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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed here twice on holidays and this time a conference, you carnt ask for a more relaxing place. The rooms are nice and have what you need, the breakfast is good with a good variety. The pools and grounds around the hotel are very well looked after with a nice beach bar to have a few drinks. The... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I spent a week at Golden Sands with my husband and our 3 and 7-year-old daughters, plus a big group of friends and family. It was gorgeous. The room was fine. The facilities, grounds, common areas and staff were all wonderful. We loved breakfast. The kids had a ball in the pools, Adventure Zone, kids club (5 years + only)... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Golden Sands Resort with my family in 3 rooms on level 1 facing the road from 10-13 June 2014. I'll start with what is not ideal in this hotel:- These rooms are located on level 1 and are facing the main road and mosque. If you are a light sleeper, you should insist a higher floor rooms... More

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west australia
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25 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can not fault the staff or the breakfast or the stunning grounds and pool area. I was at this hotel 12 years ago and aside from the beds being new and comfortable the rest of the room looks like it has not changed. The timber benches and table tops are truly showing their ages. I can handle that as... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most amazing time at the resort. Lounging by the pool and visiting local eateries. The beach was close by and there were night markets and wonderful restaurants at our doorstep. Highly recommend this resort.

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is situated on the beach. The staff were extremely pleasant and helpful. We stayed half board, as we planned to visit local attractions. The breakfast waa well worrh it with an incredible selection. The room was pleasant with effective air conditioning.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming from a very busy city, we were looking for a holiday destination where we could have some peace and relaxation with our 4 year old son. We certainly found it here at the GSR. We had a fantastic 8 night stay here. Check- in/ out- Very smooth and quick in the Cool Lounge. Shareena greeted us with a warm... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good and relax atmosphere. Very good for children. Nice swimming pools. Beautiful sunset on the beach. Convenient shuttle service to George Town. Could be better if the return shuttle could be later in the evening.

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Kuching, Malaysia
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked 2 rooms but were given a huge junior suite where the 2 bedrooms were connected by a big sitting room. We had 3 bathrooms/toilets and didn't need to fight for showers! Though there was a crowd, check-in was efficient and warm. The service in the coffeehouse was excellent. Really a relaxing holiday.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from 8 nights at the Golden Sands resort, we had the most fantastic time, the resort was great. The breakfast buffet every morning was a great way to start the day, followed by a swim in the pool which was always the perfect temperature. We had a room facing the ocean and it was worth paying... More

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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*
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Golden Sands Resort By Shangri-La Hotel Batu Ferringhi
Golden Sands Batu Ferringhi
Golden Sands Resort By Shangri-La Penang/Batu Ferringhi

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#3 Romantic Hotel in Batu Ferringhi #3 Spa Hotel in Batu Ferringhi #4 Luxury Hotel in Batu Ferringhi #4 On the Beach Hotel in Batu Ferringhi #4 Family Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
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Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La in Malaysia, Penang is the epitome of premier resort getaway for families, groups and individual travellers. Situated in the midst of a laid-back seaside village and the popular Batu Feringgi beach, its locale provides ample opportunity for exploration and leisure. Embraced by sun, surf and fun, the resort's diversity and accessibility is the perfect antidote for jet lag and boredom. Among its 387 rooms include the biggest family suites, with some equipped with Murphy beds (a retractable bed that fits neatly into walls). Dining options include Sigi's Bar & Grill on the beach, a Garden Cafe with 360 degree view of the gardens and pools, a Lobby Lounge overlooking the landscaped garden, state-of-art meeting rooms, banquet hall and Cool Lounge, an innovative transit lounge for early check-in and late check-out stand ready to serve guests. George Town, a UNESCO world heritage site is a short drive away. So are the island's nature trails and myriad cultural centres. Recreational facilities include a water sports center, three tennis courts, Health Club , a Par 3 Executive Golf Courts, two swimming pools with an outdoor Jacuzzi and Adventure Zone, an in house Family Entertainment Centre. An evolving recreational calendar includes activities organized for in-house guests of all ages ... more   less 
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