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Located in UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town, Areca Hotel Penang offers accommodations in Penang. Guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. It is 450 metres to Upside Down Museum Penang and 550 metres to Penang Heritage Gallery. Clan Jetties of Penang is 2.1 km from Areca Hotel Penang, while Fort Cornwallis is 2.5 km away. Penang International Airport is 21.4 km from the property. Air-conditioned rooms are fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Areca Hotel Penang offers certain units that feature a patio, and the rooms have a kettle. All guest rooms at the accommodation have air conditioning and a wardrobe. Other facilities at the property include a kids' club and a library. Guests can approach the 24-hour front desk for luggage storage. Guests can enjoy Penang Road Teochew Chendul, limited for one person per stay. The in-house restaurant specialises in European cuisine and a continental breakfast is served daily at the property.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Situated in the best rated area in George Town, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.2

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Asian, Buffet

Parking available at the hotel

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Room type
Number of guests
1 extra-large double bed
2 large double beds
1 large double bed
2 single beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for George Town
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Raj
    Australia Australia
    Good location and customer service , provides complimentary afternoon tea with light snacks during stay
  • P
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Beautiful heritage room. Great size and WiFi connection in room was fine. Comfortable bed and good shower Nice breakfast and lovely afternoon tea Good helpful staff Location is fab for exploring Georgetown. We were not bothered or inconvenienced...
  • Laura
    Italy Italy
    Different from the other hotels: colonial style, really special. Good the idea of the coffee break in the afternoon! Very clean and nice!

Hotel surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • Areca Cafe
    • Cuisine
      Malaysian • Local
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Modern

Facilities of Areca Hotel Penang
Great facilities! Review score, 8.6

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking on site
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bidet
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
  • Kids' club
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Kid meals
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible) and costs MYR 6 per day.
  • Street parking
  • Luggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Entertainment and family services
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Safety deposit box
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Lift
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Malay
  • Chinese

Property practice

This property has told us they implemented a practice in one of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

House rules

Areca Hotel Penang takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 00:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 12:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of MYR 200 is required on arrival. That's about GBP 33. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Cash Areca Hotel Penang accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

From 1st January 2023, a tourist tax of RM 10 per room per night is applied to all foreign guests. This tax is not included in the room rate and must be paid upon check-in. Guests with a valid Malaysian Identity Card or valid permanent residents MY PR Card are exempted.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Areca Hotel Penang in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

A damage deposit of MYR 200 is required on arrival. This will be collected as a cash payment. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full in cash, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Areca Hotel Penang

  • Areca Hotel Penang offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Kids' club

  • Yes, Areca Hotel Penang is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at Areca Hotel Penang is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • Areca Hotel Penang has 1 restaurant:

    • Areca Cafe

  • The prices at Areca Hotel Penang may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Guests staying at Areca Hotel Penang can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 6.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Asian
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • Areca Hotel Penang is 100 yards from the centre of George Town. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at Areca Hotel Penang include:

    • Double
    • Family
    • Twin