George Town

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Top hotels in George Town

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-La
Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-La
4 out of 5
Magazine Road, George Town, Penang
SG$86
per night
6 Jan-7 Jan

This family-friendly George Town hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 5-minute walk of KOMTAR, 1st Avenue Mall and Prangin Mall.

4.2/5Excellent! (1,953 reviews)

"modern look with great furnishings and attentive staff and service"…"

Reviewed on 7 Dec,2019

Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-La
Eastern And Oriental Hotel
Eastern And Oriental Hotel
5 out of 5
10 Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, Penang
SG$231
per night
8 Jan-9 Jan

This family-friendly George Town hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and Camera Museum. Pinang Peranakan Mansion ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (2,408 reviews)

"Wonderful stay and will definitely booked again; breakfast was delicious and only the tea servings was quite little unlike my stay in 2017."…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov,2019

Eastern And Oriental Hotel
Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang
Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang
4 out of 5
Batu Feringgi Beach, Batu Feringgi, George Town, Penang
SG$108
per night
6 Jan-7 Jan

Nestled on the beach, this George Town resort is just steps away from Eden Parade Shopping Centre and Ferringgi Beach. East Wind Watersports and Batu Feringghi ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,265 reviews)

"Good stay with good environment"…"

Reviewed on 30 Nov,2019

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang

Popular things to do in George Town

Kek Lok Si Temple
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Kek Lok Si Temple

4.5/5(28 reviews)

The largest Buddhist temple in Penang houses the awe-inspiring 10,000 Buddha pagoda, the giant bronze statue of Kuan Yin, and a delightful souvenir and food market.

Pinang Peranakan Mansion
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Pinang Peranakan Mansion

4.5/5(18 reviews)

This stately mansion beautifully captures what life was for a wealthy Straits Chinese family in the 19th century.

Fort Cornwallis
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Fort Cornwallis

3.5/5(12 reviews)

Delve into Penang's colonial past in the largest and one of the oldest forts in Malaysia.

Top activities in George Town

Half-Day Cycling - Away from Georgetown
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Half-Day Cycling - Away from Georgetown

SG$36

If you're looking to escape away from bustling and hustling of Georgetown while in Penang - look furthers here. Located in the Southwest of Penang island, Balik Pulau literally means “back of the island”, The laid back agriculture district is famous for it’s durian , nutmeg, coconut, banana, and many others fruits and spices.

Private Orangutan and Charcoal Factory with Lunch
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Private Orangutan and Charcoal Factory with Lunch

SG$149

Travel to Bukit Merah via the 25 km long Penang second bridge, to see and observe the natural habitat of orangutans living in a small island. These primates are orphans undergoing rehabilitation for future release into the wild.

Private Penang Island Discovery Tour
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Private Penang Island Discovery Tour

SG$42

Explore Penang Island, the “Pearl of the Orient” from its sandy shores to quaint countryside. Stops include an idyllic fishing village, a cottage industry to witness the traditional handicraft of batik painting, the countryside for introduction of tropical spices like clove and nutmeg, local fruits in season and try rubber tapping.

Private Penang Hill & Temple Tour
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Private Penang Hill & Temple Tour

SG$73

Escape the crowds in Georgetown and relax at Penang Hill and the magnificent Kek Lok Si Temple. Take the opportunity to breathe in the fresh air and embark on a spiritual journey to an iconic temple. Start your private tour from the doorstep of your Penang hotel with convenient private transportation.

Hill & Temple Sightseeing Tour
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Hill & Temple Sightseeing Tour

SG$98

Leave Georgetown behind you and take a spiritual journey to Southeast Asia's largest Buddhist temple. Enjoy the view of Georgetown from Penang Hill and relax in the many recreational areas available. Start off your tour with a hotel pickup and visit to the Kek Lok Si Temple.

Ghost Museum Penang Admission Ticket
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Ghost Museum Penang Admission Ticket

SG$5

Visit: Ghost Museum Penang, 57 Lebuh Melayu, George Town, Penang Island 10100 Malaysia Cool Ghost Museum is not just about scaring people with illustrations and life-sized dummy of ghosts in the house, it creates an atmosphere of fun and fear, just enough to tease the kids as it is child-friendly.

Reviews of George Town

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 11.570247933884298%
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3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

20 Nov 2019

There is no beach but plenty of food stalls and sights to see in the bussling town centre . Ideal for a short break but there isn't a great deal to do

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Nov 2019

Lovely place to walk round the side streets, enjoying the different shops and street art located throughout the old part of town. Food markets are great with lots of choice and so cheap! Bus is the preferred method of travel.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

11 Nov 2019

Hotel is not in George Town.

5/5 - Excellent

Mr-R

10 Nov 2019

Well worth a visit, it has something for everyone!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

2 Nov 2019

My residencded is Kent - Unable to change on this form

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

28 Oct 2019

A beautiful place full of history but the clumsiness of its tourist industry is sometimes shocking. Streetfood amazing, but things shut at odd times and tho many lovely Gt resident/vendor, others smoke over your food or turn you away unwelcomingly.