Hotelchain: G hotels
Location: Penang – Malaysia
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: ghotelkelawai.com.my/index2
Situated on the beautiful island of Penang, the G Hotel Kelawai is literally in the middle of it all and close by the major attractions. This beautiful and recently opened 5 star hotel has 208 rooms, a restaurant, an amazing roof top bar with great panoramic views of the city of George Town, an infinity pool and much more!
As I entered the G Hotel Kelawai, I was welcomed by very friendly front desk staff. Service here is always with a smile which is absolutely pleasant. The lobby area is pretty large and I loved the decoration: quite trendy, but not over the top… It is classy with a modern touch, just the way I like it! Sleek and chic yet cosy as they describe it themselves. Although the hotel was fully booked at the time I was there, you wouldn’t tell as there is this absolutely relaxed atmosphere throughout the entire hotel. One nice detail, I loved the Baxter Molly armchair which was really comfortable to relax. By the way, they have their own homemade ice cream here which every guest is able to taste upon check-in. The ice cream is just delicious and with the hot temperatures all year long, I appreciated this refreshment very much 🙂
I stayed at one of their “Executive Premier rooms” and was impressed with the room! It was very nicely laid out with a queen bed, large bathroom with a very good rainshower, separate tub at the window and all the nice amenities to go with the room. There is a large leather design couch and a large working desk. Actually, the G Hotel Kelawai is a business hotel and the working desk chair in their rooms is one of the best I have ever seen in any hotel. They are that comfortable that you should not feel any pain wherever in your body for at least 24 hours. The large 55 inch smart television was a nice touch. All rooms come with high speed internet and a complimentary mini bar with several soft drinks and some candies.
On the top floor you will find the rooftop bar Gravity. The cocktails are fantastic and views are amazing! Be sure to check that bar out while you are in Penang! On the same level of the executive lounge and Gravity, is the infinity pool with again, a really nice view. You can even see the iconic Penang Bridge from up here.
Staying in one of the executive room allows you to enjoy the very comfortable executive Lounge offering complimentary drinks all day long. During the night a small buffet with appetizers is presented in a very nice way. The small bites were pretty good. I could also enjoy several alcoholic drinks at no additional charge. The lounge itself is just beautifully decorated with impressive panoramic views of Penang. I highly recommended upgrading your room with access to the lounge. The food is fantastic and together with the complimentary drinks, it is a great value for money!
The large fitness center is also a great feature of this hotel. It is pretty big and you can enjoy the surrounding views of Penang while you are working out! The entire place was very clean and well maintained. Most of you know that I like to work out before going to bed 🙂
After a wonderful night’s sleep (I was spoiled as they have Serta mattresses in every room which are of one of the best quality you will ever find) we had breakfast at the Spoon Café. The buffet style breakfast was excellent with both Asian and European food options. At night you can also have dinner here. It is a French Bistro and serves delicious food at affordable prices.
The G Hotel Kelawai is a trendy and classy five star hotel in a great spot. The rooms are very stylish and offer the comfort you would expect from a high class hotel. Although it has 280 rooms, it kind of felt like staying in a boutique style hotel. Whether it is for business or leisure, you can’t go wrong by staying here. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here and I truly believe it is one of the better hotels in the Penang area! Thumbs up, G Hotel Kelawai!