Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang, Gurney Drive
Overlooking the Malacca Strait, the 5-star Evergreen Laurel Hotel has 368 elegantly designed guestrooms fitted with modern facilities for extra comfort and admirable view of Penang. The hotel houses facilities such as business centre, events and meetings facilities, dining, swimming pool, health club, and kid's club.
Penang's Georgetown has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is an appreciation to Penang for its unique architecture from the colonial era and myriad blend of culture heritage.
Evergreen Laurel Hotel is located on prestigious Gurney Drive, famed for trendy shopping malls and hawkers center. Gurney Drive is a popular seafront promenade in Georgetown, Penang. The road is also one Penang's most popular tourist destinations, famous for the night hawker food sold from food stalls formerly located along the seafront, now relocated close by. Gurney Drive was previously known as the New Coast Road. The hotel is is just 30 minutes drive from the airport.
Evergreen Laurel is conviniently 9km away from the Penang Bridge, tourist can explore the city by trishaw, visit Penang Hill to view the island from above, be adventurous with water sport activites or simply savour local gourmet ranges from hawkers stall to high-end dining experience. After all, Penang is a well-known food haven in Malaysia.
The Express buses used to stop at Komtar but have since been moved to the Sungai Nibong Bus Terminal, which is just a stone throw away. There are a number of express bus companies operating 24 hours there, and main destinations are usually Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru, Singapore, Hat Yai , Thailand.
George Town is famous for having trishaws in the city apart from Melaka. The Port of Penang has 4 ports, with 3 on the mainland and one terminal, Swettenham Pier. There is also a cruise ship the Superstar Libra docked at the Swettenham Pier.