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Areca Hotel Penang
Areca Hotel Penang
Areca Hotel Penang
Areca Hotel Penang
Areca Hotel Penang
Areca Hotel Penang
Areca Hotel Penang

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8.9

Excellent

2,716 reviews

2,716 reviews

Housekeeping134
Breakfast51
Children's activities10
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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
Available
Walkable places
Chowrasta Market

150 m

Chowraster Bazaar

180 m

Mydin's Wholesale Emporium

180 m

Morning mkt

190 m

Batek Lah Collection

240 m

Popular landmarks
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion

680 m

Armenian Street

710 m

Khoo Kongsi

870 m

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

1.2 km

Chew's Jetty

1.3 km

Closest landmarks
24-MI Fitness Club

140 m

Watsons

190 m

Boom pharmacy

270 m

Dark Mansion - 3D Glow In The Dark Museum

280 m

Rock World

300 m

Areca Hotel Penang

5 Jalan Khoo Sian Ewe, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10050 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Georgetown, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion. This 4-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Located in heart of Penang

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
Important announcement -- "NOTICE ON COVID-19 <br><br> Hotel introduced additional cleanliness and precautionary measures including <br><br>Temperature screening of all persons entering the hotel premises with daily record-keeping <br><br>Sanitization stations provided in key public areas <br><br> Enforced social distancing practices throughout the hotel premises <br><br>Frequent sanitisation of common areas and high contact points <br><br> Rigorous cleaning and sanitisation of guest rooms <br><br>Reinforced food safety and standard practices <br><br> Comprehensive training of our employees to ensuring proper hygiene and awareness of COVID-19"

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Kids club

Game room

Restaurants

Shops

This property is in high demand!

4 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.9
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport14.8 km

Rooms available at Areca Hotel Penang

Heritage Twin
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 2 single beds
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Heritage Room
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed
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Garden Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Suite
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 queen beds
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HERITAGE ROOM,GROUND FLOOR
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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Heritage Loft
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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Heritage Loft
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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Heritage Loft
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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FAMILY SUITE ( 02 QUEEN SIZED BED )
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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FAMILY SUITE (2 QUEEN SIZED BEDS)
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Areca Hotel Penang?

Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Areca Hotel Penang?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Areca Hotel Penang has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Penang with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Areca Hotel Penang?

Start your mornings right, with the à la carte, continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Areca Hotel Penang. There's an additional charge of 25 MYR for adults and 27 MYR for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Areca Hotel Penang?

Areca Hotel Penang features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. Asian cuisine is available for guests. Dishes are served in a la carte during opening hours. Light meal like soup, coffee or tea, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients. To meet any special dietary requirements, vegetarian and halal diets are prepared with the utmost care and attention.

Can business events be hosted at Areca Hotel Penang?

On-site venues and convenient event services make Areca Hotel Penang an ideal choice for hosting events such as conferences and meetings. The venue available at the hotel can accommodate up to 17 people. An extensive range of facilities and services including projector or LED display, free Wi-Fi, meeting stationery and audio-visual equipment is available to help your business meeting or event a successful one.

What is the smoking policy at Areca Hotel Penang?

Areca Hotel Penang does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Areca Hotel Penang?

The closest train, metro, or bus station is Komtar Bus Terminal, 370 m away from Areca Hotel Penang.

What restaurants are nearby Areca Hotel Penang?

Areca Hotel Penang’s neighborhood is Georgetown which includes popular restaurants such as Hameediyah Restaurant, Padang Brown Food Court and Nasi Kandar Line Clear.

What popular shopping places are close to Areca Hotel Penang?

Located in the Georgetown area, Areca Hotel Penang is close to great shopping choices like Prangin Mall, 1st Avenue Mall and Chowrasta Market.

What are popular attractions near Areca Hotel Penang?

Areca Hotel Penang’s location in the Georgetown neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Pinang Peranakan Mansion, Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion and Khoo Kongsi.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Areca Hotel Penang?

Areca Hotel Penang is located within Georgetown, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Depoh Kerajaan Pulau Pinang and Bukit Olivia.

