Areca Hotel Penang - George Town

Welcome To

Areca Hotel Penang,

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.

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

Resort Highlights

We offer a wide variety of accommodation around the island to cater for families, groups of friends, couples and single travellers. All our rooms are equipped with en-suite bathrooms, hot water, fresh water showers and air conditioning.

Our restaurant serves a wide spread of international and local cuisine. Meals are catered buffet-style three times daily. A barbeque is held in the outdoor pavilion on Saturday nights.

As there are no cooking facilities available in our rooms, guests are politely reminded not to bring any outside food or drink onto the island.

Corkage is chargeable on all alcohol brought to the island.

Rawa Island boasts a hundred per cent coral cover and its house reef is naturally shallow, making it an ideal destination for safe entry diving and sea sport activities for adults and children alike.

Our PADI Five Star Scuba Diving Instructor Development Center has been established in collaboration with Orca Scuba.

scuba diving dive center

Set against the backdrop of breathtaking views overlooking the South China Sea, the Rawa spa offers a variety of body, facial and foot massages catering to a wide range of needs for couples and families alike. All treatments utilize only the finest fresh local ingredients and have been expertly designed to balance mind, body and spirit.

We offer a comprehensive range of sea sport activities, including snorkelling, kayaking, scuba-diving and island hopping. Guests may also enjoy taking a walk around or hiking up to the top of the island, where they will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the surrounding islands and the South China Sea.

Our meeting room facilities offer a suitable venue for corporate retreats, meetings and presentations for up to 70 persons. If team building activities are required, we are able to recommend/ work with third party corporate planners and trainers to develop a tailored program for participants.



Areca Hotel Penang offers a harmonious blend of historical charm and modern comfort with a range of well-appointed guest rooms. Guests can enjoy on-site dining, access to meeting and leisure space, creating a delightful stay that combines the rich heritage of Penang with contemporary amenities.

Areca Cafe

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 Cafe is open daily and serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.

Meetings & Events

For business travellers or special events, the hotel’s meeting room is fully equipped to cater to small groups. For larger events, the hotel is conveniently located directly opposite the Majestic Theatre Penang, an established contemporary heritage events space.

Tours & Excursions

Looking for a tailor-made tour package offering customised 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!


Find Us


Getting here

Our hotel is accessible by 30 minutes car ride from Penang International Airport. For those driving, we are located along Jalan Phee Choon, opposite the Majestic Theatre Penang. Limited on-street parking is available outside the hotel.

Address :

Areca Hotel
No 5, Jalan Khoo Sian Ewe,
George Town, 10050
Penang, Malaysia

Phone :

+604 261 0050

Room Type

Hillside Deluxe

Enjoy the lush green surroundings from within these spacious rooms. Unwind in peace and quiet, and take in the natural scenery.

Room Type

Beachview / Beachfront Chalet

Conveniently situated along the main beach, these chalets provide guests with an idyllic view of sand and sea.

Room Type

Waterfront Bungalow

Stretching out across the water, these independent chalets offer uninterrupted views of the South China Sea. Each unit has a large balcony with deck chairs for private sun bathing and airy bathrooms.

Room Type

Frangipani Villa

Benefiting from a separate beach and located slightly away from the main restaurant area, these villas afford guests with more privacy. Backed by green jungle and surrounded by the colourful flowers of the frangipani plant, each villa provides guests with picturesque views of the sea.



Areca Hotel Penang.