Equatorial Penang  5 stars

1 Jalan Bukit Jambul Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia, 11900  show mapSave
From  US$ 117
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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.

hotel Equatorial Penang Penang location

The hotel is an excellent option for the business travelers and tourists alike, since it boasts a convenient location in a beautiful spot in a peaceful area not far away from the touristic center and commercial area abounding in shopping and dining facilities and entertainments. Getting to the airport is a matter of a ten-minute ride. You can also visit the nearby notable locations and resorts having booked an excursion at the hotel's tour desk.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 9.9km
  • Airport: Penang International - 4.8km, Butterworth - 18.7km

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.

Facilities

General
  • Free parking
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Luggage storage
  • Trouser Press
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Concierge desk
  • 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
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Massage services
  • Maid Service
  • Butler service
Dining facilities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • High speed internet access
Meeting facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Jogging track
  • Tennis
  • Outdoor pool
  • Exercise gym
  • Golf
  • Steam bath
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Adjoining rooms
  • 24-hour room service
  • Mini bar
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Pets

Pets are not allowed

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of MYR 58.00 per night/person for extra beds. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

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Rooms and availability

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.

Premier Double Room

Golf view

King Size Bed - 41m2

Equatorial Penang Premier Double Room
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Equatorial Penang Premier Double Room
    Deluxe Twin Room

    Two Single Beds

    Equatorial Penang Deluxe Twin Room
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    Equatorial Penang Deluxe Twin Room
    Premier Deluxe Double Room

    King Size Bed - 44m2

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      Executive Suite

      Golf view

      King Size Bed - 67m2

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        Premier Suite

        Golf view

        King Size Bed - 70m2

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          Senator Suite

          Golf view

          King Size Bed - 85m2

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            Premier Twin Room

            Golf view

            Two Single Beds - 41m2

            Equatorial Penang Premier Twin Room
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            Equatorial Penang Premier Twin Room
              Deluxe Double Room

              King Size Bed

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              Junior Suite

              Golf view

              King Size Bed - 77m2

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                Equatorial Penang LocationWhat's nearby

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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
                  2.9km

                Local Attractions

                • Queensbay Mall
                  3.1km
                  100 Persiaran Bayan Indah, Bayan Lepas
                • Penang Toy Museum
                  5.5km
                  1370, Lot 34, Teluk Bahang,
                • P Ramlee Gallery
                  8.6km
                  40A Jalan P Ramlee (formerly Counter Hall), Georgetown
                • Penang Hill
                  8.8km
                  Georgetown, Penang IslandMalaysia
                • Queen Street
                  8.8km
                  Georgetown, Penang IslandMalaysia

                Restaurants Nearby

                • The View, Hotel Equatorial

                  68% likes this, based on 39 reviews
                  Food: French

                  810 m
                  1, Jalan Bukit Jambul

                  Phone: +604632700

                • Double Good

                  54% likes this, based on 15 reviews
                  Food: Chinese

                  1.2km
                  Bukit Jambul
                • Kayu Nasi Kandar

                  50% likes this, based on 40 reviews
                  Food: Indian

                  1.5km
                  216 Jln Penang

                  Phone: (04) 264 4767

                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 Penang Reviews

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

                Average guest rating

                3.9
                out of 5
                Excellent
                Based on 55 reviews

                Rating by category:

                Value
                3.8
                Service
                3.9
                Dining
                3.8
                Location
                3.1
                Rooms
                4.0

                Individual guest reviews

                • Location wise, not exactly the most convenient and pleasant stay. Absolut friendly and cool staff, nice bathroom. Lots of various foods and its menu is good.

                  Quite expensive compared to all other hotels in bayan lepas, the room isn't the best nor the worst.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    3.5
                  • Location
                    2
                  • Rooms
                    3
                  • Service
                    5
                  • Value
                    4
                  • Dining
                    4
                • Good views and a great hotel. Front desk staff friendly and loved the room. The best breakfast ever, clean pool.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    3.4
                  • Location
                    2
                  • Rooms
                    4
                  • Service
                    3
                  • Value
                    4
                • Near the airport, excellent Business Hotel and beautiful lobby. More friendly reception staff, good tv channels and lovely breakfast. Attentive waiters and nice tropical garden.

