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 far from being a new place (and shows its wear-and-tear a bit), the rooms are well-maintained and kept very clean. The staff is always cheerful and helpful, and the location is great, with lots of great restaurants, hawker food courts and Komtar just a few minutes away by foot. I don’t think that you can find a better budget hotel in Georgetown for the money – it’s the same price as a hostel, with private bath and hotel service. That said, the towels are thin and the sheets are old – but everything is clean and we really have no complaints at all with this place. Breakfast isn’t included, but there is a very good nasi kandar next door and several other places just a very short distance away. Wifi is spotty and only available from the 8th to 10th floors. The best reception on the 10th floor is either 1008 (on the karaoke side, which can be loud) or 1003 (on the mosque side, which is much quieter). Next time we’re in the area, we will definitely stay here. If you go, ask them about their promotional rates – always cheaper than what is posted on the website. 4.5 stars.
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- Also Known As:
- Oriental Hotel Georgetown
- Oriental Hotel Penang/George Town