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Eastern & Oriental Hotel

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Mackay
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were advised to try the E&O by our travel agent. Not disappointed but just a little too quite for us. The afternoon high tea is a highlight to experience the tradition. All In all, good value to try once.

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Shanghai
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

It's my first experience with E&O. The building was grand. It's that type of building style from Europe that attracts your eyeballs. The lobby was spacious and the ceiling was high. The room I had was also large and appeared to be stunning. At breakfast the staff could respond to my needs as a vegetarian very well. I'm really grateful...

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1Thank WaiYeong
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We loved our three night stay here at the end of our Malaysia holiday. We found the staff friendly, polite and helpful from start to finish. We arrived mid morning and were aware that this would be too early to get a room immediately. This was not a problem as we were invited to relax in the lounge and pool...

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1Thank Lloyd H
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My friends and I chose to stay at E&O simply because from the photos we looked at on the internet, the hotel looks nostalgically elegant. When we arrived at the hotel, we had literally tons of luggage, pieces and things we bought from the markets. The hotel porter quickly came to our rescue. He must be stunned when he unloaded...

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1Thank Edith Suk Hing C
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stay only for 1 night, but we been here sometime ago, its always nice. The room and the balcony facing the sea, so beautiful. Just we excpect the lounge in level 6, for morning breakfast, the choices not much. But the view from the table in the balcony beautiful, with fresh air. We always stay in the new wing,...

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1Thank Merinda_angel
Denmark
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel has it all and being here is an absolute treat. The E&O is simply beautiful. The food satisfies most since the variation is from Continental to Asien. Afternoonthe is a very special and unique experience. Cannot recommend enough.

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1Thank Anne J
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

A great hotel with 2 great pools. We stayed in the old original building which I suggest you do as the new big building built in 2004 has just a big hotel feel about it. I booked for a king bed but we were given 2 singles which was a bit of a let down.no explanation was given. The breakfast...

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Penrith, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had heard that The High Tea there was wonderfull . Have to say the service was impeccable but what was served not nice . Canned Whip Cream , Very hard small scones , Comercial cakes and sandwiches were stale . Served on Hotel Crickery . Nothing traditional ! High tea should be little sandwiches , home made cakes and...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for 3days 2 nights at the Heritage Wing ( also know as Old Wing) to the Taxi Drivers. It very peaceful and relaxing place. There are 2 entrance to the hotel - Heritage wing is more colonial while the Victory Annexe is more modernise. From the Heritage Wing it is about 15-20 mins walk to the famous Penang Chendol...

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 6 nights in March 2017. It was our second visit to the hotel having previously stayed in 2014. It was exactly as we'd remembered it - quiet, calm, efficient and friendly. This time we stayed in the Victory Wing and were entitled to use the "Planters lounge" for breakfast and complimentary drinks between 1700-1800. It was...

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Amenities

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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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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • 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
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: ₹ 9,030 - ₹ 15,120 (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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“Go for the Heritage Wing!”
  • Our beautiful suite!
 of 5 bubbles SubhaRathee, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms just above the bar/restaurant as it can be a little noisy at night.”
 of 5 bubbles justint124, 26 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Endulge and go for the heritage wing.”
 of 5 bubbles AberdeenWoody, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for full sea view”
 of 5 bubbles DDR1234, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Take a room on the upper level of the old hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles 925gerryl, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
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