Our Story


Hotel Penaga was originally three rows of double storey terraced houses and shophouses, built probably in the 1920s and renovated post war.

These art deco terraces are unique, but ours had fallen into disrepair and many had been vacant for years. We bought them in 2008 and set about converting them into the sort of hotel we wanted to stay in while exploring the delights of GeorgeTown.

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Penaga Spa

Penaga Spa is inspired by the healing qualities of the indigenous plants of the Malay Peninsula. Years of research have unearthed the many benefits of the penaga tree..

Artists residency

The hotel owners were looking for a residency space when they found the Penaga site and although it morphed into a hotel, we do encourage contemporary artists to apply for..


There is always a special offer on accomodation or dining to show our appreciation to our guests, but if you have any special requests you may contact us directly..

Latest News

Hotel Penaga

Malaysia Day Promotion August 17, 2015

Malaysia Day Promotion.


Ramadan Special June 17, 2015

Enjoy our latest promotion with Hotel Penaga.

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Around The Island June 8, 2015

The flowering buds have turned to fruit and so we usher in that special time of year when it’s Durian season.

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