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Oriental Hotel
Ranked #64 of 87 Hotels in George Town
Reviewed March 3, 2012

i was staying there on 29th feb till 3 march (3days 2 nights). on the upper floors(10th floors)the Oriental Hotel was Excellent Hotel..
The view was amazing from our room & wifi was good
Friendly and helpful staff...cleanliness superb..location perfect... & excellent value...so certainly a good recommendation from me...Will definitely come back ! thanks!

Room Tip: better stay on upper floors...nice view from up there..
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

We spend 4 nights here and the entire hotel need a built up. Toilet and sink leaks, towels are so thin with stains on, air con is a central system wich is freezing, to adjust you have to close a clap. the closet and drawers are unusables because it is full of Camphor balls. Walls and ceiling need desperatly a paint coat. The room on Penang street side is noisy ( at the 9th floor!). well try to imagine a 1970 building without Any renovation and you got it!
BUT staff is friendly and efficient, housekeeping welldone everyday. We had a room at the 9th floor with a great view. The location is amazing for a tourist ...it's not a bad choice if you know what you are going to get

Room Tip: On the most highest floor...for the noise and the view
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 4, 2011

Whenever I visit Penang Island, I always stay at Oriental Hotel, 105, Penang Road.
To my opinion, this hotel offers one of the best ratio, value for money, in Georgetown.
Ideally located at the crossroad of two important roads in the old city, it is less than ten minutes walking distance from Komtar central bus station, and to some of the most important landmarks of this Unesco world heritage town.
As a French man and a Journalist, “Cuisine” remains an important topic. That would explain why I appreciate the fact that the Hotel is surrounded by so many restaurants and hawkers offering their services: a great variety of food – vegetarian included – palatable to every taste and budget, at every hour of the night or the day.
I also find useful to get two small convenience stores, an excellent Money Changer and two Pharmacists few steps away from the hotel. A bus stop is also available about 200 meters far from Oriental, making it easy to commute from one place to an other on the Island.
During my visits, I choose to stay on the tenth floor of the building. It offers, on one of its side, a compelling view over the city and its surroundings, various high Hills covered with forests and a refreshing sight on the sea. Practicing meditation in my room, I really love it.
The room where I stay is big: It is clean, has air-conditioning, possess a comfortable king-sized bed, a desk, a wardrobe, a TV, a fridge, and a huge bathroom.
The Hotel is quiet and safe. I can easily get access to a deposit box where remains all my valuables during my long stays. The staff at the desk and from the room service is very friendly, quick to help and speaks good English, Malay, and various Chinese dialects.
Fees, which are negotiable for longer stays, are really reasonable: About 25 US $ per night on my last trip. Visa credit card is easily accepted, with no problem at all.
As a matter of fact, my critics about this hotel are very few. Maybe a little bit more of hot water when, on public holiday, the Hotel is completely full of guests? Or a better Internet access in the room?
Still, in Georgetown, it is up to each of us. As for me, on food and accommodation, I made already my choice: I go for Asian and Oriental!
Antoine Durant, Paris. Duranton009@yahoo.com

Room Tip: Go better for the upper floors where internet access and view are better. There is also a good laun...
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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 21, 2011

This hotel is definitely in need of a little updating (think 70's/80's decor) but provides good value and an excellent location.

We got a clean and comfortable double room for about 88 RM (a weekend night), which dropped to around 80 RM during the week. The guys at reception aren't the most lively and welcoming bunch, but not to worry. The room itself was quite spacious, with aircon, and had a reasonable bathroom, all a bit dated, but it grows on you! What we really liked about this place was that it was quiet at night and early morning, meaning you get a peaceful nights sleep away from the noise of the city and early morning markets.

It is walking distance to many of the major sights in Georgetown, and has excellent places to eat nearby (try the Red Garden Food centre).

We would come back here and recommend to travellers on a similar budget.

Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 10, 2011

suitable for a budget traveller.. everything's ok.. quite an old building, u'll feel like in the 70s. next to the famous 'line clear nasi kandar'. overall, not bad

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 12, 2011

Well this place looks like it hasn't been updated for a while but for the price it is good value. The reception staff were great, the rooms are big (but basic) the AC is good and it is in a great location.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 1, 2011

Basic but spacious rooms (we had a family room in the corner). we stayed with 2 kids, easy access to all the city. The staff is very helpful. We forgot cloths when we left and contacted them 1 month after. They had kept everything and send it back to us in Europe. Amazing honesty very appreciated !

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: 105, Penang Road, George Town, Penang Island 10000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #64 of 87 Hotels in George Town
Hotel Class:2 star — Oriental Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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