On March 14th, the new, larger, wing of the hotel opened. My wife and I stayed there 3 nights this week and here is a quick review. Not all of the 122 suites are ready at this time. The check in for the Annexe is in its own building, not in the regular entrance area. Access to elevator and rooms is by a credit card device so make sure you always have it with you. The pool is on the 6th floor and gets covered by shade around 3pm with a nice breeze up there. Gym has great machines but not being used yet. Breakfast buffet for all hotel guests is now in this building at Sarkies..excellent choices and several cooking stations. The new rooms have many light switches and controls which can be problematic. The ground floor shops are not open in the Annexe yet. Bed was very comfortable. From 6 to 7pm, in the 6th floor Drawing Room, they have free beer/wine/cocktails and light food..we had drinks then had dinner there outside with great service from Elangovern and Nanthiney. Can not gie this Hotel a 5 star simply because it just needs a bit of time to be fully open. The staff in every aspect is already 5 star!
- 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/Georgetown