My suite on the 17th floor was large and airy with an excellent view to the hills and the harbour, but the decor was rather tired and drab, and the carpet in the entrance room was grubby and long overdue for a clean. This was the case for much of what I saw of the hotel. The facilities, such as the pool and the gym, are very basic and are really not good enough for the expectations of today's business traveller. The pool is not an inviting place to sit and relax by, born out by the fact that it seldom seemed used during my two week stay, and the gym is tatty. The staff were approachable and keen to please, and I had no concerns regarding the cleaning of my room. The buffet breakfast was adequate and the dinner buffet varied thorughout the week and was actually quite good value for money. There are more than enough other eating places close by for variety, and none of them expensive. The supermarket in the attached shopping mall carries a wide range of provisions, and there is also a pharmacy and bookhopp in the same building. The hotel is convenient for getting to the colonial centre of George Town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Royal Penang is a 4-star hotel, strategically located in the historical enclave of Georgetown and within minutes away from the financial district and other prominent locations. The Hotel is also encased with a diversity of contemporary and culture attractions allowing guests to explore Penang’s rich historic sights which make Penang a UNESCO World Heritage site. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Royal Penang George Town