Upon arrival, 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 same people responsible for grand hotels like The Raffles in Singapore and The Strand in Yangon established the Eastern & Oriental Hotel in 1885. Steeped in history and old-world charm, this all-suite accommodation 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 vary between the Strait of Malacca and the courtyard's manicured lawns. In early 2013 the Victory Annexe will be unveiled, adding 122 sea-view suites, all with private balconies and a modern-classic design.
10 Lebuh Farquhar, Georgetown, Penang, 10200, Malaysia