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Destination guide

Why people love visiting culturally rich Downtown George Town

Come and experience Downtown George Town and its culture, temples and history. Revered for its restaurants, shopping and monuments, this city is both walkable and romantic. Take in top local attractions such as Camera Museum and Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Downtown George Town

Do you want to find attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that Downtown George Town has to offer. Here 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 (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Kidland Penang (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Penang Avatar Secret Garden (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • PKSA Penang Water Sports Centre (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Penang Bird Park (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • East Wind Watersports (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Downtown George Town

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Downtown George Town is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Penang Hill (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Penang Botanic Gardens (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Penang Avatar Secret Garden (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Ferringgi Beach (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Tropical Spice Garden (6.8 mi / 10.9 km)
  • Teluk Bahang Beach (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Downtown George Town

The nearest airport is in Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.), located 9.8 mi (15.7 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around George Town?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 402 holiday lettings around George Town. From 274 flats & apartments to 89 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 George Town?

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 George Town:

  • Georgetown: 38 holiday homes
  • Tanjung Huma: 28 holiday homes
  • Kampung Sungai Nibong: 15 holiday homes
  • Bagan Lebai Tahir: 377 holiday homes
  • Taman Penanti: 149 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 George Town?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in George Town. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Penang Jewish Cemetery: 414 holiday lettings
  • Loh guan Lye Specialist Centre: 415 holiday lettings
  • One-stop Midlands Park Centre: 413 holiday lettings
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion: 416 holiday lettings
  • Penang Times Square: 413 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around George Town listed on HomeAway.co.uk 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 George Town?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 274 Flats in George Town. Our other popular types of George Town holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 89 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 6 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 6 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in George Town?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 170 holiday homes with pool available in George Town. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.