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“Alright for an overnighter” 3 of 5 stars
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Oriental Hotel
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   105, Penang Road, George Town, Penang Island 1000, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #52 of 72 Hotels in George Town
tasmania
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108 reviews
94 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Alright for an overnighter”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Oreintal Hotel 93Ringgit = $30.00AUD
Basic budget hotel very tired rooms/ aircon but too cold/TV no English channels/great shower but grotty bathroom/Wi Fi in room/staff helpful/there are better around in this area but alright for an overnighter

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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asia
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Hotel ok as a budget hotel .... But I get a call from reception saying there is someone to speak to me .... A girl was asking fir my wife and knew my full name , nationality and room number ... Something only hitel staff knew.... I go down later and guy at reception says 3 girls came in with my info so someone at the hotel is giving out personal info .... Not sure if they were going to rob me or were prostitutes or what but made me feel very unsafe and I checked out first thing

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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kuala lumpur
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Reasonable price. Old interior room with centralized air cond. However located in very strategic place.
Not recommended for family with baby or infant. Make sure you cover the bed before put your baby sleep on bed.

Room Tip: Ask for corner room with good views.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank indi_andromeda
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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51 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Stayed 3 times in last 3 years. Can't argue with the location, value and service. It looks old and worn because it is old and worn. Some reviewers say it's not clean. I think they're mistaking old and worn for not clean. At full blast the air con is perfect for aging sides of beef but is easily regulated by the sliding panels over the outlet.

There is a mosque close by on the east side of the building. Their loudspeakers easily defeated my industrial strength ear plugs. East is the side facing the ferry, Chinatown, etc. Get a room on the side facing Jln Penang street which is west.

Room Tip: East side faces a mosque's loudspeakers.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank ItDontMeanAThing
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Ostrow Wielkopolski, Poland
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights and it's enough! The hotel needs to be updated a lil bit but it's okay. Only RM 80 for double bed. The room is spacious with a big bed. The bathroom is also big but a litlle bit old and not clean. The staff is okay too many people in the hotel so they don't actually know you. There is a car parking behind the hotel so you can leave your car there for free. If you find something better don't stay in Oriental.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with windows that are not facing mosque. If you get it u'll hear the prayers at 5...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank Maria X
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Thailand
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48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

The Oriental offers basic and very clean hotel rooms for an excellent price. For 80 MYR only, you can sleep quietly within walking distance to most of the highlights of UNESCO World Heritage Georgetown. Cold central AC system and lots of hot water and access to free WIFI. Enjoy the very friendly service of the dedicated hotel staff. everyone speaks excellent English and does their utmost to please the guests. The hotel offers free parking behind the hotel, and I was just informed that I can leave my car there for the 10 days that I will go to Sumatra.

Room Tip: Try to get a room on the 9th or 10th floor, on the street side, otherwise the mosque at the back sid...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank René M
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

We stayed at the Oriental for 4 nights at a cost of RM87 per night. Hotel obviously does need updating and seems to have had no work done over the past few years. Having said that it gave the hotel a bit more character than the big soul-less chains have. The staff were very helpful, and booking taxis etc was much cheaper through them. The room (10th floor) was large, clean and the shower was good. No tea or coffee in room but I did see room service being taken to rooms. My only complaint was that they didn't advertise any of their services. The air con is the old type that works centrally through the building - it is very cold but once we realised you can adjust it by closing the doors it was fine. Excellent value if you just want a basic room with a good location.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank beachygirl187069
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Address: 105, Penang Road, George Town, Penang Island 1000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #52 of 72 Hotels in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates):
Hotel Class:2 star — Oriental Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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