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Phoenix, Arizona
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194 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have stayed at The Equatorial several times over the years. In my most recent trip to Penang, I was surprised to find that the hotel had been partially renovated. The breakfast restaurant downstairs is fully redone. My room had been spruced up a bit since my last visit. The room was spacious with a king size bed and quality... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed over the weekend and there's some kind of event around so there's a lot of visitors. Anyway, here a short description of what i feel for this hotel Location : Not so ideal if you want to visit George Town etc. There's also no nearby eateries within walking distance. Although there's free shuttle bus to shopping area and GEorge... More 

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HEP_Management, Director of Operations at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are very appreciative for you taking the time to share your recent experience at Hotel Equatorial Penang. Thank you for acknowledging the positive elements of your stay and for highlighting to us the challenges you experienced during your stay. Rest assured, we have taken into account your comments and we will address them accordingly. The safety and... More 

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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stayed at the hotel just last weekend to participate in the Penang Bridge Marathon. Plus points: Hotel facilities and ambience were really nice. I think the rooms were newly renovated. Very clean and comfortable just like any other 5 star hotels. Breakfast spread was quite good. Housekeeping was accomodating and quick to respond when asked for additional service. Negative points:... More 

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HEP_Management, Director of Operations at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for choosing Hotel Equatorial Penang and for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor. We truly apologise for the inconvenience you faced with regards to the long waiting time for check-in. Rest assured that your comments are very important to us and we will work towards improving our services in this regard. That being said, I am glad... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel Equatorial is my best hotel that I love to stay. When we entered into the hotel lobby, the open air atmosphere filled with nature trails and fountains. As the official sponsors of PBIM 2016, it was my great honor and I love the luxury rooms especially where they give me a double bed deluxe filled with comfort and hospitality... More 

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HEP_Management, Director of Operations at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay experience at Hotel Equatorial Penang. We were pleased to learn you had such a wonderful stay with us and hope you enjoyed the 2016 edition of the Penang Bridge International Marathon. We are happy that our team managed to impress you with our renowned... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

an excellent place to stay if you cherish quiet moments and total relaxation. an excellent view and environment. Hotel is located out of town, in one area by itself. Spacious rooms. Quite a distant from the city No doubt it took me 17 minutes to check in, however I guess it was because of the sudden big group check in... More 

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HEP_Management, Director of Operations at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on TripAdvisor. We are thrilled to read you appreciated the hotel's view, environment and guest rooms. As we are located on the top of a hill, the hotel offers some spectacular views over the golf course and from many angles it is possible to see both bridges connecting... More 

KL
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a deluxe family room via their website with confirmation received, within next few days received 2 booking changes from the hotel, 1st email change in pricing, 2nd email change in booking conditions. Their reservation department just answer it is due to their computer glitches so they just change your booking confirmation. SO BEWARE, IF YOU BOOK DIRECT WITH THE... More 

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HEP_Management, Director of Operations at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear chua_kc_Kl, We are very sorry to hear that the reservation process was such a disappointment. This is certainly not the service that we strive to deliver and indeed our hotel is known for. As we do not have the details on hand, we would very much appreciate the opportunity to discuss this with you further. Please contact me via... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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143 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Equatorial Penang unique in the sense that it is situated not at beach area but in a hill. Rooms well furnished with great views. Breakfast was great with many choices and sit outside where smokers could smoke & watch the swimming pool. They also have a few restaurants to suit your taste buds...Japanese, Chinese, Lounge apart from the normal coffee... More 

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HEP_Management, Director of Operations at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for sharing your experience with fellow travellers on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to learn you had such a wonderful stay with us and appreciated the variety of restaurants that can be found in the hotel. Besides the coffee house, Chinese and Japanese restaurants we also have a fine-dining restaurant at the lobby level named "the View'.... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful experiences. traveling wt kids and small baby. we had so much of fun. room is spacious and each room has balcony for viewing. and the view was amazing.the movie package for cartoon just Wow..my son did not want to leave the room.toilet was clean too..only to improve is food for room service. we ordered rack of lamb but the... More 

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HEP_Management, Director of Operations at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for having shared your experience on TripAdvisor following your recent stay with us. The entire team here is pleased to learn you and your family had such a wonderful visit. As you pointed out we have a great selection of complimentary in-room entertainment available, all in HD quality. We are happy your son enjoyed the cartoons... More 

Nairobi
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68 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms are very comfortable, well equipped and clean. Breakfast is absolutely perfect with a vast range of well presented food and great coffee. The views are amazing. It is somewhat set apart from the town, so shops etc are more of a taxi ride than a stroll away. Good pool, good gym, nice environment, impressive overall feel. Free internet is... More 

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HEP_Management, Director of Operations at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for taking the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor. It was delightful to learn of your recent stay experience with us and that you enjoyed the hotel's facilities and restaurants so much. For your next visit, may I recommend you book directly on our website to ensure you get the lowest rate and also a... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic 5 star hotel! Very large,clean rooms One side of the hotel has a beautiful view of The Valley. Staff is friendly and they all speak English. 4 restaurants with excellent food. For those from America , and do not wish to eat Asian food, there is a restaurant that offers American food Pool is gorgeous. Water clean and several... More 

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HEP_Management, Director of Operations at Hotel Equatorial Penang, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for having stayed with us at Hotel Equatorial Penang. We appreciate you taking the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor and were delighted to learn of your excellent stay with us. Your comments were well received and I have passed on your kind words to our entire team. It was a pleasure having you here... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
Kampachi Japanese Restaurant
Kampachi Japanese Restaurant
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Tennis Court
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
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Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set majestically 250 feet above sea level, Hotel Equatorial Penang, which is peacefully tucked away on a hillock is just 7 minutes to the Penang International Airport and a mere distance to the Bayan Lepas Industrial Zone. The UNESCO Heritage Site listed George Town is only 20 minutes from the hotel. The 5-star hotel embraces a splendour of contemporary design. It houses 662 guestrooms and suites, each classily furnished and facilitated with state of the art in-room amenities. It is the top choice for executive retreats and incentive group gatherings. It houses two Grand Ballrooms which have been intelligently built with no obstruction of columns in between - reputed to be the largest on the island that can house up to 2,000 people. There are also 21 other function rooms. Penang island is famed for its eclectic cuisine and the hotel is no different with its variety of dining outlets. The hotel houses 5 innovative options ranging from classic French cuisine at The View to authentic Japanese fare at Kampachi. Other hotel facilities include a fully equipped fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, a business centre, scheduled shuttle services and impeccable service to complete a 5-star experience stay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Equatorial Penang

Address: 1 Jalan Bukit Jambul, Bayan Lepas, Penang Island 11900, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Bayan Lepas
Price Range: €69 - €96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Equatorial Penang 5*
Number of rooms: 662
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