Best Hotels in Penang Island, Malaysia

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Set along Batu Ferringhi Beach, this polished resort in landscaped gardens is 13 km from Gurney Drive seafront promenade and 15 km from Penang Botanic Gardens.

Featuring balconies, some with ocean views, the refined rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi, minibars, tea and coffeemaking facilities, and satellite TV. Suites add sitting areas. An upgraded suite has 4 bedrooms. Room service is available.

Parking is free. There's an elegant restaurant, a casual cafe, a bar and a lobby lounge. Other amenities include an exercise room, a sauna, and direct beach access, as well as an outdoor pool area with ocean views.

In tropical gardens on Batu Ferringhi Beach, this upscale resort is 9 km from Penang Butterfly Farm and 12 km from the lively Gurney Drive promenade.

The sleek, warm rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and DVD players, plus minibars, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add balconies; some provide sea views. Suites come with separate sitting areas, and some have garden terraces. Room service is available 24/7.

Breakfast is complimentary. There's an international brasserie and a poolside cafe, plus a thatched cocktail bar and a beachfront seafood eatery. Other amenities include a free-form pool, a gym and a spa, plus tennis and a kids' club.

On Batu Feringgi Beach, amid 12 hectares of tropical gardens, this upscale beach resort is 7 km from the Penang Butterfly Farm and 11 km from Gurney Drive, a seafront promenade.

Sophisticated rooms feature balconies with pool, garden or area views. All come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities; upgraded quarters have private gardens. Posh suites add living rooms and dining areas; some offer marble bathrooms. Room service is available 24/7.

Breakfast is complimentary. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa, a fitness center and tennis courts. There's also a sleek bar, and 2 chic restaurants.

A block from Miami Beach, this upmarket, modern hotel enclosed by forest is 9 km from George Town and 28 km from Penang International Airport.

Stylish rooms have free Wi-Fi, minifridges and flat-screen TVs, along with rainfall showers, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some rooms have balconies and sea views. Suites add bathtubs and separate living rooms.

Complimentary amenities include an area shuttle. Other amenities include a fitness room and a teddy bear museum, along with an outdoor pool and a kids' pool/beach area. There's also a casual cafe, a cosy lounge bar, and a restaurant offering Indian and Chinese cuisine. Parkling is available.

This upscale, music-themed resort on Batu Ferringhi Beach along the Andaman Sea is 16 km from the island's capital, George Town, and 33 km from the Penang International Airport.

Plush rooms with rock star-themed decor feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, as well as minifridges, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms offer sea views, terraces and/or swim-up pool access. Family rooms include PlayStations. Suites add living areas, some with sofabeds.

Breakfast is included. Amenities consist of beach access and 6 eateries, including a Hard Rock Cafe, along with a swim-up bar, an outdoor pool, a spa, a gym and a kids' club.

Surrounded by lush hills, this upscale beachfront hotel along the Straits of Malacca is 5 km from Penang International Airport.

Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, the bright, unfussy rooms provide balconies with private plunge pools, and steam rooms. All have flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and minibars, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities. Upgraded rooms add water views. Room service is offered.

Breakfast is free. There are 2 dining options (1 with Japanese cuisine) and 2 bars, plus a terrace with beach views. Other amenities include a gym, an outdoor pool and a play area, plus a spa, a karaoke room and beach access. Minimum-stay rules may apply.

A minute's walk from the Malacca Strait, this upscale hotel is a 16-minute walk from the mall and observation deck at Komtar Penang.

Casual rooms feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus tea and coffeemakers, and minifridges. Upgraded rooms offer sitting areas and/or water views, and suites add living and dining areas. Club-level rooms provide lounge access, and complimentary drinks and breakfast. Room service is available.

There's a swanky revolving rooftop restaurant and bar, as well as a cafe, and a lobby lounge with entertainment. Other amenities consist of an outdoor pool, a kids' pool and a hot tub, plus a gym and a ballroom.

Set in the vibrant city centre, this laid-back hotel is a 6-minute walk from the landmark Komtar Tower and 17 km from Batu Ferringhi Beach.

Warm rooms provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, minifridges, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Club-level rooms add access to a private lounge offering breakfast, snacks and drinks at no extra cost. Suites offer living rooms; some have kitchenettes and dining areas. Room service is available 24/7.

There's a stylish restaurant and a casual bar. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a 24-hour gym, a sauna, a steam room and a hair salon. Breakfast (fee), parking and a beach shuttle are offered.

This polished hotel in a contemporary tower is 4 km from Queensbay Mall, 7 km from Snake Temple and 15 km from Fort Cornwallis.

Modern rooms with conservative decor feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks. Suites add separate living rooms with sofas. Upgraded suites add balconies, tea and coffeemaking equipment, and access to a private lounge.

There's a high-end restaurant and a sleek, 24-hour cafe/bar. Other amenities include a fitness room, and an outdoor pool with skyline views and a sundeck with lounge chairs. Breakfast is extra.



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