Gurney Hotel, Northam’s predecessor

13 April 2008


room windowGurney Hotel, Northam Hotel’s predecessor and also Gurney Hotel’s sister hotel, is not only worth every penny but also has the luxuries of a suite. Every room has a sea view, a jacuzzi & a super king sized bed. Though it does not provide slippers, weighing scale, bathrobes, tooth brush/paste unlike other hotels like Traders & Sunway, the facilities more than make up for it. Each room comes with 2 split unit aircons as well as complimentary broadband internet access for random rooms and the toilet has a window where you can peek out from the jacuzzi tub to have a splendid view of the ocean or TV, ha!

On the facilities floor, there is beach volleyball, archery, great big swimming pool with slides for the kiddies, an infinity room viewedge swimming pool and a ’sandy’ gym. I had a chance previously to try my hand at archery when they provided demo lessons free to all room guests! On the ground floor, there are many restaurants, cafes & nightclubs to choose from

As a current promotion, the rooms are going for RM 190++ inclusive breakfast or for citibank card members until 31 December 2008, it is RM 175 nett. As far as I know, any package comes with breakfast & its spread is not bad either, it has everything from continental, western, japanese & even local food. When we were there, there were cereals, nasi lemak, soba noodles, chicken ham, omelette, kuey teow soup, sausages, roti chanai, pancakes, cheese, porridge, assorted juices, salad, pastries, cakes and breads. swimming poolThis is very unlike Red Rock hotel or Johor hotels like Selesa hotel or New York hotel where there was limited choice for breakfast. After all the heavy meal, there is always the inviting beach with pine trees for you to have a walk.

Personally, given a choice between Northam or Gurney Hotel, I would still go for Northam Hotel not just because of a larger jacuzzi tub which can fit 2 people, but also the luxurious timber flooring, 2 toilets, bigger window in the toilet usually directly overlooking the sea, 2 TVs, weighing scale, slippers, 2 basins, the rooms are much better maintained, high speed complimentary broadband internet and good services. Of course if the price difference would be Food! about RM50 or more, Gurney hotel wouldbe better.

Gurney Hotel
18 Persiaran Gurney,
10250 Georgetown, Penang.
Tel: 604-370 7000 Fax: 604-370 5000

4 star
Ambience        : 4/5
Service             : 2/5
Price                 : 5/5

pancakes, salad & omelette

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