I stayed at Hotel Penaga for 2 nights, 3 days in mid June 2012. Splendid hotel, beautiful modern design blended superbly with antique/classical features and environmentally considerate elements. My room (with balcony overlooking the yard) was very spacious and cool... made a perfect sanctuary from the heat in between my food and sightseeing outings.
I came to Georgetown for the food and the culture and Penaga really was a perfect choice of hotel. Located within pleasant walking distance of the old city, many markets and virtually all big site seeing spots all but eliminated the need for any taxis.
Awaiting me in my room was a wonderful and very thorough compilation of information on traditional foods, cultural sites of interest and history of Penang and Georgetown. Any other 'tourist' questions I had, the front desk staff were very enthusiastic to answer!
The level of service was excellent throughout from all staff. The staff at Cinnamon Restaurant were exceptional. I enjoyed an absolutely phenomenal 3 course lunch, which like the restaurant itself, was a gorgeous fusion of old and new elements!
The hotel bar was beautiful and well stocked with Scotch (which is a plus for me!)
Compared to other hotels I saw, Penaga stood out as being a cut above. I was delighted with my two days stay and I wished I had stayed longer in this beautiful hotel in this beautiful city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, this hotel is a hotel with its own heritage charm while providing finest modern hotel expectations, is converted from a cluster of 15 pre-war terraces and shop-houses which spans along Hutton Lane, Transfer Road & Clarke Street. Within walking distance, the hotel is just a few minutes’ walk away from amazing heritage temples, pre-war heritage houses, churches, museum and variety of antique shops, restaurants & bars and not forgetting local hawker foods stalls. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Penaga Penang/George Town