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Ashford, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Superb old Colonial hotel. Everything works like clockwork. Friendly and helpful staff. Delightful room with full amenities. Perfect location for strolling around town. Free shuttle bus to sister hotel on a lovely nearby beach.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This place is just lovely, the building itself is steeped in heritage and just oozes grandeur as you enter the heritage lobby. The view out the back over the sea is lovely (if you can ignore the port to the right). There is a new part to the hotel, 4 years old, built in similar style, no doubt the rooms...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I just have time for a short review and in particular a word of warning for anyone booking a room in the Heritage Wing. Overall, the hotel still has charm and the spaciousness of the Heritage suites is a drawcard. The porters were excellent and as a whole, we also enjoyed the food and friendly service in all restaurants throughout...

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Coming back again for this long period says what we think of the E & O and yet again we were not disappointed. First class attention from staff in every department, superb suite in the Victory Annexe, excellent dining and wholly relaxing environment. Having read some of the recent reviews we cannot believe that the writers were in the same...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend and I tried for a week to get an appointment for the high tea, as it had such glowing reviews, but no one ever answered the phone. The building looked very nice from the outside though. Pity.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been staying in Luxury Range hotels for quite a bit because service and amenities are important during my vacation in a foreign land. E&O is quite below my expectation despite being one of the top luxury hotels in Penang. Let me begin with the worst. Baby Crib Baby crib that was given was quite old (which was not a...

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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for 5 nights in a Victory Annex Studio suite - the room was huge and very luxuriously fitted out with a lovely claw foot bath, checkered tiles etc... All rooms face the Andaman sea with a nice balcony. Service included nightly turn down of bed and replenishment of towels if needed and a free newspaper at your door...

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california
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at Victory Annex section for 3 nights and loved it. Our room has a balcony with ocean view; excellent breakfast with many choices and variety of selections, choice to sit outside & enjoy gorgeous view; walking distance to Blue Mansion and Penang Street with many choices of restaurants and shops for last minute souvenirs well-priced. I bought sarongs priced...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent room house-keeping, wonderfully comfortable bed & pillows, serene and grand surroundings, beautiful sunrise view, Santorini-like infinity pool with sea view, convenient locations to local attractions and food areas. With these, the elegant 131 years old E&O scores 5 stars at ease. In addition to the above, E&O has a well-received Thai massage parlor (Pañpuri) within its facilities, making it...

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

PROS This is a landmark in a series of several famous, old British colonial hotels in Asia. Amazing classic 130 year old architecture of the main bulging (Heritage Wing) and the atmosphere of old elegance impress in grand lobbies, restaurants and spacious rooms. Our Writers' Suite was actually a huge apartment on the second floor with beautiful furniture, 1.5 bathrooms...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Minibar
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  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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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 

Additional Information about Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Address: 10 Farquhar Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: $138 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Eastern & Oriental Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 99
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Also Known As:
Eastern And Oriental Hotel
Eastern Oriental Georgetown
Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang/George Town
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in George Town
#2 Family Hotel in George Town
#2 Luxury Hotel in George Town
#3 Romantic Hotel in George Town
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“quiet on the upper floors of the Victory Annexe”
 of 5 bubbles Den-Lyn-Welshies, 2 days ago | Read review
“Annexe Rooms well decorated and maintained with British Colonial experience.”
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 of 5 bubbles ViViO_F, 3 days ago | Read review
“Get a room with a view of the water!”
 of 5 bubbles davidhN4222MP, 5 days ago | Read review
“Request a sea view”
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“get a sea view room with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles C81BWkeithg, 1 week ago | Read review
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