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“NICE HOTEL RIGHT ON THE BEACH”

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Flamingo Hotel by the Beach, Penang
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Tanjung Bungah
Reviewed April 1, 2011

This hotel has a great location right on the beach with easy access to buses to travel within Penang. The hotel room we had was a sea view, looking out over the Andaman sea. The room was spacious airy and the AC was great and very quiet. The buffet breakfast was always varied, hot and delicious. The pool area is very nice and has direct access to the beach, which offers sports facilities at reasonable prices. One thing to be aware of is the very cold temperature of the pool, quite a shock after lying in the heat all day! We did not eat other meals at the hotel as we like to experience various local foods when travelling. Drinks were quite expensive at the hotel as they are subject to additional tax and service charges to the prices advertised. Please be aware that happy hour in the main lounge was buy one get one free.........the barman did not offer us second drinks with our order even though we asked if the prices charged were for happy hour (we thought they were half price) we went off without receiving our second free round of drinks. The bus stops outside the hotel where you can travel very cheaply to surrounding points of interest like Gurney Drive and Georgetown.

This hotel is in a quiet location but nearby nightlife easily accessed by bus or taxi. There is a lovely outdoor eating centre accross the road (obscured by trees) further up the road towards the Copthorne hotel. Try the food there, delicious and cheap. We missed the fact that there were no bars within the area offering entertainment on an evening. Alcohol was not easy to get as most places muslim. We found lovely supermarket 4 sets of traffic lights from the hotel, heading toward Batu Ferrenghi, on the left hand side of the road. We used to buy our beer from there, very cheap and the owners were very friendly. Across the road from them is a chinese restaurant which sells delicious cheap food give them a try too.

Room Tip: balconies large but no furniture
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  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 20, 2011

We stayed at the Flamingo by the Beach March 4-7 with my husband's team as they were in Penang for a Masters' football tournament. I wasn't expecting much from the hotel, it being part of the package. We were given an exceptionally good deal. However, I was pleasantly surprised when we got to our room -- spacious room with king size bed & a balcony with view of the beach. As I stayed in the hotel most of the time, I enjoyed the pool which was big and not overcrowded. I enjoyed sunbathing at the beach too but didn't swim as there was a sign warning tourists of jellyfish! Beach wasn't overcrowded either and there was always a sunbed available. Breakfast was included with a wide selection of Malaysia & Western dishes however I am not sure of the quality of food being served at the buffet as I am not a big breakfast eater.
We ordered from the hotel a la carte menu for lunch & dinner and they were quite good too -- big portions and reasonably priced. Waiters and the bar man (at the lobby bar) were always so nice & courteous! Hotel staff provided us with exceptionally good service!
Gurney Plaza, just 15MYR and 15 minutes away from the hotel by taxi is a very nice mall with good dining options. There is a mini grocery just across the hotel.
All in all, I was happy with the hotel!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 17, 2011

Flamingo Hotel is newly renovated and is on the edge of Tanjong Bungah beach. We stayed in the Deluxe room (seaview) and had a great view of the ocean front from our balcony. The rooms were large, bed was comfortable and even had an LCD TV.
The breakfast was excellent and had a great variety. They changed the menu daily which was a pleasant surprise.
Another plus point is its location - 10 mins to Batu Feringghi and 10 mins to Gurney Drive. The bus stop is right in front, so taking the public Penang Rapid bus is convenient.
We would highly recommend this hotel to our friends and family.

  • Stayed: March 2011
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Reviewed March 9, 2011

We chose this hotel for the good reviews, value for money and location. The staff were very nice and helpful.
The breakfast was good with plenty of variety. Beds and pillows were very comfortable. Lovely pool. (Hard to get the good positions for deckchairs) Sometimes full.
The two bedroom apartments are really beautiful with a great view.
Fairly quitet location, so the free shuttle bus was very handy. Also very easy to catch a bus where ever you want to go.
Would definately stay here again!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 7, 2011

There weren't many reviews for this hotel as it had just been renovated, so we were a bit apprehensive. However, it was lovely!

the rooms were big and clean. The air con worked very wll. The bathrooms were spotless and modern.

The food was fantastic and there was plenty of choice.

The decor of the hotel was good. Modern and clean.

It wasn't too far out of the way of things, but we did use taxi's and hired a car to get around the island more. The hotel was right on the beach and there was a bus stop just outside. There were also a few little places to eat and drink around.

We loved it here!

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2011

very arrogant , unprofessional, rude staff, my handbag was stolen in the hotel area,no apologizes or help from management, last day manager finally come and say that hotel is very poor and they can offer me only one night to stay for free????! no apologize ,no sorry...noisy,dirty,every time prices different??? HORRIBLE do not choose this hotel please.I travelled with my family ,they did not care what my 4 years daughter will eat after my bag stolen.Horrible.

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Reviewed February 28, 2011

the staff in the hotel dont care about the guest, they didnt even say hello when we arrive to hotel, nobody take our luggage to the room, we get one day trip to langkawi from the concerge & we get disaponted becouse we saw only 2 places from the list of 4 activties, the sea was too much rich of jelly fish ( so also no swiming ), when i asked about the internet to use from my laptop, reception asked me to cary the lap top & get down in reception to assist my needs.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Tanjung Bungah, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Tanjung Bungah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Tanjung Bungah
Price Range: $49 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Flamingo Hotel by the Beach, Penang 3.5*
Number of rooms: 280
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