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"For the kids, they loved the bath tub in the room."
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.0|
|Distance to city center||5. Km|
|Nearest airport||Penang International Airport (PEN)|
|Distance to airport||15.8 km|
Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
Evergreen Laurel Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 75 MYR. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Evergreen Laurel Hotel has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Penang with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.
Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Evergreen Laurel Hotel. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 35 MYR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.
Evergreen Laurel Hotel features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience. You can pick and choose from a wide array of cuisines including Chinese and international. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.
You may choose an indoor venue for your special gathering. Large events and gatherings such as weddings can be hosted at Evergreen Laurel Hotel.
The 4 venues can accommodate you and your guests.
Evergreen Laurel Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The hotel offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.
"Good facilities for the value."
January 31, 2020
"Had a lovely sea facing room."
March 20, 2020
"Very spacious room and neat."
February 10, 2020
This hotel is ideally situated away from the congestion of the city, yet just a few minutes from the thriving business district and within walking distance from various sights, local shops, and restaurants. Business becomes effortless here, and pleasure and leisure are pure delight. Evergreen Laurel Hotel comes complete with its most important resource, the people who give you the unique Laurel touch with thoughtful, unobtrusive service. If there's something you need, chances are it's already been taken care of, because complete, attentive service is always the first priority at any Laurel Hotel. Guestrooms are elegantly furnished to match the high standards business travelers have come to expect from this brand of hotel. Beautifully crafted furniture, a full array of conveniences designed to maximize comfort, plus a marble-tiled bathroom with state-of-the-art electrical accessories raise hotel living to new heights.
"Price was excellent for the hotel."
March 17, 2020
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Evergreen Laurel Hotel
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I'm always very particular regarding choosing hotel's when traveling either work or holiday. ”
Making sure of the review by others first before making a booking. Had really a good and pleasant stays and a wonderful sea view is a real bonus. Roughly 1.5 km to the famous Gurney drive food paradise, the Gurney Paragon and the Gurney Plaza an added advantage staying in Evergreen Laurel Hotel. An added surprise is opening the fridge and found 3 cans of soft drinks, had to call the front desk to find out the price of the drinks and was informed it's free. A basket of free Apple's also surprised. I'm also very particular regarding the room service and found out it's one of the best in Penang, the room service staffs are friendly and always smiling. Regarding the breakfast, the coffee machine are very modern and user-friendly. Love the cappacino and coffee latte, it's the first time seeing a wonderful box of "Boh Tea" with varieties flavors. The Earl Tea is really the best. This the first time writing quite a long review commenting hotel. Hopefully will be able to stay again soon.
Evergreen Laurel - My favourite hotel in Penang.”
Evergreen Laurel Penang has been my favourite hotel for the past two years. With it's superb location along Gurney Drive, it is easily accessible via Jalan Kelawei or Gurney Drive itself. The personnel are well trained, polite and helpful... exactly what you would expect in a hotel environment. Good value for money. Rooms are clean and well maintained... Good water pressure allows you the comfort of knowing you have a nice strong flow of water after a long hot sweaty day in Penang... Air conditioning in a room that works... small conveniences that you would expect in a hotel... but not always the case in most hotels due to poor maintenance... but in Evergreen Laurel... I know it will always be so. Small comforts but so crucial to making it a comfortable stay in a hotel. To the Management and staff of the Hotel... Kudos... Keep up the good work.
Great lacation to any where.”
The Evergreen Laurel Hotel in Penang,is ideally located apart from the hustle and bustle of the island’s city area.only minutes away from thriving business districts, local shops and dining opportunities.Is an elegant and intimate business hotel with extensive first-class facilities.You can Enjoy your dining at buffet style a lot of dishes in the cafe is nice and cheap.The local delights, there is abundance of food you can find outside the hotel. Located along the renowned Gurney Drive, with easy access to sight-seeing and local diningareas and a lot of people walk and sit over there to have a relax times. It takes only 30 minutes to reach the airport and 3 to 5 minutes to major shopping areas. Is a perfect setting for business, conference and vacation.The hotel room is big and clear. The staff also very nice and helpful.The loudge
Absolutely great location!”
