Best 5 Star Hotels In Penang [2024]

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Looking for the best 5 star hotel in Penang, Malaysia? You are in the right place!

There are some fabulous options for a luxury hotel in Penang whether you are looking for 5 star hotels in Penang, Malaysia by the beach or in UNESCO listed George Town. You’re going to love it!

Some of these 5 star hotel Penang options are such great value that there really is no reason not to give yourself a touch of luxury on your Penang trip. I know because I love to stay in 5 star hotels in Penang.

Best 5 Star Hotels In Penang [2019]

However, your trip isn’t about me. So to help you find the perfect luxury hotel Penang for you, I have compiled this list of 5 star hotel in Penang options. They are also in a handy comparison chart so you can quickly compare the factors that matter to you like price or location.

This means you can easily choose the cheapest hotel 5 star in Penang or the best luxury hotel in Penang right on Batu Ferringhi Beach.

So whatever you are looking for, with the information below, you can be booked and all set for your luxury Penang trip as soon as possible!

Comparison Of Each Luxury Hotel In Penang

NameAreaRating (/10)Price (RM)Book
Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & SpaBatu Ferringhi8.5655Click here
Eastern & Oriental HotelGeorge Town8.9920Click here
DoubleTree Resort by Hilton PenangBatu Ferringhi8.5294Click here
Hard Rock Hotel PenangBatu Ferringhi8.6450Click here
Evergreen Laurel Hotel PenangGurney Drive8.1252Click here
G Hotel KelawaiGurney Drive8.8563Click here
G Hotel GurneyGurney Drive8.6575Click here
Lexis Suites PenangBayan Lepas8.2602Click here
Ascott Gurney PenangGurney Drive8.8495Click here
PARKROYAL Penang ResortBatu Ferringhi8.7423Click here

Please note that the prices above for each 5 star hotel in Penang Island can vary from what is listed here. These are only intended as a rough, per night guideline for comparison purposes only. Prices vary for many reasons including the time of year you are going and how far in advance you book.

Click the book buttons above (or click here) to get the latest prices for your dates. I recommend booking ahead as far as possible for the best price of 5 star resorts in Penang, Malaysia.

Best 5 Star Hotels In Penang

5 star hotel in Penang Batu Ferringhi

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa ★★★★★

Excellent – 8.5/10

This Penang resorts 5 star hotel has a lagoon-style pool and century-old trees on its lush property. Its 304 guest rooms are spread out over two wings, with the upscale Rasa wing having more luxurious services and access to an adults-only swimming pool. The Garden Wing has nine room types, ranging in size from 42m² to 114m² and is also a great place to stay for families.

Each room has a balcony with a view of the tropical gardens, lagoon-style pool or the Andaman sea. All rooms have air-conditioning, slippers, coffee and tea making facilities, satellite/cable channels and free WiFi.

Stay active with a range of sports, like golf and tennis, or indulge yourself at Chi spa, which has 11 villas and a yoga pavilion. You can style your stay at this resort and spa to suit your needs.


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Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang ★★★★★

Excellent – 8.9/10

As the original Penang luxury hotel, E&O Hotel in George Town got its start back in 1885, and it still exudes elegance and storied charm.

This seaside hotel is divided into the new Heritage Wing and the business-oriented Victory Annex. The luxurious suites range in size from 58m² to 522m² and have air-conditioning, free WiFi, flatscreen TVs and private balconies. Family rooms are available.

Free yoga classes are among a range of hotel services there. You’ll also find a full-service business centre, organic spa and state-of-the-art fitness centre.

The Poolside Terrace is a bar and restaurant with spectacular views of the Andaman Sea, and you can also dine at Sarkies restaurant or the Planters Lounge. An on-site gallery is dedicated to the history and heritage of Penang.

This is the best 5-star hotel option if you want to stay in George Town.


5 star hotel in Batu Ferringhi Penang

Hard Rock Hotel Penang ★★★★★

Excellent – 8.6/10

The Hard Rock Hotel Penang is one of the top Batu Ferringhi 5 star hotels. All 250 rooms are outfitted with BOSE sound systems, free streaming music channels and HD movies on demand. Choose from rooms with views of the sea, pool or lush green hills.

Families will love the especially designed Kids’ Suites where your child can live like a mini rock star with their own TV, Playstation 4, soft toys and child-centric minibar.

This hotel is home to the largest free-form swimming pool in Northern Malaysia. The incredible pool has sand islands, three water slides and a swim-up bar as well as a water playground. Whether you’re a family or a couple, you’ll love it. Music-themed activities are nearly endless at the Hard Rock Hotel, and they’re designed for every member of the family to have a great time.


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Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang ★★★★★

Excellent – 8.1/10

Evergreen Laurel Hotel is one of the Penang 5 star hotels that’s close to Gurney Drive, where you can find enticing shopping malls, hawker centres and flea markets. It has 368 rooms furnished in a classic, understated style.

All rooms have air-conditioning, free WiFi, a shower and tub and satellite and cable TV. You can select from four types of rooms that range in size from 32m² to 96m². Rooms are older style but comfortable and functional.

As for facilities, you can enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool that has a poolside bar. A sauna, steam room, fitness centre, spa, salon and tennis courts are also on-site.

