Very good 7.9
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About Hotel Equatorial Penang


Hotel Equatorial Penang is conveniently located close to the Bayan Lepas industrial zone, offering easy access to Penang International Airport, and is the island’s only golf and convention resort. Strategically situated on the southeastern part of Penang Island, Hotel Equatorial Penang commands panoramic views that encompass the island’s coastline, the Penang Bridge, and mainland Malaysia across the waterways. With grand ballrooms able to accommodate up to 2,000 people, an exhibition hall for up to 240 booths, and 21 function rooms, this property offers an ideal location for business and social gatherings of every kind. Guests can use the hotel’s shuttle service to visit some of the famous attractions including Bukit Jambul, Queensbay, City Center, and Gurney Plaza. The 662 well-appointed guestrooms and suites and 22 apartments offer a range of amenities to ensure a relaxing stay. Rooms include IPTV that provides high-definition television and international movies as well as hotel information. Recreational facilities include a fully-equipped fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, an aerobics studio, saunas, a steam bath and Jacuzzi, beauty and health treatments, spa packages, a reflexology path, jogging tracks, a driving range, putting green, and 18-hole international golf course. Local attractions within easy reach of Hotel Equatorial Penang include Penang International Sports Arena and numerous shopping malls, banks, restaurants, entertainment venues, and historical monuments.
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking
  • Car park
  • Airport transfer
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service

Fitness & recreation

  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Massage(s)
  • Steamroom

Swimming & soaking

  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Land sports

  • Hiking
  • Golf course (on site)
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Squash court(s)

For kids

  • Swimming pool [kids]

Food & beverage

  • Convenience store
  • Room service [24-hour]
  • Room service
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant [halal]


  • Pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning

Guest services

  • Postal service
  • Check-in/check-out [private]
  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Luggage storage
  • Babysitting service
  • Newspapers
  • Tours
  • Concierge

On-site facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family room
  • Garden
  • Elevator
  • Salon
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area
  • Shared lounge/TV area

Health and security

  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Doorman

Business & money services

  • Currency exchange

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Malay
  • Tamil
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Effective June 1, 2014, the Penang State Government will be imposing a Local Government Fee of MYR 3 nett per room per night payable directly to the hotel upon check-out (not included in the room rate and taxes stated herein).

Effective from April 1, 2015, the 6% government tax will be replaced by the 6% Goods & Service Tax (GST).
All taxes, levies and charges are subject to change at the discretion of the hotel and in accordance with the Malaysian Government legislation.

Complimentary use of a shuttle service is available at the hotel (subject to the hotel's terms and conditions).

Child and extra bed policy
Children 4-11 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Minimum age of guests is: 4 year(s).
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 18 km
Distance to Airport: 7 km
Internet Usage Fee: 49.95 MYR
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 12
Number of Restaurants: 4
Number of Rooms : 662
Room Voltage: 240
Time to Airport (Minutes): 10
Year Hotel Built: 1989
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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.5
  • Facilities 8.3
  • Location 7.1
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.3
  • Service 8.2
  • Value for Money 7.8
  • Food/Dining 7.4
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Mandy L. from Malaysia
Business travelers
Stayed one night in August 2016
Room is big with good view
Reviewed August 29, 2016

K C. from United Kingdom
Solo travelers
Stayed 2 nights in March 2016
business trip
Old fashioned hotel with the good service.
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Chong H. from Malaysia
Business travelers
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
Very warm and helpful hotel staff.Facilities not suitable for business traveler to relax.
Hope to have sauna to relax.
Reviewed August 25, 2016

WU Y. from Taiwan
Families with older children
Stayed one night in July 2016
Good place & Nice view
Good location nearby the airport.Price is reasonable.
Reviewed August 02, 2016

WU Y. from Taiwan
Families with older children
Stayed one night in July 2016
Good place & Nice view !!
Nice location nearby the Airport.Price is reasonable.
Reviewed August 02, 2016

Jennifer L. from Malaysia
Stayed one night in July 2016
Quiet with pleasant surroundings
Very quiet place for guests who likes a peaceful location
Reviewed August 01, 2016

Lim T. from Malaysia
Business travelers
Stayed one night in July 2016
all facility good , location also not bad .
Reviewed July 29, 2016

Sherry L. from Malaysia
Business travelers
Stayed one night in July 2016
good clean hotel
no further comments as everything fall within expectations.
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Hsien N. from Malaysia
Solo travelers
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016
Nice, peace, good location
Nice, peace, good location
Reviewed July 22, 2016

Chung T. from Singapore
Families with young children
Stayed one night in July 2016
Hotel Equatorial Penang
Should give more internet acess to guest instead of just 2 devices.
Reviewed July 22, 2016


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