Lexis Suites

Special thanks to Lexis Suites Penang for extending this hotel review invitation.

Lexis Suites Penang is a 5-star hotel in Teluk Kumbar. The property dominates the skyline of this charming fishing village. Lexis Suites is managed by Lexis Hotel Group, which also operates Lexis, Grand Lexis and Lexis Hibiscus in Port Dickson.
Lexis Suites Penang has a grand lobby with luxurious marble finish on every surface. Colorful chandeliers hang from the ceiling, illuminating the spacious hall with shimmering glitter.
The hotel's check-in and check-out times are 3:00pm and 11:00am respectively. While waiting to be checked in, guests can relax on cozy couches at the lobby. The waiting area has a food counter from which guests can order quick bites like cakes, muffins and sandwiches.
Lexis Suites has 222 apartment suites in total. There are 2 suite types: Executive Pool Suite has the countryside view, while Premium Pool Suite affords unobstructed sea view. Furnished with two king-size beds, each room is designed to accommodate up to 4 guests. However, the standard room rate only covers breakfast and consumables for 2 people.
Lexis Suites is the one and only hotel in Penang to feature a private pool in each guestroom! Located at the balcony, the dipping pool is paired with a steam room for two. No other hotel in Penang comes close to this level of luxury.
Since the enormous suite is meant for 4 people, the bathroom is befittingly large too. There are separate sections for the wardrobe, sink, toilet and bathing area.
The bathroom is fitted with a personal bathtub and a rain shower. Bath towels, bathrobes, clothes iron, hair dryer and basic toiletries are provided.
As for entertainment, the 50-inch flat-panel television has multiple movie channels around the clock. Other room amenities include electronic safe, coffee-making utensils and minibar. Wi-Fi is accessible in each guestroom and all common areas.
Level 8 is where Lexis Suites' recreational and entertainment facilities are located. Guests who love to sing can rent a room in the Starz Karaoke. Karaoke rooms are charged by the hour. Starz Karaoke offers attractive room packages that include food and drinks.
The Games Room provides more forms of entertainment. Take this opportunity to show off your superior skills at the pool table, console games and claw crane game machines!
As a children-friendly resort, Lexis Suites allows guests to enjoy some quality family time during their stay. Games like Jenga, checkers, chess, carrom, congkak and table tennis are provided free of charge.
If the dipping pool in the guestroom is not satisfying enough, take a dip in the larger swimming pool here. Changing rooms and pool towels are conveniently nearby. The changing rooms provide steambath too.
O2 Gym is the name of the fitness center. The gym is fully equipped with treadmills, stationary bicycles and weight machines. O2 Gym is open from 6:00am to 10:00pm daily.
Children below the age of 10 can keep themselves occupied at the Kidz World. This amenity allows parents to get some time on their own. Admission to the Kidz World is complimentary for in-house guests.
Lexis Suites' in-house spa center, Lex Spa, provides wellness therapies such as traditional massages, body scrubs, facials and more.
The Lex Spa has several private massage rooms with attached bathrooms. There is also a larger room for couples. Since there is a limited number of rooms, prior appointment is recommended.
Guests are also pampered with Lex Spa's foot reflexology and manicure services. There are several comprehensive packages that span more than 2 hours. Lex Spa operates from 12:00pm to 8:00pm daily.
As for food outlets, Roselle Coffee House is the hotel's all-day dining restaurant. The à la carte menu covers a wide range of local delights and international fare. Roselle's kitchen has halal certification.
Roselle Coffee House is also where in-house guests have breakfast every morning. Breakfast is served between 6:30am and 11:00am.
Nasi goreng tomyam, Singapore bee hoon and chicken curry are obviously crowd favorites. In addition, nasi lemak and rice porridge are quite popular too.
The creamy chicken pie is topped with a nice layer of puff pastry. I cannot recommended this dish highly enough.
