Penang is a stunning Malaysian island situated off the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, offering a plethora of attractions and activities. For those looking for a luxurious stay with the added bonus of privacy, there are some incredible hotels in Penang with private pool.
However, while the option of resorts with infinity pools overlooking the sea or boutique hotels with smaller pools is wide, the selection is much smaller for hotels in Penang with private pool.
In this article, you will find the best options available!
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Introduction to Penang
Penang is an island off the northwest coast of Malaysia that’s known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and delicious food. It’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in Southeast Asia and is home to some of the most luxurious hotels in the region. From the historic city of Georgetown to the stunning beaches of Batu Ferringhi, Penang has something for everyone.
If you’re looking for a relaxing vacation, Penang is an excellent destination. With its beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, and unique culture, Penang is the perfect place to unwind and relax, but at the same time, it offers lots of opportunities to explore museums and heritage sites.
Hotels in Penang with private pool
Let’s take a look at the top-rated hotels in Penang with private pools. Here you can see the top 4 properties offering private pools, then the fifth is a hotel that doesn’t have a private pool but some rooms offer direct access to the majestic swimming pool.
After you will find another 4 options. These are private villas you can rent through Airbnb. I tend to prefer hotels to villas, but as there are not many hotels in Penang with private pool, I added these options too.
HOT TIP: As you can see in the map above, the hotels and villas are spread across the island. If you drive a car, you can totally base your choice on the place you like the most. In case you rely on public transport it is important to consider that Batu Ferringhi is well-connected, but to reach other areas you will need to rely on taxis
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(between Batu Ferringhi
and Penang National park)
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|BAO SHENG DURIAN FARM||CHECK THE PRICE IN BOOKING|
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STAY CLOSE TO AIRPORT
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|HARD ROCK HOTEL ||CHECK THE PRICE IN BOOKING|
Angsana Teluk Bahang
Angsana Teluk Bahang is a 5-star beachfront resort located close to Penang National Park. This hotel is quite new as it opened only in 2020 and even if the building is quite imposing, the interior is beautifully done, and it offers an incredibly spacious 2-bedroom pool suite that can host up to 6 people.
The resort also features a spa, fitness centre, 2 outdoor pools (couples and family pool), 5 bars and restaurants and a kids club for family fun.
This is probably the best Penang resort with private pool
Bao Sheng Durian Farm
Bao Sheng Durian Farm is a family-run farm located in Balik Pulau where they grow a range of durian varieties. Visitors can take guided tours of the farm and learn more about the durian harvesting process, or you can book one of the accommodations and stay overnight.
The villa with a private pool is an amazing place to relax and unwind. The farm is not a 5-star hotel, but offers a 5-star experience to reconnect with nature and enjoy the incredible views from the top of the hill.
Bao Sheng Durian Farm is a great place to experience traditional Malaysian life as you explore its lush greenery and learn more about the famous King of Fruits.
Villa near SPICE Arena 45PAX with Pool Table, Karaoke and Kids Swimming Pool
This villa is perfect if you travel with a big family or a group of friends as it offers space for up to 45 people.
There are 8 bedrooms with 17-bed spaces plus several futons available, five sofa beds and decent-sized swimming pool to enjoy family time.
I added this villa to the list because you can book it through Booking.com which, based on my experience, offers more guarantees than Airbnb.
Lexis Suites Penang
Lexis Suites Penang is a 5-star luxury hotel where all the suites have a mini private pool and a steam room on the balcony. All the rooms are really big (from 80 to 90 sqm) and they have a sea view or partial sea view.
The hotel also offers a range of facilities, including a spa, fitness centre, and a kids club (however the kids club is not open at the moment).
The potential is high, however, recent reviews seem to highlight some cleaning and wear and tear issues that should not be found in a five-star hotel.
Hard Rock Hotel Penang
The Hard Rock hotel deserves a mention even if it doesn’t offer rooms with a private pool. The complex is quite large and there are several lagoon deluxe rooms that open directly onto a deck that allows you to dive straight into an incredibly large swimming pool (actually 3 connected pools, including slides for the young at heart)
This 5-star hotel offers luxurious rooms and a lot of amenities to keep you and all your family entertained. There is live music, and a kids and teens club, plus the hotel is just steps away from the beach.
The Hard Rock Hotel is definitely one of the best hotel in Penang with swimming pool.
Here the best Penang villa you can rent through Airbnb
Perfect for up to 5 people and one of the few options in the centre of Georgetown.
A great option for big groups and also really close to the centre of Georgetown
This villa is in a great position, half way between Georgetown and the beaches of Batu Ferringhi
Well-designed villa, perfect for families with kids, with lots of entertainment, games, and good size pool
Why stay in a hotel with a private pool
Yes, a hotel with a private pool in Penang is the perfect way to add a little extra luxury to your stay, but a hotel with a private pool also offers a level of privacy and relaxation that’s hard to find in a public pool.
You can take a dip in the pool without worrying about other guests or the noise of a crowded public pool.
In addition to privacy, staying in a hotel with a private pool doesn’t tie you to the often awkward opening times that may not match your schedule.
In Penang, we stayed at Jen Penang Georgetown by Shangri-la, a really well-designed hotel in a great position with a good size swimming pool. The problem we faced was that the pool opened at 10am and closed at 6pm! To take advantage of it we needed to adjust our schedule and it wasn’t really practical
Penang is an excellent destination for a luxurious getaway. With its beautiful beaches, vibrant culture, and delicious food, Penang is the perfect place to unwind and relax, and if you’re looking for a little extra luxury, there are those hotels in Penang with private pools. From beachfront villas to luxury resorts, there’s something for everyone in Penang. So, if you’re looking for a luxurious getaway, look no further than Penang!