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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 #6 of 49 hotels in Georgetown
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We are just back after 5 beautiful nights, our 2nd stay in two years. We were in the new wing this time and loved it quite a bit more than our first stay. The improvements: 1 The new infinity pool on the 6th floor is a vaste improvement, much bigger, partly shaded, more lounges and better protection from the wind.... More

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Paris, France
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a fabulous hotel! We spent 2 nights in room 910, in the newer section of the hotel. Lovely spacious room, clean and well-designed. A huge bathroom (with bathtub), a nice parquet floor, colonial type furniture and a lovely balcony with a view like I never had before: directly overlooking the sea! We enjoyed the complimentary parking and complimentary cocktails... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's an amazing hotel I totally love it in everything very classy ,luxurious and relaxing , the room sea view was breathtaking . The breakfast is very rich and delicious . The concierge had a very good trips we enjoyed it a lot and big thanks to the tourist driver (sunny ) he's the best ,, Highly recommend 👍❤️

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The E&O is not just steeped in great history but also great service. We stayed here in July and the hotel is a wonderful gem in Georgetown fusing together the old colonial history of the Heritage wing to the new modern Victory wing. We stayed in a writing room in the old part of the hotel and I felt like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is now one of our favourite hotels. Really great staff with a wonderful service approach from a mostly young Team. 3 restaurants that we could not fault and the bar in the older part of the hotel has a great selection of drinks and the bar food is great. We enjoyed the free drinks and food 6-7pm each night'... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

whilst at the e & o you must try the high tea at the hotel.it is served in a beautiful restored old room full of old style charm.you feel like you are years away and looking over the water makes a great after for something very special.there are a wide variety of teas to choose and the sandwiches and cakes... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This review is 6 months overdue, we stayed at E & O over the Christmas period. We were looking for a central hotel with 5 star luxury and found that at E & O. We are a family with 2 teenage boys, 18 & 15 years and were also staying with other relatives all up taking 7 rooms. We stayed... More

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Zutphen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in the room number 111, the bathroom was really huge and luxurious, you should try smth like that once in your life :-) The beds, the balcony, the desk were beyond our expectations!!! They even put our slippers next to our bed while we were having dinner! The mini bar with a complimentary drinks was a nice touch... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed in one of the suites in the Heritage Wing. If you stay at the 100 room Heritage Wing, all guests will get to enjoy the 24-hours butler service. However, I felt that the butlers were only present during check in and check out (they're all really nice mind you), they don't really attempt to get to know you... More

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Lisbon District, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We're just about to head home after a week relaxing at the E&O Hotel and had to write a review before we checked out. It is our second stay at E&O in the new Annexe Wing and it gets better each time. We stayed in a corner suite with views of the Strait and the annexe wing pool - the... 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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