My group recently stayed in 2 apartments (2 bedrooms and 3 bedrooms) in Sri Sayang. Both were on the 25th floor and had brilliant sea view. The apartments were clean and were fully furnished. It comes with air condition units in the bedrooms. It also comes with 42 inch flat screen TV with cable channels, good condition sofa and beds. Utensils and cutleries were also available in the kitchen. Even though we did not cook (you will find plenty of eateries in Penang, hence no cooking required), it was convenient since we were able to enjoy food bought from outside.
The tip to staying in Sri Sayang is that you need to book with the ‘right’ agent/company. There are 2 separate agents managing and renting out apartments. Each has its own list of apartments for rent. It is true that some of the apartments are run down and dirty. The agent we booked with has a list of better and cleaner apartments. If you enter the lobby of the apartment building from the main entrance (coming from the swimming pool), they are on the right side. If you enter the lobby from the back car park (coming out from the lifts), they are on the left side. Make no mistakes; booking with the ‘wrong’ agent will render you getting a bad conditioned apartment.
The location of Sri Sayang is directly opposite of Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa in Batu Ferringhi, which is almost to the end section of Batu Ferringhi. Outside the apartments (on the left side approximately 10 minutes’ walk), you will find the night market. It is a very lively place. There are many stalls selling all sorts of things you would typically find in a tourist area.
Our original intention for staying here was to use the beach (which is only 5 minutes’ walk across the street). However, on our first day, we went to the beach and found that it was not suitable for swimming. The floor bed of the beach has a steep gradient. The sand was rough and there were too many motorized water vehicles operated by peddlers who are all too busy serving all the tourists and too ignorant to care for the safety of the people who are simply trying to enjoy the beach. We left the beach and decided to use the swimming pool at the apartment. The swimming pool was nice but the water was a little cold. It also had an infant pool. There were sun loungers but only in limited numbers.
All in all, our stay in Sri Sayang turned out to be good. Since the numbers in our party was huge, staying in 2 apartments adjacent to each other was convenient. We are not sure if we would return simply because the location is too far from the city center. Perhaps, other hotels or apartments in Gurney Drive area will be our choice.
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