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The cocktail hour at Planter's Lounge in the Victory Wing is the perfect way to start your evening, with complimentary drinks and canapés served daily between 6pm and 7pm.

Why we like it

  • A luxurious hotel reflecting the opulence of the British colonial era
  • Set in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town on the island of Penang
  • Undoubtedly one of the most famous hotels in the world
  • Effortlessly combines old grandeur with modern elegance
  • Home of 1885 Restaurant, a timeless eatery with exquisite fusion dishes

About Eastern & Oriental Hotel

A testament to the grand elegance of the British colonial era, the Eastern & Oriental Hotel in Penang has been catering to the discerning traveller for over a century. Its grand main building comprises of two wings; the newer Victory Annexe, unveiled in 2013, and the original Heritage Wing. Built in 1885, the Heritage Wing still retains much of its historic charm, with its dark mahogany woods and rich fabrics affording a true taste of oriental opulence. During a stay in one of the Heritage Wing's 100 luxurious Suites you will benefit from your own personal E&O butler who will cater to your every need, allowing you to step back in time to the glamorous golden age, while the contemporary Victory Annexe houses 122 elegant Studio Suites and 4 Corner Suites.

Dining at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel is a real feast for the senses. The property is home to the innovative fusion restaurant 1885, named for the year that the hotel was first established, where you can enjoy classic yet contemporary cuisine accompanied by an impressive selection of wines in the finest traditions of colonial style dining. If you prefer something lighter, the Poolside Terrace bar and restaurant located in the Victory Annexe serves light snacks and refreshments while overlooking the Andaman Sea, and we love the dark and exclusive club style of Farquhar's Bar for a round of sundowners.

Other facilities at the Eastern & Oriental include a state of the art gym, infinity pool complete with a relaxing poolside terrace and the Eastern & Oriental art gallery, as well as yoga and cookery classes.