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What people love about Areca Hotel Penang

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "The place is great, it is in a good location, near the eating places."

    Pei

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    October 18, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "Huge room with plenty of space, clean and friendly staff."

    Maggie

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    October 18, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Nice ambience and environment and very clean as well."

    Caryn

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    October 13, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 2,531 Penang properties
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Service score
9.3/10
Location score
9.2/10
Cleanliness score
9.1/10
Couples review score
9/10
Better than
97
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of Penang properties
Better than
96
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of Penang properties
Better than
96
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of Penang properties
Better than
96
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Overall rating:

8.9

Excellent
2,716 reviews
Cleanliness
9.1
Facilities
8.3
Location
9.2
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What travelers say they love:
Close to Penang road and the famous food location
Tan from Malaysia
Couple
More about Areca Hotel Penang

More about Areca Hotel Penang

Areca Hotel Penang

You'll love the exceptional convenience during your stay at Areca Hotel Penang, located right in the heart of the city center, with an easy access to everything in Penang. The true local flavors and culture of Penang are yours with a stay at Areca Hotel Penang, located just 1.2 km from the famous Pinang Peranakan Mansion.
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Areca Hotel Penang. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Your explorations of Penang can be assisted with taxi and car hire services available. Parking is provided for guests by the hotel.
You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. The hotel's ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at Areca Hotel Penang. In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice.
The hotel is entirely non-smoking.
Rooms at Areca Hotel Penang are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the hotel come with linen service and air conditioning. The hotel's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms. You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar are available in some select rooms.
You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Areca Hotel Penang, where breakfast can be provided in house. What's better than a good cup of coffee? Start every vacation day at the hotel with an energizing cup of quality coffee. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the hotel. Regardless of any dietary restrictions you may have, you'll eat well at Areca Hotel Penang which has a selection of halal options.
Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Areca Hotel Penang has a range of activities that will meet your needs. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the library. You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the shops and souvenir shops.


Around the property

With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to all Penang has to offer. Your first day during your stay at Areca Hotel Penang should include a visit to Chew's Jetty located 1.2 km away. Photograph yourself in front of Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion located 680 m away, which people travel great distances to see.


Reasons to stay here

Verified reviews score this hotel higher than 95% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 96% of the city's other options.
This hotel's staff and services score higher than 97% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.3

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

59 mentions

Breakfast

44 mentions

Food & Dining

15 mentions

Internet

7 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Indonesian
  • Malay

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids club
  • Kids meal
  • Playground

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [nearby]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • Accessible by elevator
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary tea
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Free welcome drink
  • Hair dryer
  • Individual air conditioning
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Locker
  • Mini bar
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Safety/security feature
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Sleep comfort items
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • TV [flat screen]
  • Wake-up service
  • Walk-in shower
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Asian
  • Continental
Restaurants on site

Areca Cafe

  • Cuisine: European
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
5 Jalan Khoo Sian Ewe, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10050
Exceptional
Location

9.2

Airports

  • Penang International Airport (PEN)
    14.8 km 26 min drive
  • Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (AOR)
    86.9 km

Public transportation

  • Komtar Bus Terminal
    380 m
  • Pengkalan Raja Tun Uda Bus Terminal
    1.4 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Watsons
    190 m

Shopping

  • Gurney Plaza
    3.2 km

Convenience store

  • Happy Mart
    270 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    380 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
    680 m
  • Armenian Street
    710 m
  • Khoo Kongsi
    870 m
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion
    1.2 km
  • Chew's Jetty
    1.3 km
  • Penang Fort Cornwallis
    1.6 km
  • Kek Lok Si Temple
    6.6 km
  • Batu Ferringhi Beach
    10.9 km
  • Entopia
    13.1 km
  • Escape Theme Park
    13.2 km

