Beautiful, historic hotel and a wonderful three-night stay, from start to finish.
We booked a premier suite and were thrilled to have a large balcony with beautiful sea views. The suite was impeccably furnished and very clean. My only gripe would be that the wooden furniture (easy chairs/sofa) looked very smart but wasn't very comfortable. I believe that different rooms have different furniture, however.
The service was excellent and we found that the room-service, bar (especially cocktails!) and restaurant prices were very reasonable.
Swimming pool was lovely, overlooking the sea, although there seemed to be a bit of work going on nearby, and you couldn't walk between the pool and the sea-wall as the area was cordoned off.
The location was also very good, with lots of restaurants and shops within easy walking distance.
- 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