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Bayview Beach Resort
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Batu Ferringhi
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“Relaxing Stay at Bayview Beach Resort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Pleasant staff, big rooms, comfy beds, nice pool with jacuzzi area. Nice garden area with plenty of sun and shade to enjoy throughout the day whilst on your sunlonger. Reasonably priced drinks (for a 4* hotel) at the poolside bar. All made for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

Make sure you ask about the hotel's courtesy bus to Straits Quay (Guerney Drive) as I didnt see it advertised and didnt find out about it til my last day (mind you the local buses are really cheap anyway - make sure you save up your change as you will need exact money to put in the slots!)

Check out the food stall called 'Slow Rock Cafe' opposite the bus stop between Bayview hotel and Hard Rock hotel; Cheap drinks, rotis and french toast for breakfast; fried noodles and laksa (noodle soup) for evening.

Also Long Beach food court. 15min walk fro the hotel (or few mins on the bus) offered all kinds of cheap, tasty food. Something for everyone, whatever your taste. Just pick a table, go and order your food with whichever vendor and the drinks staff will take your drinks order. You pay individual vendors whenever your food and drink is delivered. You can get a meal & soft drink for as little as 7.50RM (around £1.60)

Room Tip: Get a sea view if you can. It will help minimise road noise that you get with mountain view rooms.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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BayviewBeachResortPg, Area General Manager at Bayview Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Claire862,

Thank you for 4/5 nice review rating of the Bayview Beach Resort and I am glad you enjoyed our spacious rooms, comfy beds, pool and garden with reasonably priced drinks during your recent stay here. There is now a “Light & Easy Happy Hours dining” available daily from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm at our La Veranda restaurant offering a simply TASTY value menu where the pricing are similar if not lower than the illegal outlets opposite the hotel. So please check us out on your next stay here. Indeed, I would endorse the legally operating Long Beach hawkers-centre which offer a wide range of Penang famous street foods & drinks which is a great tourist product for our overseas guests to experience.

We look forward to welcome you back and enjoy our Resort and Penang!
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

When selecting accommodation for our recent holiday in Penang, we were attracted to the Bayview Resort by the style of the pool and its proximity to the beach. To our pleasant surprise, when we got there, we discovered that it offered so much more! First of all, the reservations' team provided us with outstanding service and assistance prior to arrival. During our 7 night stay, we loved every aspect of this Resort. The size and comfort of the beds, the overall cleanliness, the friendly staff, the various facilities on offer, the buffet breakfast ( huge selection of fresh food) and the beautiful garden surrounding the pool, all contributed to our Great holiday. To me it was important that the linen was changed every single day and the pool towels were big and fluffy. i loved the foot massages by the pool and the whole body massages in the garden! The gym, the water sports and the pool provided plenty of fun for my teenaged kids too! The weather was perfect every day ( mid to late january) . We met so many lovely people from around the world and friendships were formed with staff and other holiday makers. i would highly recommend The Bayview Resort to any family, for a great holiday in Penang!
Eva and family from Melbourne Australia

Room Tip: Corner family suite great for couple with children. Huge bed in main bedroom.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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BayviewBeachResortPg, Area General Manager at Bayview Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Dear Eva,

Many thanks and we deeply appreciate your 5/5 excellent review of us on TripAdvisor and I am delighted that we have served you and family well from the start of your booking till the end of your stay with us. I am so glad you all have enjoyed the facilities of the hotel and our services and hospitality.

Thank you for recommending us to others and we look forward to welcoming you and your family back for another great holiday with us on your next visit to Penang, hopefully soon!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

We stayed here for four nights while in Penang. The rooms were nice and clean, with a massive bed and lots of room space. The staff were really friendly - especially the ones that worked in the pool bar and pool swim up bar! The bathroom was a little tired but functional. The pool area was fantasic with more than enough chairs and lounges available by the pool or on the large grassy area. The beach was average (due to dirty water (from drains) and fairly rough sand). The location was great - an easy walk to food and shopping. Only downside was the free wi-fi was very poor but not surprised by this. The breakfast buffet was vast with many options and all good quality. Overall we loved this place and would definitely return if we were back in Batu Feringgi.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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BayviewBeachResortPg, Area General Manager at Bayview Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear DaniH222,

Thank you for your nice review of our large clean rooms with the super-king-size 8’ beds that we are well known for and it had accommodated you comfortably. I am delighted you have enjoyed the mentioned positive aspects of your stay here ranging from our friendly staff service to our breakfast buffet.

