Location : Set in a row of converted shophouses, this refined hotel is a 12-minute walk from Khoo Kongsi, an ornate Chinese clan house, 3 km from the Clan Jetties floating village, and 18 km from Penang International Airport.
Design : Elegant, warmly decorated rooms with some original features such as stained glass, decorative tiled floors, and/or wood shutters. Major love!
Food : Areca Café provides a comfortable setting tailored towards families and hotel guests seeking a break from the rich and diverse street food culture that George Town has to offer. The menu offers a selection of Nyonya, Local and Western Cuisine with a strong emphasis on fresh local ingredients.
Mattress : After touring around the wonderful city of Penang, you will fall deeply, comfortably on the mattress.
Cleanliness : There is nothing to worry about.
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Areca Hotel offers families and travelers the opportunity to experience the rich history and vibrant culture that George Town and Penang has to offer.
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 48 rooms located across twelve newly renovated shophouses 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.
Areca Café provides a comfortable setting tailored towards families and hotel guests seeking a break from the rich and diverse street food culture that George Town has to offer.
Our menu, designed by Swiss-trained Chef Azman Othman, offers a selection of modern European cuisine with a strong emphasis on fresh local ingredients.
Our boutique inbound travel agency based in George Town, Penang specializes in providing unique, personalized travel and tour experiences within and around Malaysia. We aim to showcase the best of Malaysian cultural heritage and tapestry to our guests through our range of hand-crafted and bespoke tour packages.
Areca Travel & Tours invites you to explore the many examples of living heritage, architecture in various styles, and food spread across the streets of George Town, through our range of bespoke travel and tour products.
Since its designation as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008, the historic city of George Town in Penang has developed into an essential travel destination within Malaysia and Southeast Asia for those keen to explore the region’s rich history. Much of its current riches in multi-cultural heritage and tradition can be traced back to its roots as the first British port town along the Straits of Malacca.
Looking for a tailor-made tour package offering customized just for you and your friends and family? We offer bespoke tour experiences to suit a range of interests based on your time and budget requirements. Get in touch and our travel consultants will gladly assist in helping you craft an inbound travel experience to remember!