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“Spacious room and strategic location” 4 of 5 stars
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G Hotel Penang
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   168A Persiaran Gurney, George Town, Penang Island 11250, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #12 of 54 Hotels in George Town
Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Spacious room and strategic location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We stayed with a two year old toddler for two nights. Ice cream were given upon a fast check-in. The room is spacious so our daughter can roam around the room. We had the chance to enjoy the swimming pool as well. Minibar is free. The bathroom is huge but no bathtub. The only minus point is the mattress is way too firm. We give the firm mattress feedback to the staff and they told us that they are in a process of changing all of their mattresses. The hotel location is strategically situated between two shopping malls which is Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon. Gurney Drive is just a 5 minutes slow walk from the hotel. Food stalls along the road is about 10-15 mins walk. Overall it is a good stay.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Stayed her several times on business trips to Penang. The style is modern boutique and ultra stylish with high quality designer furniture. The executive lounge is great, I'd recommend paying for the upgraded rooms with lounge access. Pool area is a big attraction - all dark slate and deep blue water, although a bit overshadowed by neighboring buildings. The gym is world class with great quality equipment. I held a very successful week long meeting event for ~12 people and we are planning a larger conference for 50+ which we could hae held anywhere in the world, but chose Penang. The fact we are giving so much business to this hotel is testament to the quality of the accomodations, the service and the reasonable prices.

Room Tip: Upgrade to the Exec rooms with lounge access and a ocean view
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Guilin, China
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Not located in George Town but near a mall and it is easy to find food, shops and a ride to George Town.
Our room is facing the ocean, nice view but a bit hot in the afternoon. Clean and nicely decorated.
The services cannot match other big chains.
Executive room is big enough for family of 3.

  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Tanah Rata, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Luckily just a night stay otherwise would have rated it terrible. Location is excellent but lots of flaws in this hotel. Once stepped out from the lift to the room, the carpets were wet and smelly. It was noisy at night as there were bars below and right next to Gurney Shopping Mall. Unable to get a good sleep. Do request for rooms on higher floors if you want a proper sleep. Staffs couldn't speak proper English and this is a 5star hotel but quality like 3star. Service is very slow and had to wait for a long time to get some toiletries from the housekeeping side. Price is expensive for the poor experience stay here.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I stayed at the club floor in the recent month and enjoyed my stay. The room is quite spacious and I love the Aigner body lotion that was provided in the room. Minibar was complimentary and room is cold. Breakfast at the executive lounge was good and service was fast. I felt that the lobby is a little dark, due to the paint colors and doe snot quite like the outsiders who hang around the lobby area. But then I guess you can't do much about them.....

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Mound, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The pool is fantastic. The Japanese Restaurant in the 2nd floor is excellent. Breakfast buffet is good. Try the local cuisine available every morning. It is spicy but delicious. Service is outstanding. Rooms in the executive floors are big and comfortable. However the rooms are starting to look a little tired.
Conveniently located next to the Gurney Mall, you can find everything you might need.
A great place to stay in the trendy Gurney area.

Room Tip: If you can, ask for a room overlooking the ocean
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Located at gurney drive, Convenience , stylish room, clean and comfortable. Friendly staff. Great food at Miraku Japanese restaurant (1st floor) , Thank you to Mr Kumaren for excellent service. we will come back again ...

Room Tip: Please ask for seaview room, high floor and middle room you can see very nice view.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about G Hotel Penang

Address: 168A Persiaran Gurney, George Town, Penang Island 11250, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in George Town
#3 Luxury Hotel in George Town
#5 Family Hotel in George Town
#7 Romantic Hotel in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — G Hotel Penang 4.5*
Number of rooms: 312
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

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