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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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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very good resort for family. Took up the Family Fun Package which includes: 1) Daily buffet breakfast for two adults and two children below 12 years old 2) Complimentary one extra bed for a child under the age of 12 years old 3) Daily dinner (either buffet or set dinner) for two adults and two children inclusive of free... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Those who have young kids will know it is not easy to find a hotel that will guarantee interconnecting rooms. Well this one does and they are very comfortable. I would recommend paying a bit more for the poolview rooms to get a balcony though. But the best thing is the kids club, packed with fun activities 90 per cent... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Planning to take the family here Dec 2015 - 5 adults, 7 children under 11 - so I went to check it out for suitability. It is perfect for my requirements. Plenty to amuse the children, night market outside, free shuttle bus to Georgetown, shops directly outside for water, ATM, massages etc, bus 101 for local area, great variety for... More

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Manila, Philippines
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic swimming pools, friendly staff, excellent rooms - suggest a higher floor overlooking the sea. Food and drink within the hotel is pricey, but there are many local eateries close by. One downside is that breakfast seating is over crowded and it is a struggle to get to the buffet tables at peak hours Overall - would return again &... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel was fabulous. The rooms are spacious and clean and the hotel are very good at keeping them tidy. The staff are very friendly. The breakfast buffet has so much variety it's wonderful. The location is alos fabulous- the night markets are right outside and the street food is only a few steps away. They also provide a bus... More

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Armadale, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a Hotel well situated to the night markets on Batu Feringhi the hotel itself is extremely busy it has a great Swimming pool suiting children and adults alike the only downside is the price of food and drinks in the hotel are a tad expensive the staff are extremely friendly and helpful but beware the. tour operators as... More

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Perth, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just spent 10 days in Bangkok for a family wedding and were looking for a place to rest after such a busy time away but we feel this hotel, as great as it is, was not quite what we were looking for. This hotel caters greatly for families with children and we saw many families having a great... More

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My second visit to this hotel(first was 20 years ago). Visited as a family group with 2 teenagers age 13 and 15. Still a great hotel with fantastic grounds. Very busy with families with small children, who seem well catered for.Grounds large enough to find your own space, but if I was travelling without children would probably choose a different... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Golden Sands Resort at Batu Ferringhi is a great place to relax and unwind from the daily work grind. I went there to chill out and succeeded. The accommodation is very good, the food is great catering for all cuisines, with special feature nights to suit all tastes. The night markets are a shopper's heaven. Great value as well.

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

We recently just completed a family trip with our stay in Golden Sands. I don't expect too much as I understand that this hotel is a bit old. Upon arrival, we went to check in. The check in counter was quite small and the queuing system was not very clear. The receptionist did not have smiles in her face and... 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 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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