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Eastern & Oriental Hotel

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Travellers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
The Eastern & Oriental Hotel is the embodiment of both a special time and a special place. For well over a century, this remarkable hotel - known simply as 'The E&O' to generations of travellers - has stood as a testament to the grand elegance of the British colonial era. In many ways, it has also come to represent Penang itself; its story inextricably woven into the island's history, its traditions an indelible part of many a traveller's treasured memory, its name synonymous with the magical island once known as The Pearl Of the Orient.
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Property amenities
Room service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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As my brother had organised our tour I had no idea where we were staying in Penang..until we arrived at this stunning hotel..it is simply beautiful, rooms are huge with the most comfortable beds ever, the best shower I’ve ever had, and the most incredible breakfast..staff were
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We stayed for 3 nights in a standard suite which was extremely comfortable and very well appointed. Lovely bathroom and comfortable bed. The breakfast buffet was excellent and with a very wide range of food and drink. The large pool on the 6th floor was very good and the spa was
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My partner love heritage hotels. We stayed at this hotel the night before the heritage wing got close for renovation. Stayed at Writer's suite. Had a bit of issue during check-in and was solved few hours later. (Travel agent's fault, we paid for higher category room but was
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Wow describes the breakfast at the E&O in Penang. An amazing selection of food styles, flavours and textures from fresh ingredients to fruits and produce. Almost anything can be ordered to be cooked fresh, all of the food is hot and tasty and can be requested to suit any palate.
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Response from EOH01Penang02, The Management at Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Responded yesterday
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience following your recent stay with us. It is lovely to know that you have enjoyed every aspect of your stay especially the breakfast. Breakfast is plentiful and well varied. We are also glad that the team was able to provide impeccable service and it would be a pleasure to have you visit us again in the near future. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, The Management
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25 years later from whence we had our wedding reception and overnight stay, the E&O continues to exude a charm like no other. A walk back in time before even the Titanic set sail, you can imagine the elaborate hostings held at the hotel, its colonial past and the atmosphere.
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Response from EOH01Penang02, The Management at Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for returning to stay with us and for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. It is wonderful to hear that your stay at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel provided you with an exceptional and relaxing experience. It is also nice to know that you were able to experience the Panpuri Spa and all other aspects of your stay met with your expectations. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, The Management
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Hi E&O, Just checking if you guys serve halal breakfast buffet. Thank you.
Most hotels in Malaysia serve halal food. Bear in mind though that as to the law in Malaysia, some restaurants are not certified Halal by the Islamic authority because they serve alcohol in their premises. However, the food they serve are halal.
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The coffee machines in the rooms in the new wing are Lavazza. Your Nespresso caps won’t work unless they are compatible with Lavazza machines.
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I also paid the deposit by credit card but don't remember what the fee was. I would suggest sending an inquiry from their website or ringing them.
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It’s only a 10 minute walk to get to the start of the main areas of interest such as Little India.
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Does this hotel offer any twin bed rooms? Which room type? Thanks!
Yes the hotel does offer twin style bedrooms with N ocean view
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"Rooms overlooking the water are incredible"
"Higher floors have less noise"
"Once it's renovated, hit the heritage wing. But Victoria annex has best restaurants. Either is fine. Make sure you have a sea view."
"Go for the corner suite."
"Rooms with sea view"
US$172 - US$314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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