10 Farquhar Street, 10200 Penang, Malaysia.
Rating : Boutique Hotel
Check-in time - 14:00pm
Check-out time - 12:00nn
Eastern & Oriental Hotel or more fondly referred to as the E &
O, is hard to miss, let alone forget. Standing majestically along
Farquhar Street, she welcomes you in her glorious white gown as you
drive up the courtyard, to the hotel's main entrance. Here a porter
awaits. The sight of him clad in his uniform - complete with gloves,
knee-high socks and a bright, cheerful smile - is sure to set you down
memory lane, to the colonial days of Malaya.
after a major restoration and refurbishment programme that cost RM75
million, the Eastern & Oriental retains the old-world charm that it
was widely recognised for - while incorporating modern-day facilities,
necessary in this new millennium. Personalised services and the highest
level of hospitality was and will always be the hallmarks of the Eastern
It was the premier hotel during its time, boasting more than one
hundred rooms, baths with hot and cold water, and individual telephone
lines. It was a luxury that only a few had the privilege to enjoy.
the Eastern & Oriental offers 101 suites with either the sea or city
view. Each suite is tastefully and thoughtfully furnished from the
whirling ceiling fan, ornate writing desk right down to the doorknob.
The especially spacious bathroom, offering imported English toiletries,
lends opulence to this luxury hotel. A fresh daily supply of chocolates
specially made by the Pastry Chef, fruits and exotic flowers are yours
to enjoy. Walk on Persian carpets and retire under bedcovers made from
the finest Egyptian cotton.
larger suites incorporating three spacious areas: lounge, bedroom and
bathroom, two complete with adjoining studies. With a breathtaking city
or courtyard view, the Georgetown Suite incorporates three spacious area
: a lounge, a bedroom and a luxurious oversized bathroom, two of these
suites are complete with adjoining studies, the average room layout of
the Georgetown Suite various from a large 81sqm to an incredibly
Sixty Luxury suites
all with sea views. All the Deluxe Suites come with a wonderful sea view
and feature a separate living and bedroom area in addition to a
well-appointed bathroom, the average layout for this suite is a roomy
Suites All sixteen
suites are sea facing with either their own balcony or garden terrace.
The luxurious Premier Suites offer magnificent sea views in additional
to spacious living areas, extra large bathrooms and come with their own
garden terrace or balcony.
Suites The Tanjung,
Mutiara and Penaga suites each with two bay windows, writing desk and
dining table overlooking the Straits of Penang. The Straits Suite
features a main lounge with its own guest bathroom, a study as well as a
dining area, the opulent master bathroom includes a claw-and-ball long
bath in addition to a spacious shower stall and his-and-her vanities,
the average room dimensions are 100sqm.
Suites Named after
famous guests: Sir Noel Coward, Rudyard Kipling and Herman Hesse. All
four suites are each appointed with separate dining, lounge with bar,
guest toilet and a spacious sea facing balcony, their stylish master
bathroom features a claw-and-ball long bath as well as his-and-her
vanities and an oversized shower stall, spacious living is guaranteed in
one of theses 125sqm (average) suites.
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.
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.
The 400-seat Grand Ballroom, complete with a stage, royal box and
gallery, was once the venue for grand occasions such as St. George's Day
Ball, Christmas Dinners and many a society wedding. Newly renovated,
this place holds promise for the success of any event, be it a theatre
dinner, wedding, theme party or corporate function. A fully equipped
business centre with modern facilities and seven smaller function suites
are also at your disposal. We tailor make to suite your needs and
FOOD & BEVERAGE
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
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.
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.
Palm Court Situated
under the hotel's legendary dome, it serves a fine selection of teas,
scones with cream and Scottish jams, pastries and petit cakes.
terrace on the promenade offers alfresco dining amidst breathtaking
views of the tropical garden and sea. Breakfast here during sunrise is a
The Deck Situated
by the pool, it serves snacks and drinks.
Eastern & Oriental provides 24-hour Room Service
Situated in Georgetown at the intersection of Farquhar Road and
Penang Road, the Eastern & Oriental is 20 kilometres from the Bayan
Lepas International Airport and a stone's throw from the food havens,
shopping complexes and entertainment outlets of downtown Georgetown.