I have had the experience staying with Roomies Penang and thought of them when I made my next trip to Penang. Coincidentally, they had a newly opened branch called Roomies Suites and so I made it a point to stay there. Also in Batu Feringghi, they are located in a complex directly opposite Golden Sands Resort called Eden Parade.
The complex building itself was not impressive. In fact, we were a little skeptical when taking the lift, as it felt a little dodgy. However, when we arrived on our specified level, we were welcomed by a wall of synthetic green grass and a brightly-lit corridor.
Their reception area was spacious and decorated with bright colours. The check-in process was rather speedy and we found out that the manager there was Indonesian.
The television was playing in the background and there were coffee and tea-making facilities. Only some rooms were on this side of the complex and we gave the bestie couple a room here due to M's back problem. Well, you see, if you have to climb a ladder to get to bed, it is not advisable to do so with a bad back.
The other family rooms with loft beds were on the other side to the reception area. See that colourful door? That's where the rooms were and we had to key in a security code to enter.
It was clear that they had children in mind with setting up the Loft Room. There were toys, a kiddy tent, beanbags and a colourful carpet under the loft.
We were able to enjoy movies lying in bed. It was really comfortable but found the soundproofing a little lacking, as we could hear people laughing and running outside.
The bathroom was clean, simple and we had a rain shower. Would have been more handy to have more hooks for clothes inside the bathroom, though.
Breakfast was included and the next morning, we had a packet of nasi lemak. I made myself a cup of tea to go with it. Simple but satisfying.
1-9B Eden Parade, 1 Jalan Sungai Emas, 11100 Batu Feringghi, Penang, Malaysia.
Tel: +60 4 881 1378; Mob: +60 12 474 1869, +60 16 477 5227