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Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&0) Penang

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10 Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Penang, Malaysia
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Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&0) Penang

Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&0) Penang Overview

The Eastern & Oriental Hotel is a tranquil haven in the heart of Penang. This is a hotel with old colonial charm and the finest traditions of comfort and service.

Right at its door step is an amazing heritage of art and architecture, festivals and food. The E&O is just a few minutes walk away from a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs. Also, beyond the city, hills, seas and beaches beckon enticingly.

From its foundation by the Sarkies brothers in 1885, the E&O has been patronised by colonial administrators, planters as well as the local and international elite. Among its more famous guests are Noel Coward, Douglas Fairbanks, Hermann Hesse, Rudyard Kipling and Somerset Maugham. Today, it is still the choice for many of the world's most discerning travellers

Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&0) Penang Location & Nearby Attraction

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Situated in Georgetown at the intersection of Farquhar Street and Penang Road, 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 Georgetown.

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.

Penang offers an unforgettable mixture of sights and sounds.

Hailing a taxi or trishaw is fairly easy; otherwise limousine services (at hourly and daily rental rates) are available for those who wish to explore the Island. The hotel also arranges for transfers to E&O's sister establishment, the Lone Pine Hotel Batu Ferringhi, Penang International Airport and Butterworth Railway Station.

Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&0) Penang Room & Accommodations

Georgetown-Suite - Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&0) Penang
Pinang-Suite - Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&0) Penang
Eastern-&-Oriental-Suite - Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&0) Penang
Premier-Suite - Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&0) Penang

Magnificently furnished and extravagantly spacious, all 101 suites with sea or city view have round-the-clock butler service. The elegance of the suites is luxuriously alluring: an enchanted backdrop to dreamy days and ardent nights.

Each suite is tastefully and thoughtfully furnished with essential amenities in a spacious bathroom, with Persian carpets by the bedside and bedcovers made from the finest Egyptian cotton. These are just some of touches that lend opulence to this luxury hotel.

Room Type:

Deluxe Suites

Breathtaking sea view suites with a separate living area, bedroom and luxurious bathroom. 
Suite size : 58 sqm.

Georgetown Suites

City or courtyard view suites incorporating three (3) spacious areas; a lounge, bedroom and luxurious bathroom. 
Suite size : 79 sqm.

Premier Suites

Spectacular sea view suites with a separate living area, bedroom, luxurious bathroom and a choice of either a balcony or garden terrace. 
Suite size : 58 sqm.

Straits Suites

Over-sized sea facing suites with a pair of bay windows in the main lounge area, which overlooks the Straits of Penang. 

There is also a guest restroom, a writing desk area and a dining table. 

Its opulent bathroom is equipped with ‘His’ and ‘Her’ hand-basins, a traditional claw and ball long bath and a separate shower stall. 
Suite size : 87sqm.

Writers Suites

Over-sized suites with a separate dining lounge with a bar and guest restroom. Its opulent bathroom is equipped with ‘His’ and ‘Her’ hand-basins, a traditional claw and ball long bath and a separate shower stall. 

These suites are named after famous guests at the E&O; Sir Noel Coward, Rudyard Kipling, Hermann Hesse and Somerset Maugham. 
Suite size : 135 sqm.

Java Suite

A city view suite located on the 1st floor; ideal as a family suite as it comes with a king-size bed Master bedroom and an en-suite bedroom with 2-twin beds, where each bedroom comes with its individual bathroom.

A large lounge area, separate dining area, a kitchenette and a raised-up writing area make up this spacious suite. 
Suite size : 258 sqm. 
Pinang Suite

A two (2) bedroom suite located on the 2nd floor overlooking the Straits of Melaka with a large lounge, guest restroom and dining room complete with bar, kitchenette and spacious sea-facing private balconies. 
Suite size : 299 sqm.

The Eastern & Oriental Suite

The E&O Suite is one of the most luxurious in South East Asia.

Magnificent in its splendour; the opulence of the E&O Suite rivals many of the world’s leading suites. 

This three (3) bedroom suite is located on the 3rd floor featuring a private study, lounge, walk-in dressing room with ‘His’ and ‘Her’ gilt bathrooms, complete with a spa bath and television.

In addition, there is a separate formal lounge leading to a private dining room for up to 22 people, a supported bar and butler’s kitchenette, as well as separate male and female restrooms. 
Suite size : 638 sqm.

