Holidays can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. As an individual, it is a time to put aside my hectic routines of everyday life for a much needed time of R&R. But like any parent of young children, my first concern is finding the right place to stay for my family. I realize that the right accommodation can put your child at ease in a strange place. It always helps to know what to expect and plan ahead so that your holidays can be a little bit less stressful. Check out below on which is the best hotels for kids in Penang.
1. Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Situated at Batu Ferringhi, HRH is the ultimate place of fun for kids. The hotel provides special room options that are actually catered for your kids such as the Roxity Kids Suite and Roxity Kids Suite with Courtyard. These accommodations both come with a special adjacent room for your kids, all perfectly designed and decorated with amenities such as their very own TV, playstation, soft toys, books etc. to keep them happy and contented for many hours. Apart from the rooms, kids between the ages of 4-12 can also choose to hang out at the Roxity Kids Club. There is also TABU Teens Club, a place for teenagers to chill out while they play video games, Playstation 3, Xbox and surf the internet. Another highlight of the hotel is the swimming pool (the largest free-form pool in Northern Malaysia) which comes complete with water slides and a splash area your kids will absolutely love.
2. Golden Sands Resort
This 4-star resort is located along the beaches of Batu Feringghi. One of the things that make this hotel great for kids is the 10,300 sqf Adventure Zone entertainment centre with drop slides, indoor playgrounds and many other types of play equipment. For hotel guests, you will be given a complimentary two-hour play session at the Adventure Zone for one child. There is also a Cool Zone Kid’s Club for children aged 5-12 years old. For those travelling with young children, you’ll be relieved to know that the hotel provides services such as milk bottle sterilization, breast milk storage, baby cot and stroller rental as well as babysitting services. You may also purchase a one-day or two-day Kid’s Passport which entitles your children to a variety of activities and complimentary gifts and meals. Children below 12 years old get to enjoy complimentary buffet meals with every paying adult, up to a maximum of 2 children.
3. Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa
Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa is 5-star beach resort in Batu Feringghi. As it comes under Shangri-La, the same umbrella as Golden Sands Resort (GSR), guests who stay here get to enjoy certain facilities at GSR. The resort has a Family Fun Package that offers a good deal for accommodation, dining and entertainment for the whole family if you stay for a minimum of 2 nights. For the dining privileges, kids below 12 years old get complimentary buffet meals when accompanied by a paying adult at the Spice Market Cafe (one of the top restaurants serving buffet meals in Penang). Entry into the Adventure Zone in GSR is discounted by 15%. Entry into Cool Zone Kid’s Club in GSR is free and kids get to enjoy 2 free meals there. Upon arrival, the family receives a complimentary soft toy.
4. Holiday Inn Penang
Holiday Inn provides options for Kid Suite room types with colorful themed decorations and a Playstation 3 console with free games. Kids below 12 years old eat for free from the kids’ menu with a paying adult, up to a maximum of 4 kids. There is a Dolphy Kids’ Club which offers plenty of interesting activities to keep your kids entertained. Babysitting services are also provided.
5. Parkroyal Penang Resort
Parkroyal Penang Resort also offers something fun and interesting for children who stay there. At the Koko-Nut Kid’s Club, kids get to join in complimentary activities such as face painting, collage, leaf painting. making stick puppets and fanciful masks, etc. And for a minimal fee, there are also options for other activities such as sand art, beads creation, vase and T-shirt painting. The club provides a number of facilities that are convenient and child-friendly such as babysitting services, a separate nursery for toddlers and babies in the club, both an outdoor and indoor play area, art and craft corner, movie screening and catered meals specially for kids.
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