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Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang

Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang

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4256 Reviews
Guide Price £1,169 per person
Based on 05 March 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Malaysian Airlines, staying for 7 nights bed and breakfast in a Studio Suite (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A grand colonial elegant hotel

Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang, is a grand elegant and luxurious property, ideally located in the centre of Geroge Town, this is hotel is a great basis 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 the heritage heart of the hotel, where as the Victory Annexe wing has a classic nodern design whilst still retaining the rich history and culture of this Eastern & Oriental Hotel.

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

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Indulgent

Location Type

City centre

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast
Location Highlights

Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang

  • City centre
  • approx. 25 minutes from Penang Airport
4256 Reviews 88% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2780
  • Very Good 978
  • Average 311
  • Poor 126
  • Terrible 61

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Nov 19, 2018

Great stay!

Brisbane, Australia

We stayed recently and had a great time! The staff went above and beyond to make our stay lovely. The bed was comfortable, good shower pressure, two options for breakfast, really nice cocktail hour (complementary drinks and snacks), lovely pool area with good amount of shade. Location is good too. Only (minor) complaint is that you have to walk the long way around to leave the hotel (all of the doors to go towards the town were locked) but this only takes a few minutes.
Nov 19, 2018

Colonial Hotel

Grafton, Australia

The E & O is a lovely old hotel in Georgetown. It has been beautifully refurbished and is very comfortable. I wanted to love it, but I didn't. The rooms are great, the staff are great and the service is great, however there were a couple of things that let it down for me. I went to the gym one morning for a workout and the towels provided, stunk of cigarette smoke - all of them. Clearly someone had been smoking in the gym (I ask why) and it made for an unpleasant experience as I had to wipe my face with a stinky towel. I let the reception staff know. The food at E & O is of excellent quality but I think they should have some simpler dishes available. A couple of the dining rooms are deserted in the evening and I believe that it's because the dishes (limited choices) are not to most people's taste. I was disappointed that I couldn't have a simple dinner at the hotel after being out all day. I saw a number of guests come into one of the dining rooms, look at the menu, and then leave again. A bit of a shame.
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Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang

Facilities

Swimming Pool

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
Heritage Wing Deluxe Suite

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

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

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

Food & Drink

Farquhar's Bar

This old English-style bar with it's deep armchairs and long dark wood bar, exudes an exclusive private club room atmosphere - the perfect setting for another round of sun-downers.

1885 Restaurant

1885

1885, represents the year that Eastern & Oriental Hotel was established, offering classical yet contemporary cuisine in an elegant environment in the finest traditions of colonial style dining.

Sarkies

Sarkies Corner

This colonial coffee shop, one of Penang's best-loved eateries, offers a selection of delicious local & international fare.

Sarkies

Sarkies

This new addition to the culinary oasis of George Town excites the senses and takes your dining experience to a whole new level by offering a wide selection of local and international fare served buffet style.

Planters Lounge

The Planters Lounge

The Planters Lounge in the Victory Annexe is a private lounge exclusively for guests staying in the Victory Annexe, serving complimentary breakfast, coffee/tea throughout the day as well as evening cocktails. However, guests from both wings are welcome to dine at Planters Lounge and order from the ala carte menu.

Poolside Terrace

The Poolside Terrace

The Poolside Terrace is a unique pool bar and restaurant located on Level 6 of the Victory Annexe building. Enjoy E&O's signature cocktails, order some light snacks and refreshments, take in the sea breeze and savour spectacular views of the sunset and the Andaman Sea.