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Areca Hotel Penang, Penang

3-star3 stars
No. 5, Jalan Khoo Sian Ewe, George Town, Penang, 10050, Malaysia

3-star hotel with restaurant, near KOMTAR
  • Free WiFi
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  • The hotel is new. The rooms are elegantly decorated with antique furniture with heritage…Mar 30, 2018
  • New hotel in well-designed revamp of vintage building in heritage area on the only quiet…Jan 19, 2018
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Areca Hotel Penang, Penang

from $45
  • Heritage Room (Ground Floor)
  • Family Suite
  • Garden Room
  • Heritage Loft

What’s around Areca Hotel Penang, Penang


  • In Downtown George Town
  • KOMTAR - 6 min walk
  • Gurney Drive - 25 min walk
  • Penang Times Square - 11 min walk
  • Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal - 26 min walk
  • Gleneagles Penang Medical Centre - 26 min walk
  • Penang Adventist Hospital - 44 min walk
  • Pasar Chowrasta - 3 min walk

Getting around

  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) - 27 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 50 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Water dispenser
Working away
  • Business center
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Year Built 2017
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Library
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Areca Hotel Penang, Penang’s small print

Also known as

  • Areca Hotel Penang George Town
  • Areca Penang George Town
  • Areca Penang


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: MYR 2.00 per accommodation, per night
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Deposit: MYR 200.0 per stay

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for MYR 55.0 per day

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of MYR 25 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 34 reviews

Areca Hotel Penang, Penang
Very nice boutique hotel in Georgetown
Very nice boutique hotel in Georgetown. It may seem far to attractions, but everything is close by via free bus or Uber, which we found easier and very cheap for our family of four. We didn’t get a chance to try the included breakfast as we had a very early start both nights we were there. Our family room was very big and well furnished.
Tasnim, usFamily trip
Areca Hotel Penang, Penang
Enjoyed my stay at Areca!
Love the heritage building. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Location is excellent. There is an India roadside store just beside the hotel and their mutton soup is so good. And directly opposite it is the famous chendol store, which you can easily find due to the perpetual queue. Hotel is quite central and near good food and museums. Also we took Grab wherever we went. If its your first time at George Town, do seriously consider this place.
Jonathan, sg2 night family trip
Areca Hotel Penang, Penang
Great choice and great location
Great location, walking distance to shopping, food and sights. Across the road from the famous Cendol place, and the street food of Kimberley Street in the evenings. Also walking distance to the bus station and the KOMTAR building. The room is well equipped with A/C and a fan, and the staff were very friendly and courteous.
, gb3 night trip
Areca Hotel Penang, Penang
If you need a heritage hotel, to match your destination of George Town, look no further. Newly renovated hotel with all of the modern luxuries still maintained the old flair of a private estate lodging. Very welcoming, helpful and a personalized service is making your stay an enjoyable experience. The managers Mrs. and Mr. Othman, their staff could not have been more helpful, even flooding on the roads could not shake them and helped me to get to the airport on time! Not only are the rooms great, but the restaurant will need a special mentioning. A unique fusions style is mixing Thai, Malay and a hint of Italian in the dishes. It is fresh, seasonal and healthy on top of everything super yummy. I let Chef and Manager Mr. Azman to create a dish for me, was more just than pleased. Perfect stay for single travelers and families alike. Little India is walking distance, shopping is around the corner. We will be back, hope sooner than later!
Simona, asOther trip
Areca Hotel Penang, Penang
Very Good8.0
excellent hotel ,friendly & helpful staff , room with fan and bed are comfortable . restaurant food is good . great location , walking distance to the famous local food stall .
Tan, sgRomance trip

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Areca Hotel Penang, Penang

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