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“Very old and used, but relatively cheap and well located” 3 of 5 stars
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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
Warsaw, Poland
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“Very old and used, but relatively cheap and well located”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This is an old Chinese hotel. We chose it after having seen lots of hostels located on the Love Lane and Chulia Street. This one had at least a private bathroom and a lot of space in the room... As mentioned in the previous reviews, the furniture is old and completely outdated, with exception of bed, which is quite comfortable (luckily). Nonetheless the room is functional and big. The biggest problem we had, were the cockroaches, which appeared on the third day in the bathroom...
Another a bit scarry impression is the information placed basically everywhere around the hotel about locking the doors with all possible lockers, checking the corridors, storing anything valuable at the reception, etc... It seems like George Town is one of the most dangerous places in Malaysia, which of course is NOT like that. What is more, we never felt in danger or anything like it... On the contrary. But the hotel gave such impression.
I recommend this hotel if you don't have any other options (which was basically our case for a double room with bathroom)... In other case, look for something else. Even the Continental Hotel, which is very close by, seems a better option, more expensive though...

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

Though hotel furniture & equipment is really overaged & worn, but we could sleep well in this hotel and all things were at least working. Walls and ceilings shout for a new painting.
AC is centralised, you cannot adjust temperature, but luckily it was not too cold for us (usually we set AC to 25-27 °C).
Quiet rooms, comfortable bed & cussions. Religious speakers at 06:10 AM opposite hotel are pretty loud, but stop after few minutes.

Room Tip: Upper floors = nice view & less traffic noise.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Saska Kepa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

A bit old, but clean. Rooms very spacious with huge windows. AC .......... freezing, but you have got "door" to close it :) New bathroom, daily cleaning service.
Location is advantage of this hotel: close to Little India, in the center, just few steps from Bus stop to Penang Hill.
We'd seen 5 guesthouses before Oriental hotel - it was the best choice.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Stayed as an overnighter, the rooms are pretty old, air-conditioning was freezing. As the location was quite good and the price reasonable it is ok for short stay. Next time I will stay elsewhere as there are better options.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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 Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013 via mobile

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 Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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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 Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 105, Penang Road, Georgetown, Penang Island 1000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
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Ranked #27 of 49 hotels in Georgetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Oriental Hotel 2*
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