Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang

The Grande Dame of Georgetown

Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang, known simply as the ‘E&O’ to generations of travellers - is a grand elegant and luxurious property, ideally located in the centre of Geroge Town. This is the perfect hotel for those wanting to go out and discover this UNESCO heritage site, whilst the infinity swimming pool and various restaurants and bars also makes it a great place to relax.

Accommodation is set in two different wings of the hotel. The Heritage wing is the original building, and finished a multi-million pound re-furbishment at the end of December 2019. The Victory Annexe is an extended wing that opened in 2013, built on the site of the hotel’s original Victory Annexe that was first unveiled by Arshak Sarkies in 1923. The Victory Annexe is designed with the needs and comforts of the modern traveller in mind, whilst retaining the old-world ambience and charm that are synonymous with the E&O.

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Guide Price

 £1,999  per person
Hotel Category
Indulgent
Location Type
City centre
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Hotel highlights

  • Located in the Centre of George Town
  • Infinity swimming pool
  • Colonial building
  • Amazing views of the Andaman Sea

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    13:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 122 rooms

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang

  • City centre
  • approx. 25 minutes from Penang Airport
4703 Reviews 88% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3091
  • Very Good 1059
  • Average 340
  • Poor 142
  • Terrible 72

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Mar 29, 2020

What a fabulous hotel

Bolton, United Kingdom

I think this is the best hotel I have ever visited. Absolutely beautiful. Fabulous rooms and outstanding staff and service. We stayed in the heritage wing. A huge suite with a separate sitting room. Loads of complementary treats in the room. A fabulous swimming pool for heritage suite guests with a lovely gentleman who brought towels and iced water as you arrived. Breakfast included- fabulous Restaurant very good. The cocktail hour special was very welcome with glasses continuously refreshed- thanks guys 😀. Very central hotel What a fantastic place can not recommend it more highly.
Mar 26, 2020

Incredible gorgeous hotel by the ocean

Singapore, Singapore

I first stayed at the E&O almost 30 years ago as a small kid, and the hotel lived up to every one of the childhood memories. The Victory Annexe room we stayed in was well appointed & spacious with a private balcony overlooking the ocean, which others cannot see into and can be utilized however one desires. The pool is lovely, however as others have mentioned in isn't in the direct sun (which has had upside), but because of this the water is a bit cold. The Heritage Wing has an outside pool, but in my humble opinion the Victory Annexe pool is nicer. The Hotel itself is full of charm and a remainder of days past. The location is good also, with easy access to the rest of Georgetown and no shortage of excellent food options. Overall is was a fantastic stay and I look forward to heading back for another romantic long weekend for 2.
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Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang

Facilities

Poolside Terrace

Swimming Pool

Located in the Victory Annexe, is the infinity swimming pool with an extensive view of the Andaman sea, this is a great place to relax after a busy day of sightseeing and to watch the sunset of the Andaman Sea.

Gym

Gym

Guests can make good use of the Exercise Suite which is equipped with steam and sauna facilities. A new fully-equipped state-of-the-art gym will open in the Victory Annexe in the near future.

Pañpuri Organic Spa

Relax, revitalise and rejuvenate at the Pañpuri Organic Spa located on the 6th floor of the Victory Annexe.

Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang

Room Types

Georgetown Suite (Heritage Wing)

Double/twin: max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

Situated in the orignal Heritage wing, Georgetown suites have views of the city/courtyard with a separate living area, bedroom and luxurious bathroom. Attended to by the E&O's legendary butler service, each suite offers the perfect invitation to step back into the refined elegance and colonial grandeur of a golden age.

Size: 79sqm

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Suite (Heritage Wing)

Double/twin: max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

Situated in the orignal Heritage wing Deluxe Suites have sea views with a separate living area, bedroom and luxurious bathroom. Attended to by the E&O's legendary butler service, each suite offers the perfect invitation to step back into the refined elegance and colonial grandeur of a golden age.

Size: 58sqm

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Butler Service
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Corner Suite (Victory Annexe)

Doube/twin: max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

Corner suites are extremely generous in size, with separate living area, guest washroom, expansive balcony and dining area with sea view. The bathroom features a double vanity counter, a claw and ball long bath with separate rainforest shower.

Size: 123sqm

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Studio Suite (Victory Annexe)

Double/twin: max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child

Studio Suites are located in the newer of the two wings, the Victory Annexe. With a separate living area and bedroom,  these rooms are spacious and elegnatly decorated in a modern classic design. Bathrooms are luxuirious with marble floors and twin vanities.

Size: 55sqm

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang

Food & Drink

Farquhars Bar

Farquhar’s Bar is a handsome vintage cocktail bar featuring a classic long bar of oak and brass, its lush interiors decorated with antique fittings and plush leather sofas. Whether you fancy a refreshing cocktail or a cool pint, relax with your favourite drink and enjoy a view of Penang’s waterfront.

Java Tree

Named after the iconic java tree that has stood on the E&O’s seafront garden lawn even before the property was built, this semi-formal dining restaurant exudes a relaxed style with simple elegance. A celebration of heritage flavours, the Java Tree’s menu blends the best of Straits Nyonya and classic European cuisines, complemented by fine wines and beverages.

Palm Court

Palm Court pays homage to the multi-cultural heritage of Penang with Indian and Malay inspired creations as well as Chinese noodle favourites, while casual international fare that include burgers and salads add to the broad menu selection. For the quintessential E&O experience, the three-tiered English afternoon tea that is presented here is a classic not to be missed. Dress Code: Comfortable attire is welcomed until 3:00pm. Smart casual attire is required after 3:00pm (T-shirts are acceptable but guests are discouraged from wearing shorts, singlets, flip flops and gentlemen’s sandals).

Planters Lounge

Planters Lounge serves continental cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a cosy and sophisticated venue that overlooks the Andaman Sea.

Sarkies

An absolute favorite with guests - Sarkies is famed for its splendid buffet-spread that offers a wide selection of Malaysian and international delights.