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Hotel Equatorial Penang

3.4 miles from Bayan Lepas center
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Room Service
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1 Jalan Bukit Jambul, Bayan Lepas, Penang Island 11900, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Hotel with amazing view was the first impression you get. Go up the higher floors and you could see both the Penang bridges in the horizon. The pool is beautiful as well with a nice waterfall within the pool. There is a nice garden right next to the pool as well. I reckon this is a family friendly hotel with...

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Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

it is a good hotel to bring the children to. the whole hotel is very very clean. the rooms are clean as well. the surrounding of the hotel is well kept and clean. pool was clean. it is also very safe for children to be around. good for family vacation and spending time with family

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

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the effort to leave a review on TripAdvisor. It was wonderful to learn you and your family had such a delightful stay with us. We are particularly pleased to note you appreciated the hotel's cleanliness and surroundings. We look forward to having you and your family staying with us again. Until then, we send...

Melksham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had the pleasure of staying at this hotel for 5 nights from 10-15 February 2017. I selected this hotel based on the TripAdvisor reviews. My judgement was not misplaced. I had booked a Premier Club room. I had asked for a quiet room. Non-smoking with a king sized bed. That is exactly what I got. I was allocated room...

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

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to note that you had an amazing stay with us and enjoyed the cleanliness, facilities and the excellent services provided by the team. It is feedback such as yours that that inspires us to constantly strive for excellence. We look forward to welcoming...

Reviewed 1 week ago

First, shout out to the staff of the hotel - Sures from reservations and the team who helped me put together a wonderful surprise for my father's 70th birthday. Sures and team put a terrific complimentary birthday cake in the room with a personalized message - and a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY spelled out in rose petals on the bed. He...

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

Dear guest, Thank you for having stayed at Hotel Equatorial Penang and for taking the time to leave a review. It was delightful for us to learn you and your family had such an excellent stay with us for this special occasion and particularly enjoyed the arrangements that were made. We have shared your kind words with our team which...

McAllen, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Equatorial Hotel in Penang multiple times, mainly due to the convenience for the local people to pick me up and drop off on their commute home/work/home. It is a nice hotel, very clean and doing their best to entertain the guests. The locals love the place and strong recommend staying there, as they frequently celebrate special...

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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 on TripAdvisor. We are very appreciative for the time and effort taken to write this review. It is delightful to learn you always enjoy staying with us, and I am particularly happy that you praise the services provided by our team and the cleanliness of the hotel. In the past year we...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my third stay at Equatorial, every time it gets better and pleasant. the staff makes the difference, particularly at the reception. Secondly, the breakfast spread, simply outstanding. You need one hour to enjoy all the items. Clean and spacious rooms are next plus point. Staff helped us to book the golf slot, arranged transport and got the concessional...

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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 on TripAdvisor. It is delightful to read you had such a wonderful stay with us again, and particularly enjoyed the breakfast buffet at nadalama. Your kind words towards our team members are well received and have been shared among all our staff. We thank you very much and look forward to welcoming...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel is located in a strategic area in Bayan Lepas, nearby to Queensbay... but it's quite a distance to the well known hang out spots such as Georgetown, Gurney Drive and Batu Ferringhi. Rooms are well kept and maintained. The hotel provides good facilities and staff are very friendly and approachable.

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Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. It is with great pleasure to learn you had such an excellent stay with us and particularly enjoyed the facilities and friendly service provided by our team members. Thank you for having chosen Hotel Equatorial Penang - we look forward to welcoming you back in the...

Kassel, Germany
Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

Hotel Equatorial has been a very nice place to stay for my three day business visit to Penang. Rooms are great, they even have balconies and they are quite clean and well maintained for Asian standard. The occasional mold in the bathroom is minimal. The real seller for this place is the outside eating and breakfast area by the pool....

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

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor and for having chosen Hotel Equatorial Penang. We are indeed delighted to read you enjoyed staying with us. Furthermore it gives us great pride and joy to learn you enjoyed spending your well-deserved time off in the hotel. Our team puts a lot of effort in...

Milan
Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

The hotel is not so far our local office and this is the main reason of my choice but I found some pleasant surprises when I checked in. The room is quite, comfortable and with a perfect TV programs selection. Breakfast well prepared with a large choice of food. Location with a good view being in front of the other...

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

Dear guest, Thank you for writing a review on TripAdvisor following your recent stay with us. I am glad to hear that you had such a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed the hotel's facilities. We thank you for having stayed with Hotel Equatorial Penang and hope to welcome you back in the near future. Yours sincerely, Willem Hagedoorn Director...

Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Great hotel in a quiet location. A short drive into the main centre. Drive took about 20mins on the highway. Would definitely recommend to anyone planning to visit Penang. Staff very friendly and able to accommodate most requests.

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Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor and for having chosen Hotel Equatorial Penang. We are delighted to learn you had such an enjoyable stay with us and that you would recommend our hotel to others. It is particularly nice to read you appreciated our team's friendliness and flexibility. We look forward to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Food & drink at the hotel
Kampachi Japanese Restaurant
Kampachi Japanese Restaurant
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
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  • Suites
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
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: $72 - $121 (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
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Pay extra for a club room. The top floor is 9th..very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Radford007, 6 days ago | Read review
“Deluxe Rooms overlooking the golf course are good.”
 of 5 bubbles s00ralii, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“The rooms with the swimming pool view are nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Annzyme, Dec 19, 2016 | Read review
“Value for money”
 of 5 bubbles 146xaran, Dec 15, 2016 | Read review
“Spend some more money for Club rooms, it is worth to do it.”
 of 5 bubbles 660markusl, Dec 9, 2016 | Read review
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