Stayed here for 9 nights as part of a Singapore/Malaysia trip, accompanied by our 10 year old son. Too long with not enough to do for everyone, especially him. Better suited to Honeymooners/couples or families with smaller children who will be happy with the excellent paddling pools.
Room ok but no better than hundreds of others we have stayed in. Had intermittant difficulties with the tv which were attended to promptly.
Location is sandwiched between the beach and busy
Main road, itself lined with cheap open air cafés/restaurants and novelty shops/stalls. The night market adds to the commotion and personally there did not appear to be anything displayed beyond cheap t shirts and fake designer bags/watches etc. Not a genuine crafts market.
In house menus quite varied but theme nights, especially Tepenyaki, not discernibly different from any normal buffet.
Service charges slightly annoying at 10% on absolutely everything, even in the bar. For a 9-day stay that amounts to a very tidy sum, with no discretion to reward individuals for their efforts to make your stay enjoyable.
Attractions beyond the hotel can be covered in 2 to 3 days max so unless you want to dose by the pool would not recommend an extended stay.
Overall, definitely not an "exclusive" hotel and nothing to differentiate it from many others. We made the mistake in booking it given our accompanying son
so the over-riding message is be careful to judge how you want to spend your valuable vacation time. A location for couples who are just wanting to relax but expensive for what you get.
- 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:
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