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Excelsior Hotel

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Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
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The hotel is closed for renovations.
· Date: May 13, 2014 · Views: 5221 ·
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Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
May 22, 2014 1:21am

That means no good and value for money buffet lunch or high tea from this hotel when balik kampung next but I think I will drop by the new bowling alley in Ipoh Parade instead.
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
May 23, 2014 10:53pm

I heard from the grapevine that the Excelsior has been acquired by new owners. With the proliferation of so many new hotels in Ipoh, it is not surprising that this hotel is undergoing major renovations to keep up with its competitors. In the past, its guest rooms were upgraded in phases but this time around, the renewal project must be really extensive to warrant a temporary stoppage of business operations. The general manager is a former classmate of mine. I wonder if he is still around now that there is a change of ownership. The Excelsior does have a good value buffet lunch, high tea and dinner. In the past, hotel guests can also enjoy a complimentary breakfast that consisted of local and western food items. Hopefully, the hotel's facilities and F&B outlets will be better than ever after its 're-birth'.
Orange

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 3,163
May 27, 2014 8:22pm

A relative had her wedding reception at this Excelsior Hotel's Chinese restaurant during the 90's. It was very posh during that time as there were few hotels in Ipoh with Chinese restaurants. Friends and relatives were very proud of her as she found herself a big fish. Smile
Ken Chan

Registered: July 2008
Location: Chicago. IL, USA
Posts: 1,170
May 28, 2014 7:11am

I cannot recall the name of the Chinese restaurant in the Excelsior but I did eat there on several occasions. At that time, the quality of its food and service was better than most other restaurants. If I remember correctly, its succulent pig was almost comparable to those from Hong Kong, with skin that was crispy, like kropok.
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Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,798
November 14, 2015 3:48am

The Excelsior reopened with a new look.


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Registered: July 2008
Location: Penang Malaysia
Posts: 4,798
November 14, 2015 3:59am

The Excelsior as seen from the Oversea Restaurant "car park". That muddy car park doesn't belong to the restaurant but very often, it is the only place where parking is available if you are eating at Oversea.


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