Eastern & Oriental Hotel
West Coast, Malaysia
West Coast, Malaysia
GEORGE TOWN, PENANG, MALAYSIA
The Eastern & Oriental Hotel is located in George Town, Penang. The grand, waterfront facade of the hotel gazes across to the mainland towards the old colonial town. Located at a prime spot, it is within walking distance from the Unesco Heritage Zone of charming colonial villas, ornate Chinese temples and entertainment outlets. With its 125-year history, this luxurious, seafront all-suite hotel, has retained its old colonial charm, along with the finest traditions of comfort and service.
Built in 1885, this Eastern & Oriental Hotel offers a variety of 19th century heritage suites which are spacious, luxurious and welcoming. Accommodation is set in two different wings of the hotel, the Heritage wing is the original building, where as the Victory Annexe is the extended new wing in the form of a 15-storey building. The magnificently furnished suites come in eight different types, with either city or sea views.
The E&O hotel has six restaurants serving a wide selection of flavours reflective of Penang’s culinary reputation. These range from fresh baked pastries in the morning to colonial style Afternoon Tea at 1885, to sundowners at the exclusive Farquhar’s Bar. There are two pools, including the infinity pool on the sixth-floor terrace of the Victory Annexe Wing. The Thai spa, offers a range of Asian-influenced massages and therapies. In the surrounds are art galleries worth visiting.
Eastern & Oriental Hotel GEORGE TOWN, PENANG, MALAYSIA
Stay The Eastern & Oriental Hotel has 232 Suites in two wings; Heritage Wing and Victoria Annexe. The Heritage Wing is the historical heart of the Eastern & Oriental Hotel. Built in 1885, its Moorish minarets and soaring echo-dome lobby has 100 elegant suites, attended to by its legendary butler service. The new Victory Annexe features 118 Studio Suites. Its modern-classic design retains the essence of E&O's rich heritage yet offers the modern business traveller state-of-the-art conveniences.
ChildCare Children are welcome to stay at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel, George Town, Penang, but there are no specialist facilities available. However, babysitting can be arranged, if requested.
Dine The Eastern & Oriental Hotel has three restaurants. The 1885, named for the year that the E&O Hotel was established, 1885 offers classical yet contemporary cuisine. The Sarkies, serves a selection of local and international fare served buffet style. The Planters Lounge, is exclusively for guests staying in the Victory Annexe during the day but open to all guests for dinner. In addition, there is a colonial style coffee shop, poolside bar, and Farquhar's Bar, perfect for sundowners.
Relax Eastern & Oriental Hotel has a Pañpuri Organic Spa. Located on the 6th floor of the Victory Annexe in the Eastern & Oriental Hotel is the Pañpuri Organic Spa. A luxury Thai lifestyle brand renowned for its range of beauty, skincare and well-being products. The Fitness Centre is fully equipped with state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment. The resident Yoga masters also conduct Yoga classes that are complimentary for in-house guests.
One More Thing After the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, when steamship-travel to Asia had assumed unprecedented style and luxury; four Armenian brothers, established some of the world's greatest hotels in the East, including The Raffles in Singapore, The Strand in Rangoon and the Eastern & Oriental Hotel in Penang. Over its long and colourful history, the E&O has retained its charm and weathered the passage of time with character and grace. Today, more than a century since its establishment, it is still nigh on impossible for travellers to think of luxury travel in the East without thinking of the E&O, one of Asia's truly great hotels.
Location The E&O Hotel stands at the intersection of Farquhar Street and Penang Road in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town. Take a walk to Fort Cornwallis, the City Hall and the Penang State Museum. Browse the shops, bazaars and restaurants for great bargains and delicious treats, and discover temples, mosques and churches in quiet little corners.
Getting There The E&O hotel is 20 kilometres from the Penang International Airport and within walking distance from the food havens, shopping complexes and entertainment outlets of downtown George Town. The hotel also arranges for transfers to E&O's sister establishment, the Lone Pine Hotel in Batu Ferringhi, Penang International Airport and Butterworth Railway Station.
When to go Malaysia has a hot and humid climate year-round, interspersed with tropical rain showers. There is a clear east-west split in the weather. The wet season on the east coast is between November & February, which is when the west coast experiences sunny, dry weather. Conversely, the wettest months on the west coast are April to October, which are the driest months on the east coast. The capital, Kuala Lumpur has less rainfall during June to August.