Situated in the most convenient location within 1-Stop Midlands Park Centre along Jalan Burmah is Georgetown City Hotel Penang, formerly known as Berjaya Penang Hotel.
The name change happened some two years ago following a rebranding exercise.
One of eight hotel properties in Malaysia owned by Berjaya Hotel & Resorts, the hotel boasts the largest pillarless ballroom in the city that could accommodate 1000 pax theatre-style.
This 15-year-old 4-star hotel with a contemporary concept may be slightly dated, but it continuously undergoes refurbishment, the latest being three years ago, where some rooms now spot new TV sets, beds and carpeting.
There are a total of 320 rooms and suites, the smallest being Super Single. The other room categories are Superior, Junior Suite, Executive Suite and Presidential Suite.
All of these are equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, LCD TV with in-house movies and satellite channels, WiFi, electronic room safe, mini fridge and coffee/tea-making facilities.
What I like most is that ALL bathrooms are fitted with Japanese-sized bathtubs, even for Super Single rooms. Also, all beds come with a bolster.
This seems to be a rare treat for guests at other hotels that I have stayed at.
Although there is a bus stop right in front of the hotel, within walking distance are Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram (Reclining Buddha Temple), Penang Botanic Gardens, Penang Youth Park and also Gurney Drive where Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon are located.
The hotel is also exceptionally popular with those who are visiting Penang for medical check-ups and treatment as it is near to Penang Adventist Hospital.
Georgetown City Hotel Penang
Add: 1-Stop Midlands Park, Jalan Burmah, 10350 Penang, Malaysia.
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