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Cumbrian
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Thos was our second visit to the E&O and it didnt dissapoint, totally classy hotel. Great staff great service ,value for money. Definately the best hotel we have visited in Asia. From the marble walls, chandeliers and works of art it screams pure class. All the amenities you could want. You can keep your so called 5 * resort hotels,...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A luxurious hotel with colonial style & character is what you will get. The view from my room was fantastic, overseeing the sea. However some of staff are quite cold, I expected more smile and greetings. Stayed there 3 nights, the variety of breakfast were great, however quality and taste I believe could also do better. I also noticed that...

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Thank Armand D
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

That the E&O is luxurious hotel with stacks of colonial character is beyond question. However to be truly a 5* hotel you need 5* service and this is where it is lacking. The best that can be said is that service levels are inconsistent; many staff hit the mark but others are cold, bordering on dismissive. I stayed in the...

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Vancouver
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved the old world colonial charm of the Eastern and Oriental Hotel and would deem it a must-stay based on the pool alone. While the rooms are spacious and nicely appointed, the pool area is a heavenly spot to relax. The hotel has undergone some expansion, with the creation of a modern wing complete with infinity pool, but I...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

First look...what a beautiful wonder...the magnificient of the hotel...less to say for parking...no spaces at front... Situated near upper Penang road... split by old wing and a new wing...service by staffs...which do you prefer? From my point of view...new wing staffs prefers not other taxis esp.the Red tops to service guest coming to the hotel when a guest books from...

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Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited George Town at the end of January and stayed at the Eastern and Oriental for 6 nights. Staff were so helpful and ensured we had a room that looked out over the water. We stayed in the Victory wing. I loved the whole feel of the place. Our room was beautiful and spacious and everything...

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Caloundra, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great hotel - right in George Town - walk to centre of town or get the free bus which stops near the hotel and takes you to various sites in George Town. Hotel staff are really lovely and very helpful. The breakfast is very good indeed with everything one could possibly wish for. A club room gets you drinks and...

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1Thank JoeCarolandJames
Western Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice colonial hotel. We had a balcony suite in the heritage wing which was quite spacious and reasonably comfortable. The bed was a little firmer than I like but Ok. We were without hot water one evening but that matter was resolved. Staff are very helpful and polite. Laundry service super efficient. Breakfast is buffet style and a bit...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are just relaxing on our sea facing balcony in our Victory Annexe studio as we prepare to leave after a 3 night stay here. We arrived around 3 hours before check in from a 4 night stay in Batu Ferringhi and as expected, our room wasn't ready. Not a problem, we were taken to Planters Lounge where we ate...

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Ashford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Superb old Colonial hotel. Everything works like clockwork. Friendly and helpful staff. Delightful room with full amenities. Perfect location for strolling around town. Free shuttle bus to sister hotel on a lovely nearby beach.

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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
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • 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: $180 - $301 (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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“Heritage wing - sea side balcony”
 of 5 bubbles 44armandd, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Make sure your room looks over the water.”
 of 5 bubbles catherinemoil2003, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our studio suite in the Victory Annexe was gorgeous with a great sea view”
 of 5 bubbles ericab, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“quiet on the upper floors of the Victory Annexe”
 of 5 bubbles Den-Lyn-Welshies, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Annexe Rooms well decorated and maintained with British Colonial experience.”
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