The Staycation in Park Royal Penang
When you mentioned Park Royal Penang in Batu Ferringhi, many will tell you stories on the history of the hotel. While many locals still live in the past, the hotel has move on. In fact, the hotel has gone through a revamp with a huge renovation on their hotel rooms. The legacy remains with new directions.
Penang has changed for good in the past few years. More places for good food and more hotels are opening on the island. To drive from Kuala Lumpur to Penang, it should take less than five hours drive (without speeding) with leisure speed and it will take an hour for a plane ride. We chose to drive because we wanted to travel freely on the island.
It didn’t take us long to reach Park Royal Hotel. Even though the exterior looks the same but the interior is a world of its own. I always feel that hotel services in Malaysia fares poorer compare to our neighbours but in Park Royal Penang they proved me wrong. Doormen and front desk staffs were helpful and friendly.
We got ourselves a beautiful seaview room. I love how the newly renovated hotel rooms. It looks like new!
The swimming pools in Park Royal Penang must be mentioned. They have two swimming pools, one for the adults and one for the children.
If you are bringing your kids for a staycation in Park Royal, they will love the children’s pool. It is like mini water theme park but it is always advisable parents or guardians should be around when the kids are playing in the pool
If you are a beach person, just walk a few steps and you will be greeted by the beautiful Batu Ferrighi white sandy beach. Facing the Strait of Malacca, there are varieties of sports activities available.
Having a brisk walk or even a jog at this beautiful beach during morning or evening is relaxing. Usually the sea water here is not that rough so swimming in the sea is consider safe. Jelly fish attacks are rare in Penang.
If you don’t want to soak into the sea water, you can always sun bathing at the benches available exclusive for hotel guests.
Breakfast in Parkroyal Penang was not disappointing as well. I thought it will be the same old typical “Malaysia hotel breakfast” and I was wrong. They have local Penang food like char kuey teow and nasi lemak for breakfast.
I stayed two nights in Parkroyal Penang and it was blissful. Due to Rachel’s pregnancy, we stayed in the hotel most of the time and we didn’t even make time for the Batu Ferringhi night market. Please don’t be fooled by the exterior and the history of the hotel as the rooms were renovated and rejuvenated. If you are planning to visit Penang for a staycation, ParkRoyal Penang Batu Ferringhi is an option for you.
Park Royal Penang Address:
Batu Ferringhi Beach, 11100 Batu Ferringhi, Penang, Malaysia
Phone: +60 4-881 1133