Our stay at Unit 108 By the Sea in Penang was lovely. Kelvin the property manager was extremely helpful and responsive and was there to welcome us and address any problems we had. This 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit is nicely decorated with a balcony offering a partial beachside view and receives a nice amount of sunshine. A major benefit was having access to a washer and dryer wish was extremely helpful when traveling with little ones. The pool is clean and lovely with a lot of sun to keep it warm. The kiddie pool was one of the best we've seen. The only drawbacks were that the cable television lacked basic channels and required payment to view programs. The kitchen was minimally stocked and it would be helpful to have basics like salt, pepper, sugar, etc. A major lifesaver was how responsive both Kelvin and the owner Siti were in locating my husband's iPhone that he left behind in the taxi we took to the airport when leaving Penang. Kelvin tracked the phone down for us immediately and the owner Siti personally delivered it to our hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Thank you both, we truly appreciated it!! Overall a wonderful place to stay in Penang with the beach just steps away.
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Very well located with its own beach access. Walking distance to all the little restaurants, night market and hawker centres, including the famous Long Beach Cafe. The beach itself has little shacks serving food and drink, but a few steps inland will get you back to the more reasonable strip of bars and cafes. Also walking distance to all the hotels as well but why bother when there is so much choice for food at a fraction of the price?
The apartment itself is lovely, has great sea views, is well equipped with all the mod cons of your own home from home, and is perfect for a family of up to 5 or 6. Step free access from the parking lot and to the very nice swimming pool (when you prefer a sand free splash). We managed to do the kids' laundry and cook some of their food when we were having non-child friendly food. And could relax in our own space once they went to bed. A number of the apartments are owned as holiday homes so the pool never really got busy.
It'll take around 30 mins to get back into town for the historic sights, as well as the Gurney and nasi kandar must eats but is very do-able if you avoid rush hour. The hop-on/off bus tours passes by the apartment as well. Owners Othman and Siti, as well as managers Susie and Alex were always on hand(phone) for pointers where needed. Would highly recommend it as a great alternative to being trapped in hotels, and at a much lower price per head.
Thanks again all!