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Hotel Equatorial Penang

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is one of my favorite hotels any where an I have stayed in many hotels. I have been staying in this hotel since 1994. The hotel has an amazing open lobby, and outdoor aviary. The hotel is very secluded and is about 30 minutes from George Town, but if you are there for business the commute to the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've stayed at Equatorial Penang for 3 nights as a part of our honeymoon. First of all very friendly staff, that gave us a warm welcome including a wedding cake on our suite. Rooms are quite spacious, very clean and have nice views over the city and golf course. Breakfast is great continental and Asian. There are several possibilities to... More 

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HEP_Management, Director of Operations at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for spending part of your honeymoon at Hotel Equatorial Penang. We are honoured and pleased that we could contribute to making your honeymoon a memorable one. We very much appreciate you acknowledging so many positive elements in your stay and I am sure that your review is very beneficial to other travellers, whether business or leisure.... More 

Malaysia
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We told the hotel that it was our Anniversary and we got a room upgrade and a complimentary breakfast as well as a cake in our room which was lovely. Despite being in the business area this was a wonderful hotel to stay in during the holiday season as it was very quiet and relaxing. The swimming pool is kept... More 

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HEP_Management, Director of Operations at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for posting your review following your recent stay with Hotel Equatorial Penang. We are truly delighted that you had such an enjoyable and memorable experience with us, especially for such a special occasion. Our team was excited to learn of your feedback and they are all happy they could contribute to your lovely stay which is... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 4 days on business, The property was close to the airport around 20 minutes, a little bit off from the cuty centre, but was calm and peaceful, you can get a great view of the bridge and sea. The rooms and neat and the tv channel selection was quite different and interesting. The pool was nice a... More 

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HEP_Management, Director of Operations at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear guest, Warm greetings from Hotel Equatorial Penang and thank you for having stayed with us recently. We are very appreciative of the time you took to share your experience on Tripadvisor. The entire team here is pleased to read you had such a wonderful experience and you appreciated the services and the facilities we offered. It was a pleasure... More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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40 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The updated rooms are very nice and the staff is wonderful. Housekeeping is jolly on the spot with ice or fresh towels and keep the rooms sparkling clean! Great swimming pool and even a Koi pond and tropical garden with numerous flowers and tropical plants. The hotel has several restaurants which are all very good. I only drawback is that... More 

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HEP_Management, Director of Operations at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your recent experience with fellow travellers on Tripadvisor. I am delighted to read you had such a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed the Equatorial hospitality. It is with pleasure to learn you enjoyed the cleanliness, gardens and restaurants. Although we are located out of town, we do provide regular complimentary shuttle service to... More 

Malaysia
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41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good hotel nice spacious clean rooms. It is near to the Penang International Airport. Services rendered are good. The food at this hotel restaurant is good and tasty. I did have a very comfortable stay at this hotel. I would surely recommend to anyone this hotel. Really awesome with the beautiful interior and exterior beauty of the... More 

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HEP_Management, Director of Operations at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with fellow travellers on Tripadvisor. It is absolutely delightful to learn you had such a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed the Equatorial hospitality. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Hotel Equatorial Penang where you can be assured the best... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of days since my school reunion was held at one of the hotel's restaurant. This is a place to stay if you are planning to just relax and have a quiet getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. It is near the golf course so if you are a golf lover this would... More 

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HEP_Management, General Manager at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate the time taken off your schedule to review on TripAdvisor and the team is very much delighted with the feedback given. We are filled with pride and satisfaction to know you had a wonderful stay with us and we have shared your feedback with our team who are also pleased about it. Situated on a hillock... More 

Paris, France
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

loved it would come back buffet breakfast was really good. it's quite far from the nearest food places but u can always take a taxi to get anywhere. ordered foods to be delivered to my room once and the service was fast and the foods were good too. all in all 4.9/5 .missing the 0.1 point because the receptionist was... More 

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HEP_Management, General Manager at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate the time taken off your schedule to review on TripAdvisor and the team appreciates the feedback given. We are delighted you had experience our extensive buffet breakfast spread and our in room dining. Being in Penang, food is indeed Penangites number one pride and we are pleased to know you had experience it during your stay... More 

Newcastle
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37 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel has an impressive man-made rainforest area in its foyer and a large waterfall in the commodious pool. Location is about 10 minutes from the airport and the main clientele appear to be Asian businessmen. There is a spectacular view over a golf course towards the coast and sea. We stayed in a Club Premier Room in the tower... More 

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HEP_Management, General Manager at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate the time taken off your schedule to review on TripAdvisor and the team is grateful for the feedback given. We are pleased you had experience our club lounge facilities and services during your stay. Our club lounge is a concept of ‘a hotel within the hotel’ that enables you to enjoy all day refreshment plus evening... More 

Constant Traveller
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353 reviews
159 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 384 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

I stay at the Equatorial Hotel a couple of times each year, and after 20 years of visits to Penang in many different hotels, I believe it is the best hotel in Banyan Lepas for business travellers and the room rates make it a reasonable value as well. There are many other reviews available on TripAdvisor, so I'll just hit... More 

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HEP_Management, General Manager at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Equatorial Penang. We appreciate the time taken off your schedule to review on Tripadvisor and the team is very much delighted with the feedback given. The hotel have often kept in mind the spacious lobby concept that have been our landmark for more than 25 years and we decorate our lobby based on the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Kampachi Japanese Restaurant
Kampachi Japanese Restaurant
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set majestically 250 feet above sea level, Hotel Equatorial Penang, which is peacefully tucked away on a hillock is just 7 minutes to the Penang International Airport and a mere distance to the Bayan Lepas Industrial Zone. The UNESCO Heritage Site listed George Town is only 20 minutes from the hotel. The 5-star hotel embraces a splendour of contemporary design. It houses 662 guestrooms and suites, each classily furnished and facilitated with state of the art in-room amenities. It is the top choice for executive retreats and incentive group gatherings. It houses two Grand Ballrooms which have been intelligently built with no obstruction of columns in between - reputed to be the largest on the island that can house up to 2,000 people. There are also 21 other function rooms. Penang island is famed for its eclectic cuisine and the hotel is no different with its variety of dining outlets. The hotel houses 5 innovative options ranging from classic French cuisine at The View to authentic Japanese fare at Kampachi. Other hotel facilities include a fully equipped fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, a business centre, scheduled shuttle services and impeccable service to complete a 5-star experience stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Equatorial Penang

Address: 1 Jalan Bukit Jambul, Bayan Lepas, Penang Island 11900, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Bayan Lepas
Price Range: $80 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Equatorial Penang 5*
Number of rooms: 662
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Equatorial Penang Hotel
Equatorial Penang Bayan Lepas
Hotel Equatorial Penang Bayan Lepas
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