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Worthing, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here last year for 6 days, and loved it, so this year returned for 7 nights. Everything is as it should be in a 5* hotel, with excellent friendly service from everyone we met. The breakfast is excellent, although going a bit later is a good option as it's a little quieter. We went for the fresh cooked...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am so impressed with this beautiful hotel It is full of history and charm. It is so beautiful and comfortable, the view from the room of the ocean was so relaxing. I stayed in the Victory Annexe and was impressed with both the quality and the size of the room. There was a huge bathroom which led onto an...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at E&O for 2 nights it's a beautiful colonial style hotel. Style is similar to Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Service standards not as good as Raffles, but not bad, and staff all friendly. The room was lovely - large room with balcony that opened to give sea views and you can hear the waves too, which is very...

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1Thank paulerayner
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the new wing this time.The room was luxurious and the atmosphere of the classic style of bath room was great. But to adjust the temperature of water was difficult since it follows the classic style. And the view from the window was so wonderful. In the morning, watch the amazing dawn, in the evening watch the sun...

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I always like to stay at this hotel whenever I visit Penang , it's a beautiful colonial style hotel & still well maintained after so many years ... I really enjoyed staying at the suite in the old wing with peaceful sea view & the swimming pool over looking the sea too . it has a lot of charm &...

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The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the E&O at new wing Victory Annexe in a Studio Suite. The room is amazing! High walls, great bathroom with a his and hers sink and a classic bath tub and a separate rain shower. Unfortunately, my room was located facing half sea half street, which resulted in much noise on night 1 (Friday night) from the bar...

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1Thank Roshan87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great hotel with a commanding frontage overlooking the sea in George Town. We stayed in the victory annexe and were not disappointed, the room was really grand and airy with a great balcony and view. With a club room you also got all drinks ( wine , beer etc) and food free between 5 and 6 pm...

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for a long weekend and had a nice experience at a reasonable price. The staff were friendly and the room clean, beds comfortable, great water pressure in the bathroom. We stayed in the 'heritage' wing, which is the older part, which we liked a lot as we chose to stay here for the history, plus it seems to be...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to many countries and we are suckers for old colonial hotels, this one is lovely. Big rooms, great views, very good food, very nice pool. Very well kept, clean with excellent staff. Of course, we refer to the heritage part, the old building. Hairdryer, slippers, bath stuff all in the room. Breakfast included is buffet but very...

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3Thank Worldtreader1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel itself lives up to the 5 stars. The services and staff, not so much. The rooms, locale and common area are fantastic. A bygone era (albeit colonialist) is palpable. The service is no where close to the level of the actual place. For example, the breakfast is a buffet of unending variety and choice. But try to get...

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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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  • Minibar
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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: €130 - €218 (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, Malaysia
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#1 Business Hotel in George Town
#2 Luxury Hotel in George Town
#2 Family Hotel in George Town
#3 Romantic Hotel in George Town
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“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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 of 5 bubbles ViViO_F, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a room with a view of the water!”
 of 5 bubbles davidhN4222MP, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Request a sea view”
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 of 5 bubbles JoeCoolest, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“get a sea view room with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles C81BWkeithg, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
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