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Hotel Equatorial Penang

Bayfront hotel with 5 restaurants, near Queensbay Mall

  • Free WiFi in lobby and free parking
  • Free airport shuttle

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8.6.Fabulous.
  • Definitely the luxury hotel to go to in Penang....for a retreat ! The beautiful Bkt…

    Sep 4, 2020

  • Very clean and great ambiance, excellent breakfast buffet! Helpful staffs, loved the…

    Jul 29, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe & Clean (Malaysia) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 413 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 5 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free airport shuttle

For families

  • Children's pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Premium TV channels
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • 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
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from March 1 2021 to June 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Shuttle services

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Pool View
  • Premier Room, 1 King Bed
  • Premier Suite
  • Executive Suite, 1 King Bed, Pool View (Club Premier King)
  • Club Room
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Twin Beds, Pool View
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Twin Beds, Pool View
  • Suite (Senator, Main Wing)

Location

  • In Bayan Lepas
  • Penang International Sports Arena - 28 min walk
  • RECSAM and Institute Pendidikan Guru - 38 min walk

What’s around

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
  • Kek Lok Si Temple - 6.1 mi / 9.8 km
  • Penang Hill - 6.8 mi / 11 km
  • KOMTAR - 7.7 mi / 12.4 km
  • Gurney Drive - 8.3 mi / 13.4 km
  • Penang Times Square - 7.6 mi / 12.2 km

Getting around

  • Penang Intl. Airport (PEN) - 12 min drive
  • Penang Sentral - 30 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free shopping center shuttle

At a glance

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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

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.

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

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

Transfers

  • Free airport shuttle from 5 AM to 6 PM*

Parking

  • Free secured, covered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
*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
  • 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

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are 6 treatment rooms and outdoor treatment areas. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body scrubs, and detox wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.

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

Small print

Also known as

  • Equatorial Hotel
  • Penang Hotel Equatorial
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Optional extras

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

Rollaway beds are available for MYR 150.0 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of MYR 55 for adults and MYR 34 for children (approximately)

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; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia).

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.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

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 0.00 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 beginning July 1, 2021. 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.

Deposit: MYR 200 per night

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

  • 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.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there are 5 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, international cuisine, and garden views. The dining venue will be unavailable from March 1 2021 to June 1 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Kampachi (10-min walk), Wagyu O Japanese Bbq (2.2 mi), and Gurney Drive (8.3 mi).
  • Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 5 AM to 6 PM at scheduled times.
  • Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics and racquetball/squash. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. Hotel Equatorial Penang also has a sauna and a steam room, as well as a garden.
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Breakfast buffet is excellent, room service is fast and professional; defenately staying there whenever visiting Penang.

    7 night trip, Feb 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    I loved the waterfalls and gardens on the property. It was exquisite. The view of the golf course from my room was lovely.

    Brittany, 1 night business trip, Feb 21, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The open space, fresh air, the garden and the pool were great. Its a very nice hotel with great service. We loved staying there. The only low light is distance, the hotel was a 25 min drive from george town. But we always gound grab easily.

    3 night family trip, Oct 25, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Overall, a very nice property. A bit far from Georgetown but close to the airport. Nice and quiet and costs only about 20 Ringit using grab to hit downtown. Nice pool. Squash court paint peels but this is a minor complaint.

    1 night business trip, Oct 22, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very good support and respect, very good design and building

    2 night romance trip, Aug 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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, 1 night romance trip, Jun 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Food is good and the people are great. The pool is very relaxing. Highly recommended

    Neil, 4 night business trip, May 7, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    AC will stop at like 22C. Carpet is dirty and has bad smell inside the room. Insert is everywhere in the hotel. Food is not good.

    Sammy, 2 night business trip, May 4, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    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, 5 night business trip, Apr 11, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Very nice and beautiful lobby and pool area is very nice. Breakfast is good but could be better. Not bad though. Room very nice and comfortable. Check in a bit slow but overall service is good.

    3 night business trip, Apr 3, 2019

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