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Oriental 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basic 2 star hotel, very old Hong Kong style. If you're a washroom person then this might not suit you, toilet bowl cannot flush smoothly. Try avoid room near to lift, very noisy at late night and early morning. Very limited parking space and first come first serve basic, even road side also very limited parking space.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Stayed for 4 nights. Hotel with very friendly staff. Bugs (old plumbing in the bathroom) is compensated by the low price. There Is Wi Fi. Located near bus stops and tourist and CAT. From the port easy to reach by bus 101

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 252 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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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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