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Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Penang, Malaysia


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Luxury Holidays At Eastern & Oriental Hotel

With an illustrious heritage and sensational views over the Malacca Strait, the Eastern & Oriental Hotel embodies the colonial history of vibrant George Town. The grand façade is home to a range of beautiful suites, fantastic restaurants, colonial-era bars and an ocean-facing swimming pool, as well as a serene Thai spa that offers an extensive menu of therapies using organic products. Explore George Town’s UNESCO-listed old town, exceptional eateries, eclectic architecture and growing art scene, or enjoy Malaysian cookery classes and yoga back at the hotel. If you’re seeking both discovery and comfort on your luxury holiday to Penang, this waterfront property might be just the ticket.

  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: An iconic hotel with a fascinating history
  • Feature: An enviable location in the heart of colonial George Town
  • Rooms: 132 suites
  • Nearest airport: Penang International Airport
Location and transfer

Located in George Town, the property can be reached in approximately 35 minutes by private car transfer from Penang International Airport.


The property is split into two wings: The Heritage Wing (which is currently closed and undergoing renovation) and the newer Victory Annexe, boasting a modern-classic design while still retaining the rich heritage of the Eastern & Oriental. Each stay in the Victory Annexe includes complimentary valet parking, Wi-Fi, non-alcoholic beverages, a personal coffee machine in-suite, choice of local newspapers, and exclusive access to Planters Lounge, serving complimentary breakfast, and tea and coffee throughout the day. Each suite features air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, bathrobes, slippers and premium bathroom amenities.

   Studio Suite:expand_more
  • Size: 55m²
  • Room View: Sea views
  • Facilities: Located in the Victory Annexe, this spacious suite features a bedroom, luxurious marble bathroom, and balcony with lovely views.
   Corner Suite:expand_more
  • Rooms: 14
  • Size: 123m²
  • Room View: Sea views
  • Facilities: This stunning oversized suite features a beautiful bedroom, an elegant bathroom with a double vanities, claw and ball bath, rainforest shower, a separate living area, expansive balcony with sea views and a spacious dining area. It is located in the Victory Annexe.

In keeping with George Town's exceptional culinary scene, Eastern & Oriental Hotel offers a selection of restaurants serving dishes from Penang and the rest of Malaysia, as well as international favourites.

  • Cuisine: Delicious buffets of local and international delights for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Setting: A laid-back and warm atmosphere
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
Planters Lounge:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Complimentary breakfast and exquisite al la carte menus with dishes from Malaysia and beyond
  • Setting: An elegant lounge with colonial-inspired exclusively for guests of the Victory Annexe
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
Poolside Terrace:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Signature E&O cocktails and light bites
  • Setting: A poolside terrace overlooking the Andaman Sea
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: No
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Culture & History

A stay at the Eastern & Oriental places you directly into the rich culture of Penang. The property itself boasts a long and colourful history, first established in 1885 after the opening of the Suez Canal, and existing through two world wars, the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern Malaysia. The hotel is also ideally placed just a five-minute walk from the colourful, colonial UNESCO-listed George Town. On your doorstep, uncover two heritage trails that can be explored by foot or trishaw, passing several key city sights - including City Hall, Little India and the Blue Mountain mansion.

Spa Breaks

Located on the hotel’s sixth floor, the beautiful Pañpuri Organic Spa uses the finest ingredients in a range of authentic treatments from across Asia – including tea tree rituals, herbal steams, Thai massages and clay body wraps. There is also a steam room, sauna and well-equipped gym. Complimentary yoga classes are also conducted by yoga masters, while the unique E&O Gallery relates the rich history of Penang through a selection of objects, artefacts and anecdotes.


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