Nearby landmarks

  • 24-MI Fitness Club
    140 m
  • Chowrasta Market
    150 m
  • Chowraster Bazaar
    180 m
  • Mydin's Wholesale Emporium
    180 m
  • Morning mkt
    190 m
  • Watsons
    190 m
  • Batek Lah Collection
    240 m
  • Tasting. Shop
    250 m
  • Manuel Ukulele
    250 m
  • Forestry Department
    260 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 3-17 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • The Local Council Fee of MYR 2 will be charged per room per night. Pay directly upon check-in.
  • A security deposit of MYR 200 is required upon check-in for charges or damages during the stay and will be refunded upon departure.
  • Effective 1 June 2014, the City Council of Penang will impose a Local Council Tax of MYR 3 per room per night for 4- and 5-star hotels and MYR 2 per room per night for 0- to 3-star hotels. The property’s star rating will be in accordance to the rating from the Local Council, and should the rating differ from the website, the Local Council rating will apply. This fee is payable directly to the hotel upon check-in and is not included in the room rate and taxes stated herein.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-out until12:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee60 MYR

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)25 MYR

The property

  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 48
  • Year property opened2017
Property announcements

NOTICE ON COVID-19

Hotel introduced additional cleanliness and precautionary measures including

Temperature screening of all persons entering the hotel premises with daily record-keeping

Sanitization stations provided in key public areas

Enforced social distancing practices throughout the hotel premises

Frequent sanitisation of common areas and high contact points

Rigorous cleaning and sanitisation of guest rooms

Reinforced food safety and standard practices

Comprehensive training of our employees to ensuring proper hygiene and awareness of COVID-19

Reviews of Areca Hotel Penang from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.9
/
10
Cleanliness9.1
Facilities8.3
Location9.2
Service9.3
Value for money8.9
High score for Penang
Rating
9+ Exceptional (485)
8-9 Excellent (144)
7-8 Very Good (99)
6-7 Good (28)
<6 Below Expectation (26)
Time of the year
Mar - May (164)
Jun - Aug (202)
Sep - Nov (187)
Dec - Feb (229)
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10.0
Exceptional
Lindsay from United Kingdom
Group
Family Suite
Stayed 2 nights in December 2019

This is a lovely house ”

It’s contemporary, tasteful but colonial. Very fitting for Penang. The location is great for the free city bus and it’s right by the oldest Penang street market. There is also a close by mall across the main road bridge. Get a grab taxi and go to the art section of Penang really close within 10 mins drive ... try china House art cafe the longest cafe in Malaysia. Great food great cakes... I give this a 10 out of 10. It gives you a little Malay afternoon tea free there is a great breakfast. Very helpful staff and they gave us a packed breakfast as we had an early ferry trip to Langkawi our next destination. For only £15 we decided to island hop and move on to Kuah for 1 night and the. Pantai Canang ... this is a clean hotel, roomy rooms.. but a little noisy because you hear the mosque, It has fans too so great with air con.

Reviewed January 03, 2020

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Dear Lindsay, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating, it means a lot to us. Your review had been shared among the Areca Team and everyone enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. We hope your next stay is just around the corner. All of us at Areca Hotel hope to welcome you back for another excellent stay.

Responded February 22, 2020
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Kenneth from Canada
Couple
Heritage Room
Stayed 5 nights in March 2019

Great hotel, terrific location ”

Terrific location, modernized, heritage hotel with a gorgeous inner courtyard. Extremely friendly, helpful staff. Started the day with a great breakfast chosen from a menu with variety of Chinese, Malay, western, etc. Afternoon tea was a treat available in the courtyard. Tried the “Starters for 2” , we called it the Malaysian version of tapas (highly recommend it). Both the Heritage rooms and Heritage lofts are spacious. We asked to move to the 3rd floor because we were a little concerned about the sounds from the street level. This was cheerfully organized. We spent 5 nights in the hotel and enjoyed the street food nearby including the roti stalls right around the corner; Kimberly night stalls 10 minutes away, the refreshing cendol at the Joo Hooi restaurant 3 minutes away as well as the food and great service in the hotel’s restaurant. A well organized hotel, Assistant Manager Joven and his staff - house cleaning, front-desk, restaurant - demonstrate great teamwork. Highly reco

Reviewed March 14, 2019

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Dear Kenneth, Thank you for staying with us and write us a wonderful review. It brings us joy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. The Areca Hotel team are deeply honored for having the opportunity to be at your service during your 5 nights stay. It is in our nature to serve you passionately and ensuring your trip to Penang is a well worth vacation. We thank you for recommending Areca Hotel, all of us are looking forward to welcome you back in the future.

