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.
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- Also Known As:
- Flamingo By The Beach Hotel Tanjung Bungah
- Flamingo Hotel By The Beach, Penang Tanjung Bungah