Before Contacting Us
Betel Nut Lodge is open 24 hours.
However, as a small hotel, telephone calls are often routed to our answering machine.
Generally, we find emails to be a faster mode of communication with our guests.
If you have made a booking directly from our hotel’s website, your email booking notification will serve as your Confirmed Reservation.
HOW TO GET TO BETEL NUT LODGE
Arriving by Flight.
Arriving at Penang’s Bayan Lepas Airport, buy a Taxi Voucher to Betel Nut Lodge ( Address :100, Lebuh Melayu. George Town) from the Official Taxi counter just outside the arrival gate(near door no.3). The taxi fare costs RM45 ( for travel between 7am to 11pm. Outside these hours, the fare is 50 % more). The taxi takes about 30minutes to reach our lodge with normal traffic.
There are rapidPenang public buses (not shuttle), that connects the airport to KOMTAR, central George Town. Our hotel is 600 metres from KOMTAR. The buses to take are rapidPenang Airport Transit (AT), buses 401, 401E and 102. Buses 401E and AT are the faster buses and takes just over one hour to reach KOMTAR, with normal traffic. Tickets cost about RM3 and is sold on the bus – no change is given so the correct fare is needed. The first bus is at 6am and the last bus about 11pm.
Arriving by Train/Butterworth Ferry.
The train to Penang stops at Butterworth station which is connected to the ferry that takes passengers across to George Town. There’s a walking distance of about 400 metres between the train station and this Butterworth ferry terminal. The ferry operates between 5am to 12 midnight with a frequency of one ferry about every 40 minutes. On the George Town’s side of the ferry terminal, Betel Nut Lodge is about 1200 metres away. Taxi fare from this terminal costs about RM15.
Arriving by Bus.
Intercity buses to Penang stops mainly at Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal, about 10 km away. The taxi fare is about RM30 from this terminal to our lodge. One can also take the public rapidPenang Bus 102 from the bus terminal to KOMTAR and walk 600 metres from KOMTAR to our Lodge.
If you have taken the intercity bus that terminates at Butterworth terminal, take the ferry that is connected to this terminal to George Town. Once on George Town’s side of the ferry terminal, Betel Nut Lodge is 1200 metres away(see above train arrival for more information).
Arriving by Car.
We suggest the useful app Waze (or Google Maps) if you are driving to our hotel. This app can be downloaded on mobile phones. Kindly note that private car parking is NOT available on our premises. Car parking is public street parking that costs about RM8 per day ( except Sundays when it’s free). Generally, it’s easier to find car parking spaces in front or near our Lodge after 2pm(when the two well-known eateries nearby closes then).
Private Airport Transfer.
Private car transfer from Penang Airport direct to Betel Nut Lodge can be arranged. Please check with us in advance on transport availability and costs. Generally, the costs of a private transfer is at least double that of the Official airport taxi – so we advise that guests use the airport taxi facility.
100, Lebuh Melayu, 10100， George Town,
Open 24 hours