"The Eastern & Oriental Hotel is the embodiment of both a special time and a special place."

For well over a century, this remarkable hotel - known simply as 'The E&O' to generations of travellers - has stood as a testament to the grand elegance of the British colonial era.

In many ways, the hotel has also come to represent Penang itself; its story inextricably woven into the island's history, its traditions an indelible part of many a traveller's treasured memory, its name synonymous with the magical island once known as The Pearl Of the Orient. Through the highs and lows of events around the world, the E&O has retained its charm and weathered the passage of time with character and grace. Today, more than a century since its establishment, it is still nigh on impossible for travellers to think of luxury travel in the East without also calling to mind the graceful elegance and storied colonial charm of the E&O, one of Asia's truly great hotels.


Split between two wings, the Eastern & Oriental's rooms offer up little slices of luxury for the discerning guest. Guests staying in the Victory Annexe will receive access to the exclusive Drawing Room - a private lounge solely for Victory Annexe guests, serving breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails.


Resident guests can have a good workout at the Exercise Suite equipped with steam and sauna facilities. For both business and leisure travellers, an hour or two on the treadmill may just be what is called for, especially with Penang's dazzling array of world-famous culinary delights just outside. Discover the secrets and benefits of the ancient art of Yoga during your stay at the E&O. The hotel offers regular classes conducted by Yoga masters, complimentary for in-house guests.

  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness suite
  • Business facilities
  • Yoga



With spectacular sea views, and magical ambiance, the E&O Hotel offers unparalleled dining experiences. A range of excellent chefs across the choice of signature restaurants have concocted a spread of international and local delights to give guests a chance to sample the tastes of Malaysia and the world.

Hotel Gallery


Penang’s equatorial climate means high heat, high humidity and high rainfall all year round. There are two main seasons – the dry season from December to March and the wet season from April to November. However, Malaysia is affected by two monsoon seasons so wet weather is always a possibility. Most people opt to visit Penang during the dry season, when rainfall and humidity are at their lowest.

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