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Gurney Drive

Gurney Drive is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Penang, Malaysia for good reason. This seaside promenade is famous for the delicious hawker food stalls that line the sidewalk and the lively restaurants that come to life after the sun goes down. The area was named for Sir Henry Gurney, a British officer who was assassinated during the Malaysian Emergency. Even though the once famous Gurney Drive beaches have receded, the area is still a bustling night-time attraction where visitors can enjoy candlelight dinners with a tranquil ocean backdrop.

  • Visit Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram Temple on Gurney Drive to see the largest Thai temple in Penang and the 108-foot-long reclining Buddha, a sprawling, gold-leafed statue said to be the third largest in the world.
  • See the large stone elephants and beautifully manicured Pagoda grounds of the Dharmikarama Burmese Temple of Penang, where beautiful murals and Buddha images bring devotees from all over Malaysia.
  • Enjoy fine dining at Bali Hai Restaurant on Gurney Drive to experience an array of huge mantis prawns, Australian lobsters and other sea creatures that are kept in aquariums around the restaurant.

The Penang Bayan Lepas International Airport services the area and is only about thirty minutes from Gurney Drive. The Penang Bridge connects the city to the mainland and is itself an attraction, as it is one of the longest bridges in Asia. The ambiance and flavours of Gurney Drive are best absorbed on foot, but walkers should dress lightly, as the oppressive heat can quickly ruin your day. Human-powered trishaws are also a popular way to tour the area, and most drivers can be hired for sightseeing trips at a cheap cost.

Hotels near Gurney Drive

52 hotels near Gurney Drive

1 The Northam All Suite Penang

4 stars
3.5 / 5 20 reviews

55 Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah Map

Offering top-notch facilities and plush spaces strategically located in the heart of Penang commercial and leisure district, The Northam All Suite Penang creates an ideal base for travellers... More

2 Georgetown City Hotel

4 stars
3.1 / 5 10 reviews

Jalan Burmah Road Map

Georgetown City Hotel makes for an ideal base with chic comfortable accommodations and accessible location in this part of Penang. This sophisticated Georgetown hotel places visitors within... More

3 G Hotel Gurney, Penang

5 stars
4.4 / 5 11 reviews

168A, Persiaran Gurney Map

G Hotel Gurney, Penang is a stylish haven overlooking the great Malacca Strait featuring contemporary accommodations outfitted with fashionable designer furniture. Tourists learn more about the... More

4 Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang

5 stars
4.1 / 5 37 reviews

53, Persiaran Gurney Map

Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang is the right choice for those who are looking for quality accommodation and service in Malaysia. Penang Botanic Gardens, Kek Lok Si Temple and Penang Hill are some of... More

5 G Hotel Kelawai

5 stars
Not yet reviewed

2, Persiaran Maktab Map

G Hotel Kelawai, is where iconic design and cutting edge lifestyle set the stage for exclusive and extraordinary experiences. With 208 Rooms, the hotel is uniquely inspired by innovative design to... More

6 1926 Heritage Hotel

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

227 Jalan Burma Map

Built in 1926, it served as a home to the British colonial officers and local administrators. Today, it has been refurbished into a Heritage Hotel with most of its Anglo-Malay architectural essence... More

7 The Gurney Resort Hotel and Residences Penang

4 stars
3.3 / 5 8 reviews

18 Persiaran Gurney Map

With a unique atmosphere, special hospitality and convenient facilities, the hotel offers excellent accommodation that makes you to feel at home. GeneralFor conference and banqueting, the Gurney... More

8 Eastern and Oriental Hotel Penang

5 stars
4.7 / 5 26 reviews

10, Lebuh Farquhar Georgetown Map

Eastern and Oriental Hotel invites leisure and corporate travellers to luxurious accommodations set right in the centre of Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From this all-suite hotel,... More

9 Sunway Hotel Georgetown

4 stars
3.8 / 5 41 reviews

33, New Lane (off Macalister Road) Map

Sunway Hotel Georgetown is an elegantly appointed accommodation that offers convenient access to cultural and corporate sites of Penang. While on a Penang holiday, tourists should not miss a chance... More

10 Museum Hotel

4 stars
4.7 / 5 3 reviews

No 72 Jalan A.S.Mansor Map

Housed in a restored historic building, Museum Hotel Penang invites travellers to a cosy boutique-style retreat with a private museum set in the heart of this heritage-rich city in Penang. While in... More