About Us

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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 travellers 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 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.

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We offer a variety of rooms ranging from spacious family suites, cosy garden rooms to luxurious heritage suites. Modern furnishings provide guests with the comforts of home.

Additional facilities in the hotel include a children’s room, conference/meeting room, library and computer lounge.

We invite you to stay with us and enjoy our family-friendly hospitality.