In Batu Ferringhi, there are 5 other hotels that stand out other than Hard Rock, namely Shangri-La Rasa Sayang, Lone Pine, Parkroyal, Golden Sands and Holiday Inn. Shangri-La Rasa Sayang is the only 5 star hotel, making it the most expensive hotel by per room average in Batu Ferringhi. The rest are good, however Hard Rock stands out with it’s musically themed style, apparent throughout the entire hotel. It adds a sort of ‘fun’ factor enjoyable by guests of all ages.
I had the opportunity for a 3 days 2 nights stay in Hard Rock Hotel Penang recently and had a blast. At the same time, I learned many things that will help you get the most out of your stay there.
If you enjoy tranquility like I do, pick a room that starts from 1 to about 20. For example, I stayed in 409, which is actually quite a distance from the 3 elevators located centrally at the hotel.
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09.22 am – Today’s newspaper delivered to our doorstep. Thanks Hard Rock!
Our breakfast today was in Star’s Diner. Yesterday, it was in Pizzeria.
The crowd was already starting to swell.
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08.13 am – Woke up to a gift by the door. Thanks Hard Rock Penang for the morning newspaper delivery!
Took with us to breakfast.
08.24 am – Actually, the main dining area for breakfast is in Starz Diner but due to high booking rates during the weekend, some guests were redirected to Pizzeria. Based on experience, it’s less hectic here compared to Starz Diner.
The line of pastries.
Healthy wholewheat and plain white.
Cupcakes and croissants.
Really delicious baked goodies!
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Had my first ever stay for 3 days and 2 nights in Hard Rock Hotel Penang in a Seaview Deluxe room. I have to say that I loved everything about the room during my entire stay!
03.03 pm – By this time I was already halfway there, somewhere in the middle of Lemabah Permai’s winding road.
03.15 pm – 12 minutes later, signs of Hard Rock started showing up.
03.19 pm – At last, Hard Rock Hotel Penang!
Busts of The Beatles greeting you as you enter the main entrance.
Beatles again, but as murals this time.
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07.42 am – Rode the motorcycle to Chong Choon Cafe for breakfast.
The famous Poh Lam Sarawak laksa, totally different from what you’d get back in Penang.
Ordered a glass of Kuching’s teh c special, which consist of tea, evaporated milk and gula melaka. The only thing that sets it apart from the ordinary Malaysian tea is the gula melaka.
The yummy Sarawak laksa.
I liked how the chopsticks came wrapped with a thin serviette.
Saw some promotion items on the wall of the coffee shop but decided against it.
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06.12 am – Arrived at the airport for our 7.05am direct flight from Penang to Kuching.
“Calling all passengers on flight AK6506 to Kuching, departure gates are now open.”
One could see Penang airport undergoing minor expansion, major facelift on the way from security check-in to the departure gates.
07.06 am – I was on my seat on the plane, ready to turn to page 1 of Travel 3Sixty.
Halfway into the 2 hours flight, I couldn’t help but become hungry.
Had a tuna tortilla
with a bottle of water.
May not look that appetizing, but it was delicious!
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Kuching in English simply means cat. There are 2 reasons why one should visit Kuching. One, Orang Utan. Two, the food. Packing was easy as it was only a 3 days thingy so the bag was pretty light.
All into this 20L bag.
Printed out all flight and hotel related documents.
10.04 am – Woke up to the same breakfast set at Incredible Homestay.
12.29 pm – Took a toilet break as we reached Kalkaji Mandir Metro Station. 1 rupees is equivalent to USD 0.02.
Peeing on the roadside = free.
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