Updated: May 8, 2017
The 7 Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Penang, Malaysia
Beachfront resort with spacious family rooms (up to 4 people) offering views of the Strait of Malacca. Opt for rooms with balconies facing the sea instead of hillside rooms. Close to the butterfly farm. Note: (Hotel is undergoing renovation (until mid-July 2017) so opt for another resort or ask for less noisy rooms away from the renovation areas). 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.
Set directly on the Batu Feringgi beach this lush, 30-acre resort offers airy, Malaysian-style family rooms (up to 4 people) 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.
Overlooking the beach, this music-themed resort offers flashy, pop culture-themed family rooms aka the Roxity Kids Suite (with and without courtyards for family of 3) with massive kids’ appeal. Suites have a Playstation 3, 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.
Contemporary beach resort offering themed kids’ suites (for family of 5) with colorful bunk-bed nooks, a Playstation 3 and scenic hillside views. Kids under 12 can eat for free at the hotel’s dine-in restaurant. Opt for tower rooms if balconies and long sea views matter to you or choose the rooms in the main block for close sea views. Activities for adults include tennis, water polo, beach volleyball, kite flying and cooking demonstrations. Has a large beachfront pool, 5 dining options including a bar, and a high-tech kids club with a glow in the dark room, slide with ball pit, interactive games etc. Great location in Batu Ferringhi that’s within walking distance of the night market. Hotel Phone: +6 04 886 6666.
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, fountain rings etc. 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.
4-star beachfront hotel offering well-maintained rooms (for family of 4) 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, cooking classes etc. 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.
Modern hotel located in the town, that offers excellent value 2-bedroom (up to 4 people) and 3-bedroom family suites (up to 6 people) that’s within walking distance of Bukit Jambul Mall. Hotel offers a free shuttle to Queensbay Mall (Penang’s biggest mall). Dining options include 1 café and 1 barista, and an outdoor pool with skyline views. Hotel Phone: +6 04 646 8000.