The Eastern & Oriental Hotel is the embodiment of both a special time and place. For well over a century, this remarkable hotel – known simply as ‘The E&O’ to generations of travelers – has stood as a testament to the grand elegance of the British colonial era.
In many ways, it has also come to represent Penang itself; its story inextricably woven into the island’s history, its traditions an indelible part of many a traveler’s treasured memory, its name synonymous with the magical island once known as The Pearl Of the Orient.
Situated in George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008, the E&O Hotel stands at the intersection of Farquhar Street and Penang Road. The hotel is 20 kilometres from the Penang International Airport and within walking distance from the food havens, shopping complexes and entertainment outlets of downtown George Town.