Flamingo By The Beach Penang3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I booked this hotel as a third party promotion. So I am not sure if my bad experience has to do with that. Anyway if you are going to promote you should give standart otherwise it should be a sale. Already before arrival the email contact with the reception was poor. Most of the receptionists were very unfriendly and the room we had booked had seaview but was right over the entrance with bar attached were loud music was playing till long after midnight. I did not enter the room as we arrived late and I was traveling with a child, they provided an other room in the top floor on the side confining on other hotel. That room was clean but nothing was working, no safty box, no fridge and the noise of the aircons from the other hotel was very loud all night long in the 17th floor. Not to think how loud it must be in the lower floors. After spending more than half day in reception to get a room with sea view I payed for they provided a room which was clean and spacious as the other one. Safty box and fridge were working. The bathroom had a pest issue though and water was not flowing off properly. The aircon stopped to work after half day and gave at first a very bad smell to the room. The cleaning stuff was very kind but they cleaned our room always after three o clock in the noon only, having these pest issue this was annoying. Breakfast was not really great, there was a huge choice but the quality of food was only average and vegan or vegetarian options very limited. Wifi was very poor all over but in the reception area. The pool area is great but was not really taken care off and the beach directly accessible from the hotel has not been cleaned either.
My second time here at this hotel. First time here was eight years ago and had the same 3 bedrooms apartment. The rooms looked exactly the same. Very old furnitures, renovation etc . Sofa was sinking . Pillows were smelly. Old ugly tiles. Breakfast was below average. Definitely not recommended until they do some major refurbishment.
Was in penang on a very short business tour. Stayed in flamingo for just one night. I liked the main entrance and the seating area. The people at the reception desk were friendly. I had booked room facing road side.. Good for a one night stay. If one is planning to stay here for a longer period I suggest to go for the Room facing the sea. Room was more spacious, liked the room ambience. I enjoyed the complimentary breakfast though they had very less options for vegetarians.. I was bit disappointed as I expected more compared to the cost they charge. But for sure this won't be considered as a negative review because it is easily understood that most/majority of the people visiting here prefer non-veg, so obviously they have more options for non-veg. The "pool side restro facing sea" was amazzzzing. Overall my stay was relaxing. I would recommend this hotel for a short trip as well as for a family trip. As it was a short trip I could not see places nearby but I recommend to visit night Market which is approx. 15 min. Drive way from this hotel.
What a gorgeous view of the sea and bay from our balcony. I will never forget that view. Two large bedrooms, two bathrooms and a sitting room. Room needs refurbishing but it is clean (which is important). Massive pool. Unfriendliest staff. Breakfast - not good at all so I stayed away. I don't like the beach here. Restaurant across road is excellent - Lebanon (visited for a late lunch). There is a small convenience store across busy road which was handy (including to leave laundry at). Great base though for visiting Penang but found some taxi drivers on Penang are fussy about how far they need to drive you. Would I stay here again - not sure. There are some things I really liked - other things not at all.
Stayed for a night in Aug. Rooms spacious with good views. Breakfast had a big spread to cater to all tastes. Swimming pool and beach were exceptional, beware of jelly fish in the sea. Lobby with bar was good. Overall nice experience. Would definitely recommend.
Old hotel that need a refurbishment immediately. Reception service is courteous but slow. Bed is sinking and not comfortable . We have paid for an extra bed and paid 100 for it but then bed is also old and sagged. Nearby has nothing much. Ok but that could be better hotels around.
I was the leader of 52 British Military Veterans who all stayed at the Flamingo Hotel. What a great place to relax after the city of Kuala Lumpur. The hotel staff couldn't do enough for us, they made us feel very welcome and attended to our every needs. Breakfast, catered for all our tastes, with a wide range of different foods that gave us the opportunity to sample a Malaysian breakfast, all with plenty of fresh fruit and cooked to order egg and omelette bars. Our last night we arranged a private poolside BBQ, the food, choice and staff were excellent. Yes, we were happy holiday makers, sadly we had to return home.
Short family trip to Penang, 2 days 1 night to celebrate Malaysia Day. All was well until air conditioning of the room doesn't work, call the front desk and they sent the technician quickly, the was problem resolved after 30 minutes (attached picture of the air-con control, probably older than me) my family have to wait for me in the lobby as we where planning to go out for dinner. I was hoping they would provide a room for exchange but whatever at least the problem was fixed. 2 hours later as I returned from a very nice dinner at Pearl Seafood Cafe at Tanjong Tokong (must try their bake crab, make sure you make reservations before going), to my surprise the service technician who came previously, was EXITING my room!!! I was confused and angry as no one should enter into my room without my present and consent! Went to complaint at the front desk but no explanation was giving, told them I expect an answer in the morning but none was giving, no apology whatsoever! In addition, the technician left the air-con vent open the 2nd time they entered my room (the one without my knowledge), I have to called them to come again to close the vent. Their staff need serious retraining, especially when they don't even bother to apologize and explain what had happened. Luckily I didn't leave my laptop or iPad or money, if something is missing it will be a bigger headache. Anyway the Flamingo do have a good view and cool breeze at the lobby lounge (attached is the picture of the view from the lounge. Just remember to check all utilities are functioning and lock-up your valuables before unpacking or going out, remember they have the master key!
It's a beautiful hotel with a reasonably good hotel staff. It's swimming pool is very good with a bar and jacuzzi. Hotel decoration is moderate, lift becomes busy during breakfast time. A good family hotel. Thanks Ishtiaq
The Flamingo hotel is outstanding for it's height and very popular for foreign tourists. Good strategic location for beautiful beaches & nearby food as well as cheap street shopping. Very busy during the long Merdeka holidays.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Located in Tanjung Bungah, Flamingo By The Beach Penang is within a mile (2 km) of sights such as Floating Mosque of Tanjung Bungah and PKSA Penang Water Sports Centre. This 3.5-star hotel has 280 rooms and welcomes guests with a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. On the beach, the hotel is also close to Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram and Straits Quay Mall.
Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite café, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.
Flamingo By The Beach Penang's 280 rooms are air-conditioned and provide balconies, refrigerators, and free newspapers. LED TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, slippers, and bidets. Free bottled water, safes, and desks are other standard amenities.
Flamingo By The Beach Penang features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for MYR 80 per vehicle one way. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, 4 meeting rooms, and a business center.