in the heart of George Town World Heritage City
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IMPORTANT NOTICE: In Compliance with Malaysia's Movement Control Order, Betel Nut Lodge is currently suspending its hotel operations from 18 March to 14 April 2020. We regret any inconveniences caused and looks forward to welcoming Guests again when this Order (to contain Covid 19) is lifted.

Heritage Hotel hidden in the Heart of George Town

Amidst the hustle and bustle of George Town, discover the hidden and cosy heritage ambience of Betel Nut Lodge. Set within the city’s historical, cultural, food and street art precinct, guests will enjoy an urban sanctuary that is our small hotel. Join an event during your stays or perhaps, try our homemade Nyonya delicacies – and you will bring home with you a memorable experience of your time in Penang.

Stay with us and enjoy the Betel Nut Lodge hospitality of authentic Penang Baba-Nyonya culture that we hope, is second to none!

Our Story

Betel Nut Lodge was conceived about 20 years ago – to create a small heritage hotel that will also be a space for Civic and Arts Events.

In its heyday, our original 2-storey building (built in 1860s) has been used variously as a family residence, an office & a tile shop. But, it was its last use as a birds’ nesting farm in 1990s George Town that caused untold damage – and the building lay derelict for about 15 years.

Conforming strictly to UNESCO’s guidelines for Adaptive Re-use, our building’s restoration involved much research, sourcing of heritage materials and countless engagements with artisans and heritage experts.

Strategically located in the heart of George Town, this once derelict property has now been meticulously restored. So, come experience our grand old dame of a building, its rich history and rejuvenation that has been more than 20 years in the making!