Situated on the palm-fringed, sandy Batu Ferringhi beach on the Malaysian island of Penang, Holiday Inn Resort Penang is ideally located for the island’s buzzing night market right next door and vibrant street-food stalls right on its doorstep. The resident Indian chefs create authentic local cuisine, while traditional Malay massages are on offer in a tranquil outdoor gazebo by the beach.
Accommodation at Holiday Inn Resort Penang is in the Beach Wing right on the beach, or in the high-rise Ferringhi Tower, connected to the Beach Wing by a covered bridge, where the views from the upper floors are fantastic. All rooms are cool and contemporary with splashes of vibrant colour. There’s free wifi, flat-screen TVs and super-comfy beds.
The beach-side pool is the ideal place to relax, or you can head out on a rented bike or car and explore the island, from bustling capital Georgetown – a Unesco World Heritage Site because of its heady mix of cultures and architectural styles – to Kek Lok Si temple. There’s also a kids’ club and games room at the hotel to keep children entertained.
The open-sided Terrace Café serves Penang specialities such as curries and noodle soups to the sounds of the surf and the swaying palms. Hari’s bar serves juices, cocktails and light meals beside the pool, and the Lobby Lounge has live entertainment in the evenings, as well as a large high-definition TV showing live sports.
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