If you are flying to Penang and planing on staying for more than 8 hours, I suggest you book a place on Georgetown or Batu Furengi. The only benefit I see to this hotel is that it is very close to the airport, whereas any hotel in Penang, will take you at least 30 or 40 minutes to get into. Starting with the positive, I can say that the rooms are clean and that if you are a golfer, this hotel has a golf course, other than that, the hotel is a total meh.. The rooms are antiquated, everything reeks of 1980's vintage, the gym sucks thou the pool is nice. Last time I was there they gave me room 666. I am not superstitious but I thought that was interesting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set majestically 250 feet above sea level, Hotel Equatorial Penang, which is peacefully tucked away on a hillock is just 7 minutes to the Penang International Airport and a mere distance to the Bayan Lepas Industrial Zone. The UNESCO Heritage Site listed George Town is only 20 minutes from the hotel. The 5-star hotel embraces a splendour of contemporary design. It houses 662 guestrooms and suites, each classily furnished and facilitated with state of the art in-room amenities. It is the top choice for executive retreats and incentive group gatherings. It houses two Grand Ballrooms which have been intelligently built with no obstruction of columns in between - reputed to be the largest on the island that can house up to 2,000 people. There are also 21 other function rooms. Penang island is famed for its eclectic cuisine and the hotel is no different with its variety of dining outlets. The hotel houses 5 innovative options ranging from classic French cuisine at The View to authentic Japanese fare at Kampachi. Other hotel facilities include a fully equipped fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, a business centre, scheduled shuttle services and impeccable service to complete a 5-star experience stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Equatorial Penang Hotel
- Equatorial Penang Bayan Lepas
- Hotel Equatorial Penang Bayan Lepas