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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed one week here for my brothers wedding. We stayed in both the heritage wing and the victory wing. we had a wonderful stay and didnt want to leave. The victory wing is a lot more modern than the heritage wing. The happy hour for food and drinks was also great. all the staff were very courteous and helpful....

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We came here for our 25th wedding anniversary. We were treated to a bed covered in rose petals, nice wine and fruit. What a special experience. The staff were all friendly and willing to help. We were greeted with a cheery "good morning" each day. The drinks between 5-6pm each evening beside the pool were excellent. The service we received...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have been fortunate to stay in some nice hotels but this was certainly the best. I thought the staff were very friendly and helpful. We really enjoyed the cocktail hour on the sixth floor. We were in he Victory annexe and every room faced the sea.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After walking around Georgetown on a hot day we decided to go to the EOH. The Bar is lovely and very traditional. You feel like you are being transported back to the 19th century. It is wonderful. The drinks are reasonable and we all had cocktails. It backs onto the swimming pool and has a lovely waterfront view.

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had dinner at the E&O in the 1885 restaurant on boxing day with family and friends. The decor of the restaurant was very nice and the setting was lovely, however we were disappointed with the service especially considering the price tag. Before ordering we were informed that there were no mashed potatoes left and when we were inquired about...

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the E & O last year in the Victory annexe studio suites and enjoyed it so much we decided to return. We stayed for 5 nights and everything was just as good as last time. We love Malaysia and have stayed in many hotels throughout the country but Penang is are favourite destination and this hotel is...

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2Thank Bru1
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

we have picked E & O as our friend wedding is held here. First the check in, smooth and no fuss. They withheld approx 1200Rm for us staying a week. Some information sheets was given including the shuttle bus schedule to the sister hotel calls long pine ( please do not bother to go there, we went there with a...

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Bamaga, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for three nights over the New Year’s period. Our reservation was for the corner suite in the new victory annexe. Our taxi dropped us to the wrong lobby and we were then escorted to the correct lobby. We were early and our room wasn’t ready, no drama. We were more than happy to leave our bags and...

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Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

You wont find better if you're looking for classy and majestic luxury in a Penang hotel. Its heritage ensures that every guest arrives and leaves with a sense of being part of its colonial heritage. The E&O is one of the finest hotels my family and I have ever stayed at, and we've stayed at many. Booked two doubles at...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Eastern & Oriental Hotel takes you back to a bygone era with its colonial charm. The hotel is well appointed, sumptuous and sports beautiful views of the bay which can be admired from the terrace of rooms in the victory extension or the cool luxury of the infinity pool on the roof of the sixth floor. We enjoyed the...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $173 - $303 (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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“Victory Annex offers smaller but more modern furnishings. Heritage wing suites however are bigger.”
 of 5 bubbles Mansourhe, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Do go to the cocktail bar and the swimming pool on the sixth floor.”
 of 5 bubbles jomo50blue, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Victory Annexe studio suites on club floor are great. The corner suites are fabulous. Hopefully will stay in one next time.”
 of 5 bubbles Bru1, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The Victory Annexe is more modern”
 of 5 bubbles EYeo, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“if you are traditional, choose heritage. if you are modern, choose the new annexxe wing.”
 of 5 bubbles 324jaek, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
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