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“a bit disappointing”
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Apple 1 Hotel
Ranked #4 of 11 Bayan Lepas B&B and Inns
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“a bit disappointing”
Reviewed December 5, 2013

was trying to get a place closer to the airport for the morning flight.
actually it seems staying in georgetown maybe a better choice with much higher number of options available.
still need 25minutes to the airport although it looks close from the map, mainly due to heavy traffic in the bayan lepas industrial area in the morning rush hour (7-9am i was told).

the only consolation is the queensbay mall which has excellent choice of food, also plenty of stores to shop at.

room is small and we got woken up multiple times from the noise of people closing the doors in the neighbouring rooms in the middle of the night.
cleanliness is ok and our room has its own bathroom and toilet with good standard.

price is not expensive but you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Although the room was small and windowless (they hv rms with windows available), the room and bathroom were clean and well equipped with the basics such as towels, 2-in-1 hair & body wash, tv with English, Malay and mandarin channels, wifi and air conditioning. Everything in the room was in good working condition, hotel's public premises are clean and they also have water dispensers at the stairways landing of every floor. Sound proofing is not very good, you would be able to hear the chatter from the next room and/or voices from the corridors but hey what do you expect from motel right.. 'Breakfast' was a pack of fried noodles with instant coffee / tea which wasn't too palatable but it is not an issue as there is a cafe next door, a 24hr prata shop just round the corner of the same building and also has a huge mall (queensbay mall) just across the road. It's a great place for a short no frills stay!

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2013

The room (303) was really small and even smaller the bathroom. They had free Wi-Fi in the room, which has ok speed. The only advantage is right across the road is a huge mall with all restaurants and label shops. There is a huge HSBC bank there as well, and behind the bank is a place that sells all local food...nice and cheap.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2013

In Feb 2012, I booked a family room with a window, for December 2012.
When we arrived, they said we could not have the window room, as they had given it to someone else, despite me having booked it 10 months earlier. They reduced our fee by a measly 10RM to compensate!
I tried to find another hotel, but unfortunately they were all full by then. Hence we were forced to stay there, for over a week in a room without a window. I ended up ill, with a terrible "cold" which I have not been able to shake off, something to do with the moldy smell in the windowless room.
I am still mad that they did not have the courtesy to tell me they had changed my booking, so that I had the option to change my hotel.
We also discovered they will not clean your room unless you specifically ask you, and they do not leave toilet paper unless you ask for that as an "extra" - ie just saying "clean my room" does not indicate that they should leave toilet paper. On the day we left, the cleaners were outside our door, hassling us to get out gear out, over an hour before the official checkout time.

Room Tip: .. don't ask me, I tried to get a window room, of which there are only a few, by booking ages ah...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Quezon City, Philippines
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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UK
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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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London
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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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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
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Hotel Class:1.5 star — Apple 1 Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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