US$47 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 31 Aug 2015 Check-out 3 Sep 2015

Flamingo Hotel By The Beach

4 stars
View map of Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Penang, 11200

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
18 reviews
Good value

Clean room and wide selection of breakfast. Hotel should forbid guests without proper gear to use... See full review

  • HKeat
  • 6 Apr 2014
excellent value

this hotel is one of the first few among the long stretch of hotels at batu feringghi. simple and... See full review

  • drhkk
  • 28 Mar 2012
Nestled along the pristine white shorelines of Tanjung Dungah district, Flamingo Hotel By The Beach offers relaxed atmosphere, quality amenities and comfortable accommodation for the visitors of Penang. The Penang State Museum, Penang Botanic Gardens, Clock Tower and Kapitan Keling Mosque are some of the tourist attractions for guests to visit.
General

Guests at Flamingo Hotel By The Beach can take a refreshing dip in onsite swimming pool. This property provides easy reach to several beach sports such as parasailing, banana boats and canoeing.
Location

Flamingo Hotel is located 20 minutes drive from city center of Penang. Guests can tour city attraction such as Kek Lok Si- the largest Buddhist temple in South-East Asia and Penang Butterfly Farm, which Houses a large collection of butterflies and reptiles.

  • NOTE: Effective 1 June, the Penang State Government will be imposing a local government fee of RM3 nett per room per night, payable directly to the hotel upon check-in.
  • 20 min drive to the City Centre (Penang)
Dining

Flamingo By The Beach in Penang features a coffee house, which serves a wide variety of delicious dishes for guests to enjoy. Several restaurants are available in the surroundings, where visitors can relish with tasty cuisines.
Rooms

Guests are offered a choice of 280 well appointed accommodation units that are fully furnished with modern in room amenities such as cable TV, private bathroom and a telephone.

Flamingo Hotel By The Beach Rooms

Deluxe Hill or Seaview
Both Deluxe Hill & Seaview are cozy yet contemporary with its simplistic design. All rooms include flat sound proof walls, wi-fi and satellite TV channels.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

5.4665 100.2887
Area served
Penang
Area description
Flamingo by the beach, Penang is a 4 star beach hotel located 20 minutes from City Center. It sits along the pristine white shorelines of the famed Tanjung Dungah district. Easily accessible to the popular Gurney Drive hawker food stalls and a host of sightseeing venues.

Nearby points of interest

  • Masjid Terapung Tanjung Bunga: 1.2 km
  • Hindu Temple: 2.2 km
  • Botanical Gardens: 3 km
  • Penang National Park: 3.2 km
  • Gurney Drive: 4.6 km
  • Pulau Tikus Wet Market: 4.7 km
  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram: 4.7 km
  • Yahong Art Gallery: 4.8 km
  • Wesley Methodist Church: 6.3 km
  • Tropical Spice Garden: 6.5 km
  • Butterfly Farm: 6.5 km
  • Penang Hill: 6.6 km
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion: 7.2 km
  • Penang Chinatown: 7.4 km
  • Penang Museum: 7.5 km
  • Masjid Terapung Tanjung Bunga: 1.2 km
  • Hindu Temple: 2.2 km
  • Botanical Gardens: 3 km
  • Penang National Park: 3.2 km
  • Gurney Drive: 4.6 km
  • Pulau Tikus Wet Market: 4.7 km
  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram: 4.7 km
  • Yahong Art Gallery: 4.8 km
  • Wesley Methodist Church: 6.3 km
  • Tropical Spice Garden: 6.5 km
  • Butterfly Farm: 6.5 km
  • Penang Hill: 6.6 km
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion: 7.2 km
  • Penang Chinatown: 7.4 km
  • Penang Museum: 7.5 km
  • Prangin Mall Komtar: 7.5 km
  • Kek Lok Si Temple: 7.6 km
  • St George's Church: 7.6 km
  • Goddess Of Mercy Temple: 7.7 km
  • City Hall: 7.7 km
  • Chowrasta Wet Market: 7.7 km
  • Kapitan Keling Mosque: 7.7 km
  • Little India: 7.8 km
  • Khoo Kongsi: 7.8 km
  • Fort Cornwallis: 8 km
  • Tropical Fruit Farm: 8.2 km
  • Teluk Bahang Beach: 8.2 km
  • Titi Kerawang Waterfall: 10.1 km
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion: 11.1 km
  • Bird Park: 14.2 km
  • Snake Temple: 17 km
  • Penang War Museum: 20.6 km

