The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence

18 Persiaran Gurney, Gurney Drive, Penang, Malaysia, 10250 - See map
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The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence

"The best hotel and the breakfast is superp"

Khairul - November 4, 2019
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Popular landmarks
Gurney Drive 350 m
Olympia College Penang 370 m
Gleneagles Medical Centre 440 m
Mr Nadesh Sithasanan 440 m
Penang Baptist Church 460 m
Consulate General of Japan 580 m
PTPL College 610 m
Wat Chaiya Mangkalaran Temple 650 m
Burmese Buddist Temple 660 m
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple 660 m
Nearby landmarks
Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion 1.99 km
Armenian Street 2.49 km
Khoo Kongsi 2.68 km
Pinang Peranakan Mansion 2.78 km
Penang Fort Cornwallis 2.81 km
Kek Lok Si Temple 6.16 km
Batu Ferringhi Beach 9.45 km
Entopia 11.62 km
Escape Theme Park 11.69 km
8.2

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1.05 kilometers from city center
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Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
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Massage
Spa
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Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Laundry service

  • Safety deposit boxes

  • Elevator

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Value for money7.4
Location rating8.2
Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
Distance to airport15.8 km

Rooms available at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence

2 Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 88 m²/947 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
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Studio Suite
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  • Room size: 48 m²/517 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 2 single beds
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  • Room size: 47 m²/506 ft²
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Studio Suite (Bed and Breakfast) Non Refundable
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Two Bedroom Suite (Bed and Breakfast)
Two Bedroom Suite (Bed and Breakfast)
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  • Room size: 88 m²/947 ft²
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Two Bedroom Suite (Room Only) Non Refundable
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence?

      Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      How do I get to The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence?

      For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Penang with private transportation, the resort can arrange taxi service.

      Is breakfast offered at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence?

      Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 50 MYR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

      What are my dining options at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence?

      The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. You can pick and choose from a wide array of cuisines including international and asian. Dishes are served in buffet during opening hours.

      Can special events be hosted at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence?

      You may choose an indoor venue for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as weddings and private events can be hosted at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence. Small or intimate events like birthday parties and honeymoons can also be accomodated. Services for in-house catering and event decoration are offered to help your event go smoothly.

      Can business events be hosted at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence?

      On-site venues and convenient event services make The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence an ideal choice for hosting events such as seminars, corporate events, conferences and meetings. All available venues come in different styles and sizes and can accommodate up to 400 people. An extensive range of facilities and services including projector or LED display, free Wi-Fi, meeting stationery and audio-visual equipment is available to help your business meeting or event a successful one.

      What is the smoking policy at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence?

      The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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      What people love about The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence

      • 9.2
        Exceptional
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        "Staff friendliness, value for money"

        Raymieza

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        March 21, 2020

      • 9.2
        Exceptional

        "Pool is cool and well maintained."

        Nur

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        October 1, 2019

      • 7.6
        Very good

        "We had a comfortable stay here."

        Arianne

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        February 27, 2020

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      Overall rating:
      7.3
      Very good
      8,459 reviews
      Cleanliness
      7.0
      Facilities
      6.9
      Location
      8.2
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      My biggest concern was the breakfast.
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      More about The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence

      Nestled in the heart of Gurney Drive, The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence is an ideal spot from which to discover Penang. Only 30 minutes or 25 kilometers away, this 4-star hotel can be easily accessed from the Penang International Airport. As The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence is located in the heart of Georgetown, close to the central business district, guests can find easy access to the city's attractions and landmarks, such as Gurney Plaza, Gurney Paragon, Gurney Drive Hawker Center, Penang Baptist Church, the famous Batu Ferringhi, Fort Cornwallis, Penang Hill, and Kek Lok Si.

      The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities needed to invigorate travelers. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there is a poolside bar, smoking area, tours, and a restaurant. At night, guests can also find the fantastic scene of the city’s colorful lightings at the hawker centers combined with an unforgettable dining experience with many tasty local dishes.

      Step into one of 259 suites and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as ironing facilities, an in-room safe, mini bar, refrigerator, and complimentary bottled water. The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence also features a range of business and recreational facilities to invigorate all travelers. Whatever the reason for visiting Penang, The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away for all leisure and business travelers.

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      What they offer

      9.2
      Exceptional

      "Definitely a place I will return to."

