Stayed 2 nights late March.
We have stayed in this hotel in the past and we last stayed here back in December 2010. This time we had room 738 (pool facing) which is next to the employee's lift and at the end of the long corridor.
Room size is quite big and we had a king size bed but the mattress is hard and so are the pillows, gave us sore necks the next morning. There's a writing desk at an odd end. However when you sit on the chair, your posterior actually sagged into the cushion and you will resting the whole time on the wooden frame supported by your thigh. There's a mini fridge, a kettle, hair dryer and they provide 2 small packs of drinking water daily. No in-room safe. WiFi is free but the signal strength is weak. Good thing we didn't need the internet for any major work.
Room is clean and so is the bathroom. The exhaust fan of the bathroom will keep you awake at night so its best to turn it off when not in use. Shower strength is strong and the plastic shower curtain prevents water from splashing the whole bathroom.
Parking is free for hotel guests but when there's a function in the Chinese restaurant, you may have to double park and leave your car key with the parking attendants. There is now a convenient shop located within the hotel.
What attracts us back to this hotel again and again is because of its location bearing in mind that though Penang is an island, its beaches and sea no longer attract us (personal opinion as I was raised in Penang and still call myself a Penangite and I have firsthand knowledge of what it was like back during my childhood days).
Red Rock is within walking distance to some excellent hawker food e.g. Penang Road Line Clear Nasi Kandar; Cendol; Lorong Selamat; New Lane and the fabulous Lorong Seratus Tahun Curry Mee. For shopping and other dining options, there's the Komtar Walk (badly in need of injection of life and fresh ideas) and Time Square.
So long as they continue to maintain the cleanliness / maintenance and upkeep of the place, we will return.
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- Also Known As:
- Red Rock Hotel Penang/George Town