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Hotel Equatorial Penang

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Jalan Bukit Jambul, Bayan Lepas, Penang Island 11900, Malaysia
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Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Bayan Lepas
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Derrick-Basler Neenah, Wisconsin, United States
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Neenah, Wisconsin, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here on business for a week in July of 2014. The Equatorial was conveniently located near the airport and the Industrial Park. The room I stayed in was recently rennovated from top to bottom, reflecting a modern atmosphere with new furnishings and decor. There was a great desk with comfy chair that allowed for me to conduct business... More

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Kyle, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is very nice. The rooms are large, clean and obviously recently updated. I had a great view from my balcony as well. The only warning I would give to those considering it is the location. It is a long drive through Penang traffic to get to the tourist and restaurant areas of Georgetown. The hotel does attempt to... More

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Ontario
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This a very comfortable, friendly place to stay in Penang. The staff was welcoming and friendly. Rooms are comfortable, quiet, efficient air conditioning which is important because the large lobby is partially open to the environment and very warm. Restaurants for dinner and breakfast were good- excellent selection on the buffets There isn't much to do around this hotel. If... More

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HEP_Management, Manager at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor member Thank you for taking the time to share a review on your recent experience with us. It gives us great pleasure to acknowledge that our staff members delighted you during your stay with us and that our facilities and services rendered were to your expectation. We would like to let you know that for the convenience of... More

Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Is one of the nearer hotel to the Penang run area as the nearest are fully booked. Hotel is near to the airport, about 20mins ride. It has a big lobby, we arrived much early to the check-in time but the room is already for check-in. The room is spacious and come with a balcony. The area of the hotel... More

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HEP_Management, Manager at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor Thank you for your feedback on your recent experience with us. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay and that our facilities met your expectations. Do note that your satisfaction is very important to us and we constantly strive to make sure all our guest have a rewarding experience in our hotel. We take... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just checked in and they have spoilt my mood! When I booked through the internet, it was mentioned the rate is inclusive of Breakfast and Club floor facilities. But at check in, the Duty Manager one Mr Hadi was practically arguing with me having a piece of printed document with him! I am showing him my mobile where it says... More

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HEP_Management, Manager at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor member Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent stay with us. We sincerely apologize that our internal miscommunication had caused you inconvenience, and the service rendered by Hadi fell short of expectations. We understand if this matter has negatively impacted your experience with us but do hope you will give us another chance to make amends.... More

Bangi, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed with my family members of five during stopover trip to Penang. Choosing Equatorial is definitively rewarding. The room we stayed is spacious. The public space provides a green and refreshing. The front liners as well as the house keeping are friendly. Besides Equaltorial, Penang escape to the Balik Pulau also adds green scenic landscape. Will consider to stay... More

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HEP_Management, Manager at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor member Thank you for taking your time to share your experience at Hotel Equatorial Penang. It delights us to note that you had a wonderful experience and that the hospitality of our team helped to make the experience even more memorable for you. You can be assured that all of us look forward to the pleasure of welcoming... More

Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
29 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for a conference within the hotel in May. It's close enough to the airport which was a big plus. It's a far drive to the city centre however and the shuttle buses to the centre book up very quickly and are too infrequent. The lobby is impressive as you enter, but quite stifling as there doesn't appear to... More

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HEP_Management, Manager at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent stay with us. Whilst we are delighted to note that some of our services and facilities met your expectation, we apologize for the inconveniences you had encountered, and would like to assure you that we are actively working to improve our service levels. Dear TripAdvisor member Referring... More

Kuala Lumpur
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is undoubtedly the best hotel to stay in Bayan Lepas side of Penang. The rooms are big in size, but not the latest in design and furnishing. If your day and work are going to be centered around Bayan Lepas area, this hotel could do no wrong. Otherwise, stay near the city centre, there's much more to do there.... More

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HEP_Management, Manager at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor member Thank you for taking your time to share a review of your recent stay with us. We certainly glad to note that you enjoyed your experience at Hotel Equatorial Penang and was particularly impressed with Kampachi Japanese Restaurant. We would like to let you know that our guestrooms in the deluxe category are currently undergoing upgrading works... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

we booked 2 rooms for 2 nights with elders and baby. rooms were not bad. big,nice and comfortable. but the pillows were totally not up to the grade, old and uncomfortable. the wardrobe was really outdated.it can be seen that they did not refurbish this part of the room. balcony was good and gave nice view but it was empty.which... More

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HEP_Management, Manager at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent stay with us. We are sorry to hear that the facilities in the deluxe room you were accommodated in did not meet your expectations. We would like to let you know that our guestrooms in the deluxe category are currently undergoing upgrading works to give it a new, modern... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The hotel was located on a hill, not far from the airport. If you didn't have a car, it would be a bit of a hassle to move around and it would also limit your choices of where to eat. However, the hotel provided shuttle service to some shopping malls. When I first arrived at the hotel, I had to... More

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HEP_Management, Manager at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent experience with us. We are delighted to note you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the facilities and services that were provided. We have taken note on the lack of pool towels, and would like to let you know that steps have since been taken to rectify it. Our... More

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Address: 1 Jalan Bukit Jambul, Bayan Lepas, Penang Island 11900, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Bayan Lepas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Equatorial Penang 4.5*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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