Georgetown, the capital city of Penang, overflows with history and cultural heritage. As such, it has been crowned a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Locals and tourists flood this charming city to bask in its beauty. If you’re looking for a holiday destination that offers history, heritage, and awesome photo ops, Georgetown is the place to go!
Why just visit Insta-worthy places when you can stay in one? Georgetown also offers a variety of wonderful hotels that perfectly combine old world charm with modern sensibilities. So, what are you waiting for? Hire a car to Penang and kick-start your holiday now! If you’re not sure where to stay, here’s our list of the 7 most Insta-worthy hotels in Georgetown:
Cheong Fatt Tze, The Blue Mansion
This boutique hotel is known as The Blue Mansion for its signature blue exterior. If the hotel looks familiar, perhaps it’s because some scenes from the popular movie ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ were shot here!
This hotel harmoniously marries modern comforts with retro-style. The spacious rooms, furnished with classy wooden furniture, ensure a luxurious stay for guests. Its vast, open courtyard with natural lighting provides a great spot to take pictures.
Address: 14, Lebuh Leith, 10200 Georgetown, Penang
Tel: +604-262 0006
Areca is a chic and vibrant hotel with a splash of retro charm. It offers comfortable rooms with great character for its guests. The beautiful garden area with charming rattan furniture, natural lighting, and various plants is the perfect spot for some stunning pictures.
Address: 5, Jalan Khoo Sian Ewe, 10050 Georgetown, Penang
Tel: +604 261 0050
The Edison, a beautifully restored colonial mansion, is a hotel where colonial charm meets contemporary chic. It boasts a grandiose exterior and offers spacious rooms with clean and sophisticated furnishing. Virtually every corner of this restored mansion offers a photo op for its guests!
Address: 15, Lebuh Leith, 10200 Georgetown, Penang
Tel: +604-262 2990
A traditional Chinese archway greets you at the entrance of 23 LoveLane with a stone pathway leading into this boutique heritage hotel. There are various rooms to choose from, each offering its own comfort and pizzazz. Sit back with a cocktail on the serene Chinese Indian Terrace or take photos at the picturesque courtyard garden before heading out to explore the city.
Address: 23, Love Lane, 10200 Georgetown, Penang
Tel: +604 262 1323
This lovely boutique hotel draws inspiration from Moroccan, Spanish, Indian, and local themes for its interior décor. It houses 8 individually designed guest rooms, all beautifully furnished to ensure an enjoyable stay. Sit in the courtyard and take pictures with the giant tree growing right up against the brick stone wall of the hotel. Marvel at how nature has so beautifully intertwined with this quaint hotel.
Address: 5, Lorong Lumut, 10200 George Town, Penang
Tel: +604-261 9986
Yeng Keng Hotel
If you’re looking for comfort and old-world charm, then this 19-room restored heritage boutique hotel is the place to go. Walk through the traditional Chinese archway at the entrance into a fashionably styled hotel with a nostalgic vibe. Its elegant rooms feature vintage furniture and wooden panel floors. The pool area and courtyard are especially beautiful and certainly Insta-worthy.
Address: 362 & 366, Chulia Street, 10200 George Town, Penang
Tel: +604 262 2177
Built in the 19th century, these Anglo-Chinese terrace houses have been restored into a beautiful and comfortable hotel. Open courtyards with a view of the heavens, a distinct feature of traditional Chinese architecture, provides a warm welcome for guests. The interior design pays tribute to the local Peranakan Chinese culture.
The rooms are furnished with blackwood and mother-of-pearl inlaid furniture and gilded cabinets. Seven Terraces is indeed the epitome of classic luxury and provides a beautiful backdrop for Instagram pictures.
Address: 14A, Stewart Lane, 10200 Georgetown, Penang
Tel: +604-264 2333
Featured image from Cheong Fatt Tze’s Blue Mansion Instagram