I have to admit that having read some mixed reviews about this hotel, we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived! Reception is very spacious and grand. We had booked this hotel, partly for location but also as they offered interconnecting rooms - many hotels didn't give family rooms with kids the ages of ours. We had a 3 night stay for our first visit to Penang. We were on floor 15 with a lovely city view and the 2 rooms were a very good size. Check in was easy, staff polite. We enjoyed the breakfast buffet, especially the egg station! Lovely poached eggs and omelettes cooked to order.
The pool was great and there was a mix of sun beds around the pool area. Was never busy when we were there. There was a bar service at 3 - 6pm in the pool area but you had to ask as the actual pool bar was closed. Pool area clean and well maintained, as was all the public areas we saw. We also used the spa, was easy to book appointment. You get towels for the pool from the spa reception area as you have to sign in and out of the pool area which is good.
Behind the hotel it is easy easy to find the subway and starbucks. It is within easy walking distance of the Buddhist temple. From the hotel if you turn left you can walk along to the plaza shopping centre and then to some of the hawker stalls. The hotel is about 1 mile (varying prices but roughly 15 RM in taxi!) to Georgetown heritage area.
Overall we would recommend this hotel for families (there is a cute play area which would suit pre school kids) and we really enjoyed our stay here.
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- Also Known As:
- Evergreen Laurel Georgetown
- Hotel Evergreen Laurel
- Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang/George Town