Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

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Average rate: $83 - Hotel class: 4 stars
Batu feringgi beach, Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia

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Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La Batu Ferringhi Reviews

mychng mychng
6 reviews
Lovely & Friendly Resort by the beach Apr 10, 2010
Although my stay was just for 1 night, I really had a nice stay. The staff is very friendly and there are several beach activities available for "water babies". Great food as well, with Sigi's Bar & Grill located there. I found it worth every penny.
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ladydancer55 ladydanc…
1 reviews
Golden Sands Resort by Shang Ri-La Dec 27, 2008
I just came back from Penang. I stayed at this resort for 3 nights. The hotel was pretty engaging even if you don't really know what to do in Penang. It is situated about 200m from the shoreline.

The rooms facing the sea is amazing even though we're on the second level. But the hill view rooms aren't that worth it at the second floor or any other floors. The TV has more than sufficient channels for a night watch on the bed. Well, the resort will keep you away from the telly. Everything else in the rooms were more than appreciative! Hangers, ironing board, boiler, hair dryer, mini-fridge...

Between the resort and the shoreline, the resort offers a beautiful, shapely and relaxing swimming area inclusive of a whirlpool (kids to be accompanied by). By the pools, there are tanning seats or just seats for relaxation. If you're a parent, you wouldn't mind leaving your child to play alone in the appropriate pool because they've a lifeguard for 'every' pool.

The bar by the pool serves pretty good and tasty food. The burgers and sandwiches are delectable especially after a good swim. The banana milkshake was the best I've drunk although it is a bit too sugary but I figured it was necessary if you're not going to be out in the pool or out in the sun for very long without food.

The way to the beach is very convenient. It's less than a minute's walk from the resort lobby. The waters are not at all clear. They are not mirky as well. But I wasn't that much into the colour of the water since something else attracted my attention. There were jet skis for rent. You only get 15 minutes on it. The waves get larger in the afternoon onwards. So if you're the thrilling one, try getting on the jet skis at that time.

They offer paragliding as well. That was the first time I tried paragliding. It was an awesome experience. You can see a whole good view from up there. The ride lasted about 10 minutes. It's best paragliding in the morning when the wind is better up above.

They've more than comfortable seats in the resort's restaurant. The buffet was sufficient but staying for more than 4 nights, you'll definitely get bored of the same old breakfast (thing is you wouldn't want to miss it since it's complimentary). They had western and local food the same.

The lunch menu was greatly minimized from the breakfast varieties. And I think it's better to eat out for lunch. The dishes they had to offer for lunch are what you can find in every decent western restaurant. The servings are rather small for a big price especially the caesar salad. I finished the salad within 2 minutes of non-stop chewing and swallowing!

The resort do offer a few other restaurants as well. There is an Italian restaurant but we didn't step inside it because 'it isn't Italy', 'it's Penang' and we didn't go to Penang for Italian food (although it's my favourite cuisine).

The resort's front most desk could call a cab and they would arrive in just a minute of waiting. They hooked us up in a tour van that costs (my mom bargained) RM 50/hour. The desk checks tours for tourists and provides information about the attractions in Penang which was very convenient for us.

Last thing is, you don't have to walk any further because the Night Market is at the doorstep of Golden Sands Resort. It opens every night till 11pm. It has an adequate stretch. They've interesting goods to bargain. Don't be afraid to bring the price at it's lowest possible!!
Amanda Amanda
83 reviews
Nov 13, 2004
I really, really loved the 3 nights we spent at the Golden Sands. It's on Batu Feringgi Beach, on the opposite side of the island from the airport. This is where the tsunami hit, but this hotel survived well, and is in good shape.

This is a fantastic homebase to explore the island from. It's not super fancy, but that's not what you want at a beach, where you'll be coming in wet from the ocean and pool, and trailing in sand; you want mid range; a good beach hotel; and this fit the bill perfectly. Comfortable clean beds, good size rooms, great balconies, FANTASTIC restaurants, great service, internet available... I can't say enough.

One word of warning; at a place like this, it's easy to end up not leaving the resort; don't make that mistake!! Make sure to venture out at least a little and see this wonderful island!

ladydancer55 says:
"it's easy to end up not leaving the resort"

SO TRUE!! hahaha :P
Posted on: Dec 27, 2008

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La Overview

Located on the strip of popular beach, Batu Ferringhi, the hotel is in a prime location for access to shops, restaurants, the night market and beautiful beaches. It is easily accessible and only 18 kilometres from the centre of the historical capital city of Georgetown and about 45-minute drive from Bayan Lepas International Airport.

A good choice for travellers who look for a Superior First Class resort. This hotel has enticing array of activities for both adults and young people, including the Adventure Zone - a unique family entertainment centre for children and adults. It is a 10, 300 sq. ft. comprehensive indoor facility catering for family style activities where children, teens and adults can interact together in a safe environment. Housed within this air-conditioned facility are three categories of exciting drop slides, multiple sections of modular play equipment, a game zone and theme birthday party rooms. The one and only in Penang. sg 03/09.

A modern, high rise building with a typical beach resort facade.

The lobby is large size, open plan and leads out to the outdoor pool just outside. Adjoining it is the restaurant and cocktail bar which is cooled by the overhead colonial style fans and sea breezes.

The main restaurant is a relaxed, open-air restaurant serving a delicious array of local and international cuisines.

This hotel features 395 guestrooms that have a bright, cheery design with uniquely Malaysian touches, such as furnishings crafted from nyatoh wood.

Executive Seaview rooms face the beach and ocean, with panoramic views across the landscaped gardens and pools. This room has a private balcony with sweeping garden or ocean views, featuring a full-size executive writing desk, dual-line telephones, high-speed Internet access and a television with international channels. Bathrooms feature extra towels and exclusive Shangri-La toiletries. The room dimensions are 30sqm/323sqft.

17 kms to city centre, 2 minute walk to the nearest bus stop, 31 kms to the nearest airport (penang), Close to the beach.

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Disabled Access
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting / Child Services
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Tennis Courts
  • Convention Center
  • Golf Course
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Medical Assistance Available
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Mini Bar
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Porters
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Modem / Data Port
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Private beach
  • Laundry service
  • Spa bath / Jacuzzi
  • Shops
  • Excursions
  • Garden
  • Golf Course (on site)
  • Beach (Direct Access)
  • Boating
  • Walking
  • Water Activities
  • Fishing
  • Playground
  • Tennis Courts (outdoor)
  • Canoeing
  • Surfing
  • Photocopier
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone
  • Ticket Service
  • Ballroom
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Disabled Accessible Rooms
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Salon
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Beauty Salon
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • Towels
  • Shower
  • Bathtub/Shower Combination
  • Child Pool
  • Pool Outdoor
  • Kids Club
  • Cots
  • Games Available
  • Supervised child care/activities
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Picnic Area/Tables
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Smoking Room
  • Family Room
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Shoe Shine
  • Free Parking
  • Doctor on call

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