Important: This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Close
Skip to main content.
All properties in George Town, Penang, Malaysia
1 room, 2 adults

Hotel Equatorial Penang, George Town

5-star5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Free WiFi
1 Jalan Bukit Jambul, Bayan Lepas, George Town, Penang, 11900, Malaysia

Bayfront hotel with 5 restaurants, near Queensbay Mall
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Children's pool
    • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
    • Free WiFi
  • Collect stampsYou can collect Hotels.com® Rewards stamps here
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Room
Great room
Cleanliness
Clean
Food
Delicious food

Hotel Equatorial Penang, George Town

from $65
  • Executive Suite
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Premier Room, 1 King Bed
  • Junior Suite
  • Premier Suite
  • Club Premier Deluxe
  • Club Room, 1 King Bed
  • Club Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Deluxe Room (Family)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Premier)
  • Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Premier Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Suite (Senator, Main Wing)
  • Suite (Senator, North Wing)

What’s around Hotel Equatorial Penang, George Town

Landmarks

  • In Bayan Lepas
  • Penang International Sports Arena - 28 min walk
  • RECSAM and Institute Pendidikan Guru - 38 min walk
  • Queensbay Mall - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • University of Science-Malaysia (Universiti Sains Malaysia) - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Snake Temple - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • KOMTAR - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km
  • Penang Hill - 8 mi / 12.9 km

Getting around

  • Penang Intl. Airport (PEN) - 13 min drive
  • Penang Sentral - 31 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free shopping center shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 413 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 12 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to Equator Club Lounge To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
Airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times from 5 AM to 6 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Transfers

  • Free airport shuttle from 5 AM to 6 PM *

Parking

  • Free self parking

  • Car charging point

Offsite

  • Free area shuttle

  • Free shopping center shuttle

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 5 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Tennis on site
  • Spa tub
  • Swim-up bar
  • Steam room
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Sauna
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Number of meeting rooms - 19
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1989
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Lever door handles
  • Telephone accessibility kit
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Malay

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Dining

Nada lama - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

The View - Overlooking the ocean and golf course, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Kampachi - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Golden Phoenix - This restaurant specializes in Chinese cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Nadaba - This poolside bar serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts -
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Tennis on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Racquetball/squash on site

Hotel Equatorial Penang, George Town’s small print

Also known as

  • Equatorial Hotel
  • Penang Hotel Equatorial
  • Equatorial Penang Bayan Lepas
  • Hotel Equatorial Penang Bayan Lepas
  • Hotel Equatorial Penang George Town
  • Equatorial Penang George Town
  • Hotel Equatorial Penang Bayan Lepas
  • Equatorial Penang Bayan Lepas
  • Hotel Equatorial Penang Hotel
  • Hotel Equatorial Penang George Town
  • Hotel Equatorial Penang Hotel George Town
  • Equatorial Hotel Penang
  • Equatorial Penang
  • Equatorial Penang Hotel
  • Hotel Equatorial
  • Hotel Equatorial Penang
  • Hotel Penang Equatorial
  • Penang Equatorial
  • Penang Equatorial Hotel

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Parking height restrictions apply.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

    Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

    Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

    The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia) guidelines.

    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

    For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Mandatory fees

    Deposit: MYR 200 per night

    Optional extras

    Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

    Rollaway beds are available for MYR 174 per night

    Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of MYR 68 for adults and MYR 34 for children (approximately)

    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.

    FAQs for Hotel Equatorial Penang, George Town

    • Does Hotel Equatorial Penang offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      Yes, Hotel Equatorial Penang does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • Is parking offered at Hotel Equatorial Penang?
      Yes, there's free self parking.
    • Is there a pool at Hotel Equatorial Penang?
      Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
    • Are pets allowed at Hotel Equatorial Penang?
      Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Equatorial Penang?
      You can check in from 2:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
    • Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Equatorial Penang?
      Yes, there are 5 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Gurney Drive (8.3 mi).
    • Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Equatorial Penang?
      Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 5 AM to 6 PM at scheduled times.

    Recent reviews

    Very Good 8.4 From 204 reviews

    Exceptional 10.0
    Best hotel in Malaysia
    This place was great. I never imagined a hotel this nice would be here. The people were friendly. The price for room was also great. I would have expected to pay three or four times what we did. I just can’t say enough good things about this hotel. We will definitely stay here again when we come back.
    paul, us1 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Awesome Hotel with a Live Band
    Awesome hotel to stay. Great service with nice restaurants to choose from. Room a bit dated but bedding was comfortable. Really enjoyed the live band performance. Will come back again for sure.
    Hua, us5 night business trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Awesome Hotel
    Probably the best hotel in the Penang area.
    us1 night business trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Beautiful hotel, location is a bit far from shops. It is like being in a resort
    hugo, us1 night business trip
    Good 6.0
    Not so great hotel.
    Ok hotel. Not that great. Location is far away from any nearby shopping and more. Over priced. Front desk policy Is very strict and not flexible on anything. Would not recommend it. Stay in George Town if you could.
    us4 night business trip
    Very Good 8.0
    Good access to airport
    Short overnight just to catch an early flight from Penang airport. The free shuttle to the airport is only once per hour, but a taxi there is cheap. Decent hotel, nothing to sing home about. Nothing else in the vicinity.
    Gary, us1 night business trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Great hotel for a great price
    Beautiful hotel and bountiful breakfast buffet. Very friendly and accommodating staff! This was our 2nd time staying here for business.
    Kim, us3 night business trip
    Good 6.0
    Spacious hotel. Pool ok. But that’s about how much I can say. A bit old . Door of my room had to be slammed hard for it to close. Food in the coffee house is not up to my expectations. Overall better n newer hotels elsewhere for that price.
    us1 night family trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Equatorial lives up to its 5 star rating!!
    This is a super clean and friendly hotel with beautiful views of the Island! The restaurants serve some of the best cuisine I have ever experienced.
    Marianne Lea, us8 night business trip
    Fair 4.0
    Not that great. Okay!
    It was okay. Nothing great about this place. Their room key cards were not working during my stay and it was very irritating. Shuttle service is not very particular about time. Restaurants are super expensive and food is not worth the price.
    Priyanka, us5 night business trip

    Hotel Equatorial Penang, George Town

    Is the description of this hotel not correct? Tell us