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Eastern & Oriental Hotel

1.6 km from George Town centre
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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10 Farquhar Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2016

This was another great stay in the Victory Wing. We enjoyed all of the facilities of the hotel but did feel that the service in Sarkeys restaurant for breakfast wasn't as good as before. The food was first class but whilst dining outside it was apparent that some of the staff were very inexperienced and had to be asked for...

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EasternandOriental1, Group Director of Sales & Marketing at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for returning to stay with us once again and we are pleased that you had a great stay. As we exercise continuous improvement, we have taken note of your feedback in regards to areas that require greater attention. It has been a pleasure having you as our guest and we look forward to your return...

Oswestry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I spent one night at the hotel whilst on a business trip. I stayed in the Heritage wing which was a wonderful experience. Old style comfort with all the modern facilities that you could require. Very spacious rooms with excellent wifi. I ate in the fine dining restaurant and the food was excellent. The reception and restaurant staff were courteus,...

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EasternandOriental1, Group Director of Sales & Marketing at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you indeed for staying with us. It is wonderful to learn that you have enjoyed your stay and you would be planning a return in May. We look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you back again. Kind regards, The Management

East Sussex
Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for a short break at the end of January. The room we had was located in the heritage wing, with lovely high ceilings, plenty of space with a separate lounge area and large bathroom overlooking the pool/ocean. The service was very good throughout the short stay. The hotel has a tasteful colonial feel to...

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EasternandOriental1, Group Director of Sales & Marketing at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you indeed for staying with us. We are most pleased to read that you had a wonderful stay and thank you for posting a review on Trip Advisor. It will be a pleasure to have you with us again in the near future. Kind regards, The Management

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 February 2016

We took my mother for high tea for her birthday. The food and experience were fantastic. There was a good variety of both savoury and sweet treats. So much so, that none of us could finish ours off. The scones and home made jam were exactly what we were looking for. I must admit I took a liking to the...

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EasternandOriental1, Group Director of Sales & Marketing at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for visiting The 1885 for our English Afternoon Tea and we appreciate your time taken in sharing your positive experience on Trip Advisor. It is great to know that you had a fantastic experience and we certainly look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you again, maybe even for staying at the Eastern & Oriental...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 January 2016

I have just had 5 days staying in a suite in the Heritage wing. The suite was superb...roomy, lovely view out to sea and old colonial ambience. However we were quite dismayed by the service in all areas. Despite checking in at 6 pm we were left waiting for some time till I had to ask to be shown to...

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EasternandOriental1, Group Director of Sales & Marketing at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for choosing to stay with us and for contributing a review on Trip Advisor. Whilst we note that you enjoyed your accommodation in the Heritage Wing with a lovely view, we would like to offer our sincere apologies on the shortcomings you had experienced. Your feedback is important to us as it serves to be...

Seattle
Reviewed 31 January 2016

E&O is a classic from a by gone age returned to it's magic. You have to stay in the historic wing (as opposed to the new industrialized type of modernity favoured by biz travellers) and get a room looking to the sea. The food, the staff, the surroundings and the aura of history are all here. Penang is lovely and...

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EasternandOriental1, Group Director of Sales & Marketing at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you indeed for staying with us in January. We are most pleased to read that you had a wonderful stay and thank you for posting a review on Trip Advisor. It will be a pleasure to have you with us again in the near future. Kind regards, The Management

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

We spent a couple of nights at the famous E&O, prior to stopping with friends, on Penang Island. We stopped in the Victory Wing, which was renovated completely just two or three years ago, so doesn't have that tired feel that some nice hotels sometimes have -it feels old charm, but fresh. The rooms are a very good size -more...

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EasternandOriental1, Group Director of Sales & Marketing at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your experience of the Eastern & Oriental Hotel on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to learn that you have thoroughly enjoyed your accommodation in the Victory Annexe, the hotel facilities and your dining experience. Once again, thank you for your valuable feedback and we look forward to your...

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Arriving at the E and O Hotel for our recent 3 night stay we were disappointed not to be greeted as we alighted from our taxi by anyone to take our bags, sadly the guys in Pith Helmets who greeted us on previous occasions appear to have gone. We struggled into reception and someone did come and take our bags...

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EasternandOriental1, Group Director of Sales & Marketing at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Many thanks for choosing to stay with us again and for contributing a review on Trip Advisor. Whilst we note that overall you had an enjoyable stay, we would like to offer our sincere apologies on the shortcomings you had experienced. Your feedback is important to us as it serves to be part of our continuous effort...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

With a TERRIBLE band, mediocre drinks, a boring selection of alcohol and terribly cheesey Chinese New Year decor the Bar let's the rest of the hotel down completely. We had two extremely mediocre cocktails... Not worth the visit if you're going just for the bar. A real let down compared to the rest of the hotel.

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London
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

This hotel is away from the main hustle and bustle of Georgetown but also within easy walking distance. As such it had a lovely calm feel to it and was great to come back to after a long days exploring. The hotel decor is a beautiful colonial style with loads of nice little touches. The room we had was large...

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EasternandOriental1, Group Director of Sales & Marketing at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you indeed for staying with us for 5 nights and we greatly appreciate the time taken to share your experience on Trip Advisor. Whilst we note that you had a lovely stay, including your suite, the comfortable bed, buffet breakfast and the hotel’s ideal location, please accept our sincere apologies on some of the shortcomings you...

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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
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • 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
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: $196 - $328 (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 Family Hotel in George Town
#2 Luxury Hotel in George Town
#3 Romantic Hotel in George Town
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