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Eastern & Oriental Hotel

  • 10 Lebuh Farquhar Map It
  • Georgetown
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  • Steeped in history
  • Variety of great views from the rooms
  • Afternoon tea offered


  • Could use some refurbishments
  • Overpriced drinks
  • Gym is lacking

Published 07/12/2016

Fodor's Review

The same people responsible for grand hotels like The Raffles in Singapore and The Strand in Yangon established the Eastern & Oriental Hotel in 1885, and upon arrival today, guests feel as if they've stepped through a time machine as they're greeted by doormen in knee-high socks and brimmed hats. The hotel has two wings, the 100-suite historical wing, part of the original hotel, and the 132-suite Victory Annexe, which opened in 2012. Steeped in history and old-world charm, the E & O brings the British colonial era to life. Persian carpets cover teak wooden floors in the sitting rooms, and Egyptian cotton linens cover the four-poster beds. Views from the rooms in the historical wing vary from the Strait of Malacca to the courtyard's manicured lawns. The Victory Annexe suites, which have private balconies and a modern-classic design, overlook the Andaman Sea.

Hotel Information


10 Lebuh Farquhar, Georgetown, Penang, 10200, Malaysia

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Hotel Details:

  • 232 suites
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 07/12/2016

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Oct 29, 2015

Business / Leisure Heaven (& Family Memories)

Rather recently, 23-25 October 2015, we (the loved one and yours truly) had the honour of a most memorable weekend business and leisure retreat at this lovely property. And in my case, a return to a special place first encountered as youth, travelling with my parents and siblings. Our lodging was a particularly spacious and quiet suite located in the Heritage Wing of the hotel. (That particular suite - and wing - had been recommended by a gracious

E & O manager and friend, initially met during a business stay at The Strand in Yangon.) Service was exceptionally intuitive and personal; dining was a delight. Only downside to our stay: being obliged to leave for Kuala Lumpur for meetings (with another fine working stay at the Mandarin Oriental, KL; but that's for another review). Lovely hotel, with great management, staff - and new friends. Savour your E & O times.

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