Arrived a 3pm and was told, (after submitting my credit card) that the room would not be ready until 4pm. Ok, not a massive problem as we had only flown in from KL and could pass some time with a bite to eat and a few drinks in the bar. 4pm came and i went to reception to ask about the room, I'm sure they had forgotten us as the reception staff looked at each other and hurriedly got the room cards ready..
Apart from that it was a very enjoyable stay. stayed in Mutiara suite in old wing, great sea view but was hoping for a balcony :( Good location for walking into the old part of town.
Rooms were spacious and clean. I have to say one of the BEST SHOWERS in any hotel, great pressure and heat..
Ate at the bar a few times with our bit of 3 who loved the fish and chips. Seating in the bar is a not the most comfortable.
Breakfast excellent with loads of local and international options.
Wi fi in room good. Could also pick up wifi in all other parts of the hotel we went to.
Pool was fine. Didn't go to gym but looked well equipped.
Used the business centre to print boarding tickets which was a handy free option.
15 mins taxi to Gurney drive for seafood restaurants. 10 mins walk to Cornwallis Fort
All in all very happy.
- 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:
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