Penaga Spa

Special thanks to Penaga Spa for extending this spa review invitation.

Hotel Penaga is a boutique hotel at Hutton Lane (Jalan Hutton). Refurbished from colonial-era terrace shops, the hotel complex provides a tranquil urban retreat in the midst of George Town.
It is a little-known fact that Hotel Penaga also has an in-house spa facility. Managed by Lin & Ling, Penaga Spa provides a range of boutique spa treatments including full body massages,  rejuvenating baths, natural scrubs, body wraps and foot reflexology. The crew of professional therapists specializes in a variety of massage techniques such as Thai, Swedish and Malay urut.
To reach Penaga Spa, enter the hotel lobby at Hutton Lane. Go through the saloon doors next to The Cinnamon, past the swimming pool, then walk down the brick pathway which meanders among shady trees. Pokok Penaga, after which the hotel is named, is one of the trees planted here.
Against a relaxing backdrop, guests are first served complimentary tea at the reception. Should guests require recommendations, the staff is able to assist in finding the right treatment. Treatment can be tailored to guests' preferences, for example, opting for lighter or heavier massage pressure.
Penaga Spa provides three private rooms with attached bathrooms. Each spacious room has two massage tables, making this perfect for couples who wish to enjoy spa treatment together. Under the trance of exotic ambience and relaxing Balinese music in the background, it is easy to forget that one is still in the middle of George Town.
Guests do not need to specially dress for spa treatments. Just come in casual attire as each room is equipped with shower stall and steambath facilities. Towels and disposable underwear are provided - whichever guests feel comfortable. For best results, Penaga Spa recommends to spend at least 90 minutes here, but 60-minute sessions are also available.
Guests are advised to place 2 days advance booking to secure an appointment with the preferred therapist. Appointments can be made by phone (04-261-1891), by email or via Facebook.
For a limited time, Penaga Spa is offering a 10-session package of 90 minutes each. Priced at RM1,400.00 instead of the usual RM2,000.00, Penaga Spa provides another 2 complimentary sessions. Early birds also enjoy a free night stay at the hotel. Spa treatment is transferrable, making this package the perfect surprise for honeymoon or marriage anniversary celebration.

Name: Penaga Spa
Address: Hotel Penaga, Jalan Hutton, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Contact: 04-261-1891
Business hours: 11:00am-8:00pm, closed on Wednesdays
Coordinates: 5.42025 N, 100.33061 E
Directions: Hotel Penaga is located at the intersection of Hutton Lane (Jalan Hutton) and Clarke Street (Lebuh Clarke). Penaga Spa is located behind the main building and along the central courtyard. Street parking is available along nearby roads such as Hutton Lane, Clarke Street, Transfer Road (Jalan Transfer), Jalan Dato Koyah and Argyll Road (Jalan Argyll). There is also a green multi-storey parking structure along Hutton Lane just opposite of Eden.