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No. 5 Jalan Khoo Sian Ewe, George Town, Penang Island 10050 Malaysia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 04/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#12 of 135 in George Town
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Conveniently situated within the UNESCO World Heritage buffer zone and walking distance from the central business district, Areca Hotel offers families and travelers the opportunity to experience the rich history and vibrant culture that George Town and Penang has to offer. Areca Hotel is named after the Areca Palm (Areca Catechu), also known commonly as the Pinang palm and from which Penang island derives its name. Our family hotel features 50 rooms located across twelve newly renovated shop houses in a private enclave along Khoo Sian Ewe Road. The original pre war shop houses (and the land on both sides of Khoo Sian Ewe Road) were once owned by Khoo Sian Ewe, philanthropic businessman, landowner and during his time one of the wealthiest men in Penang. The Majestic Theatre, located directly opposite our hotel, was the first cinema in Penang to screen Chinese sound films. We offer a variety of rooms ranging from spacious family suites, cozy garden rooms to luxurious heritage suites. Modern furnishings provide guests with the comforts of home. Additional facilities in the hotel include a cafe, children’s room, conference/meeting room, library and computer lounge. We invite you to stay with us and enjoy our family-friendly hospitality. Fancy a bowl of Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul but long queue and hot sun? Courtesy from Areca Hotel, in-house guests can now enjoy it when you savour your Complimentary Afternoon Tea with us.
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Patio
Walking tours
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bidet
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Filipino, Malay
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Matilda H wrote a review 10 May
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Great Location, pleasant and clean rooms. Good place to stay. I really like their concept of Modern Heritage. Safe environment because this hotel is just beside the police station. Staffs are friendly and will greet you every time you pass by the lobby.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Matildahjc, We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit in particularity our service, facilities and location. Thank you very much for your positive feedback and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Best Regards, Wah Eng Hong General Manager
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Wan H wrote a review 10 May
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Clean and well appointed rooms. Good food. Friendly staff. Offers evening tea everyday from 3 to 5pm. Should give this hotel a try. Walking distance to many eateries. Safe enviroment, hotel located next to police station.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Areca Hotel, General Manager at Areca Hotel Penang
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Dear WanH322, Thank you for writing us a lovely feedback following your recent stay with us. We are delighted to know that you had an excellent time with us. We thank you very much for your patronage and look forward to having you back with us soon. Best Regards, Wah Eng Hong General Manager
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Safari758014 wrote a review 10 May
Amazing experience overall. Great for family and location is perfect to travel within the city. Reception, cafe and housekeeping staffs were always attentive to our many requests. Clean and well designed rooms.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Areca Hotel, General Manager at Areca Hotel Penang
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Dear Safari758014, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and the pleasure is ours to have been at your service. We thank you and look forward to welcoming you back again for another great stay soon. Best Regards, Wah Eng Hong General Manager
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mockrockgun wrote a review Apr 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Great and comfortable boutique hotel right at the city centre. A lot of attraction and nice hawker foods within walking distance. Street parking is limited but can be easily found using apps. Corridor decor is nice.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Areca Hotel, General Manager at Areca Hotel Penang
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear mockrockgun, We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and thank you very much for your positive feedback and we look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Best Regards, Wah Eng Hong General Manager
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azzrye00 wrote a review Mar 2022
Langkawi, Malaysia
Special Thanks to Azlin, and the Hotel Manager Hong for the lovely room and the hospitality. Room were sparkling clean, cozy and artistic. Facilities are all just walking distance. Will come back in future.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 21 Mar 2022
Dear azzrye00, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and the pleasure is ours to have been at your service. We thank you and look forward to welcoming you back again for another great stay soon. Kind Regards, Wah Eng Hong General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$29 - US$99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalaysiaPenangPenang IslandGeorge Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
48
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Frequently Asked Questions about Areca Hotel Penang
Which popular attractions are close to Areca Hotel Penang?
Nearby attractions include Penang House of Music (0.4 km), Tech Dome Penang (0.4 km), and Tower Spa (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Areca Hotel Penang?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a business centre.
Which room amenities are available at Areca Hotel Penang?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Areca Hotel Penang?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Areca Hotel Penang?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Areca Hotel Penang?
Conveniently located restaurants include Laksalicious, Il Bacaro, and Malaya.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Areca Hotel Penang?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Malay, and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Areca Hotel Penang?
Many travellers enjoy visiting George Town (0.8 km), Armenian Street (0.7 km), and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion (0.7 km).
Is Areca Hotel Penang accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.