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Hi. I'm Gene. I'm permanent resident at Penang. I'm staying nearby Batu Ferrenghi. We provide high quality service and maintenance on our houses.
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Wong was an excellent host! He was very communicative and helpful. He even went as far as to find a baby crib for us. He's truly one of the best!
The apartment is beautiful and the amenities are spectacular. My family loved the pool! The only negatives were the distance to town is not walkable (must take a taxi or bus to get into town) and there were no towels in the apartment.
This clean and tidy apartment has a nice swimming pool & gym. It also has a beautiful sea view. The host is friendly and helpful. All in all, Wong apartment is a great place to stay. Highly Recommended!
We, a group of 5 people including 2 children (1 year old and 2 year old), were renting the apartment for 3 weeks in January – February 2015. To cut the long story short we were very content with the apartment and the owner and would like to thank the latter again for everything.
The apartment is just like on the photos: well equipped, recently refurbished and most importantly sports a wonderful sea view. The property is new, is equipped with huge swimming pool including pool for kids, playground for children and gym. We understood from Gene the facilities above were intended for owners of the apartments only, but we did not have any problems accessing all of them free of charge.
We were a bit worried because the previous reviews of the apartment were of the people who were staying in the apartment for short periods only. We therefore wrote a number of messages to Gene before our visit enquiring about what was available in the apartment and then requesting to provide some additional stuff we needed. Everything was there when we were moving in. We were also harassing Gene with numerous other questions before our visit to Penang asking about the availability of public transport, grocery stores and restaurants nearby, sightseeings on the island, etc. He was very kind to promptly respond to all our queries and providing all information needed. Moreover, whenever we needed anything else during our stay we just needed to ask and he never said no. Gene was always available for any requests and was ready to go extra mile to make our stay as enjoyable as possible.
To be objective 2 things need to be mentioned:
1)the apartment is not equipped with Wi-Fi internet. We were using mobile internet from Digi based on the Gene’s advice and for us it was sufficient.
2)the location of the property indicated on the map at airbnb page, where the apartment is listed, is somewhat misleading. The property is not located on Batu Ferringhi beach. It is actually located a bit to the north-east. The beach in front of the property is inferior to Batu Ferringhi imho. We therefore were making short trips to Batu Ferringhi with a taxi or a bus (a bus stop is right in front of the property) most of the days we were on Penang to swim in the sea and get a tan.
If we ever return to Penang we will not hesitate to choose the same apartment again and we will definitely recommend it to other people. We know Gene will not let us down.
Seaview was brilliant, we had to book at the last minute and Wong went above and beyond to accommodate, even coming and picking us up at our other apartment. The apartment was in a great location, we didn't have transport but the bus stop is just a walk down the hill, and near a great little beach and fabulous food stands during the day. Everything was new and very clean. Ideally there would be towels and a few more kitchen amenities, pots, pans, plates etc. pool, gym and overall facilities of the apartment are amazing. Definitely recommend and stay again.
Staying at Wong's place was a joy. The apartment was clean and the facilities and views as advertised. My family had a great time staying there and were pleased with its location as well as the amenities.
Check in and check out was a breeze as Wong was easily contactable.
Security is good at the apartment as well as within the building and the premises. We look forward to returning there sometime in the future.
Wong Gene is a very laid back host. The apartment is very well designed and maintained. We loved the interior of the apartment. The rooms are all fitted with aircond. Very spacious, suitable for families with kids. The view was breathtaking. Very quite and serene. We recommend the host to add some basic toilettries (shampoo, bath gel etc). And to replace the wire connected to the tv as it kept on falling off. Luckily for us there are dvd player provided, so the kids watched dvd's instead. All in all we enjoyed our stay very much and considering of coming back. Thanks Wong!
Great apartment with views and wonderful pool/gym. The apartment could be greatly improved by provision of enough crockery, cookware and cutlery for a family. A couple of cups, glasses and mugs is not enough.
Very few cab drivers know the location (as the apartments are very new) so provision of a map detailing the location would be helpful.
The apartment was kinda brand new and full sea facing. The most amazing thing about this unit is that it is full sea view from the balcony and also the master bedroom, so it's a dream come true waking up to blue waters. The furnishing and pictures here at airbnb is true the real thing. It was clean and modern and spacious!
1. good host who was patient with my delay and delay and delay. Thumbs up!
2. the security guards there were friendly and nice
3. Full seaview
4. new place w new facilities and everything u expect in a upper middle condo
5. nice swimming pool
7. love the samsung door locking system
8. reasonable in pricing
9. Ferringhi area
10. near the beach (walk across the road and you're there)
11. There is parking if you are driving.
12. Super comfortable beds and comforters (clean too), proper beds.
1. No wifi.
2. the living hall was a bit warm w one aircon but it's ok.
3. The condo complex being new is still quite eerie-ly deserted, but more ppl are moving in.
To include a Penang guidebook in the apartment on your recommendation for Penang as you are a local?
And maybe a guidebook on how to operate the different devices around the house and about the facilities available in the premises.
Best food in Penang - Asam Laksa! @ the Air Itam Market.. (u can add that to your future Penang Guidebook)
Thank you Gene! Will come back when I'm back in Penang!
Good apartment in a great location.
It was a nice 1 night stay..
2. Very flexible owner + nice
3. New place
Should install Astro or wifi
Besides that.. Everything was good..