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“Solid 5 star stay - everything you need”
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G Hotel Kelawai
Ranked #13 of 87 Hotels in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Stayed with my partner and had an excellent time at G Hotel Kelawai. Facilities were sufficient with lovely rooftop pool. Staff were attentive and the rooms had sufficient facilities to meet your needs. Not the biggest and grandest hotel, but has everything you need for a comfortable and easy stay.

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms and executive rooms are exactly the same
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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PenangGHotel, General Manager at G Hotel Kelawai, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2017

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We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

It was a 30 min drive from the airport. Checking in was fast and the room was cosy. Really loved the bed as it was very comfortable! WiFi in the room was however slow.
Hotel was also conveniently located near 2 shopping centres, which was like 3 minutes walk away. Gurney drive food center was also located like 10 min walk.I don't mind returning because its a cosy hotel but frankly there isn't much to do in the vicinity other than shopping.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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PenangGHotel, General Manager at G Hotel Kelawai, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Dear Guest,

First of all, thank you for taking the time to review your experience on TripAdvisor. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay.

In regards to your poor experience with the internet connection, I do apologize for this and please rest assured that our IT Manager will look into this to resolve.

We look forward to the opportunity to be of service in the near future.

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Michael Hanratty
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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

we stayed at G hotel Kelawai during we"re spend weekend in penang for visited a family .

the hotel is located di Georgetown side and nicely located in the city next to the othel G hotel and 2 big mall .

the lobby is nice and cozy - not to big jnlike the oyher G hotel which big and crowd

the room is very good - remind me to a pullman style and standard

the mattress and pillow are good as well

i can"t compare much with other 4-5 stars hotels in penang as this is my 1st visit to the city

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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PenangGHotel, General Manager at G Hotel Kelawai, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2017

Dear Guest,

Thank you for acknowledging your wonderful experience while staying with us recently.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

BACKGROUND - The G Hotel Kelawai is set in a tall modern building covered in neon lights. The lobby looks like it was taken straight from a modern art museum, with long flowing exposed wood which is meant to symbolize the inside of a bird cage, complete with little golden birds behind the concierge! The check in staff was friendly and quickly showed me to my equally impressive room.

THE ROOMS - The G Hotel has 4 room categories, specifically the Deluxe, Executive, Premier Executive, and Premier Suite categories. All of the rooms have a very modern and clean design, with tall floor to ceiling windows, beautifully furnished bathrooms, and the largest in-room HDTVs in Penang at 55 inches!

I was upgraded to the Premier Executive room, which is definitely worth the extra cost. The room sizes increases to an impressive 45 square meters, including its own leather couch, and a massive marble bathtub with a window overlooking the city. However, the best part of the Premier Executive room the included access to the G Hotel’s Club Floor and Executive Lounge!

THE EXECUTIVE LOUNGE - The Executive Lounge, situated at the top of the G Hotel next to the pool, provides many inclusions beyond the great view (which is worth it alone!). These amenities include a personalized check-in and check-out, ice-cream upon arrival, and several other business traveler services. Daily breakfast is served buffet style from 6:30 am to 11:00 am, which I highly recommend because the downstairs breakfast was very busy. Cocktails, cheese, and other nibbles are offered every night from 6-8 PM as well, so be sure to take advantage of this. The Club Floor provides the ultimate experience to make you feel like a VIP during your stay!

THE AMENITIES - The amenities at the G Hotel Kelawai extend far beyond the Club Floor. There is a gorgeous rooftop infinity pool perfect for swimming laps or taking in the view. The hotel also caters well to business travelers, with a full featured Business Center to check your email or make that important phone call in a quiet space. After business is taken care of you can work out in the state of the art gym, complete with all kinds of machines, free weights, and cardio equipment. If you prefer to get your exercise while exploring the city, the G hotel offers complimentary “G Cycles”. It was great to grab these bikes to go site seeing at my own pace!

THE FOOD - The G Hotel has 3 dining options on-site, each with a different style. There’s the Spoon Café, a great casual dining spot serving a variety fresh foods from around the world. The 2PM Lounge is an indoor/outdoor dining spot, perfect for a cup of afternoon coffee or one of their wine and cheese nights. Finally, my personal favorite is the rooftop bar aptly named “Gravity”, which is a great place for a sunset cocktail with an amazing view of the city.

THE LOCATION - When you do decide to venture out from the hotel, you’ll quickly see how perfectly located the hotel is. Located directly on the famous Jalan Kelawai Street, the hotel is a quick walk to numerous sites including the largest outdoor hawker food market. Two of the largest malls, Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon, are also minutes away. Make sure to also take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary “G Cycle” bikes to explore!

I can definitely recommend the G Hotel Kelawai for your next stay in Penang. It was wonderful experiencing the traditional side of George Town and returning each night to a very comfortable and modern hotel room. Between the excellent amenities, beautiful rooms, and rooftop view, you’ll find yourself wanting to return to the G Hotel as soon as possible!

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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PenangGHotel, General Manager at G Hotel Kelawai, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

Dear Guest,

Thank you for review of G Hotel Kelawai on TripAdvisor and letting other travelers know about the Hotel.

We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

Our Uber driver took us to the Gurney location, but the hotel staff there were easily able to check us in and then cart us off to the right hotel without us having to drag our stuff over. Everything was pretty easy from there and the hotel room itself was huge, clean, and very modern. The interior design was great and the bed was extremely comfortable. They even had a pillow menu where you could choose the various types to suit your needs. There is a complimentary happy hour and snacks from 6pm to 8pm on the 24th floor, where the pool is. That was a great perk to enjoy as an in between from exploring all day and building up to get ready to do it again at night. The staff handling that event were really nice and pretty much knew me after the first night, so they were just even friendlier.

I honestly don't have anything bad to say about this place other than I wished we stayed another night since I enjoyed Penang very much. The location is is pretty easy to get around to shops, hawker stands, other main sites. It is safe and well kept.

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with friends
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PenangGHotel, General Manager at G Hotel Kelawai, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful feedback on TripAdvisor.

I am always pleased to read that our guests were impressed with the services as well as the quality of the hotel facilities.

Once again, thank you taking the time to write and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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Additional Information about G Hotel Kelawai

Address: 2 Persiaran Maktab, George Town, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in George Town
Price Range: RM460 - RM751 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — G Hotel Kelawai 5*
Number of rooms: 208
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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