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“No frills but dated”

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Evergreen Laurel Hotel
Ranked #28 of 84 Hotels in George Town
Hong Kong, China
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“No frills but dated”
Reviewed December 13, 2010

I've stayed there for three nights. Service is good on the whole. Check-in and -out is fast and hassle free, housekeeping responsive. The room is clean, reasonably quiet but many of the fixtures and furniture should have been retired.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 25, 2010

Service is horrible. The receptionist Rose especially was clearly incompetent and it took us 20 minutes to check in. We could understand that the hotel was busy and fully booked when we were there, but the receptionist could at least be friendlier to us.

The staffs at coffee house were friendly though. We would like to thank Ezrul for his excellent service.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2010

Evergreen Laurel may be an old hotel with not very hip looking furniture or decor, but it certainly serves up warm hospitality to us, a group of 17 cyclists with their bicycles.

The cafe offered very pleasant service and the cyclists made fast friends with the Concierge team who gave us advice on where to eat and cycle.

The hotel stay was great value for money, the staff was professional and attentive and everyone in the group was very impressed with the service quality shown by the hotel staff!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with friends
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Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 12, 2010

We stayed a couple of days at Evergreen at Gurney Drive while my husband attended to some business. My son and I were left to our own devices. We took a 15 minute walk to Gurney plaza and had a good time walking around and shopping. There are alot of places to have a drink or eat at Gurney Plaza or even by the roadside between the hotel and Gurney Plaza. Its was relatively safe to walk around outside the hotel but caution is always best. The plus side of the hotel is that we had a seaview room so that was nice. The room was clean and so was the bathroom. Overall no complaints about the room but there was no Disney channel for my son to watch. There was also no bidet in the bathroom?? What gives?? The pool was alright, nothing great. It was isolated with no service staff to order drinks or a bite from. Overall I would rate their service as poor and the staff were not generally friendly. I would stay there again only because its close to Gurney Plaza and other eatries and for their wonderful hot steamy jacuzzi.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed September 24, 2010

We have stayed in this hotel twice, the exterior of the hotel look plain and dull, however the interior isn't that bad after all. They rooms are very cozy and comfortable, minibar facilities are and room service is not overly priced at all. Even the TV has been upgraded to plasmas. There is free WIFI connection in the rooms and lobby. The breakfast at the coffee house was good with a variety of choices, service was of average. The is hotel is situated along Gurney Drive, with good view, it is along the famous stretch of the gurney hawker center but to the other end, we fond it quite strategic and enjoyed the morning and evening walks.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2010

The Evergreen Hotel in PEN sits on the famous Gurney stretch of road in Georgetown, Penang. I stayed for 2 nights on a recent biz trip.

The room was clean and spacious, internet was free and morning breakfast had a huge variety and spread. The exterior of the hotel looks kinda old, but inside the hotel, rooms and lobby was clean. Definitely not as famous the G Hotel in PEN but neverthless good value for money for short trip

Remember to visit Gurney Mall which is the largest shopping center on Gurney drive and is around a 8 min walk from Evergreen Laurel hotel.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled on business
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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed August 27, 2010

We stayed on the 16th floor overlooking the ocean for 7 days. We got there in the morning before their check-in time but the receptionist let us check into the room after a short wait. A bit disappointed that we did not have a panoramic view of the ocean because left side of our room was blocked by a wall. We liked the restaurants and the food quality and the variety were great. The fitness room opened at 6 AM. The equipment was adequate and well maintained.. Gurney Drive has plenty of food options but it is a bit far from the Gurney Plaza (about 15 min walk). If you'd like to be closer to the hawker center and the Gurney Plaza, you should look into G Hotel down the street. The hotel staff was very friendly and eager to help. Free internet access available in rooms if you have your own PC. Their business center is very dated (took 10 minutes for their computer to boot) and they charge you for using the computer and printing, etc. The room was decent but could use some facelift especially in the bathroom. Our shower curtain was full of mildew on the bottom and disgusting. We found a cheaper rate booking with an on-line website than what we found on Evergreen website. Georgetown area was convenient for us because it was about half way between Batu Ferringhi beach and the airport. Also plenty of places to visit and eat in Georgetown. If you are looking for a place with a sea beach access, you will need stay in Batu Ferringhi or drive to a public beach there.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Evergreen Laurel Hotel
Address: Evergreen Laurel Hotel 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 (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Evergreen Laurel Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 368
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