Eastern & Oriental Hotel Penang : Superb Hotel to Stay

It is always a pleasure staying in Eastern & Oriental Hotel. The hotel comes completely beautiful with the historical touch in it. Established by the famed Sarkies brothers in 1885 whose architectural landmarks include the Raffles Hotel in Singapore, the E&O is the only seafront hotel in the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over its 135-year history, the E&O Hotel has played host to the world’s most celebrated artists, writers and heads of state.

And recently, E&O Hotel unveiled its newly refurbished Heritage Wing with 100 quintessentially suites with city view and also sea view. Maintaining its historical grandeur, key elements such as the echo dome, which has become part of the E&O’s identity is maintained while upgrading works were carried out to offer better hospitality experience for guests.  The newly refurbished suites now feature a brighter concept with more natural light and a softer colour scheme while retaining the signature twin vanities and long bath.

Arriving to the hotel, we are given a beautiful smile, which brings me a feel like home. Upon check-in, we are greeted and handed our key cards with a smile. Our bags is being arranged by the staff where they will bring them to our room in minutes. We are then led to our rooms and explaining the facilities including the pool, gym and also where can we have our breakfast too. Well-explained and guided to our room with the explanation of the facilities in the room too which makes it “just like home” to us.

The beautiful heritage room which comes with the wooden floor, and the room completed with a chandelier and a nice comfort bed which makes me feel like home. The bed comes simply fluffy with the beautiful soft bed. Such an indulgence.

Overlooking the sea view which is so mesmerizing, the room comes with the relaxing living room which is beautifully decorated with orchid.

One can enjoy your day with the Harney & Sons premium tea selections, as well as the Nespresso Coffee. There is also whisky, gin and vodka which is replenish daily to serve you too.

Not to forget, there is also complimentary in-suite minibar with the premium selected beverage to be enjoy too.


As for the toilets, they are completed with the beautiful bathtub and rain shower. Using the Panpuri Spa products, rest assured that the range of products are the finest, natural and organic. You can enjoy the self-retreat by soaking your self in the bathtub or even enjoy a great rain shower bath.

Asides from that, one can enjoy the complimentary wi-fi with the butler service during the stay.

Asides from that, one can enjoy the complimentary wi-fi with the butler service during the stay. As for breakfast, you can choose to enjoy hot breakfast at The Cornwallis, Sarkies or Planters Lounge.

Also you can enjoy Classic European Cuisine and Straits Nyonya Cuisine for dinner at Java Tree, all day dining and English Afternoon Tea at Palm Court, or try some their signature cocktails available at the new Farquhar’s Bar. Guests staying in Heritage Wing suites and Corner Suites(Victory Annexe) can access to the private lounge, The Cornwallis for the complimentary cocktail hour daily.

To relax yourself, you can have an enjoyable spa at their SIGNATURE Panpuri Spa. The Panpuri Spa is one of the spa that not to be missed here. The PAÑPURI ORGANIC SPA Penang is a 2,700-square feet masterpiece that transcends the expected, with five treatment rooms that offer utter serenity and indulgence.  Set against a backdrop of lavish interiors, polished brass and opulent marble, each room speaks of timelessness and elegance while offering supreme comfort. Featuring a picturesque sea view, the two couple rooms are equipped with steam showers for two, offering the ultimate private spa experience for couples, friends, or family wishing to retreat in complete privacy.

Overall, we have an enjoyable staycation at the beautiful historical hotel in Georgetown. For more information about Eastern & Oriental Hotel, do visit www.eohotels.com/‎

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