The Eastern & Oriental Hotel (E&O Hotel) is a tranquil haven in the bustling heart of Penang. This Grande Dame of historical, colonial charm offers its guests the finest traditions of luxury and service.

     The E&O experience begins as soon as the smiling doorman greets you at the door. Personalised and attentive service is one of the hallmarks of the E&O. This is complemented by the impeccable 24-hour butler service, which attends to your every need.

     A magnificent pool with its view across the sea is the focal point for guests seeking to unwind or energise the body, mind and spirit.

     Situated right on the seafront, yet mere minutes from the business district, central shopping area, popular night spots and heritage sites, the E&O is unrivalled in its location.

Facilities & services:


Success in business depends on making the right impression. Be it for an event or just entertainment, the E&O makes an impression which will be long remembered. To entertain friends and associates, hire a luxury yacht for a meeting with a difference!


For a conference or a meeting with a difference, experience the old world charm of our Grand Ballroom with a 400-seat capacity, a full stage, royal boxes and gallery. Six smaller function suites which accommodate groups of 20 to 150 persons are also available. 

For a wedding or a honeymoon, nothing can exceed the glamour and elegance of a historic hotel. Since 1885, the Eastern & Oriental Hotel has been basking in days of dazzling sunshine and nights of tropical splendour. Golden memories are woven into the very fabric of the building. No matter how lavish the occasion, it is the many thoughtful touches at the E&O that create the radiant happiness of an unforgettable day.

Unwind in our magnificent pool with its view across the sea, stroll around our immense gardens or for the more active, work out in our Exercise Room, which is equipped with a gym and sauna, to energise the body, mind and spirit.


Sarkies Corner:
A colonial coffee shop that offers a wide selection of delicious local and international fare, where the choice is yours - à la carte or - if you simply can’t decide - help yourself to a little of everything in the spectacular buffet spread.

There are various exciting events at Sarkies Corner which change now and then.

• Operating hours are from 6.30 am - 11.00 pm (Daily) 
• Breakfast from 6.30 am - 10.30 am (Daily) 
• All-Day Dining from 10.30 am - 11.00 pm (Daily)

The 1885:
The 1885 offers classical yet contemporary cuisine in an elegant environment. The selection of inventive fusion dishes from our highly trained chefs, accompanied by a superb selection of wines, has marked The 1885 as the perfect choice for an enjoyable dining experience.

Traditional English Afternoon Tea is also served in an elegant setting.

• Operating hours are from 2.30 pm - 10.30 pm (Open Daily) 
• English Afternoon Tea is served from 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm 
• Dinner is served from 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm 

The Bakery:
The Bakery sees continuously new introductions by our innovative chefs that will please every palate. Delights include scrumptious pies and freshly baked cakes and pastries that have their own unique blend of flavour. It is no surprise that the wonders at The Bakery never cease to please.

• Operating hours are from 10.00 am - 10.00 pm (Daily)

Farquhar’s Bar:
A British pub offering an excellent range of beers on tap and traditional pub fare with a slice of colonial Malaya. Farquhar's Bar is indeed famous for its unique character and none can arguably beat this bar's cheery and friendly ambiance. Traditionally British in nature, it's a place you would pop over for a pint and a chat, unwind after a hard day's work or gather with friends.

Hearty Pub Grub (Served Daily: 11.00 am - 11.00 pm)
Pub Grub is typically known as traditional British pub food, and at Farquhar's Bar these hearty meals are served with customary English flair.

Some of the good old wholesome grub one would expect to find include Fish & Chips, Bangers & Mash, Steak & Kidney Pie, Ploughman's Lunch and Shepherd's Pie.

• Operating hours are from 11.00 am to 11.00 pm.

The terrace on the promenade offers alfresco dining amidst breathtaking views of the tropical garden and sea. 

• Operating hours are from 6.30 am - 11.00 pm (Daily)

The Deck:
Encompassing the pool, the Deck serves a variety of light meals and refreshments in a casual and comfortable environment.

• Operating hours are from 11.00am to 7.00pm (Daily) 



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10, Lebuh Farquhar, 10200 Penang.
Tel : +(6) 04 222 2000
Fax : +(6) 04 261 6333
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