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Holidays in Penang

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Penang Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Penang hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Top hotels in Penang

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang
5 out of 5
56 Jalan Low Yat, Batu Ferringhi, George Town, Penang
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$55 per night from 6 Dec. to 7 Dec.
4.1/5Very Good! (585 reviews)

"Like: sea view room with balcony, room is big enough, breakfast but affected due to pandemic period Dislike: beach, no free parking"…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct. 2020

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang
Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Hard Rock Hotel Penang
5 out of 5
Batu Ferringhi Beach, George Town, Penang
The price is AU$124 per night from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.
4.3/5Excellent! (990 reviews)

"the room facing the pool and pool part for kids the best. food was great.. i actually thanks to the dury manager Mr Aiman who really helpfull.."…"

Reviewed on 19 Sep. 2020

Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang
Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang
4 out of 5
Batu Feringgi Beach, George Town, Penang
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$93 per night from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.
4.1/5Very Good! (992 reviews)

"Everything m"…"

Reviewed on 30 Aug. 2020

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang
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.

Top activities in Penang

Penang

Distinctly Asian with a dash of British flavour, East meets West in Penang, with its traditional temples, colonial architecture, and world-renowned street food. The potpourri of Penang's diverse cultures is best sampled through a steaming hot serving of the many cuisines on the island. Constantly voted as one of Asia's best locations for sumptuous street food, the melting pot of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European culinary traditions is a stimulating adventure for the tastebuds. Make your way to a street stall in Malaysia's food capital and dig into famed favourites like nasi kandar, char kway teow or laksa.

A large island off the northwestern coast of West Malaysia, Penang is a charming Asian city fused with a dazzling array of well-preserved classical Victorian architecture, mostly found within the capital of the city, Georgetown. Colonial-era buildings like Penang City Hall, Fort Cornwallis and the Penang State Museum make an interesting sight for history buffs and architecture fans alike.

You will be photographing colonial architecture, dunking your coins into the wishing well at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, and listening to the calls of prayer at the Kapitan Keling Mosque, all in one afternoon on this culturally diverse and harmoniously multiracial island. A must-see is the Pinang Peranakan Mansion, a restored mansion filled with enthralling antiques from around the world which recreates the lavish lifestyle afforded by wealthy Chinese Straits families in the past.

Take a break from the city for a hike or camp in the Penang National Park, where animal lovers can spot a wide range of wildlife from nesting green turtles to the majestic Brahminy Kite eagles. Explore the nearby Penang Butterfly Farm, a tropical fairyland of winged beauties well-loved by both adults and children. And be sure to check out the Tropical Spice Garden, one of Malaysia’s premier eco-tourism destinations featuring more than 100 herbs and spices growing wild.

For some great views over Penang, head to the top of Penang’s tallest building, Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak, shortened to KOMTAR, which has a viewing platform. Most visitors stay in central Georgetown and the city can mostly be covered by foot. The Rapid Penang bus routes provide a convenient way to get to places further away from the city centre. When in Georgetown, look out for the free Central Area Transit (CAT) shuttle bus, which services major attractions in the area.

The island's tropical climate makes it an attractive year-round destination. With its blend of cultures, it is very easy for your visit to coincide with one of the numerous cultural celebrations. Some of the more dazzling ones include the Chinese New Year celebrations in the Kek Lok Si Temple, and Deepavali, the five-day Hindu “Festival of Lights”, held between October and November.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Penang holiday package cost?
Tailor make your Penang package from just . Choose from any combination of rental cars, flights and hotels to build the getaway of your dreams. Don’t forget to add on some activities and experiences!
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Penang holiday package?
You sure can, and we’re here to help. You may be able to cancel or amend your Penang holiday package at no cost within 24 hours of booking. But you may be charged a fee by your airline, hotel or car rental company for older bookings. If your circumstances unexpectedly change, look up our Customer Service Portal for more information.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Penang?
Track down flights that fit your schedule, add a hotel room to your booking and watch the savings rack up. It’s as simple as that! With a Penang holiday package, you can save up to $200 on your next awesome escape. From flights and hotels to tours and rental cars, Expedia makes it simple to travel cheap. And with more than 400 partner airlines and 1 000 000 hotel options worldwide to choose from, you won’t be short of choice.
Where should I stay in Penang?
Downtown George Town is an excellent place to visit. It lures many wanderers who come to see its top sights, like Pinang Peranakan Mansion and Fort Cornwallis.
What are the top hotels in Penang?
Take a look at Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang and Eastern And Oriental Hotel. They’re the first choice for many travellers to Downtown George Town. If Batu Ferringhi is on your travel itinerary, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa, Penang and Hard Rock Hotel Penang are a couple of popular options.
When is the best time of year to visit Penang?
That depends on what’s important to you. If you’re hoping to score the best deal, visit Penang in . Airfares and hotels are generally more affordable at this time of the year than in . If you’d like to experience the excitement of Penang in the peak season, organise your getaway for . is usually a quieter time of year.
How far in advance should I book my Penang holiday?
Travellers can normally look up international airfares on Expedia within 12 months of the departure date. Booking last minute? With a little bit of luck, it’s still possible to nab an affordable ticket only weeks before your journey.
What does an Expedia Penang travel package include?
With Expedia, you can select any combination of flights, car rentals and hotels to create your ideal Penang package. Once you’ve made your booking, you can add on the fun stuff like sightseeing tours and activities. Don’t forget — the more you bundle, the more you’ll save!
What should I know before booking a Penang travel package?
Whether it’s relaxation or adventure you’re after, a Penang holiday package lets you organise your escape your way. Plus, you’ll score great discounts just for combining your accommodation with your rental car and flights. The more you bundle, the bigger the savings!
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Penang holiday packages?
With a holiday package, you can customize both your trip and a payment plan. Expedia can help reduce financial strain relating to your journey with a Book Now, Pay Later booking, thanks to us teaming up with online lender Affirm. That way, all you have to worry about is packing to take to the skies.
Can I choose my airline with a Penang Expedia holiday package?
With a holiday package, you’re in control. Whether you’d prefer to fly to Penang in coach or business class, simply choose from the available airline options. Expedia has access to more than 550 partner airlines globally.