The hotel is undergoing a massive renovation which is scheduled to complete in March 2013 or so. The bad news is that there will be sounds of construction throughout the day if you stay in your room, breakfast is done in a function room in the lower ground floor whilst the coffee house is being refurbished and other signs of refurbishment in the common areas.
The good news is that the newly refurbished rooms are nice and tastefully done. Flat screen TV, large room safe, refrigerator, hot water kettle, hair dryer its all there. Wi-Fi is available in the room with good speed. The beds are comfortable. The higher room floors have a good view of the city. Breakfast buffet is okay, with a good selection of food, which was however the same both days we were there. Service during breakfast was good, the waiters will bring you coffee or tea and ask you whether you would like eggs for breakfast.
Location-wise, the hotel is a short walk away from the Penang Times Square mall, as well as KOMTAR, Prangin Mall and First Avenue. If you are into chinese hawker food, there are lots of street hawkers practically outside the hotel, 2 minuted down the road.
If you drive, you can park for free in the multi-storey car park. However, to get free parking, you will have to go to the reception counter in the ground floor lobby first to get your ticket endorsed. A bit cumbersome, a better system should be thought of.
All in all, once the renovation works has been completed, the Sunway Hotel should be a good 4-star hotel to stay in as long as prices remain affordable. Recommended for its newly refurbished rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled amidst the vibrant city life and heritage charms of GeorgeTown, Penang, Sunway Hotel Georgetown Is the preferred 4-star hotel for business and leisure travelers to the Pearl of the Orient. It is easily accessible to major commercial and business hubs as well as the numerous tourist attractions and farmed hawkers centres. The iconic Penang Bridge, Ferry Terminal and the Penang Internation Airport are just a short drive from the hotel. Sunway Hotel Georgetown has the honour of being location in a UNESCO World Heritage site as well as within walking distance from the renowned KOMTAR Building. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunway Hotel Georgetown Penang George Town