Skip to main content.
All hotels in Penang, Malaysia
1 room, 2 adults

Eastern And Oriental Hotel, Penang

5-star5 stars
10 Lebuh FarquharPenangPenang10200Malaysia

Luxury hotel with 4 restaurants, near Camera Museum
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Tasty breakfast
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
Great room
Very comfortable
1431See all 1,431 reviews
From 4,282 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Eastern And Oriental Hotel, Penang

from $121
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds
  • Premier Suite, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Writers)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Straits)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed (Georgetown)
  • Victory Annexe Studio Suite
  • Victory Annexe Corner Suite

What’s around Eastern And Oriental Hotel, Penang


  • In Downtown George Town
  • Camera Museum - 9 min walk
  • Fort Cornwallis - 12 min walk
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion - 13 min walk
  • Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi - 17 min walk
  • Wat Chaiya Mangkalaram - 36 min walk
  • Cathedral of the Assumption - 5 min walk
  • Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion - 6 min walk

Getting around

  • Penang (PEN-Penang Intl.) - 27 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About Eastern And Oriental Hotel, Penang

Opened in 1885, this landmark hotel is within 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) of the financial, entertainment, cultural, and historical districts in downtown Georgetown, Penang Island. Penang International Airport is 10.3 miles (16.6 kilometers) away.

Hotel Features.
Along the hotel's 750-foot (229 meter) seafront promenade, are small gardens, al fresco dining areas, a swimming pool, and a poolside bar. 4 cannons dating back to 1797 are also preserved here. There are 4 restaurants at the hotel, and guests can start their day with buffet breakfast. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Facing the veranda and the sea, a health club offers fitness facilities, a connecting sauna, shower, and locker facilities. There is a 24-hour business center on site and 24-hour check-in is available. Free self parking and valet parking are offered, and a free area shuttle is available. Airport transportation is available from 7 AM to 11 PM for a surcharge. There are also 14 meeting rooms and free WiFi and wired Internet access.

The 232 suites at this Georgetown luxury hotel feature high ceilings, dark timber floors, and marble bathrooms with bidets and separate bathtubs and showers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Each suite has 32-inch TVs, and also include minibars, coffee/tea makers, and complimentary bottled water. Guests are welcomed with complimentary fruit plates. The hotel provides turndown service each evening.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 232 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 16 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
Airport shuttle service is available from 7 AM to 11 PM. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Guests booked in the Victory Annex Studio Suite and Victory Annexe Corner Suite check in at the Victory Annex Wing reception. Guests booked in all other room categories check in at the Heritage Wing reception. For more details, please contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle from 7 AM to 11 PM *


  • Free valet parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge)
  • 4 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Health club
  • Sauna
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 14
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built 1885
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Eastern And Oriental Hotel, Penang’s small print

Also known as

  • Eastern & Oriental Hotel
  • Eastern Oriental
  • Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang
  • Eastern Oriental Hotel Penang
  • Eastern Oriental Hotel
  • Eastern Oriental Penang
  • Oriental Eastern
  • Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang/George Town
  • Eastern And Oriental Hotel
  • Eastern Oriental Georgetown


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: MYR 3 per accommodation, per night
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for MYR 150.00 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of MYR 68 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of MYR 185.00 per vehicle (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 1,431 reviews

Eastern And Oriental Hotel, Penang
Very Good8.0
Elegant and spacious suite room.
john, us4 night trip
Eastern And Oriental Hotel, Penang
Staff was friendly, nice and big room.
Sayu, us3 night trip
Eastern And Oriental Hotel, Penang
Great Hotel!
Amazing hotel! Great staff! The hotel transports you back in time.
Mr. John, us1 night trip
Eastern And Oriental Hotel, Penang
A great hotel
Great location and the free buffet breakfast is fantastic with its array of different cuisines to choose from. Free mini bar drinks (soft drinks) daily is a plus as the free drinks and nibblies between 5.00pm and 6.00pm at Planters lounge. They also supply free bottled water and newspaper deliver to your room daily. Only negative was we found the mattress to be very hard and was not exactly what you expect from a 5 star establishment. Besides the hard bed we loved the E&O.
david, us7 night trip
Eastern And Oriental Hotel, Penang
Very Good8.0
A nice historic hotel, well kept property although the neighborhood must have become a bit run down in recent times. However the hotel itself was relatively well-kept, however.....the service is inconsistent -- some staff are good and attentive, but many are often absent minded and did not "go out of their way" to help guests. Had a problem with getting in to the restaurant in the first night we checked in because "it was full" yet it was clear that the restaurant had open spaces. Bath tub not well cleaned ..... otherwise, by and large ok, but with such a property, it could have been so much better. However, the spa Panpuri was great. One of the best we have had in SE Asia.
Charles, us3 night trip

See all reviews

Eastern And Oriental Hotel, Penang

Is the description of this hotel not correct? Tell us