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Evergreen Laurel Hotel
Ranked #28 of 88 Hotels in George Town
Reviewed February 15, 2013

Whenever we travel to Penang we always stay at Evergreen Laurel. The staff are so friendly, rooms are clean and fresh and a great breakfast. Location is good, only 15 minute walk to Gurney Plaza. Lots of yummy restaurants close by. We will be going back in March 2013.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Got a voucher for free stay from staff party so I'm not sure how much it would cost on my own account.
The reservation was made very quickly via e-mail.
All staff were very polite, food was nice and the most important thing is room was clean and quiet and they deliver newspaper every morning.
Location of the hotel is suitable for people who prefer quiet place to relax as this hotel is located right at the beach and a bit far from the city center, however; very convenient to find food shop and place for shopping.
The nearest bus stop going into the city center is a bit far from the hotel but, of course, I don't mind walking and it's fun to have a look around along the way to the bus stop.
There is an outdoor local food center at the entrance of the street leading to hotel and there are some shopping places along the way too.
Overall experience for this hotel is very good. :)

Room Tip: Stayed in room 1016 with city view . I could see the city very clear and I could see the sun rise an...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

We stayed in the ELH, as a change from the G Hotel as we got a special deal from my close friends. It was a god send after the disaster at Leisure Cove!

Hotel situated on Gurney Drive which is about 15 minutes from Gurney Plaza. The rooms were clean, spacious and well maintaned. The room rates came with a sea view and breakfast - with a decent selection of food & beverage.

Staff were friendly & helpful, and hotel prides itself on going "green". Hotel is owned by Taiwanese people and its clientelle are quite cosmopolitian, from my observation. We left as Mr. Psy of Gangnam was going to stay there for his short performance in Penang!

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

The room was old and furnishings were rundown. The dining choices at the hotel fell below expectations. The staff was not service-oriented at all, except for the transportation desk.
The biggest downside is that there is no wireless internet access in the room - so only your plugged laptop can be used and not your other mobile devices.

Room Tip: Ask for an oceanview room.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank valmun
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Have been staying at this hotel since 2005. Always loved the place.

Great C shape sea view, spacious rooms, fantastic spa, excellent breakfast, courtesious staff, well decked up gym.

Gurney Drive has become a happenning place with lots of malls and resturents.

This is a jwel of penang for those who wants luxry at budget rates.

Room Tip: Higher floors non spoking seaview are perfect.......
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

I did revisited this hotel as I was quite impressive from first visit 6 years ago.

I could go to Starbucks and Subway, all my favorites, within walking area.

Room with seaview and high-floor made my family so impressive.

Swimming pools, sauna, stream rooms, kids club and fitness are perfect facilities upon brand of Evergreen Laurel.

Closed to Gurney Plaza and Hawker Foods along the way are another loving choice for us.

Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

First time back since 2010. It was around Christmas but the hotel was not as crowded as others. I did the booking only a week before using an online travel website and surprised to see that the price was the same as what I paid for back in 2010 but this time the room faced the city (those are cheaper than sea facing ones). The room was not upgraded and a bit dated but it was big and clean. My room was right across from the elevator so it was noisy. The biggest let down I found in two year was the quality of food. Some items on the breakfast menu were inconsistent and tasteless. I did not try the local food so those maybe better than western food. The only thing good at breakfast was coffee. I tried their lunch a-la-carte menu and room service menu but I found them to be below average compared to what I got two years back. The fitness room needs upgrading as even some treadmills were broken. For nearly US$100 less per night as compared to G Hotel, I thought the hotel was ok.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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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:
#4 Business Hotel in George Town
#11 Luxury Hotel in George Town
Price Range: $62 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Evergreen Laurel Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 368
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