I booked on Agoda and got this at a price I thought was good, and overall I was satisfied.
The hotel is on the sea, and if you got a cheap room you are probably back from the sea and can only sea it if you get out on the balcony. However the room itself was fine, except there was no plug in the sink to hold water to wash clothes. One of us carries a bit of duct tape and that worked. Now I also travel with a stopper with a small base and a huge cap that fits all sizes!
Problem is its so easy to leave that as you don't notice sometimes that's YOUR stopper. I now buy them several at a time....get em while I can.
The carpets were worn and tattered in hall, but im writing this a year after I stayed so who knows now. Room was not carpeted. I thought breakfast was good! Nice outdoor terrace and a view of the sea. People serving me then were nice and helpful.
There is actually a bus, public bus, like 4 ringitt, that goes from the airport all the way here. Good for those on a budget or not with a lot of bags. It takes like 2 hours though with all the stops. Taxi is about 55 Ringitt. Tell bus driver Tanjung Tokong and watch out the window. Its not long after passing the big Tesco you cant miss. Hotel sits back away from the road but now that you have seen what it looks like if you pay attn. you can see it from the bus.
If you cant see it for some reason, exit soon after the Tesco anyway as your quite close. Maybe trees have grown. People can walk to Tesco from here or go there to eat, shop, etc if they so choose. it has indoor places to eat...several choices--for those that love a/c.
There is also a huge open air local eatery right out in front of this hotel If your not familiar with that, tables are all in the middle. Know your table number. Then walk around and look at what everyone is offering for sale. Make your choices. They ask your table number, SO KNOW IT.
They bring food to your table when ready and you pay on arrival.
There is also beer avail here!! Carlsberg from Denmark seems to be the one here. So everyone that partakes (most locals don't) is drinking that. Not sure if alcohol was served at hotel.
There is a pool but its a busy place, lots of kids and old leathery old goats, but you can walk down these steps and go into the ocean too! There is a place to wash off sand as you come back to reenter pool area. I vote for the ocean. PLENTY of space down there. Bring a towel to sit on. Water was nice.
The choice on Penang is busy city or by the ocean, and where do you want to be close to. This sits between the city and the tourist places out to the west like butterfly farm and spice garden. So I found it to be acceptable. If they are still discounting it heavily, go for it. If its priced like an upscale hotel though, forget it.
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- Also Known As:
- Naza Hotel Georgetown
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