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Flamingo Hotel by the Beach, Penang
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Tanjung Bungah
Reviewed December 7, 2013

Been staying here 4days 3nights. Newly refurbished hotel: changed carpet to tiles; bathtub changed to shower only.
Bed sheet have sand on. :(
TV not function until we call for maintenance, they fix it (around 1hr waiting time, called 2times)
WIFI totally cannot connect.
I found out there flies in the FRUITs BOWL, on the breakfast section.
Swimming pool with chicken bone inside!!! EPIC

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Flamingo2009, General Manager at Flamingo Hotel by the Beach, Penang, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2014

Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of the concerns during your stay. Your feedback are important to my teams and we will work on creating a pleasant stay for your next visit.
We trust you have a pleasant journey home and we look forward to having you again in Flamingo hotel by the beach Penang.

Thank you

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Ong Hai Leong
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Flamingo hotel by the beach Penang

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Reviewed December 6, 2013

Location - Tg Bungah - nice location and not too far from town BUT advisable if you have your own wheels. Didn't see much public transport being available. Free parking but sometimes insufficient but you can park along the inner road of the housing estate next to the hotel. It is not as far as Batu Ferringhi and for me that is far enough as the traffic is Penang these days is just too much.

Staff - friendly front office staff but it seemed like Reservations and Front Office staff don't communicate too well. Emailed them all 3 room vouchers almost 2 months ahead of arrival but Front Office didn't have any idea about it. So check in took a little longer than necessary. But saving glory is that the staff was really friendly so that took away some stress.

Rooms - some rooms faces the main road and some the sea. So make sure you book the right one that has seaview. I think it is worth paying for the view. Really nice skyline (albeit a little too over built for me) but you get some good sun sets with the sun behind the tower blocks at Batu Ferringhi.

I think the hotel underwent a recent facelift so everything is really nice and new. My only small complain was that the floor is a little sandy when we checked in and despite the fact that we left the sign to clean our room, it didn't get cleaned until almost 5pm!

Food - breakfast is decent based on my bro-in-law's comments. Since Penang is a food haven, we all opted to have all our meals outside. There is a really good food court on the way to town, about 5 mins drive (so that you don't have to suffer the traffic longer than you need too! lol). Price is decent and food variety and quality is good too.

Visited the Spa. Masseurs are pretty good but when checking in, they are not the politest of all people. But spoke to the owner through phone and she was really nice.

The beach is raked every morning so it is really clean. The water is not the best but swim-able. They have 3rd party operators who set up daily for jet skis, banana boats and other water sports. Didn't check the price though, sorry.

The have a pretty large pool with a kid's pool and a pool bar. Well kept. Next to the pool, a decent size playground.

Overall, the stay was pleasant and if you have kids, they won't have much time to be bored but you will be dead tired by the end of the day! ;p

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Flamingo2009, General Manager at Flamingo Hotel by the Beach, Penang, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2013

Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your experience with us. We work diligently to ensure our facilities are well maintained and we try our best to provide not just good value but a comfortable, clean and friendly place to stay.
We regret if you were inconvenienced by the sandy floor along the corridor of your room as well as the spa staff. I will personally ensure that it is well taken care of.
It will be our pleasure to welcome you back to Flamingo Hotel by the beach Penang again. If we can be of any assistance to you please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
Thank you and have a nice day!
Best Regards,
Ong Hai Leong
General Manager
Flamingo Hotel by the beach Penang

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Reviewed November 29, 2013

We came via ferry from Langkawi and took taxi to this place. It seems no one goes via meter so had to negotiate the price.

On arrival we had a smooth check in at reception no issues with bell boys. Rooms were large with balcony and comfortable beds. Our room was sea facing (attached is the pic), but you need stretch your neck a bit to view the sea better especially if your rooms are towards road ride.

Breakfast spread was average and veggy have limited options. Opposite to this hotel there is Indian restaurant (Sri Anand Bhavan), it is south Indian joint so suggest not to try north Indian dishes there.

Kids play area was located next to pool and my kids loved them. After crossing the pool you can step down to common beach area, on the beach we noticed few broken bottles on the beach so we all have put our slippers.

Overall a nice stay, it looks more a business hotel and recommended for a short visit.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Flamingo2009, General Manager at Flamingo Hotel by the Beach, Penang, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2013

Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your experience with us. We work diligently to ensure our facilities are well maintained and we try our best to provide not just good value but a comfortable, clean and friendly place to stay.
We regret if you were inconvenienced by the broken bottles at the beach which we will look into it.
It will be our pleasure to welcome you back to Flamingo Hotel by the beach Penang again. If we can be of any assistance to you please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
Thank you and have a nice day!
Best Regards,
Ong Hai Leong
General Manager
Flamingo Hotel by the beach Penang

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

3.5 Stars

Pros
- spacious room - most comfortable beds I've slept in a hotel - extra pillows.
- quick check-in- receptionist well spoken and helpful.
- air con nicely ventilated around the room.
- awesome view, facing the sea.
- brochures informing on the activities and attractions in Penang with map.
- water sports available at beach.
- room cleaning efficient and friendly.
- The beach is quite clean BUT- read at cons.
- really good Indian restaurant opposite of the hotel open till midnight.

