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Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

This is our 5th Penang visit since our honeymoon 30yrs ago, we’ve stayed at this Hotel on 3 occasions, which speaks for itself. Ideal location in Batu Ferringhi & the amenities here are excellent. We styed in the Tower with a balcony last time & this year we’re on the top floor of the main building, with a very spacious balcony!
Staff are always jolly & very polite and in our experience, this Hotel will always be our first choice

Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank mafzalkhan
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CameronS1728, Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Penang, responded to this reviewResponded September 12, 2018

Dear mafzalkhan,

Delighted to read your wonderful review of your recent stay with us here at Holiday Inn Resort Penang and thank you for your kind words and recognition of our team members.

I hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back again to Penang for your 4th visit to our hotel.

Kind regards,

Cameron Smith
Executive Assistant Manager

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Reviewed September 11, 2018

Stayed here for 3 nights with family, while on a business meeting trip. the first night I was staying in Ferringhi Tower which has the nicer newly refurbished rooms. The next 2 nights was at the Beach Wing, which is very near to the restaurant and pool and beach. Room wise, I really like the Ferringhi tower. the beach wing rooms had the old kind of smell - aware that this is an old hotel which needs refurbishment. nonetheless, the breakfast is good, my girls enjoyed the PlayLab in Ferringhi tower and the beach. barely wanna leave the hotel! Meeting room in basement has very good sound system and staff is very helpful.

  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled with family
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2  Thank HsienHui C
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CameronS1728, Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Penang, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Dear HsienHui C ,

Great to read your comments on your recent stay with us here at Holiday inn Resort Penang and that you were able to both enjoy a family vacation whilst also having a meeting at the hotel.

We hope to welcome you back again to Penang in the future.

With kind regards,

Cameron Smith
Executive Assistant Manager

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Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

The resort are not flawless but it acceptable. It's great value comparing to others well known resort along Batu Ferringhi. Had a room at tower block, comfortably sleep 2 adults and 2 kids. Family oriented resorts with facilities for kids like the Playlab, table games which is all complimentary. And kids eat for free when adult order one main course and the portions are generous too . The kids enjoyed themselves very much here. Definitely will be back if coming back to Batu Ferringhi. Keep it up Holidays Inn Penang.

Stayed: September 2018, travelled with family
Thank sebastianchansw
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CameronS1728, Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Penang, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Dear sebastianchansw,

Thank you for taking the time share your positive feedback on your recent stay with us here at Holiday inn Resort Penang and I was pleased to read that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us here.

As a family friendly hotel its great that your kids also had a great time and that you took advantage of our Kids Eat Free program.

I hope to welcome you back again to Penang in the future.

Kind regards,

Cameron Smith
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Reviewed September 6, 2018

Stayed for 3 nights at the hotel as a couple.
The hotel is a beach facing property, stabile for both family travelers (with and without kids). The hotel has great pool and adjoining bar where in you can relax, sip a drink on sun beds facing the pool or facing the beach.
The hotel has a lot of options for entertainment (Ping pong table, play station/ xbox, pool table, air hockey table) further they have a soft play area for kids.
The hotel has 2 wings one facing the beach and one across the road which is a tower. We were staying in the tower facing the sea on the 10th floor. We had an amazing view of the sea, and the night market from the room. The hotel has a shuttle service at 10 am from hotel to Georgetown and back at 6 p.m.
The breakfast spread had many options and the staff as very attentive. We had an amazing in room dining (Indian Tiffin- which had 3 options veg, chicken and mutton). It was one of the best meals I had in the entire trip kudos to the chef.
The staff is very helpful, I had forgotten a print my tickets, which they obliged without wasting much time. The check-in and check-out was smooth. You need to keep RM 100 per day deposit at the time of check-in, the same can be kept by way of cash or earmarking your credit card.

Con:-
The hotel is located far from the airport and bus terminal.

Room Tip: if staying in ower take higewr floors with sea view.
  • Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank riteshchopra29
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Cameron S, Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Penang, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Dear riteshchopra29,

Its great to read your extensive review on your recent stay with us here at Holiday Inn Resort Penang and thank you for highlighting so many of the hotels facilities and the delicious food prepared by our 2 specialty Indian chefs who will be commended accordingly.

I hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back again to Penang in the future.

Kind regards,

Cameron Smith
Executive Assistant Manager

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Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Holiday Inn Penang is located at a very strategic location. There is a long stretch of night market leading to the hotel entrance. Those days these market were mainly managed by the local traders but during my visit now, i noticed many stalls very managed by foreigners. However, it is still a bargaining place for you to purchase goods. Aside to the night markets, there are many restaurants and hawker food located nearby to the hotel. If you are in Penang, don't miss the authentic Penang food such as char keow teow, asam laksa, mamk mee goreng, cendol penang, naai kandar, roti canai, banana leaf indian food, curry mee, hokian mee, loh mee, nasi kandar and many more. However if you are staying in this hotel and if you have included the buffet breakfast, you will be able to try some of the food that i have mentioned above as they serve international breakfast.

Holiday Inn has 2 building. We stayed at the old building. There is another building caĺled the Ferringhi Tower. However, i still love to stay at the old building as they have all the facilities located at the old building. Just sit at the Hari's bar, order your drink and see the sun setting, an amazing scenery that you should not miss.

Stayed: August 2018, travelled with family
Thank Chasah R
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Cameron S, Manager at Holiday Inn Resort Penang, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Dear Chasah R,

Thank you for taking the time share your extensive review of both our hotel and the local area.

As you mentioned the hotel has two buildings and in the Ferringhi Tower we also have the Deli, Gym, Playlab and Resort Center for our guests further enjoyment.

I hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back again in the future.

Kind regards,

Cameron Smith
Executive Assistant Manager

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