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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at E&O despite noise from ongoing construction (condominiums) in the adjoining lot. Those sensitive to noise should book a room in the new wing, which is located further from the construction. That said, bay views from the top floor of the old wing were spectacular. Room 302 overlooks the bay and pool and has a separate... More 

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EasternandOriental1, Hotel Manager at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback about your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time in the Hotel and the facilities it has to offer. A review like yours is always helpful for others considering the Eastern & Oriental Hotel for their forthcoming stays. Once... More 

Perth, Western Australia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We'd been planning this trip for a long time and the anticipation of staying at the E&O was pretty high. It delivered....in spades. We (my mother and I) stayed in adjoining suites in the Victory Annexe - which is the modern part of the hotel - but still felt connected to the Heritage Wing where we happily ventured for drinks... More 

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EasternandOriental1, Hotel Manager at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Firstly, thank you for taking the time to review our property. It is greatly appreciated. We are happy that you had a lovely time here during your recent stay with us. There is nothing more rewarding than positive feedback from the guest. We are happy that you were impressed with your accommodation experience in the new Victory... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

Breathtaking view! To all anglers, remember to bring your surf casting rods. Widespread buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Classy hotel and great location. Definitely a must stay place at least once for the colonial kind of experience.

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EasternandOriental1, Hotel Manager at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay with us. We are delighted to know that you had an enjoyable stay and that the hotel’s ideal location suited your requirement. It has been a pleasure having you as our resident and we look forward to your return in... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stayed in the Heritage Wing. It's so beautiful. Although it was one of the cheaper ones, our room was grand in every way - size, decor and amenities. The staff are amazingly friendly and accommodating - from the doormen to the cleaners. Top marks to them all!

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EasternandOriental1, Hotel Manager at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Allow us to thank you for taking the time to review our property. It is greatly appreciated. We are happy that you had a lovely time here and enjoyed your accommodation in the Heritage Wing. It is our sincere hope that you will return again soon some day. Kind regards, The Management More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful premises , lovely spacious suites but only offer local coffee (not americano) which is way too strong and bitter. For coffee addicts myself it was a huge let down with no Starbucks or the likes anywhere nearby. The breakfast was very average , omelets always under cooked , bread not fresh every day , and generally uninspiring .

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EasternandOriental1, Hotel Manager at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the lovely spacious suites. Your comments with regards to coffee and breakfast have been duly noted. Many guests appreciate our wide selection of items available on the breakfast menu and we continue to... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

My daughter and I treated ourselves to afternoon tea on a Wednesday in April. We'd booked but really there'd been no need to. Arrived for 2 pm and were seated at a lovely table looking out to the water through a small garden. Offered a range of teas, we chose good old English Breakfast which, when it arrived, we were... More 

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sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We normally stay out at Batu Ferringhi (sp?). My first stay was Nov 2014. We stayed in a heritage room on the ground floor that was a very short walk to the pool. I loved this room. This trip we stayed in the new wing. Room 810. This wing gives you access to afternoon drinks 6-7pm in the Planters lounge... More 

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EasternandOriental1, Hotel Manager at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We are pleased to learn that you have enjoyed your stay with us at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel and would like to thank you for taking the time to write about your experience here on Trip Advisor. It is a pleasure to hear that you have tried various aspects of the hotel, and that you will... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here back in 2013 and decided to come back again. This time we stayed in the victory annexe. The room was great, very spacious and well appointed. We arrived too early for check in and were shown to the planters lounge on the 6th floor to wait with a drink and were also shown the changing rooms in... More 

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EasternandOriental1, Hotel Manager at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, We are most pleased to hear that we have once again made your stay memorable after your last visit in year 2013. It is great to know that you enjoyed every aspects of your stay and that you are planning to return for the 3rd time. Thank you for the time taken to post this review and... More 

Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I stay here just a night, the purpose is to celebrate my wife's birthday. I book my hotel at Heritage Wings, sea view, i love the historical design rather then modern sophisticated, wanna feel the history ambience. I heard that Heritage Wings more expensive than the Victory Annex, when spent a night at Heritage, now i know the reason why... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 6 nights in a deluxe suite. This is an outstanding hotel...our suite, the service, hotel amenities, buffet breakfasts and location were high quality and nothing was too much trouble for the very helpful staff. The hotel exudes history, character and charm, in an idyllic setting, which is in easy walking distance to Chinatown, Little India, and the... More 

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EasternandOriental1, Hotel Manager at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your warm and generous comments on Trip Advisor. We were delighted to have you with us for 6 nights and to know that you were well taken care of by members of our staff, just as you should be. We noted your comments highlighted in this review and rest assured we will look into... More 

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • 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: $144 - $268 (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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