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Eastern & Oriental Hotel

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10 Farquhar Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

So called colonial hotels are making a huge come back all throughout Asia and why you ask? The simple answer is the new generation of Europeans want that feel their parents had when they were the masters of the universe. And when in Penang the E & O is the place to go! I must say after staying at the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay from the minute we arrived and were welcomed by the staff. We stayed in the Victory Annexe which was just lovely. Our room was well appointed and very quiet and comfortable. Cocktail hour and the lovely breakfast on the 6th floor was great, infinity pool amazing! The hardest thing was trying to balance our sightseeing with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

What can I say - having spent a disappointing 3 days at Batu Ferringi I was prepared to be disappointed in Georgetown and the E&O. Far from it, this is a great hotel. A great location on the fringes of the World Heritage Area and a cheap taxi ride (or a very hot half hour walk) from the shopping malls... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We booked the premium suit with sea view at the George town wing. The service is good: welcome drink (fresh mango juice) upon arrival, an introduction to the hotel and room, nice breakfast buffet… The room, well, at a glance, it is large and fascinating old style of furniture… but the details are not that excellent as others. The toothbrush... More 

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This hotel was superb. Spacious rooms with extra wide hallways. The bathroom has his & her separate sinks and closets, separate rain shower and pendestal tub including quality bathroom products. Friendly & attentive service where the staff go out of their way to help you (and return your rental car for you while you are out and about!). The hotel... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Wow traveled through Thailand stayed at various hotels 4 & 5 * but this was the best of all. Stayed in the Victory annex in superior suite. Our room was big the bathroom also big with double sinks. View from balcony was stunning, overlooking the mainland. Part of the deal included canapes and cocktails from 5 -7, got to the... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

The first impression was good and the location superb. We stayed in the Heritage Wing. The rooms were large but not really up to the standard we were expecting from one of the best hotels in Penang. The cleanliness left a lot to be desired. Dirty plates and cutlery were re-arranged and just left in the room. The furnishings were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Stayed here six nights in Feb, we had a suite in the older part of the hotel, loads of space and excellent facilities. The staff are attentive and friendly and looked after us very well. Highly recommended.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Stayed here in early january for 2 nights as a bit of luxury to ourselves. Victory annex was beautiful and extremely well thought out as per decor. Infinity pool stunning with fantastic views out to sea. Complimentary cocktails from 5.00 to 7.00 pm each day including finger food very good. Breakfast had everything anyone would want and more besides. Spoke... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights and upgraded to a Superior Suite in the Victory annexe (the newer part of the hotel. Our room was on 15th floor overlooking the sea.. The room include free access to the Traders Club that provided free afternoon tea, cocktails and hot food. Our room was very comfortable with plenty of space. The hotel was... More 

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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 - $270 (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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