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GLOW Penang

GLOW PenangGLOW Penang (15 November, 2014)

Glow Penang (GPS: 5.416518, 100.322854) is a 3-star hotel along Macalister Road, in George Town, Penang. Formerly known as Hotel Grand Paradise, it is face to face with Red Rock Hotel across the road.


GLOW Penang
101 Macalister Road
10400 George Town, Penang.

Experiencing GLOW Penang

How is it like to stay at GLOW Penang? Let me show you through the photos from our stay there.

Entrance, GLOW PenangEntrance, GLOW Penang (6 March, 2015)

Front Desk, GLOW PenangFront Desk, GLOW Penang (6 March, 2015)

George Town from GLOW PenangGeorge Town from GLOW Penang (7 March, 2015)

Room Types at GLOW Penang

There are 131 rooms at GLOW Penang. The room types are single, double, triple and family. I was taken on a tour of the rooms at Glow Penang, for the benefit of visitors reading Penang Travel Tips. In addition to the double room which my wife and I occupied, we had a view of the single room, triple room and family room. On the whole I find the rooms to be quite spacious for a city hotel.

In these photos you will find that the rooms are quite dark. That's because the blinds are pulled. These blinds cut out all light. If you pull them up, then suddenly the rooms become too bright, and you'd realize hot the city is outside. But with the blinds down, the rooms are cold and comfortable.

The Single Room
The single room at GLOW Penang, the smallest of all the rooms we view. Notice the full black-out blind on the right. It fully cuts off outside light, shielding the room from the heat of the city outside.

The single room at GLOW PenangThe single room at GLOW Penang (6 March, 2015)

The Double Room
The double bed at GLOW Penang is actually the bed we use when we were invited to try out the facilities of the hotel. I like the individually adjustable night light at each side of the bed. You can turn it any which way if you want to read in bed.

The double room at GLOW PenangThe double room at GLOW Penang (6 March, 2015)

The Triple Room
This is the Triple Room at GLOW Penang, comprising one Queen-size bed and one single bed.

The triple room at GLOW PenangThe triple room at GLOW Penang (6 March, 2015)

The Family Room
This is the family room at Glow Penang. It has a master bed on one side, and two single beds on the other.

The family room at GLOW PenangThe family room at GLOW Penang (6 March, 2015)

The bathrooms
The bathrooms are only of moderate size, except for the one of the single room, which maybe due to how the space is cut up, provides it quite a big bathroom.

The bathroom at GLOW PenangThe bathroom at GLOW Penang (6 March, 2015)

Colourful bathroom amenities at GLOW PenangColourful bathroom amenities at GLOW Penang (6 March, 2015)

Facilities at GLOW Penang

The facilities at GLOW Penang include a swimming pool with a pool bar, a small gym, lobby bar and a meeting room. Room amenities include individually controlled air conditioning, 32" flat-panel on-wall television, high-speed wifi connectivity, touch keycard system, fridge, in-room electronic safe, bedroom slippers, hair-dryer, coffee-tea making facilities and complimentary bottles of drinking water.

The swimming pool at GLOW PenangThe swimming pool at GLOW Penang (6 March, 2015)

Fitness facility of GLOW PenangFitness facility of GLOW Penang (6 March, 2015)

The lounge at GLOW PenangThe lounge at GLOW Penang (6 March, 2015)

The bar at GLOW PenangThe bar at GLOW Penang (6 March, 2015)

Games corner, GLOW PenangGames corner, GLOW Penang (6 March, 2015)

ZEST Bar Cafe

Zest Bar Cafe is a Thai fusion restaurant within GLOW Penang.

ZEST Bar Cafe, GLOW PenangZEST Bar Cafe, GLOW Penang (7 March, 2015)

Thai Green Curry, GLOW PenangThai Green Curry, GLOW Penang (7 March, 2015)

Pad Thai, GLOW PenangPad Thai, GLOW Penang (7 March, 2015)

What's in the vicinity of GLOW Penang

The 11-storey Glow Penang is on Macalister Road, which is famous for its street food. As soon as you step out of the hotel, you will find coffee shops and restaurants all along Macalister Road, and branching off to Lorong Selamat and New Lane, all of which collectively form an important street food precinct of George Town.

GLOW PenangAnother view of GLOW Penang (15 November, 2014)

Glow Penang, when it was known as Hotel Grand Paradise (29 September, 2012)

Location of GLOW Penang on the map

How to reach Glow Penang by public transport

From the Penang International Airport, take Rapid Penang Bus 102, the only one from the airport that passes through Macalister Road. If you are arriving from the Weld Quay Ferry & Bus Terminal or Komtar Bus Terminal, you can take Buses 10, 101, 104 and 304 to Macalister Road.

Mural Art at GLOW Penang


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