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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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London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

My friend and I just loved this hotel and would be back in a flash! We were in the new wing and it has been beautifully restored: the bedroom and bathroom were both really spacious with comfy beds, crisp linen, 2 sinks (his and hers) and a fabulous walk-in shower. Staff were also highly courteous and nothing was too much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

CHECK-IN: 4.5/5 Check-in was swift and fast. Hotel staff was friendly with all smiles. LOCATION: 4/5 Short stroll to nearby Penang Road and Kimberly Street. Get the hotel concierge to call a taxi for you if you are travelling to Gurney area or the tourist areas. THE ROOM: 4.5/5 Stayed at Victory Annexe Wing. Spectacular morning sea-views. Club Benefits: Cocktails... More 

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11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful hotel, exceptionally large rooms with wonderful views. I would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Georgetown. Staff extremely polite friendly and helpful. Nice breakfast each morning. Very central to Penang road, short walk to the old parts of Georgetown like little India and China town. Beautiful pool on the 6th floor. We would love to stay again if we... More 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We couldn't ever afford to stay here but it was really fun and very reasonable for our whole family of five to have high tea for less than 100 USD for the three of us complete with tea pots, sandwiches, scones and other delicious treats. The staff were very kind. We didn't book but probably not a bad idea.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great property with the historical value especially with the old wing. This hotel always remind me of Raffles Hotel. We stayed at the new wing in Victory Annexe Studio Suite for 3 nights. Room was very huge with Victorian style design and comes with balcony. The bathroom is even spacious than the room. You can get high-speed wife with compliments... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Still a fabulous hotel in a beautifuL river setting. It has been some 18 years since we have been in the E & O. When we were here at that time we were transported back to the 1920's and 1930's with the original band still playing jazz in the corner of a beautiful room pictures of Noel Coward and film... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited Penang after more than 36 yrs with friends staying at E&O. Chose E&O after reading reviews. Agree, great location with easy walking to town to popular streets with hawkers stalls. More central & stayed on the new wings , renovated & Victory Annexe studios room faces the sea , beautiful bathroom. Very good international buffet breakfast.But disappointed with its... More 

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EasternandOriental1, Group Director of Sales & Marketing at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for staying with us and posting a review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you liked your suite presentation in the Victory Annexe, the buffet breakfast and that our ideal location suited your requirement. Allow us to clarify, the 1-hour complimentary drinks and snacks at the Planters Lounge is an added facility made available... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Staying here feels like staying in a tourist chain hotel with package tour groups. The breakfast restaurant is enormous and everything is self service. There is no minimum dress code and some of the tour group guys sat around in their sweaty gym gear and singlets. Despite the size of the restaurant, there is no area dedicated to families and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently visited this hotel whilst on a business trip. What a beautiful unique hotel it is. The accommodation rooms are very spacious and the bathrooms are huge. I had a room with a view of the ocean and it had a lovely little balcony. The food and service was great and the staff are very friendly and helpful.

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EasternandOriental1, Group Director of Sales & Marketing 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 and the service you received from our team. Thank you again for staying with us and we look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Kind regards, The Management More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved the E&O hotel. It felt like going back in time but with air conditioning and swimming pool. Our room in the Victory Annex was spacious with beautiful furniture and a fabulous large bathroom. The 6th Floor infinity pool was great as was the bar in the Heritage wing. I can't reccomend this hotel highly enough.

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EasternandOriental1, Group Director of Sales & Marketing at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for posting a review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your accommodation experience in the Victory Annexe, the 6th floor infinity pool and the Farquhar Bar at the Heritage Wing. Once again, we thank you for all your positive comments... More 

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