Monday, October 12, 2009

Hard Rock Hotel, Penang

All for the love friendship of Merryn, here are some of the pictures of Hard Rock Hotel, Penang. These pictures were taken when I went there to Look See, Look See and to Snap. It was almost evening when we reached there, just in time to capture the awesome sunset.

I was told that this Hard Rock Hotel was formally Casuarina Hotel, I stayed there before, five years ago, if I am not mistaken. Now it was so changed, so beautiful and classy.. The evening I went to visit, the staff told me that it was going to be officiate the next day. It was not opened to public yet, but only for the staff and their families....everyone seemed to be having a splashing time...

(yours truly here was really envious then.. she can only imagine.. the song Casablanca was in the air...... )


from the front...


the entrance.. ceiling ...


to the Hard Rock Cafe...


taken from the seaside...


breathtaking...


relaxing..


resting....


basking ....


at the seaside...
walking hand in hand...


under the tropical trees...
listening to the sound of the waves....



OK! OK!!! STOP DREAMING! GET BACK TO WORK!!!
(does this sound familiar?)

45 comments:

  1. at the beach walking hand in hand.. u can cut and paste pics of me n hubs, claire! lol..

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  2. macam mana nih? my friends told me there the beach not nice, but ur pics so nice leh..

    READERS, pls do me a favour. Tell me, which is better?

    Hard Rock or Park Royal, Batu Ferringhi??? Pls, pls, pls...

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  3. wow...so nice..next time must go and try. did auntie ask about the rate?

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  4. aiyah, Merryn, u already booked.. so no need to choose la.. maybe stay one night in PR and one night in HRH.. your problem settled.. no need to crack head ma.. undertand? :)


    Gab: u wanna try? haha.. i dare not lo.. must be real expensive.. next time when u start working, u belanja auntie here la.. but meanwhile we can go there look see ... hahaha..
    i never ask the price cos no intention of staying.. :)

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  5. aiyoh, i love their swimming pool...how much per night for a normal night?

    yeah, better stop dreaming ler....later cannot focus in my work

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  6. I would love to stay for a week or so (!) at this beautiful place. Looks wonderful and very expensive. Just have to look at the photos instead and dream!

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  7. Via: sorry la, i didnt ask cos i didnt have intention to stay.. it must be at least over 300rm..


    Irene: memang cantik dan romantik..
    :)


    Cheryl: a nice getaway from the hussle and bustle of townlife and work! perhaps we should start saving now .. hahhaa..

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  8. The hotel looks so luxurious! But then again....how come it looked so vacant? :p

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  9. Tekkaus: the hotel was not opened to public yet ... the day i went there, the hotel was not even officially opened, only the staff and members of the family were allowed to stay there.. thus the quietness .. i guess it was dinner time for all! I was just a passerby to look see into the new hotel... by now it should be in full buzz..

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  10. Wow it's beautiful. If me, i will stay here.

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  11. so beautifull, the cheapest package i think is rm380, fuhhh,

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  12. ohhh i think another blogger, sengaik, also wrote abt this....it is very nice but i think a bit expensive leh at 380RM hmmm.....but then again sometimes we need to pamper ourselves right...hahah

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  13. SJB: do stay there and then tell us! :)


    My Reality: 380rm? almost same with park royal too..


    Manglish: nowadays hotels are not cheap anymore.. esp with the tsunami over in pg, prices are hiking up again.. yeah, not for me.. too expensive for one night and i dont swim too!

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  14. Merryn,
    Take Hard Rock lah.. with oepning special, I think it's worth the experience.

    The hotel is not cheap, no doubt but where else can we afford a theme hotel at RM price ?

    I went to Hard Rock in Aug, the refused entry. we only saw the big guitar there...

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  15. Haha. The last sentence bring me back to reality. :)
    Thanks for sharing that. I was so surprised when saw the news that Hard Rock opened a Hotel in Penang.

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  16. In actual fact,i wanted to take my family there on the ticket on the pre-launch at RM150 from my wife's company, somehow or rather, missed it.........

    i will surely go there and stay, penang people, no go, shame shame lah,,,,,,

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  17. wow..it's so elegant..must be expensive..

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  18. i agree with you, the hotel looks beautiful & classy indeed :D. I guess, room rate also classy..hehe..

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  19. No picture of Claire letting hair down and dancing to 'Hard Rock' Music? Looks like a nice hotel....will check it out on my next trip back!

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  20. I would choose a newer hotel... Hard Rock!

