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Areca Hotel Penang

3-star hotel with restaurant, near KOMTAR

  • Free WiFi

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No. 5, Jalan Khoo Sian Ewe, George Town, 10050, Malaysia
  • such a beautiful setting. Service was amazing. My room was at the end near the kitchen…

    Jan 6, 2020

  • This hotel was a perfect fit for me and my friends. The location couldn’t be beat! We…

    Sep 8, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe & Clean (Malaysia) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 50 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Free children's club
  • Business center

For families

  • Children's club (free)
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • In Downtown George Town
  • KOMTAR - 6 min walk
  • Padang Kota Lama - 22 min walk
  • Gurney Drive - 25 min walk
  • Pasar Chowrasta - 3 min walk
  • Kidland Penang - 4 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Heritage Room (Ground Floor)
  • Family Suite
  • Garden Room
  • Heritage Loft

What’s around


  • In Downtown George Town
  • KOMTAR - 6 min walk
  • Padang Kota Lama - 22 min walk
  • Gurney Drive - 25 min walk
  • Pasar Chowrasta - 3 min walk
  • Kidland Penang - 4 min walk
  • Chew Thean Yeang (CTY Aquarium) - 5 min walk
  • The Top at Komatar - 5 min walk
  • Prangin Mall - 6 min walk
  • New World Park - 6 min walk
  • Hin Bus Depot Art Centre - 8 min walk

Getting around

  • Penang Intl. Airport (PEN) - 17 min drive
  • Penang Sentral - 22 min drive
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No. 5, Jalan Khoo Sian Ewe, George Town, 10050, Malaysia

At a glance

Hotel size

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


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees and policies 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
  • Number of meeting rooms - 1
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service available
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Year Built - 2017
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Library

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Malay

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • 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

Fees & policies

Refundable depositPay at property

  • Deposit: MYR 200.0 per accommodation, per stay

Mandatory feesPay at property

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

  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property beginning January 1, 2022. 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.

Optional extras

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

Children and extra bedsPay at property

  • Rollaway beds are available for MYR 55 per day

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, Union Pay, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, Areca Hotel Penang does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include moOdy cow (3-min walk), Thai Shop (4-min walk), and Ee beng vegetarian food (4-min walk).
  • Areca Hotel Penang has a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hotel in a great location

    An interesting hotel with helpful staff. The common area on the ground floor is lovely. The heritage rooms are tastefully decorated and spacious. Two things to be aware of: 1) ambient light from the corridor on the ground floor all night long (room doesn't get very dark) and 2) there's a Mosque very nearby with a loud call to prayer early in the morning.

    Jonathan D, 1 night romance trip, Aug 14, 2019

    Verified guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing experience in Penang at Areca hotel.

    From the review I finally convince to book this hotel for my stay in Penang. Location and price was the main reason. Upon my check in I got a 5 stars welcome from two beautiful reception desk girls Lily and Beef ( sorry if I spell wrong). The room is beautiful, clean , spaciouswith a surprise extra private room for study and making private business or phone call with plenty of storage. In addition there is a sitting area too to relax and reading. Down stairs the open area 3 story high with sky light for you to relax and have complimentary high tea with plants in a historic local vintage heritage architecture and superb friendly staff. I was totally over whelm with 5 stars service and 3 star price rate. I will give this place 10 out of 10. If I can do 11 out of 10 I will do that too. Thank you for making my stay in Penang so memorialable. See you again next time. I do not have to spend 3 hrs to research the hotels around Penang instead a 5 mins or less of booking time. Total worth the value and quality.

    Christopher, 1 night trip with friends, Aug 5, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful renovated old three story building fitted out with fittings and furniture to provide an authentic old colonial charm. Food delicious. Management and staff superb Room was perfect in every way. Location right on edge of Old Heritage corner.

    3 night trip, Jul 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    All We Want

    Great service and old Penang charm. Very good breakfast and the restaurant has really delicious food!

    Walter, 2 night romance trip, Jun 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Charm of Penang

    The hotel has the charm of old Penang, but all the comfort of the new. The staff is very friendly and helpful, as well as professional.

    Walter, 2 night romance trip, Jun 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Love the Style

    Amazing style to the hotel and the rooms. Great Location and super friendly staff. Will book again for sure!

    Sanjeet, 2 night trip, Mar 5, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location and good hotel service

    Great location to walk to popular eateries and street, e.g. joo hooi cafe, teochew cendol and hameediyah restaurant, toh soon cafe along Campbell food street. Just outside the hotel there is the best mutton soup according to our Grab driver. Hotel staff are very friendly and gave us recommendation on places to visit. Breakfast selection could have been improved but I do understand most tourist travel to Penang for their local delicacies not hotel food. Hotel is well decorated, very cosy.

    3 night trip with friends, Feb 19, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Convenient location that walkable distance to komtar, ckowrasta market and food street. Nice staff , especially Jovan and Suki whospacious room.

    2 night trip, Feb 15, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Lovely Colonial atmosphere, wish we had more time there to really enjoy it. But there is always next time and, if we are travelling to Penang, it will be our hotel of choice.

    Derek, 1 night family trip, Jan 29, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Authentic and nice

    Authentic and nice.

    2 night trip, Jan 10, 2020

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