Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday condo in Penang - Straits Quay Condo
1 master bedroom and 1 twin bedroom with luxurious open plan living area
Luxurious built with high ceiling and hard wood flooring, designer fitted kitchen with natural stone work services.
The master suite has:- a large bedroom, private balcony, dressing room and a huge bathroom with sunk bath, double sinks and separate shower and WC glass cubical all set in natural stone.
The 2nd bedroom is a twin fitted with 2 single beds and leads onto the balcony.
Family shower room fitting with WC is off the small hallway which opens into the main living area, the well designed open plan space. Living room leads onto the main balcony and the dinning area divides the designer kitchen for the living room.
The entire condo has been fitted out with high quality brand new fittings and furnishings. Living room have sofa a two arm chairs around the centre coffee table and the large flat screen TV with satellite and DVD service.
Additional tables and chairs are on both balconies and can be used for additional dinning out side.
Penang: Leisure facilities on the rooftop:
The Suites also offer a range of leisure and recreational facilities on the rooftop. These include:
• Fully-equipped gym
• Tennis court
• Swimming pool and sun decks
• Pool bar
Safe and Secure:
The suites offer 24-hours security for its residents and a host of other safety features:
• Card access security system at the lift lobbies and car parks
• Secured ‘Residents Use’ only lifts (8 lifts spread across 4 lobbies)
• Secured link bridges connection the car park block directly to the apartment block
• Guard patrols
• 1 designated car park for each suite
• Designated floors for residents’ parking spread over 1-1/2 floors
• Wide choice of dining options and shopping convenience at Waterside
• Easy access to Marina
• Use of function rooms
• Water taxis leave from the marina and will take guests to the E & O Hotel in the centre of Georgetown.
Penang: Situated along the north-western coast of the peninsula, Penang is Malaysia’s only “island state”. Locals are fondly known as Penangites, many of whom will proudly tell you that the state comprising a population of approximately 1.5 million, is a close-knit community of diverse ethnicities, cultures and dialects.
One of Malaysia’s premier holiday destinations, the 285km2 island is separated from Seberang Prai (formerly Province Wellesley) – a hinterland of 737km2 on the mainland, by a narrow 3km channel.
You can either cross the channel via the iconic Penang Bridge or by the ferry – the latter being a “must experience” simply because it is synonymous with holidaying here. Soon, visitors will have the option of using the new Second Penang Bridge which is expected to be completed in 2011.
The colour and rich history of Penang Island provide the backdrop and inspiration for The Suites at Waterside. For over two centuries, this vibrant island has been a magnet for adventurers from around the world.
Today, it continues to attract international guests who come for its white sandy beaches, grand colonial architecture, world famous food, and myriad festivals- all of which add a special charm and character to this inimitable Asian city.
A fascinating fusion of the East and West, Penang embraces modernity while retaining its traditions and old world charm. These are reflected in its harmonious multiracial populace and well-preserved heritage buildings which led to George Town being accorded a listing as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site recently. Long regarded as the food capital of Malaysia, Penang also entices visitors with its beautiful coasts and scrumptious cuisines.
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- suitable for elderly or infirm
Guestbook comments from the owner
Having just returned I was keen to get my thoughts down before they fade too much!
Firstly Penang. An Island state within Malaysia it is rightly called the Pearl of the Orient. Tourist friendly without being too touristy, full of friendly people, UNESCO protected buildings and some of the best food you will ever taste. The people make you feel safe and welcome, and with the level of English being good it makes it a pretty easy way to enter Asia.
Situated on the coast it is about 30 minutes from the Airport and ideally located to explore the city or the less inhabited parts of the Island. What makes Straits Quay special is its design, it stands no more than 6 floors high and its integration between the Condo's, the shopping arcade and the myriad bar and eateries. This makes for a very attractive and kind of intimate village atmosphere which is so different to high rise living. The shops are excellent although the arcade is still developing and the places to eat and drink are all uniformly good.
Now, finally on to the Condo itself.
Situated on the 4th floor the Condo doesn't face the sea (which I discovered may be a good thing as the sea orientated condo's also get too much sun and heat) but overlooks a little marketplace. It is private, quiet and located 90 seconds away from a well-appointed Gym and a truly fantastic pool area (which we just about had to ourselves).
It is beautifully appointed and furnished, with everything you could possibly need to cook and enjoy a meal, wash or just lounge about and watch a movie or read a book on the balcony. Also for me very importantly great water pressure and a great shower!! It is a place you could walk into and enjoy for 2 days or 2 months.
With a TESCO 5 minutes walk away should you need it, and a lovely marketplace on Saturdays you will want for nothing, and have a great base as well!
Finally I should mention the logistics in terms of the Condo's owner and the lady who will look after you when you stay.
As I live in China and this holiday was about getting my 80 year old Mum up from New Zealand and back to Asia, and in a place she could enjoy, well I was a little stressed about things. I should have relaxed. Both the owner Trevor and the local manager Patricia have obviously been doing this for years and they bent over backwards to help and to make it easy for us to just relax.
I hated leaving, and definitely intend to enjoy Straits Quay again at some time in the future.