As Malaysia’s first Hard Rock themed hotel, this hotel is so special and we have listed our Top 10 Reasons to Stay at Hard Rock Hotel Penang to help you see why. Kid-friendly resorts are easy to come by in Penang but a hotel which offers special children's play areas, fun supervised activities and family-friendly room layouts, together with a variety of free activities for adults, can be a little bit harder. That is where the iconic four-star Hard Rock Hotel Penang shines.
Your best bet in Penang when travelling with the little ones, the hotel is set along Jalan Batu Ferringhi, which means you will be able to go from your bed to the beach in less than five minutes every day. If the rock & roll themed memorabilia does not amaze you, then the fun, friendly and efficient staff (who always look like they’re having a blast at their jobs), will certainly make an impression with their ability to make you feel at home.
Delight in the distinctive rock & roll themed décor from the moment you step into the lobby, where you will see busts of the Beatles, autographed platinum records and even glass display cabinets with outfits worn by famous rockers. Expect to see ‘donated’ items from big time names such as a black leather jacket, jeans and scarf by Bon Jovi, a red Fender Strat Squire guitar by the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and even red robot shoes by Elton John.
We all know that the closer the beach the better, which is why Hard Rock Hotel Penang’s enviable location directly on Jalan Batu Ferringhi is such a crowd-pleaser. With the coast mere steps from your room, you are never too far away from a sandy strip, with island tunes wafting from the tiki hut-style beachside bar’s speaker system. We recommend you lay back and enjoy the rhythmic ocean waves and gorgeous sunset views – it is sure to top your list of fond holiday memories.
Unique Hard Rock Toiletries
Toiletries are usually hum drum amenities regarded as staples in any hotel which exceeds a certain price point but Hard Rock Hotel Penang has taken it one step further by providing guests with specialised toiletries prepared exclusively for its guests. This even includes a mini bottle of lavender essential oil, which acts as a bug repellent when you are down at the beach, or it can also be used to aid in sleep.
The Largest Swimming Pool in Malaysia
Since it is home to the largest free form swimming pool in Malaysia, it comes as no surprise that a lot of the hotel’s cool and wild activities centre around the pool. Think pool pillow fights, aqua-aerobics, water volleyball games, and even daily poolside dance parties – it’s just one big party that runs together in Hard Rock Hotel Penang.
Fun Kids’ and Teens Activities
Little ones are especially well catered for with a water play area offering whirling, twirling and looping water slides, and a fun, colourful area with suspended water buckets that splash kids as they walk by. Besides that, the hotel also provides a fun centre where kids can learn the basics of a new language, have fun with arts and crafts, dance or even try their hands at learning to cook! Hard Rock Hotel Penang has also prepared a room specially dedicated to teens who want to play pool, foosball, video games on an Xbox or Playstation 3 console or enjoy private movie screenings.
Cool Music Programs
A hotel that focuses a lot of its energy on channelling the rock & roll’ vibe, Hard Rock Hotel Penang offers some pretty cool music programs for guests. The first option is called the Picks program, where you can have a Fender Strat guitar with floor amplifiers and headphones delivered to your room (or the beach) so you can jam while on vacation. Option two is to get free guitar lessons, or you could just download an iTunes playlist of free music curated by celebrities.
An Amazing Monthly Foam Party
Who doesn’t love a good party? Now add in a little foam, and you’ve got Hard Rock Hotel Penang’s zany monthly Foam Party. It is a shindig with a pretty simple yet impressive concept. This results in a lot of laughter, plenty of dance floor action (especially given the wild EDM-centric music soundtrack) and generally, everyone having a roaring good time. You have to see it to believe it. We’re still trying to figure out how they do it...
Award-Winning Traditional Massage
Hot stone treatments, aromatherapy and foot reflexology are just a few types of spa treatments popular with holiday makers. However, have you ever heard of a massage using bamboo rods to beat away tensed up muscles and relieve stress? This is the concept behind the Rhythm Sticks Massage, a singularly interesting and altogether enjoyable experience, with heated oils adding to the pleasure of the treatment.
Hard Rock Café - Home of the Legendary Burger
A stay at Hard Rock Hotel Penang will inevitably involve the iconic Hard Rock Café, not the least for its legendary 10oz burger. Less than a five-minute walk to the ocean's edge, the restaurant and pub combo puts a lot of focus on its live music, with bands performing daily. However, its all-American menu certainly helps it stay ahead of the pack, with the kitchen putting out burgers, shakes and desserts that are mind blazingly-good.