Dining

Flamingo Theque
Alfresco dining and lounge serving light snacks and menu. Indoor lounge dining serves hi-tea and light-snacks.
Flamingo Cafe
Serves international and local cuisine with a great view of the pool.
Beach Bar
Alfresco dining and perfect to get a quick bite while you sunbath by the Andaman Sea.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
15:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Flamingo Hotel By The Beach

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
18 out of 18
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
3.4
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.9

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Flamingo Hotel By The Beach

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Maverick
Single
N/A
30 Jul 2015

Worst trip

Been here thrice. The only time I enjoyed my stay here was my first experience. After that, each trip to this hotel became more miserable. This was my worst so far. The following is just a summary of my experience. The detailed experience is too depressing to tell: 1. Check in staff was extremely rude. Extremely! The male staff were nice and polite, but the female staff was loud and crude. Not even a smile or a welcome greeting. In fact, the staff raised her voice at me and I was snapped at for asking for what I had requested for prior to my check in. Anything I tried to say after that, before I could finish my sentence, she would snap at me. The least she could have done was explain that the request was unavailable rather than force me to sign the check-in document without telling me anything, although she later admitted that she was aware of the request through the computer system. Her attitude ruined my holiday right from the start. She also seemed pretty unhappy with the fact that I went through a third party agent when making my booking with the hotel. Highly unprofessional and absolutely no aptitude for hospitality and customer service. I wonder how Flamingo recruits it's front office personnel. Among all the hotels I've stayed in, this was my worst experience with front office staff. Also, it would help if the female staff would wear some makeup to look professional, as they are serving frontline. 2. Swimming pool and adjoining jacuzzi were dirty. Lots of sand on the floor. It's understandable that it is because the beach is just next to the pool, but with the hotel staff knowing that too well, couldn't measures be taken in place to ensure the pool is clean or being cleaned from time to time? The pool closes at 8pm but throughout my stay I never saw it being cleaned once at any time. Also, many guests were inappropriately attired for the swimming pool. 3. Wifi was extremely weak in my room and in some areas of the hotel. 4. The hotel underwent a refurnishing. I thought that it looked much better previously with a more open concept. Now, just to walk to the lift from the entrance on the first floor is a hassle, having to go through two doors and passing through the small area designated for check ins/outs. Worse still, when that area is crowded with guests waiting to check in/out. Very poor planning in my opinion. 5. The contracted staff for the water sports were pretty dishonest. It was MYR 70 for 15 mins on the jet ski, and I tried to make a bargain to have it for 20 mins at the same price. They said ok but when I got on the jet ski, they then told me it's only for 15 mins. When I tried to correct him, he snapped No, 15 mins!! What a way to do business!! How disgusting! Just wanting to make a quick buck outta ya. 6. I was standing at the concierge for quite a while but the staff there never approached me. I tried getting information from him but the guy hardly knew anything. Not even about how the local taxis operated. Let alone the fact that he hardly spoke a word of English. 7. The TV had a mind of its own. It seldom worked. Called for the maintenance guys but they couldn't do anything. The remote control was just the same. 8. Lots of bugs enter your room if you leave your balcony door open. But anyone would do that when you have the view of the sea right in front of you. Wonder if the hotel has any pest management in place.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Flamingo Hotel By The Beach

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
bingo
Couples
Melbourne
8 Aug 2014

needs work

This hotel should have been better. Rooms were large and comfortable but signs of neglect and wear are evident. Pools was very good. Breakfast food catered for Saudis. Can't blame the hotel for that as they comprised most of the clientele. Restaurant staff seem unsupervised. Most items ran our before replacement arrived. Small but important things like tea spoons, sugar sachets juice glasses never replaced before they ran out. Large hotel with only 2 lifts working means you press the button then sit down for a long wait. overall disappointing visit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Berjaya times square, good shopping and food court, 5 minute walk

Review of Flamingo Hotel By The Beach

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Saraduraosilva
Single
Singapore
21 Apr 2014

Beachwise not the best option!

