Batu Ferringhi Hotels
Batu Ferringhi is by far the most popular beach of Penang. Despite that some of the main attractions of Penang are located in Georgetown, Batu Ferringhi is still popular and it's easy to find out why. With its night markets at night and the beach at day time, Batu Ferringhi is an popular choice for your holiday at Penang although the road is a little hilly and small which makes it at certain times of the day, due to traffic a bit dangerous.
On this page you will find some of the best located and best priced hotels.
Hard Rock Hotel Penang
The Hard Rock Hotel has recently (August 24 2009) opened its doors.
Worldwide the Hard Rock Hotels are a success story. Who would not want to stay in one of the 249 rooms in the hotel with views all over the Andaman Sea.
The Hard Rock Hotel is located at the western end of Batu Ferringhi with bus (including to the airport) and taxi facilities nearby.
There is of course the traditional Hard Rock Cafe including souvenirs from rock stars. The restaurant is also a good choice.
The Lone Pine Hotel
The Lone Pine is the oldest of all hotels in Penang. It is located right at the beach and breathes the old colonial days atmosphere. It is here you move away from the busy city, markets and other activities. If there is one place at Batu Ferringhi you will love, it is the Lone Pine Hotel. But it's not a hotel for those traveling on a tight budget... still.. if you want... you can have a real splurge... (check my Lone Pine page on my Pulau Pangkor site)
Golden Sands Resort Penang
Located right in the heart of Batu Ferringhi, the Golden Sands Resort Penang is another excellent choice for your holiday in Penang. The hotel has the usual facilities but what makes this hotel different from others is nearly perfect service, hospitality and beautiful gardens.
And, of course the beach is in front of the hotel. You can organize your own beach activities, with help from the hotel. And if you are in need of baby sitting, the Golden Sands Resort Penang has a baby sitting facility.
The restaurant offers an excellent cuisine of Western and Malaysian food. The Golden Sands Resort Penang is highly recommended.
D'Feringghi Restaurant & Hotel Penang
D'Feringghi Restaurant & Hotel Penang is one of the cheaper options in Batu Ferringhi. The best recommendation comes from a visitor:
My family and I were up in Penang during Christmas 2007 and chanced upon this newly opened Hotel. It's a pretty small budget hotel but has been tastefully put together. In my opinion, the 2 strongest aspects of this hotel were:- 1) pricing : rm130-200 per night which is a bargain for a hotel within Ferringhi area; and 2) location : along the main road of Ferringhi, opposite of night market and local food court, 3mins walk to the beach. The owner of the hotel himself greeted us and we thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day stay. For a joint of that pricing. We will go there again this year's Christmas.
Other areas in Penang
Bayan Lepas is convenient if you arrive or depart from Penang International Airport. However, it's a long way to the beaches of Teluk Bahang and Batu Ferringhi and the Georgetown city center is also 15 km away. On the other hand, Teluk Bahang is a long way from the airport but has much to offer.
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Traditional Cooking Class Penang
Learn cooking in Penang with Nazlina's Cooking Class. Naz teaches Malay, hawkers and Nyonya food in George Town city center.
A full day trekking through the rain forest south of Batu Ferringhi. This is a trail for the more seasoned hikers with great rewards in terms of views and animal life to be found.
The Batu Ferringhi Loop
Batu Ferringhi is more than beaches and 4/5 star hotels. One of it's lesser known attractions is the Chin Farm Waterfall and the secondary rainforest further in the hills. Here's a description of a beautiful trek in that rainforest:
Western Hill and Tiger Hill
The trail to Bukit Laksamana can be extended by continuing to Western Hill and Tiger Hill. It's a very challenging trail and not for the fainthearted.