Shangri-La`s Golden Sands Resort

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Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
3429 Reviews
Guide Price £1,129 per person
Based on 10 January 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Malaysia Airlines, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Superior Hillview Room (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A family friendly tropical escape

Ideal for both beach and culture lovers alike, the Golden Sands Resort is situated on Batu Ferringhi Beach just a short walk from the famous night market. A complimentary shuttle service to George Town runs at certain times of the day so you can explore the colonial capital of Penang renowned for its delicious local cuisine and traditional shophouses. Back at the resort there's plenty to keep families occupied including a kids' club, the adventure zone entertainment centre, children’s swimming pool and children’s menus available in some of the restaurants. While the younger guests play, why not treat yourself to a pampering treatment at the Chi Spa? Alternatively relax around one of the two lagoon pools, play some golf on the small golf course, visit the onsite eco-centre and Turtle care project or enjoy a range of activities including tennis, table tennis, beach volleyball, beach football, petanque and Tai Chi.

  • Close to the night market
  • Great for families
  • Adventure Zone Entertainment Centre

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe

Location Type

Beach

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Entertainment
  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool
Location Highlights

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

  • Beach
  • approx. 45 minutes from Penang Airport.
3429 Reviews 78% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1339
  • Very Good 1264
  • Average 500
  • Poor 192
  • Terrible 134

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

May 16, 2018

Expect better, didn’t get it

Wantirna, Australia

After staying at this hotel late last year and enjoyed the experience, we booked again for the last week of April. Wanted a room for three adults, expecting a double bed and a single bed. That’s not what I got! A fold out trundle bed, not really the bed a mature age person wants to sleep on during their holidays. Went to duty manager and he said that’s all they have. That’s bad enough, but the next few mornings the battle to get a table at breakfast was nothing short of diabolical. Had to register at the desk entering in to the breakfast area and then wait for your room to be called. However others didn’t, just walking in and making a shambles of the whole thing. Tables where not cleared quick enough to cater for the huge number of guest they had waiting. After staying at the Pathumwan Hotel in Bangkok the week before, the room cost is comparable, but that’s about it. The breakfast is not in the same post code. For the last two nights the hotel found me a suite to move to at an extra 600 ringgit. Much better room. As a regular visitor to Penang ( this was my second time this year so far) I’ll think hard before I stay at Golden Sands again.
May 15, 2018

Family outing to Golden Sands Penang from 11-13th May 2018

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

This trip is worth the value we spent. I have done earlier room reservation via booking.com for 4 rooms at Golden Sands Penang and later our booking being handled by the hotel. Since it was peak season due to high demand, i had to add another room directly with them for Executive Suite, the only room that available. From my communication with the reservation staff and assisted by Mr Gan - the sales Manager, i manage to get the best rate. Upon check in on 11/5 all rooms are ready. The Suite was spacious ! Even the superior room was great! We had the beach / pool view. All rooms inclusive of breakfast , whereby the hospitality given by the F&B Staff was superb and friendly! The pool was great and my kids had their wonderful time at your Adventure Zone, The slides are safe for all kids. We had last minute preparation for Mothers Day , which i approached The Sigi Grill to have our dinner on 11/5. All was organized as request and the Manager In charge, Mr Subri was very helpful. The table layout was wonderful with colors and they have compliment a birthday cake for my son's birthday celebration. We had bouquet of flowers that was hand over to all our ladies in the group. Again, we had great holiday at your resort and definitely will tell others to stay at your hotel .
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Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Facilities

Two Swimming Pools

The resort has three lagoon-shaped pools which are set within the gardens. There is an activities pool with a whirlpool and a children’s swimming pool with a waterslide.

Fitness Centre

The resort features a fully equipped fitness centre.

Chi Spa

The Chi Spa offers refined settings in which to enjoy a pampering well-being treatment and features Malay and Peranakan influences with its rich timber wood flooring and stone walls. Surrounded by 30 acres of lush gardens, this spa offers a haven of luxury and tranquillity. Experience massages, exercise, stretching, hydrotherapy and meditation here.

Sports & Entertainment

The resort features a nine hole golf course whilst natural excursions can be enjoyed close by such as jungle treks.Sporting facilities include: tennis, table tennis, beach volleyball, beach football, petanque and Tai Chi.

Par 3 Golf Course

Located next door at Shangri La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa

Turtle Care Project & onsite Eco Centre.

The resort features a Turtle Care Project and onsite Eco Centre.

Complimentary Shuttle to George Town

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available across the Resort

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Room Types

Executive Sea View

Double/Twin: max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child 

Executive Sea View rooms are located on the resorts higher floors with great sea views. Your bathroom features a bathtub and shower or standing shower, whilst complimentary Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience.

Size: 30sqm

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Shower over bath
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Deluxe Seafacing Room

Deluxe Sea Facing Room

Double/Twin: max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child 

Deluxe Sea Facing Rooms feature a balcony overlooking the pool and sea. Your bathroom features a bathtub and shower whilst complimentary Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience.

Size: 30sqm

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Shower over bath
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Superior Hillview room

Superior

Double/Twin: max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child 

Superior Rooms are comfortable, complete with traditional Malay touches and complimentary Wi-Fi. Your bathroom features a soaking tub and shower.

Size: 36sqm

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Shower over bath
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Food & Drink

Garden Cafe

Garden Café

Garden Cafe; serves international cuisine and local favourites. This open-air cafe; overlooks the gardens. A children's menu is also available.

Restaurant

Sigi's Bar and Grill

Sigi's Bar and Grill is located on Batu Ferringgi beach and serves a wide selection of dishes and a children’s menu in casual settings. Dish options include steak, wood-fired pizza, sandwiches, pastas and local Asian options. The outdoor upper deck is a signature feature where guests can enjoy panoramic views of the beach. A range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available at the bar.

Cool Lounge

Cool Lounge

Enjoy tea, coffee, bottled juices, pastries, cakes and sandwiches in the Cool Lounge and a range of entertainment options including internet stations, board and card games, books, magazines, newspapers and TV's.

Lobby Lounge

The Lobby Lounge is open-air and overlooks the gardens and pools, serving refreshments and light snacks.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast
Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Family Friendly Facilities

Adventure Zone

Adventure Zone

The largest indoor playground of its kind, the Adventure Zone is Shangri-La's unique family entertainment centre. Three categories of exciting drop slides and multiple sections of modular play equipment provide fun times in a safe and fun-filled environment for children and teenagers.

Kid's Club

The Kid's Club is open 10.00 until 12 noon and 14.00 until 17.00.

Kids Pool

Splash Zone

The Splash Zone provides endless fun for the little ones with water features that include tipping water buckets, butterfly sprays, turtle water sprays, rainbow sprays, floor water jets, tipping cones,water cannons and two twisting water slides.

Toddler Zone

Located within the Adventure Zone, the Toddler Zone is designed for children below 4 years. The Toddler Zone includes a ball pit, mini slide and numerous climbing and exciting play modules.