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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed today NEW

This review is more about the staff than the hotel - although the hotel is beautiful in all it's colonial glory. My Mum and I were supposed to stay at the E&O for just 4 nights. I ended up staying for 4 weeks. During breakfast of the first full day of our trip my Mum was taken ill, was rushed...

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Bangkok, Thailand
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The hotel has one of the best colonial exterior and interior in Penang. The room I stayed, Annex Suite, is very nicely designed, spacious, and comfortable equipped with everything you need. I especially love the pools; both of the pools. The one on the 6th floor is modern with infinity edge and the one at the old wing has its...

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Tokyo
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The staff were so helpful! We stayed in the Heritage Wind and loved the whole decor! At the ground floor, sometimes a pianist was playing piano and it made us feel relaxed. Pretty much everything we loved... If you love swimming or chilling at a pool side, you must go to both of the Heritage Wing pool and the new...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location is not near the heart of the city. The guests would have to take a taxi to if you would like to dine and shop in the city. The rooms are so comfortably decorated with good taste. The breakfast in the hotel is magnificent and the Malaysian food there is authentic and of good taste.

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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What can I say about this hotel. It is impressive from the front as you approach but from the back it is even more impressive, backing, as it does, onto the sea. Admittedly we were lucky, as upon checking in we were advised we had been complimentary upgraded to a suite on account of it being our honeymoon. Went to...

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Leicester England
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and stayed 3 nights at the E&O and what a truly great experience it was. Check in was very easy and handled very promptly by the lovely staff and our luggage was with us in our suite inn no time at all.A great start. The suite was beautiful with a lovely large bedroom/living room with writing desk and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed in the Heritage wing for a couple of nights before going to Batu Fahringghi. Thought it would be pretentious but it wasn't. We got a very good deal by booking early and was given a room with no great view, (I believe there are rooms with great views - Noel stayed there I believe!). Even so the rooms were...

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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the few hotels we have stayed in where there was no need to move outside for three days … the hotel catered for all our needs. We had a suite on the 15th floor of the annex. The accommodation was immaculate, the bed first class and the service faultless. Breakfast in the lobby, lunch in the...

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Krabi, Thailand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In East Asia, I've stayed at most of the grand old colonial hotels: Oriental Bangkok, Strand Yangoon, Raffles Singapore, Metripole Hanoi, Imperial Tokyo, and the Manilla Hotel. I think the E&O comes out tops. It hasn't gone flashy, super-luxury that takes itself too seriously like the others-and it doesn't have the exorbitant prices either. The old wing is still calm,...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The E&O is sadly no more the pearl of the Orient although it portraits that it is. We stayed in heritage wing which is nice enough but a bit tatty with paint flaking and carpets fraying in places. The biggest disappointment is total lack of service with very distant and cold staff who seem to not care at all for...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
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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: $190 - $376 (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 Family Hotel in George Town
#2 Luxury Hotel in George Town
#3 Romantic Hotel in George Town
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“High level rooms are commendable.”
 of 5 bubbles dmlcheung, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Pay more money to get a good view if you need one otherwise all the rooms on the escape diagram on the door look large”
 of 5 bubbles 577JohnD577, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Corner suites with access to the Planters lounge are excellent value”
 of 5 bubbles 650tonyr, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The old wing (Heritage) has the original architectural character. The sea view room are extremely quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Talef, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Heritage suite, sea view, above the pool. Very quiet and peaceful”
 of 5 bubbles 122maryu, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
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