From the moment you enter and are greeted with a cooling cocktail while your booking is processed, this hotel envelopes you with calm away from the busy streets of Georgetown. The history of the hotel is reason alone to stay there - (see Google) The rooms are tastefully and comfortably furnished and the bathroom is wonderful with two wash basins, large bath, separate toilet and a shower that gives you the feeling of standing under a waterfall...just wonderful. The hotel was spotlessly clean in every area I saw. The hotel was renovated extensively in l996, and the dining area has an unusual cafe atmosphere, but if you want you can dine on the terrace overlooking the water, or in a fine dining room - which we saw but did not try. The choice of menu was excellent, ranging from Malaysian, Indian to European and service excellent and even better, the price was very reasonable for such a lovely hotel. The swimming pool is lovely and as the hotel is close to all the main attractions in Georgetown, you can see them, and still have time to flop on the lounges with a cooling drink and a swim as the sun sets. We would go back there tomorrow.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Eastern And Oriental Hotel
- Eastern Oriental Georgetown
- Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang/George Town