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“Location ok, bit tired.”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Oriental Hotel

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Oriental Hotel
Ranked #57 of 84 Hotels in George Town
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Location ok, bit tired.”
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles 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
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Ostrow Wielkopolski, Poland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
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Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles 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
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Additional Information about Oriental Hotel

Property: Oriental Hotel
Address: 105, Penang Road, George Town, Penang Island 1000, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 84 Hotels in George Town
Hotel Class:2 star — Oriental Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 26
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Oriental Hotel Penang/George Town

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