My first ever Hard Rock Hotel visit was in Penang, Malaysia. The Hard Rock brand offers a high-end product with a fun atmosphere. For those of you familiar with Hard Rock Cafes, the service style carries right over to their hotel brand. Located on the Batu Ferringhi beach, the Hard Rock Hotel Penang has a lot to offer. I was excited to discover it all!
After a brief introduction to the Hard Rock Hotel Penang, it was up to the fourth floor to check out my suite. When I opened the door, I immediately noticed the purple carpet with the signature purple light coming from the entertainment center. This drew me into the room and added a unique design flair to the room.
Stepping out to my private balcony, I could see very extensive pools, several water slides, tons of places to relax, and then of course, the beautiful Batu Ferringhi beach.
Other great features of the room included a kitchen area with a large refrigerator, microwave, coffee machine and sink. Also, take note that this suite has massive closet space for storage.
In the bathroom you’ll find a large bathtub and shower area, all with a beautiful design.
When I visit hotels, I practically live in the club lounges. At the Hard Rock Hotel Penang, this was no different. The Hard Rock brand offers their Rock Royalty Level, which is equivalent to a club level at other hotels, and where you’ll find their lounge. The lounge offering includes a buffet and à la carte breakfast, hour-long afternoon tea and hour-long evening cocktails and canopies. The view from the Rock Royalty lounge was a great place to take in the sprawling views.
For the Rock Royalty breakfast, I can highly recommend you to try their Croque Madame sandwich. All the makings of a typical breakfast sandwich, and extremely tasty! I also enjoyed the roti with egg, served with curry.
The evening cocktail selection in the Rock Royalty lounge at the Hard Rock Hotel Penang was quite impressive. Not only do they have a lengthy menu, but the staff will also make you almost anything you want. Pair a nice drink with the view, and some of their lovely food, and you’re all set.
The Hard Rock Hotel Penang offers tons of pools and even water slides for the kids. The gym overlooks one of the more peaceful pools, which brings a nice atmosphere to your workout. A solid amount of equipment in the gym made me happy, I didn’t have to wait to use a treadmill and this allowed me to feel less guilty about eating so much.
Speaking of food and beverages (when am I not?) I had a chance to eat at all of the restaurants at the Hard Rock Hotel Penang, including their Hard Rock Cafe, which you should be sure to read about in this article. Other restaurants included the Pizzeria and Starz Diner.
I was really happy to experience the very unique brand that is Hard Rock Hotels. They put a very interesting twist on high-quality hotels, with more of a casual service style. This property is mostly geared towards people who are interested in having fun and families. If you enjoy a more in-your-face style, party atmosphere, you’ll love the Hard Rock Hotel Penang! Enjoy.
Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone: +60 4-881 1711