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G Hotel Kelawai

2 Persiaran Maktab, George Town, Penang Island 10250 Malaysia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from G Hotel Kelawai
Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#16 of 127 hotels in George Town
Travellers' Choice
G Hotel Kelawai tagged as "Style...Redefined" is where iconic design and cutting edge lifestyle set the stage for exclusive and extraordinary experiences. The hotel houses rooms that are uniquely inspired by innovative design to create energizing space for guests to play or work by day or mix and mingle by night. In addition to that, it will also accommodate three trendy and stylish food and beverage outlets - Spoon; a coffee house, 2PM; lobby lounge and Gravity; a 24th floor rooftop bar that are set to fulfil guests' gastronomic appetites. There are a total of 208 rooms namely 143 Deluxe rooms that are 35sqm, 20 units of Executive Room at 35sqm, 43 units of Executive Premier at 45sqm and 2 units of Executive Premier Suite at 82sqm of which all are crafted to be elegant yet casual. The rooms aim to personify an opulence that is bespoke from its clean architecture, to its interior design and even the thread count in the sheets. Feel right at home, and at the same time, in worlds apart. For the first time, G Hotel is proud to introduce the Serta Bed, the world's best mattress, providing superior support for the best sleep experience ever. In addition, Herman Miller work chair, designed for comfort, inspired by innovation & created for the environment. Amongst others, Appelles products for your showering comfort, 55" Smart LED TV, infinity swimming pool & many other new services and products to complement your stay. Also to make your stay better, G Hotel Kelawai offers a fully equipped gymnasium, business centre and roof top infinity pool. The gymnasium also allows you to use state-of-the-art equipment to break that sweat. You can enjoy the scenic view while working out with our personal trainers should you need any assistance or guidance. For those who have the love for water, the infinity pool on the 24rd floor gives you a chance to take in what Penang has to offer while having a dip. Fathom in the picturesque Penang when you go for a swim as there is a 360° view of the island including the view of the iconic Penang Bridge. At the same time, guest can enjoy a night out with drinks to match and view that intoxicate at the rooftop bar - Gravity. Poised at a vantage point, visit the pinnacle of luxury and bring your lifestyle to the peak with panoramic views of Penang's heritage past. Jive to the coolest tunes, sip on the newest mixes and party the night away. Make your special event a memorable one with the meeting facilities available. For small groups such as company meetings, there are classroom seating rooms being named 'Forum'. They can be used for separate functions or events that are organized by different organizations. If there is a large group gathering, these meeting rooms may be combined for a bigger space in order to accommodate everyone. Meanwhile, the business centre gives guests a chance to go online and do daily tasks. Excite and awaken your senses at our cafe - Spoon that plays host to a myriad of cuisines. Whether it is a casual brunch or a quiet dinner for two, enjoy a wide variety of food cooked fresh. With no compromise to quality ingredients, embark on a culinary adventure set to tantalize your taste buds with culinary fare from around the globe. Carefully crafted and delicately decorated, the lounge - 2pm is the spot that appeals to everyone. Whether it is a cup of freshly brewed coffee with a quiet book, or maybe something stronger to take the edge off after a long day, the lounge is poised to appeal to all. So sit down, relax, and live in the moment in your own cosy and quiet spot. G Hotel Kelawai is located at the prominent location on the bustling Jalan Kelawai, noted to be one of the busiest streets in Penang. Jalan Kelawai is famous for a diverse array of attractions ranging from traditional temples and local eateries to upscale restaurants, boutiques and jewellers. Located within walking distance from the hotel, Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon, just about everything Penang has to offer is right at your doorstep for unimaginable convenience. Within mere minutes is also Gurney Drive, home to the congregation of roadside iron chefs. Allow these local fare maestros to take you on journey of gastronomical proportions and sample almost all that Penang is famous for. Open for 24 hours round the clock stomach stuffing, you'll be screaming for reprieve before the week is out.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Valet parking
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Malay
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Stuart294265 wrote a review Dec 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia356 contributions385 helpful votes
This was a great stay for my wife's birthday. Rooms were clean and staff very helpful. Only small issue we had was on a voucher we were given of 100MYR per day included. Three different staff of the G-Hotels gave us differing answers to terms and conditions and when we checked out again we had some more confusion... nothing wrong with the hotel just management needs to train staff better when offering promotions.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Higher Floor is best
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3 Helpful votes
NickG wrote a review Dec 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia146 contributions40 helpful votes
