All hotels in Penang can be roughly subdivided into city hotels and beach hotels. Beach hotels in Penang are modern and advanced and many travelers prefer to stay at beach resorts and take trips to explore Georgetown's attractions. Many resort hotels in Penang are universal; they are suitable for families, leisure and business travelers, and hotel facilities anticipate needs of each traveler, providing convenient meeting rooms for businesspeople, a wide choice of entertainment, activities and theme parties for leisure travelers and families, and elegant ballrooms for heroes of the occasion and their guests.
The Golden Sands Resort is one of most outstanding resort hotels in Penang with a relaxed atmosphere and a serene natural ambiance. All spacious guestrooms (up to three hundred and sixty square feet) are elegantly decorated and comfortably furnished with air conditioning, twenty four hour in-house movies, a TV and radio, a room safe, a minibar, a hairdryer and coffee/tea making facilities. Some rooms have wonderful sea views; the others overlook the island, a lagoon style pool and tropical gardens.
The Grand Plaza Parkroyal is a perfect holiday getaway with indoor and outdoor amenities, suited for all intends and purposes. Visitors have no need to go too far for shopping, entertainment or sport activities. The Grand Plaza Parkroyal offers it all: swimming pools and a tennis court, a shopping archade and water sports, a gymnasium and Koko-Nut Club for kids... plus several restaurants that serve local, continental and Asian cuisine twenty four hours a day.
Nevertheless, Georgetown is a great place to stay if your trip is short or you want to visit the beaches later. The city has many wonderful hotels that are located right in the city centre next to the main shopping and heritage areas.
If you want a unique heritage experience of Georgetown, you might consider the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion - a former home of a famous Penang Chinese resident, who was named "China's last mandarin and first capitalist." Only imagine that you will stay at the Winner of the UNESCO Conservation Award 2000! All sixteen bedroom apartments are differently themed and come with en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning and a personal valet. Here you will be really confronted to learning history, as the hotel offers two archive rooms and a reading room.
The Eastern & Oriental Hotel is no less popular hotel in Georgetown. The finest traditions of service, comfort and hospitality have been distinguishing features of the hotel since 1885. The rooms at the Eastern & Oriental are not large; they are extravagantly spacious. In addition, it has a wonderful setting close to numerous shops, restaurants, bars, clubs and cafes, as well as to all attractions of the city.
Ceratinly, there is much to say about hotels in Penang overall and about each in detail. The hotels are numerous and almost each Penang hotel has charm of its own. A good and diverse choice of accommodation makes holidays to Penang even more relaxing and enjoyable.