My husband and I stayed overnight here for our anniversary. Since we had already seen most of Penang Island, we wanted to spend our time primarily at the hotel, and were not disappointed in the relaxing atmosphere. If you stay in the Victory Annexe, you have access to a gorgeous infinity pool on the 6th floor, overlooking the ocean. It wasn't at all crowded, and we experienced great service (complimentary iced latte/cappuccino delivered to your lounge chair). There is also happy hour from 5-7p for those staying in the Annexe. We received early check-in, late check-out, rose petals on our bed, and a cheesecake all complimentary due to our anniversary. Service was top!
This is an incredibly beautiful hotel with lots of charm and a wonderful value for the money (especially for Penang which is quite pricey!). If you want to spend time at the beach, it's probably not the right choice for you, but Penang is not known for its quality of beaches. We really enjoyed the pool!
Perfect place to relax and unwind, as well as sightsee if you've just arrived on the island.
I highly recommend this hotel to couples!
- 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