Depending on the type of holiday you are looking forward to, Penang literally offers both; the beach and the city with both offering equal fun and thrill. Had the beach stay in Batu Ferringhi last year and this year we opt for a city stay instead.
G hotel is strategically located at the stretch of Gurney towards the end of the road which adjacent to a huge shopping arcade and the favorite Gurney hawker center is just 5 mins away. The hotel looks new and has a huge lobby to accommodate its guests either checking in, checking out or just patrons to the hotel facilities ie. Lounge, Coffee House and etc. Checking in was smoothed and was surprised with a scoop of ice cream for each of us as the welcome dessert. Something different from the norm like juices. Nevertheless, one set back which certainly hope the management will look into other alternative will be the amount charged to credit card as deposit. Instead of an offline transaction, we are charged immediately with a deposit of RM1,500.00 upon checking in. Which we only stay for 2 nights and is lesser than RM1,000.00. So do take note of this slight set back.
We booked the Deluxe Room and understand that each floor there is only 2 units of such rooms and is all sea facing units. These units are at the corner of the floor and should you have a bigger travelling group, do consider taking the Superior room next to the Deluxe room. If you can get that, you can actually share the same entrance via the 3rd door and leave individual room door open. Room is nice and clean with sufficient toiletries and towels to cater to our daily needs. Daily housekeeping is on time and service is fast. On top of that there are free wi-fi and free consumption of the mini bar. Although there is nothing much to shout about on what it has to offer (all are non alcoholic beverage), still is really a nice move from the hotel to do so and it will be top up daily. Toilet is clean with separate space for all area where you do your business and shower or even a dip at the tub. The bed is to our likings; not too hard and not too soft and the room air condition is working well. And it has a huge space to cater for another extra bed should you need any. The esplanade along the Gurney will be lively towards the evening till the late nights. You can hang around the esplanade to enjoy some sea breeze while enjoying a slow walk along it. If you are driving, do get back to the hotel before rush hour starts or after the rush else you will be stuck in the jam and it can be quite bad. Is very lively there and you got to see all walk of life hanging around the area. They do have a spa center and a saloon at 3rd floor together with its infinity pool overlooking the shopping arcade.
Did not try the hotel food during our stay as there is so much to offer at the hawker centre and the shopping center just across. The shopping center does have a wide variety of shops, pharmacy, eatery, cinema and etc to fill your needs. Overall is a nice stay and am looking forward to our next visit to Penang again.
- 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 George Town