Not having been to Penang before, I was not really sure what to expect from this hotel but our experience was excellent. It's approximately 1 - 1 1/2 hours away from the airport and approximately 45 minutes away from the ferry port.
The reception area was quiet when we arrived so check in was fast and efficient, something we have found lacking in other hotels.
Our room was much better than we were expecting; it was a lovely size, very freshly decorated and comfortable, the bathroom was a great size and the shower was excellent, as was the balcony which had a sunken bath and day bed on it. We chose a sea view room and although you can only just see the see through the tress, the view was very pleasant - we also had a window that was the width of the room. We particularly liked the fact that we didn't get woken up by housekeeping; there's a switch outside the room that you turn on when you want your room cleaned.
Despite being situated on quite a busy road, the resort is very quiet and peaceful, we didn't once hear any noise from the street or any other guests.
The grounds of the resort are lovely - it has a colonial feel and again is very peaceful. The hotel is right on the beach and although there are quite a lot of jet skis etc on the beach it didn't affect our stay.
We ate at the Bungalow restaurant both nights we stayed there as we found the food so good. Although, there is not an extensive choice of food, there is a dish for everyone and the food itself is excellent. The breakfast was also great, there was a good choice of food on offer and again was very tasty.
The staff at the hotel provide excellent customer service, we found them to be very helpful and friendly.
We would definitely stay here again should we return to Penang.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tucked away in an idyllic spot along Penang's coastline, Lone Pine is Batu Ferringhi's only luxury boutique hotel. Renewed and rejuvenated after a lovingly undertaken restoration, Penang's favourite beachside boutique resort reopened its doors refreshed in design and facilities, but still infused with the same colonial spirit and idyllic charm that has made it one of Penang's legendary hotels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lone Pine Batu Ferringhi
- Hotel Lone Pine
- Lone Pine Hotel Penang/Batu Ferringhi