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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
  • 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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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

We stayed at this hotel recently andf thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We were greeted with a drink and then taken to our room which exceeded our expectations. The hotel has a history of famous guests including Somerset Maugham, Rudyard Kipling, Herman Hesse and Douglas Fairbanks. Our room had a balcony which overlooked the sea, our bathroom was huge with two... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Having lived in the E&O for 3 years"a few "years ago, when the hotel was decided tired, in great need of a total refit but still loaded with charm, I was anxious to stay there on a recent visit to Malaysia. I was not disappointed. This is a very grand, distinguished hotel that still manages to be warm & friendly.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

We stayed here for few days and enjoyed our stay very much. Rooms have a view of the sea and are perfectly equipped. Staff is very friendly and very service minded. Free wifi in the room. Nice pool in front of the hotel, in the garden. Breakfast was very good, and can be enjoyed sitting outside. Didn't try the restaurants... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

This is our favourite hotel and we try to go back there once a year, we live in Europe, so this says a lot! Things I like about this place: -the colonial style -the excellente service combined with laid back atmosphere -the large and comfortable suites and the ocean view -location spot on in the middle of Georgetown, but still... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

An excellent hotel, carefully restored and refurbished. The rooms are large with good facilities and great views. Very friendly and helpful staff. Location is ideal for Georgetown although quite a way from the beaches at Batu Ferenghi. If there was a fault the air con was a little too cool in public areas.

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Memorable experience! The suite was big with very elegant bathroom. This was my first time in a historical colonial hotel and it was everything I expected from it. Great service, good food, swimming pool, gym... I checked in after midnight and the staff was very helpful. I stayed there for just two nights and it was enough to enjoy everything... More 

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Seremban, Malaysia
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

A wonderful hotel, elegant, spacious, full of character, charm and good service. Efficient check in, welcome drink and cold towel, spotless, spacious room, charming decor, seaview. All staff we met were cheerful and friendly. Excellent breakfast selection, fresh squeezed juice, cereals, eggs, Asian dishes were freshly made, range of breads and pastries, cheese, fruit, all with good service. Location is... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

Brought my family there in early may, we booked two suites. We drove all the way from Perlis to Penang. When we arrived at around 1330hrs, we were greeted warmly and assistance were offered from the front staff in thed riveway to assist our luggages and park our car. We arrived early but we were pleasantly surprised that the rooms... More 

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Grenoble, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Just returned from a 3 night stay at the E&O. This was our first visit to the hotel and chose it because of the historical links to Raffles and recommendations from friends who had stayed there. Check-in was efficient, after the welcome drink we were shown to our suite - category "Straits Suite", on the 3rd floor overlooking the sea... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

I've been stayed in E&O hotel for several times. This explained how well I love it! This time, I stayed at a room with seaview. This hotel doesn't have sandy beach but you can still enjoy the seaview by having a brunch at Sharkies Corner (the coffee house). Their outdoor swimming pool is also located next to the sea. I... More 

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