My girlfriend and I recently stayed 3 nights on a short girls trip. We got a great deal on a pool access room with Club Access so didn't even consider any of the other hotels in the Batu Ferranghi area. And we were very happy with our choice! The pool access room was fantastic - we were to one side of the resort away from the kids pool and a short paddle to the swim-up pool bar which was perfect for us. The way the resort is set up is great - I thought we would really notice all the kids and families, but the children's pool area is quite separate and we didn't really notice them at all. The pool area itself is huge so we always seemed to have an area to ourselves.
Access to the club for us really made the trip. It made breakfast tolerable by avoiding the huge buffet downstairs (you get a choice, but we only ate downstairs once as it was like a zoo down there). The staff in the club were fantastic and always welcomed us with a smile. Cocktails, beer, wine, spirits and nibbles were included each night from 6-7pm, and seeing as alcohol is pretty expensive in Penang it was excellent value. Plus watching the sunset from the top floor of the resort drinking cocktails and laughing at all the para-sailers crash landing was a highlight!!
Yes the rooms are smallish, but they are really comfortable. The shower was awesome, and the DVD player was a good touch (we had a quiet night in watching some of the cheap DVD's we bought at the night markets). The resort is a good 15 minute walk into the main part of Batu Ferranghi, but with all the yummy food to sample it was good to walk it off each day! For those not wanting to walk, there is a bus stop right in front of the hotel, and only about $1 per trip.
I would definitely stay here again. The Hard Rock has the best pool in Batu Ferranghi, and a beautiful setting right on the beach. Make sure you walk down to Long Beach cafe and sample the hawker food at night - tasty and cheap!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the famous Batu Ferringhi Beach in Penang, Hard Rock Hotel Penang is a trendy hotel that sets itself apart from the conventional beach resort; blending rich music culture, contemporary design, and family friendly facilities. The 6-storey hotel boasts 250 rockin' rooms and suites, most of which feature beach frontage. The modern structure is completed with tastefully furnished bedrooms such as sensual guest bathrooms, Sleep Like a Rock(R) signature bed and modern in-room amenities. All rooms are fully equipped with DVD/CD players, 50-inch LCD TVs, BOSE Sound Systems, complimentary Wi-Fi and wired connectivity and an interactive IPTV system with free HD Blockbuster movies on demand. At the Hard Rock Hotel Penang, we serve rockin' food that is suitable for everyone; authentic American cuisine at the world famous Hard Rock Cafe, delicious Italian food at the Pizzeria and Asian and International cuisine at The Starz Diner. Hard Rock Hotel Penang features the largest free-form pool in Northern Malaysian. With a large play area, the pool is a hit with children. We provide facilities for everyone and plethora of fun activities and entertainment all day. Modern, non-traditional design and cutting-edge technology permeates Hard Rock's extensive indoor/outdoor meeting and event space. Anything from intimate private meetings in Penang to spectacular banquets that seats up to 300 guests, Hard Rock Hotel Penang provides extreme Rock Star service to ensure you a rockin' event success. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hard Rock Hotel Penang Batu Ferringhi