My short overnight visit to this hotel was a pleasant one, from the time I was greeted by the courteous baggage helper. The receptionist , Linda went all her way to get me a room when I told her that I came from Zurich and it would be nice to get a room for me, twin bed preferred. The hotel was full but she did her best by talking to the housekeeper, the manager on duty, and swapping rooms.
Have been to this hotel in early 90s, 2006(early 06?) on club floors and now, June 2011, and I am impressed with the immaculate maintenance of the room, the lobby, the surroundings. Perhaps adding more greens or orchids would be more inviting. All staff are courteous. The room amenities are much better than other 5 stars hotels.. Eg, I could brush my teeth with Colgate toothpaste, Gillette shaver, instead of generic paste and bad quality shaver. I am just on a deluxe room category this time.
The location of the hotel is really strategic. I get to see the old George Town charm as well as new modern highrise.Try to request the room with the Penang bridge, subject to availability. It is surrounded by 3 malls. Post office and major banks and money exchange are all witin 3 minutes walk , at the back of the hotel. Exceptional location indeed.
I believe the hotel still provides shuttle service to its sister hotels, Shangri Rasa Sayang, but I didn't utlise the service. All I need was a quality sleep from my long trip.
Shangri-la's truly shows the genuine Asianhospitality, which is warm and caring frm the heart . Congratulations.
- Also Known As:
- Traders Hotel Georgetown
- Traders Hotel Penang Georgetown
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Shangri-La Hotel, Penang is located in the heart of Georgetown. Apart from being Penang's premier business hotel, Shangri-La Hotel is also its main convention center, supported by superb meeting facilities, state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, a modern business center and a fully-equipped fitness center. Its rooms and suites offer a complete range of amenities one would expect from a 5-star deluxe hotel. Dining is superb, with master chefs serving up authentic Cantonese and Continental cuisine. ... more less
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