Angsana Teluk Bahang – Retreat to Tranquility
My first thought of a staycation in Penang is Angsana Teluk Bahang for a solo retreat to tranquillity and writing.
I packed a suitcase.
Yes, I did – my laptop, dresses, a suit, shorts, and sandals for a beach holiday.
My last holiday was precisely 365 days ago when I flew home on the eve of the first lockdown.
I haven’t left Penang since, and for a travel bug.
it was challenging to stay home 24/7/365.
I choose Angsana Teluk Bahang because it is “far away” enough to think I’ve travelled.
My choice of tranquil staycation away from the hustle and bustle.
What is the Angsana brand?
Angsana Teluk Bahang, Penang, is the first Angsana brand in Malaysia, managed by Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts.
The 250 keys vibrant resort sits on idyllic Teluk Bahang beach, offers contemporary rooms and suites with modern amenities.
Angsana Teluk Bahang Hotel 5 stars
A new vibrant five-star beach resort that sits on the pristine Teluk Bahang beach in Penang.
Managed by the Banyan Tree Group, Angsana operates more than 15 resorts and hotels, over 40 spas, and 40 retail galleries.
The Angsana brand brings the adventure back into travel, whatever your age or reason to visit.
Angsana offers exotic destination playgrounds across the world – each hotel is uniquely designed to provide spacious, stylish rooms and suites, perfect for couples, families, and groups of friends.
All in all, Angsana Teluk Bahang offers exotic destinations, intertwining local chic and a vibrant, fun-filled atmosphere.
Where is Angsana Teluk Bahang?
Although Penangites have the mentality of Teluk Bahang is so far away, it’s not too far to go.
Teluk Bahang is a town within George Town’s city in the Malaysian state of Penang (island).
The Teluk Bahang village is located within the Southwest Penang Island District, near the northwestern tip of Penang Island.
Angsana Teluk Bahang Distance to the city centre is 17.3km.
Angsana Teluk Bahang is approximate.
- Penang International Airport – 50 minutes drive
- George Town – 30-minute drive
- Batu Ferringhi – a five-minute drive.
Well, if you remember driving to Mutiara back in the heyday for the disco, well, the Angsana is just next door.
Angsana Teluk Bahang, Penang, the first Angsana brand in Malaysia, is managed by the world-acclaimed Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts.
The vibrant beachfront resort, which sits on the idyllic Teluk Bahang beach, has opened its doors to guests on 10th October 2020 and went off to an excellent start.
Angsana Teluk Bahang Penang Design – Unique Layout
At the contemporary and vibrant Angsana Teluk Bahang, you will find a variety of accommodation options.
The resort’s collection of 250 sea-facing contemporary rooms and suites are designed with Peranakan-theme interiors and colourful tapestries.
Room and Suite features a choice of seven unique layouts (100 s.m. to 120 s.m.), include
- Superior Room
- Deluxe Room
- Premier Room
- One-Bedroom Suite
- One-Bedroom Deluxe Suite
- Two-Bedroom Suite
- Two-Bedroom Deluxe Suite with a patio garden and a mini jet tub at the entrance
- Two-Bedroom Pool Suite with a semi-private plunge pool
- Two-Bedroom Sky Garden Suite, a penthouse with a private sky garden and outdoor jet tub.
All rooms and suites offer a panoramic view of the Andaman Sea.
Each room is equipped with 49-inch Smart television with music and movie channels
- International direct dial
- digital clock with USB port
- electronic safe box
- Wifi connectivity
The most striking feature is the stand-alone bathtub with a contemporary rounded shape allowing you to rest your head at either end.
Best of all, there are bath salts, which quickly dissolves in warm bath water and used for everything from stress relief to aches and pains.
- rain shower
- long bath
- Twin washbasins
- WC with bidet
- Smart TV
Dining table for 4
Angsana’s one wall kitchenette has at least an 8 feet countertop with
• coffee and tea-making facilities
• Minibar Fridge
Best of all, the promotion includes all the items in the fridge for consumption.
