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“Decent and Accessible”
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Apple 1 Hotel
Ranked #4 of 11 Bayan Lepas B&B and Inns
Quezon City, Philippines
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36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Decent and Accessible”
Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

Fronting Queensbay mall, with numerous eating locations and close to the bay, this budget hotel is quite a convenient and reasonable place to stay overnight or a few days. That is if you don't mind no windows.

  • Stayed November 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Best thing about the hotel is its location - right across the street from Starbucks and TGI Fridays, at the Queensbay mall. Room was the smallest I've had including staying in budget rooms in Japan, and the bathroom wasn't as clean as I would have preferred and the whole floor was always wet due to it being a wet room and shower. Even in the morning the floor was wet as the air conditioning drain was close, but not close enough, to the main drain.
On check in we were told the bus back to the airport took a really long loop and therefore we should get them to call us a taxi in the morning. We had lots of time so went to the mall to ask for info about where to catch the bus back to the airport - turns out it is the same bus stop whether you are going to or from the airport, just make sure you ask the bus driver if the bus is going straight there or doing a loop. Took us 20 min on the bus to go straight to the airport and only 2 MYR (about 40 pence) each for the bus.
Would I stay here again? Probably not. Location great but not impressed with the rooms and how evening reception made me feel uncomfortable. Leaving, the front desk guys were great however.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Right across the road from the Queensway shopping mall, where you’ll find western eateries Mcdonalds KFC and TFI Fridays, and lots of local restaurants surrounding this hotel. Room wise, very compact not much floor space (but ok for 1 or 2 nights, if you were planning on staying longer than that the lack of moveable space may be an issue) clean with comfortable beds, free wifi and TV for 80.000MYR for a double room. Buses to airport and port run from the bus stop across the road (come out of hotel and turn left, walk 2 minutes then cross road). Vending machines in lobby and hot and cold drinking water available on the first floor.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2012

I happen to reserve a room through their websie,and had taken a photo of the confirmation number received on my handphone for reference.

I went to the hotel in the nite and showed the staff of my reservation.He did some checks and told me no rooms available and advsed me to bring the printed confirmation next time (ridiculous) but i thought its OK have a reception like this in a budget hotel.

Then he made some arrangement to give me a room,i took my credit card for making the payment (in full),the front desk person said they would charge 2% more if i pay using credit card. I said OK go ahead.

Then he tells me but you should pay Cash of RM 50 as deposit as well.My question is what for this deposit is required,when you are making the full payment for your stay using your card.

I dont know if its the policy of the hotel,but no where in their site they mention these charges.

Stakeholders of Apple-1 please make things transparent to your prospective customers and pelase do have a sensible person sit in the frontdesk.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2012

I love it that Apple 1 hotel is right in front of Starbucks at Queensbay mall!
It is indeed accessible, given that the rapid penang bus system is simple and easy to understand.
The wifi is also very fast! Awesome!
The only sad thing is that, it's one of the smallest rooms i've ever gotten for a single bed room.
The moment i walk in, i can jump onto the bed. And the tv channels are pathetic, but it sure helped when i have my smart phone and laptop with the good wifi access. =)

Don't bother to call cab to get to Penang airport. The charge can reach RM35, when you can just take the bus outside Queensbay mall at only RM2! ;)

Room Tip: There are no lifts. Avoid getting the second level if your luggage is heavy.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2012

Stayed here in Feb 2012. I choose this hotel because it was apparently quite new thus I would expect some level of cleanliness and good maintenance of the room.

The reception service was average. I asked for the biggest room but it was still a little too small. If 1 person is to walk to another corner of the room, the other person must stay on the bed. There's not really any place to put a luggage. We ended up sharing 1 bed while the other bed was used to put our luggage and to act as a wardrobe.

The worst part is the rusty towel rails, rusty toilet roll cover and clumps/chunks of thick dust behind the toilet door. There was also a humid smell as I enter the room.

TV channels were very limited due to poor reception. At the corridor, I can hear every single conversation in other rooms.

The only plus is the location, just across Queensbay mall with ample of taxis if required.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Apple 1 Hotel
Address: 33 Persiaran Bayan Indah, Bayan Lepas, Penang Island 11900, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Bayan Lepas
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #4 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Bayan Lepas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Apple 1 Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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