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Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang
Ranked #26 of 87 Hotels in George Town
Reviewed October 23, 2012

The hotel is very near to Chinatown and the Colonial district and most of the sights you probably want to see in Georgetown. It's also around the corner of Jalan Penang with all kinds of food, restaurants and bars and close to the night market Red Garden behind Hotel Continental. The central bus station Komtar is not too far away. Depending on your level of fitness it is still walking distance otherwise you can take a trishaw :) The room was nice and clean, the staff friendly and the wifi was working without any problems. But it is mainly a business hotel and therefore lacking a bit of character but otherwise it is recommendable.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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BHGPenang, Manager at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on Tripadvisor. Your positive ratings of the hotel, our staff and services are most appreciated. It was a pleasure to have been of service to you and we look forward to welcoming you back to Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang.

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Reviewed October 21, 2012

We stay at this hotel due to we have to depart for Star Cruise Libra on the following day.

This hotel is located at Georgetown. Walking distance from hotel to the shops. Beside the hotel is Maybank building and no worries about the over spending coz the bank is just next door :D

If you wish to visit for the Penang Street Art and would like to search for the wall painting, this is a great hotel to stay to search the art.

No worries about the food coz Red Garden (hawker centre with more 20 stalls) is just nearby. 5 mins walking distance from hotel.

Overall the hotel is good in terms of service and cleanliness.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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BHGPenang, Manager at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2012

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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Stayed in Bayview City (that's how they call this hotel to differentiate it with another Bayview Beach in Batu Ferringhi) for 3 nights and found my stay quite enjoyable. It's strategically located, just within walking distance from the Georgetown historical landmarks. Staying here, I took the luxury to enjoy taking a stroll around to find local attractions, including nearby restaurants and hawker center.

The staff are efficient and friendly, quick but keeping smiling faces.

Stayed in the Grand Deluxe Suite, and I found the room pretty spacious to really accommodate my needs as I was staying by myself on business trip. They provide the basic memory pillow in the room, which was nice. House keeping was not an issue at all, they were meticulous.

Two things I dreaded for the room was that their international cable channels was limited, no CNN or HBO, and the some of the local channels are pretty fuzzy too. The other thing is that I kept losing the Wi-Fi signal in the room! I would type away and when I push "send email" button, the connection was just gone. I must have really harassed the front desk agents asking them to fix the internet connection, by calling them close to 10 times during my stay. But I wish Bayview would improve this, internet is significant for travelers on business trips.

Restaurant was just OK. Also friendly waiters and servers. I noticed during breakfast that there are a wide variety of guests in the hotel, from family, backpacker young adults with shorts and even boring business people like me. This justifies that Bayview gives good values for different kind of trips.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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BHGPenang, Manager at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2012

Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. Your positive ratings of the hotel, our staff and services are most appreciated. We have taken note of your comments over the internet connection. We are hoping to get a new supplier very soon once their service is made available to us and this will certainly improve the overall internet service in the hotel. Once again, thank you and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back to Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang soon.

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

This is a modern hotel, quite unlike the many boutique hotels in conservation shop-houses in a World Heritage Site like Georgetown. It is multi-storey, has modern amenties and is well located to popular destinations in Georgetown like the Blue Mansion, Khoo Kongsi, Pinang Peranakan Musuem and Jalan Penang. We were well received at the airport by their airport transfer service and were surprised to learn on arrival that we had been upgraded. We discovered why when we went to the room - it was a twin-bedded room and not a double-bedded room, despite our early booking and room confirmation. They had run out of such non-smoking rooms! To be fair, the room was spacious and had almost all that you would want. There is free internet in the hotel but it is not stable and connection breaks often - I discovered later that all of Penang is supposed to be wifi-free but am unable to confirm that this is indeed the case. Although the hotel is well run, there is room for improvement and that must come top-down in terms of setting service standards. We returned the first morning that we were there to discover that our room was unmade despite us having left at 8.30 am and returned at 1.30 pm. Somewhere, the process had broken down. Staff in the hotel were generally very business like and that is another area that can be improved upon. People in Penang are known to be very hospitable but that did not come across. Staff just need to invest a little time in being warm and cheerful and asking about the well-being of their guests. Only the concierge staff made some attempt to be friendly. The morning breakfasts in their coffee-house were good but one suspects that there would be limited variety if one stayed long. We didn't get to try the revolving restaurant on the roof but the promotions looked very interesting. I wouldn't mind staying there again if I return.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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BHGPenang, Manager at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2012

Thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent stay at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang. We sincerely apologize for not being able to accommodate your request for a double bedded room on non-smoking floor on your date of arrival. We have also taken note of your comments over the internet connection which is something that is really way beyond our control. We are hoping to get a new supplier very soon once their service is made available to us and this will certainly improve the overall internet service in the hotel. We regret that your room was not made up upon your return in the afternoon. We strive to make up all rooms as early as possible but at times we are faced with challenges in early arrivals. Nevertheless all rooms are made up by 3.00pm daily. Once again, thank you very much for your feedback as this helps us to further improve on our services and we certainly look forward to your return visit to Penang.

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Reviewed October 15, 2012

The location of the hotel is superb. We were given room on 7th floor The people are very friendly, We got our room changed to get a sea view room and the staff was very cooperative.the buffet breakfast was excellent

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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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BHGPenang, Manager at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang, responded to this reviewResponded October 19, 2012

Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back to Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang.

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

The staff at the reception were very friendly and approachable. In addition, the room was very clean, nice and spacious. This hotel is strategically located. I will certainly stay in this hotel again when back in Penang Georgetown.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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BHGPenang, Manager at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2012

Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor. Your positive ratings of the hotel, our staff and services are most appreciated. It was a pleasure to have been of service to you and we look forward to welcoming you back to Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang.

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Reviewed October 10, 2012

I stayed for 2 nights on 7th September to 9th September 2012, I was here to meet my friends who has an international event hosted in this hotel. It was located at Penang road, few famous Penang food such as Teochew Cendul and Mamak stall is located around this area. Further more significant shopping mall likes 1st Avenue and Pragin mall could reach within 20 minutes walk journey.The best part is we hangout the night at Mois club and it is besides the hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: 25A Farquhar Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in George Town
#10 Luxury Hotel in George Town
Price Range: $49 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang 4*
Number of rooms: 340
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Penang Island’s vibrant capital, the Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang combines contemporary style with an enviable central setting. You can relax in one of 340 tastefully appointed rooms and suites, and host distinguished events in sophisticated boardrooms and an elegant ballroom. The open-air Sky Bar is the perfect place to sip a cocktail as you take in panoramic rooftop views from one of the best nightspots in Penang. The hotel is ideally set for business or leisure. Our extensive meeting and events facilities are complemented by high-tech equipment and free WiFi throughout. The Lobby Lounge serves drinks and snacks by day, while in the evening it’s the place to enjoy live music over crafted cocktails or a chilled glass of wine. Airy Kopitiam serves local specialities. In the rooftop Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant , you can savour an international buffet every evening while enjoying views across Georgetown and the Straits of Malacca. ... more   less 
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