I love the long spacious countertop – we use this to charge our appliances, two phones, power bank, and laptop.
Angsana Resort offers a private balcony to let you enjoy a beautiful golden hour and serene views of the Teluk Bahang bay.
- With seats
Each Suite has a breathtaking Seaview with contemporary luxuries and the unique charm of Penang’s Peranakan heritage.
You will wake up to a gentle lap of waves and the fantastic views of the Andaman Sea.
Room 1111 at Angsana Teluk Bahang
We checked in the Kerongsang Wing.
I enjoyed room 1111 on the 11th floor, with a breathtaking view of the sea.
It was a breeze to walk along the open corridor into a contemporary designed Deluxe suite.
I think I have everything I need to live for a week or more.
Sliding Glass Door Sensor
Angsana sliding glass doors are fitted with sensors for optimising the electrical consumption of the rooms.
The Sliding Glass Door Sensor informs the economiser if the access door is open or closed (i.e., locked) and turns off the air-conditioning to minimise energy consumption.
The day we checked, it was blistering hot outside at 32C and a humidity of 67%.
It took sometime before the air-conditioning cooled the room.
We realised later that opening the balcony door for the breeze to blow it wasn’t helping to cool the room.
A look around Angsana Teluk Bahang
A Peranakan design aesthetic permeates the property’s interior architecture.
Throughout the resort, I found Peranakan Chinese Porcelain both as display items and in paintings.
These are the antique handcrafted Peranakan Baba Nyonya Kamcheng ceramic food container and porcelain tableware infused with antique hues and vibrant festive wares of the Straits Chinese with Phoenix and Flower designs.
Resort General Manager Mr Nigel Fisher said, “the resort’s development came about with a vision of drawing inspiration from the rich Penang Peranakan Baba Nyonya heritage.
The architecture and interior design will incorporate vibrant colours and intricate floral with the Straits Eclectic Style’s geometric patterns and pay tribute to Penang’s status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.”
Angsana Teluk Bahang Penang Facilities
There are five restaurants and bars, state-of-the-art meetings and events facilities on the premises.
Everything about this place is incredible.
Angsana Teluk Bahang Family-Friendly Amenities
- Family property
- Number of outdoor pools – 2
- Supervised childcare/activities (free)
- Soundproofed rooms
- Children’s club (free)
- Babysitting On Request or childcare (surcharge)
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Playground on site
- Free cribs/infant beds
Angsana Spa @ Angsana Teluk Bahang
The Senja Aman Wellness Centre assessable via the overhead pedestrian bridge (Level 3) is set to open by the third quarter of 2021.
The resort’s award-winning Angsana Spa offers guests “Sanctuary of the Senses” – a place for physical, mental, and spiritual renewal.
Read about SmartDory’s Javanese Spa experience.
Guests can select locally made handicrafts, vibrant resort apparel, and signature spa amenities and take home the Angsana experience at the Angsana Gallery, located on the resort Lobby Level.
Angsana Teluk Bahang Penang -Safe Sanctuary Programme
The resort adheres to the Safe Sanctuary Programme launched by Banyan Tree in June 2020.
All associates practice the SOP and protocols set to Provide, Protect and Prevent for all the guests.
Angsana will be our new favourite hotel in Penang.
The safety and hygiene measures currently included in Hygiene Plus are:
- Extra disinfection throughout the public area and all guestrooms, paying attention to frequently touched areas such as elevator buttons, handrails, switches, etc.
- Arranging training to ensure property staff is aligned on safety and hygiene protocols.
- Daily temperature checks for staff and guests when entering the building or facilities.
- Providing online, auto, or self-service check-in to reduce human contact to avoid cross-infection.
- Installation of a transparent protective shield in public areas between persons during face-to-face transactions.
- Protective equipment.
- Hand sanitisers are placed in all public property areas.
- Face covers/masks or other protective equipment is worn by property staff.
