The Gurney Resort Hotel & Residences
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At 515 sq. ft. the Studio Suite is spacious and comfortable to accommodate 2 adults and 1 child below 12 years of age. Partially overlooking the sea, the Suite comes with either a King Size Bed or Hollywood twin beds. All suites are equipped with a bathtub with Jacuzzi and a separate standing shower.
The Two Bedroom Suite with its spacious room space of 950 sq. ft. is ideal for a family of 4 adults and 1 child below 12 years of age. The Master Bedroom comes with a King Size Bed and an attached bathroom; with a Jacuzzi bathtub overlooking the sea and a separate standing shower. The guest bedroom comes with 2 single beds and a separate bathroom. The Two Bedroom Suite has its own living room, dining area and kitchenette.
Gurney Drive, named after Sir Henry Gurney, is a popular seafront promenade that exemplifies the colours and atmosphere of Penang. Gurney Drive has the best vantage point for sunset along its coastlines and offers a gastronomic delight during the night with quaint cafes and hawker stalls with tempting local delicacies.
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple
Dharmikarama Burmese Temple is the only Burmese Buddhist temple outside Myanmar. Located in Georgetown Penang, it stands opposite Wat Chayamangkalaram Temple, with a pair of large stone elephants flanking the front gates. Inside the pagoda grounds is a Boddhi tree, a wishing pond and apartments for monks.
Gurney Drive Hawker Centre
Home to the biggest variety of street food in Penang is the iconic Gurney Drive Hawker Centre (right beside Gurney Plaza Mall). It is a great place to sample some of the best local cuisine on the island.
Church of Immaculate Conception
Church of the Immaculate Conception is a church and parish founded in 1811 and is the second oldest church in Penang. It is a 10 minutes drive from the Hotel.
Colonial Penang Museum
A comprehensive and fantastic overview of colonial background in Malaysia and George Town over the war and Emergency years. The Museum houses a great collection of items in a colonial house.
Wat Chayamangkalaran Thai Buddhist Temple
Also known as the Sleeping Buddha by the local, this Thai temple is well known for its gold-plated reclining Buddha that measures at 33 meters making it one of the largest in the world.
Penang Malay Gallery
It is a cultural museum showcasing the history and culture of the Malay settlement of Penang Island. Take a tour of the trading activities, religion, customs, jewellery and way of life of Penang Malays.
The Blue Mansion
Also known as the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion with its indigo-blue outer walls makes it very hard to miss. The mansion is eclectic, but mainly reflects Chinese architectural styles of the Imperial period. Take the daily guided mansion tours to experience the history behind its architecture.
Built in 1786, Fort Cornwallis is the largest standing fort in Malaysia. The star-shaped bastion is on of the oldest structures in Penang and was named after Marquis Charles Cornwallis. The fort was built for the Royal artillery troops and as a defensive structure against pirates.
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Showcase a typical home of the Babas and Nyonyas who was a prominent community of Chinese who adopted some customs and lifestyle of the local Malays hence creating a culture and lifestyle unique to them. The Pinang Peranakan Mansion displays eclectic design and architecture, incorporating Chinese carved-wood panels, English floor tiles and many antiques and collectibles of the era.
Kapitan Keling Mosque
The Kapitan Keling Mosque was built around 1800 and by Indian Muslim traders and was named after Caudeer Mohuddeen the head of the Indian Muslim community. The original building was a small single storey brick mosque but over the years has been expanded till what it is today while still maintaining its original architecture
Sun Yat Sen Museum
The Sun Yat Sen Museum is a beautifully-preserved house museum and has a permanent exhibition on Sun Yat Sen’s early revolutionary period in Penang when he planned a historic uprising of the China Revolution of 1911.