Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Butterworth

Learn about the unique charm of Butterworth with a stay in a holiday home rental. This city's bird watching, canoeing and fishing draw many visitors. TESCO and Kek Lok Si Temple are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Butterworth

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Butterworth a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Penang Butterfly Farm (12.1 mi / 19.4 km)
  • Penang Bird Park (2.8 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Kidland Penang (4.3 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Penang Avatar Secret Garden (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Kepala Batas Golf Club (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • PKSA Penang Water Sports Centre (8.1 mi / 13.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Butterworth

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Butterworth is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Penang Hill (8.1 mi / 13 km)
  • Penang Avatar Secret Garden (6 mi / 9.7 km)
  • Penang Botanic Gardens (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Mengkuang Dam (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Ferringgi Beach (10.3 mi / 16.5 km)
  • Tropical Spice Garden (10.8 mi / 17.5 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Butterworth

Fly into Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.), the closest airport, located 13.1 mi (21.1 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Butterworth?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 390 holiday lettings around Butterworth. From 270 flats & apartments to 82 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Butterworth?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Butterworth:

  • Bagan Lebai Tahir: 378 holiday homes
  • Georgetown: 38 holiday homes
  • Tanjung Huma: 28 holiday homes
  • Kampung Sungai Nibong: 15 holiday homes
  • Taman Penanti: 151 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Butterworth? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Butterworth. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal: 416 holiday lettings
  • Kelab Tentera Udara: 420 holiday lettings
  • Ninth Emperor God Temple: 419 holiday lettings
  • Penang Jewish Cemetery: 414 holiday lettings
  • Loh guan Lye Specialist Centre: 414 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Butterworth listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Butterworth?

Yes, of course. offers 270 Flats in Butterworth. Our other popular types of Butterworth holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 82 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 5 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 8 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Butterworth?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 168 holiday homes with pool available in Butterworth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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