It's located in a calm area, good if you want to run away from the crowd but still close enough to visit the famous batu Ferringhi beach and Georgtown! If you want to stay on the beach, it's not the right one to choose!! Regarding the facilities... Not much to do! :( The staff is friendly and helpful! Special thanks to Nadiah! You made my day :)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Single

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

There're buses direct from the hotel to Batu Ferringhi and to Georgtown (101 and 102). It's a short distance and you only pay 1 or 2 MRG and they really regular! Don't waist your money taking cabs

Review of Flamingo Hotel By The Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
HKeat
Single
Singapore
6 Apr 2014

Good value

Clean room and wide selection of breakfast. Hotel should forbid guests without proper gear to use the swimming pool. Good location and clean beach right at the back of hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Single

Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

Visit Gurney Drive after 7pm which is about a short drive away (about 4km) from hotel. There is a famous hawker center, an upmarket shopping center and some nice seafood restaurants.

Review of Flamingo Hotel By The Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Neddy
Couples
Forster, NSW, Australia
14 May 2013

Old friend of Penang

Hadn't been to Penang for over 30 years, but found the staff and locals just as friendly and helpful as they had been then. A well-situated hotel on the beach, within easy bus travel to anywhere. It was worth paying a little extra for the excellent sea view. Would definitely stay there again. Would be wary of having little children on the balcony.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Flamingo Hotel By The Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Laily
Family
KL Malaysia
1 Apr 2013

Great assistance by the staff

The rooms are spacious and the staff willing to help to accomodate our needs. Overal stay in the hotel is great and will not hesitate to come back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

there are lots of restaurants near batu ferringgi a short drive from the hotel. there are also night bazaar if you want to do some shopping.

Review of Flamingo Hotel By The Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Cordycord
Couples
Singapore
24 Aug 2012

Awesome Place

Love this hotel! Love the beach, love the food, love everything about it!. Have stayed more than 3 times so far! Will be back soon!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Flamingo Hotel By The Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
emmanuel wong
Family
Penang, Malaysia
13 Aug 2012

Great hotel near town, worth every single cents

Big room with 2 large single bed in Deluxe room fit four of us without problem (2 adult, 2 small children) . I found it very similar to Paradise rainbow hotel next door which i used to stayed but more clean, modern and less crowded. Location is close to town with nearby shopping areas like Tesco mall, Island Plaza mall, Gurney Plaza... and eatery places like Strait Quay, Precinct 10, Times Square, etc. Facilities: Lots of facilities and small shops in the hotel, it has barber shop, convenient store, kids club, fitness room, jaguzzi pool bar, spa center, etc. They offer babysitting service in kids club for RM10/hour so that parent can enjoy the spa treatment. Gym room is equipped with exercise equipments and all looks new. Room: Room is clean and very spacious with 2 big single bed, flat screen TV with 16 channels, in-room safety box, tea/coffee making facility, 2 complimentary mineral water. Toilet have all amenities needed including toothbrushes and rain shower. Water pressure is strong and it has 2 shower heads where the moveable one is good to shower for kids. Food: Buffet breakfast is above average with lots of varieties for adult and kids. It has porridge, noddle, fried rice, steamed bun, bread, pastry, ham, baked bean, salad and some local fried foods. Few fruit juices to choose from beside tea/coffee and fresh milk. Beach: Lots of water sport activities available on the beach, check out photo uploaded. My kids spent a wonderful time playing with just the sand and wave on the beach.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

Spent more on the room facing the beach instead of another side facing the noisy aircon. It is worth it

Review of Flamingo Hotel By The Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
drhkk
Family
Sydney NSW, Australia
28 Mar 2012

excellent value

this hotel is one of the first few among the long stretch of hotels at batu feringghi. simple and nice hotel, repainted interiors and big pool + easy access to beach. the breakfast included was great. only thing negative is the lack of bathtub for the babies/kids to bathe.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Flamingo Hotel By The Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Haadie
Couples
Cape Town, South Africa
28 Mar 2012

A wonderful time

I had a wonderful stay, it's just a pity it was only two nights. This hotel is defintely a must next time. Real value for money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Entertainment tip: Not Applicable

Make your stay here a minimum of 3 nights, you won't regret it.

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