New Hotel In Penang

You might find a favorite among the new hotels in Penang 2020!

True, it’s been a bad year for hotels but many have reopened for business as tourists return to Penang! That includes the best hotels in Penang.

As well as these latest hotels in Penang that you may not have heard of! They would definitely appreciate the support!

New Hotels In Penang At A Glance:

  1. WiFi Boutique Hotel
  2. The Prestige Hotel Penang
  3. Jazz Hotel Penang
  4. Le Embassy Hotel, George Town
  5. Macalister Terraces Hotel
  6. Macallum Central Hotel
  7. Loop On Leith George Town Penang Hotel
  8. WOW Hotel Penang
  9. Hutton Central Hotel
  10. Ropewalk Piazza Hotel
  11. Macalister Hotel

11 New Hotels In Penang 2020

1. WiFi Boutique Hotel

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In case you’re wondering, WiFi is free and fast at the WiFi Boutique Hotel!

WiFi Boutique Hotel In Penang
WiFi Boutique Hotel In Penang – photo credits to booking.com

And while small, each room is adequately fitted with a space to work, a smart TV, kettle and an ensuite bathroom!

Don’t forget to check out the bicycle museum upstairs (free entry for guests)!

Elegant Rooms Of WiFi Boutique Hotel In Penang
Elegant Rooms Of WiFi Boutique Hotel In Penang – photo credits to booking.com

What You’ll Like:

  • Place to park your car (limited)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • There’s a common lounge
  • Close to The Top, KOMTAR
  • Quiet and clean

Good To Know:

  • Newspapers, fax machine and photocopy service are available
  • They have cars and bicycles for rent
  • Breakfast is not included; no onsite café either
  • There is a deposit for the hotel key
  • Lift

Address: 136, Jalan Gurdwara, George Town, 10300 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604 2519 888

Price Range: From RM128 – 458 (2 Pax)

2. The Prestige Hotel Penang

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Modern meets Victorian at The Prestige Hotel Penang!

The Prestige Hotel Penang
The Prestige Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Warm service, facilities and thoughtful room details will make you feel like you’re staying at a luxury hotel in Penang!

And aside from the incredibly chic and clean rooms, the hotel is only a 10 minutes’ walk from Little India Penang!

Rooms At The Prestige Hotel Penang
Rooms At The Prestige Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com

What You’ll Like:

  • Own fitness centre
  • Parking for guests
  • Infinity swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Free and consistent WiFi
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Complimentary welcome drinks
  • Free minibar

Good To Know:

  • Room and concierge service
  • 24-hour front desk

Address: 8, Gat Lebuh Gereja, George Town, 10300 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604 217 5888

Price Range: RM314 – 750 (2 Pax)

3. Jazz Hotel Penang

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Note: This hotel is temporarily closed until 1 August 2020.

Combining business with leisure:

The 4-star Jazz Hotel Penang has elegant and spacious contemporary rooms or suites where you can enjoy views of the city! The bar upstairs has live jazz.

Urban Exterior Of Jazz Hotel Penang
Urban Exterior Of Jazz Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com

There is a supermarket and restaurants around this hotel too. In case you don’t feel like dining at the onsite Japanese restaurant!

Sleek Rooms At Jazz Hotel Penang
Sleek Rooms At Jazz Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com

What You’ll Like:

  • Room service
  • Free WiFi
  • Efficient staff
  • Quiet location
  • Very clean
  • Rooftop swimming pool
  • Fitness centre
  • TV (satellite channels)
  • Daily continental or à la carte breakfast

Good To Know:

  • 2.7km from Tanjung Bungah Beach
  • Less than 5 minutes’ walk to Straits Quay Marina Mall
  • 24-hour front desk

Address: No. 1, Jalan Seri Tg Pinang, Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Penang Island

Contact: +604 375 3333

Price Range: RM216 – 498 (2 Pax)

4. Le Embassy Hotel, George Town

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Le Embassy Hotel offers affordable comfort. The general interior of this boutique hotel is tasteful without being over the top!

The Trendy Lobby Of Le Embassy Hotel, George Town
The Trendy Lobby Of Le Embassy Hotel, George Town – photo credits to booking.com

They have bunk-style, twin and double bed rooms. And each floor has a free flowing drinking water station!

