Thursday, May 20, 2010

G Hotel, Any good?

I know, what is a food blogger doing a review on hotel rooms?

Maybe because he is lazy.

Or really the Wife and I have a soft spot for good hotels after being spoilt like a small kid in Pangkor Laut. Ever since, we craved for good hotels as we ventured to Amarin in Krabi the following year. This year, I hope we would be continuing our search in Australia but since we had to go up to Penang last weekend, i was tasked to find a nice cosy hotel without breaking in to the bank. Hotels by the beach was out of the question because i didn't want to be a good half hour away from the food and the city. Hard Rock Hotel will have to wait.

While G Hotel is not exactly in the same class as Pangkor Laut but since i heard a few good things about it, i decided to give it a try and got a corporate rate for RM250++.

So was it any good? If you compare to the really cool and funky lobby, the room was rather dry.

Not exactly the resemblance of the modern themed lobby.

Unfortunately the bed was way too hard for comfort but kudos to the 32inch LCD TV and the very comfortable reading chair. Thank god i bought a book along with me.

Facing Gurney Drive, the view is not exactly orgasmic but well better than facing buildings.

Bonus tiny things though does make a difference, Aigner shampoo, body gel and lotion for use, making the bed in the evening, complimentary drinks in the mini bar, free internet and a very cool swimming pool (that we didn't have time to use).

So is RM250++ worth it? Why not, if you want something by Gurney Drive, otherwise other places like Gurney Hotel or Northam Suites would do just fine.

However i have heard a boutique hotel based on pre-war shoplots have opened, can't wait to give it a try!


Life for Beginners said...

Ah, I've been to Penang many times but not stayed at G Hotel yet. By the sounds of it, I might as well stay in some of the cheaper and roomier suite hotels nearby and just hang out at their lobby? :P

UnkaLeong said...

No pics of gym and endless pool? :P But it's the best hotel on the strip :D

minchow said...

*sigh of relief* For a moment there, I dreaded scrolling down for fear of you mentioning that maligned name for a bar!! Phew!

CUMI & CIKI said...

it's not bad la, for the money. i stay here when in Penang. always.

( u can get the bigger rooms - better)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

c&c: bigger means more expensive!

minchow: we did end up in that spot if you were curious to c a rather groggy irish jazz singer..

unkaleong: wanted to go gym but but it never happens!

lob: might work!

babe_kl said...

hey i'm excited wid the new Bonton pre-war shoplots as well. i checked and price is doubled of G Hotel.

fatboybakes said...

no mention of the soft spot for the G spot? or picture for that matter?

mimid3vils said...

hubby mentioned abt the boutique hotel @ Penang but I totally can't recall the name of it :(

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

mimi: its under the bon ton group i think..not buttock ar..

fbb: yeah lor, its all dark and moist anyways, cant c anything 1.. got to feel ur way thru

babekl: yea it is, ard 400pls

Julian Si said...

Ah back in them days ... I have been to "G" , and I like it :-)

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

juliansi: sigh those days were better?!

Julian Si said...

Nupe, I would't change today for any other day :-)