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Holiday Inn Resort Penang
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Batu Ferringhi
Certificate of Excellence
Adelaide, Australia
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“Great Hotel.”
Reviewed May 19, 2012

Stayed here a few years ago with my family and it was lovely. I especially liked the two towers/wings that were connected by the little walkway over the road. Staff were friendly and great, and we even had a free cocktail night twice while we were there. The room had a lovely view of the ocean, and had breathtaking views. The pool was great, as was the beach that was only a few steps away. Highly recommend getting a massage on the beach just out the front of the hotel (in a little hut) very relaxing! :)

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

We stayed in the hillside wing of this hotel and it had recently been refurbished to the highest standard. The room was bright and well appointed with a lovely view of the ocean. The bed linen and pillows were also excellent quality and the bed ,although very firm,was comfortable and gave us a good night's sleep Staff at this hotel were very friendly and very efficient. Five minutes after I reported a faulty shaver power point a maintenance man arrived and replaced it. Staff in the breakfast area were exceptional,and could not do enough for us,especially the dining area supervisor,Won Asme a thorough gentleman and gracious host. A minor inconvenience was the need to cross the road to the beach side wing for breakfast and to access the swimming pool. The location of the swimming pool next to the dining area and hotel lobby seemed to be a little too public and possibly had limited use by guests because of its position. The hotel is very well located in Batu Feringhi ,close to restaurants and shops and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. I would also highly recommend this hotel as the service and facilities were superb.

Room Tip: Higher level rooms in the hillside wing have the best views.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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johannesbug
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

It was a clean and comfortable hotel for a family. A neat simple bathroom and a spacious room with two double beds. we took the seaview which has a lovely view(which i recommend) as the garden view is on the opposite side of the road. The hotel has a good location as the night comes alive with stalls on the road side. The breakfast menu was average, but service was disappointing. The beach was clean and quiet as we were there midweek. The pool was lovely, my boys had a good time at the poolside.Overall, a neat, clean comfortable place to stay but dont expect extraordinary service.

Room Tip: take the sea facing rooms.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Shenzhen, China
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

This hotel was great for my wife and two toddlers. The have a good sized pool as well as a small kid's pool. We didn't really swim at the beach because of the Para-sailing business that takes up most of the beach during the day. It seemed to be the same at most beach areas in Batu Ferringhi. Our taxi from the airport was 103.5 RM because our flight arrived after midnight. Exchange money across the road from the hotel, you get a much better rate. The night market is really fun to walk through and there is a little street food vendor directly across the road who sells cheap Deluxe cheeseburgers (4 RM). We took the bus to Georgetown and the National Park, most drivers were considerably more money that we paid for the bus fare and there are stops right beside the hotel. Breakfast was pretty standard and there are many restaurants that offer breakfasts with "Real Bacon" but we were satisfied with the eggs/pancakes bar and buffet. Wifi was readily available but annoying, they change the username and password everyday. The connection was good for the most part.

Room Tip: Don't go for the "Beach View" all you'll see is the pool and trees. If you want a...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 11, 2012

I will describe this as a good beach side hotel rather than a resort. I stayed in the beach wing with the offer of sea view. There was not much of a sea view because of the tall tress between the hotel and the beach. Good swimming pool. Noise from a nearby bar can be annoying at night. I assume that this is more of a problem in the beach wing. If you want quite night, you may want to ask for a room away from the bar. Good breakfast. Indian food was very disappointing. There are some good restaurants near by. As you come out from the beachwing reception, turn left towards Shangri La, you have a few good restaurants. Jewel of the North is nearby and I will recommend without any hesitation if you are looking for Indian food.

Overall, good size rooms, ok customer service, good swimming pool, beach just outside, good value for money if you get a good deal.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Bicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed May 11, 2012

Good size sea view room which was very comfortable with a choice of pillows. Unfortunately the noise from the disco could be heard until 1am. The room and bathroom were clean and well maintained with all the usual toiletries. I felt the breakfast was rather poor and after waiting in line for 20 minutes to get an egg I gave up and opted for a continental breakfast. The swimming pool is lovely and there are plenty of beds around the pool and facing the beach. I think the reviews written by other travellers are pretty accurate and there is no need for me to repeat what they write.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

Stay in Holiday Inn Penang, Beach Wing with Beach View on May 5 - 8th 2012. I took the family room at 4th Floor, come with 2 double beds. The room is big and spacious, comfortable beds, abundant toiletries. The bathroom is ok with good hot water shower. Location wise is strategic, in the third quarter of the night market. Btw, now the night market is everyday. Pool is big with various depth to cater kids. Beach is just a few steps from pools. There's a kids clubs with daily programs. Some travelers recommends not to take breakfast, so i don't take it. But during our stays i ordered Nasi Goreng (Fried Rice) and Spaghetti; it's a good choice. My wife and kids like it very much, i recommend to try it.
Some incident: the floor in front of bathroom always wet, looks like related with aircon fan speed. Toilet flush not working on 2nd day, complain to housekeeping and then it's ok. On the weekend i can hear the music from discotheque at night to early morning, so if you're sensitive it might disturb your sleep.
Overall, it's a good stay with good price so i recommend to stay here.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Holiday Inn Resort Penang
Address: 72 Batu Ferringhi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Batu Ferringhi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
#4 Business Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
#4 Romantic Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
#6 Family Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Resort Penang 4*
Number of rooms: 358
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Holiday Inn Resort Penang, together with its excellent location in the heart of famous Batu Ferringhi makes it easily accessible to the Night Market, shops and restaurants. The resort is situated right on the beach, split into two buildings- the Beach Wing, located at the beachside, or Ferringhi Tower, located directly across the road to the beach. The Ferringhi Tower commands spectacular views of both the hills and sea front and is linked by an overhead covered walkway. 358 spacious rooms with a great combination of Family Studios and Kidsuites, the resort is perfect for families and couples looking for a retreat. To also make your every moment of your stay an absolute delight, we make every dining experience special in its own way. As the only hotel offering speciality Northern Indian cuisine, it will be feast that will leave you with 'spicy' memories. At the Holiday Inn Resort Penang, you will discover an exotic way to truly enjoy your vacation and cherish every minute of it. Right from the warmth of the people, the quaint sights & sounds of the island's rich cultural heritage and the rejuvenating hospitality of Holiday Inn Resort Penang. ... more   less 
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