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Eastern & Oriental Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 Farquhar Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm writing this review now from our beautiful hotel room ... As it will be difficult to write after we get home to our baby, but I want to share about our lovely stay nevertheless. We used to always travel to KL Ritz Carlton for our short getaway , but after our this trip, I think we will be coming... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed in the older heritage wing. Suite was lovely, very big with a luxurious feel. Beautiful seafront gardens where we had an excellent breakfast each morning. Great view from the 6th floor pool. We also ate at the bar next to the pool looking out over the sea. Surprised how quiet this was in the evening. Food was excellent. Minor... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The attitude of your waiters/waitresses are shocking. Maybe the staff are over work or short handed during breakfast. The staffs are talking too loud , practically shouting at each other. Didn't see any smiling faces with the exception of the fine Malay gentlemen who served us our pouched eggs. I guess the hotel employs staffs who are not morning people.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although we stayed in the new wing, this hotel has a really classy feel to it. The rooms are beautiful, service is great and the pool area is lovely with great views. Club rooms are highly recommended

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I spent two nights at the E and O and it was one of the most enjoyable hotel experiences I've had. The room (a studio suite in the Victory Annexe) was very comfortable and spacious with a huge bathroom and a balcony with great sea views. The beds were comfortable and there was no exterior noise. Loved the cocktail hour... More

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

Just returned after a 4 night stay in the Victory wing. It was a really great experience. The staff were friendly, the room was clean and large overlooking the ocean, the daily breakfast was extensive and the nightly cocktail hour was great. Overall this was a very exciting experience to stay at such a beautiful hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed everything about this hotel. The service at check-in, the room with its beautiful sea view, bathroom, daily fruit service, the wonderful little museum, the pool area, the incredible happy hour, breakfast. Our highlight was the personal tour of the Heritage wing by Andrew. Thanks so much. It was one of these rooms that my great aunt stayed in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at E&O. For 6 nights last week. Went with 2 daughters and girl friend for a girly holiday. Stayed in the new wing and couldn't be happier. Rooms were lovely, well appointed and with 2girls sharing a room the his and her vanities and wardrobes were wonderful. Large rooms with crisp clean sheets, bed a little hard but I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A 3 night stay in the victory annexe made our trip to Penang ! Staff were friendly and professional. Rooms are large, spotlessly clean and we'll maintained. Air con was very effective ( necessary after hours in the heat!) and bathrooms are palatial. There is a free cocktail and canapé hour from 6 to 7pm which was great. Excellent quality... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love the history and the sense of class and style. Staff and friendly and helpful, the rooms are beautiful (ours overlooked the pool & ocean) and the ambience is excellent. I have stayed here numerous times and expect to come back for quite a few more stays in future. If you wish to leave the hotel (and you may... 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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