This is our leisurely drive along Tanjung Bungah as we were heading for Paradise Sandy Beach Resort. Usually, whenever we visited Penang, we'd like to stay at the more popular beach resorts along Batu Feringghi. IMO, I think the most beautiful beach is located along the Batu Feringghi stretch. This time we decided to try Tanjung Bungah which is nearer to Georgetown.
Tanjung Bungah is a former fishing village. A stretch of the beach was hit by a devastating tsunami on Boxing Day (Dec 26th) 2004. Currently, it is a good choice for budget travellers. There are 4 hotels here, all 3-star, namely Paradise Sandy Beach Resort, Flamingo, Copthorne Orchid and Tanjung Bungah Hotel.
Paradise Sandy Beach Resort is situated at 527, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Penang, Malaysia. A very tall building with swaying palm trees. Not bad. We book this budget hotel via http://www.agoda.com/. We find that it is cheaper to book online than to call in directly to their hotel reservations department. We also checked on the travellers reviews and compared the rates before we made the decision to stay the first night at Paradise Sandy Beach Resort and the second night at Copthorne Orchid.
“Paradise Sandy Beach Resort Penang - A Night Stay”, a copyrighted post, was written for Klang, Malaysia Daily Photo blog by Autumn Belle @ http://mymalaysiadailyphoto.blogspot.com/ on January 11th, 2011.
We selected the Deluxe Paradise Suite rooms which were quite spacious and cosy. Each suite is about 70 sq metres and there are 2 separate balconies for us to enjoy the sea view. The bedroom is separated from the outer area which consisted of a lounge, dinning and kitchenette area. The bathroom is spacious and has a bath tub which is not bad considering that this is a 3 star hotel. For broadband internet access in the room, we need to pay an additional RM 10.00 for the cable.
This is the view of the sea from the bedroom balcony.
This is the view from the balcony at the lounge area. We should be able to see the sunrise from the balconies but it was rainy and cloudy weather during our visit. We could go to the beach or the swimming pool but we were too tired. We spent the late afternoon resting and relaxing.
Another view of the surrounding Tanjung Bungah residential area from the balcony.
The package included simple breakfast, the choices are the usual mix of continental, american and local breakfast fare.
Overall, the stay was okay and the food, accommodation and service was up to my expectation of a budget hotel.
This is my entry for That's My World Tuesday, Season 3 Episode 14. To view what others have in their world, please visit here.
This is also my entry for Watery Wednesday #122, the link is here.
Rob and Mandy of Barcelona Daily Photo is hosting the Food for Thoughts meme every Thursdays, do join them here.