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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Gurney Hotel is strategically located at the heart of Georgetown with a serene view of the Malacca Straits. It's a short walk away from the mall and the Gurney Hawker centre. As for the hotel itself, it is a little dated and could do with abit of refurbishing. Nevertheless, the kids pool and adult infinity pool were both clean...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rented 2 bedroom room with the beach view. Pretty good size room. But a bit old. We have a bit of a problem with the AC but after we complain they fixed it. Breakfast was pretty good and many foods. On the lobby side there is coffee bean and subway but no minimarket nearby.

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Thank Gary S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is located at along the Gurney Drive area. Offer nice view of beach (with all the sea reclamation work in progress). Within walking distance (most probably 15min) to Gurney Plaza & Paragon Mall (2 famous shopping malls in Georgetown). GRAB @ UBER are better alternatives if lazy to walk :-) Kapitan Restaurant & coffee beans are located within...

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Thank Azlina Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is not well maintained. Carpet and sofa seat are so dirty and stained. Furnitures looks old. Rooms are not well lit. The good thing is only with the connecting room and spacious area. However, as carpet and sofa looks so dirty, I do not dared to have my son playing on the floor or the sofa. Only on...

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This was probably my fifth stay here since it was first opened. My last visit was 7-8 years back and what a big surprised it was. Somebody really, really needs to come in and pull out some big cash pile and remake this hotel. What a shame and what a waste...we used to love it here, nice facilities, nice place...

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Jakarta, Indonesia
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Stayed here for 2 nights, this is old hotel. So the rate is very reasonable for big room. I like the view, big window facing the ocean. Very much like the view. The service is standard. The facility is quite ok, but all old. The management need to change the elevator, the waiting time is long.

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Thank Agung I
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We stayed here 5 years ago and really enjoyed the place. It has now lost the "Resort Hotel and Residences" and is simply the Gurney Hotel. The place is falling apart and should be rescued by some hotel chain. The location is great, the facilities are great, the staff are pretty good considering what they have to deal with. Straps...

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Alborg
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We choosed this hotel because of we wanted to be near of shopping centers. It was only 1.7 km walking distance from hotel to Paragon and we enjoyed to have a little walk after our meals. When we arrived to the hotel, front desk staff welcomed us. They were friendly and everything went smoothly. We got 26th floor with a...

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GurneyHotel, General Manager at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Dear KASPERL632, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience in Tripadvisor! I am glad that you had enjoyed your overall experience with us. We have taken note on your feed-backs with regards to the breakfast selections and the hot water issue in your room for future improvement. Thank you once again for your patronage and we hope...

Reviewed 6 January 2017

Spent 2 nights at the Gurney Hotel and was consistently disappointed. Service was slow and staff seemed uninterested in checking in new guests. Both phones in my room were not working. Upon returning from dinner at about 10.30 pm or so, i requested for some mineral water to be sent to the room and was told that they only provide...

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GurneyHotel, General Manager at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Dear Suresh G, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience in Tripadvisor. We would like to apologize for all the inconveniences caused that have marred your experience with us. As much as we try to ensure that all our guests have the best experience staying with us, we sometimes failed to deliver under some unforeseen circumstances. All...

Fareham
Reviewed 4 January 2017

A poor experience in a studio suite several defects in room not all rectified and request for upgrade or room change was not granted .Does not live up to the online publicityBetter hotels nearby.Not a place to revisit

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GurneyHotel, General Manager at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Dear Paul M, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience in Tripadvisor. We would like to apologize for all the inconveniences caused that have marred your experience with us. As much as we try to ensure that all our guests have the best experience staying with us, we sometimes failed to deliver under some unforeseen circumstances. All...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Brimming with matchless elegance, top-notch provisions, and cordial, genuine service, The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences in George Town, Penang, Malaysia truly stands out among the multitude of hotels in the locale. We invite you to bask in well-appointed suites replete with essential amenities, such as free Wi-Fi Internet access, cable TV, and a private bath with jacuzzi. Business travelers can use spacious and well-lit conference halls, while holidaymakers can have a relaxing time in our restaurant, pool, and spa. Sitting along the tourist belt of Gurney Drive, adjacent to the Central Business District, our 4-star resort is a few kilometers from the airport and ferry terminal. It also enjoys an address with easy access to shopping centers, like the Gurney Plaza, Gurney Paragon, and Batu Ferringhi night market. Moreover, it is just a short drive away from several tourist attractions, such as the Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang Bird Park, and Snake Temple. With these wonderful features, The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences in Penang truly is the preferred luxurious accommodation for any occasion at anytime. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences

Address: The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences 18 Persiaran Gurney, George Town, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: ₹ 2,681 - ₹ 6,301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences 3.5*
Number of rooms: 259
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Also Known As:
Gurney Resort Hotel And Residences
Gurney Hotel Penang
Gurney Hotel Malaysia
The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences Penang/George Town
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#8 Spa Hotel in George Town
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“All 2-bedroom suites are sea facing while 1 BR give partial views. Ask for higher floors.”
  • Worn and torn carpets.
  • Sunrise.
 of 5 bubbles noko742, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms ending with 04 are pretty good. Get a high floor. Rooms are good size with great view looking out towards the west.”
 of 5 bubbles Gerritos, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“old, dusty, creepy room”
 of 5 bubbles Nordus83, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“good location”
 of 5 bubbles tracyalways, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There is no good room to talk about when the whole hotel sucks. Go try G Hotel or Shangri La or something, just not this hotel pls!”
 of 5 bubbles ChoFair, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
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