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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2010
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2010

We stayed here for 2 nights and enjoyed every minute. The staff is sincerely friendly without being overbearing, rooms are spacious and comfortable, and the breakfast in the morning offers all one could ask for. Everything in Georgetown is within walking distance.

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Perth, Australia
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2010

We stopped over in Penang during June and stayed 4 nights at the beautiful E&O hotel. Booking online directly with the hotel on their website was simple and hassle free. Our suite was ready we arrived and staff were welcoming. It is a gorgeous hotel oozing with old charm - foyer with marble floor, huge dome and wide corriders throughout.... More

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Dalby, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2010

Words are not enough as to describe how GREAT this hotel is. Old style charm at it's best.. We stayed in a ocean view room with balcony Sipping a Bombay G & T looking over the Melacca Straits was a perfect way to end the day. + Large comfortable bed + Huge spacious rooms with balcony +Great bathroom + High... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2010

Had drinks at The Bar and stayed for dinner as Sarkie's Corner was fully booked for the buffet. Horribly disappointed by a simple dish, grilled Country Chicken. It came shriveled up as it was overcooked with what looked like processed cheese on top. I asked for a new dish and to their credit, service was good and a new dish... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2010

We loved our stay at the E & O hotel Penang. We had a premier suite with a balcony overlooking the sea. We had let the hotel know in advance that it was our wedding anniversary and they placed a rose petal heart on our bed and brought us cakes to our room. We were welcomed wth a cool drink... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2010

Can't say much about the food - mostly ate from hawkers, but the hotel itself is great. Nice location, rooms are great, staff is friendly and helpful. Pool is nice, good (and relatively) cheap drinks. Walking distance to most of the sights in Georgetown. Nothing bad to say.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2010

We have been to the E & O in Penang, and it's really a great experience, we can only recommend it. It's worth to pay the 600 ringgit room rate, as you get great value. fantastic atmosphere, great food, nice pool... Great for the kids, too. If going to Georgetown in Penang, go to the E & O.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

Our stay at the E and O was a truly wonderful experience. We stayed in a sea facing suite with balcony - which is worth paying a little extra for - even comes with butler service. Reasonably priced, for what is a true icon, anyone visiting Georgetown and not spending at least a night here is missing out. The pool... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2010

I travel quite a bit and have stayed at numerous Four Seasons, Raffles, etc., throughout Asia, Europe, the US and the Arab World. This Hotel beats them all! The service is amazing and so quick. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced, and all of the rooms are suites which are historical and beautiful. The swimming pool is magnificant... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2010

excellent hotel, well located, old fashioned and luxurious. We went there as the hotel was recommended by a friend. It was a bit above our budget but this kind of hotel would be 2 or 3 times more expensive in any other place. So let's get crazy and afford a Palace for a couple of night. The swimming pool is... 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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