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Eastern & Oriental Hotel

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10 Farquhar Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We recently stayed at the E& O in Georgetown, which is very conveniently located to the UNESCO Heritage sites and an easy ride in from the airport. The room was in the new Victoria annex which was spacious and had a great view of the coast and pool. Unfortunately the service was lacking, after we checked in. Service around the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were there just for a day and a half, but had two wonderful meals and want to go back. Beautifully restored, wonderful service, totally comfortable. The gift shop was even very interesting. There is a new part and an old part tastefully connected. Happy travels

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NYC, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Only went for afternoon high tea but the hotel looked beautiful and took you back to another time. Nice break from the hustle and bustle of the city especially in the heat. The tea service is wonderful and the cakes and tea sandwiches are delicious. A great afternoon break while exploring quaint and pretty Georgetown.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

I'd hurt my leg before this trip and was wearing a removable cast, so I decided to try the E&O--it was a perfect base for exploring and enjoying Georgetown! The concierge desk helped arrange a Trishaw Heritage tour for one day and a taxi tour on another. In between, I used trishaws to go shopping and to an Easter Service.... More 

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Dublin
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We only went for tea. We hadn't reserved. The restaurant was full (a good sign) and so the waiter booked a table for us 30 minutes later. We indulged ourselves with a cocktail in the interval and returned for a most enjoyable tea with tiny sandwiches, scones and little cakes. There was a good choice of teas on offer and... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

I stayed there one night on a whirlwind trek around Malaysia, I was surprised when we arrived as the entrance is kind of just on the left down this road, but you soon see the splendour of the hotel, the large and cool reception was welcoming. The room was surprisingly large with plenty of space, I did love the old... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We stayed in the brand new Victoria Annexe Wing of the E & O. As it opened mid march 2013 it was brand spanking new! Every room faces the ocean in the new wing with a nice Balancy. The Bed and Linens were fantastic and the bathroom ... Well lets just say ... Amazing!! His and her vanities, walking rain... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Was a little disappointed having read so many fabulous excellent reviews of the new wing as it still needs some serious snagging as its early days and I expect they were up against it with reservations. Rooms all have sea facing rooms and beds are excellent and comfortable. In room tea/coffee with free soft drink mini bar. Bathroom large and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Speedy check-in with a suite upgrade overlooking the pool. Pool staff were very friendly and come personally to set up your lounger with towels. Every half an hour or so they come by serving ice cold water and semi frozen lemongrass scented hand towels, bliss! Check out their "who we welcomed" area near the lobby. Lovely heritage hotel, gives you... More 

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

I will begin by saying that this is certainly one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. This is not the original E&O founded in the late 19th century where the likes of Rudyard Kipling, Somerset Maugham, or Herman Hesse stayed in. Same location, different building that has been rebuilt over time. Nevertheless, it captures fully the atmosphere... More 

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