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Outdoor pool, open 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, free pool cabanas, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, open 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, free pool cabanas, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, open 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, free pool cabanas, pool umbrellas
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4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationUniversity of Science-Malaysia (Universiti Sains Malaysia)10 min drive
    Popular LocationQueensbay Mall15 min drive
    AirportPenang (PEN-Penang Intl.)15 min drive
    Popular LocationKek Lok Si Temple25 min drive

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  • Club Room, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 42 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsClub Room, 1 King Bed
  • Club Premier Deluxe

    Room amenities

    • 33 sq m
    • Golf view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsClub Premier Deluxe
  • Premier Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

    Room amenities

    • 41 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsPremier Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Executive Suite

    Room amenities

    • 90 sq m
    • Hill view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsExecutive Suite
  • Premier Suite

    Room amenities

    • 89 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsPremier Suite
  • Deluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds

    3.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 33 sq m
    • Golf view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsDeluxe Twin Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Premier Room, 1 King Bed

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 41 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsPremier Room, 1 King Bed
  • Premier Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

    Room amenities

    • 41 sq m
    • Golf view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsPremier Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsRoom
  • Junior Suite

    Room amenities

    • 42 sq m
    • Hill view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsJunior Suite
  • Deluxe Room (Family)

    Room amenities

    • 49 sq m
    • Golf view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsDeluxe Room (Family)
  • Suite (Senator, Main Wing)

    Room amenities

    • 85 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsSuite (Senator, Main Wing)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 33 sq m
    • Hill view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Suite (Senator, North Wing)

    Room amenities

    • 119 sq m
    • Golf view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsSuite (Senator, North Wing)
  • Club Room, 2 Twin Beds

    Room amenities

    • 42 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsClub Room, 2 Twin Beds

About this area

George Town

Located in George Town's Bayan Lepas neighbourhood, Hotel Equatorial Penang is in the business district and near the bay. Kek Lok Si Temple and Penang Hill are notable landmarks, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Queensbay Mall and Gurney Drive. Travelling with kids? Consider ESCAPE Adventureplay and Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm.
Visit our George Town travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Penang State Mosque - 9 min drive
  • University of Science-Malaysia (Universiti Sains Malaysia) - 10 min drive
  • Queensbay Mall - 15 min drive
  • Kek Lok Si Temple - 25 min drive
  • Penang Hill - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Penang Sentral - 31 min drive
  • AirportPenang (PEN-Penang Intl.) - 15 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Nada lama – Pool-view restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and light fare daily. Kids' menu available.
  • The View – Golf course view fine-dining restaurant offering French cuisine. Serves dinner daily. Reservations required.
  • Kampachi – Garden-view restaurant offering Japanese cuisine. Serves lunch and dinner daily. Reservations required.
  • Golden Phoenix – Restaurant offering Chinese cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

About this property

Hotel Equatorial Penang

Family-friendly George Town hotel in Bayan Lepas with 5 restaurants
5 restaurants, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas is provided, as well as free self parking, a free airport shuttle and a free shopping centre shuttle. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a swim-up bar and a coffee shop/café are on-site. All 413 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Comforts include premium bedding and pillow menus, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers.
Hotel Equatorial Penang offers 413 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries.

This George Town hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. In-room massages and an iron/ironing board can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

An outdoor pool, a children's pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include outdoor tennis courts, a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows regional sanitisation guidelines of Safe & Clean (Malaysia)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free covered self parking
  • Electric car charging station
  • Parking height restrictions apply
  • Free return airport shuttle from 5 AM to 6 PM
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times
  • Free local area shuttle
  • Free shopping centre shuttle
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:00 AM–10:30 AM: MYR 68 for adults and MYR 34 for children
  • 5 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 swim-up bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Aerobics classes
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Golf driving range
  • Outdoor pool
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Sauna
  • Spa services
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Tennis

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Golf cart
  • Golf privileges (optional)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Malay

Business services

  • 19 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre

Outdoors

  • Free pool cabanas
  • Garden
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 6 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Reflexology

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Lever door handles
  • Phone accessibility kit
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Couples dining
  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Linens
  • Pillow menu
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Entertainment

  • TV channels
  • LCD TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2:00 PM and midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to Equator Club Lounge
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for MYR 150 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: MYR 200 per night
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property from 1 July 2021. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: MYR 68 for adults and MYR 34 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: MYR 150 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Parking height restrictions apply

Property is also known as

Hotel Equatorial Penang
Hotel Equatorial
Equatorial Penang
Equatorial Penang Bayan Lepas
Equatorial Penang Hotel
Hotel Equatorial Penang Bayan Lepas
Hotel Equatorial Penang George Town
Equatorial Penang George Town
Hotel Equatorial Penang Hotel
Hotel Equatorial Penang George Town
Hotel Equatorial Penang Hotel George Town

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Equatorial Penang and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Equatorial Penang offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Equatorial Penang cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Hotel Equatorial Penang have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Pool access is from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Is Hotel Equatorial Penang pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Hotel Equatorial Penang?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Hotel Equatorial Penang?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to midnight.
What time is check-out at Hotel Equatorial Penang?
Checkout is at noon. Late checkout is available for a fee (subject to availability).
Does Hotel Equatorial Penang provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a free airport shuttle.
Where is Hotel Equatorial Penang located?
This family-friendly George Town hotel is located near the airport, within 3 mi (5 km) of Penang International Sports Arena, Queensbay Mall and University of Science-Malaysia (Universiti Sains Malaysia). RECSAM and Institute Pendidikan Guru and Snake Temple are also within 3 miles (5 km).
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4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.2/5

Staff & service

4.4/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Very clean and great ambiance, excellent breakfast buffet! Helpful staffs, loved the jacuzzi beside the swimming pool. Felt very relaxed .
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
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Breakfast buffet is excellent, room service is fast and professional; defenately staying there whenever visiting Penang.
Stayed 7 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
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I loved the waterfalls and gardens on the property. It was exquisite. The view of the golf course from my room was lovely.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020