27 Dec 2018 - 4 min read
Swap the buzz of traffic for the soothing sound of the ocean at Hotel Sentral Seaview, Penang. Located right by the beach in Tanjung Tokong, you’d be surprised to find the comfort found inside the hotel, which may be overlooked from its simple exterior.
As I walked into the hotel lobby for my two-day stay, I was greeted with a smile and efficiency of the hotel staff. The whole check-in process did not take more than 10 minutes, even with a short queue in front of me. I believe a lot can be deduced about a hotel stay just from the first person who greets you, and this turned out to be true when it came to Hotel Sentral Seaview.
All the rooms at the hotel are sea-facing, and you’d be surprised by how close it seems from the balconies. I was fortunate enough to stay in the Deluxe Superior King room where there was a seating area to lounge around with good company, and a bed big enough to roll around without worrying about falling off! The best part of it all? Sleeping to the sound of the waves.
There are several room types for different travelers here - Superior and Deluxe for those who only want basic facilities, Deluxe Suite King for those who love a little bit more luxury and space, as well as Deluxe Suite Triple and Family Suite for bigger groups.
You’d find no frills at this hotel, but it is well maintained and offers all the comfort you need for a short stay away from the city. It is also a convenient place to stay at if you have to attend a conference or other events held at the hotel.
The hotel is also a perfect venue for meetings, conferences, and even weddings. The friendly staff at the hotel are always ready to help you out with your needs.
If like me, you love the sight of the sea but don’t wish to take a dip in it, then the pool would definitely be one of your favorite spots to soak up the views. There are two pools - one for adults and one for kids - so everyone can have fun and stay safe.
There’s also a poolside bar for those wishing to grab a drink or two while enjoying the sunset.
The hotel breakfast is a basic spread of your usual suspects which is perfect if you wish to eat out in Penang’s amazing food trail. Every morning, I’d grab my cup of coffee and a light breakfast before heading out for a food hunt and to indulge in other activities.
One of my favorite things about the hotel is its proximity to a food court that serves most of the top local eats and other attractions such as the Penang Avatar Secret Garden, Thai Pak Koong Temple and a quiet stretch of beach famous for water sports. The hotel sits between George Town and Batu Ferringhi, so if you’re planning on visiting both ends of the island, you can’t go wrong with Seaview.
Some of the other interesting attractions close to the hotel is Avatar - an Instagram worthy place with installation and creatively displayed lights - which is only a 10-minute walk from the lobby. You can also visit ESCAPE theme park, Tropical Spice Garden and more. Read more about these attractions here.
Besides Hotel Sentral Seaview, the hotel chain which bagged the ‘Best Hotel Partner’ award at the recent Traveloka Hotel Awards 2018 held in Jakarta, Indonesia, has nine other hotels across the country. From themed boutique hotels to your simple fuss-free stays, you can find a range of hotels to suit your needs under the Hotel Sentral group.
Steven Ang, general manager (Northern Region) of the hotel group, said that winning the recent award gave the hotel management more confidence in the current range of their products and acceptance of Sentral Group as a brand by travelers.
“On behalf of Sentral management, we would like to express our sincere appreciation for our consumer’s support and trust in our hotel brand. We will surely improve further to meet all of our travelers’ expectations and further improve our facilities to accommodate all travelers’ requirements,” he said.
If you’d like to experience a stay at one of the hotels under Sentral, book your stay here today!