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10 Best Hotel Stay Near Penang Avatar Secret Garden

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10 Best Hotel Stay Near Penang Avatar Secret Garden

10 Best Hotel Stay Near Penang Avatar Secret Garden

I’ve had several experiences when visitors ask me to name the 10 Best Hotel Stay near Penang Avatar Secret Garden. Interesting question! My answer is, “It all depends..”

The hotels are the luxurious stays that you will find to be comfortable and enjoyable.

No two hotels or resorts are the same and if you want to spend some beach time together as a couple, a group or even a family.

So if you’re looking to relax and take a breather out of your busy schedules, the beach hotels are great for luxury and comfort and great views.

If you’re looking for a place to rest during a weekend away, I would recommend a stay at a city hotel within walking distance to the malls.

I would prefer to stay in a hotel within a reasonable distance of where I want to visit.

Some like a quiet hotel stay… [updated]

For a bit of quiet to recharge your batteries, pick a hotel with the best amenities where you have everything you need in-house with no hassle.

I like the hotel stays best as it is a chance for me to not do any housework, come back to a clean room, clean sheets, nice cool environment and a good peaceful, undisturbed sleep at night. For the children, a hotel stay is an exciting occasion, with a pool to play in, especially during the vacations. Call it an adventure!

So what do you do after you map out all the “makan” places to hit in George Town?

After shopping at the malls and eating seafood, I normally take my visitors to the Penang Avatar Secret Garden for a nice walk under a canopy of bright lights for an interesting night walk. Just to chill out and enjoy the view.

Getting a taxi or even a Grab car works well if you don’t want to drive and park. If you like to take a walk to the Penang Avatar Secret Garden, park your car nearby at Tesco, Straits Quay is near enough for a slow stroll to the beach area before sunsets. Get ready to experience the stunning lights.

Here’s the list of the 10 Best Hotel Stay Near Penang Avatar Secret Garden

#1 Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa

10 Best Hotel Stay Near Penang Avatar Secret Garden

The most luxurious resorts in Batu Ferringhi, the five-star Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa’s design is based on the West Sumatra/Minangkabau roof scape with a stylized curved roof.

The resort has a ballroom and fine dining restaurant Feringgi Grill & Bar, the Spice Market Café, and Pinang Bar & Restaurant. CHI, The Spa is a luxurious oasis of peace. Recreational Activities include two fabulous outdoor pools. Rasa Wing Pool (treated saltwater) and Garden Wing Pool (freshwater)
*Read about CHI, The Spa treatment*

#2 Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

10 Best Hotel Stay Near Penang Avatar Secret Garden

Sister property of Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, the 4-star Golden Sands Resort is set in beautifully landscaped grounds. The resort has three beautiful lagoon-shaped swimming pools. The best feature is the canopy-covered year-round outdoor pool for kids to enjoy. There is a mini water park with water slides and whirlpool located within its tropical gardens. At night the resort is walking a distance of Batu Feringghi night market.

*Read about the Guinness World Record for the biggest kolam*

#3 Lone Pine Hotel

10 Best Hotel Stay Near Penang Avatar Secret Garden

Lone Pine Hotel’s old-world charm and modern-day comforts offer 90 cozy sea-fronting guest rooms and spacious suites. Australian physician Dr. Albert S. McKern turned the original seaside bungalow into the family-run inn. McKern mistaken the lone casuarina tree on the premises for a pine tree and aptly named it Lone Pine. The inn which started with just 10 rooms in 1948 is now a luxury boutique hotel in Batu Ferringhi, Penang.

*Read about authentic Japanese food at Matsu Japanese Restaurant*

#4 PARKROYAL Penang Resort

10 Best Hotel Stay Near Penang Avatar Secret Garden

PARKROYAL Penang Resort was refurbished in 2017 and decorated in a contemporary Asian style with sea or hill views rooms or suites. There are 4 dining options and a great free-form swimming pool with two giant water slides. The sunset views are arresting and if you prefer the indoors, treat yourself to a host of rejuvenating spa treatments at the St. Gregory spa. Nature lovers will find the location ideal for a short hike to Batu Ferringhi Waterfall about 1.6 km away. For a spot of shopping, check out the Batu Ferringhi Night Market and the Ferringhi Night Walk Bazaar.

