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Oriental Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   105, Penang Road, Georgetown, Penang Island 1000, Malaysia
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Ranked #27 of 49 hotels in Georgetown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014
tumbleweeds023 Hanoi, Vietnam
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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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Hanoi, Vietnam
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115 reviews 115 reviews
72 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Budapest, Hungary
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15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

about Geogetown: it has a teeny-tiny downtown, do not worry about the location of the hotel,.... in the downtown everything is in half an hour disctance by foot. about the hotel + pro: central located if you are on visa run, it is perfect for you, it is end of the Chulia street, 2 minutes far, from Banana House (... More

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17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Having scoured the city in a taxi for hotels, this was the cheapest one (excluding guest houses) at RM87 per night. Very courteous, efficient staff, even a doorman! This hotel was probably quite grand thirty or forty years ago, but looks tired now. That being said, the place is very clean, the rooms are spacious with excellent views and the... More

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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights on a visa run, it's all you need if your on a low budget! The location is central & within walking distance of restaurants and bars. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful! Location is Very very close to the party strip- which had its disadvantages... Every night all we heard was 'boom... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Dirty sheets, towels with holes in it that felt like sandpaper, very outdated interior (1970s something), weird smelling elevator. Very noisy due to single glazing, we were kept awake by the bar in the street, the people on the opposite of the building were woken up by the mosque. The staff was very friendly, but it couldn't make up for... More

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Kampar, Malaysia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

i stay here twice , n i love the place, the location next to mall, shop, pub,.gud service, nice staff . thank for the pleasant stay :) .i will be back n may b will b staying here again. The only thinsg i dont like is the Acc, we can't switch it off ...

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Address: 105, Penang Road, Georgetown, Penang Island 1000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Oriental Hotel 2*
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