There are lots of options of 3 star hotels in Penang. Visitors to this part of peninsular Malaysia can find good quality affordable mid-range places to stay on both the island of Penang and the Seberang Perai mainland territory facing the island. A large percentage of Penang three-star hotels are located in colourful converted shop houses in the historic city of George Town.
Some of these 3 star George Town boutique properties have less than 20 rooms, such as the Blue Mansion and Campbell House, but the Merchant Hotel contains more than 90 guestrooms. The Camera Museum and Pinang Peranakan Mansion are a couple of the attractions located within 15 minutes of these historic properties.
There are also some three-star Penang accommodation in Bayan Lepas, a George Town satellite community best known as Penang's principal electronic manufacturing zone and the home of Penang International Airport. Penang International Sports Arena is within walking distance of the three and a half star Olive Tree Hotel. Athletic guests may also want to keep in shape by using this property's fitness centre or outdoor swimming pool.
The beach resort of Batu Ferringhi may boast some of Penang's most luxurious seaside properties, but the three-star Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang is one of the most affordable alternatives for visitors seeking Penang beach holidays on smaller budgets. This relaxing resort is located halfway between Batu Ferringhi and George Town in the former fishing village of Tanjung Bungah.
Visitors who venture to the Seberang Perai portion of Penang may decide to stay at Jalan Baru's three and a half star Ixora Hotel or the three-star Summit Hotel Bukit Mertajam. Both of these respectable resorts are located less than 15kms from Sunway Carnival Mall and Penang Bird Park.
All of the above three-star hotels in Penang provide their guests with swimming pools, free parking, and at least one, if not two or three, places to eat. Most of these mid-range places to stay also include complimentary internet access, spas, and business centres.