Shangri-La`s Golden Sands Resort

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Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
3679 Reviews
Guide Price €1,199 per person
Based on October 2019 departure from Dublin flying with Etihad Airlines, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Superior Room (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

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.

  • Close to the night market
  • Great for families
  • Adventure Zone Entertainment Centre
  • On the beach

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe

Location Type

Beach
  • 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
Location Highlights

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

  • Beach
  • approx. 45 minutes from Penang Airport.
3679 Reviews 78% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1419
  • Very Good 1349
  • Average 539
  • Poor 215
  • Terrible 157

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Mar 21, 2019

A thoroughly enjoyable holiday at Golden Sands...again!

There is something truly unique about the holiday experience at Golden Sands that has made my wife and I keep returning year after year. The location, on probably the best beach in Penang, is an excellent starting point. The gardens and pools are also well laid out and maintained; but I think that what makes staying at the Golden Sands such a uniquely enjoyable experience is the friendly staff, many of whom have been there since our first visit in 2005. Nothing is ever too much trouble. From Nathan, Darvyn, Azu, Uru and Lee running the Activities to Miriam seeing to our room and Dini in Guest Relations sorting out any minor problems that we may have, they are all - without exception - a credit to the hotel. Special thanks too must go to Balan, Charles, Anthony, Monty, Hadi and the rest of the Garden & Sigi's Crew for making sure we were always regularly supplied with tea, coffee, milkshakes and whatever else we needed during a hot day lazing about in the garden. The quality and range of the food available at breakfast is also worth a mention - as are the breakfast staff in the Garden Cafe who make sure that the first meal of the day is an enjoyable experience. The quality of the food in Sigi's of an evening has always been good and this year I was again suitably impressed. My only criticism would be that there is perhaps not enough choice on the menu in the evening. It would have been nice to see the option of some local cuisine as well as the traditional western options. The lifeguards watching over the pools are nearly always overlooked and it is easy to see why this might be the case at Golden Sands. It is because they are quietly efficient in their duties; from ensuring the safety of the children using the water slides and playing in the Kids Pool to preventing one or two more boisterous guests from spoiling other people's enjoyment of the main pools. Hats off to you guys. The hotel is currently undergoing a much needed face lift, but although mildly inconvenient this did not detract from the overall enjoyment of our holiday in any way. The rooms have always been comfortable but now hopefully the little niggles about the air conditioning not being as efficient as it used to be and a plug not fitting properly in the bath will all become a thing of the past! Let's face it, if you want five star opulence you should go and stay next door at the sister hotel. However, if you want an enjoyable holiday in a friendly atmosphere with no airs and graces then make Golden Sands your next holiday destination - you won't regret it.
Mar 18, 2019

Fantastic Stay - Great place to keep kids entertained

Subang Jaya, Malaysia

1. A kid friendly hotel. Highlight is definitely the extensive swimming pools they have, perfect for kids as they have integrated slides/playground in the pool area. Trust me, kids can play all day long here! 2. Rooms were big enough for that value, very clean as well although the bathroom could use a bit of improvement. 3. Facing the beach, so for family checking in this hotel, there are water sports activities at the hotel beach. 4. Restaurants are abundant here. Can easily get local food/the normal McDonalds, Subway, Starbucks just across the road, so convenience wise is definitely an A. 5. One thing that is a bit of let down is the parking area, which is scarce. And you do have to walk quite far before reaching the lobby as the buggy is not really active. But that’s a minor issue. Overall still a fantastic stay!
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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.