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Eastern & Oriental Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 Farquhar Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Ranked #5 of 49 hotels in Georgetown
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  • Location
    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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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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75 reviews 75 reviews
36 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
12 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Budget didn't quite stretch to staying here so we opted to try out the afternoon tea at the 1885 restaurant. We didn't book ahead and simply turned up on the day ( Friday) around 2.30pm. A good selection of tea, cakes/sandwiches average. It's more the experience you are paying for. Service was good and the hotel itself is beautiful. You... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I booked a suite and the E&O last weekend (4th to 6th April) because we had heard many rave reviews about it, both from Tripadvisor and friends who had stayed there. Overall, it was a nice hotel, but there are several aspects of it that do not warrant the 5 star ratings. Pros: The hotel is very... More

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Sunnyvale, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed for three nights here, in their new wing. Beautiful room, all the luxuries I needed as a business traveler and more. The bathroom was amazing, with a colonial era free standing tub (in new condition). Breakfast was really good with a wide selection. Will come back again.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The E&O does not disappoint if you are looking for old world colonial charm. I feel like I have stepped back in time to another world. Make sure to visit Merlene in the Gallery for a true insight into the incredible history. Love it here! A bucket list destination.

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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read the reviews on TA and browsed through the pictures, i was dying to stay at EO since last year. A taxi from the airport cost about 45rm and takes about 40min to reach the hotel. This might be faster during the weekends where the cars are lesser. Penang seem to be more regulated now. There are dedicated airport... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am currently staying in the E &O (7/4/14) what a fabulous hotel, old colonial stylish and very clean. We are staying in the Victory wing the rooms are huge and spotless, the staff lovely and I have found them all very helpful. Highly recommend if you are staying in Georgetown, very near the centre and if you catch the... More

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Dana Point, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love these old Colonial Hotels and this one did not disappoint! We had a lovely large room and all the comforts we could ask for. I personally would go for charm every day of the week but this place provided charm and comfort. So we got the entire package. Took a couple of day trips, hired a taxi driver... 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
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
#2 Business 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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