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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012
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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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Worcester UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Had four nights here and was very impressed with the whole experience - colonial style elegance with superb service. Lovely rooms and a great location. Five star base from which to explore historic Georgetown

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Went to Farquhar bar this evening for drinks and dinner. All was good except for the waitress helping herself to the chips from our plates before serving our meals!!! When confronted she denied it but we saw her do it twice. Word of advice, if you are going to steal food from patrons plates do it in the kitchen where... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

My husband and I were looking for somewhere a little bit different, to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. Friends had suggested Penang and as we hadn’t been to Malaysia previously, the search for a hotel on the internet commenced. There are many “resorts” in Penang, but only one truly outstanding hotel – the Eastern & Oriental. We had a long... More

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sydney, australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Gorgeous colonial style building with a prestigious and long history and excellent location. Much easier to navigate Penang from this side rather than Batu Ferringhi if you don't mind not having the beach at your door step. Regardless, the location of the hotel is facing the Malacca Straits so the views during the day and evenings are still outstanding and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We had the pleasure of staying at the E & O for 2 nights. Despite an initial mistake with the airport transfer, the hotel staff more than made up for it with their professionalism and cheerful attitude. Encik Mazlan, the Assistant Manager (Front Office), personally apologized and made sure that we were compensated with transport back to the airport for... More

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Sydney, Australia
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

A grand place with balmy sea breezes and within walking distance of the heritage part of Georgetown. The room we had overlooked the sea and was double size with his and her vanity arrangements. High ceilings gave it wonderful proportions. Staff were perfect in every way. Excellent value for money too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Our last stop before flying home to NZ was 4 nights at the E&O and what a finale it was. After staying in high rise hotels in Bangkok & KL (all gorgeous by the way!), it was somehow lovely to be surrounded with old fashioned traditional accommodation & service...even a key for the door instead of a swipe card!! This... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Had a lovely 2 nights' stay in one the sea-facing suites with a balcony. Everything was perfect until the day we checked out. Our flight was not due till later in the evening, so we decided to spend the afternoon exploring Georgetown on foot. The receptionist said we were more than welcome to leave our luggage at the hotel until... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

We stayed for four nights in October 2012. Frustrating, as we would stay there again but some things irritated...read on - we have tried to be fair.. In a beautiful old building and centrally located for the attractions of Georgetown, The room- all rooms are suites, was excellent- well-appointed and quiet. There were some obvious issues with poor finishes in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

This hotel is amazing! We really enjoyed our stay. The room was very spacious with a huge bathroom and very comfortable bed. It is furnished beautifully. We had a beautiful view of the sea and pool. Service is amazing and staff are very friendly - we were welcomed with a cooling drink. It was my husbands birthday during our stay.... 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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