Before the pandemic hit, Penang was the place everyone seemed to want to go. From its incredibly rich history to its array of food options and luxurious beaches, Penang offered (and still offers) everything the modern traveller could want. Of course, it certainly helps that it is only about an eight-hour drive from Singapore or a short flight away.
As borders reopen and more of us jet off for long-awaited holidays, Penang is one spot that needs to be in your sights simply because of how versatile a location it is. It is fairly close to home and has options for the foodies, the history-obsessed and even for those that simply want to just lay on the beach with a book.
If you are looking to hop over to Penang for a trip soon, check out these luxury hotels that you have to stay at. From ones close to the best char kway teow to the ones with incredible views of the ocean, we have you covered.
1. Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion
As one of George Town’s most prominent boutique hotels and historical attractions, Cheong Fatt Tze -The Blue Mansion is a real treat if you are looking for old-school luxury and old-world charm.
There are eight spacious rooms located in the inner courtyard of this heritage mansion and guests can enjoy themed rooms that highlight different aspects of the mansion's rich history.
If you are planning to stay here, check out The Blue Mansion’s new Townhouses which are two standalone, meticulously restored 100-year-old shophouses in inner-city George Town. The townhouses provide complete privacy while enjoying all the perks of the mansion.
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