Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang

Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang
Jalan Tanjung Bungah
Tanjung Bungah
Penang Island 11200

Aging Facilities, Affordable But Average Experience

Overall: 5
Visited: Aug-2012
Ambience & Setting: 6
Food & Beverage: 4
Service: 6
Value for Money: 7
Spent about SGD $250 per person.
- Accomodation 5D4N

Nearby Attractions: Kek Lok Si-Temple of Supreme Bliss, Penang Hill, Penang Botanic Gardens, Amazing Nibong Tebal, Orchid & Hisbiscus & Reptile Garden, Penang Butterfly Farm, Penang Bridge, Snake Temple, War Museum, Tropical Spice Garden, Fort Cornwallis, Toy Museum, Penang Bird Park, Cheong Fatt Tze Blue Mansion, Old Penang City Hall, Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi, Penang Islamic Museum, Penang Peranakan Mansion, Mirrors George Town Street Art, iBox Museum Of Glass, Penang State Museum, Clan Jetties, Gurney Plaza & Gurney Drive, Queensbay Mall, Straits Quay, Prangin Mall, Queen Victoria Clock Tower, Made In Penang Interactive Museum, Amazing World Studios

Resort Facilities: 2 Restaurants (Terrace Bay Restaurant, Hua Ting / Hu Ji Chinese Restaurant), 1 Bar (Pool Bar), Swimming Pool, Gift Shop, Gym, Laundry Service, Safe Deposit Boxes, Valet Service, Currency Exchange, Internet Centre, Private Beach, Complimentary Wireless Wi-Fi, Sauna, Jacuzzi, 1 Ballroom, 5 Meeting Rooms, Massage Centre, Arcade, Babysitting Service, Karaoke Lounge, Playground

Resort Activities: Swimming, Exercise Work Out, Massage, Karaoke, Video Games, Arranged Tours


Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang

Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang is an aging hotel. The actual building itself has changed ownership at least 3 times over the last 20 years, and is currently operated by Copthorne International. Not surprising, the facilities and decor show signs of age, fortunately, the Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang is well maintained.

Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang has its own private beach, and while small, is rather scenic. Most rooms also have a sea view, which is one of the highlights of staying here.

We stayed at a Superior Room during our stay at Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang. The room is comfortable, with proper beds, bathroom facilities, air conditioning, and enough space to place a third bed. TV channels are the standard Malaysian channels, with the option to upgrade to cable. However, the bathroom sink didn't have any hot water, and the mini fridge was empty. There is also no safe deposit box in the room.

The main restaurant at Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang is Terrace Bay Restaurant, which is open 24 hours daily. Food quality is average to below average, and I wouldn't recommend dining here, as Penang has plenty of good street food at all hours of the day and night.

The staff at Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang are friendly and professional, able to converse fluently in a few different languages. They can, upon request, help to arrange tours, transportation or water sports. Plus, they also give some slight leeway when calculating usage time of the Internet Centre... They always round down by about 10 minutes. However, the gift shop doesn't stock bottled water, requiring you to purchase it directly from room service instead.

Facilities & Activities
Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang has somewhat limited facilities. Both Gym and Arcade are rather small, and the Pool Bar has a small menu. There isn't much activities to take part in around the hotel, and not much to occupy children. If you're staying at Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang, plan external activities instead. Fortunately, Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang is located just behind one of Penang's tourist attractions, the Toy Museum.


Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang 01 - Lobby

Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang 02 - Superior Room Bedroom

Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang 03 - Superior Room TV And Desk

Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang 04 - Bathroom

Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang 05 - Gymnasium

Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang 06 - Terrace Bay Restaurant With Complimentary Wireless Wi-Fi

Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang 07 - Swimming Pool And Pool Bar

Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang 08 - Hotel Facade Back

Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang 09 - Hotel Facade Front

Copthorne Orchid Hotel Penang 10 - Ballroom Corridor