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Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely loved our 'room' in the heritage wing, overlooking the sea. Enormous bathroom and dressing room made it more like a suite. The staff were super-friendly and helpful (e.g. the lovely Nageesh), but the experience was spoiled by guests, who treated the place as though they were in a private villa in Bali. But it could have been so easily...

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Bangkok
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a wonderful, magical hotel. We stayed in a Premier Heritage suite for six nights and hated to leave. Our balcony overlooking the strait was so peaceful and quiet as we sat watched the cruise ships go past the seaside palms. The sitting area was elegant, with a signed Persian carpet, sofa and chair. The ambience was elegant and understated....

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful room with coffee machine, balcony, huge bathroom with his and hers sink and wardrobe area. Guests get to enjoy free drinks and snacks at the Planter's lounge from 5 - 6pm daily with great ocean views and infinity pool. One can enjoy simple choices of breakfast at the Planter's lounge as well for those who prefer peace and quite,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed one week here for my brothers wedding. We stayed in both the heritage wing and the victory wing. we had a wonderful stay and didnt want to leave. The victory wing is a lot more modern than the heritage wing. The happy hour for food and drinks was also great. all the staff were very courteous and helpful....

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We came here for our 25th wedding anniversary. We were treated to a bed covered in rose petals, nice wine and fruit. What a special experience. The staff were all friendly and willing to help. We were greeted with a cheery "good morning" each day. The drinks between 5-6pm each evening beside the pool were excellent. The service we received...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been fortunate to stay in some nice hotels but this was certainly the best. I thought the staff were very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed the cocktail hour on the sixth floor. We were in he Victory annexe and every room faced the sea.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After walking around Georgetown on a hot day we decided to go to the EOH. The Bar is lovely and very traditional. You feel like you are being transported back to the 19th century. It is wonderful. The drinks are reasonable and we all had cocktails. It backs onto the swimming pool and has a lovely waterfront view.

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had dinner at the E&O in the 1885 restaurant on boxing day with family and friends. The decor of the restaurant was very nice and the setting was lovely, however we were disappointed with the service especially considering the price tag. Before ordering we were informed that there were no mashed potatoes left and when we were inquired about...

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Evans R, The Management at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you indeed for staying with us last December and we greatly appreciate the time taken to share your dining experience on Trip Advisor. Whilst we note that there were some positive comments, including the excellent food, the lovely settings and deco of the restaurant, please accept our sincere apologies on the shortcomings that you had highlighted...

Christchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed at the E & O last year in the Victory annexe studio suites and enjoyed it so much we decided to return. We stayed for 5 nights and everything was just as good as last time. We love Malaysia and have stayed in many hotels throughout the country but Penang is are favourite destination and this hotel is...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

we have picked E & O as our friend wedding is held here. First the check in, smooth and no fuss. They withheld approx 1200Rm for us staying a week. Some information sheets was given including the shuttle bus schedule to the sister hotel calls long pine ( please do not bother to go there, we went there with a...

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $131 - $226 (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 Luxury Hotel in George Town
#2 Family Hotel in George Town
#3 Romantic Hotel in George Town
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“If you are there because it is a grand, colonial hotel, choose the heritage wing.”
 of 5 bubbles TravellerDi, 2 days ago | Read review
“We loved the Premier Heritage Suite with a lovely, quiet balcony.”
 of 5 bubbles dab107, 2 days ago | Read review
“Victory Annex offers smaller but more modern furnishings. Heritage wing suites however are bigger.”
 of 5 bubbles Mansourhe, 4 days ago | Read review
“Do go to the cocktail bar and the swimming pool on the sixth floor.”
 of 5 bubbles jomo50blue, 6 days ago | Read review
“Victory Annexe studio suites on club floor are great. The corner suites are fabulous. Hopefully will stay in one next time.”
 of 5 bubbles Bru1, 1 week ago | Read review
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