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Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang
Ranked #26 of 87 Hotels in George Town
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Just in minutes walking to entire area of old buildings in world heritage city Georgetown, Penang. With 4 stars hotel provided by cafe, kopi tiam, restaurant and other amenities such as swimming pool, fitness, wifi and others.

Room Tip: Choose to bay view side
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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BHGPenang, Manager at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2013

Dear Hendraoe

Thank you for posting your positive comments of the hotel on TripAdvisor. 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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Lawrence Perera
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

stayed 5 nights enjoyed the overall quality of hotel good breakfast cleaning staff spent more time chatting to each other than working maybe that is why they have 3 cleaners to one room and still had to come back twice as they had no clean towels with them

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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BHGPenang, Manager at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

Dear carbrookman

Thank you for staying with us and for posting your review on TripAdvisor. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable stay here and that our breakfast is to your liking. We appreciate you highlighting to us on the cleaning staff that spent more time chatting than working. Our Executive Housekeeper has been informed on this matter and necessary action will be taken to ensure that consistent and caring services are always provided by the staff. Once again, thank you and we certainly look forward to welcoming you back to Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang.

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Lawrence Perera
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

When we first arrived at the hotel, the spaces, attractive reception is very welcoming. Staff were friendly and we arrived at the room promptly. The room was clean and a good size. The bathroom was well presented with complimentary toiletries. Overall this hotel offers a good location, helpful and friendly staff and a nice dining area for breakfast and a good WiFi connection. I did not eat there but they do have a 360 degree rotating restaurant. May be next time!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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BHGPenang, Manager at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Dear Kenny F

Thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor. I’m pleased that you enjoyed your stay here. 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 March 28, 2013 via mobile

Just like the description via the title. It's an old hotel which is okay to stay but nothing fancy. Breakfast is so so. Location is good. We rented a car when we were there so it was not much of a prob with transport.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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BHGPenang, Manager at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2013

Dear Alfred Puah

Thank you for your feedback on TripAdvisor. Your positive ratings of the hotel’s location is very much 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 March 27, 2013

The location of the hotel is good whereby it's in center of Georgetown and it's nearby to tourist spots. The hotel seem to be tied to several travel agency where the tourist will come in bus loads and stock them up in this hotel. The quality of service drops as they don't have enough manpower to cater for a large crowd.

The parking of the hotel is behind the building. It's a bit of a sharp turn to get in. Walking from the parking spot to the hotel elevator is a bit scary. More lighting and perhaps security personnel would be better.

The rooms are OK, clean but could be better. The walls are so thin and I could hear very well my neighbours chatting even at a low tone. TV channels are pathetic. Calls to receptionist may take a while before they answer. Internet speed isn't consistant.

Buffet is not up to par and they serve some local dishes and toast/croissant. Nothing special here.

Swimming pool is small but was OK. But I can't figure out why they have 3.5 meter depth at the other end of the pool. Most of the people especially kids are crowding the shallow area.

Service wise was good and fast. Maintenance guy came up within 10 minutes to fix my clogged sink.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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BHGPenang, Manager at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2013

Dear Ganee

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor and for your positive comments on our location. I have taken note of your comments at the car park and I will look into further improving the lightings and increase the security patrol in the area.

I appreciate the constructive feedback on our rooms and services provided. I am sorry the total of 12 TV channels provided was not to your liking and the internet service speed may be due to numerous guests’ usage and demand at certain times.

Last but not least, thank you for your kind comments on the positive service you received from my staff.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang.

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Lawrence Perera
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

My room was very clean Furniture was new too. Room service was extremely fast. We loved it.. Food was good. This hotel is very near to Little India and China Town.. For Dinner we took Beca ride to Little India to have our Dinner. My son loved the Beca Ride. But there was no Beach.. 2nd day we took a drive to Batu Feringi dan we enjoyed water sport activities Bayview Resort Batu Feringgi.We were allowed to entry bcox same hotel.. ...Pool was clean but small .. My son loved the pool too.

Room Tip: seaview room .higher floor
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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BHGPenang, Manager at Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2013

Dear Vijeyini K

Thank you very much for posting your review on TripAdvisor. We're very pleased to hear that we were able to provide you with an enjoyable stay and that our services lived up to your expectations. It was a pleasure to have been of service to you and we look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang soon.

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Reviewed March 26, 2013

The hotel is centrally located with some of the attractions like Little India, Penang Museum at a stone's throw away. We were fortunate to get a surprise upgrade in the hotel with a bay-facing room. The room was quite spacious & well maintained, but pest control needs improvement. We observed small (harmless) insects in the bathroom. The breakfast was multicuisine and one of the best we've seen. The view from the hotel room was quite scenic. The hotel staff was quite supportive (albeit a bit slow to respond) throughout our stay, except for the last day, when we were not provided any water bottles in the room when asked for. The pool was nice

Room Tip: Ask for a higher floor & probably bay-facing to get some good views of Penang.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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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:
#10 Spa Hotel in George Town
#15 Luxury Hotel in George Town
Price Range: $49 - $83 (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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