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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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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 4 days ago NEW

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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Tarneit, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our stay was both enjoyable and very relaxing. Highly recommend for families and couples alike. Sigi's bar service was a bit slow, but apart from that everything was great. The swimming pools were fantastic catering for all ages.The beach was average but plenty to do if you like jet skiing, paragliding etc.

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

Dear Paul P, Thank you for your lovely review of our resort. We are pleased that you were quite satisfied with your recent stay. We have read with concern on the level of service at Sigi's Bar and we will certainly highlight this to our Director of Food and Beverage for improvement. We certainly hope to improve our service so... More

Perth, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We just checked out of rooms 212 &214 yesterday after another happy stay here for holiday. The service was just wonderful. When we arrived, the staff were expecting our arrival and rooms were ready with a welcome gift as well. What a lovely touch. It is actually really nice to be remembered by staff and welcomed back like we had... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful gardens lots of space rooms great. A little better service in lounge bar as had to hunt for waitress but overall great hotel. Staff friendly, and attentive. Way better then the Hard Rock. Walk out at night and markets r right there.

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

Dear Helen B, Thanks so much for your wonderful review of our resort. We will certainly highlight the service quality to our Director of Food and Beverage so the necessary improvements are made. We are pleased that you had a splendid holiday with us and we hope to see you again in the near future. Warmest regards, Suleiman Tunku Abdul... More

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  • Long beach(14)
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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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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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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