Responded March 14, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Laura from United Kingdom
Couple
Garden Room
Stayed 5 nights in August 2019

Absolutely wonderful from start to finish, excellent service and staff ”

We stayed here from the 15th August 2019 to the 20th August, as I was travelling with my mum (I am 30) I requested twin beds but as I had booked a garden room and these weren’t equipped with twin beds we got a free upgrade to a heritage loft which was beautiful, full of character, clean and very spacious. Upon arrival the staff greeted us and were very welcoming, Miri (receptionist) was extremely kind and very helpful with regards to our stay and showed us on local tour maps of the things to do and how to access them along with this she also informed me of the Grab app (local taxi but cheaper) she was very kind and nothing was too much for her, each day we were able to access the complimentary afternoon tea which we did twice and was a nice touch. The rooms were cleaned daily and the complimentary toiletries were replenished if required. As a nice gesture my room was decorated for my birthday this was such a nice surprise and I was 100-% recommend this hotel to everyone excellention

Reviewed August 21, 2019

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Dear Laura, Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate your review and your excellent ratings means a lot to us. Your review was shared among the team including Mira from reception. It brings joy to all of us at Areca Hotel Team to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. It is in our nature to serve you passionately and ensuring your trip to Penang is a well worth vacation and have a lovely birthday experience. We look forward to welcome you back for another great stay.

Responded August 22, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Ahmad from Malaysia
Group
Family Suite
Stayed 3 nights in July 2020

A brilliant choice!”

A good combo of old and new. Truly Malaysian experience in terms of interior and exterior (Baba Nyonya with a dash of modern world). Exceptional cleanliness and services wise. For those with families or a group travelers, rooms are for 4 paxs are huge enough to cater up to 6 paxs of adults, instead. Parkings are available at MYR6 daily (via apps and free on Sunday, and this is an advantage, as most nearby hotels do not have these. Very secure and private. The complimentary tea? A brilliant idea! as not only a small gesture (that's very impactful) but definitely the choices finger food, shows how much the hotel values, you. A truly great experience with a very reasonable budget. A repeat visit is definite for my end, for any future Penang trip.

Reviewed July 07, 2020

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Dear Ahmad, Thank you for staying with us. It brings joy to all of us at Areca Hotel Team to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We appreciate your review and your excellent ratings means a lot to us. It is in our nature to serve you passionately and making the experience of your stay a home away from home. We are deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve you. All of us at Areca Hotel Team hope to welcome you back for another excellent stay.

Responded September 09, 2020
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Noor from Malaysia
Family with young children
Family Suite
Stayed 1 night in September 2020

Great stay!”

Pros : 1) location was great bcoz at centre of georgetown, near to attraction place, just a walk to reach "kedai makan viral" (Ais Tingkap, Roti Canai Transfer Road, Nasi Kandar Hameediyah, Roti Bakar Hutton Lane and many more). 2. Nice and great interior - same like in the picture 3. Huge room - our room is Family Suite and its was damn huge room with 2 queen bed 4. I dont know what to say anymore but seriously, im really satisfied that i chose this hotel, will definitely stay here again! Cons : 1. They have no free parking. U have to park your car at public parking.

Reviewed September 07, 2020

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Dear Noor, Thank you for staying with us and write us a wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you enjoy your stay with us. It is in our nature to serve you passionately and making the experience of your stay a home away from home. All of us at Areca Hotel hope to welcome you back and hopefully in the not-too-distant future.

Responded September 07, 2020
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
NOOR from Malaysia
Family with teens
Family Suite
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

💯% would recommend”

The whole experience of staying at this hotel was great and I would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone. We stayed in family suite. It's very spacious and clean. As I travelled with my father who is wheelchair-bound, I am thankful that this hotel has an elevator which makes moving easier. The staff was very helpful and I like the menu selection offered at the café. Ample parking spaces are available at the hotel but do make sure to download Penang Smart Parking app to prevent yourself from getting fined 😌 Thank you Areca Hotel for the great experience.

