[HOTEL REVIEW] Why GOLDEN SANDS RESORT BY SHANGRI-LA is your Family Friendly Choice to stay in BATU FERRINGHI ?

I have been to Penang quite a number of times and usually spent my time in Georgetown or Bayan Lepas instead of Batu Ferringhi. So thanks to Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, my bff and I ventured to Batu Ferringhi, north shore of the tropical island of Penang during our recent trip.Apart from Shangri-La group, Eastern and Oriental (E&O) hotel is the only luxury hotels in Penang.

If you are wondering the distance, Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La located along the beachfront of Batu Ferringhi is only 45 minutes drive from Penang International Airport and 30 minutes drive to Georgetown.
 The resort offers guests of all ages a relaxing gateway with family and loved ones. It comprises 387 comfortably furnished guestrooms and suites that offer plush accommodation with value-added refinements. So, why Golden Sands Resort is your choice of stay when you are here at Batu Ferringhi?

1. HASSLE-FREE CHECK IN

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If you are a Shangri-La Golden Circle member, you will have the privilege to able to check-in in the cool comforts at Cool Lounge. There are two check-in counters as you stepped into the resort. One without air-conditioned and one is the Cool Lounge for the member. Members will get benefits of air-conditioned comforts while waiting for the staffs process the check-in. Kids can run around the lounge utilizing the board games, computer terminals and entertainments.




2. RECREATIONAL FACILITIES
 Golden Sands Resort is known for its recreational facilities including a Par 3 Pitch and Puff golf course, Adventure Zone Family Entertainment Centre and swimming pools set amidst a lush, tropical garden. Gym is also available within the hotel next to the Cool Lounge. And of course spa are available in service for hotel guests depending on the package.
 Furthermore, the hotel has revamped some of its features to enhance its children’s facilities. Splash Zone is the new addition section to complete the swimming pool section. The outdoor area for the splash zone is designed with safety in mind. The children’s pool will have two new water slides.
The resort’s fun theme-park attractions definitely enhanced your holiday experience in Golden Sands Resort.

3. AMAZING VIEW FROM HOTEL ROOM
 The hotel offers amazing views from different angle of the coastal. I got a gorgeous hotel room facing sea view. The room is fully furnished in a contemporary style and they also comfortably accommodate a third person in the room. The private wrap-around balcony in each room overlooks enchanting sea views was amazing. I sat at the balcony and watching the sunset views during my stay and it was precious moment.
 Moreover, the hotel room also features 24-hour room service, up-to-date facilities such as LCD television, DVD player, satellite television channels, USB, iPod and modem parts, telephone with international direct dial, coffee and tea making facilities, free WIFI access and essential toiletries.
INFO:
Superior Hill View – 165 rooms
Deluxe Sea Facing – 121 rooms
Executive Sea View – 87 rooms
Executive Sea View Suites – 14 suites

4. KIDS’ HEAVEN
 Golden Sands Resort optimises family –oriented activities that entertained the kids whole day long. Cool Zone Kids Club offers activities for 4 -12 years of age ranging from photo frame decorating, t-shirt painting, lantern marking, paper bag creations, pool games, sand sculpture, visit to the Eco Centre and many more. Kids will get entertained and by end of the day, they will just K.O and sleep soundly in the hotel room.On top of these, complimentary lunch and dinner are provided for all children when they participate in Cool Zone Kids Club. But do note that activities are subject to change without prior notice due to weather conditions or other factors.

5. WATER SPORTS
 If you are staying along the beach area, don’t forget to check out the water sports. Water sports like parasailing, jetski and banana boats are available along the beach of the hotel. Although it is not by the hotel, the third party offers quite a reasonable pricing to attract tourists and hotel guests. The para-sailing starts from RM100 onwards and sometimes you can even negotiate for a cheaper deal. I see the parasailing was quite a hit among the rest of the water sports.

6. AWAY FROM “REALITY”

To be frank, I find myself indulging in my comfort bed in the hotel room and away from the bustling city or ‘reality’ during my stay. The hotel resort is in the midst of lush greenery and tropical atmosphere which I personally feel ease and comfortable.I could just stay whole day in the hotel room and chill watching TV or even sitting outside the balcony overlooking the gorgeous view.
The hotel has all the facilities and they has 3 restaurants – Sigi’s Bar and Grill on the Beach, Garden Café and Lobby Lounge which hotel guests can stay-in and dine-in.
Otherwise, we can walk out of the resort for nearby hawker food centres or even McDonald’s from opposite direction. There is also pasar malam (night market) along the road outside the resort every night that caters for tourists. The neighbourhood is filled with many eateries and restaurants that we do not need to be bother of not having transportation. Food, facilities and services are in sheer convenience in Golden Sands Resort. I just need to sit back and relax.
 The hotel is a perfect combination of a fabulous location, a cosy and comfortable stay experience and service. For a family vacation in Batu Ferringhi, Penang, this hotel offers family friendly with all-in-one stop resort that you and your kids get entertained whole day. There is more than a good reason for my return on my next trip back to Penang!

With a starting rate of RM550.00++ valid now until 22 December 2016, Golden Sands Resort is offering the Family Fun Package that includes daily breakfast for two adults and two children below 12 years old at Garden Café. You can find out more about the promotion here.


Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La
Batu Feringgi Beach
Penang
11100 Malaysia
Email: gsh@shangri-la.com
Website: www.shangri-la.com/penang/goldensandsresort

[Thanks for the media invite at Golden Sands Resort. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are honest and are my own.]

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