Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Hard Rock Hotel Penang, one of the more luxurious rock themed hotel located along the beaches of Batu Ferringhi Penang was my choice of accommodation end of last year. It was to be a quiet getaway with Janice for my birthday as well as to celebrate the end of 2011. I did not plan it well ahead, in fact it was more of a last minute plan to crash in at Hard Rock Hotel due to the unavailability of Pulau Jerejak's hotel which was our initial plan.  

Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Batu Ferringhi Beach
11100 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: +60 4 8811711
Fax: +60 4 8812155

Email: info.penang@hardrockhotels.net
Website: penang.hardrockhotels.net

Hard Rock Hotel Penang
The extra large Hard Rock Hotel guitar
Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Some of the rockstar memorabilia at Hard Rock Hotel Penang

This hip and trendy resort in Penang is suitable for families, couples and singles for their relaxing accommodation in Penang. With a total of 250 rooms available, with Wi-Fi connections, iPod docking stations and 32-inch LCD screen TVs, the rooms were pretty good, one of a kind, the rock star kind.We reached the hotel just after our lunch, in time to check-in after a quick registration at their front desk.

Seaview Deluxe Room Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Our Seaview Deluxe room in Hard Rock Hotel Penang

"Break away from yet another classic seaview room and check out our sexy design, where style meets substance. Features an opened or closed bathroom wall, you will love the vibe. Enjoy a full range of modern amenities in the rooms. Sleep like a Rock and rise in the morning to an unprecedented view of the sea and the largest free-form swimming pool in Penang."

Seaview Hard Rock Hotel Penang
The view from our room's balcony, with the swimming pool and sea within view
Awesome Seaview Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Another view from our room

That was the brief description of the seaview deluxe room which I obtained from Hard Rock Hotel Penang's website, and I must say, it did summarize exactly what the room was like. It was really big and comfortable, with a modern feel to it especially with the 32 inch LCD TV and hi-fi set, we just had to switch on the music in the room. Check out the short video I took of our room below.  

The walls in the Hard Rock Hotel Penang were adorned with images, memorabilia and icons reflecting the revolution that changed the face of music, fashion and arts. It's a celebration of popular culture from the 50's through the new millennium. Its fun atmosphere and clean, modern lines make Hard Rock Hotel really unique in a good way. 

Memorabilia Hard Rock Hotel Penang
More memorabilia and icons from various famous rock stars
Swimming Pool at Hard Rock Hotel Penang
The free-form pool of Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Another unique thing about this hotel would be its free-form pool, located just beyond the hotel's lobby. For those staying in the Lagoon Deluxe rooms, they could actually just open their sliding door and jump straight into the pool, which was really cool. I personally had fun just swimming around enjoying the view and the cool waters.

"Featuring the largest free-form pool in Northern Malaysia, which is effortlessly integrated into the Hotel's landscaping. There is always something going on at the poolside where our Rock Agents will keep you entertained or you can simply enjoy the music and drinks served at the swim up bar. It is also fun to try the water slides or reserve a private cabana."

Hard ROck Cafe Penang
Hard Rock Cafe Penang was just next door

This round however, I did not have the urge to dine over at the Hard Rock Hotel even though it was really tempting. Instead, Janice and I decided to have a stroll down the beach at night, and crashed at one of the "makan" spots along Batu Ferringhi for a nice relaxing dinner. Probably the next time I'm down here, I would check out what they have inside the Hard Rock Cafe. 

"This world famous cafe serves authentic American cuisine made famous by Hard Rock Cafe’s across the globe. The 130 pax cafe serves authentic American food with specialty dishes such as Nachos, Fajita’s, Legendary 10oz Burgers, Honey Citrus Chicken Salad and Hard Rock Cafe Hot Fudge Brownie and special Cocktails such as Hard Rock Hurricanes, Tropical Rock, Triple Platinum Margarita, Fruitapalooza  & Berry Blush Martini comes with a Special Collectable Souvenir Glass (Special Prices with Glass)."

Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Hard Rock Hotel Penang at night
Isaac and Janice Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Janice and I just chilling at the hotel's lounge listening to some live band that night

It was a perfect night out with Janice as we truly enjoyed every moment there. Having her with me to celebrate another milestone in my life was another plus. It was made even better when my dad came up to "check" on us in the afternoon. I love my dad, and to enjoy the Hard Rock Hotel experience with him there was great. 

Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Our following morning breakfast before checking out in the afternoon

Overall it was a memorable stay at Hard Rock Hotel Penang. True to it's rock theme, do come over this hotel if you want a unique rock star experience. Of course, it was pretty pricey and personally, I would have chosen Rasa Sayang Hotel or Golden Sands Resort Penang if they were not fully booked that week. Nevertheless, no regrets, as I can safely tell people, yes I've stayed over at Hard Rock Hotel Penang, and it was a rocking good night! 


Tekkaus said...

Wow...a nice play to stay indeed. :D

Henry Lee said...

i kind of like the concept of the hotel... the room looks good la. Worth the money at least :)

suituapui said...

Expensive...and the worse thing is if you do not have your own transport. Taxi to the city centre is over RM100 ONE way!!! Penang cut-throat daylight robbers!!! Tsk! Tsk!

Btw, you look thinner then... Hehehehehe!!!!

Henry Tan said...

meaning to say that you are rich!!!! XD

Aki said...

That was rockin nice to hear.. But me, I mostly prefer a budget hotel when I travel.. Err, going to Penang is travel for me.. coz, most of the time, I'll be out, so, the hotel is just a place for me to poop, take bath, and sleep.. ha ha ha..

Ken Wooi said...

i want to stay there too one day! :D

[SK] said...

wow, nice hotel.. i've not been there i think, is it a new hotel?? or maybe i've not been to penang for a long time already, haha.. BTW, the breakfast looks good, hehe..

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Camy said...

OMG! the hotel so yeng! hahaha

Diana Diane Teo said...

I still remember I ever ask you about this hotel before but you said you never went. And now you been there and even blog about that. Might consider about this hotel when visiting Penang again.

Nikel Khor said...

So nice.. stay there instead of home.. hehe

Yee Ling said...

Everthing seems to be expensive in Penang. Like little SG.

choi yen said...

I always adore Hard Rock Hotel but never stay before :(

Vickylow said...

Oh I'm in love the pool. I'm sure my kids will enjoy there.

suituapui said...

Haiyar!!! No photo of you in your skimpy speedos showing off your sexy body by the pool??? Muahahahahahaha!!!

LittleLamb said...

Yes, would love to stay in HRH one day..

nicccchang said...

Hard Rock is superb expensive. >.<

deq noor said...

Last two weeks I just drop by here on my way back from Teluk Bahang. Hope I have chance to stay here someday. Good review! :)

Leeza Dayasari said...

wow..... it nice.......

KiD said...

walawwehhhhh.. that swimming pool so nice lah!!

wenn said...

hvn't been there yet..maybe one day

TikkoSS said...

I stayed here liao lor.. but yea this is proly the few that I would consider nice..

next time if you go again, call me .. i can sleep in bath tub.. hehe

Meitzeu said...

This place is so cooll!!!!!!!!

Living a a rock star too!

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Rolling Funbling Thug said...

Always wanted to check out Hard Rock Hotel in Penang :D The swimming pool is nice and kinda huge!

Erika Toh said...

Wow, Hard Rock....I want to be there one day!! :D