Various Room Layouts At Le Embassy Hotel In George Town
Various Room Layouts At Le Embassy Hotel In George Town – photo credits to booking.com

What You’ll Like:

  • Rooms have their own bathroom, wardrobe TV (satellite), fridge, hairdryer, desk and kettle
  • Free WiFi and private parking
  • Hotel has a lift
  • On-site restaurant and bar
  • Friendly staff
  • Clean
  • You can have breakfast at the hotel

Good To Know:

  • 2.3 km from Pinang Peranakan Mansion
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Many rooms do not have windows and the ones at the front are noisy
  • There is a security deposit

Address: 12, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604 227 6363

Price Range: RM120 (2 Pax)

5. Macalister Terraces Hotel

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Macalister Terraces Hotel is a 4-star hotel that is unusual for its vintage/ heritage theme throughout the dual-storey building.

Architecture Of Macalister Terraces Hotel Penang
Architecture Of Macalister Terraces Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Where each room looks different from the next!

When you stay here, you can admire the original paintings by the Penang artist, Louis Gan – famous for his Penang street art!

Cozy Rooms At Macalister Terraces Hotel Penang
Cozy Rooms At Macalister Terraces Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com
Note: The hotel occasionally hosts art exhibitions

What You’ll Like:

  • Beautiful mid-century teak furniture
  • Very clean
  • Comfortable beds
  • Walking distance to Penang points of interest
  • Quiet
  • Professional and friendly staff
  • Big bathrooms

Good To Know:

  • Some rooms have no windows
  • Ask them how the hot water works
  • Expect to pay a security deposit

Address: 71, Lorong Macalister, 10400 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +6012 484 0408

Price Range: From RM212 – 421 (2 Pax)

6. Macallum Central Hotel By PHC

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Families and larger groups will find the modern and spacious suites at Macallum Central Hotel by PHC very comfortable and convenient!

Stay In A Heritage Style Building Like Macallum Central Hotel By PHC
Stay In A Heritage Style Building Like Macallum Central Hotel By PHC – photo credits to PHC

It’s also ideal for solo or couple travelers that plan to stay longer in Penang! As an alternative to a Penang homestay!

Modern Rooms And Units At Macallum Central Hotel Penang
Modern Rooms And Units At Macallum Central Hotel Penang – photo credits to PHC

What You’ll Like:

  • Suites have private bathrooms, a living space, appliances (e.g. microwave, fridge, kettle, hairdryer) and a desk
  • City views
  •  Helpful reception staff
  • Eateries nearby

Good To Know:

Address: 59, Lebuh Macallum, George Town, 10300 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604 375 8888

Price Range: From RM191 – 318 (2 Pax)

7. Loop On Leith George Town Penang Hotel By Compass Hospitality

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Not entirely new but we’re going to consider the Loop On Leith George Town Penang Hotel by Compass Hospitality in our list. Since it just went under renovation!

Modern Interior Of Loop On Leith George Town Penang Hotel
Modern Interior Of Loop On Leith George Town Penang Hotel – photo credits to booking.com

Rooms are pleasant, clean and come with many amenities. It’s possible to get adjoining rooms too!

Dark Chic Rooms Of Loop On Leith George Town Penang Hotel
Dark Chic Rooms Of Loop On Leith George Town Penang Hotel – photo credits to booking.com

What You’ll Like:

  • Continental or a buffet breakfast
  • On-site restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Lift
  • Rooms have flat-screen TV (satellite), shower, fridge, kettle, hairdryer and desk
  • Good service
  • Close to Chulia street and the Blue Mansion
  • Walking distance to local eateries

Good To Know:

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Cleaning starts at 9am
  • If you’re a light sleeper, bring some ear plugs
  • Close to a mosque
  • Limited basement parking

Address: 29, Leith St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang

Contact: +604 297 2222

Price Range: From RM143 – 223 (2 Pax)

8. WOW Hotel Penang

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Family-friendly, WOW Hotel Penang has many common facilities for relaxing and playing!

Common Recreational Spaces At WOW Hotel Penang
Common Recreational Spaces At WOW Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com

Including a billiards table and rooftop garden with a life-size chess set! And a foam jungle gym and ball pit!

The rooms themselves are kept to a minimum. Although with some plush chairs around!