Evergreen Laurel Hotel is a good hotel to stay with, we definitely will come back to stay with them if we visit Penang again! The room was clean and spacious, facing sea view is absolutely breath taking! Free in-room internet connection, welcomed fruits, full amenities and good pantry. Feel like almost at home! The only thing is hot water supply in shower room have to wait for a period, already commented this during my stay. Overall is good, walking distance (few mins away) to Gurney drive to hunt for Penang local foods, absolutely good choices of hotel at Gurney drive!
Superb with the best staff service I have ever had”
The Evergreen Laurel Hotel exceeded all of my expectations, especially in terms of staff service. The guy that cleaned my room noticed that I drank a lot of tea and provided more for me and when my mother wast taken ill and had to be taken to the hospital the staff organised an ambulance to come around the back to save her embarrassment, they took my father and I to a great hospital, they stayed with us until around 2am in the morning in the hospital, drove us back to the hotel at no charge, found Earl Grey tea for my mother at no charge, called her every couple of hours to see if she was OK and took care of her while we went out. I have never come across such amazing service, they cannot do enough for you and even came out to wave us of and constantly attended to our need. The hotel is within very easy reach of Gurney Plaza by foot, it is very clean, the check in and check out service is fast and efficient and I would heartily recommend this hotel to anybody traveling to Penang, we got a great deal on Agoda and I would without a doubt stay there again. The crispy aromatic duck in the Chinese is off the scale of good and there is a mind blowingly great Indian (Kaptians) right next door.
Cleanest hotel ever with spacious rooms”
We have stayed in many hotels in Penang and we find that Evergreen Laurel is the cleanest hotel on this island. Not only that, the cleanliness of the hotel rooms beat that of Singapore's Marina Bay Sands! Evergreen Laurel may be an old hotel, but the cleanliness of the hotel rooms is superb! Will definitely come back to stay at this hotel when we visit Penang again in the near future. A big applause for the housekeeping team! They are polite, courteous and prompt in their task! Rooms in this hotel are spacious! Locality of Evergreen Laurel is excellent as it is near to many good restaurants and the shopping mall, Gurney Plaza.
great location with clean and comfort environment.”
Our family is frequent traveller to Penang Island for a short break. we enjoyed the pleasant stay at EverGreen Laurel Hotel. We like the sea front view of the hotel. Every nite we have a nice and breezy walk by the esplanande in front of the hotel we like to taste the local food delicacies like assam laksa mee,cendor, nasi kandar, penang ' luopak " etc . All these food can be eaten/bought at the nearby Gurney Drive pasar malam. There are big shopping malls located at walking distance from the hotel.
A good 5 star Hotel in Penang but need some improvement in Staff training over their hospitality beh”
We stayed in Evergreen Laurel Hotel in this December,19. The Hotel is quite clean, attracting, at a good location, with quiet surroundings, fully loaded with all kind of services, rooms were nice, well placed, with all amenities, facing sea view. All in all a hotel providing “Value for money”. We got a good deal through Agoda with only one surprise that room was booked for two adults & two kids but they offered only two breakfasts so it was a situation of dilemma that who to go while who not to go for doing breakfast? This offer whether from hotel or from Agoda is quite weird and they should come up with some solution. May be charge more but don’t deprive your guests to have their breakfast with family. I booked room with a breakfast and did not notice this tricky condition during booking as well as during check in. Front office lady also did not explain it to us. In our case, our kids being too tired, of journey and previous day full day tour, did not opt to go down for breakfast but it was not a good experience at all. The lady at front office was not having any smile on face. Our rooms allocated were not proper as out of two rooms one had a good and vide sea view while other was not having vide view due to a wall. In our opinion, same view rooms should have been blocked by your team. The F&B team in restaurant was not energetic and warm as it should be in a 5 star hotel. They were not talking to guests, guiding them or helping guests in their needs of cutlery or anything. They were just having an artificial smile on face. We saw one “name tag” placed upside down (Danish Pastry) in buffet counter, cherry tomatoes placed in salad counter were rotten, The curry of Roti Chanei was thick in consistency initially when buffet was started, later they added water to make it thin or replaced with a diff. Curry, the replenishment was not timely, one coffee machine was having some trouble, looked like it was not checked before opening the breakfast...These May be small
A Most Enjoyable Stay”
Stayed at the Evergreen Laurel Hotel for 7 nights. Had a lovely sea facing room. Staff were friendly, pleasant, courteous and helpful. A special mention goes to Mr. Malik and Mr. Amin for their great customer service. The buffet breakfast was excellent, with a mix of delicious asian and western dishes. The free daily mini bar and fruit bowl were a delight. Enjoyed the clean hot spa. Room could do with an upgrade but the beds were comfortable. Walking distance to Gurney Plaza, Gurney Paragon and the Gurney Drive Food Centre. Will definitely stay at this wonderful hotel again.
