This is our third trip to Penang, but we have not been here since we had kids. My wife and I have now returned with our 15 & 12 years sons. We chose the Hard Rock Hotel, Penang, as it sounded like a fun place to stay and although perhaps a little bit further out, it was reasonably priced.
Well were currently here, loving every minute of it. So much so that I thought I'd write a review right now before I left.
From the moment you step foot into the Hotel you are hit with a rockin' fun music vide. A welcome drink upon reception to cool you off and then off to your very cool hotel room. We arranged for adjoining sea side rooms and unlike other Hotels we have stayed in, we got everything we requested without a hitch. The rooms are modern, fresh and clean. You have free Wi-Fi and the latest electronic TV / DVD / lighting.
The facilities are great with planned activities for young and old all throughout the day. The enormous pool with water slides is, as far as my sons are concerned, the best feature. The breakfasts are everything you'd expect from a top quality hotel and other than in your room you have rock & roll music playing everywhere you go, Now I have seen other reviews complaining about the loud rock music, but I can tell you they are whingers. This is the Hard Rock Hotel for Pete's sake. The music in public areas is great and not loud at all.
As for this Hotel being too far out of things, we'll we haven’t found this an issue. There is a great convenience store and bus stop straight out front. Catch the 101 (modern buses) down to the night markets for RM 1.40, (or 10 - 15 minute walk) or go on the bus for department store shopping in George Town for RM 2.70. This location is just great, if you use your head and research options on getting around.
The most amazing thing is that the Hotel is rather quiet. It seems like mainly people in the know are staying here. The weather has been warm days and pleasant nights with virtually no rain. So don't be put off by the fact Malaysia is in Monsoon season as Penang is in the north.
I only have another day here, but we will definitely be back and I'll probably kick myself for giving away one of the best January Holiday spots going. Thanks very much Hard Rock Penang and have a rockin' day.
- 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