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Places to stay in Penang Island

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Apartment · Gelugor
Penang Arte S Studio Homestay
May 21 – 28
$25 per night
Condo · Tanjung Tokong
🏖D1 Million $ seaview 5min Gurney 2carpark无敌海景
* Only for individuals completed 2 vaccination, unit disinfected * 3 mins walk to Lotus (just opposite) * Hi Speed wifi * 5mins to Gurney, 10mins to Georgetown and Gleneagles * magnificent sea view * 2 En-suite bedroom * Classical hot tub in master suite * Washing Machine, Functional and equipped kitchen * Linen, toiletries and towels provided * TV (NetFlix) * Iron&iron board * 2 indoor car parks,24hrs security Penang ホームステイ 홈스테이
Oct 25 – Nov 1
$57 per night
Condo · Bayan Lepas
Cozy Seafront Studio Suite Near Queensbay
Cozy Seaview Studio Suite (Available Check In for self-driving only) Our home stay is a studio suite near Penang bridge with strategic location where you can easily access to Penang bridge,queensbay shopping mall and Bayan Lepas industrial zone.Our studio suite offer one car or one motor parking lot and It is an open concept studio with no bedroom and kitchen attached which is suitable for young couple or family with young children and can comfortably accommodate up to 2adults and 2kids
Mar 24 – 31
$41 per night

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Stay near Penang Island's top sights

Photo of Snake Temple
Snake Temple28 locals recommend
Photo of Penang Golf Club
Penang Golf Club5 locals recommend
Photo of Gurney Plaza
Gurney Plaza75 locals recommend
Photo of Queensbay Mall
Queensbay Mall55 locals recommend
Photo of Little India
Little India14 locals recommend
Photo of Straits Quay Marina Mall
Straits Quay Marina Mall52 locals recommend

Other great vacation rentals in Penang Island

Private room · George Town
Cozy | Modern | Simple Private Room04 @ Georgetown
Jun 26 – Jul 3
$14 per night
Condo · George Town
Maritime Full Seaview Duplex Suites ^无敌全海景~
Mar 24 – 31
$62 per night
Private room · Gelugor
Penang 56 Residence Single Suite
Nov 14 – 21
$17 per night
Condo · Tanjung Tokong
Cozy Luxury~~Suite near the quay #Gym&Pool&Sauna#
Mar 7 – 14
$50 per night
Apartment · Tanjung Tokong
Stylish Room with Bath and Kitchenette Living
Sep 14 – 21
$42 per night
Private room · Bayan Lepas
Modern Master Room w private toilet & carpark
Apr 16 – 23
$16 per night
Private room · George Town
Gurney Skyview Room with Private bathroom
Jul 8 – 15
$27 per night
Private room · George Town
Room4U (Single Room) @ Burmah Rd, Georgetown
Apr 12 – 19
$11 per night
Apartment · George Town
Sweet Home Town Area with High Speed Wifi & TV Box
Oct 26 – Nov 2
$28 per night
Apartment · George Town
Armenian loft
Aug 30 – Sep 6
$22 per night
Apartment · George Town
Lavender Sea View Suite
Mar 17 – 24
$33 per night
Loft · George Town
iTuu Seafront Suite 艺都海滨套房 [Sanitized]
Jan 2 – 9
$55 per night

Your guide to Penang Island

All About Penang Island

Sitting off the coast of Malaysia’s mainland facing Malacca Strait, Penang Island is best known for its capital city, George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a cultural hotspot, where a mix of modernist-style mosques and intricately crafted, 19th-century temples represent the region’s unique heritage. George Town’s city center is a work of art in itself, where you will find sprawling murals covering everything from building walls to sidewalks throughout the city center.

A group of historic, Chinese-settled clan jetties from the 1800s sit along George Town’s waterfront, each named after a family clan. The small, grouped neighborhoods are set over the water on stilts, with food stalls and wooden homes where residents still live today. Opposite George Town, the 3,000-acre Penang National Park lies on the northwestern coast of Penang Island, packed with hundreds of plant species like palm and seraya trees. As you enter the park, you will trek through dense jungle to the white-sand Pantai Kerachut Beach, with dusky leaf monkeys poking through the lush terrain along the way.

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Penang Island?

Penang has tropical weather year-round, staying hot and humid throughout each season. Penang Island remains slightly warmer than mainland Malaysia, and the rainiest time of year usually lasts from April to November. In December, the Penang International Dragon Boat Festival takes place, where dozens of decorated dragon boats race against others across the open waters to the beat of a drum, a Chinese tradition dating back more than 2,000 years. One of Penang Island’s most notable summer events is the George Town Festival, celebrating the arts and hosting programs from local musicians and theater to photography and film.

Penang celebrates Wesak Day in May with a vibrant festival where extravagant floats come alive with lights, flowers, and Buddhist symbols to celebrate Buddha's birthday. During the rainy fall season, the George Town Literary Festival takes place in November with literary forums with writers from the region.

What are the top things to do in Penang Island?

Penang Night Markets

Night markets are open every day of the week on Penang Island, where you can try local cuisine from pop-up vendors cooking street food on the spot as you order. At the Chulia Street Night Hawkers Stalls, you will find some of the most-loved local items like char kway teow, a rice noodle dish stir-fried with shrimp and bean sprouts.

Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi

This temple is one of the most famous clan temples in the state, built by the Leong San Tong Chinese clan nearly 700 years ago in historic George Town. The gold-embellished temple houses a museum detailing the clan’s history amid stunning craftsmanship, complete with stone pillars, hanging lanterns, and intricate altars used for worship.

Little India

Penang Island’s Little India neighborhood is teeming with local shops selling goods from handmade sari dresses and jewelry to specialty spices and Indian cuisines like tandoori chicken and samosas. Although George Town is usually known as the main hub for street art, Little India boasts its own impressive murals throughout the neighborhood, with several on Clive Street and Kerbau Road.

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