The G hotel was our base in Penang while we explored the island (mainly the food!). The location is not in the happening area of penang (Georgetown) but on the outskirts in an area called Gurney. However, there are plenty of local places to check out to eat. Our check in went fine and we were shown to our room. It was on a higher floor and had a view of the pool. The complimentary minibar was ok but didn't have much in it we found appetizing other than the 2 mini kit kats which I ate daily! We got a king bed which was two large singles pushed together which made for a massive bed! It was a little hard but we didn't mind. The room was plenty large and ye bathroom as well. We used the concierge a lot and they were as friendly as could be. We had dinner at the local gurney hawker center and the food was delicious. Probably not as clean and sanitary as other centers in places like Singapore but we are here fine with no issues. The Char ke teoy from the stall in the middle with yellow gas tanks was delicious! Definitely pay the extra buck for the duck egg upgrade. We also checked out a local seafood restaurant outside the hotel (walk to the right when coming out for about half a mile). The food was also great and we got to pick out a fish to have for dinner (some of the fish they had on ice were still flapping!!!). Additionally, if your are not as adventurous and don't want to try local food (not sure why you would skip out on the deliciousness of the food here!) you can head to the shops to the left of the hotel - literally next door and have anything from Chilis to Starbucks to Nandos. Plenty of western options.
Also, the PM of Malaysia stayed in our hotel the last night we were there (due to Chinese New Years he was in town to celebrate). This was a cool treat and the hotel had an extra nice vibe.
We used the hotel for a private driver one day to tour the island. We got a pleasant driver and the price was very reasonable (something like $75 USD for 4 hours). We would highly recommend doing this to day out of the eat and seeing just what you want.
All in all I would definitely recommend this hotel. We had a great time and getting to town is only a 15 ringgit cab ride.8
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Malaysia's Most Stylish Address ~ G Hotel Penang. A bold and gorgeous hotel with a touch of cool modernity, it also offers luxurious rooms with an excellent selection of designer furniture. G Hotel Penang overlooks Penang’s most famous boulevard Gurney drive. Clients can enjoy the benefits of being near to the sea, the shopping and dining attractions along the promenade including Gurney Plaza and Gurney drive’s legendary hawker’s food enclave. Tourists can appreciate the proximity to Gurney Drive beach, known for its clear waters. Business travelers can opt for the serviced residences and can easily reach the CBD by taxi. All rooms have flat screen TV with satellite channels and complimentary high speed internet access. Facilities include a well equipped gym, outdoor pool and business center. Dining options are plentiful with a choice of three restaurants all serving wide menus of International and local cuisine and snacks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- g Hotel Georgetown
- G Hotel Penang Georgetown