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  21. Elaine: so u went? then it was fortunate that i could go in that evening to snap snap.. the staff were all there to welcome us pleasantly and that they told us the next day was the opening ceremony..


    Superman: the news of the opening is true.. then dreaming one is false.. hahaha..


    Eugene: u go and stay then come back and furnish us with details, ok?


    Wenn: yeah. must be hefty rates..


    Mamamia: i wonder who had stayed there... hope he sees this and tell us...


    Pete: i wanted to.. in fact.. but unfortunately, no dancing partner la.. next time when u go back to pg, do tell us, maybe we bloggers can meet and dance there??? hahaha...

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  22. blek.. Hard Rock.. then Ethan jadi Elvis there. I kenot sleep lah last nite claire. Hard Rock or soft rock.. still not sleeping.. lol..

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  23. Cis~ Yes, stop dreaming....Back to work!

    How I wish I can go for travel too......I want travel....travel... *sob sob*

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  24. Cis~ Yes, stop dreaming....Back to work!

    How I wish I can go for travel too......I want travel....travel... *sob sob*

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  25. snap! you are so funny!~~~but they're truly breathtaking!!

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  26. bring me to penang next time when im back ok?

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  27. Claire thanks for the updates, phew lots of changes in Penang, "aiyoh pai seh" now really like a true "katak" [frog] in my own cave. Need to jump out.

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  28. Wow... mesmerizing lor... shall consider to stay there during my trip to Penang in January!

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  29. Merryn: so u r like panda today? better go china then.. hahaha.. how many nites u wanna spend in pg?


    Elaine: me too! wish i could stay there one nite.. at least! :)


    Cherie: i wonder Hard Rock Hotel will give me a one night free stay or not.. free publicity for them .. :)


    Chrisau: u cakap only.. each time back to ipoh also like silencer one..


    Cheah: u keep me updated with the old songs, i keep u updated with new surroundings.. deal? hahaa...


    Agnes: then u must come back and tell us how it feels like to be there!

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  30. VERY expensive...far from city centre where all the good hawker food and shopping is...and I'm not a beach person. No, thank you!

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  31. STP: oldies like us must enjoy not only eating, must bask along the moonlight ma.. listen to the sounds of the waves splashing on the beach... or walk along the golden sands, enjoy the peaceful scenery..but do mind the whitish waves from afar.. hahaha...

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  32. awwww....beautiful!! now i want to go to the beach!

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  33. claire, here's the latest update.

    William called HR and they said the price is RM480nett. Unfortunately, it is all fully book in december weekends.

    So I'll have to stick with RM435 in ParkRoyal coz thank god they still have rooms! lol..

    so hard rock, slow rock.. penang rocks, here i come! :P

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  34. Claire can help out with my maths a bit, [did not listen to my late mom warned me not to eat too much fish eggs said bad for maths guess she's right]. Travel & tour industry involves hotel, food, air flight etc. Flight now is dirt cheap like paying only 30-50% of the normal airfare. Hotels those days the most popular ones like Rasa Sayang or Golden Sands charged RM100 plus. Now beach hotels are going at half a thousand +400%..but air fares are slashed -50% and best part oil price those days at U$25pb now U$70pb. So how???

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  35. Barb: as Merryn said, fully booked during weekends.. so try the weekdays and see.. ashley sure will love it!


    Merryn: so tonite onwards, think of Royalty only, no more Rock! hahaha....


    Cheah: *very sweaty forehead*.. lets make it simple, 2 words... FORGET IT! (dont like to utilize my brains on economics nowadays..LOL... ) but one thing though..life is precious, do enjoy while we can.. :)

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  36. Hey what happened to the Great Wall of Parlo (Ipoh)? Any news?

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  37. oh Cheah.. i didnt mention hor? the fella lowered the great wall by 2 feet .. ok, i better snap a pic on the way home.. still very ugly on my ex-house, but what to do.. with the iron grilles and the wall side by side.. sigh...

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  38. yes, definitely ex-casuarina. they used to have pretty good bands playing at nite.

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  39. doc: yes, i think HRH bought over them...


    ladyviral: maybe u can go there for honeymoon.. :)

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  40. AH! If i go Penang next time i want to stay there!

    I been to Hard Rock Hotel Bali, really nice, big swimming pool and friendly staff and the room very nice, but it is many many years ago before bombing in Bali. :)

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  41. AnnieQ: do go.. and tell me about it when u come back.. the rooms facing the swimming pool looks great but only not so much privacy..for kids, then it is wonderful!

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