Breakfast cereals come with full cream and low fat milk. Other healthy choices include mixed fruit yogurt and bircher muesli.
As for vegetables, steamed broccoli is dressed with creamy hollandaise sauce. Other popular breakfast items are hash browns, baked beans, sausages, scrambled eggs, toasted bread, baozi (包子) and more.
The dietary needs of vegetarians are catered for. Meatless dishes at the vegetarian corner are fried bee hoon, boiled gai lan, samosas and curry puffs.
The salad bar allows guests to assemble their own salads using ingredients like arugula, red chicory, frisée, black olives and kidney beans. There are several salad dressings to choose from. Cold cuts and gourmet cheeses are available too.
Since Lexis Suites hosts many Middle Eastern guests, the buffet spread includes an Arabian corner. Today's Arab dishes are kabsa (كبسة‎), ful medames (فول مدمس‎), hummus (حُمُّص‎), pita bread (خبز البيتا), halva (حلوى‎), feta cheese and Arab salad.
As for Japanese food, several types of maki (rolled) sushi (寿司) are prepared. Wasabi (山葵), soy sauce (醤油) and pickles (漬物) are provided too.
Moving to the pastry section, guests can help themselves to cakes, muffins, cookies, scones, egg tarts, doughnuts, croissants and Danish pastries.
Roselle Coffee House also serves Ocean Delight's Seafood Fiesta Buffet every Saturday evening. The buffet menu covers a variety of seafood dishes across different cuisines.
Lexis Suites has another eatery called Umi Japanese Restaurant (海). Located at the Ground Floor, the award-winning restaurant serves a wide range of Japanese dishes with special emphasis on fresh seafood.
Umi Japanese Restaurant also serves Sunday Buffet Lunch, which is well received among walk-in customers. The buffet covers many popular Japanese dishes such as sushi, teppanyaki, nabemono, tempura and more. The restaurant does not serve pork.
The hotel's premier drinking establishment, Sky Lite Bar, is located at Level 25. The lounge has an outdoor section for patrons to enjoy the mesmerizing view from high above. Although the Sky Lite Bar is open to the public, children below the age of 18 are not allowed to enter after 8:00pm.
Fusion Brasserie Dining can be arranged at the Sky Lite Bar. The 4-course candlelight dinner is served in a semi-fine dining setting. A 2-piece band contributes to the romantic ambience with soothing live music.
The Sky Terrace on Level 24 affords panoramic views of the surrounding area. In the evening, this spacious plaza makes an ideal venue for private parties. An illuminated water fountain enhances the alluring vibe after sunset.
As a beachfront hotel, Lexis Suites Penang provides easy access to the sea. There are several sunloungers on the lawn for guests to relax while enjoying the rejuvenating breeze. Upon request, the recreation staff is happy organize beach activities like volleyball, soccer and sepak takraw in the evening. Outdoor weddings can be held here too.
Speaking of weddings, Lexis Suites has 4 ballrooms which can be merged as the Hibiscus Grand Ballroom. When combined, the Hibiscus Grand Ballroom can accommodate 420 people in a banquet setting.
As for business travelers, the Business Centre provides a quiet place for them to catch up on office work. Printing services are provided.
Meanwhile, the Lobby Shop serves as the convenience store for the hotel. The store may be closed from time to time, but the front desk is able to assist if you need to buy something urgently. As for cooked food, the kitchen provides 24-hour room service.
Despite being situated in a backwater village, Lexis Suites Penang enjoys convenient access to the Penang International Airport and Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to Queensbay Mall and Prangin Mall. Would-be guests should book through the hotel's website to take advantage of the best room rates.

Name: Lexis Suites Penang
Address: 28, Jalan Teluk Kumbar, 11920 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang
Contact: 04-628-2888
Business hours: 24 hours
Website: https://www.lexissuitespenang.com
Coordinates: 5.28701 N, 100.23264 E
Directions: From Bayan Lepas, drive along Jalan Teluk Kumbar towards the intersection with Jalan Gertak Sanggul. Lexis Suites Penang is the tall building on the left just before the intersection. There are parking spaces inside the hotel.

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