Penang, Malaysia is well known for its local hawker food and one of the popular food streets that tourists must visit is Gurney Drive. Gurney Food Street offers a wide variety of local dishes, freshly cooked and fried on the spot. There are also some shopping malls along Gurney Drive so this is a prime location for tourists! Located minutes away from the prime district of Gurney is Evergreen Laurel Hotel where guests can stroll to the malls and food street.
Spacious guest rooms in a convenient location
As the hotel was built in 1997, the guest rooms look slightly tired but the spaciousness of the room and the accessibility of its location make up for that. Basic toiletries set and clean towels are replenished on a daily basis so you do not need to bring your own. Housekeeping services are good so you can head back to a clean room by afternoon. Room rates start from 290 MYR (68 USD), which is very attractive for a hotel within the Gurney district with also pool and gym facilities!
Indulgence in the local cuisines at Gurney Drive
Rates for most hotels along Gurney Drive can be easily above 600 MYR (140 USD ) due to its location. Evergreen Laurel Hotel is situated away from Gurney drive but within walking distance. It takes less than 20 minutes stroll along the coast or street to reach the bustling Gurney street! The stroll or walk along the road is relatively safe since the streets are lighted with many coffee shops. There are also many locals fishing by the coast and youngsters chilling out in a group. Nonetheless, ladies should be cautious with your handbags since there have been reported cases of snatch thefts by motorcyclists. Avoid carrying your bag on the side of the road.
Complimentary breakfast with good spread of Asian cuisines
The rooms at Evergreen are very spacious and come with daily complimentary breakfast at its lobby lounge. The Halal-certified buffet spread with mostly Asian cuisines is generous and the cafe can be busy on weekend morning. However, there are plenty of seats so there is hardly any queue with the weekend morning crowd. For health-conscious guests, you would be pleased to know that there is a gym and pool in the hotel!
Grab a taxi to explore George Town!
With 367 guest rooms, Evergreen Laurel Hotel caters to the need of both holidaymakers and business visitors. For business visitors, you would be pleased to know that the hotel offers free shuttle to the free trade zone every morning at 7.30am. For holiday makers, you can choose to sign up a tour with the hotel or request the hotel to arrange for a taxi for your free and easy exploration of the city. You may wish to know that both private and public taxi from the hotel along the street charge a flat rate of 50 MYR (12 USD), payable in cash only, for a one-way trip to George Town, which is the capital of Penang.
Strategic location with attractive room rates
For visitors on a budget but wish to stay within the prime district, Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang is an ideal choice. During peak periods like November or December, choice of rooms may be taken up quickly especially over the weekends. Do reserve your rooms at least 3 weeks’ in advance!
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