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Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Batu Feringgi Beach, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
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Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Batu Ferringhi
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely a place to consider, effortless experience designed for families, I went for my anniversary provided me a card and cake which was surprising thoughtful and helpful staff. Clean room, shisha guy on site. Need to play some music one suggestion

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Multan, Pakistan
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for 2 nights.We enjoyed our stay in this hotel.It was our second visit to Penang Island.This hotel is ideally located along side beach.The gardens are lovely and very relaxing to sit in the shades.There is a complex of pool for children and adults.Life guards are always there on pools.There is an adventure zone for children.There are beach side... More

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 10 days in October 2014 after visiting previously in 2012. The grounds, staff and food at the hotel are all excellent and they can't be faulted. It wasn't as busy as my last visit so there were no problems getting loungers and parasols/tables (not that there was last time) and breakfast was quieter than before (mainly as... More

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Point Lonsdale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Most enjoyable place to visit nothing is to hard for the staff who are excellent, highly recommend for couples and families who are well catered for. Easy access to Georgetown buy bus supplied by hotel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I never hesitate to go this hotel. But it so worth to go there, never be disappointing. To sum it all, it's awesome! Will definitely come back and recommend to others! Thank you for the service i had! Best

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Would recommend this hotel for family stays or vacationers who just want to have quiet time at a hotel. Went during the October season. Hotel was clean, neat and friendly. Staff were attentive but the restaurant staff stood out from everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We required a hotel on the beach with available local amenities, so we didn't have to rely on a taxi. This hotel was great for our needs. In the evening there is a night market and hawker centre where you can enjoy local cuisine at affordable prices. There is a McD and KFC opposite too. From the doorstep, you can... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just come back from 4 nights ( last visit was 7 years ago ). First, ALL the staff are terrific. Very helpful and friendly. The grounds are very well looked after. The room was ok, nothing to brag about. The bathroom was clean but very tired looking. Hated the ugly shower curtain, the shower in the bath and the vanity... More

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SL_Penang, Colleague at Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, responded to this review

Dear lovetotravel10140: Thank you for your review of our property. We have taken note on your comments with regards to the bathroom. We are currently maintaining the room regularly. However, we will take your observations into considerations for future renovations. We are deeply concerned about the cleanliness issues that you have raised in regards to the floor at the Garden... More

Jessheim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Golden Sands by Shangri- La Penang is an excellent family resort, but also works fine if you are traveling without children. Here you will find great rooms, a great pool complex with a large pool that fits older children and adults, a large children's pool with a section that is 3 meters deep and is suitable for adults and in... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the golden sands for 11 nights in September/October 2014. It is a lovely resort very family friendly and in a great location. The staff are fantastic! The only concern we had was that it was targeted to the Islamic population that was visiting between attending Haji.... which unfortunately encouraged other guests to change their behaviors in terms of... More

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SL_Penang, Colleague at Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, responded to this review

Dear LKD_13: Thank you for taking time to review your recent holiday at Golden Sands Resort. We are pleased that you were able to spend the recent Hari Raya Haji holidays with us. We are working closely with the local council to monitor the jellyfish population in the local waters. We hope to be able to bring the population down... More

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  • Long beach(14)
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Additional Information about Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Address: Batu Feringgi Beach, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Batu Ferringhi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La 4*
Number of rooms: 387
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