Reviewed July 17, 2020

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Dear NOOR, Thank you for staying with us and recommending Areca Hotel Penang. We are happy to hear that you enjoy your stay with us. It is in our nature to serve you passionately and ensuring your trip to Penang is a well worth vacation. All of us at the Areca Hotel Penang are looking forward to welcome you and your family back and hopefully in the not-too-distant future.

Responded August 08, 2020
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Nur-Irdah from Australia
Solo traveler
Garden Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

Excellent place to stay”

Areca Hotel lives up to its reviews - the staff are very friendly and helpful, the rooms clean and the location is perfect. The hotel is right by the famous Roti Bakar Hutton Lane, Penang Road famous chendol, the Apom Bakar stall and Prangin Mall. The touristy area of Georgetown is a ten minute stroll, and there are so many new hip cafes/restaurants for those who want a bit of fine dining alongside their street food. I would highly recommend staying here, and I would gladly stay here time and time again.

Reviewed November 20, 2019

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Dear Nur-Irdah, Thank you for staying with us. It brings us joy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Areca Hotel's location is definitely one of the many things we are very proud of. The strategic location brings valued guest like yourself to just a few steps away from must-see attractions and modern-day conveniences. We are also glad that you love the cleanliness and our heartwarming hospitality. We look forward to welcome you back soon.

Responded November 21, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
TACK from Malaysia
Group
Garden Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2022

Good Value for Money”

The check-in was quick and easy. A deposit of rm100 is needed. The staffs are very friendly and responsive. The hotel is just walking distance away to famous roadside eateries at Georgetown heritage area. It is also walking distance to the RapidPenang CAT free shuttle bus stop at Chowrasta and Komtar. The room is clean and comfortable. Guests who drives can park at the roadside parking which is mostly available. Recommended place to stay in Penang.

Reviewed February 22, 2022

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Dear Tack, Thank you for choosing Areca Hotel Penang as your preferred holiday destination. We are deeply honored for having the opportunity to serve you. We look forward to welcome you back. Best Regards, Areca Hotel Penang Team

Responded February 23, 2022
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Tan from Malaysia
Family with teens
Family Suite
Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

Great Stay ”

Our family room is huge, clean & cosy. Breakfast is excellent. There is also the mini 'high-tea' set (@RM28 for 2 pax) which consists of many types of Malaysian's tea time favourites, I think this is a brilliant idea. Lunch menu is equally as good, reasonably priced & very 'Malaysian', imagine having chicken-rendang burger! Staying in Areca Hotel has made our trip much more pleasant and enjoyable, thank you.

Reviewed August 07, 2019

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Dear Tan, Thank you for your excellent review, it means a lot to us. We are happy to hear that you enjoy your stay with us. We are deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve you. All of us at Areca Hotel hope to welcome you back for another excellent stay.

Responded August 08, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Yasser from Indonesia
Family with young children
Garden Room
Stayed 5 nights in November 2018

Good location and helpfull staff”

The location is only 5-10 minutes walk from Komtar Bus Station. But in Penang you can easily use Grab taxi to go anywhere. We book for garden room, a little small for our little family. But it was good and clean. The breakfast was great, there are plenty menu you can choose. They also have playing room for kids. And the staff were very helpfull. He borrowed me his laptop so I can transfer images from DSLR to external HD. Overall, a nice experience for me and my family.

Reviewed March 12, 2019

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Dear Yasser, Thank you for giving us a wonderful review, it means a lot to us. I'm sure the entire Areca Hotel Team enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. I hope your next stay is just around the corner. All of us at Areca Hotel hope to welcome you back for another wonderful stay.

Responded March 13, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Sin from Malaysia
Family with young children
Family Suite
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

Family with 1 baby and 1 8yo”

Upon arriving at hotel, the staffs are friendly to explain what nice foods to eat. The hotel location is near with nice food stores. I can easily park my car at nearby public car park. I booked a room with 2 queen size beds and I was given a baby court too. The room is clean, installed with 2 aircon, wooden floor and boutique design. Upon entering into the room, my baby wanted to get down the floor and keep walking. She likes the spacious room too.

