The Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in Penang

Where to Stay on Your First Trip to Penang

Penang, Malaysia Penang, Malaysia

If it's your first trip to Penang, Malaysia for the activities and sightseeing, then you're in for a treat. But the biggest question is often where to stay for a first time visitor to Penang. With so many amazing hotels to choose from, it can be tough to make a decision to make the most of your first trip here. That's where we come in! In this comprehensive guide, we'll help you find the best hotels for first-timers in Penang. After analyzing all of the hotels based on price, location, amenities, ratings, and more, we have come up with our list of the best hotels in Penang for first time visitors. We'll cover everything you need to know about these hotels, including the amenities, location, prices and ratings. So, whether you're traveling solo, with family, or as a couple on a romantic getaway, you'll find the perfect hotel if you've never visited Penang beofre. So check out these terrific hotels, many of which have sparkling swimming pools, delicious restaurants, and top-notch amenities, along with the perfect balance of comfort, location, and affordability. So, let's get to it and discover the best hotels in Penang for your first trip!

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Rangoon Residence @ Georgetown

3-star Hotel with prices starting at $21 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.

Located at Rangoon Road, Rangoon Residence @ Georgetown has great rooms from $21 (before taxes). It offers room service, a restaurant, scuba diving, hiking, and city views. It has a terrific 8.60 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only 1 km from the city center, first time visitors will especially love cooking classes, a game room, free parking, a pool table, and car rentals at this relaxing hotel. Unwinding at the restaurant after sightseeing is a nice way to end the day. The price of this hotel is less than average for first time trip hotels, which makes it a great value.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Hiking
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Kids' club


Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $106 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Time in Penang
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

A great place to stay is Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion which has nice rooms starting at $106. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a bar, and breakfast, it also has a great guest rating of 9.20 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at 14 Leith Street. This convenient hotel is also nice because it offers laundry services, a free breakfast, a hot tub, free parking, and kids meals which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just 0.6 km from the city center. Make sure to set aside some time for swimming in the pool, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Refrigerator
  • Luxury


Eastern & Oriental Hotel

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $120 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for First-Timers
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

We found Eastern & Oriental Hotel to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $120. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 8.90 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at 10 Lebuh Farquhar. You'll also find a kid-friendly buffet, breakfast, hiking, child care, and laundry services which travelers will love. And this fun hotel is just 0.8 km from the center of town. The indoor pool at this hotel is very nice, and is a great place to unwind and relax on your trip.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Infinity pool
  • Luxury


PARKROYAL Penang Resort

5-star Resort with prices starting at $93 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places to Stay for a First Visit to Penang
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly

With terrific rooms from $93, PARKROYAL Penang Resort, at Batu Feringgi provides an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a water park, and a restaurant. Its terrific guest rating is 8.80 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. New visitors will really like this amazing hotel which also offers a fitness center, a bar, a kid-friendly buffet, hiking, and child care. It's located just 11.4 km from the city center, too. The kids will love the water park, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Water park
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Horse riding
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Bicycle rental
  • Fishing
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kids' club


Hard Rock Hotel Penang

5-star Hotel with prices starting at $88 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel to Make the Most of Your First Visit
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly

Hard Rock Hotel Penang has a great guest rating of 8.70 out of 10, and offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. The great rooms here start at $88 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at Batu Ferringhi Beach. Furthermore, it also offers rooms with kitchenettes, child care, laundry services, a spa and wellness center, and a game room, which is nice for first time visitors. Just 11.6 km from the city center, this fantastic hotel is a terrific choice. Being able to prepare food in the room is also very convenient.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Kids' club


JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $72 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.

The great guest rating of JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La is 8.60 out of 10. This place has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $72, and it's located at Magazine Road Georgetown. We also love the rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, child care, laundry services, and city views which are great for visitors. And since it's just 0.5 km from the center of the town, the location is great, too. We always love being able to cook meals in a hotel room, and the kitchen here was a nice touch.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Kitchen
  • Child pool
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Table tennis
  • Family rooms
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


Campbell House

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $60 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Penang
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

A cool place is Campbell House because it has great rooms that start at $60. It has room service, a restaurant, a bar, parking, and laundry services, it also earned a great guest rating of 9.40 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at 106 Lebuh Campbell. Only 0.2 km from the city center, travelers will especially love city views, cooking classes, horse riding, laundry facilities, and a tour desk at this convenient hotel. Getting room service delivered is always a nice luxury.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Horse riding
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Noordin Mews

2-star Hotel with prices starting at $66 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.
  • Family-Friendly

Noordin Mews offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a bar, and parking which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $66 (before taxes). It's located at 53, Noordin Street and has earned a guest rating of 9.30/10. This fun hotel is also nice because it offers breakfast, child care, laundry services, a free breakfast, and pet-friendly rooms which new visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just 0.6 km from the city center.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


The Edison George Town

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $94 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Time in Penang
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

Located at 15 Lebuh Leith Georgetown, The Edison George Town has great rooms from $94 (before taxes). It offers an outdoor pool, a restaurant, a bar, breakfast, and laundry services. It has a terrific 9.20 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find a free breakfast, free parking, car rentals, laundry facilities, and bicycle rental which first time visitors will love. And this amazing hotel is just 0.5 km from the center of town.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Airport shuttle
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental


Shangri-La Golden Sands Penang

4-star Hotel with prices starting at $88 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for First-Timers
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly

A great place to stay is Shangri-La Golden Sands Penang which has nice rooms starting at $88. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar, it also has a great guest rating of 8.10 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Batu Feringgi Beach. Visitors will really like this fantastic hotel which also offers child care, laundry services, city views, a game room, and a child pool. It's located just 11.2 km from the city center, too.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Child pool
  • Beach
  • Family-Friendly
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Game room
  • Free parking
  • Tennis
  • Coffee shop
  • Playground
  • Kids' club


Also, you might be interested in the nearby first time trip hotels in George Town.

For more terrific hotel ideas in Penang, make sure you also see Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Penang, Best Beach Hotels in Penang, Best Cheap Hotels in Penang, Best Luxury Hotels in Penang, Best Hotels for a Weekend Getaway in Penang, Best Hotels for One Week in Penang, Best Hotels for One Night in Penang, Best Romantic Hotels for Couples in Penang, or Best Business Hotels in Penang.


How much do hotels for first-time visitors cost in Penang?

Penang Average First Time Trip Hotel Price
$54

After analyzing 62 first time trip hotels in Penang, Malaysia, we found the average first time trip hotel price to be a remarkably economical $54. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic first time trip accommodation options with a variety of prices. The price will vary by the hotel's amenities, available dates, and the general location. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Penang.

The average prices of our suggested first time trip hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $96
  • 4-star hotels: $77
  • 3-star hotels: $35
  • 2-star hotels: $20


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