Aug 13, 2015

A stay at the Olive Tree Hotel


So recently when I was on the AirAsia Penang Takeover trip, we were given a chance to stay at a brand new hotel. The name of the hotel was Olive Tree Hotel.

It is a 25-storey hotel which is very slick and stylish business hotel that is also very comfortable and cozy.

It is situated along the industrial and corporate corridors of Bayan Lepas in Penang, and is however easy to access to major landmarks such as the Penang International Airport, the Subterranean Penang International Convention and Exhibition Centre-SPICE, Penang First and Second Bridge,Sunshine Square Shopping Complex, Queensbay Mall and the Penang Free-Trade Zone....

There are 228 guest rooms and 24 suites in the hotel, and out of this 24 suites. Guests can choose between the Deluxe, the Executive Deluxe, the Junior Suite, the Executive Suite and the Olive Suite...


We got to stay at one of the deluxe rooms which was very comfortable and peaceful, a real haven to come back to after a hectic day outside, whether it was work or play...



Check out our bed, for this trip, I shared my room with my blogger friend Nannie  . We really adored our be with its Chiro Tech mattress and microfiber pillows. The pillows were really soft yet firm and comfy. 

Personally I have a hard time sleeping in hotel rooms especially when I do not get enough pillows or if my pillows or mattress is not comfortable enough but here in my room at the Olive Tree Hotel? I slept like a baby...


Among the amenities offered was  a 40 inch LED HD television mounted on the wall with an extensive range of cable channels... Love it!! I got to watch my DIVA universal , Mustika and a few other channels...

For gadget junkies like me, who has to charge 1001 gadgets a night... ok, maybe not 1001... but well, I have two smart phones, two cameras and my power bank so go figure.....there are ample plug points for local and also international plug points!!! 

The furnishing in the room is definitely stylish and simple and there is an adjustable side table as well....which I used to put my things... huhuhu


Social Media junkies like myself will be very contented and happy with the High-speed Internet access here as well...
Besides that, there is an in-room safe deposit box, iron & ironing board, sarong & bedroom slippers, coffee & tea facilities and of course an in-room minibar

The toilet comes with ample towels, lovely bathroom amenities and a hair dryer and though there is no bathtub in the Deluxe room, they have a great shower stall there.....


I found a little corner near the lift area where there was an art work made from recycled netting and steel... and it was pretty creative and unique...


Is there a swimming pool here? You bet!!! Be prepared to be a mermaid in the aquarium, or a beluga whale... or what so ever aquatic animal you like because the swimming pool is kind of like an aquarium here... 


.....but of course, be very careful of what you wear into the pool or you could be showing off more then you want to people sitting at the glass panel area. Make sure your itsy bitsy bikini covers up properly and so on, unless you really want to flash someone or give someone a free show...get what I mean?....LOL


As this is more of a business hotel, there is no kiddies pool... so sorry to all the small kiddos... This pool however is not very deep... just about 4 feet...


It is certainly  enjoyable dipping inside this pool...the surroundings is also pretty neat .. with a nice view of part of Bayan Baru / Bayan Lepas....


If you are not so keen on the pool, they do have a nice gymnasium here as well as a yoga room....Or you could go and relax yourself at the Sauna or Spa which was not open yet when I was there but will be coming soon.....


As for breakfast..... Om nom nom....your hotel room should come with a free buffet breakfast, I think, and the buffet breakfast is served at Sukkah Coffee House.


If you are looking for a bite to eat with pals or loved ones in a cosy place, this should be it!! 


I wasn't sure what I was expecting and a three star hotel normally served very basic and simple buffet.
To be honest and since I was on the AirAsia Penang Takeover and we had a full day of activity which included lots of eating, I actually only meant to have a little bite to sustain my hunger... or the Malay saying... lapik perut... but boy did I go overboard... because everything in sight tempted me...hehehe..


There was a generous platter of cheese and another of cold chicken and smoked salmon!!!!!! Oh gosh... it is rare to find smoked salmon on the buffet spread...


Delicious pastries as well as nasi lemak and congee...



You can even have an omelette made to order or a plate of Char Koay Teow with fresh and sizable prawns..... oh gosh... can you see how I misbehaved.... LOL


Anyway, besides Sukkah, there are three other F&B outlets here which is Seven, which is a perfect place to chill out after a busy day. Seven is a bar and it serves a variety of wines, spirits, cocktails and mocktails ......opened from 4pm to midnight (Sunday to Thursday) and 5pm to 1am (Friday and Saturday) with live band performances on all nights except Sunday

Then there is Cups & Mugs where you can actually take some time to enjoy their range of freshly made pastries or snacks and enjoy a cuppa coffee or tea....opened from 8am to 8pm daily...

And last but not least if you want some authentic Cantonese dishes and sumptuous plates of Dim Sum, you really have to check out the soon to be opened Oriental Spoon Halal Chinese Restaurant... I myself can hardly wait for that!!!! Hehehehe

After all that has been said, thank you to Olive Tree Hotel for my awesome accommodations. I really loved my room, the pool and breakfast and I hope to be able to come stay again...and thank you to AirAsia / AirAsia Bloggers Community (AABC) for bringing us....

Olive Tree Hotel is currently having a promotion where you can stay with them for just RM250+ per night!!!

For more info, pictures and so on regarding the Olive Tree Hotel, please visit: http://olivetreehotel.com.my/


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