Equatorial  5 stars

1 Jalan Bukit Jambul, Bayan Lepas, Penang, 11900, Penang, Malaysia, 11900  show mapSave
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Overview

The five-star Hotel Equatorial is the only golf and convention resort on the Penang island to offer its guests a large variety of recreational venues including a nine-hole golf course, a luxurious SPA area with diverse body treatments, swimming pool, VIP amenities, elegant ballrooms, cutting-edge business services and extremely comfortable rooms.

The on-site restaurants cater to the most adventurous palates serving the sophisticated French dishes, local specialties and an eclectic Japanese cuisine. The property is conveniently placed minutes away from the International Penang Airport and close to George Town.

Number of rooms   662.

Distance to:

  • City center Penang - 6.2 mi
  • Airports: Penang International (PEN) - 3.4 mi, Alor Setar (AOR) - 59.7 mi

Rooms

The hotel’s interior is contemporary with 662 spacious rooms that have a smart layout providing a lot of a storage space and the following en-suite amenities: large bathroom with bathrobe and hairdryer, satellite TV, air conditioner, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee makers, radio clock, internet. The whole property is wheelchair accessible; there are the accommodation units equipped for the disabled guests. Non-smoking rooms are provided. One child under 12 years stays for free when using existing bedding; the older children and adults are charged MYR 58 for the extra beds. The baby cots are available on request.

Dining options

An ample breakfast buffet comprising traditional continental fare, fresh pastries and a large variety of beverages, as well as the exotic fruits and the items cooked on order. There are five restaurants on-site ranging from the stylish bars offering light snacks and beverages, a restaurant offering authentic Malaysian cuisine, the exquisite French and Japanese restaurants.

A buffet breakfast is served at the price of MYR 60.32 per person per night. 

Work

The hotel is equipped with the meeting rooms, conference halls and 21 event rooms. The multilingual staffs provide secretarial and various business services; there are fax and photocopying.

Leisure

The on-site recreational facilities are represented by gym, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, sauna, SPA are providing massage and beauty treatments, and Jacuzzi.

Additional features

The hotel amenities include 24-hour front desk, concierge desk, ticket service, luggage storage, safety deposit-box, elevator, on-site shops, babysitting, childcare, laundry, dry cleaning, ironing services, currency exchange, wired internet (extra charged), business and recreational facilities, shuttle.

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Facilities

General
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Trouser Press
  • Tour desk
Internet

Hotel high-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for additional charge

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for additional charge

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is MYR 5 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Shuttle service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Halal food
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis
  • Jogging track
  • Tennis court
Room view
  • Golf view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • LCD TV
  • Voice mail
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Radio
  • Toilet
  • Balcony
  • Sitting area
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Slippers

Policies

Check-In

from  12 pm

Check-Out

until  2 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed

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The hotel’s interior is contemporary with 662 spacious rooms that have a smart layout providing a lot of a storage space and the following en-suite amenities: large bathroom with bathrobe and hairdryer, satellite TV, air conditioner, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee makers, radio clock, internet. The whole property is wheelchair accessible; there are the accommodation units equipped for the disabled guests. Non-smoking rooms are provided. One child under 12 years stays for free when using existing bedding; the older children and adults are charged MYR 58 for the extra beds. The baby cots are available on request.

Senator Suite
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Bed type: King Size Bed
Size: 915 sq. feet
View: Golf view
Room facilities
    Club Double Room
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    Equatorial Club Double Room
    Equatorial Club Double Room
    Equatorial Club Double Room
    Equatorial Club Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed or King Size Bed
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      Club Club Level Room
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      Bed type: Double Or Twin Beds
      Room facilities
        Premier Double Room
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        Equatorial Premier Double Room
        Equatorial Premier Double Room
        Equatorial Premier Double Room
        Equatorial Premier Double Room
        Equatorial Premier Double Room Hotel information
        Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Single Beds or Double Bed
        Size: 445 sq. feet
        View: Golf view
        Room facilities
          Premier Club Level Twin Room
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          Equatorial Premier Club Level Twin Room
          Equatorial Premier Club Level Twin Room
          Equatorial Premier Club Level Twin Room
          Equatorial Premier Club Level Twin Room
          Bed type: Double Or Twin Beds
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            Premier Suite
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            Bed type: King Size Bed
            Size: 755 sq. feet
            View: Golf view
            Room facilities
              Premier Deluxe Double Room
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              Equatorial Premier Deluxe Double Room
              Equatorial Premier Deluxe Double Room
              Equatorial Premier Deluxe Double Room
              Equatorial Premier Deluxe Double Room
              Equatorial Premier Deluxe Double Room
              Bed type: King Size Bed or Double Bed or Two Single Beds
              Size: 475 sq. feet
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                Twin Room
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                Bed type: Two Single Beds or Double Bed

                Double Room

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                  Junior Suite
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                  Bed type: King Size Bed
                  Size: 830 sq. feet
                  View: Golf view
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                    Deluxe Double Room
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                    Bed type: Double Bed or Two Single Beds or One Twin Bed
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                      Executive Suite
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                      Bed type: King Size Bed
                      Size: 725 sq. feet
                      View: Golf view
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                        What's nearby

                        What's nearby.

