Jun 10

Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang Georgetown

Address: 10 Farquhar Street, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia  

Rating: 5 Star

Penang offers plenty of accommodation options for visitors. If you want to enjoy Georgetown in traditional was and take a trip down the history lane, you must stay at Eastern & Oriental Hotels in the heart of the city. This hotel enjoys a unique location and preserves the history of the city with some of the finest architecture including the largest dome in Malaysia. The hotel is located at the tip of Penang street which is a hub of nightlife with nice bars and clubs. Some of the famous eat out in the region are also located stone throw away from the premises.  

The architecture of the building gives you glimpse into the glory of the colonial rule in the region. The architecture is great beautiful hallways are decorated with photographs from the past. If you like staying in style and luxury this is a definite spot for you. A beautifully decorated hallway leads to a bar and coffee place which opens into a nice pool overlooking the ocean. An array of palm trees lines the concrete oceanfront that leads to Batu Ferringhi. Dimming lights from the distance attracts to the top of the line the Shopping Malls at Gurney Drive and some hidden culinary delights in the late-night food market at the end of the road.  


Staying at Eastern and Oriental Hotel Georgetown Penang

The beautiful architecture of Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Eastern and oriental hotel Penang

Biggest dome in Malaysia in Eastern and Oriental Hotel

Standing in the hotel lobby if you speak aloud, you can hear yourself from the echo generated by the dome. The original entrance to the hotel is preserved in the same manner when it opened to the public. Located on the waterfront, the hotel commands great views of the ocean and you can see the coastline all the way to Gurney Drive. One section of the hotel is dedicated to memorabilia including pictures of notables who visited the hotel including Rita Hayworth, Rudyard Kipling and many other famous actors and writers. 

Jetty at Eastern and Oriental Hotel

Jetty at Eastern and Oriental Hotel

Recent renovations to the hotel have added generous parking and lavishly furnished rooms and restaurants. E & O Hotel is a great spot for catching up for coffee, tea or lunch. Sarkies Resturant offers a great buffet for around 100RM with a wide range of local and intercontinental dishes. 

A great reason to stay at Eastern and Oriental is its proximity to all the night clubs bars and other interesting eat out in the city. Le Mois and Slippery Señoritas are located across the road from the hotel. A fifteen minutes walk will take you to the famous Indian Resturant Kashmir. Line-Clear which is quite famous for its authentic Nasi Kandahar is also nearby. 

staying at eastern and oriental hotel in penang

Relax and enjoy coffee or drinks in a Colonial Styled Bar & Cafe

A shuttle from the hotel can take you to Gurney Drive which is only 10 minutes away from the hotel. Being located in a central location you have easy access to all the popular eat-out and shopping malls located in Georgetown. If you are out on a culinary visit to Penang, its central location will suit your purpose. 

sarkies at Eastern Oriental Hotel Penang

 Enjoy great buffet dinner at Sarkies at Eastern & Oriental Hotel

I have stayed at Eastern & Oriental Hotel twice and enjoyed great service and comfort. The help desk staff is very well informed on the history of the hotel and region in general and can provide you with recommendations for places to visit and restaurants to explore.

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