*Read about the new hotel refresh*

#5 G Hotel Gurney


10 Best Hotel Stay Near Penang Avatar Secret Garden


A bold, gorgeous hotel along popular Gurney Drive, G Hotel Gurney offers luxurious rooms with an excellent selection of top designer furniture. The guest rooms are luxurious with a touch of cool modernity. Located between two of Penang’s premier malls, the Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon, the hotel is perfect for business travelers and weekend staycations. G Gallery is a modern art gallery showcasing new talents.

*Read about the Solo Exhibitions by local artists*

#6 G Hotel Kelawei

10 Best Hotel Stay Near Penang Avatar Secret Garden

G Hotel Kelawei is just a 2-minute buggy ride away from the sister property. Guests enjoy signing facilities to both hotels. Bask in the exclusivity of the Executive Lounge and enjoy the amenities of the Sky Bar.

*Read about High Tea at 2 PM*

#7 Macalister Mansion

10 Best Hotel Stay Near Penang Avatar Secret Garden

The Macalister mansion has eight contemporary themed guest rooms. The Eight Rooms are luxuriously appointed and individually designed with commissioned art pieces that are influenced by the life story of Sir Norman Macalister. If you want to stay at his luxurious home and enjoy fine dining. *Read about fine dining at the Living Room here*

#8 DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang


10 Best Hotel Stay Near Penang Avatar Secret Garden


DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Penang offers scenic and comfortable accommodations in Batu Ferringhi. Penang’s most extensive and adorable teddy bear museum is located on the ground floor of the hotel. Tickets to TeddyVille Museum can be purchased at a discount from the front desk. An indoor play area is available for children and a kid-friendly buffet is offered at the property. *Read about the TeddyVille Museum here*

#9 Holiday Inn Resort Penang

10 Best Hotel Stay Near Penang Avatar Secret Garden

Guests can choose a well-appointed room in the Beach Wing, located along the beach or at the Ferringhi Tower, just across the street. The two buildings are connected by a sky bridge linking over Batu Ferringhi Road. At night guest can walk along the road to the vibrant night market for a spot of shopping or eat at seafood restaurants nearby.

#10 Hard Rock Hotel Penang

10 Best Hotel Stay Near Penang Avatar Secret Garden

Hard Rock Hotel Penang is Malaysia’s first Hard Rock-themed hotel synonymous with rock music, good fun, and entertainment. The hotel’s annual Rock to Run was established to raise awareness as well as to raise funds to support a cause.

*Read about Rock to Run*

Public Transport to Batu Ferringhi

Rapid Penang bus 101 and 102 serves the hotel along Jalan Batu Ferringhi. Rasa Sayang Resort is one of the stops for the Penang Hop-On Hop-Off Tourist Bus. You can take a Rapid Penang Bus to Penang Avatar Secret Garden.

4 thoughts on “10 Best Hotel Stay Near Penang Avatar Secret Garden

  1. Thanks for this amazing list! I am glad you shared this post. Really thank you! This was what I needed right now. As I love traveling and exploring places., the posts like these become really helpful to me to find out the best places to stay and to explore.

    1. We wish you a pleasant stay in beautiful Penang. Do try all the wonderful and delicious street foods, the cafes, restaurants and fine dining. Selamat Datang & Happy travels, Vijay Patel!

  2. I’ve never been to the Penang Avatar Secret Garden despite being here on the island! I know! So embarrassing right?
    The only time I come to this place is when my KL and PJ friends drag me here for the baked crabs. I have a friend who absolutely loves the seafood here despite its lack of variety and styles of cooking. Maybe it’s time I tried acting like a tourist in my own backyard – thanks for the heads-up and reminding me that Penang is a treasure trove of interesting things to do and explore (besides all that eating, of course).

    1. Hi Krista
      I absolutely agree. Penang is definitely a treasure trove of wonderful surprises. I’m amazed that are so many wonderful places to visit and check out. The list grows every day. There is now a new wave of fine dining restaurants that are cropping up. These chef owned restaurants are both innovative and exciting. Penang is not only a Street Food haven but one dotted with creative cuisine for sampling.
      I’m so looking forward to the next boom of jazz bars!

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