      Jeff

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      November 23, 2019

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      Cleanliness7.0
      Facilities6.9
      Location8.2
      Room comfort and quality6.9
      Service7.2
      Value for money7.4
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      8.0
      Excellent
      Sanjay from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      2 Bedroom Suite
      Stayed 1 night in September 2013

      Good”

      Good hotel and nice

      The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences Penang by SGI is strategically located at the famous Gurney Drive, Penang's most vibrant entertainment and culinary beachfront district. Comprising of 259 Studio Suites and Two-Bedroom Suites, the hotel offers leisure and business travelers a comprehensive range of business and recreational facilities for the ultimate stay. The hotel is adjacent to the new central Business District and less than five minutes away from all major shopping complexes such as Gurney Plaza, Gurney Paragon and Queensbay Mall. The hotel is 25 km away from Penang International Airport, approximately 20 minutes by road. Conveniently located in the heart of Georgetown, our discerning guests may access to the famous Batu Ferringhi, Fort Cornwallis, Penang Hill and Kek Lok Si with all modes of transportation available in the Penang Island. As the evening unwind, the night scene in this Pearl of the Orient came alive with colorful lightings around the bustling hawker centers, providing an exceptional dining experience with the mouth-watering local delights. Surrounded by fun and food, The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences Penang by SGI is perfect for families looking for a getaway.

      Reviewed September 19, 2013
      9.6
      Exceptional
      yenny from Indonesia
      Family with young children
      2 Bedroom Suite
      Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

      happy stay at here”

      overall im so satisfied with this hotel. althought the furniture is old, but he room is very clean. the bed sheets is smells very good. the carpet was not smelly. the air con was work perfectly. im stay with 2 young children. they was so happy about the swimming pool. it have 2 big slide. but the bottom of the pool was a lik bit sandy cause beside the pool there was a volley bal field. I was dtay at 2 bedroom suites for 3 nite. theres a coffe bean shop beside the hotel. every nite i bought cake for my children they like it so much. n behind the hotel there was a subway restaurant. it make me n my hubby so happy . the drive time to gurney paragon n gurney plaza is only 5 mins. so overall I was happy tonstay at this hotel. Ps. the breakfast is standar. but enough for us. cause the option of food was not too little but the taste was standard. maybe the complaint should be the corridor to the room a bit hot. maybe the air con not work properly when i was stay there . definetly coming back to this hotel when going to penang again. ^^

      Reviewed April 25, 2018
      9.3
      Exceptional
      MOK from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      2 Bedroom Suite
      Stayed 1 night in October 2014

      good location”

      location,swimming pool and sea view

      our penang trip was short, we therefore booked 2-bedroom suite at the gurney resort hotel & residence for just a night. as always, the big children swimming pool and the wi-fi.. it's all complimentary. the gurney resort hotel & residence is our first choice.

      Reviewed October 31, 2014
      10.0
      Exceptional
      norfadilah from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Studio Suite
      Stayed 1 night in November 2017

      Good location”

      This hotel has been always my first choice of stay when in Penang. The reason is simply because of the location. It was very near to Gurney Drive. It took me about 10-15 minutes walk. You can really enjoy the walk as you will be walking along the seaside. Checking in was very smooth and the staff was very helpful and friendly. The room i stayed was nice and i can see the sea from my room. The room was spacious and nice. I requested for big bed and a king bed was waiting for me in the room. Overall, i was very happy with the room and it was worth of money. Definitely i will stay again and recommend this hotel to my friends.

      Reviewed December 08, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Agilan from Malaysia
      Couple
      Studio Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

      The Hotel Is Value For Money”

      The Hotel Staff Service Are Good & Friendly The Room Would Be Suitable For A Big Family, Because The Room Space Was So Wide. The Room Was So Clean & Tidy Suitable To Travel & The Hotel is Located in Middle Of Gurney Town I am Satisfied for what i paid & used to stay The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence, Would Be Coming Again

      Reviewed July 17, 2017
      8.8
      Excellent
      Mohd from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      Studio Suite
      Stayed 1 night in May 2019

      Overall OK with the price you pay”

      The main factor im staying here is beacause of the big pool for kids complete with a slider. Got a promo price this time which is very cheap compare from other hotels along the Gurney Drive. The room lil bit run down but it complete with a bath tub and also a jacuzzi. At first they put me at the room near the lift and please be in mind the hotel now doing major renovation for their elevator so everytime someone using the elavator the loud irritating sound can hear easily from my room. Call receptionist for exchange room and they pass me to their Manager that time name Amirul who very helpful and understand about my problem. Allow me to change another room which far form the elevator. Thank you Mr Amirul. The hotel have a ample basement parking facility but dont have a elevator from the basement parking but only have elevator. Please make sure you drop all ur big n heavy luggage at the main door first before u park ur car at the basement parking area.

