Hotelchain: G hotels
Location: Penang – Malaysia
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: ghotel.com.my/index2
We were happy to find out that there’s another G Hotel in Georgetown Penang, the G Hotel Gurney. This recently completely renovated five star property is the best hotel in Penang we stayed at! It is actually a five minute buggy ride away. That’s right, both G Hotels offer complimentary buggy service from/to each other. Again, you can’t beat the location. The G Hotel Gurney is located right at the sea offering stunning surrounding views. It is the perfect location to explore Penang!
This hotel is larger than its sister hotel G Hotel Kelawai, offering 312 designer rooms. The hotel lobby is large and has a trendy yet classy feeling. When I entered the hotel, it felt brand new! The award winning glass lobby is great to hang out and has Italian designer furniture such as Minotti and Porada. I knew from the beginning that this hotel is a high class five star property with all the amenities and comfort I could wish for. Check-in was efficient and of course we could enjoy their homemade ice cream again!
When we entered the room, we were just blown away… The executive duplex room, actually let’s call it a suite, was one of the nicest rooms I have seen. So chic, so stylish and oh so comfortable! I could have stayed here for weeks. The enormous windows offered amazing views over the ocean and surrounding areas. On the lower floor, I spend some comfy time in an oversized designer couch. The separate toilet was also a nice feature. On the top floor, we had a full size master bedroom with king bed, great couch and dressing area. The oversized bathroom features a free standing bath tub, large walk-in shower and toilet. It is all about the minimalistic details here, I loved the design and overall lay-out of this suite. Again, free mini bar here with complimentary non-alcoholic drinks and some candies. Luckily enough, I was glad to find out they had the Serta mattresses here too! I also visited their standard rooms and trust me, they are all of a very high level of comfort!
We had again access to the executive lounge which was located on the higher floors. The executive lounge at the G Hotel Gurney is the perfect spot to hang out, have a drink and a chat. While I was enjoying a good glass of red wine, I enjoyed the panoramic views. I was pampered here, service was top notch and they actually remembered my name. Those are small things, but do make a huge difference!
The pool area is large and very clean. It is quite a large pool and water temperature was just right! Next to the pool, is an excellent fitness facility with personal trainers throughout the day. The fitness center is large and offers great up to date fitness equipment.
Right next to the fitness center is the Danai Spa center. This spa center is operated separately from the G Hotel Gurney and as most of you know, I just LOVE spa treatments so I booked an aromatic massage there and I didn’t regret J The spa center is well maintained, very clean and I was welcomed with a smile. After choosing the aroma and filling a small form where they asked me for specific areas where they should concentrate on, I was happy to relax for 90 minutes. The therapist was excellent! She exactly knows how to make me feel at ease. I was so relaxed, I almost fell asleep! Luckily enough, I didn’t 🙂 Those 90 minutes were pure relaxation! I highly recommend booking a treatment here was the prices were very reasonable! Really good value for money! Before and after the treatment they offered some ginger tea.
We had dinner at a local food market just a few steps away from the hotel. This is a must-do when you are staying here! I think we were the only Europeans here and the overall quality of the food was just great! It is nice to eat between the locals and prices are undoubtedly low. No worries here, just relax, sit down, order some food and enjoy! You will love it!
Both G Hotels are located between two large shopping malls. After exploring the Kek Lok Si Temple and Penang Hill, which are close by, be sure to check out those great shopping malls.
I would give the G Hotel Gurney a five star rating all the way! From the delicious breakfast at Taste to the most beautiful rooms you could wish for… The G Hotel Gurney has it all! You can’t go wrong by booking a room here.