Where to Stay in Penang: Sunway Hotel Georgetown

Sunway Hotel Georgetown Review: An Astounding Hotel in the Heart of Penang

After four hours of flight from Manila to Kuala Lumpur and almost six hours of layover in KL, we finally arrived at Penang International Airport. Our tour guide welcomed us at the airport and brought us to Sunway Hotel Georgetown (check rates), our official home in Penang.

Sunway Hotel Georgetown facade


It was already 10 p.m. when we arrived at the airport but as we get closer to our hotel, we immediately observed the vibrant food scene in the city. In fact, I think I saw the best McDonald’s building yet – that was the one located near our hotel. It’s called McDonald’s Birch House, a heritage building built around 1908 to serve as the late 20th century tin smelting plant’s office. From the moment we stepped into the hotel, I already knew we were in for a gastronomic journey.

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After getting our bags at the bus compartment, we headed to the hotel lobby. With its impressive design, well-lit and high ceiling lobby, I already knew I was going to love the place. Coming from a long flight, I appreciated the fact that the staff already prepared our key cards prior to our arrival. In less than five minutes, we were all heading to our respective deluxe club rooms. After leaving our bags, some of us decided to eat at McDonald’s. It was almost midnight when we left the fastfood chain, summing up our first night in Penang.

Our Penang Bloggers Familiarization tour was a joint project of Philippines AirAsia and Penang Global Tourism.

About Sunway Hotel Georgetown

The Sunway Hotel Georgetown (hotel info), Penang is nestled amidst the vibrant city life and heritage charms of Georgetown. Whether you’re traveling for business or leisure, its 250 hotel rooms and suites offer the perfect place to start and end your day.

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The hotel is seated in the heart of Penang, amidst the vibrant city of Georgetown –billed a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. The Sunway Hotel Georgetown (customer reviews) sits in the center of Georgetown and surrounded by pastry shops by day and New Lane food stalls serving famous hawker delights by night. A three-minute walk from the shops of Penang Times Square, this sophisticated hotel in the city hub is also an eight-minute walk from the Komtar complex and 3 kilometers from Fort Cornwallis.

The Rooms

I stayed at a Deluxe Club Room and I found it really spacious. To give you an idea, a standard deluxe room measures at 28 square meters and suite rooms at 56 square meters. What I like about my room is it’s located on a higher floor, ensuring that I won’t hear the noisy streets at night. Also, being in a higher floor ensures great views of the cityscape from my clear glass window.

Sunway Hotel Georgetown

Since we are all staying in a Club Room, we have an exclusive access to the Club Lounge – a chic contemporary-style private lounge that serves as an ideal rendezvous for both casual chill-out sessions and business meetings.

Work Table

Modern rooms sport free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as safes, work desks, and tea and coffeemaking facilities.

Coffee and Tea Facility

Although there’s no bath tub (which I rarely use), my room has a roomy en-suite with a glass enclosed shower.


There’s a casual, all-day restaurant and a 24-hour gym, plus a rooftop pool with skyline views. Parking is complimentary.


Our access to the Club Lounge keeps us away from the crowd during breakfast. We enjoyed mid-day refreshments and nightly cocktail and canapes in the evening for maximum relaxation. Club Lounge Breakfast is available from 6:30 a.m. through 11:00 a.m. while evening snacks and beverages (yes, including alcoholic beverages) are available from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. They serve afternoon tea services from 12:00 nn to 6:00 p.m. daily.

Bread Section
Fruits and Yoghurt

With dedicated Club floor ambassadors, guests staying at Club Rooms can enjoy soft drinks, fruit juices, coffee and tea any time of the day.

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The hotel is equipped with a 24-hour gym and a rooftop pool with skyline views. Too bad, we were not able to try out the gym and pool. That merits a second visit, right?

For business travelers, the hotel offers a range of business-related services professionally supported by secretarial assistance, including fax, Internet and printing service.

Pinoy Bloggers in Penang Malaysia

Overall, I truly loved the rooms in this hotel, they are well appointed with the most comfortable bed and pillows. I also appreciated the exclusive Club room perks and, best of all, I liked the hotel’s central location. It provides easy access to an array of tourist attractions and it’s easy to find delish food.

Sunway Hotel Georgetown – Book Online via Agoda
Address: Lorong Baru, George Town, 10400 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Telephone: +60 4-229 9988

How to get to Penang Malaysia

Philippines AirAsia do not have a direct flight to Penang yet but with AirAsia’s massive network, they are offering Fly-Thru service which enables travellers to fly from Manila to Penang, Bali, New Zealand, Maldives and many more via seamless convenience of paying for only one fare and hassle-free transfers from KLIA2. Your check-in baggage will be collected in Penang or at the final destination.

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