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Holiday Inn Resort Penang
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Batu Ferringhi
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 4, 2013

We stayed in the tower and thought the room was excellent. It was very spacious with a bath and excellent shower. We had a view over the sea too which was a bonus.

The pool is a little small for the size of the hotel but it is deep and was never busy. There were ample sun beds although they varied in quality.

We enjoyed happy hour sitting around the pool when drinks were 20 per cent cheaper and the breakfast was good, although it did get crowded at certain times.

The hotel is well located for the wonderful night market and we particularly enjoyed eating in the nearer of the two hawker bars. Probably the best Indian food we have ever tasted, freshly cooked, very hot and less than a fiver between us! The drinks service was excellent too.

We loved Georgetown taking the hotel shuttle (free) there and a taxi back. The city is a wonderful fusion of Indian, Chinese, Arab, colonial and Malay life. Lots of fascinating places of worship and amazing architecture. We spent a brilliant day there.

We were blessed with great weather too. It is supposed to be very wet in Penang in October but we only had one sharp shower.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Donald M, Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Penang, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2013

Dear saraWiltshire,

Thank you very much for your positive comments. We were happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and great to see you enjoy happy hour in our Hari's Bar. Looking forward to welcome you back in Penang. Please contact me personally and I will take care of your booking.

Sincerely,

Donald Morris
Executive Assistant Manager

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Reviewed November 3, 2013

We travelled from jb for 2nites stay.just checked in on 4th nov-fast check in attended by anis.she was kind n very informative.my request for higher floor was obliged courteously.we will given room 418-overseeing the pool n the ocean.room was clean and warm welcoming.concierge guys were helpful.we are 4pax,requested for addition towel-amazing it was delivered with less than 10min.a good start.will update more of our experience tomorrow

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Donald M, Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Penang, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2013

Dear Mageswary S,

Thank you for writing about us on Trip Advisor. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your holiday with us.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Thank you again for sharing your stay experience and we are looking forward to your update about your experience.

Best regards,

Donald Morris,
Executive Assistant Manager

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Reviewed November 2, 2013

We haven't visited Malaysia for two years but decided to spend our 27th Wedding Anniversary here. It's our 6th visit to the Hotel and we were welcomed like long lost family by all the Staff we have made friends with on previous visits and by new Staff who will go that extra mile to assist you! Our favourite room 1431 was reserved for us prior to arrival and we had some beautiful surprises from the Manager and Staff waiting in our room! The room upgrades are fabulous, bathroom essentials of a higher quality and electrical items updated.

My main reason for this early review, we only arrived last night, is to thank the Hotel for their fantastic welcome and the Balloons, Cake, Chocolates, Fruit Platter and Stemmed Roses in our room! What a fabulous start to our holiday!

Room Tip: We like a room in the Ferringhi Tower as the higher floors have balconies.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kernig
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Donald M, Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Penang, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2013

Dear Kernig,

Warmest greetings from Holiday Inn Resort Penang.

Many thanks for your valuable feedback that has been posted on Trip Advisor.

I am pleased that we were able to provide you with a memorable experience and we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We are definitely looking forward to your upcoming visit and we assure you that you will again be mesmerized by products and services we offer.

Sincerely,
Donald Morris
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Stayed two nights. Nice clean hotel and bedrooms nicely decorated. Only down fall staff can not understand English so a struggle if trying to ask about sightseeing places :-( ...

As you walk in reception you see a fantastic view of the lovely sea.

The shopping and markets are at the foot steps of hotel,great to have a wonder and if looking to make a purchase be prepared to haggle. Also there is a bus stop right outside the hotel which takes you to George Town for less than 3 ringgits and a taxi ride would be about 50 ringgits. The buses are cool and clean and run regularly.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Had 2 nights in Penang. 12 months ago we stayed in the highly recommend 'Lone Pine' which is amazing. This time we decided to try something different and something cheaper.
We were not disappointed. We had a Sea View room in the Beach Wing. Great view and a comfortable room that was clean and tidy with complimentary bottles of water.
Breakfast was great. We arrived at 8:00am and the staff were happy for us to have breakfast upon arrival due to us not being able to have our breakfast on our last day because of an early morning flight to KL.
We also have friends planning a trip in a few weeks and the the staff were happy to show us different rooms in both the Beach Wing and the Feringgi Tower across the road. The Feringgi tower have bigger rooms with great views of Batu Feringgi, but we were much happier with a lower floor in the Beach Wing with Ocean views as it much closer to the pool, beach and bar. The family rooms are great and will comfortably hold a family of 5. It really comes down to personal choice.
The night markets are right out the front of the hotel and kick off from around 6pm It's a 40 Ringget taxi ride to George Town and around 70-90 Ringget to the airport depending on the time of morning/day/evening.
It may not be as 'flash' as the Lone Pine', but the Holiday Inn is a lot cheaper, it's got a deeper pool, the staff are just as friendly and it's on the exact same stretch of beach.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Donald M, Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Penang, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Dear TeamFree,

Warmest greeting from Holiday Inn Resort Penang.

Thank you for your wonderful review regarding your recent stay with us.
It’s a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed a memorable stay with us and I am happy to know that you enjoyed our guest room as well as our buffet breakfast. I will definitely share this with the entire team, who will feel much appreciated that they provided a memorable stay for you.

Thank you again and on behalf of the team, we certainly look forward to welcoming you back to this beautiful island in the near future.

With best regards,
Donald Morris
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

we stayed here for a week in October in a room with a balcony, lovely sea and town view. Spacious and clean room, nicely decorated. Staff were very good, friendly and helpful. Lovely to be so close to the beach, although a bit small.
Bathroom was shabby I parts, leaking toilet and no water to flush the toilet +- 3 times during our stay. Breakfast are delicious. Enjoyed the pool and bar.
Good location. On bus route. Hotel transport not ideal, since you have to book a day in advance. Great value.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

We stayed here for a night in sept.booked a room with 3 double beds.room was ok but it was facing the road.checkin was very fast.limited parking if you're staying on the main block.swimming pool was rather small and dirty.staffs were friendly.buffet breakfast was not great.we spent time in the pool,walking by the beach with the kids.overall we had fun...

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank vaneetha
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Donald M, Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Penang, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2013

Dear Vaneetha,

We are glad to note that you and your partner had a comfortable stay with us and you particularly enjoyed the Hotel location and our service.

Your valuable feedback and it will motivate us for doing even better.

Thank you for sharing your comment and we look forward to serving you again in future.

Please let me know if you need any further assistance.

Thank you and have a nice day!

Sincerely,
Donald Morris,
Executive Assistant Manager

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Additional Information about 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:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
#3 Luxury Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
#4 Romantic Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
#4 Business Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
#6 Family Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
Price Range: $65 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Holiday Inn Penang
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