Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Penang, Malaysia

The hotel

Featuring memorabilia from Rockstars all over the world, Hard Rock Hotel Penang is strategically located at the tourists’ famous hot spot – Batu Ferringhi in Penang, Malaysia. With a total 250 chic rooms and suites, all rooms are fully equipped with DVD/CD players, 50″ LED screen TV, first interactive IPTV system, complimentary blockbuster in-room movies, BOSE sound system, complimentary WiFi, and other extensive amenities. Hard Rock Hotel Penang offers a plethora of food options to suit everyone. With six choices of dining venues, guests are spoiled with choices to either dine in the world-famous Hard Rock Cafe, or opt for International Cuisine at Starz Diner. Feast on wood fire pizza & scrumptious pasta at Pizzeria located by the poolside. To enjoy a chill out session, swim to The Shack, the swim-up bar, relax at the Sand Bar that overlooks the picturesque sea or enjoy live music at Lobby Lounge while sipping on your favorite cocktail. A wide selection of facilities are also available for Rockstars of all ages including the gym, spa, kids and teens club, three Rock Shops and the largest swimming pool in Penang with three waterslides – suitable for all ages.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On Batu Ferringhi’s beach, this hotel is in the north of lively Penang. Transfer time from Penang Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

250 rooms and suites. All with handy phone, IDD telephone, 50" LED TV, complimentary streaming music channels, DVD/CD player (complimentary HD blockbuster movies on demand), BOSE sound system, telephone, WiFi, digital newspapers and magazines, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Bathrooms have a Hansgermany rain shower, bathrobe and bedroom slippers. Hillview Deluxe Rooms have hill views, a cosy reading nook with cushioned window seat and 1 king-size or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Seaview Deluxe with Balcony Rooms have sea and pool views, an ‘open or closed’ bathroom wall and 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Seaview Deluxe Terrace Rooms have a private terrace with a sofa and sun loungers, sea and pool views and 1 king-size beds or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Lagoon Deluxe Rooms have a pool-access deck with sunbeds, a 50” LED TV, Nespresso™ coffee machine and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

As well as the standard room amentities, Roxity Kids Suites also benefit from soft toys, story books, kids' mini-bar and kids' bathrobes. Each suite has a hill view and 1 king-size bed and 1 single bed with trundle, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Roxity Kids Suites with Courtyard are as above but the suites offer sliding doors that lead to an outdoor mini playground. Each suite has a Playstation 4 with games, 1 king-size bed and 1 single bed with trundle, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Rock Royalty Seaview Deluxe Rooms with Balcony are on the top floor, and have Rock Royalty Level Lounge access†, sea views, Nespresso™ pod coffee machine, VIP welcome amenity and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Seaview Studio Suites have Rock Royalty Level Lounge access†, 50” LCD TV, dining area, microwave, Nespresso™ pod coffee machine, large bathtub, VIP welcome amenity and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Rock Star Suite has Rock Royalty Level Lounge access†, private living space, 1 bedroom, 50” LCD TV, Nespresso™ pod coffee machine, large bathtub, VIP welcome amenity and 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Kings Suite has Rock Royalty Level Lounge access†, direct pool access, private entrance, double car park porch for 4 cars, private living room, full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 50” LCD TV, Nespresso™ pod coffee machine, couple’s bathtub overlooking the pool, VIP welcome amenity and 1 Hollywood king-size bed and 1 standard king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

3 restaurants including: Hard Rock Café Penang, Starz Diner (International and Asian all-day dining, including street food), and Pizzeria (poolside and beachside, open for lunch and dinner). 3 bars including The Shack (swim-up pool bar), Sand Bar (beach bar), and Lobby Lounge (with live music at weekends). Huge swimming pool (with water slides, sand islands, and cabanas*). Rock Spa*. Body Rock Gym. Sound of your Stay programme (including complimentary ‘mix’ mixing session, ‘picks’ Fender guitar use*, and ‘tracks’ custom playlists). Roxity Kids Club (4-12 years). Tabu Teens Club (suitable for 13-18 years with treats like Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Mix DJ sessions (on request), bikes, pool table, table football, and private cinema movie screenings). Lil’ Rockers Infants Club (3 years and below). Live music (nightly at Hard Rock Café and at weekends in Lobby Lounge). Ultimate Foam Party. WiFi.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: due to balcony health and safety issues, no guests under the age of 16 are permitted to stay at the hotel.

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Sep 22, 2019 yourSecretary15 Bangkok, Thailand

Location wise , quite far from the city but if you want escape from hustle and bustle of it there should be no problem. Food at buffet can be improved and hopefully no more cleaners from my hotel window during my siesta time :)
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Sep 22, 2019 saifulbahri2810 Shah Alam, Malaysia

Service is good.. but for me I think only few staff showing friendliness, most of them still need to improve their skills. Customers need to feel warm, safe and more welcomed.. the bond will make customers remember.
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Sep 22, 2019 t3tttan

the room ambient was 100% perfect, the services given by the staff was up present and the birthday cake that given was just perfect. The breakfast was taste good but i really hope that the breakfast could actually serve more variety of cheeses.
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Sep 21, 2019 ymjan34 Sungai Petani, Malaysia

Have a great day and I’ll come over again.The best and most lively hotel, my wife and I really like the atmosphere of the hotel, we will try another room in the future.Thank you again to the management who served my wedding anniversary reservation
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Sep 21, 2019 ShaneFromTonga

Relatively nice location, way too busy though, unsuitable for couples wanting a quiet break away from the chaos of everyday life. Lot's of families with screaming children in the pool from early morning to late at night. Ridiculously louf music thumping through the speakers at all hours of the day and that is excessive, unpleasant and unnecessary.… Read more
Relatively nice location, way too busy though, unsuitable for couples wanting a quiet break away from the chaos of everyday life. Lot's of families with screaming children in the pool from early morning to late at night. Ridiculously louf music thumping through the speakers at all hours of the day and that is excessive, unpleasant and unnecessary. Staff appear friendly but they are part of the Hard Rock machine and it often feels like you are being recited insincere, prerehearsed lip service. Wouldn't go back nor would I recommend it to anyone else considering travelling there. Read less