For an introduction to the island and more suggestions of accommodation and restaurants worth visiting in Penang see Part 1.
Where to Stay
Hard Rock Hotel - Fun, fun, fun for all ages!
Trader's Hotel- A business hotel in the heart of Georgetown. Also popular for tourists looking for good packages with all the facilities of a large hotel.
China Tiger - An enormous thoughtful self contained apartment in the beat of Little India. A perfect choice for families or groups of friends.
Yeng Keng - A charming heritage hotel in the infamous Chulia Street. Beautifully restored, this 20 room boutique accommodation also offers a swimming pool and cafe.
Where to Eat
That Little Wine Bar - Classy, cozy, approachable wine list and excellent food prepared by celebrity chef Tommes of Chalk and Cheese.
Islander, Trader's Hotel - A fine place to sample local Nyonya cuisine in a hygienic, cool, friendly environment. Saturday High Tea should be on your "must do" list.
Garden Cafe - Shangri La leads the way again in Corporate Social Responsibility endeavours by introducing a 'sustainable seafood' buffet in their all day dining restaurant.
Yeng Keng Cafe - Reasonably priced drinks in a lovely courtyard paired with Hainanese and Western meals prepared by one of the oldest working chefs in Penang.
Amelie Cafe - Cute, recycled, a must visit.
The Leaf Healthy House - A healthy vegetarian respite from oily artery clogging street food.
Tropical Spice Garden Cooking Class - Take home some of Penang by learning recipes from a Nyonya, Malay or Indian chef.
Tree Monkey - Thai tapas and cocktails with a kick in the natural setting of a tree house.
Agua - Paella, home marinated olives (!), sea views - a lovely Mediterranean feel.
Weissbrau - Pork knuckle...mmmm.
Spasso Milano - Authentic Italian at the new Straits Quay Marina Mall.
Where to Drink
Sand Bar, Hard Rock Hotel - There's no better way to end a day than a beer (wine, shot, cocktail) in hand and feet in the sand."
Sigi's Bar & Grill - Sunsets, sea breezes and happy hours.
Where to Spa