Reviewed January 05, 2019

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Dear Sin, Thank you for staying with us. It brings us joy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. It is in our nature to serve you passionately and ensuring your trip to Penang is a well worth vacation. We are also glad that you love our room and strategic location. We look forward to welcome you back for another excellent stay.

Responded January 05, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Ahmad from Malaysia
Group
Garden Room
Stayed 3 nights in July 2020

A Brilliant Choice!”

Haven't been to Penang for a long while. Due to original plan of having mode of transport of ehailing ride, decided to book this hotel instead. Of course consideration of price, food spots and covenience of moving around within walking distance, were taken into account. What stands out from the very beginning? The theme of the hotel itself, a combination of an old building, Baba & Nyonya theme and a dash of modern facilities into one. Cleanliness is superb! Sevice was fantastic! Staffs was friendly! and attentive too! A definite recommendation and a repeat visit. On a separate note, If you are driving? Parkings are available, at MYR6 per day, a public parking space but within a few baby steps away from the hotel.

Reviewed July 05, 2020

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Dear Ahmad, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating, it means a lot to us. I'm sure the entire Areca Hotel Team enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. We hope your next stay is just around the corner. All of us at Areca Hotel hope to welcome you back for another excellent stay.

Responded September 05, 2020
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Hwee from Singapore
Group
Heritage Twin
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Great location and value for money”

Booked this hotel during an Agoda special sale and the hotel turned out to be a real gem. Room was spacious and clean. The famous Penang chendol is right behind the hotel and there are 3 malls just a 5 minutes walk away. The breakfast that was included was very good. Really enjoyed dinner at the restaurant recommended by the staff. Will definitely be back!

Reviewed November 21, 2019

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Dear Hwee, Thank you for giving us a perfect rating, it means a lot to us. I'm sure the entire Areca Hotel Team enjoyed catering to your needs as much as you enjoyed your stay. I hope your next stay is just around the corner. All of us at Areca Hotel hope to welcome you back for another excellent stay.

Responded December 07, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Joanne from United Kingdom
Couple
Heritage Room
Stayed 7 nights in January 2020

Lovely place-comfortable and spacious room. All staff were very friendly and helpful.”

Great location.Hope to stay here again next time we are in George Town. We stayed in a heritage room which very spacious, spotlessly clean and comfortable. Highly recommend! Food was good and well presented. All staff were friendly and helpful-they made our stay very enjoyable-thank you all.

Reviewed January 29, 2020

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Dear Joanne, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and for providing such a great review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the comfort of the rooms and your dining experience. We sincerely wish to see you back soon. Best Regards, Areca Hotel Penang Management

Responded January 30, 2020
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Hiu from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Garden Room
Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

Nice heritage boutique hotel”

The hotel has a 24-hr reception which is great as our flight was delayed and we arrived around midnight. Very kind staff and helpful when we have questions. The room and the hotel were nicely decorated and free maps are given for exploring Georgetown. Breakfast was great - there are a lot of choices for the set and you have a mini bar of bread / cheese / fruits / drinks to choose from. The location is good for catching the free CAT bus and also it is at walking distance to most locations at Georgetown.

Reviewed July 09, 2019

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Dear Hiu, Thank you for writing us such a lovely review and staying with us. All of us are delighted to hear that you enjoy your stay with us. It is in our nature to serve you passionately and making the experience of your stay a home away from home. We look forward to welcome you back and hopefully in the not-too-distant future.

Responded July 10, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
9.6
Exceptional
Nor
Family with young children
Family Suite
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

The best hotel in Penang”

Found Areca through a blog. Give it a try for my girls trip and truly fell in love with literally everything about this hotel I even brought my family to stay here again couple of weeks after my first trip. Location wise : You won’t get any better loc than Areca. Almost everything is within 5 mins walk. Hameediyah, line clear, chowrasta, roti bakar transfer rd. Roti Bakar Hutton Lane basically just steps away. Grab was easy and abundance. Room : worth every single penny. Very spacious even for family of 6 like us. Beautifully and thoughtfully decorated Spotless clean. Crisp bedlinen and good towel. No designated parking for hotel guests, this is also applied for almost all boutique hotels in georgetown. However there’s always empty spots during our stay so parking really wasn’t that big of an issue for us. Can buy the parking coupon from the hotel reception which costs us RM6 for a day pass. Truly a gem this hotel. Will always be our go to everytime we’re in Penang.

