Penang Hotel Information

Dear Malay/Indonesian Symposium Participant,

Following is some information concerning accommodation in Penang,

from the internet.

Thanks to Peter Cole for his efforts in obtaining the information,

and apologies from me for not having done a better job of editing it.

Many of you may already have seen some of the enclosed

information, in which case apologies, also, for the repetition.


Looking forward to seeing you in Penang,


David Gil

Symposium Organizer




The Crown Prince

The Crown Prince may no longer be available at the very cheap internet rate given below. If not, try the other choices on our list (above).


Many of us are already booked at the Crown Prince Hotel.

The Crown Prince Hotel is offering a special "internet rate" of RM 135

per night (tax and buffet breakfast included), which comes to a little

under US $ 50. This is apparently about one half of the regular rate. (I

stayed at this hotel last year: it's international standard, situated

right on the beach, and the breakfasts are excellent.) In order to book,

fax the hotel, at 60-4-890-4777, and ask for the special internet rate,

specifying RM 135 per night. (Do not ask for a conference rate, as this

may be higher.)



> No. 527, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Other Rates

> 11200 Penang, Malaysia.

> Tel : 04- 899 9999


> Pre-booking enquiries

> or

> Fill up our reservation form to book a room

> ----------------------------------------------------------------------



> ....50% Off Our Rack Rates....

> ----------------------------------------------------------------------

Sandy Bay Paradise Hotel ...

Located on the beach in Tanjung Bungah,

Penang, Sandy Bay Paradise is the island's latest and

most affordable ALL SUITES HOTEL. Sandy Bay Paradise Hotel

soft-opened its doors to its guests on 23rd July 1995 with 340

comfortable seaview suites with private balconies, kitchenette,

colour TV with remote control and in-house video, minibar, IDD

telephones and complimentary coffee/tea making facilities, Sandy

Bay Paradise is the place for you and your family.

The hotel's grand opening was officially launched by T.A.B. Dato'

Seri Anwar Ibrahim, The Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia on the

2nd September 1995.


The hotel has a coffee house and terrace called Waves

Restaurant that serves both local and western cuisines and

Modesto's By The Sea which werves pizza/pasta/bar at level 1

and italian food on level 2 for you to entertain yourself and

family or friends for drinks. All the outlets have a

splendid view of the sea.


For those who prefer private dining, the hotel's Room Service will

be more than pleaesd to serve you in the comfort of your room.

However, if you feel like sipping refreshing tropical cocktails,

whilst you sunbathe or laze on the poolside, the hotel's Poolside Bar

will be most pleased to serve you your favourites.


For those holiday makers, the hotel's facilities ranging from

swimming pool with children's wading pool, watersports, tennis and squash

courts, gymnasium and games room will definitely keep tham occupied

throughout their stay.


As for the executive travellers, the hotel provides the Business

Centre and Secretarial Services to cater to their needs. Sandy

Bay Paradise is also just the right place for them to plan their

next corporate meetings, seminars, conventions or other functions. The

pillarless seaview ballroom has the seating capacity for up to 600

persons. Sandy Bay Paradise with its team of experieced banquet and

catering professionals will definitely make your even shine.

> Waves Restaurant- Lower Level

> Features an array of delectable dishes from both East and West and you

> will enjoy great food with friendly service and overlooking the sea.


> Modesto's By The Sea- Level 1 & 2

> The place that promise to satisfy the diverse tastes of anybody, from

> all walks of life. The concept of a bar, fine dining restaurant, an

> open air pizzeria, a games room and a dance floor. Savour some wine

> and chat away with friends.


> Amenities And Services

> IDD telephone, Coffee/tea making facilities, Remote controlled colour

> TV with in house video, Laundry, Basement Car Park, Conventional Hall

> and Function Rooms, Business Centre, Hair Salon, Shopping Arcade, Drug

> Store.


Asia Travel || Penang Hotel Page

Come stay with Sandy Bay Paradise, the place

where you can get away from it all.

For more details, call 604-899 9999.

> Our Special Rates

> Rates are per room per night


> Type of Rack Rates Special Rates

> Accommodation RM (US$) for Internet Users

> RM (US$)

> Studio RM 300 (US$120) RM 150 (US$60)

> One- Bedroom RM 420 (US$168) RM 210 (US$84)

> Two- Bedroom RM 550 (US$220) RM 275 (US$110)

> Executive RM 1,600 (US$640) RM 800 (US$320)

> Extra Bed RM 35 (US$14) -

> Baby Cot Complimentary


> Rates are subject to 10% service charge and 5% government tax.


> Check- out time : 12.00 noon

> Check-in : 3.00 p.m.


> Special Rates : Group, Convention and monthly rates available upon

> request

> Payment : Cash or credit cards. We accept Mastercard, Visa,

> American Express

> Diners Club and JCB card. Personal cheques are not

> accepted.


> Food & Beverage



Here is an email message I received from the Sandy Bay Paradise Hotel. The

rate I sent you earlier was RM 138 studio suite and RM 168 for a one

bedroom suite, both plus ++ =15% tax

( get the lower rate you have to

mention that you saw the rate at the above URL. Peter



Thank you for your interest in our hotel. It is with great pleasure that we

offer you our room charges, 50% off the published rates for the month of January 1997. US$ equivalent

Type of room : standard suite : RM150.00++ 59.53 (2 person)

paradise suite : RM210.00++ 83.34 (2 person)

family suite : RM275.00++ (4 person)

Please do not hesitate to E-Mail us if you need any other description or

further clarification. Looking forward to your confirmation dates to enable

us to process your bookings.


Thank you!




Fionis Tan

( Reservation Supervisor)






1) Promotions & Special Rates from Beachcomber Paradise,



For reservations, contact us through email or telephone

6-04-8908808 fax

6-04-8908333 toll-free 800-8281.




