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“Lovely G Lounge”
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G Hotel Gurney
Ranked #15 of 84 Hotels in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Lovely G Lounge”
Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

G hotel is not only a stylish hotel, but also has a huge 'G Lounge', located next to its lobby.
The seating area is spacy and trendy. Bar staff was friendly and professional. I ordered 2 glasses of draught beer while I waited for my friend.
Thank you, Povan, for the warm service. I would come back again.

Sue
July 04.14

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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PenangGHotel, General Manager at G Hotel Gurney, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Warm greetings from g Hotel !

Thank you for your positive review and we are happy that you like our G Lounge outlet and the services rendered by our staff, Puven.

We look forward to welcome you again in Penang in the not too distant future.


Kind regards,

Michael Hanratty
General Manager
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Los Angeles, California
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

I like this hotel, particularly because of its location and modern aesthetic. Penang's design is heavily influenced by its British colonial rule, and thus some of the good hotels like Eastern & Oriental look the part. But the G Hotel is a sleek modern oasis, with views of the ocean, and simplified and direct access to the neighboring Gurney Mall which has very good shopping and eating options. It is also a very short walk to the Gurney Hawker Markets, and makes for a great stroll on Persiaran Gurney in the evenings.

The Infinity Pool is to die for, the restaurant options are quite impressive, I had a chance to eat at the Japanese restaurant on a few occasions as well as their buffet restaurant on the ground level. The food and service are very good. The lobby is open and expansive, with beautiful seating arrangements, interesting architecture and color. There's a bar to grab a drink or too and lounge. It feels incredibly casual but buttoned up at the same time. There's is no place quite like this on the island.

The rooms are clean and modern, and the rates are very good, with typical SE Asia pricing. There is only one other hotel that I like more than this on the island, and it is way to the north in Batu Ferringhi. If you want a central location, with beach view, modern feel, direct mall accessibility, good hawker foods, and easy central access to other parts of Penang, this is the place. If you wan't more luxury and lounging on beautiful sand, you will want to explore Batu Ferringhi, which is more of a touristy area.

Oh, and English is a second language here, so you can get around just fine if you speak it.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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PenangGHotel, General Manager at G Hotel Gurney, responded to this review, 10 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Warm greetings from g Hotel !

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback.

It is our great pleasure to read on your positive comments in regards to our modern premises, i.e. location, food, room and excellent services rendered by our staff.

We look forward to the opportunity to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards,

Michael Hanratty
General Manager
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

although the hotel is nice, during my stay around 6.30 i heard noise hence locked and latched my door. with my tv blasting, i was watching now you see me movie Fox movie, somebody tried to open the door. it was not just 1-3 attempts, it was probably more than a minute attempt. since the door is latched, i can hear the person trying to push a few times the door (by this time the door must have been unlocked successfully, but not the latched). i called the lobby and request someone to come and by this time i think the person has left. i called second time the lobby and no one came yet. third time the person who picked up the phone passed the phone to someone and ask me "yes?". and the fourth call, i said i will wait by the phone "and the girl on duty around 6.30 - 7 laughed at my request. 2 security person came and explained, it was the room cleaning service, who cleans every evening. that's the timing for G hotel he said.

my questions - it's a newly cleaned room, i've just checked in at 6pm or so, and cleaning service decided to clean the room again today? does the cleaning service has a checklist whcih room they have cleaned for today? or the cleaning service randomly choose like ' ah! today lets see this room again". tv is blasting inside and door is locked plus latched, still attempts to open repetitively?

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

Truly 5 star. Premium price for Malaysia standard. However good service, polite staff, spacious rooms with comfy beds, clean, with lots of pillows to choose from.

Breakfast was good with variety of Asian, cooked and continental food.

Good amenities - well equipped gym and pool. Spa on site which we didn't have time to check out. Also bicycles for guests if one wishes to cycle along the beach (again ran out of time during our short weekend stay).

Location was good too next to Gurney Plaza and Paragon mall for shopping and also Gurney drive for yummy hawker food.

Only thing is wifi could be better. Otherwise great hotel will return again.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Level 1 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

We are enjoying our stay at G hotel. The staff are all accommodating and polite. The bed is very comfortable. World Cup channel available in the rooms. This is definitely the hotel to stay in while in Penang

  • Stayed June 2014
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Its an exquisite hotel for the stylish traveller and shoppers and those looking for a cozy place to stay and shop. facilities provided are great for some delay due to human capability but overall a great place to stay.
modern n new setting n spacious room is a luxury for those who enjoys being free and enjoys freedom and space.
easy access to Gurney Plaza, Gurney Paragon and eating outlets surrounding the hotel and the breathtaking view of the Bay and Gurney Drive.
Just a short walk to a great night market/ food bazaar for a great exquisite gastronomical adventure which Penang is famous for.

Room Tip: Executive floor and above for breathtaking view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

I've stayed at the G a few times over the past few years, and have enjoyed it most times.It's situated right next to gurney plaza shopping mall, and a hawker stall, which is convenient if you want to sample the local food.
As for the hotel itself- I found the concierge staff to be fantastic at all times, and could not fault the welcome given to my family and myself by not only the check-in staff on the ground floor, but also the staff at the executive lounge. The room was very clean, and large enough for 2 stretcher beds for our children in addition to the huge king size bed, , and the housekeping staff also went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible.The free wireless was welcome too. The one slight disappointment was the breakfast service- the food itself was of a very high standard, and the omelette chef was great too, but the waiters seemed a little understaffed, which meant you were sometimes waiting a bit to be served coffee. I would agree with some others that in general it could be termed as a little expensive- but we shopped around for deals and found the prices to be okay for what we paid for.

Room Tip: Choose a superior room if possible- more value for money- also check out deals for this hotel- there...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Property: G Hotel Gurney
Address: 168A Persiaran Gurney, George Town, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in George Town
#4 Luxury Hotel in George Town
#6 Family Hotel in George Town
#7 Romantic Hotel in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — G Hotel Gurney 4.5*
Number of rooms: 312
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
G Hotel is your urban thirst quenching oasis, prime for both discerning business and leisure travellers. Grand as it can be, the entrance lobby itself speaks volumes of the exclusivity of what lies within. Furnished with contemporary designs like the iconic Spoon Chair by Kartell, Felt Chair by Capellini and Shell Chair by Hansen, douse your senses with visual elegance and ergonomic comfort aimed at turning even the simplest act of waiting into a unique one. Rich in modern contemporary architecture and opulent interior designs, the 312-room hotel evokes a sense of grandeur, one which is left for you to experience. ... more   less 
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