Brightly Lit Room Interiors At WOW Hotel Penang
Brightly Lit Room Interiors At WOW Hotel Penang – photo credits to booking.com

What You’ll Like:

  • American-style breakfast
  • Hot tub
  • Bike hire
  • Free parking for guests
  • Free WiFi
  • Spacious rooms
  • Walking distance to attractions and food
  • Friendly reception

Good To Know:

  • They offer luggage storage service

Address: No.406, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604 226 0126

Price Range: From RM154 – 188 (2 Pax)

9. Hutton Central Hotel By PHC

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Hutton Central Hotel By PHC has 8 clean apartment-style units with their own balconies! And washing machines are available for guest use!

The Exterior Of Hutton Central Hotel By PHC
The Exterior Of Hutton Central Hotel By PHC – photo credits to PHC

The location is suitable for those that plan on walking to foodie destinations (like Chulia Street). Rather than driving!

Spacious Rooms At Hutton Central Hotel By PHC
Spacious Rooms At Hutton Central Hotel By PHC – photo credits to PHC

What You’ll Like:

  • Free WiFi
  • Private bathrooms
  • City views
  • Spacious rooms have fridge, kettle, hairdryer and desk
  • Quiet at night
  • Helpful staff

Good To Know:

  • 24-hour front desk
  • No lift
  • Roadside parking
  • Bring your own toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Nearby karaoke ends at 11pm

Address: No. 128C Jalan Transfer Georgetown, 10050 George Town

Contact: +604 375 8888

Price Range: From RM339 (2 Pax)

10. Ropewalk Piazza Hotel By PHC

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Also under PHC, the Ropewalk Piazza Hotel has a combination of 12 units with either 2 or 3 bedrooms. And another 12 units that are more versatile.

Ropewalk Piazza Hotel, Another New Hotel In Penang By PHC
Ropewalk Piazza Hotel, Another New Hotel In Penang By PHC – photo credits to PHC

The hotel is walking distance from KOMTAR.

Inside The Ropewalk Piazza Hotel By PHC
Inside The Ropewalk Piazza Hotel By PHC – photo credits to PHC

What You’ll Like:

  • Free WiFi
  • City views
  • Units have private bathrooms, microwaves, crockery, cutlery and seating areas
  • Friendly staff
  • Attractions and cafes nearby
  • Opposite First Avenue shopping mall

Good To Know:

  • No lift
  • No private parking

Address: No 148, Jalan Pintal Tali, George Town, 10100 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604 375 8888

Price Range: From RM359 (2 Pax)

11. Macalister Hotel By PHC

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Like their other branches, the Macalister Hotel by PHC is set in refurbished heritage shop houses. Where the apartment units are upstairs!

Macalister Hotel By PHC
Macalister Hotel By PHC – photo credits to PHC

This location is also superb for foodies to get around on foot! Parking is a little inconvenient for those with cars!

Beautiful Rooms At Macalister Hotel By PHC
Beautiful Rooms At Macalister Hotel By PHC – photo credits to PHC

What You’ll Like:

  • Free WiFi
  • Spacious rooms with private bathrooms and living spaces
  • À la carte breakfast for guests
  • Friendly staff
  • Brand new

Good To Know:

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Security deposit of RM200 per room

Address: No 148, Jalan Pintal Tali, George Town, 10100 George Town, Penang Island

Contact: +604 375 8888

Price Range: From RM309 (2 Pax)

Getting Around Penang

You don’t want to be focusing on logistics when you could be seeing the sights and taking things slow!

A private tour service like RayTheTour will solve that problem!

Penang Tour - RayTheTour & Travelswithsun

Why You Should Take Our Tour Service:

  • Free and easy itinerary (let our guides know what your interests are!) from between 8am to 7pm.
  • Local guides that speak English or Chinese
  • Comfortable transport (MPVs or vans)
  • We do tours to Ipoh, Taiping and Cameron Highlands too
  • Online customer service (just WhatsApp us or use Facebook Messenger to make a booking)
  • Hotel/airport pick up and drop off during tour duration

Conclusion

Of the new hotels in Penang, The Prestige Hotel Penang and Macalister Terraces Hotel stand out for style!

While the WiFi Boutique Hotel and Le Embassy Hotel are value-for-money!

And if you have no issues with stairs, than any of the apartments under PHC would suit a large family or group!

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