Eastern & Oriental Hotel - Penang

10 Farquhar Street, Penang, Malaysia, 10200  show map
 5 stars
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Eastern & Oriental Hotel - Penang

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Cycling

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

Massage

Steam bath

Jacuzzi

Overview

Centrally located in the heart of Penang, the five-star Eastern and Oriental hotel is a luxurious property only a short stroll away from Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and Penang State Museum.

Built in 1884 and decorated in magnificent old colonial style the residence boasts its large outdoor swimming pool with sea views, a well-equipped fitness centre and a first-rate spa.

The hotel’s 99 extravagant spacious suites with either city or sea views feature classic wood furnishings and floral prints, ample lounges and working areas, safes, cable television, large bathrooms with designer toiletries and internet access.

The on-site restaurants and bars serve traditional English, international and local dishes.

Penang International Airport is 15km away.

Number of rooms:   100.

Rooms

All 99 fully equipped air-conditioned suites come with premium bedding, direct-dial phones, coffee-makers, climate control, ceiling fans, separate sitting areas, in-room safes, mini-bars, blackout drapes, working desks, designer bathrooms with bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hair dryers, cable television service and complimentary wireless internet access.

Premier suite (58sqm) is appointed with one king or two single beds, a step-out balcony with fabulous sea views, a separate living area with a work desk, a two-seater sofa, an armchair a small coffee table, two 24-inch TVs with premium cable channels, a white marble bathroom and 24-hour butler service.

Deluxe suite (58sqm) is equipped with one king or two single beds, a garden terrace with sea views, a separate living room with a work desk, a sofa, an armchair and a teak coffee table, two 24-inch TVs with cable channels, 24-hour butler service, male and female vanity tops with separate amenities.

King suite (79sqm) offers a king-size bed, a garden terrace, a private living room with work desk, a sofa, an armchair and a coffee table, two flat-screen TVs and a separate dining area.

Family suite (258sqm) features king-size beds, cozy premium fabrics, a large terrace with garden and sea views, a private seating area with sofa-beds and armchairs, a dining room and a cabinet.

All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Cots are available on request.

Dining options

Buffet breakfast is served for free at the Sarkies Corner restaurant every morning from 7am till 11am.

The Sarkies Corner restaurant offers a la carte menu of international and local cuisine with charming sea views daily from early morning till late night.

1885 restaurant serves traditional English and international specialties in elegant classic atmosphere. Ii is open every day except Tuesday from 5pm till 2am.

The Bakery offers a wide choice of freshly baked cakes, pies, and pastries daily from 10am till 11pm.

The Farquhar's bar serves light pub snacks and drinks every evening from 6pm till midnight.

A buffet breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Services

Business amenities include one huge ballroom and six small meeting rooms accommodating from 20 up to 150 people.

The ballroom boasts 400-seat capacity, full stage, royal boxes and a gallery.

All meeting rooms are provided with secretarial services, typing, printing, binding, photocopying and fax facilities.

Wireless high-speed internet access is available in the entire hotel for additional charge.

Leisure

Leisure and relax area includes an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, a disco club and a first-rate spa with a sauna and a Jacuzzi.

The fitness center (50sqm) faces the veranda and the sea and is appointed with treadmills, bicycles and a free-weights area.

The spa provides a wide range of massages, facial and body treatments.

The recreational activities available either on site or nearby are swimming, horse riding, cycling, golf, fishing and boating.

Additional features

The guests are provided with free parking, car rental, an elevator, currency exchange, luggage storage, airline desk, multilingual staff, bus parking, tour desk, a coffee shop, concierge desk, doctor on call, a drug store, express check-out, florist service, airport shuttle, a news stand, 24-hour front desk, newspapers and magazines, barber service, a beauty shop, boutiques, a spa and wellness center, maid service, laundry and dry cleaning, room facilities, non-smoking rooms, air conditioning, ironing facilities, tea and coffee facilities, temperature control, 24-hour room service, in-room sprinklers, turn-down service, international calls, in-room safes, dining facilities, a picnic area, breakfast in the room, business facilities, a business center, secretarial service, fax/photocopying service, high-speed internet access, meeting/banquet facilities, conference facilities, children facilities, babysitting service, facilities for disabled, leisure and relax facilities.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Gay friendly
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • Free public parking is possible on site.

