16 October 2013 · 8 comments · Categories: Travel

Although I’d always stay in usual hotels in Penang, I don’t mind trying out new ones such as this; Four Points by Sheraton Penang which is located at Tanjung Bungah. It is quite far from the city centre but it had (and still having) Opening Celebration Offer and the price is pretty attractive especially since it is by Sheraton management.

Four Points by Sheraton Penang

Slightly off from the heart of Penang, this newly opened hotel is situated along the beach. It has undergone extensive overhaul and refurbishment to bring back to life. The main colours adopted by them are bright and bold making it lively, clean and cheerful.

Lobby, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

They have this large, open concept whereby the lobby and reception area have full ocean view. At the same (ground) level is where the swimming pool and eateries are located. There are only 6 floors, which is a good thing, but parking lots in front of the hotel are really limited.

The Eatery restaurant, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

At arrival, the check in process was slightly sluggish as they were having trouble locating available room. It took about 20 minutes or so before they found a room with a sea view. Nonetheless, the staffs on that day were really helpful and great while trying to be accommodating to their frustrated guests.

Floor List

Note : Although it costs slightly more, always book a room with sea view at higher level because you will be rewarded with great ocean view and serenity.

Bed, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

Bed Side, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

Well furnished and clean, the room has all the noteworthy attributes to make one’s stay comfortable. Big comfortable bed with soft, fluffy pillows, built-in window sofa/couch, LG LCD tv and dressing/working table are in place without sacrificing much space.

Built In Couch, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

The room may not be as big as I thought it would be, but I was pretty satisfied and relieved that it is not fully carpeted. I particularly like the sofa/couch because it is comfortable and that’s where I get to daydream while looking out the window.

Amenities, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

Mini Bar, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

Safe deposit box, ironing board, iron and digital weighing scale are found in the cupboard while the small fridge is located at the mini bar section where kettle, packets of coffee and tea, sugars, creamers and complimentary water are arranged neatly.

Toiletries and Drinks, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

LCD TV, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

Internet addicts would be happy to know that free WiFi is provided and the speed is pretty decent with fairly strong signal.

Bathroom, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

The bathroom consists of wet and dry area with a glass panel standing their way. There is no rain showerhead but the water pressure is pretty strong at all times. Basic toiletries are provided; shampoo, body shampoo, conditioner, lotion and what’s not.

Switches, Four Points by Sheraton Penang

One of the pet peeves I had was their bath towels. Though they are soft, gentle to the skin, they are the most non-absorbent towel I have ever used. The other pet peeve was the dustbin. Not sure if it’s part of their plan (or maybe slight teething problem) but there was none in the room, not even in the bathroom.

Environmental Initiatives by Four Points by Sheraton Penang

Overall, I like this hotel despite its location – about 15 minutes to the city centre. From the aesthetic design to the comfort the room exudes, it is perfect for those who seek for some quiet time. It may not be as cheap compared to others, but it will be one of the hotels I’d consider when I am in Penang for holidays.

Address :
505, Jalan Tanjung Bungah,
11200 Tanjung Bungah,
Penang,
Malaysia.



8 Comments

  1. No dustbins inside the room? That’s a BIG No NO!!

  2. Where they expect us to throw the rubbish? Directly thru the window? =.=”

  3. Wow you are fast… the opening of this hotel falls on 30th of October, i’ll check it on that day, but everything looks good :)

  4. Hi Wordspics.com ,

    Thank you for sharing your stay experience at the Four Points by Sheraton Penang, as well as for the beautiful pictures !
    We greatly appreciate your support and glad to read that you have enjoyed your stay and that the design of the hotel and the comfort of the room are to your liking.
    We apologise for the lack of dustbin in your room – this is part of the teething challenges that we faced but rest assured that efforts are underway to rectify this , I’m sorry that this was not there yet when you arrived.
    Hopefully we will have the pleasure to welcome you and your friends back again soon.
    Have a pleasant weekend !

  5. it looks like a very cheerful hotel. the colors, the natural sunlight … i’d definitely be glad to stay here :D

  6. foongpc : They had a minor teething problem and hence, no dustbin on that day.

    Choi Yen : Unfortunately, the window is sealed. Hehe.

    Ken : I guess I went during their soft opening. :)

    Anthony : Thanks for dropping by and I hope all things are running smooth now. Will definitely go back again. :)

    Sean : Yea… I love the way they play around with the design and colours.

  7. Satyed at their sister hotel in Kuching – excellent the first time around…but not quite, the second time. They need to pull up their socks!
    http://suituapui.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/one-year-later

  8. suituapui : Would love to try when I’m in Kuching next time to see if they’re on par with the one in Penang.