Plan to bring your kids to Penang this school break? Here are 7 best hotels in Penang for your kids to have real fun during their holiday.
All of them have pools for your little ones, and some are near the sea for them to stroll by or swim at anytime of the day.
Okay, let’s see what the best hotels for children in Penang you can book for next trip to the island.
1. Golden Sands Resort
The Golden Sands Resort at Batu Ferringhi is undoubtedly one of the best hotels for kids in Penang.
The hotel has 3 swimming pools, with the kids pool made to be like a mini water park.
If the pool is not enough for your kids, the beach is just right at the back of the hotel. And if water is not something they are keen on, there’s the Adventure Zone indoor mini theme park for them to enjoy.
To explore Penang, the hotel has free shuttles to Georgetown.
Price : RM 290++
2. Hard Rock Hotel Penang
You may think that Hard Rock Penang is just for those into music. The fact is, the Hard Rock Hotel is also an awesome hotel for kids.
This hotel has something called the Roxity Suite, a specially made accommodation with 2 areas — one area for the parents and the other for the kids.
The sleeping area for the little ones not only is equipped with a TV with cartoon channels, but comes with a playstation and a small playing area for two.
With 3 water slides, the pool area here is also the biggest in Penang. On top of that, the adult pool is right beside the kids. That means you can still enjoy your time while keeping a close eye on the kids.
At noon, the hotel offers planned activities for your little ones — from sea scooters in the pool to sumo wrestling, kite making and so on.
Like the Golden Sands hotel above, getting to the Escape and Entopia parks from here is easy as the two are just minutes away.
Price : RM 390++
3. Shang ri La Rasa Sayang
This hotel is right beside the Golden Sands hotel, making it among the hotels built near the Batu Ferringhi beach Penang.
The resort divides its accommodation into two. One for guests who have kids tagging long and the others without children. Hence you don’t have to worry about your kids making noises and being a nuisance to other guests as you and your family will be placed at the family friendly Garden Wing.
Here, kids under 12 can join daily activities from as early as 9 am right till 9 o clock at night. There’s kite making, mini golfing, right to nature walk as well as painting for them to learn.
If the days are hot, the hotel is also well equipped with a Kids Club for them to play indoor.
Price : RM 590++
4. Park Royal Penang Resort
This is another kids friendly hotel in the Batu Feringghi area.
The pool area here looks like a mini theme park and is equipped with 2 water slides. There’s also an area called the Amazonia, with simple games for your little ones.
For toddlers, there’s also the Kids Club to enjoy. And should you all want to shop or explore the Georgetown area, you can just leave your little ones with the hotel’s babysitters.
At night, everyone could enjoy the night market located within walking distance from the hotel.
Price : RM 390++
5. Lexis Suites
The Lexis Suite Penang is a good hotel for kids, but it is Bayan Lepas. The area is perfect if you want to get away from the traffic jam in Ferringhi or the crowds at Georgetown, but is away from a swimmable beach.
For your kids, the hotel has a Kidz World, a kid’s club for kids under 12 years of age. For your teenagers, there’s the Games Room for a game of ping pong, congkak or carrom.
The most interesting part of the hotel is the fact that every suite comes with a private pool. The size is modest but every single one of your family members can take a dip anytime they want.
To shop,The Queensbay mall is within 12 minutes drive. And for those who want to get to Jerejak Island, the jetty is just 15 minutes away.
Price : RM 360++
6. Bayview Beach Resort
This is another resort in Batu Ferringhi that is suitable for a kids friendly holiday.
It has 2 pools for your children – a wading pool for the babies, and another pool with slides for kids under 12. If it rains, there’s a playland for them to enjoy.
The resort area is also massive and almost flat, making it very kid friendly for them to run all day.
Should they get bored, the beach is just at the back of the hotel.
Unlike the Hard Rock that is always blasting music, here, those coming with old folks can enjoy the hotel in peace, while sitting facing the sea, enjoying its breeze.
Price : RM 350++
7. Doubletree by Hilton
This is the only hotel in Penang with a museum that kids will enjoy — the Teddy Ville that is filled with teddy bears, big and small.
The hotel is also equipped with a Kid’s Club with different games on the schedule everyday. Your kids can learn paper crafts in the morning, juggling during lunch right to watching open air movies at night.
The kids pool is not as amazing as the ones in the Golden Sands or Hard Rock, but better than many Penang hotels. And for breakfast, your kids will be delighted to learn that there’s a special area for them to dine, right with colorful plastic plates to boot.
If you want some privacy, get the Family Suite so that the kids get their own separate room from the two of you.
The hotel is not by the sea, but there’s a flyover for you to get to the Miami beach across the road.
Price : RM 280++
Those are the top 7 best hotels for kids in Penang for you to choose. All come with pools and promise an amazing time for your whole family.
If you are confused, stick with the first one — the Golden Sands and you won’t be sorry.