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Eastern & Oriental Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 Farquhar Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Stayed in the Victory Annexe and the room and bathroom are a great size!! Buffet breakfast is very good and the penang char kway teow is fried to order!! Staff are friendly and not snooty/stuffy as similar places can be. My only small complaint would be the rather narrow single beds provided. The plus to staying here is that there... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in the Victory Annex and the building is grand and marvellous. This annex is a modern extension of the original heritage suite but the matching of styles is very impressive. The infinity pool is amazing (could be a bit warmer) and the room, especially, the bathroom, is devine. This could easily be one of the finest hotels in... More

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Newcastle, Austrlia
11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Brilliant Hotel. Really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this hotel. Stayed in August 2014 in the Victory Annex on the 12th floor. The room was exceptional and had an outstanding ocean view. The pool located on the 6th floor was breathtakingly beautiful and the breakfast each morning was superb.... The hotel staff could not have been more helpful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had our family gathering here recently. It was top class from start till end. Service was excellent... the buffet breakfast and dinner was awesome and the room was good. Had a bit of a problem with water puddles in the bathroom - flow problem. The housekeeping was quick to solve the isssue. The view was breathtaking. We all stayed at... More

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here around February 2014. We stayed 3 nights in Victory Annex Corner Suite. First, the room is facing the sea, so there is almost no outside noise coming in, which will guarantee you with good sleep quality. The bathroom has a jaw-dropping almost 180 degrees sea view from bath tub, shower, and toilet (yes!). All the corners of... More

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Tianjin, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a Beauty!!! Fantastic setting,excellent Room,with pool and see views. Even has a Pub! Our first visit to the pool was disappointing ,as the sun was gone over by 2.30, but my wife discovered a 2nd pool,in the old wing of the hotel,which was blissfully quiet and sun baked all day. A Truly top class hotel,in the vibrant city of... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was really looking forward to a stay at the grand E&O Hotel. The hotel, the rooms, and the pool are great. However, the food and drink are not up to the standards of a 5 or 4 star hotel. However, put into context of the horribly run down island of Penang, the hotel is at the top of the... More

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Perth, Australia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

BASICALLY... A beautiful hotel with fanstastic service and stunning views. I loved the fact that this hotel was so quiet and peaceful; the considerate design of this hotel sees the room doors tucked far away from the corridors so you can rest in your room with minimal noise disturbance. A great place to wind down and relax in. ROOM TYPE... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Beautifully presented, huge rooms and fantastic pool. Service was excellent. Nice heritage hotel for a place to relax after the hustle and bustle of Penang. Highly recommend staying in the heritage wing - large rooms and the pool area is much nicer and more private than the victoria annex.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having stayed in Penang in a backpacker hostel in the mid-90s it was lovely to return to the city and to stay at such a lovely hotel. Great location, friendly staff and such relaxed yet professional feel. The breakfast at Sarkies was expansive (like the waistline...) and the happy hour lovely looking out across the water. We had a studio... More

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Address: 10 Farquhar Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Eastern & Oriental Hotel 5*
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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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