Malaysia’s best hotel is Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Hard Rock Hotel Penang wins an award
Hard Rock Hotel Penang

Deep down inside, everyone wants to live the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle, even if it’s only for a couple days. Hard Rock Hotel Penang is one of the few places where this fantasy can become a reality. Not only does the property offer the cool vibe you’d expect from the Hard Rock brand, but it’s the winner of Best Hotel Development at The Dot Property Malaysia Awards 2017.

Hard Rock Hotel Penang is located on absolute beachfront with the sandy shores of Batu Ferringhi only a few steps away. Many of the rooms and suites at Hard Rock Hotel Penang offer stunning views of the water as well as balconies where you can relax and soak up the ambience.

When you’re not enjoying the beach, be sure to take a stroll around the property and check out the rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia from artists including Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga and Rihanna. The resort, which opened in 2009 and completed a refurbishment in 2016, has an impressive design that maximises space and seamlessly ingrates the facilities.

Let the good times roll

From the minute you enter the lobby until the time you check out, the familiar notes of rock ‘n’ roll hits will serve as the soundtrack to your stay. Of course, this is the norm at all Hard Rock Hotels, but serves as a refreshing change of pace when compared to other properties in Malaysia. There is also live music nightly at Hard Rock Café should you want to take in a performance and enjoy some of the tasty favourites served up.


The facilities at Hard Rock Hotel Penang really stand out, in both quality and design. The free-form swimming pool, Penang’s largest, winds around the resort and has sand islands, a children’s play area and plenty of space for lounging.

Image is everything in the world of music, so the hotel naturally has this covered. You can work on your appearance at Body Rock, the on-site fitness centre that features cardio and weight equipment plus a workout space for yoga or other activities. If you find that you have partied a little too hard, head over to the Rock Spa and enjoy one of many spa treatments on offer. That’s mind and body taken care of.

Let’s not forget about the young ones. They can be the most difficult to entertain and often times leave a path of destruction behind that would make a rock star blush if they are left to their own devices. Hard Rock Hotel Penang, perhaps being familiar with both rock stars and children, ensures kids of all ages have something fun to do. In addition to the swimming pool, there is Roxity Kids Club for the little ones, Lil’ Rockers Club for infants and TABU Teens Club for those who are a little older and cooler. Each club offers unique activities and entertainment to keep the kids happy.

Hard Rock Hotel Penang 2Rooms really rock

Hotel rooms are a vital part of the rock star experience and the 250 rooms at Hard Rock Hotel Penang don’t disappoint. The decor screams rock ’n’ roll without being too over the top. The spaciousness of the rooms and suites is second to none ensuring you have the privacy celebrities can only dream of.

Regardless of whether you want to party all night and sleep all day or sleep all night and have fun all day, the rooms offer plenty of comfort and amenities. For starters, Hard Rock’s ‘Sleep Like A Rock’ bedding is so nice you may never want to get out of bed. Each room also has a 50-inch LED TV with a customised menu screen and a selection of free movies along with a BOSE sound system. This means you can rock out to your favourite tunes or lay in bed and watch movies. There’s no wrong decision.

As good as a Grammy

There is nothing quite like spending time at Hard Rock Hotel Penang. The place is fun and really does cater to people from all walks of life. Couples, families and even retirees from both Malaysia and abroad continue to flock to the resort thanks to its stylish rooms, hip amenities and chilled out vibe. It’s one of those things you have to experience in person to fully appreciate.

Beyond that, the staff goes out of their way to make sure your stay is a good one. There are also three restaurants and three bars on-site offering just about everything you can imagine. Hard Rock Hotel Penang hosts plenty of cool events each month including family friendly foam parties.

While there are plenty of quality hotels in Malaysia, the creative design and awesome ambience separates Hard Rock Hotel Penang from the rest of the field. This is why it is the winner of Best Hotel Development at The Dot Property Malaysia Awards 2017.

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