I am uncertain that the very slow speed Wi-Fi you encountered was before or after our rectification as currently, we can safely state that we have a stable although not super high speed Wi-Fi connectivity. Nevertheless, we regret the inconvenience of the free Wi-Fi service experienced.

We are so pleased you loved our Resort and will be returning to stay with us again on your next visit to Penang. Thank you so much!
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

This is my second visit to the Bayview Resort Hotel and both times have been fantastic. This hotel is very spacious and the family rooms easily cater for a family of 4-6 (which is quite unheard of)! The main bed is acually the size of 2 double beds - I couldn't even reach my husband, so one (or at a stretch two) children could easily sleep in that bed too (no honeymoon there though ;)), and tthen there are two single beds, but there is also enough room for another roll away bed, with still enough room for a couch and two balconies!

It is located at the end of the 'strip' and takes about 10-15 minutes to walk to the main night markets, (although there are some dotted along the street as you walk), but you can get cheap taxis or trishaws (return trip) if you don't want to walk.

The pool area is nice with a sunken pool bar!!!!!! You can also experience traditional malay massages and reflexology in the outside grounds (highly recommended!!) and there is a tennis court, basketball court, table tennis table and gym to work up a sweat (not that you will need to!!)

There is also a kids club and teens club that is free if you don't want to take the kids site seeing / shopping. You only need to pay for lunch orders and if they play PS2/PS3 or arcade games.

The staff are very friendly and the food is nice, and they have a nice buffet selection for breakfast too, but I would recommend trying out the many and varied restaurants up the strip. Across the road is Enca's Cafe (and they will deliver to the lobby!!) - these guys are really nice and have a large variety of western, italian, indian and local foods. We ate there quite a lot and the food was always really good.

We always look out for special deals and rates which is a regular occurrence, but all in all it is great value for money and we will definitely return with the family!

Room Tip: For a little more privacy from the kids, you can pay a little extra and get a suite which has the sa...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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BayviewBeachResortPg, Edwin Yap, Area General Manager at Bayview Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear KerrylLovesMalaysia,

Thank you for staying with us for the second time and for your excellent review of us. I am glad you and your family had enjoyed your recent stay with us in our spacious family rooms which make us one of the most preferred resorts along the beach for family holidays. You will be pleased to know in terms of great value for money, we are just voted in at the Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice 2013 as the 7th Top Bargain hotels in Malaysia, so check out our specials regularly!

The hotel provides a free one way shuttle every evening for guests who opt for a short ride to the night market. For your information, we will be introducing a Fun Pool, a new family facility linked to purchase of Family room categories, scheduled before May this year so both adults and children can have a splashing time.

There is now a “Light & Easy Happy Hours dining” available daily from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm at our La Veranda restaurant offering a simply TASTY value menu where the pricing are similar if not lower than the illegal outlets such as Enca. So please check us out on that when you return.

It was a pleasure to have served you and your family well and we look forward to welcoming you all back at our Resort and Penang before long!
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

I would love to spend more time at this hotel with my family.We had a lovely 8 nights just swimming and relaxing by the pool or on the grass.It is not super swish but rather like a hotel suitable for quiet folk and families.A real discovery for us as we will be going back for longer next summer.In KL people said 8 nights was too long in Penang...wrong wrong wrong.It is a place I could spend three months in learning about the culture and history of,shopping,eating,having clothes made and of course getting a tan and having fun with my kids.We loved it!To top it off my huband,15 year old boy and 8 year old boy trekked in the jungle for 3 hours and went to a remote beach.Kids,mum and dad had a wonderful time.Thanks to our room maid she was a gem!

Room Tip: Hill view family room fine if high up.We preferred looking at the jungle but most love the seaview.I...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Peachyryan
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BayviewBeachResortPg, Edwin Yap, Area General Manager at Bayview Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear Peachyryan,

Thank you so much for your very excellent review of us. I am delighted that you have enjoyed your stay with us and in Penang so I hope you and your family can stay longer next time to explore more of our fun & fascinating Island-City-Resort : 3 in one experience. We have mentioned about our new Fun Pool which is scheduled to be opened before this May, adding another family facility for parents and kids to have a splashing time. Another gem for you to delight in.

