US$40 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 1 Mar 2015 Check-out 2 Mar 2015

GLOW Penang

3 stars
101 Macalister Road, Penang, Penang, 10400
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
11 reviews
Getaway

The hotel was just wonderful from breakfast to location and cleanliness and staff See full review

  • Gazzie
  • 24 Nov 2014
good location

Helpful staff, great location (walkable to Komtar) / bus station nearby See full review

  • wwkk
  • 18 Feb 2014
GLOW Penang welcomes travellers with comfortable spaces set centrally in the vibrant and heritage-rich Penang capital, close to must-visit local attractions and public transportation. While in George Town, vacationers can view collections on exhibit at Penang Museum and Art Gallery and stop by Sri Mahamariamman Temple Penang and Kek Lok Si. Marvel at the cityscape and beauty of lush surrounds at Penang Hill or have leisure strolls along Gurney Drive.
General

GLOW Penang provides meeting room that can accommodate 12 attendees. After a full day, guests can work out at the fitness centre or take a plunge in the pool on site or explore shopping opportunities at Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon, both about two kilometres from this cosy retreat.



Location

GLOW is positioned on Macalister Road in the heart of George Town in Penang, within quick distance to bus stops. Vacationers in this side of Malaysia wander around Penang Botanic Gardens and catch sporting events at Stadium Bandaraya.



  • NOTE: Starting June 1, Council Levy of MYR2.00 per room per night will be imposed, payable directly to the hotel upon check-in.
Dining

The all-day Zest Bar Cafe at GLOW in Penang serves delectable Thai fusion dishes, buffet breakfast and a la carte favourites. Patrons can unwind with refreshing drinks at the on-site pool and lobby bars.
Rooms

Have restful sleep in any of the 131 chic rooms that are appointed with Wi-Fi access, work desk 32-inch LCD TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, IDD telephone, safe deposit box and en suite bathroom.

GLOW Penang Rooms

Superior Twin
The stylishly GLOWing 23-sqm Superior Twin rooms boast an en-suite bathroom with all of the comforts of home, including pillowtop mattress, down pillows, 32 LED TV and trendy furnishing. All rooms are Air Conditioned with Mini bar containing Complimentary Water. There is a Working Desk space/Dressing table with Hair Dryer.
Family Triple
The stylishly GLOWing 31-sqm Family Triple rooms boast an en-suite bathroom with all of the comforts of home, including pillowtop mattress, down pillows, 32 LED TV and trendy furnishing. All rooms are Air Conditioned with Mini bar containing Complimentary Water. There is a Working Desk space/Dressing table with Hair Dryer.
Family Quad
The stylishly GLOWing 34-sqm Family Quad rooms boast an en-suite bathroom with all of the comforts of home, including pillowtop mattress, down pillows, 32 LED TV and trendy furnishing. All rooms are Air Conditioned with Mini bar containing Complimentary Water. There is a Working Desk space/Dressing table with Hair Dryer.
Superior Double
The stylishly GLOWing 23-sqm Superior Double rooms boast an en-suite bathroom with all of the comforts of home, including pillowtop mattress, down pillows, 32 LED TV and trendy furnishing. All rooms are Air Conditioned with Mini bar containing Complimentary Water. There is a Working Desk space/Dressing table with Hair Dryer.

Amenities

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free internet in room
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Fitness Center
Dining
Free continental breakfast
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet in room
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible parking

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Hotel Map

5.4169 100.3226
Area served
In the heart of the City Centre Georgetown
Nearby airports
Hotel is approximately 20 minustes from the airport
Area description

GLOW is positioned on Macalister Road in the heart of George Town in Penang, within quick distance to bus stops. Vacationers in this side of Malaysia wander around Penang Botanic Gardens and catch sporting events at Stadium Bandaraya.



  • NOTE: Starting June 1, Council Levy of MYR2.00 per room per night will be imposed, payable directly to the hotel upon check-in.
  • NOTICE: Pool will undergo renovation on 19-23 May.

Nearby points of interest

  • Wesley Methodist Church: 0.6 km
  • Prangin Mall Komtar: 1.1 km
  • Penang Chinatown: 1.3 km
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion: 1.5 km
  • Khoo Kongsi: 1.6 km
  • Kapitan Keling Mosque: 1.6 km
  • Goddess Of Mercy Temple: 1.8 km
  • Penang Museum: 1.8 km
  • Little India: 1.8 km
  • St George's Church: 1.9 km
  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram: 1.9 km
  • Pulau Tikus Wet Market: 2 km
  • Chowrasta Wet Market: 2.1 km
  • City Hall: 2.1 km
  • Gurney Drive: 2.1 km
  • Wesley Methodist Church: 0.6 km
  • Prangin Mall Komtar: 1.1 km
  • Penang Chinatown: 1.3 km
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion: 1.5 km
  • Khoo Kongsi: 1.6 km
  • Kapitan Keling Mosque: 1.6 km
  • Goddess Of Mercy Temple: 1.8 km
  • Penang Museum: 1.8 km
  • Little India: 1.8 km
  • St George's Church: 1.9 km
  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram: 1.9 km
  • Pulau Tikus Wet Market: 2 km
  • Chowrasta Wet Market: 2.1 km
  • City Hall: 2.1 km
  • Gurney Drive: 2.1 km
  • Fort Cornwallis: 2.4 km
  • Penang National Park: 4.2 km
  • Hindu Temple: 4.5 km
  • Botanical Gardens: 4.5 km
  • Penang Hill: 5.1 km
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion: 5.2 km
  • Kek Lok Si Temple: 5.8 km
  • Toy Museum: 6.5 km
  • Masjid Terapung Tanjung Bunga: 7.6 km
  • Bird Park: 8.4 km
  • Yahong Art Gallery: 10.4 km
  • Titi Kerawang Waterfall: 11.1 km
  • Tropical Spice Garden: 11.4 km
  • Butterfly Farm: 11.6 km
  • Snake Temple: 12.2 km
  • Tropical Fruit Farm: 12.3 km
  • Teluk Bahang Beach: 12.9 km
  • Penang War Museum: 15.5 km

