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Friday, 13 January 2017

Staycation @ Hard Rock Hotel Penang (Seaview Deluxe Room with Balcony)

Friday, 13 January 2017

Ah, Penang. It's my beloved hometown and it's a place where I can think about the best of both worlds, the beach and the city. Often times, I stay over at my grandma's place during my vacay thus I don't get the chance to experience hotels as much when in Penang.

Last November, I was reallyyyyy fortunate to be invited to experience Hard Rock Hotel Penang's newly refurbished rooms. You could say I was OVER THE MOON because I have always envied the people staying in the most beautiful and luxurious hotel in Penang! I only managed to enjoy sightseeing at the hotel whenever I visit there, always wishing that I could experience it for myself one day..... and THAT DAY has finally arrived!

This hotel is built on the love of rock music. So if you are born around The Beetles, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Nick's era, you'd definitely appreciate everything Hard Rock has to offer!


Here's the list of room types offered at Hard Rock Hotel Penang
  1. Hillview Deluxe 29m² (from RM400++ per night)
  2. Seaview Deluxe with balcony 35m² (from RM480++ per night)
  3. Seaview Terrace 54m² (from RM590++ per night)
  4. Lagoon Deluxe 42m² (from RM590++ per night)
  5. Roxity Kids Suite 41m² (from RM610++ per night)
  6. Roxity Kids Suite with Balcony 53m² (from RM660++ per night)
  7. ✮Rock Royalty Seaview Deluxe with Balcony 35m² (from RM610++ per night) 
  8. ✮Seaview Studio Suite 53m² (from RM730++ per night) 
  9. ✮Rock Star Suite 93m² (from RM1,600++ per night) 
  10. ✮Kings Suite 185m² (from RM3,000++ per night)
Please note that room rates fluctuates daily.
The above prices are inclusive of breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children below 12 years old.
Room categories marked with ✮ includes Rock Royalty Level privileges.
Guests staying at Rock Royalty Seaview, Seaview Studio Suite, Rock Star Suite and Kings Suite will enjoy full Rock Royalty Level privileges. Other guests may enjoy these Rock Star privileges with an additional RM198.20nett per room per night and RM99.10nett for the third guest.

I'd say the highlight of my staycation is definitely having Rock Royalty access. It is a lounge ready to cater to your coffee and tea needs! Not to mention, you could also dine there for breakfast, hi-tea and cocktail hours while enjoying the AMAZING view of Feringghi beach.

✮ ✮ ✮ Rock Royalty Level Lounge | Only For The Royals ✮ ✮ 
The mission is to make every guest feel like a Rock Star. Yet, some of them look for an even more exclusive experience. That’s what we call the Rock Royalty Level.

Get blown away with red carpet attention and gourmet food. At the Rock Royalty Level Lounge, enjoy a quiet morning breakfast and a little afternoon tea, followed by an evening of canapés and cocktail while watching the sun setting. When you feel like you need a quiet moment, just head straight here. This is private spot for you to escape from the paparazzi. You will also receive a collection of premium room amenities in your rooms and daily turndown service to get your crib ready for the night. Ain’t this paradise?

Operating Hours: 7.00 am – 10.30 pm
Breakfast: 7.00 am – 11.00 am
Hi-Tea: 3.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Cocktail: 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm

I'll be sharing with you an overview of what each room looks like (I have the privilege to visit each and every one of them!) and then share on my staycation experience!

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A chic space features tricked up rockin' rooms with a panoramic view of the hills. Every room is fully equipped with modern amenities. This is the only room category that has a cosy reading nook with comfortable cushioned window seat, which gives you an outdoor view while you unwind with a book or a cuppa.

Bed Type: King Bed or 2 Single Beds. Size: 29m²


First of its kind in Penang, the Lagoon Deluxe features a deck which allows you to dive right into the largest free-form swimming pool in northern Malaysia. Not up for a swim? Give yourself a tan on the sun bed without leaving your room. Treat yourself to a few drinks and our band member will swim up to your deck with your refreshments. Turn your vacation into a rockin’ one and be among our first few guests to experience it.

Bed Type: King Bed or 2 Single Size: 42m²


With only one Rock Star Suite, expect VIP treatment, a first class experience and live a life that is over the top! The Rock Star Suite is all about attitude and brazen sophistication. With a touch of rock flavour and stylish décor, this inspiring suite connects a private living space and one bedroom, giving plenty of space for you. Funky design meets super stars' lifestyle.

One night non-refundable deposit / prepayment will be charged 48 hours prior to arrival. Bed Type: King Bed & Sofa bed Size: 93m²


A super star family vacation needs a spacious room for the mom and dad and the young ones. Designed to give your children the ultimate rock star experience, this suite is equipped with and an additional TV for the kids, PlayStation 3, music videos, special kid’s in-room dining menu, and a mini bar full of snacks. Open the sliding doors to an awesome outdoor mini playground. This kids-focused suite comes with a king size bed and one single bed with a trundle. Because we love your kids, we also implemented a Non-smoking policy in all our Roxity Kids Suites.
Bed Type: King Bed and 1 Single Bed with a Trundle Size: 53m²


Bask in the sun with this latest addition that offers a playful private terrace overlooking an unprecedented view of the sea and the largest free-form swimming pool in Penang. Situated on Level 2, the Seaview Deluxe Terrace room features a full range of modern amenities designed for rock stars looking for thorough rest and relaxation in the comfort of their own room. Complete with sun loungers and a large sofa on the terrace, you can be assured that you will be immersed in an inspiring ambience that creates an energetic yet soothing vibe. Go ahead, just plug in and enjoy the sun.