Parents appreciate the Kid’s Club and on-site babysitting services, while meeting facilities and a business centre suit executive guests. Relax and enjoy good food and drink at the Chinese restaurant, cafe or lobby lounge.


G Hotel Kelawai ★★★★★

Excellent – 8.8/10

Grand, opulent and elegant are words that apply to the G Hotel line of luxury hotels in Penang Malaysia. This Gurney Drive hotel is designed for exclusivity. You can choose from five types of rooms, ranging from Deluxe Rooms to Executive Lounges.

Guests enjoy a coffee house, lobby lounge and chill-out bar on the 24th floor with stunning views. The outdoor infinity pool is spectacular, and you can work off some of the great food you’ll eat at the fitness centre.

All rooms have WiFi, air-conditioning, flatscreen TVs and minibars. This is the hotel to choose if you’re looking for contemporary, design-conscious accommodations close to George Town.


G Hotel Gurney ★★★★★

Excellent – 8.6/10

G Hotel Gurney is the second of the two Penang luxury hotels from the upscale G brand. This hotel features seven types of rooms, including family-oriented Deluxe rooms and suites and Executive rooms for business travellers. Duplex rooms have two floors and are perfect for couples.

A staggering 12 choices for food and drink await you at this Gurney Drive hotel. You can enjoy a ramen bar and restaurant with al-fresco dining among the offerings. The G Lounge in the sleek ground floor lobby has an impressive 46-foot long bar — the longest in Penang Island. It serves up the latest in urban-inspired cocktails.

A business centre, fitness centre and pool are just some of the other luxuries that await you at this gem among 5 star hotels Penang.


Lexis Suites Penang ★★★★★

Excellent – 8.2/10

Lexis Suites Penang is among the top 5 star hotels in Penang because it’s the only hotel where every suite contains a private pool and sauna in the balcony area. There’s nothing that feels more luxurious than that.

You can choose from Executive and Premium Pool Suites. All of these bright and airy suites have at least a partial sea view, as well as air-conditioning, WiFi and a spacious bathroom with shower and tub.

This beachfront resort in Bayan Lepas offers indoor and outdoor activities to keep friends and family members entertained during their stay. When you’re not spending time on the white sandy beach, you can hang out in the karaoke lounge or games room, watch your kids play in the safe and entertaining Kidz World or relax in the spa. If need be, you can take care of work 24/7 in the fully equipped business centre.


Ascott Gurney Penang ★★★★★

Excellent – 8.8/10

This Penang hotel 5 star on Gurney Drive is in a handy location near shopping, food and the capital, George Town. It has great serviced apartments and tons of facilities.

The rooms are all a great size with studios, one bedroom and two bedroom options available. They are well presented, comfortable and many have great sea views. They come with everything you would expect in a Penang 5 star accommodation including air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities and flatscreen TV.

The hotel has a glorious rooftop infinity pool with great views, a fitness centre, an outdoor kids’ playground and an indoor kids’ playroom. There’s also a yoga room, BBQ terrace, WiFi and a coin operated laundry.

You won’t go hungry here with multiple restaurants and bars including a bar by the pool which is perfect for sunset drinks.


PARKROYAL Penang Resort ★★★★★

Excellent – 8.7/10

For a Penang hotels 5 star experience along Batu Ferringhi beach, consider a stay at PARKROYAL Penang Resort. The beautiful tropical surroundings and panoramic sea views make this resort a favourite destination for weddings.

The rooms are crisp and modern but with soothing natural colours and wooden accents that promote relaxation. WiFi and coffee and tea making facilities are in every room. Family rooms are available.

Outside, the free-form swimming pool has two large water slides and a wading pool for children. Children will love the new Amazonia waterpark and the indoor kid’s club. For adults, there’s a luxurious spa, fitness centre and business centre. Several award-winning restaurants at the resort serve up a variety of local and international cuisines.


5 star hotel Penang Batu Ferringhi

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Penang ★★★★

Excellent – 8.5/10

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton is technically not a Penang 5 star hotel, but I’m not sure you’ll notice the difference. It has a focus on welcoming families. You can book a family suite that includes a king room and twin room. The family-suite balcony is fully furnished with table and chairs for family meals overlooking the sea.

This near Batu Ferringhi resort has a Kid’s Club, babysitting services and spa treatments tailored to children ages 6 to 12. The Makan Kitchen restaurant serves Malaysian delicacies with live cooking demonstrations; it also offers Chinese and Indian dishes.

The rooms all have WiFi, 40-inch TVs, refrigerators and sofa beds. Accessible rooms are available on the first floor, and the hotel also has a full range of business amenities. A spa, fitness centre and outdoor pool with a man-made beach add to the resort experience.


Map Of 5 Star Hotel In Penang

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We hope you found your perfect 5 star hotel in Penang. You can find other options of where to stay in Penang here or our full guide to Penang here.

By Sharon Gourlay

Sharon is a certified Malaysia travel expert and can't get enough of travelling and talking about Malaysia since she first visited 21 years ago. She travels around Malaysia multiple times a year both alone and with her kids. She used to call Penang home and especially loves this food paradise. Sharon also has a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies, a Certificate III in International Travel Sales and has been certified by Tourism Malaysia as a Malaysia Travel Expert. Through this site, she'll help you have the perfect trip to this amazing destination.