Shangri la Penang

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Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa Penang is a 5-star hotel resort located at Batu Ferringhi beach and on 12 hectares of tropical gardens. Listed below are the pros and cons this luxurious and premium hotel has to offer.

Pros

  • The hotel’s location is perfect for rest and relaxation
  • The hotel is surrounded by green surroundings and has well-maintained landscape
  • Located 7 kilometres away from Butterfly farm
  • Located 11 kilometres away from Gurney Drive, Penang’s seafront promenade
  • There is a night market nearby for some shopping and food
  • Many other food options around the hotel
  • Staffs that are simply professional, wonderful, pleasant, cheerful and they will make you feel at home by helping you with any queries that you may have
  • Staffs that care about hotel guests, attentive to details and will over pamper you with their high standards of service
  • The hotel is well maintained and the gardens within the hotel are immaculately well-kept
  • The hotel provide amenities like free daily breakfast at either Ferringhi Grill if you are a Rasa Wing guest or Spice Market Café if you are not, outdoor pool, tennis courts, a spa and fitness center and a bar
  • Rasa Wing guests will also get to enjoy excellent and lavish ala-carte style breakfast, complimentary tea with scones and then with cocktails and delicious finger food before dinner
  • Upon arrival, hotel guests are also given an option to upgrade their rooms for a good price
  • There is a free shuttle service to take you to places of interest in Penang
  • The calendar of activities for adults and children are also nice if you are looking to participate in some activities the hotel offers
  • The rooms feature balconies with garden views, sea views or garden views depending on which one you choose
  • Each room comes with free Wi-Fi internet access, a flat-screen TV, coffee and tea makers and the convenience of 24/7 room service
  • Higher tier rooms have their own private gardens
  • Suite rooms have an additional living room, dining room and some of them even have marble flooring bathrooms
  • The rooms design are modern, well maintained, spacious and has a comfortable bed
  • The bathroom is high quality, spacious and has a good shower
  • The hotel is also able to accommodate adjoining rooms subject to the availability of rooms

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Cons

 

  • After experiencing fantastic service on their first visit to the hotel, some returning guests felt that the service standard dropped and they experienced bad service on their second visit
  • Although most of the hotel staffs are generally nice and pleasant, certain guests experienced lack of hospitality from some staffs
  • Non Rasa Wing guests will only get buffet styled breakfast at Spice Market Café and several guests complained that the choices and taste is not up to the standard of a 5-star hotel
  • It will take you more than half an hour to reach Georgetown with the free shuttle service due to the terrible traffic in Penang at certain times and remember to book your seat 2 days in advance during peak seasons or you will not be able to get a seat at all
  • The sea water beside the hotel is murky and the beach is not comparable to beaches found in Langkawi

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