Parkroyal Penang

I love going to Penang.....its a favourite local destination for my family. Reason being the drive is nice, using the North South Express Way, passing through few states, and you can visit other places too, especially for eating ! :p

Reasons we love Penang also for the fact that, its a glorious state for food !! We love the nasi kandar, and the Penang Char Kway Teow at the stalls nearby our hotel. The beach is nothing to shout about. Apart from being polluted by the machine operated water sports, normal ignorance of cleanliness is a norm :D :D :D 

So, whenever we go to Penang, which is an annual event, we would stay at Parkroyal, which is at Batu Feringghi. You see, there are a lot of other hotels along Feringghi, but the fact that this hotel has such a nice pool, and the rate is just nice, it beats the rest of the hotels. Yes, Hard Rock Penang has the longest pool in Penang, but you would have to drive to the night market or the food areas, something that we hate doing once we are parked at the hotel. Normally, we would be a minimum 4D/3N, we arrived Penang, have Nasi Kandar, go hotel, parked the car and the car would only be moved on the day of departure. I mean, that's why we go for holidays right ? We parked, have our breakfast at the hotel, lunch either by the pool or the stalls nearby and dinner at Feringghi night market, either the food court, or the restaurants along the road....and Parkroyal fits perfectly the logistic of our needs. 

Anyway, they have the yes and no too...let's have a look at the pictures :

This is our favourite room, pay extra ok ?

Not all room can fit extra bed and I need extra bed 

We like the big balcony, for us to hang around or simply to dry our clothes :P 

Room comes with a DVD player, fantastic for us to try the DVDs from the night market 

At the rates they are charging, they could at least , change the curtain ? 

The View from  our balcony...of the pool below 

Nice pool right ? with slide as well

I complained abt the apples....cheapos !

The hotel from the it is on the beach
The beach from the hotel's garden
I love the poolside, even though it is not that windy
These would be turned into an evening dining area , nice right ?
I just love the picture :D :D :D
And they have kids club !! Have games, books, activities for kids. Nice
Not that great, but I must hv this Nachos whenever we go there.
And my kids must have this RM20 per small tub of Baskin Robbins . Geeszzz... 20 bucks !!! 

So lets share my thought abt this hotel :
  1. First of all, its a 4 stars hotel for me, but a nice one
  2. Location is perfect, in Batu Feringghi, come out its the night market, nearby to food court, right on the beach, so everywhere can go by foot. 
  3. Rates are ok, during the not peak season, can go sky rocket too.....
  4. When they are full, they will open up the 1st level for breakfast area....let me tell you, the Que could be a killer. I have encountered some morons, left the table ( someone would be there to man the table ) then they disappeared and come back for more breakfast !! ) 
  5. Definitely for all market hotel. Business,Leisure, FIT, Single Traveller, Old People ( I have met numbers of times, old couple from all over, coming here over and over again ) 
  6. Rooms they are nothing extra-ordinary, but since we don't stay in the room during the day, we don't mind. 
  7. Oh, they have Spa as well, if u want the expensive hotel ones....
  8. Huge pool, 2 areas, so that the adults may not be suffocate with children screaming and jumping around :D :D :D 
  9. Meeting rooms for conventions, meetings 
  10. Ample parking space
  11. Front Office staffs are very nice
  12. Housekeeping staffs are very nice too.Helpful and courteous. 
  13. Coffee House staffs are very selective ( if you are white, then you are very lucky....or even if you are from the Middle East. ) 
  14. Also have lower rates rooms,but faces the hill :p 

In all, I actually like this hotel, I have stayed in other hotels along the Feringghi as well, let me post more on the hotels, but I feel that this hotel caters to my family needs most. 

Oh well, since the above are only my 2 cents worth of thoughts, you may like the hotel....or you may just not....... 


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