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The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences

The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences 18 Persiaran Gurney, George Town, Penang Island 10250 Malaysia
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#101 of 127 hotels in George Town
The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences Penang offers you a cosy, comfortable and homely accommodation. The comfortably furnished and sea facing suites are almost twice the size of conventional Hotel rooms with free Wi-Fi, cable TV and a private bath with Jacuzzi, making it an ultimate stay experience. Strategically located at the tourist belt of Gurney Drive and next to the Central Business District, makes the Hotel an ideal venue for both leisure and business travellers. Enjoy a leisure stroll along Gurney Drive, and check out the quaint little cafes, local street food and eateries along the way, before indulging in some retail therapy at Gurney Paragon Mall and Gurney Plaza Mall. Make a point to spend time with your family and relax by our infinity pool that offers a beautiful sunset view at Splash on 7. Enjoy the cool breeze and sit back and relax with drinks and snacks from our poolside station while the children frolic in the kids’ pool equipped with water slides.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Laptop safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric kettle
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay
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sonsie wrote a review Feb 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
My elderly parents stayed at The Gurney during their medical checkup in Penang and accidentally left behind some documents. We emailed the hotel and left a message through booking.com to no avail. Then through a phone call, we got connected to Danesh at the Concierge Department, who then went the extra mile to coordinate among various departments within the hotel, and mailed the document through express courier service. His attentive service is highly appreciated.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
V**A S**I*A wrote a review Jan 2020
Medan, Indonesia68 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at Gurney Resort Hotel on 2nd January 2020. We booked two rooms and we requested for connecting room. So, my mom and dad in one room. I and my sister in one room. The officers in lobby were so friendly. They opened the door for us when we entered the lobby gate. After we checked in, there was an officer who picked up our luggages and brought it to our rooms. The rooms were so clean and wide. The view relaxed my eyes. The price was worthed for the facility and service. But, the location was far enough from Komtar. There was no pharmacy nearby the hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from Mary P, Hotel Manager at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences
Responded Feb 2, 2020
Dear V**A S**I*A @ VeraSagita, Greetings from The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences... We thank you for staying with us and we are glad that you have enjoyed your stay. We are grateful for your support and do hope that we may have the pleasure of welcoming you back to our hotel in the future. Yours Sincerely, Punitha Mary, Hotel Manager
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Beary T wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore2 contributions
The hotel in general cannot be complain with the cheap room rate and spacious room that it offers despite it is an old hotel. The location is not too far from the gurney drive shopping area. There wasn’t any sufficient staff to man the reception, I got to wait for more than 15 minutes before my check-in is being process. The room has a stale smell if you don’t mind. The card key to the room door is always deactivated, in the end every time when I return back to the hotel I go straight to the reception and ask them to reprogram the card key so that I do not need to go up my room and down again as the lift is slow moving.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
averrhoes2015 wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom55 contributions55 helpful votes
We were happy with this hotel with its friendly reception staff. Despite we stayed during the school holiday season, there were no problems that we faced with except a crowd at the lifts. The room was spacious with the ocean view. The bathroom had a shower cubicle and a jacuzzi!. The room was adequately furnished and clean. There were tea and coffee making facilities and an excellent powerful Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The only problem was the lack of a shaver point in the bathroom. The hotel foyer was amazingly attractive and spacious. The hotel was clean throughout. The restaurant on the first floor served breakfast which was very good and had varieties of tasetful local food where you could order the way you want your omlette to be prepared. Very friendly and active restaurant staff. It took us 50 minutes to walk to Times square of George town but on the way back the taxi took only 10 minutes although local buses could be used too. There are plenty of liocal restaurants and the Paragon shopping centre was only 15-minute walk. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Sleep Quality
2 Helpful votes
Mrs Inder wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions3 helpful votes
Except for the big rooms and AC nothing else was ok. The rooms were old, dirty curtains, extremely dirty carpets, super noisy corridors and rooms. Cleaning service was bad. The toilets were self flushing every now and then. The room service was horrible (they dont even pick ur call for orders) the lifts were badly maintained. The tv looks like 30 yrs over where u can hardly see anything from your bed. The hair dryer was not working and so was the hot shower
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from Mary P, Hotel Manager at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences
Responded Dec 30, 2019
Dear Mrs Inder, Greetings from The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences... We apologies for the inconveniences that you have experienced during your stay with us. We appreciate your constructive feedback and refurbishment plans for the rooms are being drawn up and in the pipeline for the near future. The issues faced has been addressed with our team and the employees involved has been retrained and given a stern warning on upholding the service standards of the Hotel. Once again please accept our since apologies. Yours Sincerely, Punitha Mary Hotel Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences
Which popular attractions are close to The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences?
Nearby attractions include Laser Warzone (0.3 miles), Sand Art Corner (0.3 miles), and Lobby Lounge (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences?
Conveniently located restaurants include Orinea by Farquhar Mansion, Song River, and Northam Beach Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Malay.
Are there any historical sites close to The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Armenian Street (1.5 miles), George Town (1.6 miles), and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion (1.2 miles).