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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

He classic old building with lux feeling ambiance, make me feel really calm and relaxing. The warm welcome and smile from the staff very sincere to us. The location is very near to the Penang heritage hotspot like Nasi Kandar Line Clear, Sup Majeed and most important to us is near ti the mosque, take only 5 minute walk firm... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have just returned from a wonderful week's holiday at this beautiful hotel. From the time we arrived, we were looked after wonderfully. Arriving earlier than check in time, we were invited to enjoy complimentary tea and coffee in the beautiful Planter's Room until our room was ready. Within a short time, our room was ready and we were escorted... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed in Victory Annexe Studio Suite at the new wing. Nice, spacious, clean suite with full sea view and big bathroom. Loved the sound of sea waves at night. Buffet breakfast spread and food quality was fantastic; enjoyed the cocktail reception too. Within walking distance to Red Garden Food Paradise and some massage parlours. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There's an old world charm to this hotel - and it's my absolute favorite. Whether you choose to stay in the classic Heritage Wing or the new and equally swanky Victory Annexe, you will feel pampered and spoiled. The decor is gorgeous, the buffet breakfast has an outstanding selection and the infinity pool is beautiful. Perhaps the best thing about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. On arrival our bed was decorated with red rose petals and we had been left an anniversary cake to enjoy. That was a beautiful touch. The suite in the Victory Annexe was spacious and luxurious. The breakfast is fantastic and caters for every taste. The complimentary drinks and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff and service excellent, friendly and helpful. Stayed in the new part of the hotel, sympathetic addition to the building and very comfortable. Highly recommended. Try try the water taxi over to Lone Pine or Straits Quay

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This fabulous hotel achieves the BEST. I usually stay in the new Victory Annex not to detract the Heritage Wing which is equally magnificent. The suites command breath taking views out over the sea. One very special Jewel on the 6th Floor is Planters. A very grand room where breakfasts may be taken. During the day complementary teas and coffees... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed 2 nights at the Heritage Wing and then returned for another night at the Modern Wing towards the end of our trip to Malaysia. The room in the Heritage Wing is a suite so had a sitting area as well as a nice large bathroom. The bed was quite comfortable and complementary beverages were provided. The aircon was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here for breakfast with friends can only say it was superb staff friendly and attentive. If you can't afford to stay here treat yourself to breakfast a real treat!!! You do need to book do or know if you can just walk in.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel has been here since 1883? And boy it still has it There are now two sections a heritage ( 3 floors ) and a newer sectioned some 15 floors I am staying in the heritage section and it really comfortable. The service by the staff is exceptional. You can move between both sections as they are side by... More 

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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: $141 - $266 (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
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#1 Business Hotel in George Town
#2 Family Hotel in George Town
#3 Luxury Hotel in George Town
#3 Romantic Hotel in George Town
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