Cons
- walls in rooms not sound proof- voices can be heard off and on.
- service during breakfast buffet ; most staffs don't have decent command of English.
- poor arrangement; buffet spread on two floors but you have to go to the second floor to get the plates every time.
- The place is terribly congested during breakfast buffet.
- Certain dishes finish within the 1/2 hour of the period.
- Choice of food need improvement; for instance, they offered 4 egg dishes on one buffet. They need variety.
- This is probably a one time incident; I found dog poo from dogs of visitors from another hotel. Guards should ensure the beach isn't polluted.
- limited parking and no lift from the basement to lobby, so visitors must walk up stairs.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Flamingo2009, General Manager at Flamingo Hotel by the Beach, Penang, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am sorry to hear about the incidents that took place during your stay and would like to extend my most sincere apologies. You can be rest assured that I will look into the matter with my team for immediate improvement.
Once again, I thank you for your feedback and support and look forward to welcoming you in the near future. If we can be of assistance to you please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Thank you and have a great day!

Best Regards,
Ong Hai Leong
General Manager
Flamingo Hotel by the beach Penang.

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

stayed as part of company trip so we had a big party numbering almost 100. had to wait for room check in for almost 2 hours although we requested for early check in. There is no restaurant nearby but the hotel provides a free shuttle to Batu Ferringi so apart from a restaurant oppsiite the hotel there is no food unless prepared to walk in the searing heat for 15 minutes and above. breakfast was poor with no cutlery, DIRTY SURROUNDINGS and very slow refills if at all from very laidback waiters who are not prepared to undertand simple requests. Eventhough the hotel was fully booked, there was not enough staff on standby who actually could help a person.Management needs to improve quality of staff hired, when requested for room change due to spoilt safe, had to wait almost 2 hours for any person to come up and have a look. Once promised a room, had to wait almost 5 hours for another room change. The excuse given was staff in charge was out for a break. Amazing from a hotel that charges this much. The beach is beautiful which is the only positive i could find, but then again there are jellyfish all around so not wrth taking a risk. Will not return.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Flamingo2009, General Manager at Flamingo Hotel by the Beach, Penang, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2014

Thank you for highlighting these to me. I am currently working on improving the situation.
We trust you have a pleasant journey home and we look forward to having you again in Flamingo hotel by the beach Penang.

Thank you

Best Regards

Ong Hai Leong
General Manager
Flamingo hotel by the beach Penang.

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Reviewed November 20, 2013

Got this hotel as part of package with the Star Cruise 1-night package.

Pros
- Super spacious room
- Breakfast are good with varieties of choices
- Got free wifi inside room but the speed are mediocre
- 2 bottle complimentary drinking water provided
- Fast check-in and check-out
- Location are easy to find. Its along the way to Pantai Batu Ferringhi (right hand side)
- Friendly staffs. they smiles a lot

Cons
- Parking space are limited. Access to basement parking are not friendly to older people, disabled, children etc. You have to walk quite a bit from the lift lobby.
- Public beaches. Staffs cautions us about the presence of jellyfish
- No free newspaper
- Lobby seats are limited

Room Tip: All rooms have balcony..
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Flamingo2009, General Manager at Flamingo Hotel by the Beach, Penang, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2013

Thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your experience with us. We work diligently to ensure our facilities are well maintained and we try our best to provide not just good value but a comfortable, clean and friendly place to stay.
We regret if you were inconvenienced by the limited parking space and seats in the lobby which we have taken note on it.
It will be our pleasure to welcome you back to Flamingo Hotel by the beach Penang again. If we can be of any assistance to you please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
Thank you and have a nice day!
Best Regards,
Ong Hai Leong
General Manager
Flamingo Hotel by the beach Penang

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Reviewed November 16, 2013

I stayed at this place recently and found the place to be quite good - stayed in 1115. Upon check-in the room was not ready and the check-in staff was informed us that she will call us in 1 hour. She actually called me within 45 minutes. She was very friendly. The room was very spacious. The toilet looked decent. The view was exhilarating. The pool was big and you can access the beach from the pool side. There is a travel desk where you can book yr tours. There is no restaurant nearby but the hotel provides a free shuttle to Batu Ferringi. Check out was efficient. Take note that the hotel will require a deposit of RM100 upon check in which is totally refundable. Breakfast was just OK, nothing special.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Flamingo2009, General Manager at Flamingo Hotel by the Beach, Penang, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2013

Thank you for your review.
We are pleased to learn that we have met or exceeded your expectations in terms of service standard and product during your stay.
We thank you for giving us such great comments! I will share your wonderful feedback with the team. Your words and acknowledgement of our efforts are both motivational and encouraging.
We trust you have a pleasant journey home and we look forward to having you again. If we can be of any assistance to you please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
Thank you and have a nice day!
Best Regards,
Ong Hai Leong
General Manager
Flamingo Hotel by the beach Penang

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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: $45 - $96 (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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