We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (1,493)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“little india”(33 reviews)
“street art”(53 reviews)
“street food”(21 reviews)
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience George Town
from $68.59
More Info
from $13.10
More Info
from $72.00
More Info
Reviews (452)
Filter reviews
311 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews little india street art street food world heritage site clan jetties blue mansion love lane unesco heritage fantastic food shop houses walk around colonial city penang island laksa noodles taxi driver batu ferringhi
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 311 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

George Town is cultural heritage center where once you should be. You can see art wall in everywhere, delicious local food such as chendul or char koay teow and night life with nice place. Around Komtar also convenience to get on the bus and I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jaaejj
Reviewed 4 days ago

if you like drawings of cats on old walls, visit. foods alright. hotels are old and dirty. airport is utter wollox weird people don't stay longer that 1 night.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kddvlasdf
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of food,a foodies paradise.Heritage buildings,street art,tourist shops.Worth a few day visit,3 days enough,unless your here to try out various local food dishes.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank zalnikor
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was quite fun roaming around Penang trying out all the food & of course including exploring George Town! The street art activities, shops, food, etc were very interesting. Stroll down to immerse yourself in this artistic surrounding. Lots of murals, in fact not only...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NatTjenSing
Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived here years ago before Penang became a UNESCO world heritage site. I hoped that the designation would help protect the city, but in my view much of what made Penang beautiful is now gone. Many magnificent colonial buildings have been demolished and replaced...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jean D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth visiting... Never a dull moment. Great people. Heritage one can never get over. Very easy to go all over the city because of the free bus service. Great food.. Malayee, Japanese, Korean, Indonesia, Chinese one can enjoy any.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank korahsr4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The colonial buildings of Georgetown are beautiful. Take time to walk around, have a cold drink at the many cafes. Or step into the numerous souvenir shops. Given the UNESCO status it’s a great shame there are so many unloved colonial buildings. There are free...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank L_K1509
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last month,I went to the Penang in Malaysia with my family.I broadened my horizon at that place and I primise it won’t be the last time.At first,we went to the Independence Square,for the Malay Peninsula, the extension of the Gita-Songka Mountains, the central hills, the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
18  Thank zwbzwb
Reviewed February 14, 2019

The old town is just stunning: take a walk or a tour with a rikscha. You will see lots of street art, a street with different temples, a lot of heritage buildings. Enjoy the free bus lines.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Cr0jo
Reviewed January 31, 2019 via mobile

one of the top tourist locations in the world with good reason. The mix of cultures in the old colonial town centre is breath taking. Food here is probably as varied and as tasty as you will find anywhere.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank preic
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 162 nearby hotels
Clans Kongsi Georgetown
20 reviews
.08 miles away
Spices Hotel
230 reviews
.12 miles away
Armenian Street Heritage Hotel
699 reviews
.14 miles away
Hong Ping Hotel
51 reviews
.16 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,495 nearby restaurants
My Own Cafe
362 reviews
.05 miles away
Jawi House Cafe Gallery
571 reviews
.06 miles away
Edelweiss Cafe
264 reviews
.04 miles away
Barista Cafe & Casa de Pizzeria
184 reviews
.01 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 527 nearby attractions
Asia Camera Museum
262 reviews
.05 miles away
Armenian Street
1,371 reviews
.07 miles away
Khoo Kongsi
1,691 reviews
.08 miles away
Sun Yat Sen Museum
352 reviews
.08 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
May 25, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from satanbug | Reviewed this property |
Yes I stayed at Batu Ferranghi myself. Very safe plus there is a decent night market and plenty of places to shop, eat or simply sit around the pool. Enjoy....
December 27, 2015|
Response from George B |
You can get a tri shaw ride for Ringett $35 per half hour,ride into the Heritgae Market..the tri shaw riders know where to go in that time.Safe ,exciting and a great thing to do to visit "old Penang".