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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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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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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at the hotel for 2 weeks during a recent business trip to Penang. The hotel is secluded however we used the free bus to the local shopping centre. There are also a number of entertainment options with a beautiful swimming pool, gym, tennis court and a number of restaurants and bars. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. I... More

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

Dear Jacqueline McKay Thank you for sharing your feedback following your recent two week stay with us. We are delighted to note that you found our room comfortable and hope you were able to take full advantage of all our leisure options. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience you encountered during check-out. Whist we are glad that the matter... More

Northampton, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was my base fir a 4 night stay for business. Nice spacious receotion area lovely room with view over golf course and bridge in the distance. Beer prices in blue moon very high. Food in tge hotel was excellent as was the service. The 2 evenings I visited the main restaurant serving staff outnumbered the guests. Wifi when... More

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

Dear Mark L Thank you for selecting us as your preferred accommodation. Whilst it delights us to read your favourable comments on our room facilities and complimentary shuttle service, we have also taken note of your feedback on our wifi service. Rest assured we will be taking the necessary action to rectify this. We hope to see you again on... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually spend my days in Penang in this Hotel. Good rooms, facilities and service. Close to business area of the town and to Georgetown centre! Nice place to stay also for tourism with family. Very nice 4 internal restaurants: Japanes, French, Chines and International!!!

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

Dear TripAdvisor member Thank you for your positive comments following your recent stay with us. We are delighted to note that Hotel Equatorial Penang is your preferred choice of accommodation in Penang, and we sincerely thank you for your support and confidence in us. We are happy that our facilities and services contributed to a wonderful stay, and look forward... More

Jakarta, Indonesia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent two night on this hotel for the training event held by my company. The hotel is located in top of the hill and has many conference room, ideal for company training or seminar. The hotel location is a bit secluded from the main attraction in penang island but they over scheduled vehicle to take their guest to downtown... More

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

Dear TripAdvisor member Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay at Hotel Equatorial Penang. We are certainly delighted to note that you had a wonderful stay with us during your training event. We have taken note of your feedback on our breakfast, and will explore the possibility of having pancakes served during breakfast. In the meantime, we look... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hi all! This time i would like to share my experience staying at this superb hotel. I was staying at this hotel with my family in conjunction of independence Day holiday for Malaysia. We stayed at premier deluxe room. Don't know how to start but will try to narrate in sequence so i won't miss a thing that this hotel... 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 post such an enthusiastic review on our property. We are graciously happy to receive your encouraging comments; and are delighted to note that you and your family enjoyed our facilities and services to the fullest. We look forward to warmly welcoming you and your family back for yet another pleasurable... More

Chandler, AZ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: - VIEW: The hotel is on a hill and overseas a spectacular view of the Penang bridge and good part of the island itself. They even have a restaurant called "The View" :) - Shuttle Service: They provide free shuttle service to 3 main locations in the island, you will not need to go anywhere else. - Price: The... 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 are pleased to note that you enjoyed most of our facilities and services, in particular our leisure options. Please accept our apology for the unsatisfactory service at the Front Desk – we would like to assure you that corrective measures have since been taken.... More

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Penang traffic can be amazingly difficult during peak, so location close to airport and work was perfect. Room was spacious with a lovely view to the south. Room 964 was recently renovated, so in great condition. Facilities perfect for my needs. Highlight was reasonably priced transportation services from airport and to work, saved even more by travelling as a group.... 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 your feedback with us. We truly appreciate your encouraging comments on the level of service, facilities and location of the hotel; and will certainly pass your compliments to our van drivers who had also helped to make your stay with us a memorable experience. Thank you for choosing us;... More

Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am generally happy with my second stay at Hotel Equatorial, Penang. They booked me in the new Main Wing room which amenities are brand new. I like the multi-electrical plug sockets which international travelers will appreciate. Service is good and the hotel employees serve both local and foreign guests equally well. I thought the writing desk light was not... More

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

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to note that you were impressed with our Premier Room and are happy to know that the special attention accorded by our team; in particular Jessmond and Firdaus, helped to make your second stay with us even more memorable. At the same... More

Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is about 15 mins from airport. Good if you are there for business trip. It is quite far from city centre. Lucky they provide free shuttle service. Room was spacious and clean. Was pleasant to receive free copy of New Straits Times every morning in the room. A good place for relaxing trip.

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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 your recent experience with us. We are elated to note that your stay with us was a delightful one; and that our services and facilities met your expectations. Your positive comments are an encouragement to all of us, and we look forward to welcoming you back to experience yet... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose the Equatorial due to it's proximity to the airport. The room is spacious, even with an added bed, it was comfortable. The room was clean, pleasant decor, free wifi, multiple electrical outlets to charge your gadgets. I love that they provided 2 international electrical adapters located by the writing desk - very convenient for foreigners. Bathroom supplies were... More

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

Dear TripAdvisor member Thank you for your encouraging comments following your recent stay with us. We are pleased to note you liked the strategic location of our hotel, and that our facilities and services contributed to a wonderful experience for you. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future for yet another rewarding guest experience. 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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