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Eastern & Oriental Hotel

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10 Farquhar Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had the most enjoyable and wonderful time spent with my 3 sisters at Eastern & Oriental Hotel. Comfortable rooms & Outstanding Employees with services provided by front office : Kai Sing, Housekeeping : Letchumi, Planters Lounge : Lena, Sarkies Restaurant , Commis Chef : Tamilarasu, Serving Staff : Cammi and the other staffs we met each day made our trip... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

E&O lived up to its reputation as a luxury colonial style hotel. The bedroom were large and tastefully designed. Our room had a beautiful sea view and the atmosphere was peaceful. The free afternoon tea was our highlight activity, the food and wine was good and we could enjoy the views over tea. The adjacent swimming pool was excellent and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love the location right on the water, especially with the afternoon breeze to cool you off and get a break from the humidity. Stayed in the Annex wing and loved the rooms, especially the walk in shower. Great service from all the staff, doormen, front desk, restaurant and housekeeping. Club room amenities were nice, evening drinks and appetizers along with... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for five nights in the new wing. Huge room and lovely balcony with direct sea views. I ate off room service a few times which was excellent with very speedy service. There are complimentary drinks in one of the bars early evening which is a nice touch. Loved the pool - full length infinity pool so great for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had stayed at the E&O several times before but hadn't visited since the Victory Annexe was added, so this time we thought we'd see what the "new" wing could offer. We chose a corner suite which was both enormous and superbly equipped, with a balcony on two sides giving views of the Straits of Malacca and the Penang coastline... More 

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EasternandOriental1, Hotel Manager at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review and for sharing your experience of the Eastern & Oriental Hotel. It is nice to hear of your pleasant experience in the Corner Suite of the Victory Annexe, after having stayed here several times in the Heritage Wing and most importantly you enjoyed our warm hospitality.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Me and my wife had a great weekend stay at the E & O from the 1st until the 3rd of May. The limousine provided by the hotel to pick us up from the airport was a perfect start to our stay that weekend. The driver was very friendly. Upon arrival we were greeted by friendly staff. Checking in was... More 

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EasternandOriental1, Hotel Manager at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, It is wonderful to learn that you have thoroughly enjoyed your recent stay with us. Our passion is hospitality and to receive such kind reviews made it all worthwhile. We strive our very best to make our guests as comfortable as possible here at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel. We are glad that we were able to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed in E&O for 3 days (2 nights ) in the new wing. The rooms were spacious, service was superb. Enjoyed the cakes and sweetz. The hotel staff was very helpful and the service was awesome. Cant wait till i come back in December.

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EasternandOriental1, Hotel Manager at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, There is nothing more rewarding than positive feedback from the guest. We are happy that you were impressed with your accommodation experience in the new Victory Annexe and the impeccable service. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again in December. Kind regards, The Management More 

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3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 3 nights in a Writer Suite at the E&O last weekend for a birthday treat and it was everything that could be expected. The room was perfect, service unobtrusive, the pool and bar great, only breakfast could have been better but that seems to be a Malaysia thing. But will be back

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EasternandOriental1, Hotel Manager at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for coming to spend this special occasion and it was a pleasure having you with us for 3 nights. We are happy that you had a lovely time here and it is our sincere hope that you will return some day. Kind regards, The Management More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for five days (four nights) at the E&O Hotel in Georgetown Penang Malaysia in May 2015. There are really two hotels here, we stayed in the heritage wing in a Georgetown suite, it was superb. The room was spacious, well appointed and maintained. There is butler service which we did not use. The eating options are good. Breakfast... More 

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EasternandOriental1, Hotel Manager at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for coming back after such a long time and sharing your kind words with us. It was with great pleasure to read this feedback and that the quality of the hotel surpassed all expectations. We are thrilled that you had such an amazing stay with us and that you would be returning should your travel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

E and O has the charm of an older hotel with a sense of service which adds to the appeal of its location both overlooking the water and also being walking distance into town. Buffet breakfast offered both usual breakfast fare and some local dishes. The evening drink and nibbles on the balcony added to the charm. All at a... More 

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EasternandOriental1, Hotel Manager at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing the Eastern & Oriental Hotel and for taking the time in giving your feedback. It is wonderful to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and we do look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, The Management More 

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