Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Penang, Malaysia

The hotel

Featuring memorabilia from Rockstars all over the world, Hard Rock Hotel Penang is strategically located at the tourists’ famous hot spot – Batu Ferringhi in Penang, Malaysia. With a total 250 chic rooms and suites, all rooms are fully equipped with DVD/CD players, 50″ LED screen TV, first interactive IPTV system, complimentary blockbuster in-room movies, BOSE sound system, complimentary WiFi, and other extensive amenities. Hard Rock Hotel Penang offers a plethora of food options to suit everyone. With six choices of dining venues, guests are spoiled with choices to either dine in the world-famous Hard Rock Cafe, or opt for International Cuisine at Starz Diner. Feast on wood fire pizza & scrumptious pasta at Pizzeria located by the poolside. To enjoy a chill out session, swim to The Shack, the swim-up bar, relax at the Sand Bar that overlooks the picturesque sea or enjoy live music at Lobby Lounge while sipping on your favorite cocktail. A wide selection of facilities are also available for Rockstars of all ages including the gym, spa, kids and teens club, three Rock Shops and the largest swimming pool in Penang with three waterslides – suitable for all ages.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On Batu Ferringhi’s beach, this hotel is in the north of lively Penang. Transfer time from Penang Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

250 rooms and suites. All with handy phone, IDD telephone, 50" LED TV, complimentary streaming music channels, DVD/CD player (complimentary HD blockbuster movies on demand), BOSE sound system, telephone, WiFi, digital newspapers and magazines, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, safe, hairdryer, iron and board. Bathrooms have a Hansgermany rain shower, bathrobe and bedroom slippers. Hillview Deluxe Rooms have hill views, a cosy reading nook with cushioned window seat and 1 king-size or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Seaview Deluxe with Balcony Rooms have sea and pool views, an ‘open or closed’ bathroom wall and 1 king-size bed or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Seaview Deluxe Terrace Rooms have a private terrace with a sofa and sun loungers, sea and pool views and 1 king-size beds or 2 single beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Lagoon Deluxe Rooms have a pool-access deck with sunbeds, a 50” LED TV, Nespresso™ coffee machine and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

As well as the standard room amentities, Roxity Kids Suites also benefit from soft toys, story books, kids' mini-bar and kids' bathrobes. Each suite has a hill view and 1 king-size bed and 1 single bed with trundle, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Roxity Kids Suites with Courtyard are as above but the suites offer sliding doors that lead to an outdoor mini playground. Each suite has a Playstation 4 with games, 1 king-size bed and 1 single bed with trundle, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Rock Royalty Seaview Deluxe Rooms with Balcony are on the top floor, and have Rock Royalty Level Lounge access†, sea views, Nespresso™ pod coffee machine, VIP welcome amenity and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Seaview Studio Suites have Rock Royalty Level Lounge access†, 50” LCD TV, dining area, microwave, Nespresso™ pod coffee machine, large bathtub, VIP welcome amenity and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Rock Star Suite has Rock Royalty Level Lounge access†, private living space, 1 bedroom, 50” LCD TV, Nespresso™ pod coffee machine, large bathtub, VIP welcome amenity and 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Kings Suite has Rock Royalty Level Lounge access†, direct pool access, private entrance, double car park porch for 4 cars, private living room, full kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 50” LCD TV, Nespresso™ pod coffee machine, couple’s bathtub overlooking the pool, VIP welcome amenity and 1 Hollywood king-size bed and 1 standard king-size bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

3 restaurants including: Hard Rock Café Penang, Starz Diner (International and Asian all-day dining, including street food), and Pizzeria (poolside and beachside, open for lunch and dinner). 3 bars including The Shack (swim-up pool bar), Sand Bar (beach bar), and Lobby Lounge (with live music at weekends). Huge swimming pool (with water slides, sand islands, and cabanas*). Rock Spa*. Body Rock Gym. Sound of your Stay programme (including complimentary ‘mix’ mixing session, ‘picks’ Fender guitar use*, and ‘tracks’ custom playlists). Roxity Kids Club (4-12 years). Tabu Teens Club (suitable for 13-18 years with treats like Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Mix DJ sessions (on request), bikes, pool table, table football, and private cinema movie screenings). Lil’ Rockers Infants Club (3 years and below). Live music (nightly at Hard Rock Café and at weekends in Lobby Lounge). Ultimate Foam Party. WiFi.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: due to balcony health and safety issues, no guests under the age of 16 are permitted to stay at the hotel.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating seriously 5-star hotel??

Aug 11, 2020 hafizuliman Puchong, Malaysia

in my experiences, this is the only 5-star hotel that not provide the toothpaste.. hahahah.. wowww unbeliveable.. the shower also share with bathtub.. not so comfortable.. the only things i like is the pool because i book the lagoon deluxe.. access to pool is easy..pool also big.. amenities is mehh.. not like 5-star hotel..inside room is tiles not… Read more
in my experiences, this is the only 5-star hotel that not provide the toothpaste.. hahahah.. wowww unbeliveable.. the shower also share with bathtub.. not so comfortable.. the only things i like is the pool because i book the lagoon deluxe.. access to pool is easy..pool also big.. amenities is mehh.. not like 5-star hotel..inside room is tiles not carpet.. it's new hotel but not like a very2 new, just refurbished from casuariana hotel.. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 1st trip after MCO

Aug 9, 2020 KH_NG_ALAN Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The very first trip after MCO and Penang had just getting more traffic jam toward batu ferringhi. Hard rock was a great name but was just ok for me and it should be able to get better and looking forward it get better soon in future.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A family hotel

Aug 8, 2020 ibn_al_naft Asia

Booked the hotel for a short getaway with my wife and found out that the hotel was full and crowded with families with children. We tried to stay at the pool to the western (deeper) side of the pool but were unpleasantly surprised by wafts of sewer smell due to a drain next to the hotel (it did not rain for some time). The breakfast buffet in… Read more
Booked the hotel for a short getaway with my wife and found out that the hotel was full and crowded with families with children. We tried to stay at the pool to the western (deeper) side of the pool but were unpleasantly surprised by wafts of sewer smell due to a drain next to the hotel (it did not rain for some time). The breakfast buffet in Hardrock means queuing for your food and physical distancing will be difficult at best. Good hotel for families with children, avoid this place as a couple (and if you look for a resort style hotel). The shops and eateries at Ferringhi road are deserted or empty, not enough tourists around. The beach and sea are blackish and nobody is swimming...... Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Birthday Holiday

Aug 5, 2020 DarlindaK

This is my 2nd time staying at the hotel. This time around was to celebrate my daughter's 4th birthday celebration. My daughters enjoyed the pool and the beach very much. The hotel took necessary precautions post MCO to ensure safety of the guests.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Supreb Hollywood style hotel

Aug 1, 2020 Remaraj Puchong, Malaysia

After a long 3 months of MCO, we decided to go for a vacation in Penang. Stayed 2 nights in Hard Rock Hotel Penang. Booked a sea view room. Superb service. Hotel is very well maintained. Very cozy room. Sea view is superb. Very recommended place to stay. The only thing is, the hotel is far back in Batu Ferringi. Other than that the whole… Read more
After a long 3 months of MCO, we decided to go for a vacation in Penang. Stayed 2 nights in Hard Rock Hotel Penang. Booked a sea view room. Superb service. Hotel is very well maintained. Very cozy room. Sea view is superb. Very recommended place to stay. The only thing is, the hotel is far back in Batu Ferringi. Other than that the whole experience is superb. Near by to alot restaurants. Read less