Tucked away on a quieter stretch of Batu Ferringhi, DoubleTree by Hilton Penang has established itself over the past year as a popular family-oriented resort on the island.

The mix of modern design elements and striking Peranakan motifs is a clear nod to Penang’s rich cultural heritage. The unusual zig-zag arrangement of sea-facing rooms in the building’s structure allows guests to have the best view of the strait with the most sunlight.

The resort has 88 pairs of rooms that can be sold in a pair to cater to families or sold as individual rooms. These paired rooms are linked by a front corridor with lockable sliding doors, allowing for privacy when occupied by families. The resort’s Kids Club offers babysitting services, a Kids Pool and a Kids Wet Play Area to keep young children entertained. The on-site TeddyVille Museum is an interesting attraction that retells the history of teddy bears and the history of Penang in some of the most adorable and Instagrammable exhibits.

While a private beach is just a 100-metre walk away, the landscaped outdoor pool is also designed to look like an artificial beach, with cosy cabanas for relaxing in the daytime. Overlooking the pool is the signature all-day dining restaurant, Makan Kitchen, which showcases the diversity of local Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisines. Stop by The Food Store to grab light snacks and drinks on the go, or unwind at the Axis Lounge in the lobby area to enjoy tea time and a wide range of beverages.

Number of rooms: 316.

What stood out: The many kid-friendly features of the resort, from paired family rooms to the Kids Club.

What we love most: The adorable yet educational TeddyVille Museum. Have fun identifying the teddy bear versions of famous Penang personalities.


56, Jalan Low Yat, Batu Ferringhi, Penang 11100, Malaysia

+604 8928 000