MalaysiaPenang $$$$$ Close To Beach Wheelchair Friendly

G Hotel Kelawai: Review

Experience a touch of luxury without breaking the bank. You’ll feel pampered from the moment you’re greeted with a welcome ice-cream upon check-in, through to little extras in each room like a complimentary mini bar, organic soaps, and bath salts, super-comfy beds, and ergonomic desk chairs. 

G Hotel Kelawai makes it easy to get out and explore Penang. Complimentary bike hire is available to all guests willing to brave Penang’s bustling streets. Otherwise, a free 2-minute shuttle to G Hotel Gurney (sister hotel) is available on demand for easy access to shopping malls and the city’s hop-on-hop-off bus. On weekends and public holidays, G Hotel Kelawai runs a convenient free shuttle service to the Georgetown UNESCO World Heritage site.

Indulge by upgrading to an Executive Room which includes complimentary access to the Executive Lounge on the 24th floor. Free-flowing cocktails, wines and canapes are served every evening, the perfect complement to rooftop sunset views.

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5 star Hotel


$$$$$Rates start at $120-$199 per night


Close To Beach
  • 208 Rooms
  • Chain: G Hotel
  • Airport transfer available (charged)
  • Free on-site parking
  • Breakfast included (based on room package)
  • All ages welcome
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Opened 2015
  • Check-in 2:00PM
  • Check-out 12:00PM


Spacious suiteSpacious suite
4242" flat screen TV standard in every suite
Complimentary fruitComplimentary fruit
Bathroom productsBathroom products
Large bathtub... with a viewLarge bathtub... with a view
Complimentary mini barComplimentary mini bar
Inside the Executive Premier Room
Rooftop pool with sun loungesRooftop pool with sun lounges
View of Penang from rooftop poolView of Penang from rooftop pool
Lounge after sunsetLounge after sunset
Rooftop pool & lounge
Business center workstationsBusiness center workstations
Communal lounge in business centerCommunal lounge in business center
Hotel exterior at nightHotel exterior at night
Around the hotel

Internet & Tech

  • Wifi access: Free (all guests)
  • Wifi strength: Very strong
  • Wifi comments: 150Mbps Internet connection
  • Limited to 8 devices
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Power outlets: Convenient (universal input)
  • Wired connection available
  • Business center
  • Printer: Free (Business center)
  • In-room safe: 13 inch laptop friendly
  • HDMI input in TV


  • Cloud 9 bed comfort
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Good soundproofing
  • Ultra dark (bliss!) window coverings
  • 55" Satellite Smart TV
  • Medium size in-room safe
  • Complimentary minibar
  • Mini fridge
  • Kettle
  • Complimentary coffee & tea
  • Pod coffee machine
  • Rain shower head
  • Luxury Soaps
  • Alarm Clock

Room types:

Deluxe 34 sqm
1 king or 2 twin beds

Entry level room.

Executive 34 sqm
1 king or 2 twin beds

Choosing an Executive Room includes access to the Executive Lounge on the 24th Floor.

Executive Premier Room 45 sqm
1 king bed

Almost like a studio apartment, with a larger working space and lounge area. The bathroom is extra roomy with a free-standing bathtub. Organic bath salts are topped up daily.

Executive Premier Suite 82 sqm
1 king bed

Perfect for long term stays. With a large bathroom, bedroom and lounge room, you could forget you’re in a hotel … until you feel like room service of course.


  • Outdoor pools: 1
  • Rooftop pool
  • Poolside Bar
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Fitness center
  • Spa services
  • Bar
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Busboy
  • Concierge service
  • Moneychanger

Food & Drink

  • Very good food quality
  • Friendly and prompt food service
  • Room service available
  • Gluten friendly
  • Vegetarian options
  • Wheat-free options
  • Soy milk available
  • Restaurants nearby: Lots and lots


International Malay

The main restaurant with every breakfast food you can imagine on the buffet, even chocolate fondue. Also open for lunch and dinner with daily themed international buffets.

$$$$$2pm Lounge

A popular spot to enjoy high tea or coffee and cake. The restaurant is licensed to serve alcohol and has indoor and alfresco seating options.

Cocktail bar

Somewhere between a cocktail bar and nightclub with a fun yet chilled atmosphere. Enjoy drinks and snacks while admiring the spectacular city views. Indoor seating access from 8pm.

