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Eastern & Oriental Hotel

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

One of the few places you always want to return. It has touch of history and represents rich heritage yet it is not old-fashioned or ancient. Comfortable, spacious rooms, efficient and friendly staff, ambiance and the spirit are just few great things about this place. Location is great too, not far from most of the important landmarks. Not a surprise... More 

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australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stayed for 4 days at the E &O in Georgetown Penang in August 2014. It is one of the best hotels that I have stayed in. It commands a central place, overlooking the sea, it is a beautiful old colonial building with excellent service , and food. We stayed in the victory annex facing the sea, the rooms are... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have just returned from my fifth stay at the E & O and it is so welcoming and friendly, that it is just like returning home! This was my first visit since the completion of the Victory Annexe and the blend of old and new is seamless. We stayed in the Heritage Wing in a Deluxe sea view suite... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Many thanks to Dean and his staff in the Planters Bar who made us more than welcome. Wonderful service, nothing was too much! A hotel of real character, staffed by friendly caring people. The Victoria annex provided huge rooms , with a sea view and wonderful room service. The cocktail hour in the Planters Bar was a real highlight, striking... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were on holidays with friends, and looking for somewhere special to stay, and found a beauty! We had a massive suite overlooking the courtyard entrance to the hotel's original colonial side, but would probably opt for a more modest room on the seaward side in future, or even one in the new high rise section in which our friends... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I've stayed in some great hotels, but this place is the very best. Originally built by the guys who brought Raffles to Singapore, it is a colonial oasis right on the waterfront. The bedrooms where spacious and beautifully decorated and very clean. The breakfast was fantastic, we took breakfast on the 6th floor near the amazing Infiniti pool. We ate... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Eastern & Oriental Hotel in Georgetown is just fantastic. It is so well located that even in the tropical heat and humidity, you are just a short stroll to all of Georgetown's attractions. The nights in Georgetown with the Indian and Malay and Chinese sections provide wonderful atmosphere and food. The E & O itself has a beautiful self... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Best hotel I have stayed in by a country mile. Very colonial and you can sense the history there. The rooms are beautiful and nothing is too much trouble. Loved the pub in the hotel. Near to all of the local tourist attractions.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Accommodation is very English based, very comfortable and spacious. Service was very good and helpful and breakfast was amazing, great quality and huge range of choices. Our room had lovely ocean views and there was a great swimming pool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I'm writing this as the last night of our stay in the 'victory' suite. Overall simply the most wonderful experience and we cannot wait to return. This hotel really is in a class of its own, every member of staff we have met has been courteous, respectful, and could not be more helpful. The rooms are gorgeous, the little extras... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • 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: $146 - $272 (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
#2 Luxury Hotel in George Town
#3 Romantic Hotel in George Town
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