Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hard Rock Hotel Penang, Malaysia

The Beetles welcoming you with open arms - view from poolside

Whenever I’m in Penang, I always make it a point to try assam laksa (a dish that is world famous) and one of my favourite drink - nutmeg juice (not so world famous). However, when I was in Penang last year, I make it a point to stay in Hard Rock Hotel for some rest and relax before attending a conference in Georgetown city. For that I stayed in another hotel which is not worth mentioning here.

fun for kids; relaxation for parents

Situated in Batu Feringghi beach, Hard Rock Hotel is very much a luxury and leisure hotel for everyone. For those travelling with children, you will find endless fun in the water features situation by the pool. You can sit and chill by the deck chair while keeping an eye on your kids as they enjoy themselves sliding down the water slides and other fun water activities. For others (singles, couples, etc) there are rooms that open directly into the pool (lagoon deluxe) but these rooms are not available for those with kids under 12 of age.

Lil' Rock - kids love it! p.s. model available for hire

You can also enjoy the many beach activites (para-sailing, horse riding, etc) but these are organised by private/individual contractors and not part of the hotel.

I booked my room online through the official web and managed to get the internet rate of RM360++ inclusive of breakfast for 2 adults for a deluxe room.

I'm feeling sleepy just looking at the bed

The room is very spacious and the bed is just too comfortable for words. It is also very well equipped for in-room entertainment with docking stations for your ipod, CD and DVD players and a comprehensive international channels for you to choose from over the television.

complimentary coffee, tea & milo only

The rooms also come with free wifi which is great if you need to get some work done or you just need to be connected at all times but not willing to pay for it.

The bathroom is a bit small but we’re ok with that.

Burgers from kid's menu, calamari ring & nachos

While staying in Hard Rock Hotel, you must also make it a point to dine at Hard Rock Cafe which is situated within the hotel itself but with a different entrance/exit. Dinning here is an experience in itself although it does get noisy when the live band starts playing but what do you expect? it is Hard Rock Cafe after all!

Breakfast by the beach

End your stay with a delicious breakfast from either the coffee house or by the beach.  Naturally, we opted to have our breakfast by the beach front.  It is indeed a wonderful holiday in a wonderful hotel having wonderful (but standard) breakfast with wonderful sea view.

We can't wait to go back there!