“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.