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Areca Hotel Penang, Penang

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

3-star hotel with restaurant, near KOMTAR
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From 388 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Great service and old Penang charm. Very good breakfast and the restaurant has really…Jul 1, 2019
  • The hotel has the charm of old Penang, but all the comfort of the new. The staff is very…Jun 19, 2019

Areca Hotel Penang, Penang

from $53
  • 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
  • Camera Museum - 10 min walk
  • Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi - 13 min walk
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion - 19 min walk
  • Fort Cornwallis - 23 min walk
  • Gurney Drive - 25 min walk
  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram - 32 min walk

Getting around

  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) - 27 min drive

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

Payment types at the property

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.

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 45 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
New hotel in well-designed revamp of vintage building in heritage area on the only quiet street in a busy area. Antique furniture in each room Helpful staff, very kid friendly with play area, etc. French trained chef
Fred, usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
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
Exceptional 10.0
Great service throughout the whole hotel. Special thanks to Seuh at Reception for organising my transport to the airport.
auOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
A Must-Try Hotel
The beautiful heritage hotel is located behind the main road and is very centralised to some attractions in Penang.The hotel staffs are very friendly and their room is spacious & gorgeous.The hotel breakfast is tasty and has a variety of choices for us to choose from.Just behind across the main road is the Famous Chendol place at Penang Road and it is near to The TOP as well.
Jianming, sgFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
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

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