It might be a challenge to strike a balance between finding a hotel with spacious room that comes with decent rate. While doing my research on a hotel that meets my criteria, I eventually decided on the Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences in Georgetown, Penang.
Nestled in the heart of Gurney Drive and near to major shopping centres in the likes of Gurney Paragon and Gurney Plaza, The Gurney Resort Hotel provides every visitor with an entirely different experience of accommodating in hotel rooms that may come with sea views.
The first impression that The Gurney Resort Hotel gave me was the expansive lobby. There were ample and comfortable resting points in the lobby area.
I was welcomed with warm hospitality by the hotel staff and The Gurney Resort Hotel thoughtfully arranged for me to stay at the top level with beautiful sea views.
Two Bedroom Suite
Before I checked into my Studio Suite, I was given a tour of the hotel’s Two Bedroom Suite which comes in a whopping size of 950 sq. ft.! If you are traveling as a family, the space factor would be well-taken care of. A large living room with a sofa bed that comes with kitchenette make a good fit to spend quality time as a family.
There are 2 bedrooms that consist of twin beds.
And a queen-sized bed.
You would not be blamed for spending too much time in the bathroom with such a breath-taking view of the sea.
Not to be outdone by the two bedroom suite, the Deluxe Suite boasts a size of 515 sq. ft. with a hollywood twin bed that can easily accommodate 2 adults and 1 child. The living room contains the essential facilities that made my stay ever more comfortable. A plus point of my experience in the Deluxe Suite was the strength of the air-conditioning. It was strong and quiet, providing me with the much needed cooling environment after much walking during the day.
Free Wi-Fi was provided during my stay which was an essential life-saver. The hollywood twin bed occupies the centre of the room.
The deluxe room may looked dated but it exuded a calm and relaxed resort vibe. I loved this glass panel from the bathroom that made me felt connected to the hotel room.
A lovely view of the sea from my Deluxe Suite.
The Gurney Resort hotel boasts a wide range of facilities for guests to indulge in. Infinity pool is the theme that every hotel cannot do without. Needless to say, you can also find it in the hotel. Take a dip in the pool overlooking the picturesque neighbourhood of Gurney Drive.
The outdoor swimming pool with sliding feature seeks to keep your little ones entertained.
Hop over to have a game at the soccer table, billiard pool, table tennis and arcade!
An outdoor volleyball court.
Gym facilities are in place as well.
The Coffee House of The Gurney Resort Hotel also serves a wide array of international, fusion, and local flavors, including a la carte menus and a hearty buffet spread. Here I am, waking up early in the morning for breakfast and hotel guests were streaming in.
The breakfast has a spread of more than 10 appealing cuisines which are bound to satisfy your taste buds. The chef was busy preparing my favorite omelette.
Nyonya Lam Mee is also known as “Birthday Mee” in Penang and it is usually served during birthday celebrations to symbolize longevity. The yellow rice noodles is cooked in gravy made of stock of prawns and chicken. It is then served with toppings like colored shredded eggs and chives.
This was my favorite dining spot during my stay as it had a scenic view of Gurney Drive.
Apart from breakfast, The Gurney Resort Hotel also provides in-room dining round the clock. When your hunger pangs strike, you would know your meal is just a call away.
The Gurney Resort Hotel sits along the tourist belt of Gurney Drive. Do check out this hotel in your next visit to Penang.
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The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences | 18 Persiaran Gurney, George Town, Penang, 10250, Malaysia | Phone Number: +60-04-3707000
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