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Hotel Equatorial Penang

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Outdoor pool, open 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, free cabanas, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, open 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, free cabanas, pool umbrellas
Outdoor pool, open 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM, free cabanas, pool umbrellas
Premier Room, 1 King Bed | Balcony

Overview of Hotel Equatorial Penang

Hotel Equatorial Penang

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel in Bayan Lepas with 5 restaurants and outdoor pool
8.4 out of 10 Very good
8.4/10 Very good

441 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
1 Jalan Bukit Jambul, Bayan Lepas, George Town, Penang, 11900
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 5 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free shopping center shuttle
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Children's pool
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting services
  • Children's pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Separate bathtub and shower

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Bayan Lepas
  • Queensbay Mall - 6 min drive
  • Penang Hill - 11 min drive
  • KOMTAR - 13 min drive
  • Gurney Drive - 14 min drive
  • Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal - 14 min drive
  • Gurney Plaza - 14 min drive
  • Padang Kota Lama - 14 min drive
  • Ferringgi Beach - 46 min drive
  • ESCAPE Adventureplay - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Penang Intl. Airport (PEN) - 15 min drive
  • Penang Sentral - 31 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free shopping center shuttle


  • Kedai Makanan Hou Mei Yuen - 4 min drive
  • Bumbledee's - 8 min walk
  • PPSNA Salad Park - 3 min drive
  • Sireh Corner Nasi Campur - 3 min drive
  • Nada Lama Restaurant - 1 min walk

About this property

Hotel Equatorial Penang

Located just 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from the airport, Hotel Equatorial Penang offers a free shuttle at scheduled times. You can indulge in hot stone massages, facials, or aromatherapy, and nada lama, one of 5 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and a fitness center. Fellow travelers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Indonesian, Malay

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 413 rooms
  • Arranged over 12 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to Equator Club Lounge
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (11 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free secured, covered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking


  • Free airport shuttle from 5 AM to 6 PM*


  • Free area shuttle
  • Free shopping center shuttle

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • 5 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Private dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Children's pool
  • Free local shuttle
  • Babysitting services
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Golf privileges
  • Tennis
  • Fitness classes
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Pool table

Working away

  • 19 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Golf cart on site
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1989
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • 18 holes of golf
  • Golf driving range on site
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Spa tub
  • 2 outdoor tennis courts
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room
  • Banquet hall
  • Reception hall


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Lever door handles
  • Phone accessibility kit

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are 6 treatment rooms and outdoor treatment areas. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body scrubs, and detox wraps. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.


Nada lama - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.
The View - Overlooking the ocean and golf course, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in French cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Kampachi - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Golden Phoenix - This restaurant specializes in Chinese cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.
Nadaba - This poolside bar serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: MYR 200 per night

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: MYR 3.00 per accommodation, per night

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately MYR 55 for adults and MYR 34 for children
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for MYR 150.0 per night


  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Equatorial Hotel Penang
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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Equatorial Penang offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Equatorial Penang does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Equatorial Penang?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Equatorial Penang?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Equatorial Penang?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Equatorial Penang?
Yes, there's free self parking. Electric vehicle charging is available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Equatorial Penang?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available from 5 AM to 6 PM at scheduled times.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Equatorial Penang?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Hotel Equatorial Penang and nearby?
Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics and racquetball/squash. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. Hotel Equatorial Penang also has a sauna and a steam room, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Equatorial Penang?
Yes, there are 5 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, international cuisine, and garden views.



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10/10 Exceptional

Environment is very beautiful and room is very clean
weng joo, 2-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

It would great if the management could seriously look into the compliance of wearing a proper outfit to the pool.
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Superb service from the staffs Well maintained Limited Breakfast choice
Sab, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Disappointed with the stay
Overall it was satisfactory. But for a 5 star hotel, they are really below mark. I think the service providers did their best within their means but there could be lack of proper supervision, management and leadership in this hotel. Rooms were clean, bathroom was clean, but the restaurant service was poor and also during breakfast time. Eg the waiter used his hand during toasting the bread. Also I gave the ice pack (used to store some special medicine while travelling) to be kept in the freezer as there was no freezer in the room. The refrigerator was inadequate to keep the ice pack cold. On the 4th day when I got it back, the ice pack had already melted as they did not put it in the freezer. The instruction that I gave to the Duty Manager (Farish) was not complied with. It was quite shocking. I would not recommend this hotel as a 5 star hotel mainly due to poor service and the attitude of the staff at the front desk who did not show the due care when I complained about the ice pack. I got the answer “the management having meeting”. I expected as least someone from the management should quickly come up to hear my complain when it is fresh. Feedback like this was very useful to the hotel but they lost the opportunity.
Sukhdev Singh, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Tan Nee, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Want to pamper yourself ?
Definitely the luxury hotel to go to in Penang....for a retreat ! The beautiful Bkt Jambul Golf course is just " next door " and Kampachi at lower ground serves Japanese cuisine choices including the wonderful wagyu beef !
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very clean and great ambiance, excellent breakfast buffet! Helpful staffs, loved the jacuzzi beside the swimming pool. Felt very relaxed .
LogineeK, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Muhammad, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Breakfast buffet is excellent, room service is fast and professional; defenately staying there whenever visiting Penang.
7-night trip
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