GLOW Hotel, Penang’s latest Chic Hotel!
Recently, our dear little Penang island has been seeing a steady influx of tourist for all four corners of the world. This has definitely due to our world heritage status, great local food and the mushrooming of recently refurbished and restored heritage buildings. With an increase in tourists, it’s pretty obvious there will surely be more demands for rooms and accommodation. GLOW hotel is one of the answer, and a pretty solid one too.
GLOW Hotel, managed by Zinc is conveniently situated along Macalister Road, a main trunk road that leads directly to city’s heritage zone and other places of interests (think good food). A full renovated and refurbished boutique hotel, it comes with great style, facilities, services all in an affordable price!
Arriving at to review the place, we are warmly greeted with a chic and clean lobby with a modern feel. It even has a bar counter directly connected to the reception area. Now that’s what we call a good use of space.
The corridors to the rooms are also well renovated and illuminated with lighting to spice up the area.
While we are not expecting much from a mid-priced hotel in the city’s center, we are amazed that our room’s interior quite spacious and well equipped with stuff like 32′ LED TV, complimentary coffee/drinks, a safe and a mini fridge for keeping your personal drinks.
The toilet too feels really spacious with the glass dividing the shower for the other area. The wall and especially the flooring feels really cool and relaxing too.
Not a bad view also. Some of the rooms at the higher floors offer a good view of KOMTAR and Georgetown
Strolling down the 1st floor where most of the hotel’s facilities are located, we were excited and amazed to know how a hotel this size can actually squeeze some decent facilities and yet making it look clean and spacious.
The elevated swimming pool located in the open air space of the hotel. While it’s not big or anything it is good enough for a soulful dip or soaking with your family. Right next to it are some deck chairs to enjoy a book (iPad?) while sipping some drinks from the bar just right behind.
The compact gym provides you with just the right gadgets to help keep your daily exercise quota in check.
The stairways that are connected to the lobby are also well thought of and decorated with art pieces.
酒店内的Zest Bar Cafe面向中路，你可以在这边享用午餐、下午茶、晚餐，边欣赏熙来攘往的车辆与路人。
The restaurant/cafe commands a front view of Macalister road where you can have your lunch/tea/dinner while people watching the traffic.
If you are alone, there are few friends that can accompany you.
The Zesty bar, located right next to the swimming area is filled with the variety of drinks and cocktails for you to savour, not bad. Not bad at all.
Nice coffee machine by the way.
Squeezed in the middle of the cafe and bar, lies a meeting room/private dining room combo. Great for some private business talks or a gathering of friends.
The hotel at dusk looks splendidly pleasant and warming.
Love the logo.
晚上8点，大伙儿的肚子已经饿得咕噜咕噜响，是时候品尝Zest Bar Cafe内的晚餐啦！食物和饮料的种类、味道和价格都恰到好处。
At 8p.m. our stomach has already started to rumble. It’s time to try the hotel’s restaurant offerings. Decent menu and decent food and drinks options we would say.
Crab & asparagus soup anyone? A moderately flavoured soup topped with a big crab claw. Tantalizing.
The main course portions are quite huge too for the average asian stomach but you can definitely finish it as it’s fresh and delicious.
The next morning before ending up the review, we had the breakfast at the same restaurant. While the food options a little limited but it’s duly compensated by the food quality.
Bread with butter cubes and peanut butter. A classic favorite.
GLOW Hotel无疑为槟城酒店业的发展添砖加瓦。我们喜欢酒店坐落在乔治市市中心的好地点，不仅交通方便，附近便是以美食闻名的Lorong Selamat。如果你喜欢在炎热的阳光下步行，约15分钟便可抵达乔治市古迹区！
GLOW Hotel is indeed a welcome addition to Georgetown Penang hospitality scene. We love the location as it’s conveniently located in the heart of the city. A stone’s throw away from Lorong Selamat, a popular food haven for tourists and lots of transportation options too. If you love walking (and don’t mind the heat & humidity) then you easily reach the heritage zone on foot within 10-15 minutes!
So if you are looking for an affordable yet clean, comfortable and modern boutique hotel in Penang, GLOW Hotel is a good bet for you and your family to stay while you are in Penang!