Dining

Zest Cafe
A contemporary all-day dining caf serves a selection of international and local favorites, delectable Asian fusion dishes and a la carte menu. Here guests can find great food, starting in the morning with our complimentary GLOW breakfast service.
Pool & Lounge Bar
Relax and unwind at our bar with favorite cocktails, frappes and ice blended drinks that keep you cool and fresh. Top up with some of our snacks and enjoy the tranquil environment with friends.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

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.

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Guest Reviews (11)

Ratings and reviews for GLOW Penang

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 11
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.1
Value:
4

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of GLOW Penang

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Eyeore
Business
Singapore
29 Dec 2014

Great location

Great location surrounded by fantastic eateries, e.g. the wonderful dim sum situated across the street, salted chicken and night market. Hotel is 20mins walk to a big shopping mall. Would have given a higher rating if not for the hotel average services: we arrived at the hotel at 1+pm and only get to check in close to 4pm; the housekeeping staff forgot to give us bottled water on day 2 of our stay, and we have to call-in to front desk for our request; likewise for replacement of fresh towels on day 3 of our stay :-(

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Cantonese Dim Sum

Review of GLOW Penang

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jolly Jen
Business
Singapore
1 Dec 2014

Good Service Hotel

We booked the family room for four nights. Location of hotel is about 10-15 minutes walk to Komtar where we can catch a bus to anywhere. The staff at the tour desk and front desk are very friendly and gave us the necessary advise. The airport shuttle using the hotel van is RM45 1 way. All is well except that the breakfast at the hotel should include one or two dishes of Penang delicacies such as Penang Laksa or Chee Cheong Fun. That will be excellent.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Just opposite is the popular food cafe with a popular PIZZA stall. Waiting time for an order is 1 hour! It is worth the wait as the handmade pizza is excellent.

Review of GLOW Penang

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Karenkwek
Business
Singapore
30 Nov 2014

Nice and comfortable hotel

The location of hotel is Good, walking distant around the Georgetown. A lot of food store just nearby .There is bus stop outside the hotel.

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

Business

Review of GLOW Penang

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gazzie
Business
Wangi Australia
24 Nov 2014

Getaway

The hotel was just wonderful from breakfast to location and cleanliness and staff

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

To have local food at New world Park there is a great variety of food and nice and cheap and clean

Review of GLOW Penang

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Flying Cat
Business
Indonesia
24 Nov 2014

Good location

First of all, location is good. Nearby hawker food and Komtar. Breakfast not too many varieties, almost the same everyday. When one stall is empty they don't refill immediately. But the taste was good, suits to Asian taste. The room was okay, standard. But the bed is too small for two people, and it did not stand stall. The most annoying thing is probably the wall, too thin. I could hear someone next to my door slammed the door, threw stuffs very loud. And he/she did that very late at night, or probably very early in the morning. Not all staff were friendly anyway.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of GLOW Penang

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Thyme
Business
Singapore
5 Oct 2014

Modern, clean hotel very accessible

Modern and clean facilities. Near to Komtar and main bus routes. Very accessible. Great buffet breakfast spread. High speed internet provided. Family enjoyed the stay.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great Prosperity Dim Sum restaurant on Lorong Aboo Siti right across street from hotel

Review of GLOW Penang

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Hungrywombat
Business
Sydney, Australia
15 Sep 2014

Edge of Buffer Zone.

So the negative first - Its just outside the UNESCO buffer zone, Penang is not a pedestrian friendly city so you can either catch the bus or walk to Jalan Penang (15 min walk) and catch the CAT (free shuttle bus) which will get you to most of the sites in the heritage area. The positives - The staff were helpful and friendly, we were given a cold drink while the staff process the Check-in, the bags were delivered up to room and breakfast was run efficiently. Room was clean and spacious, after coming from a smallish room in Singapore this was a relief. The linens and pillows were just as we liked it. Other positive is staying in this hotel you will not be hungry, there is a hawker place just across the road and down at Lorong Baru the street is closed at night for the Hawker market, we were there on Tuesday night but I think they are not open on Wednesday night.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Diagonally 45 degree across the road from the hotel. Lorong Baru at night ( except Wednesday night).

Review of GLOW Penang

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sherylc
Business
Singapore
3 Jun 2014

Value for money and great location

The hotel room was spacious and clean and the hotel was centrally located in Georgetown. The hotel is surrounded with nice local food stalls and shops. If one is driving, the hotel has limited parking lots.

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

Business

Review of GLOW Penang

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FnE Traveller
Business
KUL, Malaysia
2 Jun 2014

Great location Hotel

Fast check in and check out process. Thumb up for the efficiency of the staffs. Hotel is located at the great location where you can get all types of famous local food.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Many local hawkers food around this hotel.

Review of GLOW Penang

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kelley
Business
Johor, Malaysia
19 Mar 2014

Very near to eateries and attraction

The location of the hotel is very good as there are quite a number of famous eateries around the area. Room size is just nice and most importantly, is very clean. Only down side is that the noise level can be quite high. We could hear the conversation in the next room. Free parking if you are driving. Breakfast is average.

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Go to New Bob Car Rental in airport, you can get a package inclusive of hotel stay at Glow and car rental with a reasonable price.

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