Family Friendly Holidays in Penang Island - Holiday Lettings
“Great for Families” The apartment (condo) was as shown in the photos and we were greeted by a Family Member (Irene) to show us through of where things were. Irene very kindly also pre-stocked the fridge with a few essentials which was really helpful as we arrived after a very late flight.
The location, we found to be fantastic. We got Rapid Penang Bus Passes (RM30 for a week of unlimited travel) and the bus stop was a few minutes walk down the hill from the Apartment.
Being slightly away from "the strip" of Batu Ferringhi suited us perfectly. It was really quiet and since the Apartment was fully equipped, made it a very relaxing oasis away from the crowds/noise of the Strip.
The pool is huge, although the permanent residents don't seem keen on the holidayers and there were some interesting pool "rules" such as No Splashing, no pool toys, no "bulky" floats etc. There is a Childrens Pool and another small pool with a Slide for the Children. The slide is quite fast (which my 10year old son loved) but a bit rough and although he used a blow-up pool ring to sit on as he went down to cushion his butt, he was told by the Security Guards at the pool that this was disallowed. Pool floats are also disallowed, even though you may well be the only person in the pool. Go figure.
But the price for the Apartment was excellent and so the down-side of the Pool issues need to be put into perspective. There was a small pool at the bottom of C Block (This apartment is in C Block) but it didn't get sun all day so the water was a bit cooler. That said, there were no guards at this pool so you may be able to sneak a float and enjoy lazing there.
We were busy checking out the Island and coming back to the Apartment was fantastic. A lovely little oasis. The beds were all lovely and the bed linens and towels of a good quality. The washer, iron, etc were all new and in good working order which made things very simple. The free wifi was also really appreciated.
I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone thinking of heading to Penang, particularly if you have family.
Thank you to Irene for all your help and to Gaynor for organising for us to stay at your place.
“Fabulous holiday” Everything about this holiday was great. The service and communication with Susie was excellent. She was very helpful at all times and responded to all requests.
The apartment was clean, comfortable, spacious and well equipped. We enjoyed the balcony, views and sea breezes. The location was perfect. Close to the beach and easy walk into town and bus stop right outside. We particularly enjoyed the pool on site. i have no hesitation in recommending it as a perfect holiday destination.
“Awesome Apartment!” We stayed at this apartment on the 25th floor at Sri Sayang for 8 nights in July 2011 - my husband, myself and 4 year old son. I booked online and dealing with Suzie was an absolute pleasure. She was more than happy to assist with any queries and also booked our airport transfers on our behalf at very cheap rates. Once we arrived we were greeted by Suzie and Delia and was shown around the apartment. They had gone to so much trouble to make us feel welcome, stocking the kitchen with snacks for our little boy, and milk drinks and bottled water in the fridge so we didn't have to rush out to get supplies. Having met the lovely owners made us appreciate the apartment even more and to look after it on their behalf.
I had been a little hesitant about being in a highrise with a young child but felt quite comfortable since the apartment had no outside balcony (it was built in, so had a larger living area) we were still able to appreciate the amazing sea views from the dining area as well as both bedrooms. The apartment was immaculate and so comfortable, set up with everything you could need. Having two bedrooms and two bathrooms gave us lots of space as well as laundry facilities which were very handy with a young child. The complex had a lovely pool which we made use of as well as a restaurant which had great food at very reasonable prices. Although on the edge of Batu Ferringhi we found Sri Sayang to be in a good location, we could either walk into town or made use of the bus which ran about every half hour with a bus stop directly out front of the complex. We would definitely stay here again and can't wait to go back.