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Hotel Equatorial Penang
Hotel Equatorial Penang
8.5 Excellent
1 Jalan Bukit Jambul, George Town, Malaysia
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5.2 km from city centre, Balik Pulau 
ExcellentBased on 886 reviews
8.5

Hotel Equatorial Penang is set on Penang Island, and offers 5-star accommodation in addition to a waterfall pool and a butler service. There is also a fitness centre with outdoor tennis courts, a waterfall pool and a swimming pool.

Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang
Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang
8.0 Excellent
53 Persiaran Gurney, George Town, Malaysia
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12.6 km from city centre, Balik Pulau 
ExcellentBased on 745 reviews
8.0

Located in George Town, Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang offers free wireless internet and a gym. Outdoor tennis courts and a swimming pool are just some of the deluxe facilities on offer to guests throughout their stay.

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Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:September
Average price in Balik Pulau:$84/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$19/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$29 - $195
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$22 - $191
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Hotel Equatorial Penang
Hotel Equatorial Penang
8.5 Excellent
1 Jalan Bukit Jambul, George Town, Malaysia
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10.3 km from city centre, George Town 

Hotel Equatorial Penang is set on Penang Island, and offers 5-star accommodation in addition to a waterfall pool and a butler service. There is also a fitness centre with outdoor tennis courts, a waterfall pool and a swimming pool.

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Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang
Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang
8.0 Excellent
53 Persiaran Gurney, George Town, Malaysia
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2.5 km from city centre, George Town 

Located in George Town, Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang offers free wireless internet and a gym. Outdoor tennis courts and a swimming pool are just some of the deluxe facilities on offer to guests throughout their stay.

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Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang
Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang
8.0 Excellent
53 Persiaran Gurney, George Town, Malaysia
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2.5 km from city centre,  

Located in George Town, Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang offers free wireless internet and a gym. Outdoor tennis courts and a swimming pool are just some of the deluxe facilities on offer to guests throughout their stay.

$54
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Hotel Equatorial Penang
Hotel Equatorial Penang
8.5 Excellent
1 Jalan Bukit Jambul, George Town, Malaysia
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10.3 km from city centre,  

Hotel Equatorial Penang is set on Penang Island, and offers 5-star accommodation in addition to a waterfall pool and a butler service. There is also a fitness centre with outdoor tennis courts, a waterfall pool and a swimming pool.

$151
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Hotel prices in Balik Pulau

4 stars and up

$54 - $151

Hotel Equatorial Penang

No. 1 most popular

$151
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Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang

Best value

$54
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Where to stay in Balik Pulau

About Balik Pulau

Renowned for growing some of Penang’s most well-known agricultural products, Balik Pulau is surrounded by green rice paddies and orchards. Nutmegs, cloves and durians are all cultivated in this attractive town, and its laid-back atmosphere provides a welcome escape from the bustle of Georgetown.

Things to do

Time your visit for the durian harvest between May and August when these distinct smelling fruits are at their most mouthwatering, with varieties ranging in flavour from sweet to bitter. You can sample nutmeg fresh from the farms where they are grown or transformed into delicious juices.

Balik Pulau is also famed for its locally-fermented belacan, a strong shrimp paste that is used to create delicious laksa noodle dishes. Visit the Belacan Factory to see how it is made, then sample spicy laksa janggus made using cashew nuts.

Want a dose of local culture? Visit the 19th-century Chinese temple of Xuan Wu or take a stroll to the tiny fishing village of Pulau Betong. You can also spend a night in a traditional longhouse as part of the Kampung Sungai Korok homestay initiative.

The rice paddies that sprawl to the west of town are the last remaining on Penang Island, an idyllic spot to go hiking for the day. Adventurous travellers can tackle the two-hour trek from Balik Pulau to the Air Itam Reservoir, which leads along the densely forested mountain slopes.

Getting around

Public buses connect Balik Pulau with Georgetown and other destinations across Penang Island, with the 19th-century Kek Lok Si Temple easily visited as part of a day trip from the capital. Hiring a bicycle is a great way to explore the town and its sights, although the surrounding terrain is hilly.

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  • What are the best hotels in Balik Pulau?

    One of the most popular hotels in Balik Pulau is Hotel Equatorial Penang, which has been reviewed by 886 users and currently has a rating of 8.5/10. Other top-rated locations include Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang, with a score of 8.0 from 745 reviewers.