Sports & Fitness

  • Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Tennis court

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Car rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Half board
  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Cafe
  • Halal food

Meeting facilities

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Garden area
  • Library
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Connecting rooms
  • Separate sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Fan/Extractor
  • In-room jacuzzi

Bathroom

  • Separate tub and shower
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Bathroom telephone

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Paid bed linen & towels
  • Premium bedding

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • International calls
  • Plug adaptor
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  12 pm

Check-Out

  • until  2 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child may stay at the price of MYR 174.90 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

10 Farquhar Street, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

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City Center
  • Penang
    1.3 km
Airports
  • Penang International (PEN)
    16.5 km
Restaurants
  • Heaven Gate Restaurant & Lounge (cuisine: Italian, French)
    90 m
  • Sarkies Corner
    130 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  12 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  2 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    100

Rooms and availability

All 99 fully equipped air-conditioned suites come with premium bedding, direct-dial phones, coffee-makers, climate control, ceiling fans, separate sitting areas, in-room safes, mini-bars, blackout drapes, working desks, designer bathrooms with bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hair dryers, cable television service and complimentary wireless internet access.

Premier suite (58sqm) is appointed with one king or two single beds, a step-out balcony with fabulous sea views, a separate living area with a work desk, a two-seater sofa, an armchair a small coffee table, two 24-inch TVs with premium cable channels, a white marble bathroom and 24-hour butler service.

Deluxe suite (58sqm) is equipped with one king or two single beds, a garden terrace with sea views, a separate living room with a work desk, a sofa, an armchair and a teak coffee table, two 24-inch TVs with cable channels, 24-hour butler service, male and female vanity tops with separate amenities.

King suite (79sqm) offers a king-size bed, a garden terrace, a private living room with work desk, a sofa, an armchair and a coffee table, two flat-screen TVs and a separate dining area.

Family suite (258sqm) features king-size beds, cozy premium fabrics, a large terrace with garden and sea views, a private seating area with sofa-beds and armchairs, a dining room and a cabinet.

All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Cots are available on request.

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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Eastern & Oriental Hotel - Penang Penang location
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        Hotel Address:

        10 Farquhar Street, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Penang
          1.3 km
        Airports
        • Penang International (PEN)
          16.5 km
        Restaurants
        • Heaven Gate Restaurant & Lounge (cuisine: Italian, French)
          90 m
        • Sarkies Corner
          130 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  12 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  2 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          100

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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        Penang Jetty, a popular historic landmark is within 1.4km from the hotel.

        Fort Cornwallis, an architectural site is just 900m away.

        Khoo Kongsi, a well-known shopping district is about 1km away from the residence.

        Penang Harbor is approximately 3.5km far from the property.

        Gurney Plaza, a famous shopping area is within 3.3km from the accommodation.

        Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, a historic site is only 200m away.

        Penang State Museum is about 400m away.

        St. George's Church, a popular religious area is 600m away from the hotel.

        Kapitan Keling Mosque is approximately 800m far from the residence.

        Queen Victoria Clock Tower is just 1km away from the hotel.

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • Fort Cornwallis - 900 m
        • Khoo Kongsi - 1.0 km
        • Penang Jetty - 1.3 km

        Local attractions

        • Penang Hill - 2.6 km
          Georgetown, Penang IslandMalaysia
        • Dharmikarama Burmese Temple - 2.7 km
          Lorong Burma, Georgetown
        • P Ramlee Gallery - 2.9 km
          40A Jalan P Ramlee (formerly Counter Hall), Georgetown
        • Acheen Street Mosque - 2.6 km
          Georgetown, Penang IslandMalaysia
        • Wat Chayamangkalaram - 2.7 km
          Lorong Burma, Georgetown

        Near the hotel

        • The House of Yeap Chor Ee - 720 m
          No 4 Penang Street
        • Sun Yat Sen Museum - 1.1 km
          120 Armenian Street, Georgetown
        • Komtar - 1.2 km
          Georgetown, Penang IslandMalaysia
        • Pinang Peranakan Museum - 820 m
          29 Church Street, Georgetown
        • Clan Jetties - 1.2 km
          Pengkalan Weld (Weld Quay), Georgetown

        Restaurants nearby

        • Heaven Gate Restaurant & Lounge - 90 m

          Address: 1A, King Street, 10200 Georgetown
          Phone: 174145945

          84% likes this, based on 83 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian, French

        • Who's Bryan Coffee & Cuisine - 130 m

          Address: Upper Penang Road

          61% likes this, based on 48 reviews
          Cuisine: American

        • Micke's Place - 310 m

          Address: 94 Love Lane

          75% likes this, based on 44 reviews
          Cuisine: Malaysian

        • Sarkies Corner - 130 m

          Address: 10 Lebuh Farquahar
          Phone: 0166786897

          67% likes this, based on 98 reviews

        • Red Garden Food Paradise & Night Market - 400 m

          Address: Lebuh Leith

          76% likes this, based on 540 reviews
          Cuisine: International

        Getting there.

        Penang International Airport PEN is within 15km from the hotel.

