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Flamingo Hotel by the Beach, Penang
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Tanjung Bungah
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“Basically good hotel with some problems”
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Bit of a shock on arrival to be told that they had no non-smoking rooms available (hotel full due to Chinese New Year). We were shown a room which had been sprayed with air-freshener and accepted it. Then, when we went out and returned later, we found that it smelled of smoke. Asked reception whether the hotel staff had been in the room smoking but it turned out that smoke was coming into our room from an adjoining room. More air-freshener and a towell was placed against the gap under the door. Not altogether effective and this rather coloured our view of the hotel.
As usual in Malaysia, no proper reading light over the bed. Breakfast, however, pretty good.
We enjoyed eating at both the Indian and Malay restaurants across the road from the hotel.
Beach not ideal due to constant noise and fumes from the motor boats. I was stung by a jelly fish on the first day (there are signs warning about this but it doesn't make it any more pleasant!)

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

We checked-in at 9.30pm and the 3 rooms suites that we booked was not available with the stupid reason that the room is under maintenance. The hotel should not taken our booking at the 1st place should they know they were unable to provide us the room as requested. The breakfast was horrible were the buffet were serve along the corridor and the foods were tasteless. The waiter accidently drop the tea cup and it falls next to the kids pool, but he didn't bother to clean-up the mess.
It is not recommended to stay at the hotel during peak season.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

The location of the hotel is top notch, next to the beach and opposite a bus stop. The rooms are large and spacious and have a modern look. The seaview rooms have wonderful views and the free wi-fi is a welcome plus.

On the negative side, the lifts were infuriatingly slow and staff were slow to pick up laundry bags and other things left outside people's doors. This resulted in the place looking chaotic at times

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

Spent a week in Dec. bed & breakfast. Check in was fast and courteous for me with a Miss Nor.Experienced attentive & efficient room cleaning service whilst staying a week there on 17th floor. Breakfast buffet was a wide variety of local and western style. Clean beach. Hotel shop stock essentials at reasonable price. Free courtesy transport to Gurney Plaza and Komtar area for Prangin Mall, 1st Avenue Mall. Needs to be booked with reception for the twice daily service. Bus stop outside hotel takes you to Georgetown for RM2. Half price rates for pensioners over 60.
Gym was well equipped.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

I stayed at this hotel with family in November. We book for rooms and arrived at 4.30pm to find that only one room was ready??? When check in is at 3pm. Not a good start, thay have no proper internet facilities, u have to use the business room, but thae staff were very helpful. The rooms are very basic, balcony was ok size and buffet breakfast was not too intruiging, no real bacon, the omelette was the best part. Location right on the beach, but still very basic for ewhat we paid. I wont be staynig here again

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Flamingo Hotel by the Beach, Penang

Property: Flamingo Hotel by the Beach, Penang
Address: Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Tanjung Bungah, Penang Island 11200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Tanjung Bungah
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Tanjung Bungah
Price range (per night): ₹ 2,842 - ₹ 9,754
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Flamingo Hotel by the Beach, Penang 3.5*
Number of rooms: 280
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