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Areca Hotel Penang

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Family Suite | Minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes

Overview of Areca Hotel Penang

Areca Hotel Penang

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with restaurant, near KOMTAR

9.2/10 Superb

167 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • 24/7 front desk
No. 5, Jalan Khoo Sian Ewe, George Town, 10050

Guests rated this location 9.3/10 - Exceptional

Main amenities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast available
  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free children's club
  • Front-desk safe
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Limo/town car service
  • Restaurant
For families
  • Children's club (free)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Garden
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Television

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Downtown George Town
  • KOMTAR - 6 min walk
  • Gurney Drive - 2 min drive
  • Gurney Plaza - 10 min drive
  • Penang Hill - 24 min drive
  • Queensbay Mall - 16 min drive
  • Ferringgi Beach - 31 min drive
  • ESCAPE Adventureplay - 45 min drive
  • AEON Mall Bukit Mertajam - 42 min drive

Getting around

  • Penang Intl. Airport (PEN) - 35 min drive
  • Penang Sentral - 30 min drive


  • Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul - 1 min walk
  • Roti Bakar Hutton Lane - 2 min walk
  • Dim Sum Valet - 2 min walk
  • Sup Hameed - 1 min walk
  • Penang Road Famous Laksa - 2 min walk

About this property

Areca Hotel Penang

Areca Hotel Penang features a free kids' club and puts you 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from KOMTAR and 4.8 mi (7.7 km) from Penang Hill. Fellow travelers say great things about the helpful staff and spacious guestrooms.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)

Social distancing

Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 50 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Water dispenser

Traveling with children

  • Free children's club

Working away

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Limo or town car service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Built in 2017
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Shopping mall on site


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Malay

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Cable TV channels
  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: MYR 200.0 per accommodation, per stay

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property beginning January 1, 2023. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately MYR 30 for adults and MYR 30 for children

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for MYR 55.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. </p> <p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Areca Hotel Penang George Town
Areca Penang George Town
Areca Penang
Areca Hotel Penang Hotel
Areca Hotel Penang George Town
Areca Hotel Penang Hotel George Town

Frequently asked questions

Does Areca Hotel Penang offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Areca Hotel Penang does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Areca Hotel Penang?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Areca Hotel Penang?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Areca Hotel Penang?
Yes. Parking spots may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Areca Hotel Penang?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Areca Hotel Penang and nearby?
Areca Hotel Penang has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Areca Hotel Penang?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around Areca Hotel Penang like?
Areca Hotel Penang is in Downtown George Town, a short 6-minute walk from KOMTAR and 9 minutes' walk from Penang Times Square. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Wah Choon, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Paul, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Value for money
Excellent service from the staff. Location is good and the place is beautiful and clean. I love this hotel.
goh, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Overall really nice place. Staff were friendly as well. Only issue is the surroundings can be a bit noisy making it hard to have good sleep for light sleepers. Otherwise highly recommended!
Jiaquan, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very convenient place to stay to shop in Chinatown and close to good food. Hotel is clean and welcoming. Good Nasi Lemak for breakfast. Staff helpful n cheerful. Firm matters n proper pillows.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A lovely room, well appointed. The staff really try to make one's stay pleasant. Very friendly. Much appreciated complementary tea and snacks in the afternoon.
Richard, 1-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

YIYUN, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The property's location is good (in Geroge Town), and the staff is very friendly. The hotel also offers complementary afternoon coffee and snack which helps visitors to meet each other. The minuses are that the Furnitures are bit rundown, and it is noisy which makes it difficult to run online meetings.
Wilsun, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

great ambience and cleanliness. Location very good - near Chinatown area. Everywhere walkable distance.
Goon Li, 5-night trip
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6/10 Good

Lovely hotel
Lovely hotel, wonderfull staff, nice breakfast , idealy located near heritage Penang. Only down side was a very small room
C, 6-night trip
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