Opened in 1885, this landmark hotel is within 1 km (0.6 mile) of the financial, entertainment, cultural, and historical districts in downtown Georgetown, Penang Island. Penang International Airport is 16.6 km (10.3 mi) away.
Along the hotel's 750-foot seafront promenade, are small gardens, al fresco dining areas, and a swimming pool. Four cannons dating back to 1797 are also preserved here. The Eastern & Oriental Hotel serves a complimentary buffet breakfast each morning in The Sarkies Corner restaurant. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Facing the veranda and the sea, a fitness center offers connecting sauna, shower, and locker facilities.
The 100 suites at this Georgetown luxury hotel offer separate living areas and feature high ceilings, dark timber floors, and marble bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Each suite has two TVs. Suites also include minibars, coffee/tea makers, and complimentary bottled water. Guests are welcomed with complimentary fruit plates. The hotel provides turndown service each evening.