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Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Penang, Malaysia

Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Established in 1885 by the famous Sarkies brothers and reopened after extensive refurbishment in early 2001, the Eastern & Oriental Hotel is a Penang landmark. In the colonial period it was advertised as the 'premier hotel east of the Suez' and is still an institution today.

The original property has 100 suites and offers colonial charm and the facilities and comforts one would expect from a hotel of this class. A new wing called the Victory Annexe has 122 sea view suites offering Club facilities including full butler services. There are a large choice of dining outlets within the hotel, including the 1885 Restaurant, which offers classic, yet contemporary dining as well as a decadent, English afternoon tea between 2.30-5.00pm. There is also a less formal café offering snacks and drinks, near the swimming pool which has wonderful views over the sea to the mainland.

OUR RATING: First Class

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    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

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      Penang City Tour

      Among the highlights of the tour is Fort Cornwallis, built on the site of Francis Light's historic landing in 1786, it today houses the Dutch Canon presented to the Sultan of Johore by the Dutch East India Company.

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    • Penang National Park
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      Penang National Park

      Penang National Park

      This day-long excursion will take you through the mangrove forest of Penang's north-western tip before trekking through the dipterocarp forest of the national park.

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