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“Total value for money” 4 of 5 stars
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Evergreen Laurel Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   53 Persiaran Gurney, George Town, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia   |  
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Ranked #22 of 54 Hotels in George Town
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Total value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

90USD including taxes - thats all that cost me to get a nice sea facing deluxe room at this hotel. Located at a very convenient place, good service, courteous staff, nice room - that's all I expect from a good hotel.

Worth a stay if you are not expecting something grand.

Room Tip: Take a sea facing high floor room
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Travelled with three friends for a 2D1N trip, and the location of the hotel makes it simply perfect.

*Airport transfer: Standard white airport taxi price at RM$44.70

*Location: Great place with really good standards of local food within 5min of walk :) Also, really near to Gurney Plaza and Paragon which really allows so much options on what to do

* Room: Great bed and pillows, with clean towels and toilet. Also with good standard of wifi.

I will definitely recommend everyone to stay here, from family to business to friends.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

The price paid through internet booking was a good price for such a lovely hotel.
Room and bed sheet were spotless clean and the air conditioning works really well.
Upon check in we requested for an upgrade and even though we did not get the sea facing room, we somehow got upgraded to a larger room with nice comfortable sofa (3 + 1 ) and it make our in room dining such a pleasure.
The complimentary fruit basket was thrown in with the free upgrade (3 apples). One of the apple was rotten. However, it did made the room looks classical and serve its purpose as a decoration.

For those travelling to Penang and staying on the "Strip" or Gurney Drive, this is the value for money hotel. Others near by would command somewhat twice the price for a similar quality room.If you really fancy an evening stroll along the esplanade with some of the best hawker's food, you can't be wrong in choosing this strip.

Would recommend this hotel anytime.

Room Tip: Get a sea view room. You will really enjoy the view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chennai (Madras), India
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18 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Got disappointed at the service level since had great expectation. Front office staff most uncourtious. conifrmed and paid booking is not hounoured. Even then refused to upgrade the room and wanted further payment to upgrade for none of my/guest mistake - for their very own mistake I was asked to pay. Rooms have very little walking space. not lived upto its name.

Room Tip: ask for sea view rooms though it is little expensive
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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gjwoodsjr
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14 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Hotel was more than I expected. Very nice room, hotel lobby was very nice. Hotel had a pool and fitness center. Breakfast had a nice variety, staff was very helpful. Wish I had more time to spend at the hotel as it looked like they had a nice couple of restaurants.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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98 hotel reviews
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

My group checked in during a weekday and it seemed it's catered to regional biz travellers on first observation. The bellhop and lobby staff very helpful with baggage and with parking. Here's what we observed...

- room 625 is a corner room
- tennis courts on premises is not really a grass court (carpet placed over cement)
- excellent outdoor pool with empty bar (must walk through spa/gym to access pool)
- separate gym membership available for non-hotel guests (hence good use and maintenance)
- parking validation very simple to understand
- walking distance to the food hawkers at the end of Gurney Drive
- stay indoors during low tide (stench from bay rather strong)

Nothing to really complain about except for the dated decor. It's like an old grand dame that has seen the prime of its life slowly slipping by.

Room Tip: Waterfront views overrated... all you see is a shallow bay and very little water/waves.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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75 reviews 75 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Walking distance from a couple of Temples and some yummy food stalls, and a huge mall - this hotel is really nice - really big room that felt so luxurious - we even had wifi in our rooms - the breakfast was a huge buffet that was really good and they didn't seem to mind when i took a little food out of the restaurant for my husband - so major plus!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Evergreen Laurel Hotel

Address: 53 Persiaran Gurney, George Town, Penang Island 10250, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Luxury Hotel in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Evergreen Laurel Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 368
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Also Known As:
Evergreen Laurel Georgetown
Hotel Evergreen Laurel
Evergreen Laurel Hotel Penang/George Town

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