We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Travellers' Choice award winner
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Professional photos
Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Panoramas (21)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

3,053 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 2,652: English reviews
New Zealand
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is certainly grand! The check in was fast and well organised. Not all rooms are front facing. There are a few rooms on each floor that face the road as was ours but it still had sea views, but was noisy sitting on the balcony. With the doors shut though there was no in room noise. Loved though...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ROTOVEGAS
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed in the victory studio for 2 nights. overall is up to expectation. You have 2 options for breakfast (continental and international buffets) both is very good, vast selections. Pool side is a GEM spot that you can totally let go yourself from a busy city life!

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank laughingorC
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Staying in this stately hotel feels like stepping into the colonial past without having to give up the modern amenities that one associates with a top notch hotel. We stayed in the new wing and got a nice view of the straits. The rooms are very spacious and makes you feel like nobility befitting the illustrious history of this hotel....

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Cahjoon
Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is the most beautiful hotel ever. So beautiful kept. We celebrated our daughter's 30th and the staff were so amazing and accomodating to every single request to make it a special day for her.The high tea is a must. Deliciously small sweet and savoury food fit for a king. Absolutely loved our stay there. Will definitely be back.

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Cheryl D
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This review is more about the staff than the hotel - although the hotel is beautiful in all it's colonial glory. My Mum and I were supposed to stay at the E&O for just 4 nights. I ended up staying for 4 weeks. During breakfast of the first full day of our trip my Mum was taken ill, was rushed...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Allison C
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel has one of the best colonial exterior and interior in Penang. The room I stayed, Annex Suite, is very nicely designed, spacious, and comfortable equipped with everything you need. I especially love the pools; both of the pools. The one on the 6th floor is modern with infinity edge and the one at the old wing has its...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tat_Tatchai
Tokyo
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff were so helpful! We stayed in the Heritage Wind and loved the whole decor! At the ground floor, sometimes a pianist was playing piano and it made us feel relaxed. Pretty much everything we loved... If you love swimming or chilling at a pool side, you must go to both of the Heritage Wing pool and the new...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank mintkirai
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The location is not near the heart of the city. The guests would have to take a taxi to if you would like to dine and shop in the city. The rooms are so comfortably decorated with good taste. The breakfast in the hotel is magnificent and the Malaysian food there is authentic and of good taste.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank dmlcheung
Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What can I say about this hotel. It is impressive from the front as you approach but from the back it is even more impressive, backing, as it does, onto the sea. Admittedly we were lucky, as upon checking in we were advised we had been complimentary upgraded to a suite on account of it being our honeymoon. Went to...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank MattnMarie
Leicester England
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and stayed 3 nights at the E&O and what a truly great experience it was. Check in was very easy and handled very promptly by the lovely staff and our luggage was with us in our suite inn no time at all.A great start. The suite was beautiful with a lovely large bedroom/living room with writing desk and...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank keefw

3,548 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (3033)
Viewed
Room/Suite (524)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (593)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (262)
Viewed
View from Room (192)
Viewed
Bathroom (198)
Viewed
Dining (191)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (5)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (2)
Viewed
1:51
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (1065)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (492)
Viewed
Amenities (53)
Viewed
Heritage Wing Pool (18)
Viewed
Heritage Wing Premier Suite (54)
Viewed
Heritage Wing Writers Suite (51)
Viewed
Dining (100)
Viewed
The Hotel (87)
Viewed
Victory Annexe Corner Suite (71)
Viewed
Victory Annexe Pool (16)
Viewed
Victory Annexe Studio Suite (42)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (23)
Viewed
Room/Suite (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Other (7)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near George Town
0.5 km away
Seven Terraces
Seven Terraces
#1 of 79 in George Town
715 reviews
3.2 km away
G Hotel Gurney
G Hotel Gurney
#16 of 79 in George Town
1,474 reviews
0.9 km away
Le Dream Boutique Hotel
Le Dream Boutique Hotel
#2 of 79 in George Town
395 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.2 km away
G Hotel Kelawai
G Hotel Kelawai
#12 of 79 in George Town
282 reviews
11.1 km away
Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La
11.6 km away
Hard Rock Hotel Penang
Hard Rock Hotel Penang
#2 of 12 in Batu Ferringhi
3,025 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Address: 10 Farquhar Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: $177 - $339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Eastern & Oriental Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 99
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Orbitz, Booking.com, Asiatravel.com Holdings, Priceline, HotelTravel.com, Expedia, Fastbooking, Ctrip TA, Travelocity, Agoda and Odigeo so you can book your Eastern & Oriental Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Eastern And Oriental Hotel
Eastern Oriental Georgetown
Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang/George Town, Malaysia
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in George Town
#2 Luxury Hotel in George Town
#2 Family Hotel in George Town
#3 Romantic Hotel in George Town
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Eastern & Oriental Hotel staff and other travellers.
46 questions
Ask a question
Singapore, Singapore

See all questions (46)

Questions? Get answers from Eastern & Oriental Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for front facing”
 of 5 bubbles ROTOVEGAS, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The older hotel is the best, as it is the original and just oozes charm.”
 of 5 bubbles cheryld971, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“High level rooms are commendable.”
 of 5 bubbles dmlcheung, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Pay more money to get a good view if you need one otherwise all the rooms on the escape diagram on the door look large”
 of 5 bubbles 577JohnD577, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Corner suites with access to the Planters lounge are excellent value”
 of 5 bubbles 650tonyr, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay