Known as a family hotel, Areca Hotel is conveniently situated within the UNESCO World Heritage zone and is walking distance from George Town's central business district. Named after the Areca Palm (Areca Catechu), the hotel offers families and travelers the opportunity to experience George Town and Penang's rich history. The hotel consists of 48 rooms located in twelve newly renovated shop houses in a private enclave along Khoo Sian Ewe Road. The original pre-war shop houses on the street were once owned by the philanthropic businessman, landowner and one of the wealthiest men in Penang then, Khoo Sian Ewe. Situated in a historical location, the hotel is directly opposite the Majestic Theatre, the first cinema in Penang to screen Chinese sound films. If you're thinking of a break in George Town and looking for a spacious family suite, cozy garden rooms to luxurious heritage suites, Areca Palm is the one for you!