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Eastern & Oriental Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   10 Farquhar Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

I loved this place - it was like a Passage to India meets Lord Jim. The hotel is right on the edge of a busy, frenetic highway, opposite a petrol station, but as soon as you step in, the change is immediate. It's a grand old colonial hotel that really capitalises on its history. The public areas are spotless with... More

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Port Dickson, Malaysia
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

Those days before its renovation, E&O was my second "home". I was actually working there as Reception Supervisor for 4 years until it closed its door for massive renovation. I remembered when we all swayed good bye to our very last guests who checked out with tears on the closing date. Now, when I returned to Penang, I visited the... More

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MarcoGB, General Manager at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear shakeyshawn, I hope everything is well on your side and the month of September is proceeding positively. It was indeed a pleasure to have you as our guest during your visit to Penang & I trust you had a safe and pleasant trip back home. It certainly is a pleasure to receive from guests such as yourselves positive feedback... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

We stayed at this hotel for a long weekend. We had two rooms for four adults. Both rooms were identical, nice and large, well appointed with super comfy bedding. Bathrooms enormous. The rooms, however, smelled slightly musty. Staff in whole hotel very friendly and accommodating. We dined in 1885 Restaurant (touted in one of our travel books) and were gravely... More

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Pottsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

The E and O is a outstanding example of history preserved. We stayed 6 nights here in August and could not speak more highly of the standard of the suite. Large rooms with a elegant old world feel. The bed was super large and comfortable. The room service excellent, marble bathroom beautiful timber parquetry floors and handmade rugs on the... More

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MarcoGB, General Manager at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Rita815, I trust the week is proceeding well ant the month of September has indeed been positive. It was indeed a pleasure to have you as our guest during your visit to Penang & I trust you had a safe and pleasant trip back home. It is a pleasure to receive comments which can be utilized concretely in improving... More

Hong Kong, China
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

This place has real charactor and is in a great location. You can walk into town and choose from UNESCO area / Little India / Bar area...its all in easy reach. The rooms are all suite, excellent value and are light and airy with ocean views. Loved relaxing by the pool too.

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MarcoGB, General Manager at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear tony m, I hope everything is well and the week is proceeding for your Team & You positively. Thank you for taking the time to compliment our service during your recent stay at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang. Together with my Team, I look forward to welcoming you back at the property. Please do not hesitate to contact... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

The Eastern Oriental is the sort of hotel you find described in fascinating travel novels.One of the grand old ladies of the travel industry used by the grand old ladies who used to go on "The Grand Tour",as was the case with the The Raffles in Singapore,The Peninsular Hong Kong,or The Oriental Bangkok and many other similar hotels. Established in... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

For sure this classical hotel takes the cake for affordable luxury with a reflection on a by-gone era. Sitting plum on the seafront on Lebuh Farqhuar, the Hotel has hosted celebrities guests such as Charlie Chaplin, Rudyard Kippling and Sommerset Maugham...think modern day Tom Cruise, John Grisham etc. The Hotel was built in the mid 1880's and was renovated completely... More

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MarcoGB, General Manager at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Javacoffee, I hope everything is is well on your side and the month As September is proceeding positively. It was indeed a plesure to have to you as our guest during your visit to Penang & I trust you had a safe and plesant trip bac home. It certainly is a pleasure to receive from guests such as yourselves... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

What a lovely hotel, great feel, outstanding breakfast buffet, best i have seen in a long time. The suites give a tired look though, need to be upgraded a bit. Otherwise the service and food quality makes up for everything. Not very kid friendly pool area though! Room 121 and 122 Nasrullah

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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23 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

We stayed in one of the larger suites in the hotel. Everything about the hotel screams cozy and tasteful. The staff were friendly, helpful and excellent - from the reception, to the coffee house, the bar,pool , the butlers and even the staff at the Bombay shop! The location is excellent if you want a sea front hotel right in... More

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MarcoGB, General Manager at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Ladybeans, I hope everything is well on your side and the month is September i as proceeding positively. It was indeed a pleasure to have you as our guest during your visit to Penang & I trust you had a safe and pleasant trip back home. It certainly is a pleasure to receive from guests such as yourselves positive... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

My husband lived at the E&O for 3 months about 20 years ago before it's renovation so for old times sake we included a 4 night stay here as part of our much needed R&R. We booked a Writers Suite due to the fact they are advertised as having Balconies overlooking the sea which is not entirely correct. We were... 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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