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Oriental Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   105, Penang Road, George Town, Penang Island 1000, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Irving, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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213 reviews 213 reviews
41 hotel reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
79 hotel reviews
172 helpful votes 172 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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Tirupur, India
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

A most lovable hotel in George town. As the hotel is of several floors, you can prefer some rooms above 10th floor and can enjoy the beauty of sea view and harbor view. Rooms are very spacious, clean and well maintained. A/C, Hot water etc.. are available but no breakfast. The location is very good as it is just minutes... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

I stayed in Orinetal hotel last week with my family. We booked a family room for just $55 per night. The hotel is ideally located in the heart of George town in close proximity to the famous UNESCO world heritage site, restaurants and shopping centers. Although the hotel is a bit old the rooms are very spacious and clean. The... More 

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3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Just an old hotel... Should renovate n upgrade it. Spacious but all the equipment are old. Central Aircond cant be adjust.. Freezing all night and just realise theres a plywood to shut the aircond airway😤 Cant sleep as u can hear people talking at the front road..plus alarm of one shop infront the hotel keep alarming each every hour.. Not... More 

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Address: 105, Penang Road, George Town, Penang Island 1000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Oriental Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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Also Known As:
Oriental Hotel Georgetown
Oriental Hotel Penang/George Town

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