Courtyard by Marriott Penang is located along the bustling Jalan Macalister in the heart of George Town, Penang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nearby is the Macalister Mansion, also a Marriott property, making it a great choice for hotel hopping!
Courtyard Penang is part of Marriott Bonvoy, so you can use Marriott Elite Member benefits.
The Marriott point value for the day I stayed is 5000 points, which is quite an intriguing point value. For cash, that’s 414 rm for a standard room, so if I stay that day with points, the point value is approximately 8.3 cents/point (MYR).
According to the hotel points value table, this stay was definitely a better value for the points exchange.
Opened during the pandemic, the Courtyard was still beautifully maintained after two years, and the lobby was modern. However, the reception area is compact and has a limited number of chairs, so you may not be able to sit down when it is busy.
The perks of being a Titanium member were free breakfast and two glasses of alcoholic beverages in the gin library between 18:00 and 19:00.
The room was 32 square meters in size and every piece of furniture looked brand new!
The room was on a high floor, so you can barely see the ocean from the window.
On the cabinet, coffee and tea(Dilmah) were provided.
The bathroom was modern with beige marble walls and floors. The vanity featured a black marble counter and a large mirror with built-in LED lights.
Toothbrushes, vanity kit, shower cap, comb and body lotion are provided.
The Courtyard’s outdoor pool offers sweeping views of the city. The pool is especially recommended at night, when the lights are turned on and the cityscape has a different atmosphere than in the daytime.
The gym is small but offers a great cardio workout with a view of Georgetown!
The sauna and steam are small, but there are almost no people there at any time, so you can use them as much as you want. Moreover, it is a new facility, so it is clean and easy to use.
Dinner at the Penang Kitchen
Penang Kitchen is located on the ground floor and is the hotel’s only all-day dining restaurant. Here you can order local and international cuisine.
The smoked salmon salad was fresh and delicious!
The pizza was bigger than I expected and I couldn’t finish it all, so I took the leftovers home with me!
The char hor fun taste is more international than local, but it is also good.
The chicken rendang was the best I have ever tasted in Penang. The tender chicken was well seasoned, and it was a dish that made me want to dine here again!
Breakfast can be served either at the Penang Kitchen on the first floor or at the Gin Library on the top floor.
Penang Kitchen offers a buffet and is quite crowded, but Gin Library is less crowded and you can enjoy your meal with a view of George Town in the morning!
Breakfast at the Gin Library is an a la carte menu including local dishes and continental breakfast.
It took a while for the food to be served, but the food tasted better for it.
|Value for Money||6/10|