                        The Bayan Lapas industrial and commercial zone is just minutes away from the hotel; the Queensbay shopping mall is 2.5km away; a famous touristic sight of the Snake Temple is 2.6km away. The University Science Malaysia is within 3km.

                        Popular areas
                        • Snake Temple
                          1.8 mi

                        Local Attractions

                        • Queensbay Mall
                          1.9 mi
                          100 Persiaran Bayan Indah, Bayan Lepas
                        • Penang Toy Museum
                          3.4 mi
                          1370, Lot 34, Teluk Bahang,
                        • P Ramlee Gallery
                          5.4 mi
                          40A Jalan P Ramlee (formerly Counter Hall), Georgetown
                        • Penang Hill
                          5.5 mi
                          Georgetown, Penang IslandMalaysia
                        • Queen Street
                          5.5 mi
                          Georgetown, Penang IslandMalaysia
                        Getting there.

                        The hotel is set atop the island, 150m above sea level, away from crowded touristic spots. Penang airport is within a seven-minute ride away; an industrial zone and different business facilities are close by making the hotel a perfect base to stay during the business trip. The couples searching for a romantic getaway will appreciate the beauty and peacefulness of the area the hotel is placed in.

                        Getting around.

                        The Internationa, Penang Airport is a seven-minute ride from the hotel (a free shuttle service is offered for the guests). An on-site parking costs MYR 5 a day.

                        Equatorial Reviews

                        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Equatorial

                        Average guest rating

                        7.8
                        out of 10
                        Excellent
                        Based on 28 reviews

                        Rating by category:

                        Service
                        7.8
                        Dining
                        7.6
                        Location
                        6.1
                        Rooms
                        7.9
                        Value
                        7.6

                        Individual guest reviews

                        • Single

                          Close to the airport, and not far from Queensbay Shopping mall by cab. Nice little mini man-made rainforrest with (short) paved trails & a bench to relax on.

                          Staff under training happens exerywhere, and that can't be helped. The limo service to the airport is around 65RM, and the local taxi advertises 18RM. The limo however, might take you back for free if you forget something though, and they drive much faster if you ask. My guy also waited, to make sure that I didn't miss my flight. Technically, he is a driver for a contract company, but he was what made my trip when things didn't work out with a delayed flight. I am very thankful to the man in the bright yellow hawaian shirt. P.S. - Some corporate rates around 130RM!!!

                          • Average rating
                            6.2
                        • Single

                          friendly staff and good faciliies within the hotel make it a good base for several days stay in Penang

                          • Average rating
                            10.0
                        • Single

                          Staff corteousy - lacking. Everyone seems to be minding their own business, lacks customer relationship.

                          • Average rating
                            8.2
                        • Single

                          Bed was great and food was also excellent

                          • Average rating
                            6.2
                        • Older travelers

                          I like the room, the swimming pool and the staff there were very friendly. I will definitely stay in this hotel again.

                          • Average rating
                            10.0
                        • Family with children

                          Has a nice pool. The room was spacious but the bathroom looked old. Good tv channels. Well priced room service. Powerful water in shower. Very cheap price.

                          Very far from the centre of town and you could pay quit abit on taxi's. Hotel looks old and the bathroom was of poor quality.

                          • Average rating
                            6.2
                        • Family with children

                          The kids love the pool, warm welcome from the reception staff, our room was upgraded to club floor room, which was ok.

                          Rather a long walk from our room to the swimming pool on the other wing.

                          • Average rating
                            7.4
                        • Family with children

                          The price was worth the money and comfortable too

                          • Average rating
                            9.6
                        • Family with children

                          No lift directly access the car park and lobby. The reception staff lack of training.

                          • Average rating
                            6.2
                        • Older travelers

                          loved the room and view at the Exec Wing.

                          Internet rates.

                          • Average rating
                            8.8
                        • Couple

                          Friendly staff.

                          No shower cap in the room, and only a set of toothbrush available. Request for high floor room but not granted.

                          • Average rating
                            8.8
                        • Older travelers

                          Lovely and quiet ground. Spacious and clean room. Excellent cuisine and all attentive staff.

                          • Average rating
                            10.0
                        • Single

                          It was difficult to travel out of the hotel due to the location but it was great that the hotel provided transport at certain times to various locations including the sending of the runners to the start point for the recent marathon.

                          I can't get to go down to the city as i like as the taxi service was superb expensive..

                          • Average rating
                            6.2
                        • Group of friends

                          1. very friendly recception..

                          1. need upgrading air-cond condition

                          • Average rating
                            7.8
                        • Older travelers

                          Close to airport and future second link, and it will be better to provide complimentary high teas and breakfasts for guests who stayed more than 1 night in your hotel.

                          No offer to receive and send us to air port,,,

                          • Average rating
                            6.6
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