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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 #5 of 51 Hotels in Georgetown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013
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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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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

What can you say about the E&O? The sense of history is almost palpable when you're following in the footsteps of famous guests like Rudyard Kipling and Noel Coward. If you ever wondered what top class hotels and service were like when Britain really was a colonial power, this is the place to find out. The building is magnificent and... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We were very excited about staying here, but certain aspects let it down. The room was great - spacious and comfortable with a huge bathroom. We had a partial sea view, but the window was quite high as its an old building so it was hard to appreciate. The main let-down was the breakfast service, which varied day to day... More

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12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

It has its flaws but we loved it anyhow - because of its charm, the ambience, the location, the genuine spirit of colonial past. The hotel is located beautifully, just next to the historical centre, on the Heritage Trail on one side and to the sea on the other. We had a room with the sea view, one of the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Beautiful hotel, but it just doesn't have the historical charm I have expected. It was a bit sterile I would say, the fact that the clientele is a bit older gives it a feel of a luxury retirement home. They need a better attention to detail to give it the ambience it used to represent. Afternoon tea - was nice,... More

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Gainsborough England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

We have just returned from a three week holiday in Penang and Langkawi and we stayed here for 7 nights. We are fans of modern hotels but having stayed at Raffles a couple of years ago and enjoying the colonial feel we thought we would try the Eastern and Oriental. It had all of the amenities of a modern hotel... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

The E&O is an institution, legendary, Old World charm etc etc and it's all true. It looks and feels like a trip to a different era which is great. To a point. The pool is small for a hotel of this size and in shadow for a chunk of the day. It is VERY expensive for drinks, even compared with... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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33 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Over view If you want nostalgia, elegance, and colonial charm, and would like to stay in a historic hotel with furniture and fittings matching a former time and place, complimented by deferential (but not necessarily efficient) service, then this MIGHT be the place for you. Location The E&O is situated in a sea side location close to many of the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Has much charm and a nice feel. Service lacked in some areas. In 1855 which is billed as a fine dining restaurant their was little fine dining training. Not knowing the difference between sparkling and tap water a little alarming. Fine dining menus are normally accompanied by fine wine....alas not. 5 star hotels need to ensure their staff understand way... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

My wife and I together with my son, daughter-in-law & 6 year old granddaughter visited this hotel for 4 nights from 25th February. Having read the reviews we were ready for the "Old World" feel of the hotel and we were made to feel very welcome on our arrival. The current hotel( they are adding a larges number of rooms... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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25 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the E&O when they first opened and was blown away by their cozy colonial elegance and classy opulence. I was keen to go back again and after many years, we found time to go. It was my husband's first time staying there and was looking forward to it after hearing about my memorable stay. Boy, were we... 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*
Number of rooms: 99
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Eastern And Oriental Hotel
Eastern Oriental Georgetown
Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang/Georgetown

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