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Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang, Malaysia

4-star4 stars
Batu Feringgi BeachPenangPenang11100Malaysia

Beachfront resort in George Town with golf course, free water park
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Very Good8.2
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Fantastic service
Ordinary amenities
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Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang, Malaysia

from A$150
  • Executive Room, 1 King Bed, Sea View
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Executive Room, 2 Single Beds, Sea View
  • Superior Room, 2 Single Beds
  • Executive Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Twin Room

What’s around Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang, Malaysia


  • On the beach
  • Ferringgi Beach - 1 min walk
  • East Wind Watersports - 2 min walk
  • Tropical Spice Garden - 33 min walk
  • PKSA Penang Water Sports Centre - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km
  • Floating Mosque of Tanjung Bungah - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Penang Cultural Center - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Penang Butterfly Farm - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km

Getting around

  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) - 50 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free parking nearby
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free shopping center shuttle

About Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang, Malaysia

Located on Batu Feringgi beach, this Penang resort is within 5 km (3 mi) of the Butterfly Farm. The colonial city of Georgetown is a 20-minute ride away. The resort is a 45-minute taxi drive from Penang International Airport.

Hotel Features.
Guests can take the resort's complimentary shuttle to Georgetown, the oldest colonial city in the country and a UNESCO World Heritage site, while free parking is available on site. Recreational activities at Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La include a water sports center, 2 outdoor swimming pools, a children's pool, a golf course, 3 tennis courts, a fitness facility, and the Adventure Zone Family Entertainment Center, for children and adults, which contains drop slides, play equipment, a game zone, and a complimentary Kid's Club. The property also offers workout, cooking, and craft classes for adults. Event facilities at the Golden Sands Resort can accommodate business meetings, conferences, conventions, banquets, and weddings. Located on the beach, Sigi's bar and Grill On The Beach is a family-style restaurant with an open BBQ Grill kitchen. The Garden Cafe is an open-air all-day dining venue serving a complimentary breakfast buffet daily as well as international lunch and dinner menus. Three bars offer refreshing beverages and light snacks.

The 387 guestrooms at the Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La have free WiFi. LCD TVs feature cable channels. Tea, coffee and bottled drinking water are complimentary. Guestrooms include desks, in-room safes, refrigerators and direct-dial phones. Bathrooms have second telephones, hairdryers, bathrobes, and combination shower/tubs. Complimentary cribs/infant beds are available.

At a glance

Key facts


  • 387 apartments
  • Arranged over 7 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (11 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Free nearby parking


  • Free area shuttle

  • Free shopping center shuttle

Other information

  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the resort

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Water park
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Health club
  • Golf course on site
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa tub
  • Ecotours on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Playground on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Free water park access
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Meeting rooms 17
  • Conference centre
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Built in 1980
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the apartment

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


On Site

  • Golf course on site
  • Health club
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2
  • Spa tub
  • Ecotours on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Playground on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Free water park access


  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang, Malaysia’s small print

Also known as

  • Golden Sands Resort Shangri-La Penang George Town
  • Golden Sands Resort Shangri-La
  • Golden Sands Shangri-La Penang George Town
  • Golden Sands Shangri-La
  • Golden Sands Batu Ferringhi
  • Golden Sands Resort By Shangri-La Hotel Batu Ferringhi
  • Golden Sands Resort By Shangri-La Penang/Batu Ferringhi
  • Golden Sands Resort by Shangri La


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Children under 4 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, or fitness facility without adult supervision.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: MYR 3 per accommodation, per night
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for MYR 150 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of MYR 64 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.2 From 564 reviews

Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang, Malaysia
A winter escape
A marvellous holiday in a beautiful setting. Everything was excellent
A Traveller, au8 night trip
Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang, Malaysia
Excellent hotel. Great pool area
Jim, au7 night trip
Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang, Malaysia
In need of renovation.
Amazing Service . Extremly friendly staff, Great breakfast buffet. Only things I didn't like was I found the rooms to be extremely outdated. carpet in hallways was extremely worn and gathered. Cut things short the rooms and hallways need a major renovation. Rooms not clean. Dust on all bathroom shelves. Looked like pus on the bathroom mirror. Staff to friendly. There was extremely bad guests and we found staff didnt manage them as they should. The guests made many others uncomfortable. These same guests smoked in non smoking areas.
A Traveller, au4 night trip
Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang, Malaysia
Golden time at golden sands
Loved it and the staff are all Amazing!! Especially the breakfast buffet guys!
Will, au5 night trip
Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang, Malaysia
Family holiday
GREAT hotel with excellent service. Travelled with my wife and nine month old, to meet up with family who were also staying at the golden sands. We had three adjacent rooms with two interconnected on the seventh floor, hill view side. The Hotel provided a baby cot, baby bath and bottle sterilizer. Located close to the beach, surrounded by lush gardens. We could see part of the batu ferringhi New Years fireworks from our window. Good food court five mins walk away, across the road are smaller stalls, a 7-11, McDonald’s and Kfc. Night markets are directly infront and extend all the way to the western part of batu ferringhi. Can spend the whole night browsing and haggling after having dinner at the food court. Great hotel for families with young children, there’s two large swimming pools with a slide, an adventure land for kids and table tennis tables. Free shuttle takes you into town and gurney plaza. Buffet breakfast has everything you’d expect. Overall, a great hotel, although may be in need of a reno soon to modernise the rooms and bathroom a bit to keep pace with the competition.
James, au7 night family trip

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Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La, Penang, Penang, Malaysia

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