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Hard Rock Hotel Penang
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Batu Ferringhi Beach, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 12 Hotels in Batu Ferringhi
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“Great stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have had 3 nights in a little kids suite. Family of 4.
Arrived 0330, room was not ready, but reception sent us for a free "lunch" which was great. Got the room 30 minutes later. Reception and staff acted friendly.
Spent a day at the poolside, and this was a small and cozy area. Beach have a great potential, but unfortunately, no sunbeds. Only annoying locals that want to rent you scooters, horse riding and other things.

There are rooms for improvement for the hotel:
- activities at the poolside to be more professional.
- follow up if your own rules. Parents taking diapers off their kids, and then let them swim with no swim diapers.
- HRC to be available for hotel guests (full 2 out of 3 evenings we wanted to dine there).
- play more rock music. (Not only pop music).

Overall happy with our stay, might consider to come back some time.

Stayed October 2014
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Because a rock star should stay in a rocking’ hip and trendy resort, right?

Hard Rock Hotel Penang is a luxury resort situated along the famous beaches of Batu Ferringhi, Penang. Their 250 well-designed rooms bring the multicultural Penang to new heights with its authentic Hard Rock experience. The hotel wall are adorned with rock star image or quotes, memorabilia and icons reflecting the revolution that changed the face of music, fashion and arts. It’s a celebration of popular culture from the 50’s through the new millennium. This is an ultimate rock retreat for all!

What we love the most about Hard Rock Hotel Penang is they have a great pool and their private beach was amazing. To light up our night, we could hang out at Hard Rock Cafe that ready to entertain us with fresh drink and rocking’ live music every night. Don’t forget to stop by at one of their three Rock Shop to pick up some cool stuff.

When we stay in Hard Rock Hotel Penang, we got the Seaview Deluxe room on the 5th floor, just above the Beatles status and under the Hard Rock Hotel sign and the view from the room was rocking amazing.

Don’t worry about the budget, it won’t make you bankrupt. If you are not a Hard Rock Reward Member (Hard Rock membership), You can check their website to get their best deal or go to hotel online booking to get special price.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Victor Harbor, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a fantastic holiday at the Hard Rock in Penang. We have stayed at the Hard Rock in Bali also previously. Bali had better rooms with larger bathrooms in comparison and was a much newer hotel. The staff made the stay fantastic by being friendly and professional. All the food was amazing and we were catered for specially as we have allergies. The location was great also, close to the Spice Garden and Butterfly Farm. It is also walking distance from the night markets as well as good, safe restaurants for Western travellers.
There was also a great laundry and small store across the road which was extremely beneficial. Would recommend for families, couples and people who like to party!
Will definitely return in a few years.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the sea, as well as higher up (i.e. 4th-5th floors) as the music is quite loud at...
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very helpful team. Facilities are clean and good. Lacks evening entertainment, improvement need ed here ase live music should be provided at the lounge. was told this was removed because of the compliant on noise from the rooms upstairs. However the only other place was the hard rock cafe which is not suitable for some.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the sea give a wonderful view
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Odessa, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hard Hotel was fabulous.... Fantastic 6 night stay we had. Mel and Vixin in the spa kept us pampered and are trained professional masseurs. Dines hat the pool bar had a fantastic personality and his service was always above nod beyond. All of the attendants in breakfast in the morning were always smiling and happy. Highly recommend location... Thank you for a great rest.....

Room Tip: The sea view room is truly a sea view..... Peaceful and fantastic....
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff through out the the entire hotel gives you the warmth and the awesomeness like you are a true rockstar. Rooms are good. The security on each floor is managed well. A very family friendly hotel which provides young guests a full day of activities from 4yo all the way to 17yo. Love the rock spa as they cater for all ages. Beach was clean and above my expectation as it is suppose to be a public beach. Yoga at the garden was fun so do try if you have the chance. The kings lounge is a must have for a hard rocking experience! To sum it all... Once you checked in... You wont want to go elsewhere. I can't wait to be back for more.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's party all day here at The Hard Rock Penang. Everyone's always in a lively mood, in shorts and T-shirts to enjoy themselves 24-7. The best place to unwind for both adults and kids thanks to their environment (cute deco and everyone's in a relaxed mood)...

I took the most standard room but was still so satisfied by the deco and the chic display of everything in this hotel!

I dined at the restaurant by the beach (good pizza!) and the best thing about this hotel is definitely the pool! It's huge, with fun slides for kids and there's sand inside for that beach kind of feeling... !

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Batu Ferringhi Beach, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Batu Ferringhi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
#3 Luxury Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
#4 Family Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
#4 Romantic Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hard Rock Hotel Penang 4.5*
Number of rooms: 250
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at the famous Batu Ferringhi Beach in Penang, Hard Rock Hotel Penang is a trendy hotel that sets itself apart from the conventional beach resort; blending rich music culture, contemporary design, and family friendly facilities. The 6-storey hotel boasts 250 rockin' rooms and suites, most of which feature beach frontage. The modern structure is completed with tastefully furnished bedrooms such as sensual guest bathrooms, Sleep Like a Rock(R) signature bed and modern in-room amenities. All rooms are fully equipped with DVD/CD players, 32-inch LCD TVs, iPod docking stations, complimentary Wi-Fi and wired connectivity and an interactive IPTV system. At the Hard Rock Hotel Penang, we serve rockin' food that is suitable for everyone; authentic American cuisine at the world famous Hard Rock Cafe, delicious Italian food at the Pizzeria and Asian and International cuisine at The Starz Diner. Hard Rock Hotel Penang features the largest free-form pool in Northern Malaysian. With a large play area, the pool is a hit with children. We provide facilities for everyone and plethora of fun activities and entertainment all day. Modern, non-traditional design and cutting-edge technology permeates Hard Rock's extensive indoor/outdoor meeting and event space. Anything from intimate private meetings in Penang to spectacular banquets that seats up to 300 guests, Hard Rock Hotel Penang provides extreme Rock Star service to ensure you a rockin' event success. ... more   less 
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