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Which family hotel...Golden Sands or Hard Rock?

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Which family hotel...Golden Sands or Hard Rock?

Hi All,

After many weeks of reading reviews and searching for a great deal for our family (2 adults and 2 kids 9 and 12) holiday to Penang (first time trip) I believe I have narrowed down to 2 hotels. Initial researching led me to believe HRH was the right place for the right $$ and what appealed to me was the pools, new refurb and what seems to be a "different vibe". However I have just found a great deal on OTEL, that makes Golden Sands a bit more affordable ( price difference between these 2 hotels is now only $300 for 2 interconnecting sea view rooms). Is GS generally a better hotel in general? it is hard to tell from recent reviews. Appreciate any TA'ers advice on whether it is worth spending the little bit extra on GS? Thanks everyone.

Nelson Bay...
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1. Re: Which family hotel...Golden Sands or Hard Rock?

Here is a link to a recent post about the same question, tripadvisor.com.au/ShowTopic-g298302-i9174-k… Golden Sands gets the Thumbs Up.

Gaja

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2. Re: Which family hotel...Golden Sands or Hard Rock?

Thanks, Sorry I did miss that post! so GS wins out!

My booking states American Breakfast ...do you know if that is a full buffet breakfast? Also, don't suppose anyone knows if they have a happy hour? And approx prices for cocktails?

Thanks again.

Kerrie

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3. Re: Which family hotel...Golden Sands or Hard Rock?

The American breakfast is the full buffet. I was not sure about the description and emailed to check before we left. There is a happy hour (or two), with selected cocktails on special.

Edited: 7:44 am, August 15, 2013
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4. Re: Which family hotel...Golden Sands or Hard Rock?

HI Kerrie, I think the otel site states weather it is american breakfast or full buffet breakfast. I am actually not sure of the difference, but their must be a slight one. You could email them just to double check. I actually can't remember if there was happy hour or not and price of cocktails when we have stayed in the past as we always eat outside.

cheers

Ang

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