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Eastern & Oriental Hotel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I had 6 days & nights enjoying Penang and the Grand E&O Hotel. We were greeted with drinks and big toothie smiles then shown to our huge suite with a bed covered in rose petals. As it was a surprise trip for my wife the brownie points I received was amazing - thanks team. The place oozes...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel and staff are excellent, have been before and will be back! The buildings are a great mix of old and new, with great makan (food). The original part of the hotel, has a really old colonial and stylish feel, you can almost hear the past, and has a home from home feeling. All staff were/are very friendly, much...

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2Thank martin140670
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our suite was huge, with a living room with an ocean view, king sized bedroom, and a large bathroom with tub and shower, plus two wash basins located at the opposite ends of the room. There were flat screened TVs in both the bedroom and living room. The suite had high ceilings which added to the sense of luxury. Everything...

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3Thank Don_Muang
Kincumber, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One our one day from a cruise in Penang we were taken to this lovely hotel by a friend as I had long wanted to see it. Perfect location on the seafront we just wanted to stay! We had a drink in the bar and a chat with the delightful bar manager.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This classic 5 star hotel right on the bay overlooking the water is superb in every way. It's the best so stop looking... You won't be disappointed .. the victory annex is the new wing and the place to stay. Great bedroom ! big and with perfect views. Big bathrooms I mean really big ! Nice freestanding tub too. The...

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3Thank X7325MDrichardb
UK
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed as a family of four in this wonderful hotel for 3 nights. Our room was in the new wing- the bathroom was huge and luxurious and we had a fabulous view out to sea. The pool area is relaxed and lovely but shady in the afternoons. We enjoyed the happy hour and didn't feel it was a 'scrum'...

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2Thank numpty2009
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved the ambiance of the hotel. Lovely building, nice grounds, beautiful swimming pools. Nice breakfasts. However, there is a SERIOUS issue with sound-proofing between rooms that have adjoining doors. We could hear EVERYTHING from our next door guests (and there were two separate stays next door). It didn't help that both stays were loud, rude and inconsiderate; however, the...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Arrived at hotel to find we had a problem with our credit cards. We had inadvertently left them behind. We were 'in a pickle' but fortunately the front office staff sorted us out and we had a fantastic 2 nights.

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2Thank Wendy K
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

A beautiful hotel, excellent service and very peaceful. This is not a hotel for children, it's for feel-good adult time. We stayed in the victory annexe and it has been added to the heritage wing exceptionally well. The food was fantastic throughout, although they could offer a better range of beers-only tiger, corona, Heineken and Guinness. The pool areas are...

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3Thank Frances F
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was skeptical if I would enjoy my stay here since I prefer small and intimate boutique hotels and villas and E&O is huge hotel complex with two wings but I choosed it because of the pool area is unlike others in George Town. And I am so happy I did. I really enjoyed my stay at E&O's Victory Annex,...

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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
  • Hot Tub
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  • Minibar
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • 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: RM621 - RM1,162 (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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“Spoil her !”
mattandalisonl, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Select an ocean view suite in the Heritage Wing - it's well worth the extra cost! The new wing is very nice, but only 5 years old.”
  • View into the living from from the bedroom
  • Large bath with tub, shower and two wash basins
  • Ocean view from the living room
Don_Muang, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Heritage wing - but ask for room without adjoining door”
B2006HCmarkw, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I think all rooms of the new wing face the ocean. Try the upper floors for even better views !”
910svend, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Topmost floor on the Victory Annexe Wing”
661carlaa, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
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