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Penang Holidays

Top hotels in Penang

Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya
Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya
4 out of 5
11, Lebuh Tenggiri Dua, Pusat Bandar Seberang Jaya, Seberang Jaya, Penang
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$301 per night from 5 Mar to 6 Mar
4.2/5Excellent! (420 reviews)

"Not bad the facilities is quite new and better then I expected."…"

Reviewed on 3 Jan 2021

Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang
5 out of 5
56 Jalan Low Yat, Batu Ferringhi, George Town, Penang
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$308 per night from 9 Mar to 10 Mar
4.1/5Very Good! (599 reviews)

"Liked the ease of check in and the sanitisation of the room. Breakfast spread was good. The bathroom bidet had a slight leak. Disliked the paid parking and that after midnight there was a lack of covered parking."…"

Reviewed on 20 Dec 2020

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang
PARKROYAL Penang Resort
PARKROYAL Penang Resort
4.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$494 per night from 9 Mar to 10 Mar
4.2/5Excellent! (993 reviews)

"The hotel perfectly maintain. Hotel staff..I dare to say one of the best I’ve ever experienced. Will definitely be back again"…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2021

PARKROYAL Penang Resort
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Top things to do in Penang

Penang Vacation Packages

Unmistakably Asian yet with a distinctly British flavor, Penang fuses East and West with its temples and colonial mansions, national parks and soaring sky towers. The unique way in which cultures have melded in Penang may be best represented in the food. Frequently voted among Asia’s top locations to eat street food, the blend of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European culinary traditions makes for an unforgettable banquet of taste sensations. Stop at a food cart and take your pick from aromatic dishes like nasi kandar, char kway teow or laksa.

Penang refers to the island off the northwestern coast of Malaysia, and also a state in that country. For a predominantly Asian place, Penang has an abundance of classical Victorian architecture, particularly in the capital city, Georgetown. History buffs and architecture lovers in particular will appreciate the colonial-era Penang City Hall, Fort Cornwallis and the Penang State Museum.

Part of Penang’s charm is that within minutes of admiring colonial architecture you can be wandering among the colorful statues of the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple or admiring the peaceful geometric patterns of the Kapitan Keling Mosque. Don’t miss the superb Pinang Peranakan Mansion, where the opulent lifestyle enjoyed by the wealthy Chinese Straits families has been recreated with antique furnishings from all over the world.

If you enjoy getting back to nature, take a hike or camp overnight in the Penang National Park. The nesting green turtles are just one of many wildlife highlights. Visit the nearby Penang Butterfly Farm for a colorful adventure the entire family will enjoy. And don’t miss the Tropical Spice Garden, one of Malaysia’s premier eco-tourism attractions with more 100 herbs and spices growing wild.

Most visitors base themselves in central Georgetown and the city is easy enough to cover on foot. The Rapid Penang bus routes are a convenient way to see the city and travel further afield. In Georgetown, make use of the free Central Area Transit (CAT) shuttle bus, which stops at major attractions in the area.

Penang’s tropical climate makes it an attractive year-round destination. The fusion of cultures also means that your visit has a good chance of coinciding with a festival of some variety. Particularly spectacular are the Chinese New Year celebrations in the Kek Lok Si Temple, and Deepavali, the five-day Hindu “Festival of Lights,” held between October and November.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Penang vacation package cost?
Tailor make your Penang package from just . Choose from any combination of rental cars, flights and hotels to build the getaway of your dreams. Don’t forget to add on some activities and experiences!
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Penang vacation package?
You sure can, and we’re here to help. You may be able to cancel or amend your Penang vacation package at no cost within 24 hours of booking. But you may be charged a fee by your airline, hotel or car rental company for older bookings. If your circumstances unexpectedly change, look up our Customer Service Portal for more information.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Penang?
Track down flights that fit your schedule, add a hotel room to your booking and watch the savings rack up. It’s as simple as that! With a Penang vacation package, you can save up to 60% on your next awesome escape. From flights and hotels to tours and rental cars, Expedia makes it simple to travel cheap. And with more than 500+ partner airlines and 1,000,000+ hotel options worldwide to choose from, you won’t be short of choice.
Where should I stay in Penang?
Downtown George Town is an excellent place to visit. It lures many wanderers who come to see its top sights, like Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Fort Cornwallis.
What are the top hotels in Penang?
Take a look at Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang and Eastern And Oriental Hotel. They’re the first choice for many travelers to Downtown George Town. If Batu Ferringhi is on your travel itinerary, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang and Hard Rock Hotel Penang are a couple of popular options.
When is the best time of year to visit Penang?
That depends on what’s important to you. If you’re hoping to score the best deal, visit Penang in October. Airfares and hotels are generally more affordable at this time of the year than in April. If you’d like to experience the excitement of Penang in the peak season, organize your getaway for July, June, April. September, October, November is usually a quieter time of year.
How far in advance should I book my Penang vacation?
Travelers can normally look up international airfares on Expedia within 12 months of the departure date. Booking last minute? With a little bit of luck, it’s still possible to nab an affordable ticket only weeks before your journey.
What does an Expedia Penang travel package include?
With Expedia, you can select any combination of flights, car rentals and hotels to create your ideal Penang package. Once you’ve made your booking, you can add on the fun stuff like sightseeing tours and activities. Don’t forget — the more you bundle, the more you’ll save!
What should I know before booking a Penang travel package?
Whether it’s relaxation or adventure you’re after, a Penang vacation package lets you organize your escape your way. Plus, you’ll score great discounts just for combining your accommodations with your rental car and flights. The more you bundle, the bigger the savings!
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Penang vacation packages?
With a vacation package, you can customize both your trip and a payment plan. Expedia can help reduce financial strain relating to your journey with a Book Now, Pay Later booking, thanks to us teaming up with online lender Affirm. That way, all you have to worry about is packing to take to the skies.
Can I choose my airline with a Penang Expedia vacation package?
With a vacation package, you’re in control. Whether you’d prefer to fly to Penang in coach or business class, simply choose from the available airline options. Expedia has access to more than 550 partner airlines globally.