Bed Type: King Bed or 2 Single Beds Size : 58m²


*This was our room!*

Sometimes, a star needs to escape from the limelight too. Here, you will be able to sneak a little more privacy during your stay and enjoy special access to the Rock Royalty Lounge. Only 10 units are available at Level 6 - the highest floor, where you can just plug in and enjoy a stunning sea view from your room.

Bed Type: King Bed only Size: 35m²


Enthused by space and comfort? Step into our contemporary, rock-inspired suite that will have you vacationing like a star. Draw the curtains and be greeted by the sound of waves and a spectacular view of the sea. Share a meal or a conversation with your loved ones in your very own dining area. From VIP Rock Spa bathroom amenities and nightly turn downs, to a private breakfast and evening cocktails and canapés in the Rock Royalty Level Lounge, you will feel like a royalty throughout your stay.
Bed Type: King Bed only Size: 53m²


Living the dream to be the next King of Rock. Extraordinary design that combines two individual bedrooms and a private living room into a little dream haven. The bedroom comes with a Hollywood King sized bed in one and a standard king sized bed in another. Take a break from all the exhilaration and soak in the couple’s bathtub overlooking the pool. The Kings Suite is located at the ground floor where one can enjoy direct pool access from the room, a private entrance and a double car park porch.

Bed Type: Hollywood King and King Bed
Size: 185m²
One night non-refundable deposit / prepayment will be charged 48 hours prior to arrival.


After showing us all their room types, Hard Rock then took us on a memorabilia tour. It is interesting to know that all items are either donated by the artiste or won in an auction.

The memorabilia are displayed in two locations: the hotel lobby and Hard Rock Cafe (next to the hotel). The items are not only limited to clothings, artistes have also donated their personal guitars as part of the attraction in Hard Rock.

As you can see above, my bf is very fond of rock music and its history. I can attest that he was the one feeling most excited about this staycation at Hard Rock lol.


We checked into a Rock Royalty Seaview Deluxe Room with Balcony, which means we had access to Rock Royalty floor (which spells FOOD)!! Here are some pics of the room we stayed in...

We were greeted by Madonna hanging on the wall in the most trippy manner!

Look at that 50-inch flat screen TV!

We were greeted by a lovely frame with some fresh fruits and yummy chocolates!

My personal fave corner (unlimited supply of coffee)!!

A mini fridge

A long mirror for OOTDs!

Mirrors... everywhere!

Noticed that the mirror walls are sliding doors? hehe

Received this Naveen shampoo during my staycation in Penang *woop woop*

Now what's this...?

Guitar chords!!!

Even the sofa is embroidered!

THIS Bose Soundlink Mini II Bluetooth Speaker is EPICCCC!!!

I cannot stress enough that the whole experience of our staycation is ENHANCED by this powerful mini bluetooth speaker.
Because it can connect to your smartphone/laptop and play Spotify!
The sound quality is SUPERIOR and I can honestly feel like I'm living in a concert hall throughout the whole stay.

Also a DVD player on standby! There is also a great variety of pre-installed movies on the Smart TV too. Movie buffs will def appreciate this!

Oh yes, seamless wifi experience too available in our room!
What's great about this TV is that it also has a LIVE STREAM of their Hard Rock Cafe daily performances during 10pm onwards!!!
Like I said earlier, I was OVER THE MOON when I stepped into Hard Rock Penang.
Could not ask for a better hotel when in Penang.

Time to rest now~


The next day, I got the chance to fully explore the rest of the hotel.

Rock Royalty

The whole 6th floor is dedicated to Rock Royalty privilege.
As you enter the 6th floor, this is what greets you near the lift.

This is the lounge where you will be hanging out for drinks and refreshments.

If you have Rock Royalty privilege, you have the option to have breakfast either at the lounge or Starz Diner.

Starz Diner

Coffee + Ice Cream!

There is a good mix of local and international dishes to serve all types of eaters out there :D

Business Centre

I also used their business centre to get my boarding tickets printed and I like how well-equipped it is! There is a whole shelf dedicated to book lovers too.

TABU Teens Club

If you have some DJ or guitar skills, be sure to also check out the Teens Club room! They have 24 Fender guitars for you to utilize and there is also a DJ set where they teach you complimentary basic DJ skills!


Some random photos at Batu Feringghi before we leave this beautiful place.


Hard Rock Hotel is located in the middle (the most happening part) of Batu Ferringhi area. It is situated very near its popular night market and it is about 15-20 minutes drive away from town. With the ease of Uber and GrabCar around, you do not need to worry if you are not driving around Penang.
All in all, I would definitely stay here again during my next trip to Penang, if given the chance to. I love the environment and hospitality of its staff. If you are ever planning on staying near the beach in Penang, you can check out Hard Rock Hotel Penang website on its current promotions and room availability!

I know a lot of my readers are also from Penang, so do try to book a spot especially if you're going back to Penang this Chinese New Year!

Special thanks to Hard Rock Hotel Penang for having me and my boyfriend! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and wish to return soon!


Batu Ferringhi Beach,
11100 Penang, Malaysia. 
Tel: +60 4 8811711
Fax: +60 4 8812155 

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