Situated in George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Eastern & Oriental Hotel stands at the intersection of Farquhar Street and Penang Road. The 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. 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. The Eastern & Oriental Hotel is the embodiment of both a special time and a special place. For well over a century, this remarkable hotel - known simply as `The E&O' to generations of travelers - has stood as a testament to the grand elegance of the British colonial era. In many ways, it has also come to represent Penang itself; its story inextricably woven into the island's history, its traditions an indelible part of many a traveler's treasured memory, its name synonymous with the magical island once known as The Pearl Of the Orient.
Deluxe Suites are a spacious 58 square metres with sea views. These suites feature a separate living area, bedroom, and luxurious bathroom. They are equipped with a king, queen or two twin beds and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Premier Suites are a spacious 58 square metres with sea views. These suites feature a separate living area, bedroom, luxurious bathroom, and garden terrace. They are equipped with a king or two twin beds and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Straits Suites are a spacious 87 square metres with two bay windows, main lounge area with guest restroom, writing desk area, and a dining table overlooking the Straits of Malacca. Its opulent bathroom includes a claw and ball long bath with separate shower stall equipped with ‘His’ and ‘Her’ hand basins.
Named after the year that the E&O Hotel was established, 1885 offers classical yet contemporary cuisine in an elegant environment with the finest traditions of colonial style dining. The selection of inventive fusion dishes from their accomplished chefs, accompanied by a superb selection of wines, marks 1885 the perfect choice for an enjoyable dining experience. Traditional Afternoon Tea is also served in this elegant setting. Candlelit tables, starched linens, silver service, and attentive staff create a magical experience.
Robert Townsend Farquhar served only briefly as Penang's Lieutenant-Governor, but his name still graces this old English-style bar as well as the street on which the E&O Hotel stands. With its deep armchairs and long dark wood bar, Farquhar's Bar exudes an exclusive private club room atmosphere – the perfect setting for another round of sundowners.
The E&O conducts special cooking classes for guests to experience, first-hand, what goes into making some of Penang's and Malaysia's world-famous cuisine. Learn about exotic local ingredients, cooking techniques as well as the history behind the region's favourite dishes, some of which originate from recipes handed down over the generations. Discover the secrets and benefits of the ancient art of yoga during your stay at the E&O. The hotel offers regular classes conducted by their yoga masters, complimentary for in-house guests. Resident guests can have a good workout at the Exercise Suite equipped with steam and sauna facilities. For travelers, an hour or two on the treadmill may just be what is called for, especially with Penang's dazzling array of world-famous culinary delights just outside