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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been staying in Luxury Range hotels for quite a bit because service and amenities are important during my vacation in a foreign land. E&O is quite below my expectation despite being one of the top luxury hotels in Penang. Let me begin with the worst. Baby Crib Baby crib that was given was quite old (which was not a...

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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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We stayed for 5 nights in a Victory Annex Studio suite - the room was huge and very luxuriously fitted out with a lovely claw foot bath, checkered tiles etc... All rooms face the Andaman sea with a nice balcony. Service included nightly turn down of bed and replenishment of towels if needed and a free newspaper at your door...

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Stayed at Victory Annex section for 3 nights and loved it. Our room has a balcony with ocean view; excellent breakfast with many choices and variety of selections, choice to sit outside & enjoy gorgeous view; walking distance to Blue Mansion and Penang Street with many choices of restaurants and shops for last minute souvenirs well-priced. I bought sarongs priced...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent room house-keeping, wonderfully comfortable bed & pillows, serene and grand surroundings, beautiful sunrise view, Santorini-like infinity pool with sea view, convenient locations to local attractions and food areas. With these, the elegant 131 years old E&O scores 5 stars at ease. In addition to the above, E&O has a well-received Thai massage parlor (Pañpuri) within its facilities, making it...

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Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

PROS This is a landmark in a series of several famous, old British colonial hotels in Asia. Amazing classic 130 year old architecture of the main bulging (Heritage Wing) and the atmosphere of old elegance impress in grand lobbies, restaurants and spacious rooms. Our Writers' Suite was actually a huge apartment on the second floor with beautiful furniture, 1.5 bathrooms...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A luxurious, historical hotel, oozing culture and history. The service could not be faulted, our room was big enough for six people and was beautifully furnished with a delightful view of the sea. The 1885 restaurant provides excellent service and food and all the staff are extremely helpful. Perfectly located, a short walk from the town. Definitely the place to...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent two nights at Eastern and Oriental. Excellent location on the water with an old world feel. Excellent staff and on-premise dining made the stay wonderful Very quiet and was a great place to relax after working in the factories all day. Individual rooms were quite large and well appointed.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Room 1203: Bedding unworthy of a 5 star. Very hard mattress, very uncomfortable. We feel as if we were sleeping on a wooden board. The only solution proposed by the management is to add mattresses (very thin and have no effect). Uncomfortable feather pillows. The management explained that all the rooms had the same bed type. Upon arrival with a...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent a birthday weekend at the E&O, staying in the original building in a room overlooking the sea. For travellers looking for a understated touch of luxury, highly personal staff and great value, the E&O is the place. Truer to its roots than the Raffles, in a more peaceful, friendlier environment. We wanted to 'shout out' Ms. Merlene for...

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Copenhagen
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have stayed at this hotel many times over the past 20 years. Coming here has always been to touch base with Penang Island. However, in my last two visits, I have found the service and attitude of the staff generally "lukewarm". It was no different this time . Coming here to welcome 2017 with my family, made us all...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Multilingual Staff
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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
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: ₹ 9,201 - ₹ 15,264 (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
Hotel Style:
#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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“Annexe Rooms well decorated and maintained with British Colonial experience.”
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 of 5 bubbles ViViO_F, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a room with a view of the water!”
 of 5 bubbles davidhN4222MP, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Request a sea view”
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 of 5 bubbles JoeCoolest, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“get a sea view room with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles C81BWkeithg, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Of course higher floors are always best.”
 of 5 bubbles JanetSLYap2016, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
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