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Eastern and Oriental Hotel Penang

Eastern and Oriental Hotel Penang

5 Stars

10 Lebuh Farquhar Penang 10200


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Rating
Cleanliness 5
Facilities 5
Service 5
Location 5
Pricing 5
Overall 5
Eastern and Oriental Hotel invites leisure and corporate travellers to luxurious accommodations set right in the centre of Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From this all-suite hotel, guests can easily visit Fort Cornwallis and take a tour at Penang Museum & Art Gallery. While in the capital of Penang, holidaymakers admire the beautiful architecture of Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, explore Little India and see the historic 60-feet high Queen Victoria Memorial Clocktower.

Location
Hotel Eastern and Oriental is ideally situated on the seafront in heart of Georgetown, Penang. Vacationers can go hiking at Penang Hill, stop by Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram and check out sailing vessels at Tanjung City Marina.

Rooms
All elegant suites have Wi-Fi access, separate living area and bathroom with separate shower. Some units have kitchenette and private balcony that opens to sea view.

Restaurant
Patrons at E&O Hotel feast on fusion dishes at the colonial-style dining of 1885 and sample local and international fare at Sarkies Corner on site. Chill out with signature drinks at the poolside terrace.

General
Eastern and Oriental Hotel features equipped event spaces including a grand ballroom that can host up 400 people. Added conveniences include airport shuttle, business centre and parking (fees apply). After touring the city, visitors retreat to the hotel and work out at the gym later take a dip in the pool.

Additional Information

  • NOTE: Effective 1 June, the Penang State Government will be imposing a local government fee of RM3 nett per room per night, payable directly to the hotel upon check-in.
  • 1 km to the Train Station
  • 17 km to the International Airport (Penang)

Hotel Facilities

  • Baby Sitting Service
  • Concierge
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Lift / Elevator
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping Arcade
  • Tour Desk
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Facilities
  • Gym / Fitness Facilities
  • Parking Facilities (At Cost)
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Currency Exchange Services
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Reception
  • Sauna
  • Tennis Court

Room Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Pay-per-view Movies
  • Telephone
  • Colour TV
  • Mini Bar
  • Radio
  • Ensuite / Private Bathroom
  • Modem / Data Port Connection
  • Safe

Eastern and Oriental Hotel Penang Guest Reviews (37)


Eastern and Oriental Hotel Penang
5 out of 5

Staying at this hotel would have to be in the list of life's great experiences. From the greeting at the airport (we booked the hotel limousine service# and the cool drink on arrival at the hotel, to the fabulous room and service while we were there, this hotel is close to perfect! The location is excellent, close to most things, yet quiet with incomparable views of the Straits of the Malacca. The buffet breakfast under the conservatory overlooking the view, is truly memorable. My only suggestion for the room, which on the whole was fabulous, would be to have better fitting doors #draught prevention) to restrict any noise from an adjoining interconnecting room, quieter A/C and ensure the bed has 2 bedside lamps. Other than that, a wonderful experience.

Margaret the traveller wrote on December 2, 2012


Eastern and Oriental Hotel Penang
5 out of 5

Right in the hub of Georgetown, yet you wouldn't believe it when you are in your luxurious suite or around the beautiful pool that is right on the waterfront,where it is peaceful and luxurious. Staff all very attentive and friendly. Would definitely go back. The location enables you to join the wonderful buzz of Georgetown where the food is delicious and the heritage is fascinating.

Belinda Chapman wrote on August 20, 2011


Eastern and Oriental Hotel Penang
4.8 out of 5

Excellent room, ground floor near pool and with water view. Very friendly and helpful staff from pool attendant, through to wait staff in restaurant. Excellent breakfast and dinner buffets. All in all a very pleasant stay, will definitely be back.

Darren Read wrote on March 8, 2011


Eastern and Oriental Hotel Penang
5 out of 5

Great old world hotel with matching staff

Adam Bold wrote on October 12, 2010


Eastern and Oriental Hotel Penang
4.8 out of 5

The only critisism of this hotel is the strange odours in the lobby of the hotel, which originate from Sarkie's Corner, which is the hotel's buffet restaurant. They serve mainly local foods (which are spicy and often not to the taste of Westerners). Otherwise, the service at this hotel is excellent and the rooms are huge by any standard.

Anonymous wrote on October 28, 2009


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Overall Guest Rating

Overall5 out of 5
Cleanliness5 out of 5
Facilities5 out of 5
Service5 out of 5
Location5 out of 5
Pricing5 out of 5

Eastern and Oriental Hotel Penang Guest Reviews

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5 out of 5

Staying at this hotel would have to be in the list of life's great experiences. From the greeting at the airport (we booked the hotel limousine service# and the cool drink on arrival at the hotel, to the fabulous room and service while we were there, this hotel is close to perfect! The location is excellent, close to most things, yet quiet with incomparable views of the Straits of the Malacca. The buffet breakfast under the conservatory overlooking the view, is truly memorable. My only suggestion for the room, which on the whole was fabulous, would be to have better fitting doors #draught prevention) to restrict any noise from an adjoining interconnecting room, quieter A/C and ensure the bed has 2 bedside lamps. Other than that, a wonderful experience.

Review by: Margaret the traveller
Date stayed December 2, 2012

5 out of 5

Right in the hub of Georgetown, yet you wouldn't believe it when you are in your luxurious suite or around the beautiful pool that is right on the waterfront,where it is peaceful and luxurious. Staff all very attentive and friendly. Would definitely go back. The location enables you to join the wonderful buzz of Georgetown where the food is delicious and the heritage is fascinating.

