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Eastern & Oriental Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 Farquhar Street, Georgetown, 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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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We stayed in the Victory Annex (new wing) in a twin suite on the 12th floor. The room itself was spacious and well placed, but with a few touches missing for a luxury hotel. For a luxury room the beds were a little small (seemed like a standard single bed) and firm for my liking, but the bathroom was fantastic... More

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Perth, Western Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My daughter and I had the good fortune of getting a really good deal at the E & O Hotel for our four night stay and we weren't disappointed. Rather, we were spoilt with a suite in the Victory Annexe that was more like an apartment (55 sq. m of room). The room came with it's own balcony which partly... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is the Grand Dame of Penang, and markets itself at the top tier of hotels. Our group chose to stay at the new Victory Annexe, which consist of modern rooms (the original wing have older rooms). It is a nice hotel, with huge rooms, but where it really fails is in the execution. Newspapers were delivered some days,... More

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Grafton, NSW
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9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A group of 8 of us wandered into the Eastern & Oriental Hotel foyer just to view the Foyer area as we were not staying at the Hotel. After a little while I was greeted by the Reception staff and asked if we were staying at the Hotel. As we were not staying at the Hotel, the staff were willing... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a nice time at the hotel. My company had booked it for a sales meet n we were a huge group. Good rooms with a wonderful view of the sea. The hotel is located quote at a central place where there were quite a few Spas around n places to party, street side pubs n cafés. Had a gr8... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had great hopes for the E&O, but from the moment we arrived I just didn't get the feeling of 5 star hotel quality. we stayed in a corner suite in the Victory wing which was huge, very weel furnished and had nice amenities. however, as the hotel has two wings it does feel somewhat disconnected. As has been referenced... More

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Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed there 4 nights, traveling with family (4 year old child). Nice and big rooms, make sure you get one facing the sea. Rooms facing the city are very noisy (we had to change after one night). Nicely renovated, keeping many of the historic details like butler call button. Very friendly staff, nice pool. Sleep quality was good after changing... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First trip to Penang and we originally wanted to go beachside in Batu Ferringhi, but in the end opted to stay in town...and feel lucky to have done so. Georgetown is charming and delicious, and the E&O (new wing) is a good microcosm of this characteristic. While the label "grand dame" probably doesn't apply, the E&O nevertheless provides a very... More

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Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking forward to afternoon tea at this establishment that was included as part of our tour of Penang. I had visions of starched tablecloths, fine China, super service and a sumptuous feast served by white-gloved waiters. What a disappointment it was. While the hotel itself appeared to be a fine establishment the afternoon tea was self service with... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had expectation for my E&O experience because 1) it's our 1st trip as newly weds -yes you can call it a honeymoon trip; 2) E&O charges 2-3times more than the other hotels in Penang; 3) it's raving reviews by guests. Day 1- we stayed at the heritage wing (old building which is perfect for those who likes colonial styles),... More

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Also Known As:
Eastern And Oriental Hotel
Eastern Oriental Georgetown
Eastern Oriental Hotel
Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang/Georgetown
Address: 10 Farquhar Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Georgetown
#1 Business Hotel in Georgetown
#3 Romantic Hotel in Georgetown
#3 Family Hotel in Georgetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Eastern & Oriental Hotel 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Eastern & Oriental Hotel is the embodiment of both a special time and a special place. For well over a century, this remarkable hotel - known simply as `The E&O' to generations of travellers - has stood as a testament to the grand elegance of the British colonial era.In many ways, it has also come to represent Penang itself; its story inextricably woven into the island's history, its traditions an indelible part of many a traveller's treasured memory, its name synonymous with the magical island once known as The Pearl Of the Orient. ... more   less 
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