Centrally located. Large,clea and comfortable room”
My babymoon stay in Evergreen Laurel was indeed a satisfying ones. I didnt regret choosing this hotel as it is centrally located in between georgetown n Batu Ferringhi. For a 5-star hotel, indeed it is affordable fully equipped with gymnasium, hot and cold jacuzzi, average sized pool, great view n splendid service. The staff were helpful to guide us in exploring the city. The bustop is jz behind the hotel making it accessible to explore Penang. We wanted to use rental service but looking at d road n traffic, we decided to go by public instead. This hotel is just a walking distance away to the 2 major shopping centres in Gurney. Gurney Paragon n Gurney Plaza.I'll definitely come back to the same hotel if I ever coming back to Penang.
Great Hotel to stay”
We stayed at 3 hotels in our 5 days at Penang; City Bayview,Evergreen and Hotel Equatorial.This was our favourite hotel. We stayed 2 nights at Evergreen. Hotel room was spacious. 3 of us (all adults) were staying there and even with the extra bed, there was room for the sofa and armchair. Bathroom was clean, with good water pressure, no leaks.Our room faced the city instead of the sea but that was fine. It's about 20-30mins walk to Gurney Plaza and Gurney Drive. For those who want to eat or explore Pulau Tikus Market, just walk along the road behind the hotel (Jalan Kelawei)towards the Burmese temple at Lorong Burma, walk through Lorong Burma and cross the road. You will then reach the famous prawn mee coffeeshop. The taxistand is located to the right of the hotel and cost 35 ringgitt to go to Batu Ferringhi. To the left of the hotel are several coffeeshops that serves excellent Bak Kut Teh (pork rib soup)and zichar (chinese stir fried food). We didn't try the hotel breakfast since there were so many eateries around. We wanted to try the hotel's famous Chinese restaurant during lunch but they only did dinner,so I can't comment on the hotel's food. But apart from that, I would recommend the hotel to everyone.
Great Hotel for a small getaway”
This is the first time we checked into Evergreen Laurel Hotel and the staff were efficient and we got into a ocean view room with a king size bed and non smoking floor, wifi in room is fantastic and we had a half day tour waiting for us the next day, the breakfast was great and we enjoyed the tour of penang cultural history so much. We went shopping at Gurney Plaza at walking distance, we would definitely come back to stay at Evergreen Laurel HOtel again
Value for money indeed!”
Evergreen is a typical business hotel. Design is quite dated as compared to Gurney hotel or GHotel. However, this is a good value for money hotel. Friendly hotel staff. Room is clean. Bathroom is huge so is the room. Gurney drive is over rated. It's of course nice having a beach front however, there is absolutely close to no attraction at gurney except for a hyped up restaurant Bali hai & a coffee place. Gurney plaza is a good 15 mins walk. Nice. The waterfront smells like sewage though... At certain point down the walk. Kinda turn off by the bad smell. There's a good Nasi Kandar place at gurney hotel. Walk out of evergreen lobby, turn right n you will see coffeebean. 2 pubs next to coffee bean is the Nasi Kandar store. Whole head Fish head curry for RM10 as compared to the famous one at gurney drive which is going for RM35 (it's Friday night n wr are the only customers!). Take bus 103 to go for a spin from gurney plaza to komtar. There's a bus terminal at komtar. Take bus 101 to go from komtar to bury ferringi. Bus 301 will bring u on a joy ride to see e&o hotel, click tower, pier etc. Enjoy!
