The iconic Eastern And Oriental Hotel Penang is the best place to stay if you are looking for accommodation with old colonial charm in the Unesco World Heritage City of George Town.
This top luxury Penang 5 star hotel, offers a range of large luxurious suites in either the Heritage Wing or Victory Annexe, many with wonderful views out over the sea.
The Armenian Sarkies brothers, Martin and Tigran, first opened the Eastern Hotel back in 1884.
Due to it's almost instant success catering to affluent travellers from Europe and America, in 1885 they opened another hotel, the Oriental on an adjacent piece of land.
A large ballroom was added by another of the brothers, Arshak, in 1903 and it became the centre of Pulau Pinang's social life.
Famous guests that have stayed here over the years include, Noel Coward, Douglas Fairbanks, Rudyard Kipling and Somerset Maugham.
Today there are 101 luxurious guest suites, with either sea or city view, with round-the-clock butler service.
Even if your not planning to stay here, the hotel is still worth a visit. Pick up some E&O trademark souvenirs or visit one of their fine restaurants.
Sarkies Corner - A colonial style coffee shop open for breakfast and all day dining from 6.30 am until 23.00
- à la carte or buffet - international and local food.
The 1885 - The place to go in Georgetown for a traditional English Afternoon Tea (2.30 pm – 5.00 pm)
Also open for dinner from 18.30 – 22.30
The Bakery - Offering freshly baked cakes, pastries and pies.
Open from 10.00 am - 22.00
Verandah - Alfresco dining with views of the sea and tropical gardens.
Open from 6.30 am - 23.00
The Deck - Poolside dining with snacks and refreshments.
Open from 11.00am to 19.00
Farquhar’s Bar - British style pub with "pub grub" and a large selection of beers.
Open from 11.00 am to 23.00.
Location : Situated on the intersection of Farquhar Street and Penang Road, the hotel is within walking distance to many of Georgetown's heritage sites and tourist attractions, and close to night life venues, with nightclubs and bars just a short stagger away from the front door of the property.
Hotel Address and Telephone contact details :
10 Lebuh Farquhar
10200 Pulau Pinang
Telephone : +(6) 04 222 2000
Fax : +(6) 04 261 6333
Official Website :