I loved the E&O. All the staff were brilliant, friendly, knowledgable and attentive. We stayed in the Heritage wing with a great sea view and lounge space. A really solid room with no noise from anywhere, gorgeous bathroom and the best bed I have slept in for years. Unfortunately for us we were there during a long weekend so there were lots of kids, but they all seemed to hang by the Heritage pool as the water was warmer. I think that the pool in the Victory wing was refrigerated, it was so refreshing.
There was a relatively minor matter with the concierge and check in process, but the manager apologised and remedied the situation as soon as he became aware, he also followed up once I got home to make sure I was happy.
If I had to change anything, I would make some of the breakfast offerings a little spicier (there were curries & stir fries as well as great pancakes and omelettes) and have a dedicated, child free breakfast area as it became a bit of a zoo when it filled up on Saturday morning.
I would go back to E&O tomorrow if I could. I proper loved it.
- 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