Eastern & Oriental Hotel


Built in 1885 by the Sarkies brothers, the Eastern & Oriental Hotel is a George Town institution. This all-suite hotel oozes colonial elegance but has plenty of modern comforts, while its prime seafront location is ideal for exploring the UNESCO-listed old town.

The original part of the hotel, the Heritage Wing, houses 100 suites that reflect the comfort and style of a bygone era. The 132 suites in the newer Victory Annexe fuse contemporary design and state-of-the-art technology with colonial style.

There are five restaurants, ranging from the casual Poolside Terrace and buffet-style Sarkies to the colonial splendour of 1885, which serves traditional afternoon tea and contemporary classics. Farquhar’s Bar exudes the ambiance of a private club – ideal for sipping a G&T.

The wonders of George Town are on your doorstep, but there’s plenty to amuse you in the hotel, including two swimming pools, a gym, cookery and yoga classes, and the Panpuri Organic Spa, which offers Thai and Oriental massages.

Eastern & Oriental Hotel Information


20km from Penang International Airport


100 suites in the Heritage Wing and 122 suites in the Victory Annexe.


Cooking classes, yoga, gym, sightseeing.



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Why we recommend Eastern & Oriental Hotel

“Expect old world charm, great service and a fantastic location from this property. The 118 restaurant is highly recommended.”

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