US$40 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 7 Feb 2016 Check-out 8 Feb 2016

GLOW Penang

3 stars
View map of 101 Macalister Road, Penang, Penang, 10400

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
16 reviews
Getaway

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

  • Gazzie
  • 24 Nov 2014
Quite Stylish Hotel

Surprised only to know that... - No Toothpaste - No Toothbrush - No Comb - Is it normal to see an... See full review

  • Philip
  • 14 Sep 2015
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
Located within the vicinity of shopping malls and food eateries

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
  • 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:
14:00
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. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by HotelClub

Ratings and reviews for GLOW Penang

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 16
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4
Value:
4.1

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of GLOW Penang

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Philip
Friends
N/A
14 Sep 2015

Quite Stylish Hotel

Surprised only to know that... - No Toothpaste - No Toothbrush - No Comb - Is it normal to see an empty fridge?

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

Friends

Review of GLOW Penang

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DoRaMe
Single
Alfords Point
5 Sep 2015

Good location & Cheerful Staff

Location is quite central, about 7 min walk from Komtar, the hub of local buses and many shops. Nearby are many eateries, including food stalls and good size restaurants. While in front is a busy road, I was given a room facing the back so not affected by possible road noises in front. One reception staff in particular was cheerful, friendly and helpful, others who might look more conservative, but noticeably good nature. Room is somewhat small but reasonably tidy. In room wifi sometimes was a bit slow. Some toiletry items (shaver, shower cap) were not in room but could be provided on request.

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

Single

Review of GLOW Penang

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
The lucky one
Family
Fitzroy North
16 Jul 2015

Relaxed family holidays

Hotel was quite new with minimalist decor. Suitable for young people. A bit noisy due to bad insulation. Breakfast was good. Plenty of eating places around the area lots of hawker stalls and restaurant along MacAlister Rd and side streets.

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

Family

Review of GLOW Penang

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Renissss
Family
Singapore
13 May 2015

Glow hotel

Located within Georgetown easy to get around. Only downside is very limited carpark and we have to park at public carpark near hotel at night, but we were approached by some local to collect RM3 for parking fee and this was in addition to the parking coupons we already put!

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

Family

Review of GLOW Penang

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Eyeore
Family
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:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Cantonese Dim Sum

Review of GLOW Penang

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jolly Jen
Family
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:

Family

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
Couples
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:

Couples

Review of GLOW Penang

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gazzie
Couples
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:

Couples

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
Couples
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:

Couples

Review of GLOW Penang

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Thyme
Family
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:

Family

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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