Eastern & Oriental Hotel
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Eastern & Oriental Hotel since 1885 Oct 16, 2009
Something old meets something new, something borrowed from Colonial era meets something blue… the blue blue sky, though I search and searched, I can’t find the sixpence in her shoes. Oh well, I think the sixpence might have gone into a fraction of the price of her shoes. If you guess I am there attending a wedding, you’ve got it right! With the sunset as the facade, the delicate sea breeze in your hair, the nicely chilled chardonnay in your hand and the laughter of friends, a lovely setting for weddings indeed.
The allure of this magnificent hotel rests in its preservation of its old world charms yet meeting the new world luxuries. The bare lobby adorned with collections from colonial times have proven to be simple yet elegant.
The quaint Presidential Suite or known as Eastern & Oriental Suite is a place where you can play hide and seek, does that gives you an inkling of how spacious it is? The dining room in the suite allows the entourage to imitate a scene of “The Apprentice”… with loud vocal “You’re Fired” so people at the other end of the table could hear. It could seat up to 22! There is also a kitchenette and bar at the end of the room where the endless supply of booze is stored, hence the entourage decides to stay on till the wee hours keeping the “Just Married” couple company.
What can I say about the lounge area besides being double the size of the dining room; and how about the numerous sofas that will be beddings for many of the intoxicated wedding guests? Nothing much except the sofas really comfy!
The dressing room, this would be a woman’s narcissist dream, mirrors, mirrors on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? From the dresser it leads to the bathroom, imagine yourself sipping on champagne while relaxing in the hot tub overlooking the sea. The seafront view adds a nice touch to the scene. Now that is life!
The restaurants along the lobby area
For sunrise, you would like to dine alfresco at the Verandah, where breakfast is served at the terrace at the promenade area surrounded by greeneries and sea view. If you fancy some traditional English afternoon tea amidst an elegant setting, you will be delighted to know that they have it at The 1885 restaurant. There are a few more outlets like The Bakery, Sarkies Corner, Farquhar Bar and The Deck but I am too busy to check them all out since I’ve been pretty busy sipping on my lovely wine and chilling at the suite. :)
The Eastern & Oriental Hotel is a reminiscence of the grandeur of colonial times; this indeed is a classic heritage hotel.
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Eastern & Oriental Hotel Overview
This hotel is situated in Georgetown at the intersection of Farquhar Road and Penang Road, the Eastern & Oriental is 20 kilometres from the Bayan Lepas International Airport and a stone's throw from the food havens, shopping
complexes and entertainment outlets of downtown Georgetown.
This hotel has a long and colourful history, and even after a major restoration and refurbishment programme it retains retains the old-world charm that it was widely recognised for. This is certainly a unique hotel, and can be recommended to the most discerning of guests. (01/08CB).
Re-opened after a major restoration and refurbishment programme, The facade is as magnificent now as it was when it was first built in 1884 during the British Colonial era.
The spacious domed lobby is of medium size and has plenty of comfortable seating.
There are a number of restaurants and outlets, two of the most popular are : a typical colonial coffee shop, offering all-day dining and celebrates Penang's diverse cultural heritage. Choose from a wide selection of delicious local fare, international cuisine and buffets.
This hotel offers 101 magnificient suites with either the sea or city view. Each suite is tastefully and thoughtfully furnished with essential amenities spacious bathroom, Persian carpets and retire under bedcovers made from the
finest Egyptian cotton.
Writers Suites are over-sized suites with a separate dining lounge with a bar and guest restroom. Its opulent bathroom is equipped with ?His? and ?Her? hand-basins, a traditional claw and ball long bath and a separate shower stall. These suites are named after famous guests Sir Noel Coward, Rudyard Kipling, Hermann Hesse and Somerset Maugham. Suite size : 135 sqm.
1 km to the nearest station (malayan railway station), 1 kms to city centre, 17 kms to the nearest airport (penang).
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