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Family Accommodation in Penang


Visitors to this multicultural island will find that family accommodation in Penang is pretty abundant. Being a great island getaway, many vacationers here travel with their family for wholesome and memorable fun.

You’ll find a harmonious mix of Malays, Chinese, Indians and European influences within the island, especially in the food aspect. This diversity has also led to Penang being known as the ‘food paradise’ of Malaysia. There’s also plenty to see in the form of natural island beauty, homely beaches and various festivals held throughout the year.

Things to see

History buffs will love the UNESCO World Heritage Zone & Armenian Street down in Georgetown. You’ll find signs of 19th century colonial and settler architecture, embraced by a community that still maintains the traditional urban way of life. Simply walk along Armenian Street, Pitt Street and Beach Road to find yourself immersed in the charming history of this place.

If you’re seeking great cityscapes and night views of Penang, Penang Hill would be a great place to start. A train service can bring you to the summit in 5 minutes, after which you’ll enjoy a spectacular view of the city. There’s the option to take a hike up the hill, though the trail is not well marked. So experienced guides would be recommended.

Hotels in Penang

Travelling with the family? Use our site to browse Penang for family hotels and resorts. The choices for lodging are plenty, with many budget hotels found at Chulia Street and Love Lane area, luxurious resorts by international brands like Hard Rock, Shangri-La and Parkroyal. Other options include lodges, guesthouses and serviced apartments. It’s easy to get around just by walking, but the heat requires that you stay well hydrated and protected with sun-block.



Where to stay

Gorgetown, a world heritage site, is the place for vacationers seeking to learn more about the island’s culture and diversity. Visitors can choose to follow a food trail and savour some of the best local cuisine around, or simply move through the streets and soak in the inherently rich history found in both the culture and old buildings. Public transport here is well maintained, so getting around without a car is definitely possible.

On the northern coast, you’ll find Batu Ferringhi, a highly developed tourist spot with kilometre after kilometre of white sand and palm trees. Choices for accommodation is well in abundance and tourists can find luxurious resorts, guesthouses, budget hotels, well established hotels and private villas. Attractions here include the Butterfly Farm, Muka Head Lighthouse, Toy Museum and many more.

How to get to Penang

The well-equipped Penang Bayan Lepas International Airport is your main gateway when coming in by plane, and it’s a 30 minute drive from the city centre. Several international airlines are served by the airport, as well as domestic flights. If you’re driving in, you can use the Penang bridge to gain access, and for those taking train, the closest train station is Butterworth. It’s walking distance from the ferry terminal and tickets to Penang can be bought from the train station.

Penang travel guides

Penang Travel Guides