Flamingo Hotel By The Beach (formerly known as the Crown Prince Hotel and as the Crown Jewel Hotel) is located in a place called Tanjung Bungah in the northern part of the island Penang. It’s situated between the capital of Georgetown and the well-known seaside resort of Batu Ferringhi. By taxi, it takes about 10-15 minutes coming down from Georgetown. In front of the hotel you’ll have taxis waiting, but you could also take the free shuttle bus which the hotel provides you in order to go to the city center of Georgetown, and to Batu Ferringhi (for the evening market).
It is a well affordable 4-star hotel. The rooms is big and especially those with a view of the sea are beautiful. There is a nice pool, as well as a magnificent beach. As it usual is, the sea in front of the hotel isn’t really good to swim in, but the pool makes up for it. There is a nice terrace at the sea, from which you can enjoy the beautiful sunset. The entire hotel is provided with free Wi-Fi.
The town of Tanjung Bangah isn’t really a tourist attraction, but in the last couple of years this has been developed pretty quickly. You have a food court, with about 20 little diners. Besides that there is a bank with an ATM, a 7-Eleven supermarket and a few tiny restaurants and bars. In front of the hotel you can take a taxi to Georgetown or Batu Ferringhi.