$144 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 14, 2014 Check-out: Sep 17, 2014

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

4 stars
Batu Feringgi Beach, Penang, 11100
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
18 reviews
great hotel - fantastic staff - excellent food - wonderful for kids

Great Hotel. Such a chuld friendly hotel. 3 lifeguardss on duty at poolside all the time. Staff are... See full review

  • pet24
  • Jun 3, 2014
short break

Overall everything was good, maybe the only criticism was we could hear the lift clanking from our... See full review

  • hyacinth bucket
  • Apr 10, 2014
The Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La is a deluxe hotel located on the island of Penang in Malaysia. This breathtaking property is cozily snuggled along the prime beachfront in Batu Ferringhi is surrounded by a lush landscape of tropical flora. Amidst such a setting, you will find the comforts of home and the warm relaxation of Penang hospitality. The resort offers you every facility and comfort necessary for a relaxing and enjoyable vacation.

The sprawling gardens dotted by charming parasols contrast with the gentle sea while beautiful palm trees sway in the cool sea breeze. The cozy atmosphere provides a tranquil retreat from the caves and rush of the everyday world. With beautifully appointed guest rooms well equipped with the amenities in anticipation of your every need, guest can easily discover Penang's unrivaled charms and its rich blend of cultures, views and glorious food. The friendly staff provides outstanding service taking hospitality to a whole new level. The Golden Sands Resort offers everything you need in order to enjoy an exhilarating vacation.

NOTICE: There will be a mandatory "Local Government Fee" of MYR 3 per room per night taking effect on 1 June 2014. In addition to the 10% service charge and 6% government tax, this fee will be added to all room bills and is to be collected upon guests arrival.

Hotel Map

5.4774 100.2516
Area served
Georgetown, Penang - 15 km Batu Feringgi, Penang - 0 km Teluk Bahang, Penang - 6 km Tanjong Tokong, Penang - 8 km
Nearby airports
Bayan Lepas International Airport, Penang
Area description
31 km drive from the Airport 15 km drive from Georgetown

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Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La Rooms

Deluxe Seaview
Deluxe rooms are a smaller 30 sqm in size and have a similar design as the Superior rooms with the addition of a balcony with a delightful coffee table facing either the gardens or a direct view of the pool and sea.
Superior Hillview
Superior rooms are 36 sqm in size with luxurious cream beige carpets and walls with a red orange color scheme and nyatoh wood furnishings. The compact en-suite bathroom has a combined bathtub and shower while the rooms have a view of the hills.
Executive Seaview
Executive Seaview rooms are 30 sqm in size located on the higher floors and also with balconies with the best views of the pool and sea. These rooms have more luxurious decor and better amenities.

Amenities

  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Yahong Art Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Butterfly Farm: 1.7 mi
  • Tropical Spice Garden: 1.8 mi
  • Masjid Terapung Tanjung Bunga: 1.9 mi
  • Teluk Bahang Beach: 2.8 mi
  • Toy Museum: 2.9 mi
  • Tropical Fruit Farm: 3.1 mi
  • Botanical Gardens: 3.6 mi
  • Penang National Park: 3.8 mi
  • Hindu Temple: 3.9 mi
  • Penang Hill: 5.1 mi
  • Pulau Tikus Wet Market: 5.2 mi
  • Gurney Drive: 5.3 mi
  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram: 5.3 mi
  • Titi Kerawang Waterfall: 5.5 mi
  • Yahong Art Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Butterfly Farm: 1.7 mi
  • Tropical Spice Garden: 1.8 mi
  • Masjid Terapung Tanjung Bunga: 1.9 mi
  • Teluk Bahang Beach: 2.8 mi
  • Toy Museum: 2.9 mi
  • Tropical Fruit Farm: 3.1 mi
  • Botanical Gardens: 3.6 mi
  • Penang National Park: 3.8 mi
  • Hindu Temple: 3.9 mi
  • Penang Hill: 5.1 mi
  • Pulau Tikus Wet Market: 5.2 mi
  • Gurney Drive: 5.3 mi
  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram: 5.3 mi
  • Titi Kerawang Waterfall: 5.5 mi
  • Kek Lok Si Temple: 5.6 mi
  • Wesley Methodist Church: 6.3 mi
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion: 6.9 mi
  • Penang Chinatown: 7 mi
  • Prangin Mall Komtar: 7.1 mi
  • Penang Museum: 7.2 mi
  • Kapitan Keling Mosque: 7.2 mi
  • St George's Church: 7.2 mi
  • Goddess Of Mercy Temple: 7.2 mi
  • Khoo Kongsi: 7.3 mi
  • City Hall: 7.3 mi
  • Chowrasta Wet Market: 7.3 mi
  • Little India: 7.3 mi
  • Fort Cornwallis: 7.5 mi
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion: 9.4 mi
  • Bird Park: 11.4 mi
  • Snake Temple: 11.5 mi
  • Penang War Museum: 13.8 mi

