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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$121

1 G Hotel Kelawai

5 stars
5.0 / 5 5 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

Stylish Hotel @ Great Location
awesome hotel which is nearby to malls as well as many good eateries. (at the mall as well as nearby popular hawker centre @ Gurney Road)…my family enjoyed our short stay here and didn't need to...
31 Dec 2015
From US$38

2 Georgetown City Hotel

4 stars
3.1 / 5 10 reviews

Jalan Burmah Road Map

Book 45 Days in Advance & Save 30%

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$43

3 GLOW Penang

3 stars
3.9 / 5 16 reviews

101 Macalister Road Map

Includes Breakfast

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

Quite Stylish Hotel
Surprised only to know that... - No Toothpaste - No Toothbrush - No Comb - Is it normal to see an empty fridge?
14 Sep 2015
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4 G Hotel Gurney, Penang

5 stars
4.0 / 5 20 reviews

168A, Persiaran Gurney Map

Includes Breakfast, Minibar & Club Access

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

disappointed stay
I book the executive room to enjoy the amenities but was disappointed. Firstly I stay on 14 floor and I can hear renovation sound from the 15 floor executive lounge. The baby cot provided look like...
16 Nov 2015
From US$40

5 Hotel NEO+ Penang

3 stars
3.6 / 5 5 reviews

68 Jalan Gurdwara, 10300, Penang Map

Includes Breakfast

The new Hotel Neo+ Penang located in the heart of Penang is a modern and 100 % smoke free hotel specially designed to meet the needs of discerning guests. With the hotels unique design of Eastern... More

Awesome Family Trip
Good location as very near to Komtar, Prangin Mall, GAMA and 1st Avenue shopping mall. Lots of eateries around. We booked 2 rooms and were given the 21st floor side by side. Rooms are clean n...
20 Dec 2015
From US$60

6 Sunway Hotel Georgetown

4 stars
3.9 / 5 69 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

Nice hotel
2nd visit to this hotel. Nice and good location, you cant ask for more with the price you are paying for. We got a free upgrade to suite rooms. Thanks!
5 Jan 2016
From US$83

7 Le Dream Boutique Hotel

4 stars
4.0 / 5 2 reviews

139. Jalan Pintal Tali Map

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

Good to stay
The staffs have to improve on the professional services knowledge. Anyways, the hotel is just awesome.
28 Dec 2015
From US$69

8 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

Awesome
a little far away city area(Komta). the staff is friendly. room is clean and comfortable.
7 Oct 2015
From US$39

9 Deluxcious Heritage Hotel

4 stars
2.0 / 5 2 reviews

15, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah Map

Strategically located in Georgetown, Deluxcious Heritage Hotel is a late 19-Century Colonial-style house that has been tastefully decorated and furnished. All18 rooms property have complimentary... More

Unimpressed
This hotel did not live up to expectations and we were incredibly disappointed. Our room was anything but superior. Although the photos look good and the main building itself and the reception /...
23 Jul 2015
From US$66

10 Hotel Penaga

4 stars
4.5 / 5 11 reviews

Corner of Jalan Hutton & Lebuh Clarke Map

Stay 2 Nights & Save 25%

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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