It was love at first sight when we pulled up in our taxi to the E&O - how beautiful!!
The service is really second to none - everyone was EXTREMELY helpful and I couldn't fault them on this even if I tried to be picky!!!
The location is pretty good for this hotel - just on the outskirts of the old town - so it is a bit of a sanctuary. We spent HOURS roaming the streets so the E&O's pool was a fantastic place to relax late afternoon before we ventured out again for dinner!
The biggest complaint about the E&O is the beds - they are AWFUL! My husband and I didn't sleep a single wink the first night. They are SO HARD. We complained the next day, and asked to be changed rooms, but were told all the beds were like that, but they would do their best to help us. In the end they added a few blankets underneath the fitted sheet. In their defense it WAS the best they could do. But to be honest, if we had had any more time there - we would have unfortunately been forced to change hotels. What a shame because this place is fantastic otherwise!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Eastern And Oriental Hotel
- Eastern Oriental Georgetown
- Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang/George Town