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Holiday Inn Resort Penang

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

1. The breakfast has not big variations. The breads are not tasty. 2. There is only one lift in the new wing building. We will have to wait for more than 10 min during peak hours. 3. The bath towels are not delivered promptly despite several phone calls were made.

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Thank majutakgentar O
DominicEgger, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Penang, responded to this review

Dear “majutakgentar O” Thank you for your visit at our Holiday Inn Resort Penang and taking the time to write a review. We are always very surprised with comments on the breakfast selection with not much variations. With our breakfast we are ctaering for the western, Malay and Middle Eastern Market. We offer on our breakfast our extensive Malay section... More 

Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Last visit to stay in Penang was 30 years ago. We decided to stay again at the holiday inn as we have stayed in the holiday inn at Phuket several times and it has always been outstanding so we thought Penang would be the same. The staff were excellent,friendly and welcoming. We stayed in the tower which was clean and... More 

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Thank delinda66
DominicEgger, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Penang, responded to this review

Dear “delinda66” A pleasure having you both with us at our hotel and thank you for your review. I hope we do not have to wait for another 30 years for your next visit and look forward to welcome you back in the near future. Appreciate your highlighting and recognizing our great friendly and welcoming team. Sincere regards Dominic More 

London
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hotel was nice and peaceful a bit far away from the main town but still lovely. The hotel had a private beach and had shisha served on the beach in the evening. There are water sports at a charge, we paid to go on the jetskis which was fun. I wanted to go parasailing but the waters were rough and... More 

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DominicEgger, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Penang, responded to this review

Dear “S T” Greetings from Holiday Inn Resort Penang and thank you for taking time to review our hotel with your great description of our location and offering in Batu Ferringhi. The distance from Batu Ferringhi to town is about 30 minutes by local bus. The bus stop is conveniently just outside of the hotel and has as well a... More 

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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Over the weekend, me and my family stayed over and we had the family studio room. The room is perfect as it is very spacious, big and well equipped. Toilet was also big with a shower and a bathtub. Literally can play hide and see in the family studio room. We enjoyed our stay at the hotel, staff was really... More 

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DominicEgger, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Penang, responded to this review

Dear “Sabrena I” It is so nice to read your feedback and we are all so pleased that we managed to provide you with a memorable time. The Family Studio is a fantastic room choice. 1 king bed and two single beds. Balcony and double the size of a standard room with a big bathroom. Thank you for highlighting as... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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281 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Holiday inn resort is on the famous beach . The hotel is very nice .we had a great time . After spending the whole day on beach night market was also fun . The beach was very clear .after a good morning walk on the beach and than a dip it was nice to have a nice breakfast and rest... More 

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2 Thank jainneha
DominicEgger, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Penang, responded to this review

Dear “jainneha” We are very glad that we could impress you with our Holiday Inn Resort Penang. Thank you for highlighting our great location and our nice breakfast. Batu Ferringhi has so much on offer from nature to food. Activity parks and shopping but as well just great to relax and daydream in the garden overlooking the beach. Spectacular sunsets... More 

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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Room in tower adequate (3 star). Air con effective but noisy on low fan speed. Bathroom ok but bit sad. Housekeeping very good. Only one lift working throughout advised to use dirty service lift with the workman and staff. Loss of hot water on one day due to maintenance. Poor facilities within public areas, drain maintenance undertaken at poolside during... More 

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Thank Rattler M
DominicEgger, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Penang, responded to this review

Dear “Rattler M” Greetings from Holiday Inn Resort Penang and thank you for your review. We are surprised with your comment on the breakfast selection. For our breakfast we have our extensive Malay section with Nasi Lamak, curries/rendangs, roti/murtabak, noodle station, congee station and many other local favorites, our western section with the sausages, potato dish, beef/turkey bacon, baked beans,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel is very nice and the location is good .. near by the hotel u will find everything .. night market .. restaurants tours offices .. and the most important the view .. I've stayed in the beach view not the tower and it was amazing .. very good and friendly staff ..

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1 Thank Humam 8
DominicEgger, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Penang, responded to this review

Dear “Humam 8” I am delighted with your great review and thank you for taking the time to write this kind words and recognizing our great team, beautiful view and the fantastic location. Across our garden you are at the beach, around the corner you have the night market with all the hawker stall’s, vendor’s and if you turn around... More 

Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to stay - comfortable rooms and a staff that make every effort to ensure the guest has a memorable stay I cannot praise highly enough - a fantastic vacation thank you I'd recommend guests to have the breakfast option which caters extensively for all tastes In the evening you have the option to dine at the restaurant... More 

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DominicEgger, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Penang, responded to this review

Dear “andrew p” Delighted to read my Team did a great job for you and created memorable moments, always fantastic to hear. Glad you enjoyed your break with us and appreciated the comfortable rooms and our extensive offering at breakfast and as well for dinner with our Malay, Western and authentic Indian Cuisine from our two northern Indian chefs Laxman... More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very disappointed by the hotel, the room was ok but the bathroom was very rough. We had no end of problems with the attitude of the staff which was unusual for Malaysia. The pool needed maintenance as did many of the public areas. This hotel is ready for a major regeneration. The Shangri la up the road is much nicer... More 

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Thank Julia H
DominicEgger, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Penang, responded to this review

Dear “Julia H” I am sorry that you found the team unhelpful at our hotel. I am surprised with all the great comments we are continuously receiving for our friendly and supportive service delivered from our team. A shame you have not addressed this at the hotel where our duty manager team is always available 24 hours. Our hotel has... More 

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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this hotel through Booking.com. The facility is quite old and needs lots of refurbishment. There are two buildings one is next to the beach which is a resort and other is a building on opposite side of the road connected through bridge. Check-in was smooth and we family of four were provided rooms next to each other as... More 

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Thank Zeeshan A
DominicEgger, General Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Penang, responded to this review

Dear “Zeeshan A” Thank you for recognizing our fantastic location, across our garden you are at the beach, around the corner you have the night market with all the hawker stall’s, vendor’s and if you turn around the other corner of the hotel there is some great small restaurants along the road and on the beach too. Bus stops are... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Holiday Inn Resort Penang, together with its excellent location in the heart of famous Batu Ferringhi makes it easily accessible to the Night Market, shops and restaurants. The resort is situated right on the beach, split into two buildings- the Beach Wing, located at the beachside, or Ferringhi Tower, located directly across the road to the beach. The Ferringhi Tower commands spectacular views of both the hills and sea front and is linked by an overhead covered walkway. 358 spacious rooms with a great combination of Family Studios and Kidsuites, the resort is perfect for families and couples looking for a retreat. To also make your every moment of your stay an absolute delight, we make every dining experience special in its own way. As the only hotel offering speciality Northern Indian cuisine, it will be feast that will leave you with 'spicy' memories. At the Holiday Inn Resort Penang, you will discover an exotic way to truly enjoy your vacation and cherish every minute of it. Right from the warmth of the people, the quaint sights & sounds of the island's rich cultural heritage and the rejuvenating hospitality of Holiday Inn Resort Penang. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Resort Penang

Address: 72 Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Batu Ferringhi
Price Range: $72 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Resort Penang 4*
Number of rooms: 358
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn Resort Penang Hotel Batu Ferringhi
Holiday Inn Penang
Holiday Inn Georgetown
Georgetown Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Resort Penang Batu Ferringhi
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
#4 Romantic Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
#5 Luxury Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
#6 Family Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
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