                  Two thumbs up for removing the stigma of the old ageing room.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    3.2
                  • Location
                    2
                  • Rooms
                    4
                  • Service
                    3
                  • Value
                    4
                • Excellent leisure area and complimentary welcome drink. Accessible from the lobby, perfect service and the concierge is helpful and informative. The bed is comfortable, the buffet breakfast has a good spread of international and local food.

                  Facilities and equipments at fitness centre are old and game rooms are poorly lit, this hotel is by far the most expensive in Bayan Lepas in Penang. Staff are quite slow.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    3.4
                  • Location
                    3
                  • Rooms
                    3
                  • Service
                    4
                  • Value
                    3
                • Room was rather elegant especially the working area, hotel was fully booked was fairly quiet and from the lobby you can see a garden, was quite enjoyable. The staff were helpful to arrange transportation for business meetings, bed was great and food was excellent for lunch too. The facilities were quite beautiful.

                  Two beers at the Japanese restaurant sums up to 190ringgit.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    3.1
                  • Location
                    3
                  • Rooms
                    3
                  • Service
                    3
                  • Value
                    4
                  • Dining
                    2
                • Due to its remote location, i find peaceful staying there, hotel is very large and located in a quiet part of Penang, personnel service are really good. Rooms are comfortable, clean, friendly staff at the Blue Moon bar and breakfast is fantastic. The employees are generally nice, helpful and attentive, the swimming pool is nice too.

                  Food not much choice.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    4.0
                  • Location
                    3
                  • Rooms
                    5
                  • Service
                    4
                  • Value
                    4
                  • Dining
                    4
                • Very near to airport and lovely Hotel. Room interior was good, bellboy staff were very polite and the bathroom was really shiny and clean. The restaurants were great and facilities were beautiful, clean, comfortable.

                  Poor reception service, internet price is ridiculous.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    3.6
                  • Rooms
                    5
                  • Service
                    3
                  • Value
                    4
                • Its in a quiet location and beautiful stay. Very cheap price, wide spacious lobby and reception staff were a nice Malay lady. Room corridors were equally clean and food was also excellent.

                  Hotel looks old and the bathroom was of poor quality.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    3.6
                  • Location
                    5
                  • Rooms
                    4
                  • Service
                    2
                  • Value
                    4
                  • Dining
                    3
                • Near airport and golf course, good faciliies within the hotel make a good base for several days stay in Penang. Staff is polite and helpful, internet is fast. The restaurants are quite nice, gym is big.

                  Location is not exactly convenient to get around, the service is very slow and the rooms are not well equipped for business travelers. The b u f f e t breakfast is a bit expensive, leisure facilities like swimming pool close early.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    3.5
                  • Location
                    4
                  • Rooms
                    3
                  • Service
                    4
                  • Value
                    5
                  • Dining
                    3
                • Location near to family and the Executive Tower has refurbished rooms that were excellent. The hotel lobby was spacious, the price was worth the money and the swimming pool and the staff there were very friendly. The bed was comfortable and breakfast was very good.

                  Concierge service is inconsistent and the drains in the bathroom are slow. Selection of foods and drinks at club lounge is very limited.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    3.7
                  • Location
                    3
                  • Rooms
                    3
                  • Service
                    4
                  • Value
                    4
                • Near to the airport, taxi service is good too and store and couple of nice restaurants. Hotel is very spacious and the building itself is almost majestic. The island itself is beautiful, the staff is really helpful and the rooms have been newly refurbished and are pretty decent. Bar is cool, the breakfast selection is excellent and the pool is lovely and definitely kid friendly.

                  Location far away from town and used less than 15 minutes. Coffe house was bad, the towel counter and the hot tub were closed.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    3.7
                  • Location
                    4
                  • Rooms
                    4
                  • Service
                    5
                  • Value
                    3
                • The room are clean and the hotel by itself is amazing, just the furniture and the equipment is from the last millenium.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    3.5
                  • Rooms
                    3
                  • Value
                    4
                • Penang being a famous touristic place for the locals and lovely room. Great breakfast buffet.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    4.0
                  • Rooms
                    4
                  • Value
                    4
                • The atmosphere in the hotel is quite nice and the room is ideal for all.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    4.0
                  • Rooms
                    5
                  • Value
                    3
                • Much much better than most of hotel gym, great room and good restaurant choice. Lovely rainforest gardens.

                  My rating for the hotel:

                  • Average rating
                    4.3
                  • Rooms
                    4
                  • Service
                    5
                  • Value
                    4
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