• Shangri-La`s Golden Sands Resort

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Family friendly tropical escape

Ideal for beach and culture lovers alike and a haven for all, the recently refurbished Golden Sands Resort is situated on the white sands of Batu Ferringhi Beach and just a short walk from the night markets. A complimentary shuttle to George Town runs at certain times of the day for your convenience while back at this tropical resort there's plenty to keep all ages entertained, including a kids' club, adventure zone, children’s swimming pool and children’s menus available at two out of four restaurants.

While the younger guests play, enjoy a pampering treatment at the Chi Spa which is decorated with Malay and Peranakan influences. Alternatively relax in one of the two lagoon swimming pool, enjoy drinks at the two comfortable lounges, play some golf on the small golf course, visit the onsight eco centre and Turtle care project or enjoy a range of activities. These include tennis, table tennis, beach volleyball, beach football, petanque and Tai Chi facilities.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

€1,199 per person
Hotel Category
Deluxe
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 3839 Reviews

Hotel highlights

  • Close to the night market
  • Great for families

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 395 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 45 minutes from Penang Airport.

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Entertainment
  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club
  • Kid's Pool

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

  • Beach
  • approx. 45 minutes from Penang Airport.
3839 Reviews 78% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1474
  • Very Good 1397
  • Average 567
  • Poor 228
  • Terrible 173

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Sep 23, 2019

Utterly disappointed! Power tripped few times in a stay!

Utterly disappointed! Power tripped 2 times in the hotel room close to 1am and again at 3am. This is a big annoyance for us who have 2 small children who easily get irritable when it is stuffy and hot. Not to mention that my husband and I who have sleeping disorder. We paid for a holiday with good night stay but we literally did not get any sleep that night because we spent our night calling cs, waiting for technician, then power tripped again next 2 hours. After all, I did not receive any explanation or apologies from the management team to advise on the incident. Power tripped again the next morning before we went down for breakfast, went to the front desk staff but she does not seem know how to handle the situation and was not apologetic. Never had any experience close to this even at cheap budget motel.
Sep 22, 2019

Beautiful family resort hotel

London, United Kingdom

Beautiful hotel, long established and worthy of its excellent reputation. Stayed for 3 nights but after two disturbed nights with children shouting and banging on the interconnecting doors until 1.30am asked to be moved, which staff agreed too without a problem - got the impression this was not an isolated problem. The pools and grounds are lovely and well used. Buffet breakfast is plentiful with great selections. Location is great for the night markets and local street foods. Great for a family holiday but if you don’t have children you may want to seek out a quieter hotel. Staff were wonderful throughout the hotel, professional, warm and knowledgable.
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Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Facilities

Fitness Centre

The resort features a fully equipped fitness centre.

Par 3 Golf Course

Located next door at Shangri La's Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa

Turtle Care Project & onsite Eco Centre.

The resort features a Turtle Care Project and onsite Eco Centre.

Complimentary Shuttle to George Town

Sports & Entertainment

The resort features a nine hole golf course whilst natural excursions can be enjoyed close by such as jungle treks.Sporting facilities include: tennis, table tennis, beach volleyball, beach football, petanque and Tai Chi.

Two Swimming Pools

The resort has three lagoon-shaped pools which are set within the gardens. There is an activities pool with a whirlpool and a children’s swimming pool with a waterslide.

Chi Spa

The Chi Spa offers refined settings in which to enjoy a pampering well-being treatment and features Malay and Peranakan influences with its rich timber wood flooring and stone walls. Surrounded by 30 acres of lush gardens, this spa offers a haven of luxury and tranquillity. Experience massages, exercise, stretching, hydrotherapy and meditation here.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available across the Resort

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Room Types

Superior Hillview room

Superior Hillview

Superior Hillview Rooms come with 36 square metres of living space and are comfortable, complete with traditional Malay touches and complimentary Wi-Fi. Your bathroom features a soaking tub and shower.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Shower over bath
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Sea Facing Family

Deluxe Sea Facing Family Rooms consist of two interconnecting Deluxe Seafacing Rooms. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Shower over bath
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Superior Hillview Family Room

Superior Hillview Family

Superior Hillview Family Rooms consists of two interconnecting Superior Hillview Rooms. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Shower over bath
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Deluxe Seafacing Room

Deluxe Sea Facing Room

Deluxe Sea Facing Rooms come with 30 square metres of living space and feature a balcony overlooking the pool and sea. Your bathroom features a bathtub and shower whilst complimentary Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Shower over bath
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Executive Sea View

Executive Sea View rooms come with 30 square metres of living space and are located on the resorts higher floors with great sea views. Your bathroom features a bathtub and shower, whilst complimentary Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Shower over bath
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Sea Facing

Deluxe Sea Facing Rooms come with 30 square metres of living space and feature a balcony overlooking the pool and sea. Your bathroom features a bathtub and shower whilst complimentary Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience.

Executive Seaview

Executive Sea View rooms come with 30 square metres of living space and are located on the resorts higher floors with great sea views. Your bathroom features a bathtub and shower, whilst complimentary Wi-Fi is provided for your convenience.

Deluxe Seafacing Family

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Food & Drink

Garden Cafe

Garden Café

Garden Café serves international cuisine and local favourites. This open-air café overlooks the gardens. A children's menu is also available. Restrictions: Smoking is not permitted. Dress code: Casual.

Restaurant

Sigi's Bar and Grill

Sigi's Bar and Grill is located on Batu Ferringgi beach and serves a wide selection of dishes and a children’s menu in casual settings. Dish options include steak, wood-fired pizza, sandwiches, pastas and local Asian options. The outdoor upper deck is a signature feature where guests can enjoy panoramic views of the beach. A range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are available at the bar. Dress code: Casual. Swimwear is allowed in the daytime.

Cool Lounge

Cool Lounge

Enjoy tea, coffee, bottled juices, pastries, cakes and sandwiches in the Cool Lounge and a range of entertainment options including internet stations, board and card games, books, magazines, newspapers and TV's. Restrictions: Smoking is not permitted. Dress code: Casual dress code.

Lobby Lounge

The Lobby Lounge is open-air and overlooks the gardens and pools, serving refreshments and light snacks. Dress code: Casual.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast
Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Family Friendly Facilities

Adventure Zone

Adventure Zone

The largest indoor playground of its kind, the Adventure Zone is Shangri-La's unique family entertainment centre. Three categories of exciting drop slides and multiple sections of modular play equipment provide fun times in a safe and fun-filled environment for children and teenagers.

Kid's Club

The Kid's Club is open 10.00 until 12 noon and 14.00 until 17.00.

Kids Pool

Splash Zone

The Splash Zone provides endless fun for the little ones with water features that include tipping water buckets, butterfly sprays, turtle water sprays, rainbow sprays, floor water jets, tipping cones,water cannons and two twisting water slides.

Toddler Zone

Located within the Adventure Zone, the Toddler Zone is designed for children below 4 years. The Toddler Zone includes a ball pit, mini slide and numerous climbing and exciting play modules.

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Special Offers

Early booking discount

Save up to 10% on accommodation for stays 3-4 nights from April 2017

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Bookings must be made 45 days or more before travel.

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Early booking discount

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Early booking discount

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Early booking discount

Save up to 30% on accommodation for stays 10 nights or more in December 2016