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The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences
Ranked #73 of 88 Hotels in George Town
Reviewed November 19, 2011

We have a two bedrooms apartment facing the sea, although the sea doesn't look that great. I'm told that all two bedrooms apartments are facing the sea.

The master room comes with large bath room with Jacuzzi, but we didn't try it. While the second room doesn't come with attached bath room. There's a common bath room and a small kitchen with all the necessary kitchen tools. Two old smallish CRT TV, each in the living room and in the master bedroom.

The apartment is rather dated and is lack of power outlet to charge our electrical items. Besides that, the air-con in the master bedroom is noisy.

Free breakfast is just average, which I skip taking it on the second day.

Stayed: November 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 17, 2011

Local hotel converted from apartments. All rooms are suite style so plenty of space.

Two bedroom suites come with a living area, pantry and two bathroom

All rooms come with bathtub jacuzzi.

Location. Not too convenient for shopping. Food present at Hotel subway, coffee Bean and other western restaurant surrounding.

Rooms are old but acceptable.

Rooms are a bit

  • Stayed: October 2011
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1  Thank Lapi
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

We stayed for two nights. Easy to move to the city and the beach area. Walking distance to the hawkers center and eating area. The hotel also has a nice spa and massage parlor

Room Tip: Rooms are spacious. You can choose either super king size or super twin size bed. It has comfortab...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Jennychong
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Reviewed October 26, 2011

We stayed in last week of June 2011 with wife & 2 kids.
Stayed there for 2 nights in 2 bed room suite.
Location is great - right at the end of the popular Gurney street (Gurney Drive)
Master bedroom has a king-sized bed & Second bedroom has a queen-sized bed
Separate living room, lounge, dining and pantry area. Guest bathroom in the common area
Jacuzzi bathtub , Separate shower stall. The suites also have a big sofa in lounge, dining area, and full-sized writing desk.
Room was clean and view was excellent from the rooms.
Big rooms and my baby run around the rooms
Break fast was excellent. lots of variety.
Reception lady allow us for kids brake fast include in the same price.(free).
My kid enjoy the Jacuzzi bathtub.
2 swiming pool. one pool for childrens, with water slides etc. & other pool for more serious swimmer. My kids love the fun pool with water slides & mini waterfalls .
Near or back side of hotel indian resturent available with unbelivable food price with good quality.
Gurney Hotel is a great place to stay in Penang.

Room Tip: Top Floor choose
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled on business
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4  Thank ahtesham
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Reviewed October 18, 2011

We have stayed at the Gurney four times now and would recommend it.
Rooms are large almost suite like, the upper rooms have great views along the shoreline and out to sea. It is away from the hustle of downtown Georgetown but well placed for small restaurants and hawker stalls and only a short and cheap taxi ride way from the centre.

Room Tip: If you don't mind heights ask for one of the high rooms. Also note that the hotel can be very bu...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank GeoffPet
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Reviewed October 17, 2011

After a day spent running around Penang on business in the heat and humidity, I'm glad to unwind at the Gurney Spa in the Gurney Hotel, second floor, for a professional therapeutic massage. Nice, relaxing ambience, and the rooms have a hot shower, bathtub, and even a sauna. Some rooms can accommodate couples. A long-running promotion offers 1 1/2- and 2 1/4-hour sessions at money-saving prices. I've found the more experienced of the masseuses to be the most skilled. They start with a foot bath and follow with a Bali- or Chinese-style massage--they can probably do Swedish too. It all feels like a splurge but at very reasonable prices.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 6, 2011

Stayed at the Gurney a couple weeks back and must say for the little money they charge the value is pretty good. The hotel has a very dated design and from the point of arrival in the lobby right up to the room you will experience a rather old hotel, but I must say it was clean, the water was hot and the TV even so small was working just fine! The breakfast is a typical local buffet for the masses and if it would not have been included it would not be worth much, I find it quiet good that they serve specialty coffees like Cappucino and Cafe Latte for an extra charge, as mention the room rates are so cheap that we were happy to pay extra for a good cup of coffee! Also if you order anything to the room like ice cubs, all will arrive with a bill, again quiet fair as the base price was low.
It is important to know that the hotel is featuring beautiful views out to the sea, the location is as good as the G Hotel just the shopping and restaurants are not next door as it is at the G.
After all, a good economy hotel which provides clean rooms and reasonable good service at a very competitive price!

Room Tip: Get one with a breathtaking seaview!!!
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences 18 Persiaran Gurney, George Town, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in George Town
Price Range: $45 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences 3.5*
Number of rooms: 252
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brimming with matchless elegance, top-notch provisions, and cordial, genuine service, The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences in George Town, Penang, Malaysia truly stands out among the multitude of hotels in the locale. We invite you to bask in well-appointed suites replete with essential amenities, such as free Wi-Fi Internet access, cable TV, and a private bath with Jacuzzi. Business travelers can use spacious and well-lit conference halls, while holidaymakers can have a relaxing time in our restaurant, pool and spa. Sitting along the tourist belt of Gurney Drive, adjacent to the Central Business District, our 4-star resort is a few kilometers from the airport and ferry terminal. It also enjoys an address with easy access to shopping centers, like the Gurney Plaza, Gurney Paragon, and Batu Ferringhi night market. Moreover, it is just a short drive away from several tourist attractions, such as the Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang Bird Park, and Snake Temple. With these wonderful features, The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences in Penang truly is the preferred luxurious accommodation for any occasion at anytime. ... more   less 
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