- Sterilising equipment to remove, kill, or deactivate all bacteria, viruses, etc.
- The physical distancing of at least 1 m (3ft) in public areas.
- Rearrangement of tables and seating in dining areas to ensure social distancing.
Health and medical
Supplies and equipment used to provide medical treatment are available on site.
Which popular attractions are close to Angsana Teluk Bahang Penang?
Guests will appreciate the resort’s convenient accessibility to nearby popular tourist attractions in the Teluk Bahang vicinity
- the Penang National Park
- Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm
- Penang Tropical Spice Garden
- Penang Tropical Fruit Farm
- Penang Batik Factory
- Penang Art & Garden and
- Escape Adventure Play and Waterplay Theme Parks.
What are some of the property amenities at Angsana Teluk Bahang Penang?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, complimentary breakfast, and a pool.
The resort has two swimming pools – an infinity pool located by the Jubilee Pavilion, a unique extended deck for relaxation overlooking the picturesque Andaman Sea.
Infinity pools are often designed so that the edge appears to merge with a larger body of water such as the ocean – the calm pool looks like a sheet of glass!
There is another pool located at Kerongsang Wing with a children’s pool with water play features.
For private parties, the functional Jubilee Pavilion by the infinity swimming pool deck area sets as the perfect sunset venue.
Tailor-made proposals to meet guests’ needs and requirements can be arranged accordingly.
The Jubilee Pavilion can cater to private fun-filled events of 30 to 200 persons.
Enjoy the beautiful golden hour and serene views of Teluk Bahang bay from Level 3 as the infinity pool merges into the sea.
Travel safe during COVID-19
What can you expect during your stay at Angsana Teluk Bahang?
- All linens sanitised in the high-temperature wash
- Face masks required for guests in public areas
- Face masks as are necessary for staff in public areas
- Floors marked for social distancing
- Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
- Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
- Staff required to wash hands periodically
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Contactless check-in
- Contactless check-out.
Angsana Teluk Bahang – Facilities
Upon the resort’s soft-opening, Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts’ SafeSanctuary Programme protocols are incorporated at all outlets to ensure strict hygiene standards are in place for hotel guests.
- Jendela All Day Dining Restaurant
- Chill Lobby Lounge
- Fire & Ice Beach Bar
- No.11 Specialty Restaurant
Jendela All Day Dining Restaurant
The resort’s extensive dining and entertainment facilities include the contemporary Jendela.
The All-Day Dining Restaurant serves an international buffet breakfast spread, featuring local and regional favourites for lunch and dinner.
The specialities from a combination of interactive “Live” food stations and serving counters providing a “Street Food” atmosphere.
I had my three meals at Jendela, a vibrant, cosy all-day dining restaurant with air-conditioned indoor dining and al fresco dining on the deck.
The views are splendid and tranquil.
Tea Time Treats @ Jendela Restaurant
After check-in, I had a light bite.
The recommendation was an Irresistible Chimichurri Chicken Flatbread.
It was hearty and delicious.
I wouldn’t mind having them again for a leisurely brunch.
Dinner @ Jendela Restaurant
For dinner, come down early and get the best set to watch the sunset.
During the evenings, be prepared for the mossie (I had a mossie patch handy) to keep the pests away.
We tried several dishes, and they were all delicious.
Tuna Hinava RM 38
Raw ahi tuna slices marinated with fresh lime juice, red chillies, sweet shallots, cilantro served with bitter gourd and candied ginger chips.
Penelope Pussycat loved her raw Tuna and finished that with gusto.
Sate Lilit RM 38
Grilled beef and chicken marinated with lemongrass, ginger and spices wrapped around lemongrass skewers served with a spicy chilli-soya dip.
I had this after my Javanese Massage and loved the Sate Lilit, which was flavourful and very delicious.
Chimichurri Chicken Flatbread RM 38
Fresh basil and parsley herb-marinated baked chicken breast slices topped with capsicums, sauteed sweet onions, confit pineapples, fresh asparagus, tomato ragout and mozzarella cheese.
