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“Preferred choice in Penang”
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G Hotel Gurney
Ranked #15 of 84 Hotels in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
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11 reviews
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“Preferred choice in Penang”
Reviewed July 21, 2009

As a regular business traveler to Penang I know most of the hotels on the island. G Hotel is my preferred choice if I chose to stay downtown/Guerney Drive. Nice, spacious rooms, well equipped gym, good breakfast, clean and well maintained. Some tourist attractions in walking distance, others not too far by taxi.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled on business
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Singapore
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Reviewed July 18, 2009

I booked the G Hotel after reading the good reviews from TripAdvisor. It is a new modern hotel with an open concept lobby and lounge music blasting from the speakers. Staff are friendly and accomodating. We had the standard room overlooking Gurney Drive and the promenade, very nice view. Location is so-so other than it being near the famous Gurney Food Stalls and the popular Gurnery Plaza (shopping mall), we need a cab whenever we travel to town (min. RM10).

I was a little disappointed with the service. No toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, sewing kit was provided. Instead a notice mentioned that we would have to call the Guest Relations Officer to request for these amenities and when I did the lady on the line asked me to check if the housing keepng maids are on the floor before she decided to get someone to send it!

Other than this, we had a great stay, housekeeping was good. Food at the Chinese Fusion resturant, SOY was excellent and value for money. GREAT gym with state of the art machine and a view overlooking the promenade. The free Wi-Fi is a plus.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
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Croissy-sur-Seine, France
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173 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2009

We stayed at this hotel, looking for a bit of luxury after roughing it somewhat in KL. We weren't disappointed, except for a few things that tarnished the 5* building interior. Shower changer was not working, all toiletries were replaced by 3 moisturisers, when room was made the ironing board was not tidied, and the provision of free wi-fi in each room was not established in 2 days. Otherwise though; breakfast amazing, pool lovely, gym great, location K, price OK, room enormous, bed + linen great, bathroom good. Would recommend with the proviso that it's a long way from downtown Penang.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2009

The hotel is classy and modern looking - from the lobby, rooms to the infinity pool with its black-coloured tiles with red sun tanning beds. The rooms are clean and spacious. The beds are fitted wtih comfortable mattress.

There are many dining options nearby, including the famous Gurney Drive hawker centre and the foodcourt of the Gurney Plaza next door. There is a McDonald's and small restaurants serve breakfast so it is not necessary to have breakfast included with the room.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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Fife Scotland UK
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Reviewed June 22, 2009

Thanks to the advice of a fellow trip adviser we booked an executive room and were not dissappointed. Breakfast was available in the lovely lounge and each evening there was an open bar and a variety of hot meals and snacks for two hours. The room was large and the big bed was in the centre. Internet access in the room was free and if you did not have a laptop with you, there were two computers in the the lounge which could be used at any time. One of the staff in the lounge asked us if we needed anything in our room and we said we had run out of toothpaste. When we returned to our room ten minutes later they had left it for us.Downstairs the open plan modern bar had a happy hour (buy one get one free) which was three hours long. The seating was comfy couches and low tables, very relaxing. We ate one night in the restaurant , it was an Indian night, and it was ok. We did not feel it was authentic Indian cooking but we enjoyed what we had. Right next door to the hotel was a Chillis which we both loved as we are familiar with the menu. The hotel staff were all very pleasant and arranged a chauffeur drive for our return to the airport which was excellent compared to the local taxis! It cost MYR55 for a journey which takes half an hour.For shoppers the good news is that Gurney Plaza is right next door and is a modern shopping mall with all the shops you would expect to find in any city. The staff in in hairdressers at the hotel are lovely and you can sit upright and relax while they massage your head and shampoo at the same time. (Thanks to Daniel and staff.) Perfect hotel for a relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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KL, Malaysia
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2009

We stayed there during Raya last year and we took a 2 bedroom unit. We moved rooms after a day because it was raining heavily and it was leaking into the room (I think we were top floor) onto the carpets in 1 bedroom.

Breakfast was ok - nothing to shout about, didn't try the facilities eg pool (Didn't really look inviting).

Best thing is location and convenience of being able to walk next door to a mall for anything you need. Modern design is refreshing for Penang as most hotels look stuck in the 70s or 80s.

  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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Reviewed June 7, 2009

This is probably the newest hotel along Gurney. The lobby is really spacious with high ceiling. The superior rooms were large with a separated area with a desk for work. There is complimentary internet connection in the rooms. It is also located next to Gurney Plaza, a shopping complex and very close to the hawker food stalls.

It is always a relief that a place matches the pictures on their website. The hotel is still rather new. Do hope they continue the maintain it well in the years to come.

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled on business
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Property: G Hotel Gurney
Address: 168A Persiaran Gurney, George Town, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in George Town
#4 Luxury Hotel in George Town
#6 Family Hotel in George Town
#7 Romantic Hotel in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — G Hotel Gurney 4.5*
Number of rooms: 312
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
G Hotel is your urban thirst quenching oasis, prime for both discerning business and leisure travellers. Grand as it can be, the entrance lobby itself speaks volumes of the exclusivity of what lies within. Furnished with contemporary designs like the iconic Spoon Chair by Kartell, Felt Chair by Capellini and Shell Chair by Hansen, douse your senses with visual elegance and ergonomic comfort aimed at turning even the simplest act of waiting into a unique one. Rich in modern contemporary architecture and opulent interior designs, the 312-room hotel evokes a sense of grandeur, one which is left for you to experience. ... more   less 
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