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Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang

4-star4 stars
Batu Feringgi BeachPenangPenang11100Malaysia

Beachfront resort in George Town with golf course, free water park
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Very Good8.2
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Fantastic service
Ordinary amenities
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Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang

from $86
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Sea View
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Executive Room, 2 Twin Beds, Sea View
  • Superior Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Executive Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Twin Room

What’s around Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang


  • On the beach
  • Ferringgi Beach - 1 min walk
  • East Wind Watersports - 2 min walk
  • Tropical Spice Garden - 33 min walk
  • PKSA Penang Water Sports Centre - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km
  • Floating Mosque of Tanjung Bungah - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Penang Cultural Center - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram - 7.8 mi / 12.6 km

Getting around

  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) - 50 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free shopping center shuttle

About Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang

Located on Batu Feringgi beach, this Penang resort is within 5 km (3 mi) of the Butterfly Farm. The colonial city of Georgetown is a 20-minute ride away. The resort is a 45-minute taxi drive from Penang International Airport.

Hotel Features.
Guests can take the resort's complimentary shuttle to Georgetown, the oldest colonial city in the country and a UNESCO World Heritage site, while free parking is available on site. Recreational activities at Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La include a water sports center, 2 outdoor swimming pools, a children's pool, a golf course, 3 tennis courts, a fitness facility, and the Adventure Zone Family Entertainment Center, for children and adults, which contains drop slides, play equipment, a game zone, and a complimentary Kid's Club. The property also offers workout, cooking, and craft classes for adults. Event facilities at the Golden Sands Resort can accommodate business meetings, conferences, conventions, banquets, and weddings. Located on the beach, Sigi's bar and Grill On The Beach is a family-style restaurant with an open BBQ Grill kitchen. The Garden Cafe is an open-air all-day dining venue serving a complimentary breakfast buffet daily as well as international lunch and dinner menus. Three bars offer refreshing beverages and light snacks.

The 387 guestrooms at the Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La have free WiFi. LCD TVs feature cable channels. Tea, coffee and bottled drinking water are complimentary. Guestrooms include desks, in-room safes, refrigerators and direct-dial phones. Bathrooms have second telephones, hairdryers, bathrobes, and combination shower/tubs. Complimentary cribs/infant beds are available.

At a glance

Key facts


  • 387 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (11 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking


  • Free area shuttle

  • Free shopping center shuttle

Other information

  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the resort

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools -
  • Children's pool
  • Health club
  • Golf course on site
  • Outdoor tennis courts -
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa tub
  • Ecotours on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Playground on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Free water park access
  • Waterslide
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Malay

In the apartment

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


On Site

  • Golf course on site
  • Health club
  • Outdoor tennis courts -
  • Spa tub
  • Ecotours on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Playground on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Free water park access


  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang’s small print

Also known as

  • Golden Sands Resort Shangri-La
  • Golden Sands Resort Shangri-La Penang George Town
  • Golden Sands Shangri-La
  • Golden Sands Shangri-La Penang George Town
  • Golden Sands Batu Ferringhi
  • Golden Sands Resort By Shangri-La Hotel Batu Ferringhi
  • Golden Sands Resort By Shangri-La Penang/Batu Ferringhi
  • Golden Sands Resort by Shangri La


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Children under 4 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, or fitness facility without adult supervision.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: MYR 3 per accommodation, per night
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for MYR 150 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of MYR 64 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 567 reviews

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang
Very Good8.0
Great hotel with great facilities. Location is very convenient.
WONG, us1 night trip
Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang
Great Pool and Staff. Awful Rooms.
I've stayed at Golden Sands Penang with my family 3 times, the last two times were this year. My experience is very mixed. The pool area is clean and absolutely fantastic for kids. There are 2 free form pools, one of them with roped off areas for little kids (with a tent cover), and adults. There are 2 water slides, and a nice little splash zone. There are plenty of vigilant lifeguards around. The staff in the pool area and in the hotel in general are very friendly and accommodating. There is a public beach in front of the hotel which is nice, but there are a number of water sports vendors there with their jet skis, boats, and parasailing equipment which ruins the beach experience quite a bit, although many hotel guests were using these services. The breakfast had a very large multi-cuisine spread which was average in taste for Penang standards. In my view, the rooms were quite disgusting. There was mold in the bathrooms (tub surround, in the grout, on the bath mat), the shower curtain had mildew, and the floor was sandy when we checked in. The sink drained very slowly and the bathtub had stains. The furniture is quite dated and banged up and the safe was too small for laptops. The bed was clean and comfortable. Overall, I am not sure I would return even though the pool and staff were fantastic and my kids absolutely loved it, because the condition of the rooms was so bad. Furniture being dated is OK, but the cleanliness has to be improved a whole lot.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang
Very Good8.0
Value for Money
We had expected better value for money for the price that we paid at Golden Sands. Upon checking in, they misplaced all of our luggages, our bedrooms were not made up till very very late in the day eg, 4pm and sometimes we even had to call them to come and do by 5pm. The ice machines never works and there was no ice
Yin, us4 night trip
Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang
My Trip to Penang for Bonding with My Relatives
I like the freedom to roam around and freedom to use the facilities. The beach is magnificent!
Lilian, us3 night trip
Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang
2 Star property
Hotel requires a serious remodel. Stains everywhere. Old out of date.
Michael, us5 night trip

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Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang

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