
  • To be closer to the facilities, choose a room in the main wing

Address: Hotel Equatorial Penang, 1, Jalan Bukit Jambul, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang Island

Contact: +604-632 7000

Price Range: From RM297 (2 Pax)

Getting Around Penang

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With RayTheTour, you can expect:

  • MPV or van transport
  • English-speaking or Chinese-speaking local guides
  • Pick up/ drop off to and from the hotel/airport during your tour
  • A fully customizable itinerary (i.e. unlimited stops, or a break back to the hotel, etc)
  • Flexible times between 8am to 8pm

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Conclusion

Consult this list of 5 star hotels in Penang before you book one! See which is the most expensive hotel in Penang!

You can go for the classic high-rise hotels with large pools to keep the kids busy! Or a secluded boutique mansion or even a seaside resort!

Area is key for determining the best 5 star hotel too!

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