We hope you will catch up with what you have liked from your recent visit and stay for a longer period on your return to Penang and enjoy more. Bayview Beach Resort awaits to welcome your arrival.
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

This hotel is very good.. excellent service.. within 10 mins they are right there for you.. very good rooms.. clean.. very good location.. right on the very popular beach.. night market is just walking distance... I would definitely recommend this... value for money.

Room Tip: Sea facing room
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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BayviewBeachResortPg, Edwin Yap, Area General Manager at Bayview Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear Pushpak-Goa,

Thank you for your nice comments and recommending us to others. I am glad you found us value for money and have enjoyed your recent stay with us. As for value of money, we are just voted in at Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice 2013 as the 7th Top Bargain hotels in Malaysia. So please pass the news for us.

I look forward to welcoming you back again in the not too distant future.
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

We stayed here for a week over New Year. After some of the reviews here I was beginning to regret our choice, but actually we had nothing but praise for the rooms, facilities and staff. Remember this is a holiday hotel, not a top notch business hotel, and rate it like that. It is far better than most similar hotels in, say, Southern Europe.
Friendly check-in, and a pleasant surprise with the room. We had a Superior Hillside, and could not have wanted any more. Huge bed, nice bathroom, fridge and very efficient and quiet air conditioning. Although the room overlooked the road with its frequent bus service, we were not disturbed in any way, even on New Years Eve with the moped riders out in force. The room servicing was exceptionally good, with two visits a day, clean linen, drinking water etc. Reasonable toiletries in the bathroom, and plenty of them. I paid 90RM for a week’s internet access, it was useable but terribly slow. This really needs sorting if they are going to charge what, by local standards is a lot of money. Yes, the décor is, to western eyes, a little dated, but don’t let that put you off your holiday. Another thing we found charming was the huge variety of nationalities and cultures we met in the lift, at breakfast etc. Everyone was without exception really friendly and willing to talk as far as their English would take them.
Really nice breakfast with plenty of variety and slight changes from day to day. A good attempt to cater for the many nationalities here, and good table service kept the place tidy.
We did not spend much time in the hotel grounds, because the weather wasn’t great and there is too much interesting to do on the island! What we did use was tidy, and the towel service fine. Seemed to be a fair bit of early morning ‘sunbed bagging’, but that is the scourge of holiday hotels worldwide.
There is a free one way shuttle to the market/food court (need to book), but hardly worth it, with the traffic it was almost as quick to walk. About 10 minutes to the food court. In fact we didn’t use the hotel to eat in the evening, nor did many others; such was the attraction of the food court and other local restaurants.
Really liked Penang. We used the bus a lot, to Georgetown and on to Penang Hill and the Botanical Gardens, and in the other direction to the Spice Garden and the Butterfly Farm.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Loz97
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BayviewBeachResortPg, Edwin Yap, Area General Manager at Bayview Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Dear Loz97,

In view of your status as a Trip Advisor’s Senior Contributor with 43 reviews & 68 useful votes achieved, your excellent rating and fair comments related to your recent stay is very much appreciated. Indeed we are not a top notched business hotel or a swanky swish resort but a good value 4 stars hotel resort that provide services, facilities and products of good standards. In fact, we were just voted in at the Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice 2013 as the 7th top bargain hotel in Malaysia, yet achieving a 4/5 Trip Advisor review excellent rating.

We are not resting on our laurels as we embark on our progressive renovation of our standard, superior & family rooms this year to offer better standards of accommodation. My team & I look forward to welcoming & pleasing more guests in 2013 & beyond.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused by the slow WIFI connectivity and currently, we can safely state that we have a stable although not super high speed Wi-Fi connectivity. I am pleased that you were happy with the other many mentioned aspects of your stay here.

Penang being a City Resort has it all for a vibrant adventurous holiday or a peaceful chill out breakaway, offering a good choice for those active or passive guests with so many options from eco-activities, bargain shopping, great variety of must-try street foods and simply relaxing by the pools or shaded gardens. We look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends and many more to our lovely Island in the near future.
Thank you for staying with us and your encouragement!
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Property: Bayview Beach Resort
Address: The Bayview Beach Resort Jalan Batu Ferringghi, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Batu Ferringhi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
#5 Spa Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
#7 Romantic Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
#7 Luxury Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
#7 Family Hotel in Batu Ferringhi
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Hotel Class:4 star — Bayview Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 360
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