Thursday, May 3, 2012

Desa Pelangi Condo, Penang

Over the long weekend during the Labour Day holidays, we decided on a 4D3N self drive trip to Penang and Ipoh for some makan-makan.

Decided on this place after I found some reviews on the internet and also after a friend of mine shared her experience staying there.   For those looking for a decent apartment within Georgetown area, Desa Pelangi Condo is pretty convenient to all the lovely food and shopping areas in Penang.

It is located at Jalan Logan, which is off Jalan Macalister and just 2 streets away from the world famous Lorong Selamat char kuay teow!     Ain't that super good ... hehe.

I would say the actual place does not look as good as their website or from those you see at Agoda or other online booking sites.  However, it is clean and well kept.   The building itself is pretty old but some higher priced units are with new furniture.   I choose the "Boutique" category and it costs me RM400 per night.   After researching, i found that even online booking sites charge the same as the management office itself, so I booked through the management office since I only need to pay deposit of RM200 as compared to full payment via online sites.

Boutique category comes with full dining and cooking facilities as well as Astro but not all channels though.  Most of the main ones are available.

There is also a decent sized fridge and washing machine plus an ironing board and hair dryer.   Towels, shampoo and body shower gels are also provided but normally I bring my own towel la .. unless its 4 or 5 star hotel .. hehehe.

The unit we took, fits 5 adults comfortably.   There are 3 rooms in total which consist of one master bedroom with private toilet/bath and a queen sized bed.  Another room with a queen sized bed too and a smaller room with a single bed.     Perfect for us as we were 5 adults + 1 kiddo.

Generally ok with the place and would give it a B+ rating.   Star wise, I think its similar to 3 stars, really.   But cleanliness is important and it was clean indeed.   Overall, happy with place.   Upon check out, was surprised to be presented with a discount voucher worth RM60 for next stay wor.  It did not have an expiry date, so yippee!!

If you are planning for a short visit to Penang and you have both the kids and the older folks with you, this is really not too bad a place to consider.

Full contact details for rental enquiries can be found here.

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