Back this trip to stay in the same hotel because it is my beloved wife's fav hotel in PG. She passed away recently and this trip is to revisit all her fav places. Special shoutout to Joe Ann and Jasper. Joe Ann was very understanding and kind. Even gifted me flowers in remembrance of my wife which was very appreciated. We will be back again in late Feb2021 and thereafter. Keep up the excellent work, esp the wonderful human touch.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
AlinardaM wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I was really looking forwards to staying at G Hotel Kelawai this December, unfortunately due to my flight cancellation I had to cancel my visit to Penang altogether this year. On 26th September I contacted the hotel directly to cancel my 4 nigh half-board executive premier room booking, but almost 3 months later, despite my emails to the hotel reservation manager (Calvin Lee), I'm still to receive a refund (I paid £550 in April). I'm very disappointed with the G Hotel, not the service I would expect from a good Malaysian hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2020
1 Helpful vote
dazarina83 wrote a review Sep 2020
Penang Island, Malaysia160 contributions43 helpful votes
Always wanted to stay here after staying at G Hotel Gurney...Spending our merdeka week here..love the hotel's ambience and the rooftop swimming pool was awesome..we took a buggy ride provided by the hotel to go to Gurney Hotel for lunch and to Gurney Plaza for dinner.. Breakfast was good..Overall such a nice experience since the hotel is located beside Gurney Paragon and Gurney Plaza...Good for the shopping experience..
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from Michael Hanratty, General Manager at G Hotel Kelawai
Responded 3 Nov 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at G Hotel Kelawai and sharing your positive review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed both Hotels during your stay and the fabulous location we are in. Once again thank you for your wonderful review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Stay safe and all the best. Kind regards Michael Michael Hanratty General Manager
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ilettuce wrote a review Aug 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia181 contributions52 helpful votes
The stay here was incredibly comfortable and they really go out of the way to make it feel like home away from home. Upon checking in, you are served some delicious ice creams in a cup (with cute googley eyes to boot). I tried the yam flavour which I loved! Buffet dinner was available at a discount for hotel guests, but go to the other G Hotel (just behind it) for better food choices.The breakfast spread was amazing with all sorts of delicacies including a roti canai station. If you'd like, you could also get breakfast served in bed by filling in a form and leaving it at your door handle (at additional charges). Room itself was huge, bed was comfortable and I had a good night's sleep. There was a desk for business travellers to get some work done, equipped with a lamp for extra lighting. And of course, a huge flat screen TV if you want to just kick back and relax. The mini bar was equipped with some soft drinks, a kit kat and a small packet of M&Ms, and is completely free for guests! No more worries about late night rumbling tummies. There was a PILLOW MENU (no kidding!) where you could choose from contour pillows, latex pillows, etc. Last but not least, location was also perfect. Right beside Gurney Plaza which is Penang's best mall, and lots of access to food nearby. Overall, had a great time there and would return when I come to Penang again! Kudos to the team there for such amazing hospitality, it's one of the best hotels I've ever stayed at.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Trip type: Travelled on business
1 Helpful vote
Response from Michael Hanratty, General Manager at G Hotel Kelawai
Responded 3 Nov 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at G Hotel Kelawai and sharing your wonderful experience on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed many aspect of your stay, especially the excellent services rendered by our Team. Once again, thank you for taking the time to write and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Stay safe. Kind regards Micheal Michael Hanratty General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about G Hotel Kelawai
Which popular attractions are close to G Hotel Kelawai?
Nearby attractions include Gurney Plaza (0.2 km), Gurney Paragon Mall (0.1 km), and Coffee Tree (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at G Hotel Kelawai?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at G Hotel Kelawai?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at G Hotel Kelawai?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at G Hotel Kelawai?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to G Hotel Kelawai?
Conveniently located restaurants include Din Tai Fung, Miraku Restaurant, and Gravity, Rooftop Bar, G Kelawai, Penang.
Are there opportunities to exercise at G Hotel Kelawai?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does G Hotel Kelawai have an airport shuttle?
Yes, G Hotel Kelawai offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at G Hotel Kelawai?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does G Hotel Kelawai offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at G Hotel Kelawai?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Malay.