Reviewed October 30, 2019

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Dear Nor, Thank you for staying with us. It brings us joy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Areca Hotel's location is definitely one of the many things we are very proud of. The strategic location brings valued guest like yourself to just a few steps away from must-see attractions and modern-day conveniences. It is in our nature to serve you passionately and ensuring your trip to Penang is a well worth vacation. We look forward to welcome you back soon.

Responded November 01, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Irene from Malaysia
Couple
Heritage Room
Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

Casual chic, eclectic vintage with modern comfort. ”

I love the location (great for eating & shopping), the cosy lounging areas with lovely plants, the big rooms and the efficient staff. Which overrides the fact that there is bit of inevitable noise from the main road heard in our rooms. The afternoon tea downstairs provided a nice moment for relaxing and reading, after a day's outing.

Reviewed May 01, 2019

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Dear Irene, Thank you for staying with us and write us a wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you enjoy your stay with us. It is in our nature to serve you passionately and making the experience of your stay a home away from home. We have taken note of your feedback. All of us at Areca Hotel hope to welcome you back and hopefully in the not-too-distant future.

Responded May 01, 2019
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Nor from Malaysia
Family with young children
Garden Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Heritage boutique hotel!”

Love so muchhhhh about this hotel! The staf name Mira, ( Receptionist) is very helpful and shes so sweet entertain the guest. Also housekeeping team and food and beverage team very kind towards me and my daughter and always smile during their job. Love their hospitality. love their hi tea. the kueh so lazatt. And i love their concept and interior too. Kids room also provided and my baby love it so muchhh. Overall, im very happy and satisfied with this hotel. Would recommend to my family and members 💕💕💕

Reviewed January 01, 2020

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Dear Nor, Thank you for staying with us. Your review is being shared among the Areca Team including Mira. It brings joy to all of us at Areca Hotel Team to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We appreciate your review and your excellent ratings means a lot to us. We are deeply honored to have the opportunity to serve you. All of us at Areca Hotel Team hope to welcome you back for another excellent stay.

Responded January 02, 2020
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Nurhusna from Malaysia
Family with teens
Heritage Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2022

Gorgeous Hotel with Great Staff&Cleaniness!”

I cannot stress more how much I in love with this hotel.. A lot! The lovely antiques and peaceful ambience, the location to yummy local delights, the friendly and helpful staff, the delicious afternoon tea is simply perfect! The price is worth everything and how grand it make you feel. I had been promoting this hotel to my friends throughout my stay and will continue doing so. Will definitely stay there again when I visit Penang. Kudos to Areca Penang and keep it up~

Reviewed February 25, 2022

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Dear Nurhusna, Thank you for choosing Areca Hotel Penang as your preferred holiday destination. We are deeply honored for having the opportunity to serve you. We look forward to welcome you back. Best Regards, Areca Hotel Penang

Responded February 25, 2022
Areca Hotel Penang
10.0
Exceptional
Sivakolundu from India
Business traveler
Garden Room
Stayed 4 nights in August 2019

Beautiful little hotel in Georgetown”

Stayed here for 4 nights. Great location in the heart of Georgetown. Very nice breakfasts in the adjoining cafe. Loved the courtyard in the middle where they also serve tea in the afternoons. Of course, the whole experience of staying in a hotel furnished with period furniture and ambience is one that I would highly recommend for anyone planning a trip to Penang. The only complaint I would have as a business traveler is that breakfast only starts at 8:00am. Too late for me to enjoy on weekdays if I have an early meeting. Otherwise all good. Would definitely go back.

Reviewed October 02, 2019

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Dear Sivakolundu, Thank you for staying with us and recommending Areca Hotel. It brings us joy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. It is in our nature to serve you passionately and ensuring your trip to Penang is a well worth vacation. We have also taken note of your feedback. We look forward to welcome you back for another great stay.

Responded October 02, 2019
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