      Reviewed May 21, 2019
      9.6
      Exceptional
      Tan from Malaysia
      Couple
      Studio Suite
      Stayed 1 night in October 2018

      Value for money and great service”

      i would like to thank mr shafiz for my womderful stay. He take the initiative to give me the best moment at gurney hotel. He also arrange something special for my anniversary. He is a good example to other hotel. Friendly and helpful. Will definitely come stay again when i m in penang again. The location is also close to shopping mall n gurney drive.

      Reviewed October 06, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      NADIRAH from Malaysia
      Couple
      Studio Suite
      Stayed 1 night in September 2019

      WORTH OF STAYING ”

      This is my 4th time staying here when i was in Penang. Love to stay here because the location is strategic at gurney area which is nearby with gurney drive and mall as well. The swimming pool is best. We love to swim there, bcs of the huge pool also kids pool area provided. But... Please add on more lighting inside the room and also mirror. Easier for us ladies especially to do makeup things. Overall is okay and nice to stay. Will keeps on staying here whenever i came to Penang for a short visit 😊

      Reviewed September 07, 2019
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Tam from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      Studio Suite
      Stayed 1 night in September 2016

      Strategic Location with Big and Clean Room ”

      This hotel strategically located at Gurney Drive where you can find multiple restaurant and food courts within walking distance. Giant shopping complex - Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon is just about 5min walking from hotel too. The room is super huge, very spacious for my baby to walk and play around. However, my room is at 35th floor where each time need to consume longer time to wait for lift.

      Reviewed December 29, 2016
      8.4
      Excellent
      wiyanto from Indonesia
      Couple
      Studio Suite
      Stayed 1 night in August 2019

      Really Joyful stay in Gurney Resort Hotel”

      My wife and I really like to stay at the Gurney Resort Hotel First of all at the Front office, we will meet a luxurious lobby and receptionist who is very helpful to us. Next room, the room is very large and very complete, very suitable for couples and honeymoon But there is a little disturbance where the noise from the next room or what slightly disturbs the peace and comfort Whenever I have the chance to return to Penang, I will definitely stay again at the Gurney Resort Hotel

      Reviewed August 29, 2019
      8.3
      Excellent
      Oh from Singapore
      Family with young children
      Studio Suite
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

      Affordable, Family friendly hotel”

      Large rooms, friendly staff, child friendly pools

      Fast and easy check-in. We requested for a king size bed and a baby cot just before we went out for dinner and these were all set up by the time we returned. Room and bathroom was pretty large ( enough for my two year old to run around and not knock into things ). There's a recreational center on the 7th floor where we spent most afternoons lazing in the pool. Kids pool had slides and some other water features to keep them entertained. While we were there, we also saw a outdoor gym, beach volleyball court, children playroom. Location of hotel isn't exactly in the middle of Gurney drive (it's almost at the other end), but it's only a 10 min stroll along the beach to the newly opened Gurney Paragon and another 5 mins to Gurney Plaza and the eating area beside it. Areas that can be improved on: We asked for the in-room safe to be setup, but it never came. Sofa cushion had some mysterious stains on them. One of outdoor access card failed to work by the second day. Overall impression: good value for money. Family and kids friendly hotel. Extremely friendly staffs.

      Reviewed July 28, 2013
      8.3
      Excellent
      LAI from Malaysia
      Couple
      Studio Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

      Overall, we enjoyed our stay here.”

      awesome location, free wifi which was a nice bonus

      My husband and I decided to have our short honeymoon trip to Penang. Therefore, I pre-booked this hotel (it had the best rating for the price). And I am so glad that I did. We stayed there for 2 nights. The staffs there are helpful. The room and bathroom were clean and tidy when we arrived. The room we had was partial ocean view. They also had free wifi which was a nice bonus. The location of this hotel is excellent . Only 5 minute walk to Gurney Shopping Mall a.k.a Gurney Plaza. Gurney Plaza has various well-known brands for shopping, dining and entertainment (Golden Screen Cinema) We were a little disappointed because we requested a king size bed, yet they gave us (my husband and I) 2 single beds. We are travelling by our own car, thus, public transport is not an issue. Overall, we enjoyed our stay here.

      Reviewed February 15, 2013
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Norwahida from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      Studio Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

      VERY SATISFIED”

      This was my second stayed at Gurney Resort. No doubt and no complaint. Always at my expectation. My kids love the pool. We love the view from 15th floor (my first stayed) and 20th floor (2nd stayed). The location at Gurney Drive, best location, easy park, comfortable, huge room and clean toilet, best surrounding. Nothing to complaint at all. Will stay here next.

