A magnificent hotel woven into the very fabric of Penang’s colonial era. For generations, this property has been viewed as a pioneer of luxury in the East, serving generations through two wars and multiple cultural advancements. Today it remains true to its heritage and presents the traveller with a classic modern luxury, whilst singing in tune with its magnificent past.

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The hotel has 232 classic suites, styled with hints of the colonial-era yet oozing luxury and comfort. Guests can enjoy sea views or courtyard views from their suites, located in either the Victory Annexe or Heritage Wing.

With four restaurants to choose from, including a poolside terrace, guests can enjoy delicious local and international cuisine in a variety of environments. Sundowners can head to Farquhar's bar for an elegant English-style atmosphere, or relax in the Planter's lounge, exclusive to guests staying in the Victory Annexe.

Immerse yourself in an experiential narrative of the hotel's past within the E&O Gallery and learn more about the history of Penang in conjuncture with the hotel's own journey, or find sanctuary in the hotel spa and fitness centre.

Why we love it


The perfect base from which to experience a Penang Heritage Trail. Both trails begin at the Eastern & Oriental, a landmark in Penang's own history.

Carrie, Original Traveller


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