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Oriental Hotel

105, Penang Road, George Town, Penang Island 1000, Malaysia
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Ranked #47 of 69 Hotels in George Town
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here 2 times . The Room is very basic with attached bathroom strong Hot shower some rooms has a bathtub and some dont have. Room 703 has a bathub and Room 702 has strong hot shower. The floor has a old carpet and Double bed is not that big, bed sheets,pillow case are old and the pillow is... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

I was a caregiver for a group of 40 pax of strokees and caregivers checking in on03/03/16 for 2 nights. Upon arrival at the hotel by chartered bus, I requested for assistance from the concierge with the luggage as there are many strokees on board but he said it's not his duty. Bad first impression. We had booked a total... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

This hotel is old but is being refurbished. Good air con and bed. Helpful desk staff. Noise from the busy road below certainly kept us wake on the 7th floor, as single glazed windows. Good central location, short walk to Komtar and historic centre is round the corner too. Wifi intermittent as they warned us, so no surprises there. View... More 

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Irving, Texas
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8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

OK...I have been going to Penang for over twenty years. This is the third time I've stayed at the Oriental Hotel on Jalan Penang. The staff really try to make the experience pleasant. The hotel is currently under renovation from the eight floor and above. That is where the views are the best..but even from the 7th floor facing the... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Stay at the family room.. big and spacious qlthough with 2 single and 1 double bed. Staff is very friendly when we start chatting.. introduce some nice places to visit and eat. Location near to Port and Heritage area.. walking distance have lot of food.

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51 hotel reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Stayed here 3 times. Stayed in double room and family rooms before. Double room is small but family room pretty big, still have space for little children to run around. Rooms appear damp and carpets worn-out. No restaurant or breakfast provided. Many Indian and Chinese food outlets around the area. Good for a few nights'sleep only.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Location is excellent. Room (tenth floor) was spacious and provided a good view of Penang, Chulia Street, KOMTAR. House keeping is done daily. However, apart from Towel and soap, they do not provide water, tea/coffee. Wifi was non-existant most of the time.

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Gold Coast, Aust.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Where to start. It is old and shabby...thats its good points. On arrival and other times, you should not annoy staff by going to their counter. Room in very sad condition. TV attached (pemanently) with cheap steel band. Receeption advises no remote supplied as they get stolen !!!!!! Rooms are it appears must be used by "ladies of the night"... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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192 reviews 192 reviews
83 hotel reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We’ve stayed at the Orient for 3 times over the years, this most recent in April, 2014 for 2 weeks. That says something in itself – I’ve always thought that this hotel offered a great value. The rooms are spacious enough to move around in and places to put your luggage. Each room has a private bathroom, and though it’s... More 

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Victoria, BC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This hotel is very old and has not had any updating at all. Carpets are all worn and stained, bathroom plumbing so old, and no hot water, bed sheets stained, bathroom towels so thin you could see thru them. We saw a cockroach in the bathroom. Elevators very slow and rooms have no sound proofing. This is the worst hotel... More 

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