Rising from the heart of Penang’s historical and commercial hub, Bayview Georgetown Hotel is uniquely historical but still contemporary and perfect for business and holidays. A casual stroll from the UNESCO Heritage enclave as well as the city’s business hub in the other, the hotel offers 340 cosy suites and guestrooms also 1 ballroom and 8 function rooms. Dining and entertainment options include the Ground Floor Kopitiam for dining, the Lobby Lounge with live music and the 360º Revolving Restaurant and Sky Bar on the rooftop with an all-round panorama of the city. Recreational facilities include a swimming pool with a jacuzzi and an indoor gymnasium.
George Town is the capital of the Malaysian state of Penang. It is the second largest city in the country and the center of politics, finance, tourism, culture, and higher education in the Northern Malaysia Region. In 2008, the oldest part of the city center was registered on the World Cultural Heritage List, making it a popular destination for all types of tourists. George Town has the most pre-war buildings in Malaysia, the total accounting for one-third of the country’s total. Among the pre-war buildings, the Clan Jetty is one of the important. Bridges in the city are mainly clustered by surnames. The longest wooden bridge stretches about 500 meters into the sea, and wooden houses can be seen on both sides. Visitors may be interested in visiting Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, a large-scale Chinese clanhouse. Its large-scale architectural complexes and the unique decoration of sculptures indicate that the local people of Chinese origin occupy an important part of Penang society. The annex building of the hall, the grand stage, and the late 19th-century terraced houses built for the people of the clan are all well preserved.
Best traveling time: from May to September when there is less precipitation. There are many hotels in George Town to satisfy the needs of all types of visitors.