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G Hotel Kelawai
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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
1  Thank fishy78
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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.

Kind regards

Michael Hanratty
General Manager

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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
1  Thank purawinata
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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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Michael Hanratty
General Manager

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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.

Kind regards

Michael Hanratty
General Manager

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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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1  Thank sa062705
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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.

Kind regards

Michael Hanratty
General Manager

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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

First time staying at the G Kelawai hotel. The checkin process was very pleasant! Ice cream to top start your stay off right. Walking into what seems to be brand new or very recently renovated. Room was fairly large with huge comfortable king size bed. Often in Asia beds can be very firm but here extremely comfortable. Not overly soft either. Bathroom had huge soaking tub and glassed in shower. Internet was pretty fast as well. Plenty of places to eat within walking distance. Mall stuff to do next door as well. Won't be disappointed staying here.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled on business
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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 various positive comments on TripAdvisor and we are happy to know that you enjoyed the experience.

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

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Michael Hanratty
General Manager

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