As far as pizzas go, we enjoy this version very much.
CKT Our Way RM 45
Our very own take on classic wok-fried flat rice noodles with hot chilli paste, duck egg, scallops, prawns, mussels, bean sprouts and garlic chives.
You can not compare this Char Kway Teow with the street food you find in George Town – as is the CKT is tasty without being too oily.
Nasi Angsana RM 52
Deconstructed fragrant wok-fried rice with smoked turkey, chicken, fresh curry and basil leaves served with grilled tiger prawns, chicken “Pergedel”, fish crackers, vegetable achar and a tomato “sambal”.
The fried rice is decent with a lot of condiments.
Tempura Blue Cod RM 72
Crispy deep-fried battered cod served with garlic and thyme buttered potatoes, gochujang mayonnaise and grilled lemon.
We liked the Cod with the tasty gochujang mayonnaise sauce.
The tempura batter was perfect and not oily.
Cod is nice and flaky with a very mild, milky flavour and slightly sweet taste.
Chillout @ Fire & Ice
Fire & Ice is a fantastic beach bar for fun times at the beachfront.
At night the place feels cosy with blue and red lights.
You can enjoy delicious modern-styled Tiki cocktails, frozen cocktails, sundowners, other beverages with Asian and Western beers.
For food and snacks, there are Penang inspired specialities hawker skewers for modern casual bar bites.
An excellent venue for gatherings with family and friends.
Buffet Breakfast @ Jendela Restaurant
In the mornings (7 am onwards), you can take a dip in the pool before breakfast.
In compliance with current RMCO regulations, breakfast is offered in a serviced buffet-style food to ensure physical distancing.
The breakfast items ordered will be served by the resort’s F&B Servers to guests at their tables.
Notable food items that I enjoyed the most are the Nasi Lemak and Apple Crumble.
Malaysian Nasi Lemak
The Nasi Lemak is lemak and fragrant.
The real kicker is that Spicy Sweet Sambal Sotong sauce that pulls everything together beautifully.
Crunchy Fried Kacang and Ikan Bilis and Hard Boiled Egg Slices make this my no. 1 go-to breakfast item.
Penelope Pussycat was surprised I had two serves of rice for Breakfast.
When it comes to Nasi Lemak, I can eat it for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Supper.
I’m a huge fan of Apple Pie, Apple Crumble and Bread Pudding and a jug of vanilla custard.
I get pancakes cravings from time to time.
After my IHOP experience, it is darn hard to get those thick, spongy, fluffy American pancakes that are best eaten with warm maple syrup.
I wanted a high stack of three but got three thin crepe-like pancakes instead with lashings of honey.
Until we can travel again – these are the next best thing since I can only make a pancake with a mix.
Angsana Teluk Bahang Other Facilities
Other in-house services and facilities within the resort on complimentary for guests include
- wireless internet connectivity throughout the resort
- valet services
- ample covered car parking
- outdoor car parking on complimentary for guests
- complimentary scheduled shuttle service to Batu Ferringhi and Georgetown
You can make other travel and transport arrangement with the Concierge.
Are There Facilities for Children at Angsana Teluk Bahang?
The resort’s kids club, “Rangers’ Club activities, is available for children aged four up to 11 years old.
Kids can enjoy scheduled interactive classes, enrichment activities, cultural workshops, art and craft, and sports programmes.
You can request Babysitting services can be arranged from the kids’ club or Front Desk.
Your Next Staycation at Angsana Teluk Bahang
Guests can now take advantage of the resort’s attractive room offers available –
- Best Available Rate
- Advance Purchase,
- Live for Family and Live for Romance.
For more information on Angsana Teluk Bahang, please contact the Sales & Marketing Department at +6 04-8170 888 (Main Line), email [email protected]
Angsana Teluk Bahang is the newest vibrant Beachfront Resort in Teluk Bahang, Penang.