        Bayan Lepas International Airport is about 20km away.

        Taiping Airport TPG is less than 75km from the residence.

        Sultan Abdul Halim Airport AOR is approximately 86km away.

        Airport transportation is available on request.

        Getting around.

        Butterworth Railway Station is only 200m away from the hotel.

        Penang Bus Station is within 2.4km from the accommodation.

        Free car parking is possible on site.

        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  12 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  2 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          100
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        Eastern & Oriental Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Eastern & Oriental

        Average guest rating

        8.8out of 10
        Superb
        Based on 136 reviews

        Guest reviews

        • Family with children
          9.6

          The old world charm , archeticture and fabulous staff.

        • Family with children
          9.2

          old is beautiful,fresh,pleasant and enjoyable

          the switches can be like a riddle

        • Couple
          9.2

          Great pool (and bar) with view across the sea. Lovely and huge room. Helpful staff. Free wifi. Good cocktails - not too expensive.

          Breakfast was ok but not that great for a luxury hotel. Had some laundry done, which was very expensive.

        • Older travelers
          9.2

          The sense of history and the restoration has kept the traditions alive. The luxury of the space in the suite and feeling of home and comfort.

          The staff were extremely polite to me and always greeted me but I did not appreciate how they mostly ignored my wife who is Malaysian born. I find this spoilt our enjoyment of the stay. I find it disappointing that the locals discriminate against their own racial origins. Perhaps it is taking the feeling of Colonial nostalgia too far! You should train your staff to show the same courtesy to all guests not just the "Mat Salleh".

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          The whole stay was truly amazing. We were treated like honoured guests - perhaps even more so because it was our honeymoon. As we were honeymooning we were upgraded to an even better suite, which was huge with wonderful sea views. The food was excellent both at breakfast and in the restaurant. However the thing that impressed the most was the calibre of the staff and the service we received. The entire staff were friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We are certain that this hotel will be a regular stop when we travel to this part of the world.

        • Older travelers
          9.6

          Comfort, location and service excellent. Would avoid the 1885 Fine dining restaurant which we found disappointing both in quantity and quality - other eating facilities were very good.

          The 1885 Restaurant.

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          The colonial style staff uniforms, accessories, interior design, heritage architeture with window facing the sea and could see birds flying outside windows in the morning.....Very quiet. The buffet breakfast with great variety of choices. Initiative offer of take away breakfast on day of departure to catch an early flight. Arival drinks and courteous, helpful, pleasant staffs. Also very close to a protestant cemetry we aimed to visit (there was a tomb there for a few missionaries from UK who made important and long-lasting contribution to Penang and China, really worth a visit to pay our respect)

          Staff of Booked.net had promised a double bed but we could only have twins beds combined on day of arrival. A bit disappointed.

        • Older travelers
          9.6

          Excellent location, great staff, very comfortable. Would highly recommend apart from 2 tiny niggles below.

          Just very small reservations, but the TV reception and internet facilities were below contemporary standards. Also the bar was a little too cold for people escaping the worse winter in the UK for 100 years:).

        • Group of friends
          10.0

          The Ambience of the Hotel - it's History, Characters who have stayed over many years and the extremely friendly and professional staff at all levels. A joy to be a guest in this esteemed and famous hotel.

        • Single
          10.0

          Extremely comfortable suite, excellent service, lovely location and well-maintained heritage feel at this hotel.

        • Older travelers
          9.6

          The services by the staff were superb.the ambience within the hotel was most conducive to whatever purpose one would have foe staying in the hotel.

          One particular night one group of diners were exceptionally noisy and their presence was most obtrusive.

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          The old world charm

          The buffet dinner was awful with hordes of local people, noise, dirty dishes. The rooms at the front of the hotel are extremely noisy and at the weekend should be avoided

        • Group of friends
          10.0

          The staff were so helpful and the service was exceptional. The grandeur of the hotel in addition to the service made for a very special experience. The food too was excellent.

          We were disappointed with our room because of the road noise. Having stayed before in a sea view room which was quiet, the traffic noise did spoil the comfort of the room.

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          The 'old world' ambience and quiet nature

        • Older travelers
          9.2

          not just a beautiful hotel but also a sense of history and culture of old Georgetown. Staff all looked proud to be working there.

          Fully priced - for special occasions only for most people

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Eastern & Oriental Hotel - Penang Penang location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        10 Farquhar Street, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Penang
          1.3 km
        Airports
        • Penang International (PEN)
          16.5 km
        Restaurants
        • Heaven Gate Restaurant & Lounge (cuisine: Italian, French)
          90 m
        • Sarkies Corner
          130 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-In:
          from  12 pm
        • Check-Out:
          until  2 pm
        • Number of rooms:
          100