In my recent visit to Penang, I stayed in Sunway Hotel Georgetown. This 4 star hotel is always my first choice when staying at Penang Island. This is my second stay at this hotel. My first stay was about 3 years ago.
Sunway Hotel is strategically loacted at New Lane, Off Macalister Road. I saw this signboard at the ferry terminal. I doubt it is 2km away from the ferry terminal as I walked here to the hotel (about 20 minutes walk) on several occasions in my recent trip to Penang.
The lobby was spacious and the check in counter can be spotted rather easily. Check in is efficient and without issue. There were new faces at the reception counter as the previous receptionist who checked me in last time was no longer around.
There is also a Lobby Shop which is actually a mini convenience store. A travel agent is also available for tour and etc beside the convenience store. There is also a jewellery display at a corner.
The hotel's welcoming folder is rather useful as it also include map for the guest, in case they get lost when exploring the city.
Inside the welcoming folder are the door key card, breakfast coupon and a welcoming drink coupon.
This placard in the elevator should give one a picture of what type of facilities the hotel got to offer. I found out that the non smoking floor occupied 6-12th floor while the smoking floor occupied higher up, hence better view, I reckon.
The room is spacious and comfortable. By the way, the room rate is RM150 (corporate rate). Used to be RM125 in my last visit 3 years ago.
Interestingly, there is a guide at the bathroom's door knob on how to open it in case one locked the door accidentally. I know this trick since I was a kid. Screwdriver will work fine as well.
I am glad they gave me a nice view. I had the same view in my last visit. I really enjoy these views
Taxis are easily available at this hotel as there is a taxi stand outside the hotel. I notice there is even taxi on standby early in the morning.
Cafe Tropics at the lobby area is the main restaurant of this hotel and where the guests go for breakfast.
The breakfast is satisfactory for a 4 star hotel. The food choices live up to my expectation.
This is the welcoming drink from the earlier coupon. It's just orange juice.
I had a Chicken Burger (RM13) at Cafe Tropics late one night as the hawker food nearby failed to fill me up. The food is nice and the service is satisfactory.
There I met a waiter called Joe who we had a good chat. He introduce new restaurants nearby and some places of interest around Penang. I not sure whether this nice lad is still around as he told me that he plan to switch job.