Room Facilities:

  • 120AC
  • 220 AC
  • Air Conditioned
  • AM/FM Alarm Clock
  • Balcony
  • Coffee Maker in Room
  • Computer in Room
  • Express Checkout
  • FAX
  • Hairdryers Available
  • International Direct Dial
  • High speed internet access
  • Iron
  • Jacuzzi
  • Mini Bar
  • Modem Lines in Room
  • In Room Movies
  • No Smoking Rooms/Facilities
  • Free Newspaper
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe
  • Sprinklers In Rooms
  • Telephone
  • Temperature Control
  • Turndown Service
  • TV
  • Television with Cable
  • VCR

Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&0) Penang Facilities & Services

Swimming-Pool - Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&0) Penang
Lobby - Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&0) Penang

Hotel Facilities:

  • Airline Desk
  • Babysitting/Child Services
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Porters
  • Boutiques
  • Business Center
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Conference Facilities
  • Coffee Shop
  • Concierge Desk
  • City Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Handicapped Rooms/Facilities
  • Elevators
  • Fishing
  • Florist
  • Exercise Gym
  • Guest Laundromat
  • Lounge
  • Maid Service
  • Multilingual
  • News Stand
  • Picnic Area/Tables
  • Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Bus Parking
  • Parking
  • Valet Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Safe Deposit Box

Butler Service

At your service, when you wish. A butler is available any time of the day and night from checking in, unpacking and packing suitcases, arranging for room service, shining shoes, making travel arrangements to checking out. Even if it's just to ask for more chocolates or fruits, ring the bell next to your bed and everything will be taken care of. The Eastern & Oriental prides itself for its high level of hospitality and treats every guest like royalty.

Sports & Recreation

For health enthusiasts, the hotel's exercise room has a small gymnasium and sauna. Take a stroll along the beautifully landscaped garden overlooking the sea, or sunbathe by the pool.

Services & Facilities

The hotel also provides concierge, babysitting, secretarial, limousine, airline and hotel reservation services for your added convenience. A fishing rod and telescope are available if you fancy a bit of fishing or ship watching. A gift shop, florist, and foreign currency exchange will be located within the hotel grounds.

Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&0) Penang Dining & Entertaintments

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Sarkies-Corner - Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&0) Penang
The-Deck - Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&0) Penang
Sarkies Corner

A typical colonial coffee shop setting, this place offers all-day dining and celebrates Penang's diverse cultural heritage. Choose from a wide selection of delicious local fare, international cuisine and spectacular buffets. Fresh local and imported seafood should not be missed. Seats 150

The 1885

A classic restaurant serving contemporary and traditional cuisine with a superb selection of wines from all over the world. Seats 60.

The Bakery

The "Meeting Place" of the hotel, this little shop specialises in gateau, tarts, pastries, chocolates and breads. All of these are homemade and while you are here, enjoy a cup or two of freshly brewed coffee or tea.

Farquhar's Bar

A little piece of colonial Malaya, this bar pours an excellent range of tap beers and serves great pub fare. Enjoy the beautiful view of the Straits while you try the tasty tapas, and other European and local tit-bits. A great place to relax after work. Seats 50


The terrace on the promenade offers alfresco dining amidst breathtaking views of the tropical garden and sea. Breakfast here during sunrise is a must.

The Deck

Situated by the pool, it serves snacks and drinks.

The Eastern & Oriental

provides 24-hour Room Service

Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&0) Penang Banquet & Conference

Conference-room - Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&0) Penang

Success in business depends on making the right impression.

Be it for events or entertainment, the E&O Hotel leaves a lasting impression that will be remembered.

To entertain friends and associates, you can even hire a luxury yacht for a meeting with a difference!

For a conference with a difference, experience the old world charm of our Grand Ballroom with a 400-seating capacity, a full stage, royal boxes and gallery.

Six smaller function suites that accommodate groups of 20 - 150 persons are also available.

Our staff are friendly and professional, paying meticulous attention to detail and ensuring that every event runs smoothly.

Wedding Banquet
For a wedding or a honeymoon, nothing exceeds the glamour and elegance of a historic hotel.

Since 1885, the Eastern & Oriental Hotel has been basking in days of dazzling sunshine and nights of tropical splendour. Golden memories are woven into the very fabric of the building.

The E&O will provide thoughtful touches that create the radiant happiness of an unforgettable day.

Important Notes of Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&0) Penang:
  • Check - In Time : 14.00 p.m
  • Check - Out Time : 12.00 p.m
  • The images shown are for guidance purposes only. You may stay in a room which is different from the examples shown.
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