We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

518 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 494: English reviews
Start your review of The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences
 Click to rate
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

Convenient location, next to two of the biggest shopping malls on the island. Nice room with Wifi access, Free parking. Well done housekeeping! Fantastic customer service, friendly staff. Overall staying experience is nice!

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank alvinleereviews
GurneyHotel, General Manager at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Dear alvinleereviews, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience in Tripadvisor. I am elated to hear that you had a memorable experience with us and your good words towards our housekeeping team had been gladly shared with them. I am also glad to hear that the service rendered by the team had met your expectation and they...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were 7 of us stayed there. We used the 2-bedroom suite and one studio room and one extra bed. The rooms were so spacious and the sea view was really nice. The suite have 2 big bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, and a living room. The furnitures were oldfashion but quite clean. The staff were not so friendly. I...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jill L
GurneyHotel, General Manager at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Dear Jill L, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience in Tripadvisor! I am glad that you had enjoyed your overall experience with us. We have taken note on your feed-backs and will certainly work on it to enhance our guests' experience in the future. Thank you once again for your patronage and we hope to see...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our last visit was 5 years ago, and we loved the hotel. But I guess now the hotel needs to have some TLC to shine again. The 2-bedroom suite is spacious. Furniture and fittings are outdated but room is clean. Pool is great for kids with water slides and little fountains, and the new grass pad area with bean bags...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank jellybeans2017
GurneyHotel, General Manager at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Dear jellybeans2017, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience in Tripadvisor! I am glad that you had enjoyed your overall experience with us. We have taken note on your feed-backs for our future improvement. Thank you for also noticing and highlighting the little changes we made to enhance our guests' experience at the pool area. Thank you...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, a nice big room with a sea view - although hurry as they are reclaiming land to build yet more towers I guess so that may not be an asset for much longer. As for the rest - the carpet if very old, clearly has been flooded at one stage and is generally dirty - as is the sofa....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MrAusDog
GurneyHotel, General Manager at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Dear Mr AusDog, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience in Tripadvisor! Please allow me to apologize for not meeting your expectations during your recent stay with us. We have taken note on your feed-backs with regards to the dated room and condition of the hotel for our future improvement. Thank you once again for your patronage...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rented the 2bedroom suite and it's great for family and friends! Offers a nice view of the beach and you can also admire the scenery when you are soaking in the bathtub too. Breakfast was average. It is within walking distance to Gurney plaza & Paragon Mall. Along the stretch, they have a mini crepe shop, seafood and lots of...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Vanessa O
GurneyHotel, General Manager at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Dear Vanessa O, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience in Tripadvisor! I am glad that you had enjoyed your overall experience with us. We have taken note on your feed-backs for our future improvement. Thank you once again for your patronage and we hope to see you again if your travel brings you back to Penang....

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Gurney Hotel is strategically located at the heart of Georgetown with a serene view of the Malacca Straits. It's a short walk away from the mall and the Gurney Hawker centre. As for the hotel itself, it is a little dated and could do with abit of refurbishing. Nevertheless, the kids pool and adult infinity pool were both clean...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Renuka W
GurneyHotel, General Manager at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Dear Renuka W, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience in Tripadvisor! I am glad that you had enjoyed your overall experience with us. We have taken note on your feed-backs with regards to the dated furniture for future improvement in our rooms. Thank you once again for your patronage and we hope to see you again...

Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Rented 2 bedroom room with the beach view. Pretty good size room. But a bit old. We have a bit of a problem with the AC but after we complain they fixed it. Breakfast was pretty good and many foods. On the lobby side there is coffee bean and subway but no minimarket nearby.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gary S
GurneyHotel, General Manager at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Dear Gary S, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience in Tripadvisor! I am glad that you had enjoyed your overall experience with us. We have taken note on your feed-backs with regards to the dated room for future improvement. Thank you once again for your patronage and we hope to see you again if your travel...

Reviewed 17 February 2017

The hotel is located at along the Gurney Drive area. Offer nice view of beach (with all the sea reclamation work in progress). Within walking distance (most probably 15min) to Gurney Plaza & Paragon Mall (2 famous shopping malls in Georgetown). GRAB @ UBER are better alternatives if lazy to walk :-) Kapitan Restaurant & coffee beans are located within...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Azlina Y
GurneyHotel, General Manager at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Dear Azlina Y, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience in Tripadvisor! I am glad that you had enjoyed your overall experience with us. We have taken note on your feed-backs with regards to the dated room and condition of the hotel for our future improvement. Thank you once again for your patronage and we hope to...

Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The hotel is not well maintained. Carpet and sofa seat are so dirty and stained. Furnitures looks old. Rooms are not well lit. The good thing is only with the connecting room and spacious area. However, as carpet and sofa looks so dirty, I do not dared to have my son playing on the floor or the sofa. Only on...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank SEe W
GurneyHotel, General Manager at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Dear SEe W, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience in Tripadvisor! Please allow me to apologize for not meeting your expectations during your recent stay with us. We have taken note on your feed-backs with regards to the dated room and condition of the hotel for our future improvement. Thank you once again for your patronage...

Subang Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This was probably my fifth stay here since it was first opened. My last visit was 7-8 years back and what a big surprised it was. Somebody really, really needs to come in and pull out some big cash pile and remake this hotel. What a shame and what a waste...we used to love it here, nice facilities, nice place...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Nok O
GurneyHotel, General Manager at The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences, responded to this review

Dear Nok O, Thank you for taking your time to share your experience in Tripadvisor! Please allow me to apologize for not meeting your expectations during your recent stay with us. We have taken note on your feed-backs with regards to the dated room and condition of the hotel for our future improvement. We have scheduled the hotel for a...

540 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (326)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (33)
Viewed
Room/Suite (94)
Viewed
View from Room (42)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (25)
Viewed
Bathroom (39)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (5)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Other (81)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (207)
Viewed
2 Bedroom Suite (83)
Viewed
Amenities (35)
Viewed
Funpool (8)
Viewed
Pool (8)
Viewed
Dining (18)
Viewed
Studio Suite (40)
Viewed
The Hotel (15)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these George Town hotels
0.2 km away
Evergreen Laurel Hotel
Evergreen Laurel Hotel
#26 of 82 in George Town
745 reviews
1.3 km away
G Hotel Gurney
G Hotel Gurney
#16 of 82 in George Town
1,544 reviews
0.4 km away
The Northam All Suite Penang
The Northam All Suite Penang
#38 of 82 in George Town
464 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 km away
VOUK Hotel Suite Penang
VOUK Hotel Suite Penang
#45 of 82 in George Town
35 reviews
2.3 km away
Hotel NEO+ Penang
Hotel NEO+ Penang
#24 of 82 in George Town
994 reviews
2.1 km away
Bayview Hotel Georgetown Penang
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Brimming with matchless elegance, top-notch provisions, and cordial, genuine service, The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences in George Town, Penang, Malaysia truly stands out among the multitude of hotels in the locale. We invite you to bask in well-appointed suites replete with essential amenities, such as free Wi-Fi Internet access, cable TV, and a private bath with jacuzzi. Business travelers can use spacious and well-lit conference halls, while holidaymakers can have a relaxing time in our restaurant, pool, and spa. Sitting along the tourist belt of Gurney Drive, adjacent to the Central Business District, our 4-star resort is a few kilometers from the airport and ferry terminal. It also enjoys an address with easy access to shopping centers, like the Gurney Plaza, Gurney Paragon, and Batu Ferringhi night market. Moreover, it is just a short drive away from several tourist attractions, such as the Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang Bird Park, and Snake Temple. With these wonderful features, The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences in Penang truly is the preferred luxurious accommodation for any occasion at anytime. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences

Address: The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences 18 Persiaran Gurney, George Town, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: $52 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences 3.5*
Number of rooms: 259
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com and Orbitz so you can book your The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Gurney Resort Hotel And Residences
Gurney Hotel Penang
Gurney Hotel Malaysia
The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences Penang/George Town
Hotel Style:
#8 Spa Hotel in George Town
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences staff and other travellers.
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Corner suites are large and sunny”
 of 5 bubbles jellybeans2017, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sea view whilst there is one”
 of 5 bubbles MrAusDog, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose higher floors for nicer view”
 of 5 bubbles Crayoia, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All 2-bedroom suites are sea facing while 1 BR give partial views. Ask for higher floors.”
  • Worn and torn carpets.
  • Sunrise.
 of 5 bubbles noko742, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Rooms ending with 04 are pretty good. Get a high floor. Rooms are good size with great view looking out towards the west.”
 of 5 bubbles Gerritos, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
5 of 5