I have travelled to Penang many times for business, and after staying at two other hotels, found the Equatorial Hotel to be the best option. Its in a quiet location, has a lot of natural light, and the best staff - courteous and efficient. While I normally prefer the "back" or business wing, even the main hotel has excellent rooms. The Chinese restaurant is great for a quiet meal or a large team dinner, as is the cafe which has a sumptuous buffet. I have used the hotel car service for pick-up and drop off right around the island.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set majestically 250 feet above sea level, Hotel Equatorial Penang, which is peacefully tucked away on a hillock is just 7 minutes to the Penang International Airport and a mere distance to the Bayan Lepas Industrial Zone. The UNESCO Heritage Site listed George Town is only 20 minutes from the hotel. The 5-star hotel embraces a splendour of contemporary design. It houses 662 guestrooms and suites, each classily furnished and facilitated with state of the art in-room amenities. It is the top choice for executive retreats and incentive group gatherings. It houses two Grand Ballrooms which have been intelligently built with no obstruction of columns in between - reputed to be the largest on the island that can house up to 2,000 people. There are also 21 other function rooms. Penang island is famed for its eclectic cuisine and the hotel is no different with its variety of dining outlets. The hotel houses 5 innovative options ranging from classic French cuisine at The View to authentic Japanese fare at Kampachi. Other hotel facilities include a fully equipped fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, a business centre, scheduled shuttle services and impeccable service to complete a 5-star experience stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Equatorial Penang Hotel
- Equatorial Penang Bayan Lepas
- Hotel Equatorial Penang Malaysia