“If you’d rather stay put and unwind, the balcony of our suite offered a great opportunity to do that. What could be better than sitting down with a cold cocktail, a good book, and a view of the cruise liners sailing in stately fashion through the Penang Strait?” Kay and Dave indulge in a spot of pampering at the E&O.
“The bar has a pleasant ambience, and you can sit looking out at the sea. We decided to stay on for a beer or two and ordered half a dozen sticks of chicken satay just to keep us going until dinner time. This was beautifully presented and tasted delicious.” Kay and Dave review the well-appointed and surprisingly affordable Farquhar’s Bar at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel in Penang.
The concluding part of a suggested walking tour through Penang’s capital and Malaysia’s second largest town, George Town.
“On the face of it, the choice looked good enough for us to decide to eat there. On closer inspection, there were so many things worryingly wrong that I even took the time to write a whole page of faults and subsequently discuss them with the duty manager.” Kay and Dave have a dining experience they’d rather forget.
“We had a ‘superior’ room which was rather cramped so I would be wary of taking a standard sized one. The room contained one of the smallest double beds I have ever seen. Even so. the sheets were too small for the bed.” Kay and Dave get less than they bargained for from the Hotel 1926 in Penang.
“The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the food is tasty. It’s not as good as some other Japanese fast food chains, though. Salmon appeared to be brought in ready-cut in plastic packets. It was still nice but it lacked the freshness we’ve come to expect elsewhere.” Kay and Dave review the branch of Sushi King at Georgetown’s Prangin Mall.