Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Location: Malaysian Islands | Malaysia & Borneo

Price guide: £££££ Less than £100 per person per night

The Eastern & Oriental Hotel has been adding a regal, elegant touch to Penang for over a century, with the island’s history and traditions woven into its luxurious interiors. This gem is an idyllic haven in the heart of beautiful George Town.
Perfect forLovers of tradition and timeless opulence.
In the knowMany artists, film stars, writers and heads of state have stayed in the distinguished suites of the Heritage Wing, from Noel Coward to Rudyard Kipling.

Recommended for...

  • History & Heritage
  • Setting & Views
  • Service & Hospitality
  • Luxury Hotel

Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The Eastern & Oriental Hotel is in George Town, Penang’s capital and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Rooms at Eastern & Oriental Hotel

The stylish suites are full of character, and make the most of the hotel’s illustrious history and perfect location. Over 100 can be found in both the Heritage Wing, its historic heart, and in the contemporary Victory Annexe, and they have spacious bedroom and living areas alongside decadent marble bathrooms. Take in the stunning sea views from your terrace and be attended to by the Eastern & Oriental’s legendary butlers.

Food & drink

Hark back to a bygone age with candlelit afternoon tea at 1885, gourmet local and international buffets at Sarkies and sundowners in the English-style Farquhar’s bar. In what is known as Malaysia's food capital, take a cooking class to find out more about the exotic cuisine of Penang and Malaysia.

Facilities

There’s an inviting spa, as well as an equally inviting infinity pool with panoramic views of the sparkling Straits of Malacca - relax with a drink on the poolside terrace after a swim.

Activities at Eastern & Oriental Hotel

If you fancy being part of an exhibition, the gallery in the Victory Annexe tells the story of Penang and aims to preserve the heritage of the island - and whether it’s an artefact or a personal anecdote, guests are invited to contribute themselves with their own experiences.

Numerous dining options, colourful bazaars, museums, mosques and entertainment are all within walking distance, or explore George Town on one of the heritage trails to find out more about this historic trading port, its melting pot of cultures and its diverse architecture and food - there are trails which start right on the hotel’s doorstep.

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Hotel location

The Eastern & Oriental Hotel is approximately a 30-minute drive from Penang airport.

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