Straits Quay Condo
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Suites on Strait Quay is a brand new (complete 2011) development of luxury service apartments / condos built by the E&O Group, owners of the famous 5 * E&O Hotel sharing many of the architectural styles of this iconic colonial building. The ground floor is commercial shops and restaurants build around a marina, this has a very Mediterranean feel to it. The 2nd floor are most high end shops with a number of boutique outlets such as beauticians and spa’s.
The condos are on the floors above with this condo on the 4th floor and is rear facing. The 4th floor is the level with the connection bridges over to the swimming pool, gym and tennis courts which are built on top of the multi story private car park. This makes access to the facilities quick, easy and hassle free with out the need to use the lifts or stairs.
Everything about the development is high quality and the luxury fittings are everywhere to see all internal common areas are natural stone floor which plenty of tropical hard woods on the walls etc. No expense has been spared to make this development a luxury experience to live and stay in.
Once you enter through the solid hard wood door you will step into the open plan living room / dinning room with kitchen on the side. The ceiling is high and the floors are the famous E&O signature ‘herring bone’ parquet wooden flooring. The furniture throughout the condo is top quality and carefully chosen to suit the condo perfectly. The dinning area is a natural stone counter top dividing the living room form the designer kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the appliances that you will need to during you holiday.
The master suite consists of a large bedroom with kingsize bed, hard wood furniture and flat screen TV and DVD complete with satellite ASTRO TV. Through French doors lead to a private balcony with chairs and table. From the bedroom there is a small dressing with built in wardrobes and this leads on to the amazing luxury bathroom. This has large sunken bath with TV! There are double sinks and a WC and shower both separated by in their own glass cubical. The entire bathroom is finished in natural stone.
The 2nd bedroom is a twin room fitted with two single beds, this bedroom opens onto the main balcony. Opposite the bedroom off the hall there is a shower room and W/C.
The main living room has comfortable sitting and coffee table and large flat screen TV and DVD complete with satellite ASTRO TV. The main balcony is through a set of French doors and has table and chairs.
The condo is full air conditioned with additional ceiling fans in both the bedrooms.
Straits Quay is a brand new development built on the water frontage around a marina and is situate on the north coast of the island of Penang. The location is ideal as it is conveniently situated for the city of Georgetown being only 5km for the city centre. It is 2km away for Gurney Drive a famous water front avenue with a number of top hotels and restaurants along it.
Batu Ferringhi a popular beach resort is 10km further along the coast and is easily reached by the coastal road avoiding the bury traffic of Georgetown.
Penang International Airport is 22km away and has regular international flights from region hubs such as Singapore and Bangkok as was hourly connections to Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. Once arrived by plane the airport has good highway links to the historic city of Georgetown from where Straits Quay is a short drive along the northern coast out of town and is just a little further than the renowned Gurney Drive.
The ferry port which has numerous ferries hourly to Butterworth on the mainland as well as ferries to the island of Langkawi and to Sumatra in Indonesia is in the centre of Georgetown from where the Straits Quay is only a short drive away.
The actual location of the condo at the Straits Quay is at Latitude:- 5.457433 Longitude:- 100.313189 and can be seen on Google Maps & Earth
Taxi’s are cheap and plentiful at the airport and also available at the ferry port, the kiosk at the airport sells taxi tickets at the official rate with licensed cars and drivers.
The condo manager Patricia will meet all guests at the condo regardless of the arrival time and ensure that everyone is 100% comfortable and happy with the condo. Patricia has lived in Penang for many years and is very knowledgeable about the island of Penang and Malaysia.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Batu Ferringghi 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||10 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Penang International 22 km, Nearest railway: Butterworth 11 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
All furniture brand new (September 2011) and is all top end high quality items which all discerning guests would require and expect in a development of this standard.
|Further details outdoors|
The development style has been inspired by the classical colonial style of the E&O Hotel.
The Penang Island region
Situated along the north-western coast of the peninsula, Penang is Malaysia’s only “island state”. Locals are fondly known as Penangites, many of whom will proudly tell you that the state comprising a population of approximately 1.5 million, is a close-knit community of diverse ethnicities, cultures and dialects.
One of Malaysia’s premier holiday destinations, the 285km2 island is separated from Seberang Prai (formerly Province Wellesley) – a hinterland of 737km2 on the mainland, by a narrow 3km channel.
You can either cross the channel via the iconic Penang Bridge or by the ferry – the latter being a “must experience” simply because it is synonymous with holidaying here. Soon, visitors will have the option of using the new Second Penang Bridge which is expected to be completed in 2011.
Sunny weather beckons all year round (well, almost!). Except for the monsoon months from August to October, it is bright and cheerful in Penang. However, travellers not used to Asia’s hot and humid climate should pack a cap, water bottle and cool pair of shades when out exploring!
A fascinating fusion of the East and West, Penang embraces modernity while retaining its traditions and old world charm. These are reflected in its harmonious multiracial populace and well-preserved heritage buildings which led to George Town being accorded a listing as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site recently. Long regarded as the food capital of Malaysia, Penang also entices visitors with its beautiful coasts and scrumptious cuisines.
While soaking in the sun at one of the many beautiful beaches is a must, visitors must bring along their most comfortable walking shoes because there is a whole new world to be explored in the quaint nooks and crannies of George Town. Offering the best of Asia, Penang 's sights and sounds reflect the colourful heritage of her many races and the pride of her people. Be it lush tropical gardens or ornately designed temples and unique heritage buildings, Penang will give you a glimpse into a world where nature, tradition and history blend into a rich cultural tapestry.
Penang gourmet ranges from street food to fine dining but her myriad of flavours are definitely unique to the island state. With each race offering their own traditional fare, foodies will be spoilt for choice. Although every culture has their signature dishes, they are also influenced by other cooking styles and have managed to come up with their own special creations that represent a beautiful blend of tastes and spices.
In Penang , the journey never ends and the excitement never stops. There is so much to do here, we'd recommend at least a two-week stay to really experience the culture and all that this beautiful paradise has to offer. Live like a local and see what laid back Penangites love to indulge in - travel in trishaws and shop at the many quaint night markets. Be adventurous and explore
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12 Sep 2013
"Wonderful holiday in a special place"
Having just returned I was keen to get my thoughts down before they fade too much!Firstly Penang. An Island state within Malaysia it is rightly called the Pearl of the Orient. Tourist friendly without… More
16 Feb 2013
We had a fabulous holiday around the New Year. Trevor was pleasant to communicate with and Patricia was very to prompt and helpful with the check-in/out.The location is great, easy access to explore the beautiful island. The apartment is nice, all you need is there, except a hairdryer. The pool area was our favorite, most of the time we got it to ourselves. The gym is ok. We loved the Marina, beautiful view and some good restaurants. We quite enjoyed the New Year's eve fireworks and the bands.We hope to return soon. M&J
5 Nov 2012
"Beautiful Place Excellent Value"
We stayed here for 10 days with two small children 2yrs & 4yrs from the UK. The agent Harris was very pleasant & extremely helpful when we had a couple of things needing attention. Trevor also kept great communication with us who was out of the country-thank you. The apartment is stunning, large & well equipped with everything you need for a fabulous holiday even had a high chair & travel cot. The pool is beautiful which is also on the same level. Security is brilliant key cards to get into lifts, doors etc. Great restaurants & shops downstairs highly recommend the fish & chips place, Italian & Papa Rich places shame we didn't try everywhere else. I would highly recommend this place, thank you for a lovely stay, regards Scott & Samantha
Dear Scott And Samantha, Thank you for the great review, very happy that you had a great time at my condo and please contact me anytime you wish to return.
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