Holidays in KOMTAR

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Holidays in KOMTAR

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Enjoy panoramic views of the city and indulge in an array of food and shopping within the island's tallest building.

Standing at 232 metres, KOMTAR towers over all the city's other buildings, affording visitors unrivalled views of the city skyline and the hills and oceans beyond. Telescopes in the observation deck on the 60th floor offer a closer view of the distant hills while clear windows make it easy to capture panoramic Penang on your camera.

Short for Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak, KOMTAR is a 12-sided geometric building named after Malaysia's second prime minister, the late Tun Abdul Razak Hussein. Once heralded as the tallest building in Southeast Asia when it was completed in 1986, KOMTAR was also Penang's most popular retail destination in the 90s.

While its glory days are behind it, the iconic landmark's 65 floors are still filled with an assortment of shops, restaurants, entertainment venues and government offices, with its ground floor serving as the main transport hub of the city.

Attached to KOMTAR is Penang's largest IT department store, the ICT Digital Mall, a four-storey podium where you can find any technology from the latest laptops and mobile phones, to a myriad of interesting gadgets. Explore other floors for cheap fashion finds, or pick up some souvenirs.

Grab a bite to eat after an afternoon of shopping at the KOMTAR walk, a 155-metre open-air passageway laden with sushi bars, Chinese noodle shops, and food outlets dishing up local favourites such as laksa and nasi kandar, Penang's famed rice dish.

KOMTAR is located in the centre of Georgetown and open daily. Serving also as Penang's transportation hub, KOMTAR is easily accessible as most buses end up here. The observation deck is open Monday to Friday, and charges a small fee for entry. Tickets can be purchased from the information desk on the ground floor.

851 Cheap Hotels Near KOMTAR

Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang
Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang
4 out of 5
25-A Farquhar Street, Georgetown, George Town, Penang, 10200
The price is AU$64 per night from 1 Jun. to 2 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in George Town. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious ...
3.9/5 Good! (990 reviews)
"Great location, walking distance to many of the places (and restaurants) we wanted to visit. However, due to the high demand, the check in process was slow, queues were long. Breakfast at the hotel was moderate, not much of variety. Given the short comings, I will still recommend this hotel to ..."

Reviewed on 30 Dec. 2021

Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang
JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La
JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La
4 out of 5
Magazine Road, George Town, Penang, 10300
The price is AU$113 per night from 9 Jun. to 10 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in George Town. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (993 reviews)
"Not bad"

Reviewed on 4 May 2022

JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La
Eastern And Oriental Hotel
Eastern And Oriental Hotel
5 out of 5
10 Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, Penang, 10200
The price is AU$256 per night from 6 Jun. to 7 Jun.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in George Town. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (996 reviews)
"A historical property along the sea front with gorgeous views. It's a destination on itself, will definitely visit again."

Reviewed on 16 Feb. 2022

Eastern And Oriental Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top KOMTAR Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Hotel NEO+ Penang by ASTON
Hotel NEO+ Penang by ASTON
3.5 out of 5
68 Jalan Gurdwara, George Town, Penang, 10300
The price is AU$46 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Hotel NEO+ Penang by ASTON
JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La
JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La
4 out of 5
Magazine Road, George Town, Penang, 10300
The price is AU$113 per night from 9 Jun. to 10 Jun.
JEN Penang Georgetown by Shangri-La
Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang
Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang
4 out of 5
25-A Farquhar Street, Georgetown, George Town, Penang, 10200
The price is AU$64 per night from 1 Jun. to 2 Jun.
Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang
Eastern And Oriental Hotel
Eastern And Oriental Hotel
5 out of 5
10 Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, Penang, 10200
The price is AU$256 per night from 6 Jun. to 7 Jun.
Eastern And Oriental Hotel
The Wembley A St Giles Hotel Penang
The Wembley A St Giles Hotel Penang
4 out of 5
183, Jalan Magazine, George Town, 10300
The price is AU$82 per night from 21 Jun. to 22 Jun.
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The Prestige Hotel Penang
The Prestige Hotel Penang
4.5 out of 5
8 Gat Lebuh Gereja, George Town, 10300
The price is AU$130 per night from 30 May to 31 May
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Courtyard by Marriott Penang
Courtyard by Marriott Penang
3.5 out of 5
218D JALAN MACALISTER, George Town, 10400
The price is AU$127 per night from 12 Jun. to 13 Jun.
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Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
4 out of 5
14, Leith Street, George Town, George Town, Penang, 10200
The price is AU$152 per night from 24 May to 25 May
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OZO George Town Penang
OZO George Town Penang
4 out of 5
166 Jalan Argyll, George Town, George Town
The price is AU$61 per night from 21 Jun. to 22 Jun.
OZO George Town Penang
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