      Reviewed December 03, 2018
      8.8
      Excellent
      Wong from Malaysia
      Group
      2 Bedroom Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

      Horror night”

      Our first night stay on 4 November 2017 was spoiled by heavy rain in the night. Five of us could not go out anywhere after dinner. We stayed on 32nd floor with nice sea view. In the middle of the night the rain was so heavy and the devil wind was roaring outside. One room was leaking profusely through the air con due to heavy rain got in from the wall hole. We got 30% discount for the room. Next day we were shocked to learn that 80% of Penang were flooded. Fortunately our hotel at Gurney Drive was not affected.

      Reviewed November 14, 2017
      9.6
      Exceptional
      FADZLI from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      Studio Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

      The location of the hotel is an advantage”

      The hotel's location make it easier for us to go to various interesting places all over the island. A lot of interesting spot sorrounding the hotel along Gurney Drive itself and Kelawai Road. Driving from the hotel to Georgetown via Sultan Amad Shah Road is no hassle at all. We reached Old Padang Kota, Fort Cornwallis and Port Weld within few minutes by car at night. Awesome place to stay. The food are nice and reasonably priced.

      Reviewed March 17, 2016
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Reyn from Malaysia
      Couple
      Studio Suite
      Stayed 1 night in March 2015

      The gurney hotel always the best selection for me ”

      good and quality breakfast, nice sea view, near to night food stall

      me and my partner stay in very relaxation and enjoyable weekend in gurney hotel. In fact we actually watching the TV live program for Singapore Mr Lee Guang Yew funeral Ceremony and we requested for late check out and the reception of gurney front desk service staff are so understandable for us to extend and finished this important ceremony for Mr Lee Guang Yew in Singapore even though I am overseas in Malaysia. I really thankful for this unreasonable extension But still I feel appreciation for this kind service from gurney hotel. Many thanks

      Reviewed March 30, 2015
      8.0
      Excellent
      CHONG from Singapore
      Couple
      Studio Suite
      Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

      Big room, relax and comfortable hotel”

      Quiet area, large room, ocean view and friendly staff

      When i check-in to the room, the life number can't see properly on the numbering figure. So that the next day morning, i having my morning breakfast. One of the lady technical person come to me and ask me what are the things need to be improve in the hotel. I let her know on the lift issue, that night when i reach to the hotel lift. I saw all the number can be see very clearly, next day morning she came to look for me again and ask me how is the lift number is okay. I said well done to her and the technical team. I'm very happy on my check-in and check-out on my luggage and others with the same person. He handle all my things very carefully and he like to joke with the people and very friendly. I have nothing to comment on this hotel and well done to all the hotel staff in the, The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residence.

      Reviewed July 23, 2013
      9.2
      Exceptional
      Sook from Malaysia
      Couple
      Studio Suite
      Stayed 1 night in August 2017

      A best place for honeymoon”

      Thank you Gurney Resort Hotel for the amazing room and arrangement for our honeymoon. the view from the room at 35th floor is totally amazed. thank you so much for giving us a memorable experience at Gurney Resort Hotel. Keep up the good job <3

      Reviewed August 28, 2017
      10.0
      Exceptional
      RODZILAH from Malaysia
      Family with young children
      2 Bedroom Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2013

      A perfect stay for my mom, kids and me!”

      the infinity pool, the resort-by-the beach like children pool, friendly staffs and very comfortable superhuge room.

      It is about the perfect hotel that i have always thought of whenever i come to penang to stay. My mom first time here and glad that she was really happy. My kids spent the whole time at the pool and they felt like they were by the seaside. The staff were very pleasant and they offered an in house wheelchair for my mom without having to wait for a request by me. Thumbs up to gurney hotel! I will definitely come back on mu next visit to penang!

      Reviewed May 09, 2013
      9.0
      Exceptional
      Jessica from Australia
      Family with young children
      Studio Suite
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2013

      Relaxing, comfortable, great food and service”

      the pools, the food, the service

      We had a great stay at The Gurney Resort! The room was large and comfortable with a fantastic view. The staff, especially the 2 of the concierge men were wonderfully entertaining, and extremely helpful. The swimming pools were great, both the kids and the adults pools. Nearby restaurants were great, particularly Bali Hai, thou it's extremely expensive - ($30 for fried fish - the most delicious fish ever!) on the whole I'd highly recommend this resort to anyone!

      Reviewed July 28, 2013
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