Monthly Promotion Rates**


Accommodation for 2 persons with complimentary:


Welcome drink

Buffet breakfast

Shuttle service to town

Tea/coffee making facilities

Daily newspaper


Superior Room (Hillview)


Deluxe Room (Seaview)


Superior Suite (Hillview)


Deluxe Suite (Seaview)


Presidential Suite (Seaview)



The Paradise Sandy bay also says it has special rates, but it doesn't say

how much:

For enquiries or reservations, please contact:


Paradise Sandy Bay Hotel

Jalan Tanjung Bungah

11200 Penang, Malaysia



or call us Toll-Free (from Malaysia and Singapore)

800 8248 or tel 6-04-899 9999 Fax: 6-04-899 0000.



I found a separate ad for the Sandy Bay at This is the hotel next door to where

we stayed so it would be a convenient location. Here is the ad:

Internet rate


527 Jalan Tanjung Bungah,

11200 Penang Malaysia

Tel :604-899 9999, Toll Free : 800 8248, Fax

604-899 0000


"CyberHoliday In Penang" Tell

us you saw us here and get the

special rate of RM138++* in a

studio suite per night !!

One bedroom suite for RM 168++

Two bedroom suite for RM 230++

extra bed for RM 35++

Prices are subject to 5% government tax

and 10% service charge



(You may need to print out the voucher from

to get this price.)


Here is another:


3) Lone Pine Hotel Special Rates


Batu Ferringhi, Penang Malaysia

Tel : 04-811511/ 811512

Pre-booking enquiries


Fill up our reservation form to book a room


US$ 32 for Sideview Double

US$ 36 for Seaview Double


The sun shines bright and warm, the Casuarinas sway gently in the

cool tropical breeze. From your window, you

see the waves coming in from the Andaman Sea, lapping the miles of

sun-drenched shores.


Welcome to the Lone Pine. A laid-back and cosy littel hideaway that still

retains much of its romantic old-world

charms. Nestled along the famous Batu Ferringhi Beach, it's an idyllic

getaway from the clutter of everyday life, a

marvellous spot for indulging in all sorts fo leisure and pleasure. Lie in

the sun, jog on the beach, sail a catamaran, build

sand castles or simply go for endless walks while the sun sets in a fiery

finale on the distant horizon. And when you tire of

all that, laze away by the poolside or just spread yourself on a deck chair

under the canopy of shady Casuarinas and

contemplate on the green leaves against a bringht blue sky.


The service, like the staff, is always warm and friendly, a clumination of

42 years of making travellers and holiday seekers

feel thoroughly at home while they are far away from theirs.


All well appointed rooms with sea views. IDD telephone, colour TV &

in-house video, fridge & minibar. Tea/coffee making

facilities in deluxe and superior rooms. Individual room temperature control.


For your Preview

Superior Room

Dining & Restaurant

Function & Meeting Room


Location Map



Our Special Rates

Rates are per room per night


Room Type


RM (US$)

Sideview Double

RM 78 (US$ 32)

Seaview Double

RM 88 (US$36)

Family Room

RM 115 (US$46)

Seaview Deluxe

RM 126 (US$50)

Extra Bed

RM 11.50 (US$5)



The above rates are NETT

No extra charge for children below 11 years sharing

room with parents

Baby cot available on request

Check-in 2pm and check-out 12.00 noon

All major credit cards are accepted


4) This is a listing of budget hotels on Penang



These hotels situated along busy Chulia Street and Penang Road are frequent

choices for the discerning visitor. Prices

range between RM30 - RM60 are a steal which include

essentials like air-conditioning. These hotels give the avid

traveller the best sights and experiences in Georgetown.

Be it shopping, eating or just encompassing the daily

sights of Penang life, it is most convenient when you are

in the midst of all the activities in the middle of Georgetown.

Very economical.


Cathay Hotel

15 Lebuh Leith Penang, Malaysia

Tel : 604-262 6271, Fax : 604-263 9300


Eastern Hotel

509 Lebuh Chulia Penang, Malaysia

Tel : 604-261 4597


Federal Hotel

39 Penang Road, Penang, Malaysia

Tel: 604-263 4179


Hotel Central

404 Jalan Penang, Penang, Malaysia

Tel : 604-226 6411


HongKong Hotel

102 Jalan Tanjung Tokong, Tanjung Bungah

11200 Penang, Malaysia

Tel : 604-890 8516, Fax : 604-890 8623

*Located in the famous beach area of Penang


Lone Pine Hotel

Bt 10 Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Penang, Malaysia

Tel : 604-881 1511, Fax : 604-881 1282

*Located in the famous beach area of Penang


Midtown Hotel

101 Macalister Road, 10400 Penang, Malaysia

Tel : 604-226 9999, Fax : 604-229 5149


New Asia Hotel

110 Pintal Tali & 71 Lebuh Kimberley, 10100

Penang, Malaysia

Tel: 604-263 1599


Tang Lin Hotel

69 Jalan Transfer Penang, Malaysia

Tel : 604-263 5982


White House

72 Penang Road, Penang, Malaysia

Tel: 604-263 2385


YMCA International Hostel

211-B Jalan Macalister, 10450 Penang, Malaysia

Tel: (604)229 2349


5) Finally, here is how to get info on penang guest houses


With distictive names like "Lost Paradise", "Miami Beach" and "Pak Ali's

Guesthouse", one may

wonder what they have to offer.

For basic amenities, simple service and a

peaceful setting they only cost between RM30 - RM 50

per night ! for the exploring visitor to

Penang, these guesthouses are superb choices, when you

plan to enjoy the best of both worlds - sea

& sun !


For more details on Guesthouses in Penang,

email us at