We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
1,404
All photos (1,404)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“little india”(32 reviews)
“street art”(50 reviews)
“street food”(19 reviews)
About
Contact
Malaysia
Website
6042631166
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Penang
from US$7.75
More Info
from US$35.00
More Info
from US$14.60
More Info
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed February 14, 2015

There'so much to see and do in George town, from roaming around the old and historical parts, with all the deautifull and decorative temple's mosque's churches, wonderfull colonial building's, the fort is a must to see, with food and refreshments stalls all around. So you...More

5  Thank B M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 13, 2012

It sucks! The guide books over-rated this capital city of Penang. It's grimey, dirty and boring! The only place half decent is the shopping mall near Traders Hotel (that is if you want to go shopping). Little India was quite interesting but that's about it.

11  Thank Fierce-Spicy-Chilli
Reviews (428)
Filter reviews
293 results
Traveller rating
146
98
30
10
9
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
146
98
30
10
9
Show reviews that mention
All reviews little india street art street food world heritage cheong fatt blue mansion clan jetties love lane visit georgetown colonial architecture fantastic food walk around shop houses penang island interesting mix wall murals walking shoes
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 293 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed in the Eastern & Oriental Hotel which was amazing. The town is very easy to walk around and you can cover it all north to south & east to west in about 20 mins, without stopping to explore! We discovered following some...More

1  Thank MartinaDushi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had a wonderful time just exploring this interesting town. We walked through the streets and alleys, shopping for souvenirs, photographing sites that were fascinating and taking in the various ethnic groups that live and work in a relatively small area. We...More

1  Thank Marcia71
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Started the day at Armenian Street and walked our way around part of Georgetown that’s filled with cafes and street art. Will come back again!

1  Thank PrincePersia
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We visited Georgetown over public holiday weekend which was a mistake. The city was swamped by cars, and we couldn’t see the tourist attractions because of the traffic. Apart from bars serving mostly cheap chemical beer and noisy food courts ,Penang doesn’t offer anything more...More

2  Thank kedarskate
Reviewed September 9, 2018

With changing time and in the world of technology today, George Town (GT) stands firm carrying its past glory of more than two hundred years. This is vintage town at its best, giving you glimpses of its glorious as well as painful past during the...More

Thank pramod_PP
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

I really don't understand the positive articles in the Lonely Planet and the enthusiastic reviews on Youtube. I think Georgetown is really overrated! It is just a common city. I was especially looking forward to the famous street food, but this is just as good...More

Thank jopie321
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Georgetown has a bit of everything for everyone. I liked the history and the food of the old town. Small bars and places to eat in the old town full of character and history. Mix that with new hotels if you like that, beach side...More

1  Thank Terryd59
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

A charming city with all the diversity it offers. You can walk if you can, and meet people. Things are simple and you can talk to anyone, ask or discuss. A mix of modern and old buildings from the British colonization or what they call...More

Thank Rebyac
Reviewed August 13, 2018

There is so much to see and do here, not to mention the hundreds of places for an interesting meal. Each time you turn a corner there is something new to see. We mostly did our walking in the early morning or every evening evening...More

Thank Bernice D
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

Day 2, in the morning we make a trip to penang hill 870 m high for panoramic view of GeorgeTown. We got our driver mr chua to buy the group express tram queue ticket to avoid long wait for rm 40. There many other attraction...More

Thank Bangang
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 157 nearby hotels
Spices Hotel
221 reviews
.20 km away
Armenian Street Heritage Hotel
681 reviews
.23 km away
Hong Ping Hotel
50 reviews
.25 km away
Broadway Budget Hotel
132 reviews
.27 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 2,347 nearby restaurants
My Own Cafe
320 reviews
.08 km away
Jawi House Cafe Gallery
551 reviews
.10 km away
Edelweiss Cafe
254 reviews
.07 km away
Downtown Art Heritage Cafe
83 reviews
.05 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 486 nearby attractions
Asia Camera Museum
256 reviews
.07 km away
Armenian Street
1,291 reviews
.12 km away
Khoo Kongsi
1,633 reviews
.14 km away
Sun Yat Sen Museum
347 reviews
.14 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Elizabeth1955
May 25, 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from kevintS2930UN | Reviewed this property |
Yes I stayed at Batu Ferranghi myself. Very safe plus there is a decent night market and plenty of places to shop, eat or simply sit around the pool. Enjoy....
1
Vote
Mandysyng
December 27, 2015|
Answer
Response from George B |
You can get a tri shaw ride for Ringett $35 per half hour,ride into the Heritgae Market..the tri shaw riders know where to go in that time.Safe ,exciting and a great thing to do to visit "old Penang".
0
Votes