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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 near Penang Hill

52 hotels near Penang Hill

1 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

2 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

3 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

4 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

5 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

6 Hotel Jen Penang (Formerly Traders Hotel Penang)

4 stars
4.4 / 5 35 reviews

Magazine Road Map

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

7 GLOW Penang

3 stars
3.9 / 5 11 reviews

101 Macalister Road Map

GLOW Penang welcomes travellers with comfortable spaces set centrally in the vibrant and heritage-rich Penang capital, close to must-visit local attractions and public transportation. While in... More

8 Hotel Royal Penang

4 stars
4.0 / 5 3 reviews

No 3 Jalan Larut Map

Hotel Royal Penang offers upscale accommodations located near the financial district, suitable for corporate and leisure travellers visiting this side of Malaysia. Tourists at this Penang hotel can... More

9 Hotel Penaga

4 stars
4.6 / 5 8 reviews

Corner of Jalan Hutton & Lebuh Clarke Map

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

10 Tune Hotels Downtown Penang

3 stars
3.6 / 5 12 reviews

100 BURMAH ROAD Map

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