After coming from a hotel in Singapore that was 3 times more expensive and not even half as good, the Evergreen Laurel Hotel was perfect. The deluxe room was new, clean and spacious with fantastic 16th floor views of the bay stretching out directly in front of the hotel. There was plenty of room in the new stone tiled bathroom which was cleaned thoroughly when I went out during the day. The staff were always on hand, very friendly and the concierge knew my name by the 2nd day. The pool was always quiet and the perfect way to cool down from a day of touring in the tropical heat. I was impressed with the included buffet breakfast offering various international options and an egg chef ready to make whatever you asked for. Guerney Drive was a fairly busy street with various restaurants and hawker centres dotted along it. I found Guerney Plaza at the top of the street to be fairly overpriced and not the best place to shop. A bit remote from the old town city attractions but still a good all-round spot in between the city and the beach resorts on the northern part of the island. Stay here!
Lovely hotel and service with a smile”
This hotel ideally situated away from the congestion of the city, yet just a few minutes from the thriving business district and within walking distance from various sights, local shops and restaurants. Business becomes effortless here, and pleasure and leisure is pure delight. Evergreen Laurel Hotel comes complete with its most important resource, the people who give you the unique Laurel touch with thoughtful, unobtrusive service. If there's something you need, chances are it's already been taken care of, because complete, attentive service is always the first priority at any Laurel Hotel. Guestrooms are elegantly furnished to match the high standards business travelers have come to expect from this brand of hotel. Beautifully crafted furniture, a full array of conveniences designed to maximize comfort, plus a marble-tiled bathroom with state-of-the-art electrical accessories raise hotel living to new
Dated but with a Touch of Warmth”
i had booked a twin room and upon check-in, the hotel reception manager farrah was very friendly and thoughtful to upgrade my room when she knew that i was travelling with a child. the room was big, clean and spacious. the gurney plaza and famous hawker centre was just 20minutes walks from the hotel and along the way there are coffee stalls and restaurants. overrall it was a pleasant stay at evergreen laurel hotel and i would definitely make it my choice when i visit penang again.
Evergreen laurel Hotel”
We stayed over at Evergreen Laurel Penang on 3 nites. 10 , 13 and 14 December 2009. Two adult and two children, children under 12 gets to stay without extra charges. Nice rooms and friendly staff. Convinient for shopping and food. Gurney Drive hawker centre is just 7 minutes walk. Although, the rocky seaside is unsuitable for swimming , it is great to have a seafront facing. When we check-in again on 13 Dec after coming back from Langkawi,they gave us an free upgrade to a bigger room.
Great location and service”
Upon check-in, we were given a room upgrade. The room is clean and spacious. The hotel manager, Farrah, is very friendly and helpful. She provided us with very professional and excellent service. Location is great, about 10 mins walk to Gurney Hawker Stalls and Gurney Plaza. We will definitely stay at Evergreen Laurel Hotel during our next trip to Penang.
Evergreen Laurel Hotel is a lovely hotel right at the heart of the city The rooms were very spacious and comfortable. The staff were all very friendly and helpful Concierge service was good too It is best value hotel in Gurney Drive area. Good housekeeping with 2 free water bottle in the room. There are plenty of food choice around the hotel. Wifi is also available for free.
GeorgeTown Evergreen Laurel Hotel October 2008”
I was expecting the hotel to be a typical Taiwanese run hotel as I have experienced in Taiwan. I was pleasantly surprised from the lobby to the room. Everything was great. Check-in service was good, Concierge was really helpful, bar staff were exceedingly friendly to the point of jovial. The breakfast buffet could not be faulted offering the range from Malaysian, European to Japanese and all of agreeable quality. I still have places to explore in Penang and will return again in the future. I will most definitely consider staying at the EverGreen Laurel Hotel again. Excellent value for money.