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Eastern & Oriental Hotel

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10 Farquhar Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Melbourne, Australia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
33 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

So sorry to leave you! There have been changes since last September and I'm not sure having Sarkies moved is a great idea. It's lost the ambience. There are other subtle changes that appear to be the result of an accountants pen but all in all this is simply the best. The staff are wonderful the service impeccable. The shutle... More 

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Singapore
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I wonder it's the off-peak period for M'sians and Sporeans (kids back in school) that made our stay unforgettable because the price was right and it was crowd-free! From the moment we left our car with the valet up till the departure 4 days later, it was just smooth sailing. Sheer peace and ease. You couldn't ask for anything more... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

Beautiful hotel right on the ocean, our room looked directly out on the pool, gardens and bay. Our dinner in both 1885 and the bar were excellent. The breakfast was unbelievable. Envision the best hotel Sunday Brunch you ever had and that is what you receive complimentary every morning. Eggs cooked to order, fruits, pastries, cheeses, smoked duck and other... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

Good location! It's just a 5min walk to the Blue Mansion (one of the definite must-go sights in Penang). Close to many famous hawker foods (lor bak & chendol just down Jalan Penang, 10mins walk from hotel). Breakfast at the hotel is also good, sit alfresco, beautiful view. Lovely service, always ready to help. Taxis aplenty from the hotel, they... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

The E&O was everything I expected: attentive but not imposing service, old world charm and wonderful facilities. Our departure flight was at 10pm at night and we asked for a late check-out. The hotel staff was very sympathetic: our check-time was postponed to 3pm and they offered us use of their gym facilities to freshen up before we left for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

I.stay at the E&O for 3-4 nights every other month and have been doing so for many years. It is disappointing to see the changes in the menu for breakfast and also in Farquhar's and the poolside. It would seem that with every change of management there are cosmetic changes that affect the old world charm and appeal of this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We stayed here last year and found it to be a great experience. Very old colonial and service to match. Not at all cheap but worth it! We dined in the 1855 resturent one night and had a great meal. I also proposed to my soon to be wife! This was observed by a regular to the resturent dining with... More 

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Sth Australia
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

This hotel really has old world charm from its origins in 1885. Apart from our room most of the hotel looks pretty good. They even painted the front door whilst we were there. The free shuttle bus to the sister hotel ( Lone Pine in Batu Ferringhi) is also useful as you get full use of their facilities. The breakfast... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

We recently spent three nights here as part of our honeymoon. We had high expectations having visited Raffles hotel a couple of nights before whilst in Singapore, but unfortunately we felt a little let down. The hotel is beautiful and the pool area is lovely, but the new restaurant brings the quality of the hotel down. On our first night... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

A survivor of a bygone age perhaps, but one that has kept up with modern requirements. The rooms are excellent, with fascinating views of the busy sea lanes. There is no beach, but the pool area is excellent. We were there for three days in May and our only word of caution is that it is all rather impersonal, inspite... More 

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