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Penang Hill

Penang Hill is a hill resort situated in Penang Island, Malaysia. It is a forested and hilly area located about six kilometres from the centre (George Town) and sits atop a perch, with its highest point well over 800 metres above sea level. It is among the oldest hill resorts in Malaysia with historic, cool, and unpolluted atmospheric features to suit even the most fickle constitution. From here, one can see clearly all of George Town, the eastern coast of the island, as well as many tributaries flowing off the slopes. Enjoy a wonderful relaxing view, cool weather, and the interesting prehistoric flowers that blossom here.

  • Explore the plant life and discover carnivorous pitcher plants in their natural environment or simply appreciate this preserved wilderness which has stood since the Jurassic period on Penang Island.
  • Save your shins and knees and ride the Penang Hill Railway, an air tram, to the top of Flagstaff Hill: the ride will take about half-an-hour.
  • From this cliff, all of Penang Island is visible, and at dusk the sound of over 100 species of birds makes this area quite a nice cap on the day for nature lovers.

The earliest means of transport to the Penang Hill was through horses or doolies where colonial big wigs were carried up the hill on fancy chairs. Now, anyone has the opportunity to make this trip: the Penang Railway is a welcome mode of transport for most tourists. Trains are air-conditioned and tickets can be booked online, at the train station, or at ferry terminals. Georgetown has a fairly competent bus system known as Rapid Penang, serving most of the city. A taxi or shuttle bus from Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas (in the southern region of Penang Island) can get you to George Town quickly, and onward to Penang Hill.

Hotels in Penang Hill

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From US$93

1 G Hotel Kelawai

5 stars
5.0 / 5 3 reviews

2, Persiaran Maktab Map

Include Breakfast & Free Minibar

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

Great stay with 5 star service
We arrived late at 9pm, the hotel staff warmly welcome us and even assisted us for the check-in. We were brought to the Executive Lounge for the procedure and there was no hassle at all even though...
30 Sep 2015
From US$28

2 Georgetown City Hotel

4 stars
3.1 / 5 10 reviews

Jalan Burmah Road Map

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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

Huge space to improve
Amenities is not provided accordingly. The cleanliness of the room can be further improved
28 Nov 2014
From US$40

3 Le Dream Boutique Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 1 reviews

139. Jalan Pintal Tali Map

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This 4-star boutique hotel has 43 rooms and located at Jalan Pintal Tali or Rope Walk. More

Excellent Location
Easy access to most of the tourist attraction. However, there is no parking space provided in the building. We need to park at the public parking spot. They gave RM2.00 of parking coupons per night...
19 Nov 2015
From US$62

4 Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang

5 stars
4.1 / 5 47 reviews

53, Persiaran Gurney Map

Free Minibar

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

a little far away city area(Komta). the staff is friendly. room is clean and comfortable.
7 Oct 2015
From US$63

5 Sunway Hotel Georgetown

4 stars
3.9 / 5 67 reviews

33, New Lane (off Macalister Road) Map

Club Lounge Privileges

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

hello Penang again
Hotel location is excellent! About 10 mins walk to shopping area, very good massage place just opposite the hotel. Hotel service needs improving. Checked in took a while, dont feel welcome from the...
10 Oct 2015
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6 Hotel Penaga

4 stars
4.5 / 5 11 reviews

Corner of Jalan Hutton & Lebuh Clarke Map

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Hotel Penaga invites travellers to a historic boutique-style retreat equipped with modern comforts conveniently set in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. This tastefully decorated... More

enjoyable stay. well renovated. big comfortable room
Hotel used be be a row of old shophouses. it has been renovated very well into a comfortable hotel room was very elegantly decorated. hotel is well located and a short walk to several eating places.
11 Jun 2015
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7 Hotel Jen Penang (Formerly Traders Hotel Penang)

4 stars
4.4 / 5 40 reviews

Magazine Road Map

Late C/Out (4pm) + 20% Off F&B + 25% Off Massage

Whether in Georgetown for business or leisure, Hotel Jen Penang (Formerly Traders Hotel Penang) welcomes visitors with gracious hospitality to their elegantly appointed accommodations and fine... More

Penang marathon trip
Strategically located, the free shuttle bus to marathon site is just 10secs away. Malls and street stalls are walking distance away. Unfortunately was giving a smoking room as there was no more non...
24 Nov 2015
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8 Tune Hotels Downtown Penang

3 stars
3.6 / 5 13 reviews


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Tune Hotels Downtown Penang enjoys a convenient location in the shopping and entertainment district of George Town. This well-placed hotel offers comfortable accommodation and friendly service. The... More

good location
its easy to komtar tower, easy to take CAT free shuttle bus, walking distance to night market and food coure center....
21 Jun 2015
From US$90

9 Campbell House Penang

4 stars
3.0 / 5 2 reviews

NO.106, Lebuh Campbell Map

Offering chic accommodations in a central location, Campbell House Penang makes for an ideal base for travellers visiting Penang. This boutique heritage hotel features inviting atmosphere and local... More

Couple Trip
Good location, good staff , good service, nice hotel
4 Jul 2015
From US$57

10 The Northam All Suite Penang

4 stars
3.6 / 5 29 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

Bad Experience
I had a cockroach climbing on my face while sleeping on the first night. Manage to catch it and kill it with the Hotel Card. Couldn't sleep well from then on and check out early in the morning as I...
26 Jun 2015
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