Very good 7.9
Based on 1207 reviews

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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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Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Getting around

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub
  • Massage(s)
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Squash court(s)
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

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

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Swimming pool [kids]


  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Check-in/check-out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Wheelchair accessible

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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Recent customer comments

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Very good

based on 1207 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.5
  • Facilities 8.2
  • Location 7.1
  • Room comfort and quality 8.3
  • Service 8.2
  • Value for money 7.8
  • Food and dining 7.4
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Hee from Malaysia
Business travelers
Stayed 2 nights in April 2012
Reviewed September 25, 2016
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Ben from Malaysia
Stayed one night in January 2009
Reviewed September 24, 2016
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Loh from Malaysia
Business travelers
Stayed one night in January 2016
Good location for businessman
Good location for businessman
Reviewed September 21, 2016
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hock from Malaysia
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
Overall is good except the below stated
House keeping answer call is terrible , hair dyer is malfunctioned
Reviewed September 20, 2016
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Miza from Malaysia
Premier Deluxe
Stayed 2 nights in September 2016
I quite suprise when found out the tea cup n tea spoon was not being wash by housekeeping, i think they just swipe with wet tissue cause the stain remain. Is it part of the hotel SOP?
Reviewed September 19, 2016
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kit from Malaysia
Stayed one night in September 2016
Reviewed September 17, 2016
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TEONG from Malaysia
Business travelers
Stayed one night in September 2016
Near airport & penang second bridge.
I travelled from South by car for business meeting. Easy access from hotel to Queensbay Mall shopping centre & other industrial or business hub.
Reviewed September 14, 2016
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Rozlan from Malaysia
Families with young children
Stayed one night in December 2015
Easy to access to all area.
Easy to access to all area.
Reviewed September 08, 2016
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Chong from Malaysia
Business travelers
Stayed one night in August 2016
best stay
love the cleanliness
Reviewed September 05, 2016
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Mandy from Malaysia
Business travelers
Stayed one night in August 2016
Room is big with good view
Reviewed August 29, 2016
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