FreeExecutive Lounge
Finger food

All day complimentary tea, coffee and soft drinks for Executive guests. Complimentary canapés, beer, wine, and basic cocktails between 6pm and 8pm. An alternative breakfast restaurant for Executive guests seeking a quieter atmosphere. The breakfast buffet is smaller than Spoon’s, but a la carte options include eggs, French toast, and pancakes.

Buffet of canapés at Executive Lounge during cocktail hourBuffet of canapés at Executive Lounge during cocktail hour
Premium drinks includedPremium drinks included
Wine includedWine included
Cocktail hour at Executive Lounge
Breakfast buffet at Executive LoungeBreakfast buffet at Executive Lounge
Executive Lounge interiorExecutive Lounge interior
Breakfast at Executive Lounge
Freshly made eggsFreshly made eggs
Yes, a chocolate fondue fountain for breakfastYes, a chocolate fondue fountain for breakfast
Dining area at SpoonDining area at Spoon
Breakfast at Spoon

What's Nearby

George Town UNESCO Heritage Site

Modern History

A fusion of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and British Colonial architectural styles resulting in an unconventional yet charming urban formation. George Town's rich cultural diversity saw it listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. Most recently, a dynamic street art scene has burst into George Town. Some wall murals, like Ernest Zacharevic’s "Boy on Chair", provide interactive settings for visitors to become part of the picture and pose beside painted characters.

3.70 kms (2.31 miles) Driving time: 8 mins

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Penang Hill (Bukit Bendera)


Tropical rainforest providing cool breeze, relaxing nature vibes, and panoramic views over Penang. Attractions on top of the hill include a mosque, Hindu temple, restaurants, nature trails, monkeys, a treetop canopy walk, landscaped gardens, playgrounds, and accommodation. Reachable via funicular from the Penang Hill office or by hiking or 4x4 drive from the Penang Botanical Gardens.

8.00 kms (5.00 miles) Driving time: 23 mins

Map... Get driving directions... Full attraction details...

Batu Ferringhi Night Market


A classic night market selling clothing, souvenirs, and locally handmade items. Don’t pay the first price, vendors expect to be haggled with so but bring your best bargaining skills.

11.80 kms (7.38 miles) Driving time: 22 mins

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Penang Botanic Gardens


A garden oasis offering a serene slice of Penang's natural habitat fused with imported plant species in landscaped gardens. Prominent features include Pinang palms (from which Penang island received its name), a cannonball tree, an orchid garden, fern house, cactus house, lily pond, Japanese garden, and herb garden.

3.40 kms (2.13 miles) Driving time: 10 mins

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Northam Beach Café

Asian Street Food

Modern and stylish hawkers' market providing the perfect spot to indulge on Asian street cuisine as you watch the sun softly set behind rows of fishing boats. Over 40 food stalls and a central drink vendor share dozens of numbered tables. Diners give their table number when ordering meals and watch in delight as a bargain-priced feast is delivered to their table.

2.50 kms (1.56 miles) Driving time: 7 mins

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Gurney Paragon

Shopping Mall

G Hotel Kelawai is nestled between two shopping malls – Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon. Gurney Paragon has more International brands and designer clothing stores, but our favorite shop was the Magnum factory. Here you can design your own magnum ice-cream by choosing a flavor, chocolate coating, and toppings. A must-do for every chocolate and ice-cream connoisseur. 

50 meters (165 feet) Walking time: 1 min

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Gurney Plaza

Shopping Mall

Find a huge selection of local clothing, beauty, and specialty stores as well as every major food chain you can imagine. This is the place to go if you’re craving a familiar western-style meal.  

160 meters (528 feet) Walking time: 2 mins

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Best Parts:
  • Executive Lounge. Live in luxury with panoramic views and complimentary canapes, beer, wine, and cocktails.
  • Free bike hire. See Penang for free while getting fit. 
  • Friendly staff. Everyone’s a VIP with the helpful and speedy service. 
  • Fast Internet. Generous 8 device limit.
Could Be Better:
  • In-hotel dining. Only one restaurant available for breakfast, lunch and dinner for non-executive guests.
  • Gravity Bar. Limited staffing makes it challenging to order food or drinks. Poolside cocktails are only available from 1pm.
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Contact Details

G Hotel Kelawai

2 Persiaran Maktab, 10250, Penang, Malaysia

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