Review by: Belinda Chapman
Date stayed August 20, 2011

4.8 out of 5

Excellent room, ground floor near pool and with water view. Very friendly and helpful staff from pool attendant, through to wait staff in restaurant. Excellent breakfast and dinner buffets. All in all a very pleasant stay, will definitely be back.

Review by: Darren Read
Date stayed March 8, 2011

5 out of 5

Great old world hotel with matching staff

Review by: Adam Bold
Date stayed October 12, 2010

4.8 out of 5

The only critisism of this hotel is the strange odours in the lobby of the hotel, which originate from Sarkie's Corner, which is the hotel's buffet restaurant. They serve mainly local foods (which are spicy and often not to the taste of Westerners). Otherwise, the service at this hotel is excellent and the rooms are huge by any standard.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed October 28, 2009

4.8 out of 5

This is an absolutely fantastic hotel. Location is excellent (middle of town, right on the sea), rooms are luxurious - beautiful antique furniture throughout, comfy bed, and large bathroom, and the swimming pool and excercise facilities are good. We were upgraded to suite because they had just started a minor renovation and thought that the noise might b e a problem - we didn't hear a thing and we enjoyed the luxury of 2 rooms and a butler! We definitely felt it was worth the splurge to stay in this historic place.

Review by: Judy Love-Eastham Tony Eastham
Date stayed August 7, 2008

4.6 out of 5

If you would like to have a 'Raffles' experience at half the price this is the place to go. For two well travelled Scots this was a wonderful few days.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed March 4, 2008

4.4 out of 5

Beautiful 'old world charm'. I was so caught up in the atmoshpere I proposed to my now fiance. Staff were exceptionally helpful.

Review by: Darren Tye
Date stayed October 19, 2007

4.8 out of 5

This hotel has been completely refurbished in it's original style. It is an excellent location for George town and is a very pleasant place to stay. The staff are very good, friendly, helpful and most obliging. I can unequivocaly recommend the E&O to the most discerning traveler

Review by: James Flemming
Date stayed May 1, 2007

4.6 out of 5

The E&O was more expensive than most other hotels on the island, but as one cab driver said: 'it's the number one hotel in Penang'. The hotel itself was well maintained and had an old-world grandeur befitting its history. The pool was nice, there was in-room internet (50MYR a day) and the staff were exponentially helpful. Facilities were as could be expected (gym/pool/restaurants/bar) and the only criticisms I have are 1) the expense of borrowing a DVD player - 150 MYR! (it rained for two days, and the storms knocked out the satellite TV), and 2) the main dining and bar areas were far too cold. Everything else was excellent, as you would expect given the relative expense of staying there.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed March 23, 2007

4.6 out of 5

The staff was most helpful. Breakfast was delicious.Would stay there again. A beautiful environment.

Review by: Sylvia Pereira
Date stayed March 9, 2007

5 out of 5

One of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Old world character with the best facilities and service. Similar to Raffles in Singapore.

Review by: CHRISTOPHER THOMAS
Date stayed January 7, 2007

5 out of 5

This is the second time we have stayed at the E & O. It is a beautiful hotel in the heart of Georgetown. The rooms are extremely spacious and comfortable whilst the remainder of the hotel has a wonderful atmosphere.

Review by: LISA JOHNSON
Date stayed December 11, 2006

5 out of 5

Great service, would highly recommend this hotel. Great to find a hotel that takes a pride in looking after its guests. Having stayed at the majority of the best hotels in Penang this is by far the best.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed December 1, 2006

5 out of 5

excellant hotel in every respect. ambiance, location, staff, rooms, food, all first class. a very tradditional hotel in every respect but inappropriate if you are looking for a lively resort type hotel

Review by: Michael Tarrant
Date stayed November 13, 2006

3.6 out of 5

Friendly and courteous staff. A different experience from the normal tourist or business hotel. We enjoyed our stay. Some way from all the other holiday hotels in Penang.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed December 20, 2005

5 out of 5

This was a return visit after 48 years and pleasant memories were amply repaid. E&O has modernised but kept its charm and tradition. Well worth a stay. The dinner dance on Thursday evenings is fun and took us back in time. The staff members were very efficient and pleasantly helpful. I cannot speak highly enough of this hotel.

Review by: PETER PHILLIPS
Date stayed October 18, 2005

0 out of 5

We would certainly recommend the E&O Hotel to friends. We think the hotel is excellent and the staff is most helpful and friendly. Could it be possible to have an outside terrace at the Farquhar''s Bar?

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed September 7, 2005

0 out of 5

We stayed in the Tanjung Suite at this hotel. Staying at this hotel was a fabulous experience. Everyting was great. The location, the staff the suite, the breakfast. I cannot recommend this hotel highly enough. There are only 88 rooms in the hotel so the staff treat each guest as royalty. A must stay hotel in my experience (and I have stayed in many hotels).

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed September 7, 2005

0 out of 5

This is a lovely old lady of a hotel, beautifully renovated in an outstanding location. The facilities were excellent, the writer''s suite extremely lovely with a fabulous view. The only point I would make is that the location of the writer''s suite on the corner of the building overlooked a more or less public space and this could be noisy in the evening. Otherwise the hotel was a unique experience for those who like history and romance with their hotel stay. The restaurant (Sarkies Corner) was terrific value on Friday and Saturday night when a full buffet was offered for around 60 malaysian dollars including all you could eat seafood, sashimi and wine among other things. Very well presented and outstanding food. I would recommend the hotel and would be happy to return.

Review by: Anonymous
Date stayed September 7, 2005

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