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Guide to Penang & Hotels
The Island of Penang, just off the northwest coast of Malaysia, holds a fascination for the sunseeker and historian alike. While the white sandy beaches of Batu Ferringhi are renowned, Penang is actually the oldest British settlement in Malaysia and visitors will delight in the historic capital Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage site. For a spectacular view, take a trip up Penang Hill.
There are frequent scheduled flights from Kuala Lumpur to Penang. The airport is located 10 miles south of the capital, Georgetown, and 20 miles south of the main beach resort area of Batu Ferringhi with a journey time of around 50 minutes. We can arrange for you to be met on arrival at Penang Airport and transferred privately to your accommodation. From £10 per person.

The summit of Penang Hill, at 720 metres offers an interesting drive and breathtaking views of the Island. Penang is renowned for its markets. Shop for bargains at the night market in Batu Ferringhi, or the flea markets in Georgetown. The capital of the island, Georgetown, is a lively place to visit in the evenings; take a pedal-powered trishaw ride through the city’s narrow streets and see the largest collection of 18th and 19th century houses in south-east Asia.

When to go
Penang has an equatorial climate with temperatures ranging from a low of 22°C to a high of 30°C year round. The driest time to visit is January and February which is also the busiest period for visitors, with the wettest months from September to November.

Penang Hotels


Penang Hotel List
› Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa from: £106
› Golden Sands Resort Penang from: £62
› Eastern & Oriental Hotel from: £96

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa
Situated along Batu Feringgi Beach, the iconic Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa sits within a 30-acre tropical landscaped garden. The resort comprises 304 guestrooms and suites, most of which have been extensively refurbished and expanded. Guests will enjoy a range of facilities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, a Par-3 pitch and putt golf course, two swimming pools, Adventure Zone for children, luxurious CHI, The Spa, and restaurants and bars offering international and local cuisine.
Offer: Receive a 25% discount for 10 night stays. Offer dates vary call for details.

Prices from
£106 per person per night, including breakfast daily.
Golden Sands Resort Penang
Golden Sands Resort Penang
Located on Batu Ferringhi, Penang’s finest beach and set amidst tropical gardens facing the sea and sandy beach, the Golden Sands Resort, part of the renown Shangri-La Group of Hotels, is conveniently close to the night market. Rooms offer garden or sea views. Facilities include an outdoor pool, a children’s pool, fitness centre, watersports and an Adventure Zone. Bar and choice of four restaurants.
Offer: Receive a 25% discount for 10 night stays. Conditions apply.

Prices from
£62 per person per night, including breakfast daily.
Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Eastern & Oriental Hotel
The Eastern & Oriental Hotel is the embodiment of both a special time and a special place. For well over a century ‘The E&O’ has stood as a testament to the grand elegance of the British colonial era. Enjoying prime sea frontage, this luxurious all-suite hotels offers classic elegance with views of the gardens, the pool or out to sea. Distinctively designed rooms are spacious and full of character. Facilities include a pool, gym, sauna, restaurants and bars. Walking distance to the centre of Georgetown.
Offer: Explore Penang with the complimentary shuttle service.

Prices from
£96 per person per night including breakfast daily.
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