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Areca Hotel Penang

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Heritage Loft | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes
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Family Suite | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes

Overview of Areca Hotel Penang

Areca Hotel Penang

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Downtown George Town with restaurant and free children's club

9.4/10 Exceptional

145 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • 24/7 front desk
The price is $50
Price available on 1/7/2023
No. 5, Jalan Khoo Sian Ewe, George Town, 10050
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Free children's club
  • Business center
  • Limo/town car service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Computer station
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Children's club (free)
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown George Town
  • KOMTAR - 2 min drive
  • Gurney Drive - 2 min drive
  • Gurney Plaza - 10 min drive
  • Penang Hill - 23 min drive
  • Queensbay Mall - 17 min drive
  • Ferringgi Beach - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Penang Intl. Airport (PEN) - 29 min drive
  • Penang Sentral - 30 min drive


  • Kek Seng - 3 min walk
  • MoOdy cow - 3 min walk
  • Thai Shop - 4 min walk
  • EE Beng Vegetarian Food - 4 min walk
  • Ho Ping - 4 min walk

About this property

Areca Hotel Penang

Areca Hotel Penang features a free kids' club and puts you 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from Penang Hill. Fellow travelers say great things about the helpful staff and spacious guestrooms.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 50 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • 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


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Free children's club

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Computer station


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


  • Built in 2017
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Shopping mall on site


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Malay

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: MYR 200.0 per accommodation, per stay

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property 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, 2023. 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 & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for MYR 55.0 per day

Hygiene & 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.

This property does not have elevators.

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

This property accepts credit cards, 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

Frequently asked questions

Does Areca Hotel Penang offer free cancellation for a full refund?
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.
How much does it cost to stay at Areca Hotel Penang?
As of Dec 8, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Areca Hotel Penang on Jan 7, 2023 start from $50, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Areca Hotel Penang?
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.
Are pets allowed at Areca Hotel Penang?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Areca Hotel Penang?
Yes. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Areca Hotel Penang?
You can check in starting at 3:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Areca Hotel Penang and nearby?
Areca Hotel Penang has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Areca Hotel Penang?
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).
What's the area around Areca Hotel Penang like?
Areca Hotel Penang is in Downtown George Town, a short 6-minute walk from KOMTAR and 3 minutes' walk from Pasar Chowrasta. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

great ambience and cleanliness. Location very good - near Chinatown area. Everywhere walkable distance.
Goon Li, 5-night trip
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6/10 Good

Lovely hotel
Lovely hotel, wonderfull staff, nice breakfast , idealy located near heritage Penang. Only down side was a very small room
C, 6-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Katrine, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We love Areca!!
Me and my 5 friends stayed for 4 nights and we all love this hotel so much. The room is spacious, very clean and the bed is comfortable. I highly recommend this hotel if you are visiting Penang. However there are a few negatives. Some staff at the front desk are warm and friendly while a few just completely ignore you. The restaurant staff isn’t the most friendly either. I wish they smile more often. The morning breakfast is really average. Go eat at the nearby coffeeshop. Do bring along an eye shade if you are sensitive to light as the room cannot be blackout completely. Lastly bring along ear plugs if you are sensitive to noise as you will hear the early morning prayers from the mosque next door and sometimes noise from the corridors. All rather minor issues because the hotel is still an excellent one.
Paul Toong Meng, 4-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Reza, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Clean and nice, Everything in hotel is good. Breakfast is not buffet type. Hotel located at quiet place, far from restaurant and tourist spot.
Han boon, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Anne, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Eiko, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Improvement in bathroom facilities
The toilet seat was in need of repair, it was out of alighment so was not comfortable. The wash basin area is too small. Water get splashed onto the sides. Towels given were frayed at the edges
Margaret Ai, 2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very Good

Nice experience
Overall it is a good stay. such a beautiful hotel. We are also got a free hi-tea voucher which is very nice and we enjoy it. Just one thing, Myself and my 2 babies (6months & 2yrs old) was sick on our second day stay . I strongly believe it is because the air ventilation in the hotel was not very good as the room that i stayed does not have window. other than that, all is good
2-night family trip
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