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George Town

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
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
SG$82
per night
15 Apr-16 Apr

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.

4.3/5Excellent! (1,987 reviews)

"Excellent and very professional service. Clean room. Originally was given a room with a very poor view facing the roof of the shopping centre at low floors. The staff was kind to change our rooms to higher floors at level 14 which we could have a glimpse of the Georgetown coastal sea. Really grateful ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar,2020

Hotel Jen Penang by Shangri-La
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$97
per night
1 May-2 May

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! (1,377 reviews)

"A perfect place for a relaxing holidays. Only beef: it gets a little boring to see the same menu at the restaurant after a week."…"

Reviewed on 5 Mar,2020

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang
Evergreen Laurel Penang
Evergreen Laurel Penang
4.5 out of 5
53 Persiaran Gurney, George Town, Penang
SG$88
per night
22 Apr-23 Apr

Located in Downtown George Town, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Gurney Drive and Gleneagles Penang Medical Centre. Gurney Plaza and Penang Adventist ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,209 reviews)

"This hotel has a great location. Easy walking distance to Gurney Drive food stalls and Pulau Tikus shops. Also possible to reach the Midlands and Gurney Plaza shopping centre on foot."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar,2020

Evergreen Laurel Penang

Popular things to do in George Town

KOMTAR
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KOMTAR

4/5(49 reviews)

Enjoy panoramic views of the city and indulge in an array of food and shopping within the island's tallest building.

Kek Lok Si Temple
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Kek Lok Si Temple

4.5/5(36 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.

Penang City Hall
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Penang City Hall

4/5(11 reviews)

This fine example of Victorian architecture forms an opulent backdrop to the Georgetown Esplanade.

Top activities in George Town

Tropical Spice Garden Cooking Class
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Tropical Spice Garden Cooking Class

96% of travellers recommend
SG$86
Per adult
Half-Day Cycling - Away from Georgetown
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Half-Day Cycling - Away from Georgetown

92% of travellers recommend
SG$36
Per adult
Pulau Payar Marine Park Excursion
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Pulau Payar Marine Park Excursion

72% of travellers recommend
SG$187
Per adult
Private Penang Hill & Temple Tour
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Private Penang Hill & Temple Tour

90% of travellers recommend
SG$128
Per adult
Private Orangutan and Charcoal Factory with Lunch
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Private Orangutan and Charcoal Factory with Lunch

80% of travellers recommend
SG$261
Per adult
Private Georgetown Heritage Tour
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Private Georgetown Heritage Tour

96% of travellers recommend
SG$112
Per adult

Reviews of George Town

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 42%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 44%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 13.333333333333334%
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3/5 - Okay

Alan

17 Mar 2020

Found George Town itself disappointing. Street art seen better days.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

16 Mar 2020

Interesting mix of old colonial and modern. Lots of nice restaurants and coffee & cake shops

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

2 Mar 2020

Several good museums. A good mixture of old and new. Good for eating out, local food courts,hawkers stalls and restaurants. Enjoyed Chinese New Year and Thiapusam festival.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

2 Mar 2020

Very easy and nice city

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

2 Feb 2020

Dirty drains; line clear Nasi kandar food handling Requires improvement to meet food hygiene standards. Polluted air, Sea and beach. noisy.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

28 Jan 2020

Love the historical town, the street arts, food hawker stalls - plenty of choices to eat, everything was walkable distance. Love the history of the green and blue mansion. The blue mansion was so gorgeous! Liked Little India and Chinatown.