Dining

Lobby Lounge
Situated at the heart of the resort's reception area, the newly redesigned Lobby Lounge seamlessly blends the outdoor with the interior, its breezy, open-air layout overlooks serene garden and pool views. Contemporary yet comfortable, the Lounge makes an ideal venue for relaxation in the balmy tropics. The experience is complemented by a range of refreshing beverages and light snacks. The lounge is open daily from 10am to 12midnight and can sit up to 68 persons.
Cool Lounge
Located adjacent to the Lobby, the one-stop Cool Lounge hosts an array of amusements and modern conveniences including three internet stations, free broadband access, books/magazines/newspapers, board and card games as well as five LCD TV screens where guests can watch movies or world news in air-conditioned comfort. The entire area is fronted with floor to ceiling glass panels offering an unparalleled view of beautifully landscaped gardens and pools. Tea, coffee and bottled juices as well as savoury pastries, cakes and sandwiches are available for a relaxing snack.
Garden Cafe
Enjoy an extensive array of Asian and International cuisines prepared in our "open kitchen". Select from our exiting buffet or ala carte menu and dine on the open terrace that overlooks our tropical gardens and poolside.
Sigi's by the Sea
Adjacent to the beach walkway, this uniquely styled bistro offers a true island dining experience. Golden sunsets provide an unforgettable backdrop while you enjoy our delicious fusion of Eastern and Western cuisine.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Superbly located by Batu Feringgi Beach, The Golden Sands Resort offers first class meeting facilities with a Ballroom that provides a panoramic glass wall showcasing our luscious landscaped gardens and poolside making every meeting a refreshing experience. Our professional Events Team will ensure every little detail is attended to. A wide choice of exiting theme parties is also available for seeking something out of the ordinary.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (18)

Ratings and reviews for Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 18
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.8

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
pet24
st albans
Jun 3, 2014

great hotel - fantastic staff - excellent food - wonderful for kids

Great Hotel. Such a chuld friendly hotel. 3 lifeguardss on duty at poolside all the time. Staff are very friendly, helpful, knowledgable and there are enough of them. Very clean rooms. Wide and tasty selection at all buffet meals. Will be returning here for many years.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

5 minute walk, past Lone Pine Hotel, is a small food court with stalls off local and western food.

Review of Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Happy To Travel
Singapore
May 4, 2014

Family friendly, average beach

Good on the whole. Friendly staff. Beach is a lil disappointing. Jelly fish is an issue there so you can't swim freely.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There are two food courts around the hotel area. Worth trying.

Review of Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lenio
Australia
Apr 21, 2014

Lenio

Had a great time. Only suggestion to change batteries regularly

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
hyacinth bucket
england
Apr 10, 2014

short break

Overall everything was good, maybe the only criticism was we could hear the lift clanking from our room no 763. Our friends stayed in room 751 and they could hear the mosque early morning. Breakfast was busy a bit chaotic at times but the food was replenished, no bacon!!! Overall a nice hotel exactly what you would expect from shangri-la. I would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

If you are buying handbags off the stalls check the lining as often the linings are not the same brand as the bag

Review of Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Klcy
Msia
Feb 11, 2014

Holiday getaway

Location and room not bad. Recommended. It's my second time stay in golden sands resorts

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Super Beetle
Portland, Oregon
Jan 28, 2014

Great stay after business in the city

The hotel is everything it was advertised to be. We paid extra for an ocean view room on the 6th floor. The view from the balcony was nice- overlooking the swimming pools and the ocean just beyond the hotel grounds. The breakfast buffet was delicious- every food type one could imagine! We did not figure out the shower in the room- the hand held shower head attachment to the wall required one to practically stand on the tub drain to get under the shower water, and the water pressure was minimal. Also, there were no wash cloths in the bathroom; I should have asked housekeeping, but didn't take the time. Lotion was not part of the standard amenities, so I had to make a special request.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Bumbles
Kuala Lumpur
Dec 16, 2013

Good value and friendly resort

Lots of space, friendly staff (especially Jenelle during breakfast) and great facilities. The kids' club provides activities to keep my daughter occupied. Will definitely be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Long beach cafe (5 minutes walking distance) offers variety of hawker food.

Review of Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vacatione
Melbourne
Nov 5, 2013

Ordinary hotel experience

Front desk staff not very warm in their welcome to hotel, room was not ready when arrived , Room itself was ok, obstructed view from 2 nd floor, only green tea was available in room,Housekeeping was very late in making up rooms At breakfast there was no pot of tea/ coffe available for the guest n on my last day was requested to partake at Sigi's due to hotel congestion!!! Variety available was limited.......location is ideal n think it will be a great place for family rather than singles or couple. The only friendly staff I have met is Lorena from Sigi's ...think most staff should take a leaf out her book!! She makes my stay fun n pleasant. The resident evening music entertainment need to be a bit more upbeat n keep up with the times

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Easier to walk to night market from hotel

Review of Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hardy Traveller
Singapore
Aug 11, 2013

Great family getaway

Great kids club, right on the very lively beach (we went at Hari Raya). The sea is full of jellyfish and the watersports on the beach dominate a little bit. The hotel is great with good service. It is a family hotel though. Wouldn't recommend for couples during school holidays. Staff always happy. The outdoor pool with a cover to keep the midday sun off the kids is fantastic. There is plenty of space and the equipment is in good order The road from the airport can get busy on holidays. It is not convenient if you want to spend a lot of time in Georgetown

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Saujana
Kuala Lumpur
Aug 11, 2013

Excellent Hotel

This is the second time that we stayed here. Great Hotel, Conmvenient. Nice pool. Service is excellent.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
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