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Lone Pine Hotel

In Penang, Batu Ferringhi's most pedigreed lodging is reborn as the island's most stylish seaside stay.
97 Batu Ferringhi, Penang, Malaysia

The Overview

Opened in 1948, the historic Lone Pine Hotel was Penang's first beachfront getaway. Following an 18-month-plus renovation by the owners of George Town's venerable E&O Hotel, it has emerged as the island state's most stunning coastline property. Discreetly hidden behind a row of conifers, the Lone Pine has 90 bright, airy rooms and suites that capitalize on their superb location on the quiet end of Batu Ferringhi's white-sand stretch: many are graced with sea-facing balconies, not to mention private plunge pools. Clean lines pervade the design, splashes of color punctuate plenty of white—sea-foam blue, light grass and burnt orange are the property's signature hues—original Lone Pine furniture pieces pay tribute to the past, and in the common areas, polished black-cement flooring gives a sense of place ("batu" means stone).

There's plenty to keep guests occupied: they can relax by the L-shaped pool, revive at the Pure Energy spa, sip cocktails at the Danish Modern–influenced Batubar or watch the sunset from Japanese restaurant Matsu's boomerang-shaped veranda. With mod-cons like free broadband Internet and in-room DVD players, as well as old-fashioned luxuries like hammocks swaying in the ocean breeze, this is one place where you'd be forgiven for staying put.

Tel: +60 4 886 8686



Published on Jun 7, 2011

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