Best Penang Hotels for Families

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Updated: November 2, 2021

The 6 Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Penang, Malaysia

Beach resort for kids and families in Penang, Malaysia.

The huge kid-friendly pool at the excellent Parkroyal Resort.

1. Parkroyal Resort

Beachfront resort with spacious family rooms (family of five or six) offering views of the Strait of Malacca. Opt for rooms with balconies facing the sea instead of hillside rooms. Close to the butterfly farm. Has 5 dining options including a bar and a free-form swimming pool. Also offers a kids’ club, indoor and outdoor play areas and a kid’s pool (with a baby wading pool & water slides). Butterfly farm (10 min drive), airport (45 min drive). Hotel Phone: +6 04 881 1133.

2. Shangri-La Rasa Sayang

Set directly on the Batu Feringgi beach this lush, 30-acre resort offers airy, Malaysian-style family rooms (sleeps family of four) with rich woods, colorful textiles and private balconies that offer panoramic pool, sea & garden views. Opt for sea view rooms on upper floors that don’t face the car park. Hotel has 2 restaurants & 1 bar, 3 tennis courts, a Par 3 pitch and putt golf course, a swimming pool & a kid’s pool. Kid’s entertainment includes a kid’s club and adventure zone while adults can amuse themselves with table tennis, tai chi, cooking demonstrations, yoga, beach volleyball etc. Many restaurants & shops are right on the hotel’s doorstep and it offers a complimentary daily shuttle to George Town (20 min drive). The Batu Feringgi Night Market and the Tropical Spice Garden are nearby. Hotel Phone: +6 04 888 8888.

3. Hard Rock Hotel

Overlooking the beach, this music-themed resort offers flashy, pop culture-themed family rooms. Suites have a Playstations, soft toys, children’s books, kids’ mini bar and a kids’ in-room dining menu. Suites have BOSE sound systems, digital news stands; the courtyard suites open out to an outdoor mini playground. Lagoon Deluxe rooms offer direct pool access from the balcony. Resort features Penang’s largest free-form pool (2,400 sq m) with water slides, poolside cabanas and sand islands. Has 6 dining options including a swim-up bar, live music, kids’ club, teens’ club and a music program that lets one produce their own hit music. It’s also famous for music-centric spa treatments that utilize rhythms and beats, and a foam party every first Saturday of the month. Hotel Phone: +6 04 881 1711.

4. The Bayview Beach Resort

Located on the quieter end of Batu Ferringhi beach, this beachfront hotel offers bright family rooms (up to 3 people) with private sea- or hill-facing balconies. Has a cool kids’ playpool with water slides, giant squirty stars, and fountain rings. Adults can opt for the tennis court, water sports, and garden foot reflexology. Has 2 dining options. Georgetown City center is a 30 minute drive away. Hotel Phone: +6 04 886 1111.

5. Shangri-La Golden Sands

4-star beachfront hotel offering well-maintained rooms (for family of four) with Murphy pull-down beds and sea or hill views. Has 4 dining options, a kids’ club, an immense pool, a colorful mini water park with slides, splash zone, a covered kids’ wading pool, and a huge (10,300 sq ft) indoor Adventureland. Activities for adults include table tennis, beach volleyball, mini soccer, and cooking classes. Great location close to the night bazaar and many restaurants. Free shuttle bus to Rasa resort next door and free shuttle to Georgetown (20 minutes). Hotel Phone: +6 04 886 1911.

6. AC Hotel by Marriott

Modern hotel located in town, that offers excellent value 2-bedroom (family of 4) and 3-bedroom family suites (family of 6) that’s within walking distance of Bukit Jambul Mall. Hotel offers a free shuttle to Queensbay Mall (Penang’s biggest mall). There’s an outdoor pool with skyline views. Hotel Phone: +6 04 646 8000.

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