Saturday, December 14, 2013

Hotel Review - Holiday Inn Resort Penang

If you are looking for a comfortable resort to stay while in Penang and have some extra few bucks to spend on, do consider Holiday Inn Resort Penang. Located along the coastal beach of Batu Ferringhi, Holiday Inn Resort Penang is the perfect choice for your sun-soaked vacation.

Holiday Inn Resort Penang's reception lobby which is on the Beach Wing

It was during the Deepavali holiday that my family decided to visit the Pearl of the Orient for the umpteenth times. However, instead of gallivanting around the heritage zone looking for street foods (which we still did), this time around, we wanted to explore the beach areas of Batu Ferringhi.

Lobby which is also a karaoke lounge at night

I myself have stayed in Holiday Inn Resort Penang in July 2013 this year when I was still attached to my previous company and have came to know that the room itself is spacious and comfortable for my family of 4 adults and 1 child. Hence, I suggested to them this resort.

2 double beds room with hill view

We booked a 2 double beds room with hill view which cost about RM 370. Well, they marketed it as double beds but actually, the best description would be bigger than single bed, slightly smaller than double bed. Anyhow, still comfortable for 2 persons to share one.

View from our room

The second building, Ferringhi Tower

I find the room rather relaxing, with earth brown and maroon colour palettes being dominant. All sort of basic amenities you come to expect from a 4 star hotel is there. From television to iron, electric kettle to hairdryer, nothing is amiss. Wifi reception in the room itself was strong.

Room interior


There are many activities for you to do in the hotel itself if you don't feel like going out. The beach is just few steps away with many outdoor sports for you to try on such as banana boat ride, jet ski and so on. There is a large swimming pool for those who find the beach a bit dirty (not that it is) and a table tennis if water is not your friend. Other facilities include gym, lounge, and so on.

Swimming pool

Chairs to laze around and relax

Table tennis

In-house Terrace Cafe provides good selection of Asian and Western cuisines for breakfast. During my first stay, I had my lunch there and the foods served were scrumptious. While I can't say for sure how much dining in the cafe costs, I do think it quite worth it as it is buffet style.

Terrace Cafe

Overall, we definitely had a good night rest in Holiday Inn Resort Penang. It may not really my style to lavish on accommodations, I won't brush off the idea of staying again if I can find someone to sponsor it.

Sharing is caring. A word of advice and a piece of information.

Holiday Inn Resort Penang is located at 72, Batu Ferringhi, Penang. Room rates are dependent on seasons and their rooms run out rather fast during peak seasons. Visit their website for more information.

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