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Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   25A Farquhar Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200 , Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #18 of 48 hotels in Georgetown
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“Decent Hotel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I stayed at the bayview for 3 nights. All in all I would stay again, it was well priced and centrally located. The hotel is a little dated but nothing major. The gym is pretty basic and although I didn't use it as it was raining the pool seemed pretty good. it's about 30 min from the airport and pretty central for Georgetown. Red Garden hawker center is about a 3 min walk from the hotel which is good. There is also a small nightlife area about 5 min from the hotel. Though I found it a bit average but I wouldn't say Penang as a whole is a bit average in nightlife. I stayed in the stock standard superior room which was clean enough and had the expected facilities. For those who don't like hard bed's beware! I never ate in the hotel as you have so much great food outside so can't comment on the food. All in all I would stay again.

Room Tip: I stayed with friends and all our rooms seemed the same.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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BHGPenang, Manager at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear Kevin M

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. Your positive rating of the hotel is very much appreciated. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang in the not too distance future.

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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We had a great, big room with a fantastic view over Georgetown. Everything was clean and functional. The hotel is a bit impersonal, but is within walking distance from most sights in Georgetown. The Red Garden Food Paradise was only 4 minutes away. There is also a pool, eventhough it is very small its still great to cool down after a day of walking around in Georgetown's humid weather.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BHGPenang, Manager at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear CrisPini40

Thank you for staying with us and for posting your review on TripAdvisor. I apologize for the impersonal service that you had experience and I will look into ways to further improve on this. It was a pleasure to have been of service to you and we look forward to welcoming you back to Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang soon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

All good except lots of mosquito at the lobby lounge. Our group of 3 was badly bitten by the mosquitos. Room is very big with living room and addtional toilet in the living room area. Great location. Walking distance to E&O Hotel.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BHGPenang, Manager at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Dear Yvonnemsia

Thank you for posting your comments on TripAdvisor. Your positive review of the hotel is very much appreciated. We have taken note of your comment over the mosquito problem at Lobby Lounge and we would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused. Our Executive Housekeeper has been informed on this matter and necessary action will be taken to address the problem. Once again, thank you and we hope to welcoming you back to Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang.

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Lawrence Perera
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

LOCATION
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Located conveniently in one of the best locations possible in Georgetown. Walking distance for most of the attractions and even if you want to grab a late night bite or a beer everything is few minutes away from the hotel and there are few nightclubs and pubs which will become more vibrant during weekends.

SERVICE
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Staff was friendly and very accommodating. We happened to arrive earlier than we planned and they gave us an early check in as early as 8:00AM and gave us late checkout up to 2:00PM.


ROOMS & CLEANLINESS
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Rooms are more or less what you expect from a hotel in the price range and from a country in the region. Bedlinen seemed to be clean, yet carpets didn't look (or smell) like regularly cleaned. Overall it's not bad unless you have allergies to muold or anything.


Overall: I guess one of the best locations around Georgetown for the price vs facilities/location.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BHGPenang, Manager at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Dear Buddhi_desilva

Thank you for your comments on TripAdvisor. Your positive comments of the hotel especially on our best location, our staff and services are most appreciated. We have taken note over the comment on the carpet and may we assure you that the carpets are regularly vacuumed when the maid are servicing the rooms and we also have a scheduled periodic carpet shampoo of our carpet in the hotel.

It was a pleasure to be of service to you and we certainly look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang soon.

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Lawrence Perera
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

I stayed at new wing, the rooms was very clean and comfortable. The location is good, which you can walk to eateries and shopping mall in walking distance. However it has no specialties, and it is more suitable for business travelers than individuals. For individual travelers they might prefer a beach hotel instead.

Wi-fi was provided based on complimentary basis. The bathroom is clean and tidy.

Did not get a chance to try out their breakfast though.

Moderate hotel overall.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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BHGPenang, Manager at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Dear NoelXY

Thank you for posting your review on TripAdvisor. Your positive ratings of the hotel and our room are very much appreciated. It was a pleasure to be of service to you and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back to Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang.

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Lawrence Perera
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We had a lovely week's stay at this hotel. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fine too.
The location was excellent and it was easy to walk to many of the tourist attractions and restaurants in Georgetown.
We were staying on the 10th floor with a great sea-view. Room was fine and wifi was provided. The manager kindly offered to move us to the 15th floor when a room became available after a few days. This had newer furniture and was a slightly bigger room but we decided to stay put.
Overall, I would recommend this hotel and return here again.

Room Tip: For non-smokers. The 16th floor which is often mentioned in TA is in the premium deluxe category i...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BHGPenang, Manager at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang, responded to this review, March 11, 2013
Dear Beth88

Thank you for choosing Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang for your stay in Penang. We are glad to hear that our hotel facilities met your satisfaction as well as the service from our staff. We appreciate you taking the time to write your feedback on TripAdvisor and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Pros:
- Just next to George town
- Clean
- Reasonable price
- 5 mins from a food market.
- We try the spa in hotel, ralaxing and in reasonable price.
- 10-15mins walk from pier to Langkawi

Cons:
- a standard hotel, with no characteristics.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BHGPenang, Manager at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Dear Anthony_Chow

Thank you for posting your comments on TripAdvisor. Your positive rating of the hotel is very much appreciated. It was a pleasure to have been of service to you and we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

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Address: 25A Farquhar Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200 , Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Georgetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An award winning hotel for business or leisure. Hotel accommodation, food & beverage services, meeting facilities, banquet function. BAYVIEW HOTEL GEORGETOWN PENANG actively pursues opportunities to provide customer with creative, flexible and value-added promotions which meet your evolving needs in today's travel budget. ... more   less 
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