Before Georgetown in Penang was accorded UNESCO status as World Heritage site, many visitors liked staying at the beach hotels in Batu Ferringhi and Tanjung Bungah.
During pre-Penang Bridge days or before recognition as World Heritage site status, many of us headed for Batu Ferringhi or Tanjung Bungah rather than the newer, hipster or so called boutique hotels in George Town.
Now with its heritage status, George Town saw many new city hotels being built and attracting even more visitors because of food and heritage shop houses. Hotels flourished at the Gurney Drive area as well. Gurney Drive is essentially a sea facing esplanade. Note that not all seafront hotels aren’t always touching the sea. Some may require a walk across a road. Check maps. Here is list of Penang Hotels, usefully sorted into their respective category. It is not exhaustive, Please see banner below or search at:
http://www.mycen.my/agoda/ for even more options.
Batu Ferringhi Beach Hotels:
Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La Penang, Bayview Beach Resort, Hard Rock Hotel Penang (formerly Casuarina Beach Resort), Lone Pine Hotel, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa Penang, PARKROYAL Penang Hotel, Lost Paradise Resort, Holiday Inn Resort Penang,
Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang, Rainbow Paradise Beach Resort, Four Points by Sheraton, Hotel Sentral Seaview, Flamingo By The Beach, 8 Boutique By The Sea, Leisure Cove Hotel & Apartments.
Gurney Drive Area:
Eastern & Oriental Hotel, G Hotel Kelawai, G Hotel Gurney, Evergreen Laurel Hotel, The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence, H Residence Inn, Paramount Hotel, Gurney View Inn, Apple 1 Hotel Gurney, Gurney Lodge, StayNest Mansion One, The Northam All Suite Penang,
George Town, Penang City and a few outside:
Bayview Hotel Georgetown, Tune Hotel Downtown Penang, Georgetown City Hotel, Cititel Express Penang Hotel, U Hotel Penang, The Wembley – A St Giles Hotel Penang, The Royale Bintang Penang Hotel, Armenian Street Heritage Hotel, Hotel Malaysia, Heliconia Hotel, Time Capsule Hotel, Vistana Penang Bukit Jambul, Hotel Equatorial Penang, Iconic Hotel Prai Penang, Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya, 1926 Heritage Hotel, M Hotel Penang, Merchant Hotel, Sunway Hotel Georgetown, Chulia Heritage Hotel, Hotel Mingood, Cheong Fatt Tze- The Blue Mansion, Hotel Waterfall Penang, Hotel Jen Penang By Shangri-La, (formerly Traders Hotel), Hotel Neo Plus Penang, The Light Hotel Penang, Olive Tree Hotel Bayan Lepas Penang, Merlin Hotel Penang,
Cititel Hotel Penang,