The Northam

Special thanks to The Northam All Suite Hotel for extending this hotel review invitation.

Update: This business has ceased its operations.

The Northam All Suite Hotel is a 4-star property along Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah. It has 142 suites in total. The Northam only occupies certain floors of the building; the remaining floors are for offices.
Thanks to its strategic location, The Northam enjoys great views of the surrounding area. On a clear day, one can even spot Seberang Perai across the strait.
The hotel lobby is located at the Ground Floor. While waiting to be checked in, guests can rest at the adjacent Lobby Lounge. There are reading materials and a television for guests to pass the time. The Lobby Lounge also serves light snacks and drinks.
The Coffee House is the hotel's all-day dining restaurant. The eatery serves Nasi Campur for lunch at very affordable prices. In addition, the Grab & Go promotion is perfect for guests who are on the move in the morning.
I am staying in the Junior Suite for this review. The suite consists of two sections: living room and bedroom. The former is furnished with rattan chairs, office desk and minibar. It also has a small powder room for visitors. The wooden floor with earth tones presents a rather rustic look.
On the other side, the bedroom has an attached bathroom with a large wardrobe. Besides a shower stall, the spacious bathroom is also fitted with a hot tub! Towels, bathrobes and basic toiletries are provided for the convenience of guests.
Breakfast is served from 6:30am every morning at the Coffee House. The Northam is renowned for its Nasi Lemak. The sambal (chili paste) presents a sharp spiciness that tantalizes the tongue. Nasi Lemak is often enjoyed with chicken curry, hard-boiled eggs, anchovies, roasted peanuts and cucumber.
Breakfast cereals are Corn Flakes, Froot Loops, Rice Krispies and Mini-Wheats. Fresh milk is provided. Other common breakfast items are chicken sausage, sliced chicken ham, baked beans, fried rice, oatmeal, salads and fruits. Meanwhile, the à la minute counter serves omelette and noodles.
Two types of porridge are provided: plain and with anchovies. Porridge condiments are anchovies, pickled mustard, fried shallots, roasted peanuts, ginger slivers and chopped scallions. Sesame oil and soy sauce are available too.
As for pastries, there are baguette, country bread and sliced white bread. Bread spreads include butter, strawberry jam, pineapple jam, peanut butter and kaya (coconut jam). Guests can use the conveyor toaster if they prefer their bread to be browned. Also available are marble butter cake, mini cupcakes and bread & butter pudding.
I am particularly impressed with the croissant and Danish pastry. Their delicate flakiness crumbles nicely in the mouth. The amount of butter used is perfect too. If you crave for these pastries, you will be pleased to know that they can be purchased through the Grab & Go promotion throughout the day.
The Northam's fitness center is located on Level 9, which is the same level as the Roof Terrace. The modest-sized gym has several pieces of exercise equipment. Clean towels are provided.
The hotel's infinity pool is also located nearby. There are several sunloungers on the wooden deck where guests can relax while enjoying the beautiful scenery.
To reserve a room at The Northam, you may visit its website to check for availability and get the best room rates.

Name: The Northam All Suite Hotel
Address: 55, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Contact: 04-370-1111
Business hours: 24 hours
Coordinates: 5.42727 N, 100.32125 E
Directions: The Northam is located on Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, right after VOUK Hotel Suites. There is a multilevel parking garage in the hotel. Parking is complimentary for in-house guests.

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