There are many ways to make the most of your trip to Penang, the street food capital of Malaysia. Besides savouring delicious halal breakfasts
and exploring the city's Instagrammable spots (other than the famous street art)
, your getaway would be incomplete without spending the night in a heritage accommodation, a reflection of Penang's old-world charm. If you're heeding our advice, there's a charming luxury hotel in Penang that's worth spending your weekend in.
Situated in Georgetown, a luxurious experience awaits at Eastern & Oriental Hotel
in Penang. Known as the grande dame of heritage hotels, the early chapter of Eastern & Oriental Hotel goes way back to 1885 when the Sarkies brothers established this stunning hotel in Penang. The brothers were also behind other famous landmarks such as the Raffles Hotel in Singapore and The Strand in Myanmar.
Eastern & Oriental Hotel is divided into two sections: the Heritage Wing and Victory Annexe. Reopened in December 2019, the refurbished Heritage Wing is described as the original site and heart of the hotel. Sprawled with all-new suites complete with luxurious amenities, you're going to love the personalised service, plush Egyptian cotton bathroom towels, as well as complimentary packing and unpacking
Opened in 2013, the Victory Annexe is considered the extended wing that's sprawled with studio suites and corner suites. Just as luxurious as the Heritage Wing, you'll get access to various modern conveniences such as a fully-equipped gym, high-speed Wi-Fi and the sweeping view of the Andaman sea from your window.
If you decide to choose a suite in the Heritage Wing, let it be the Premier Suites with a choice between a balcony and garden terrace. The grand thing about the Premiere Suite is the chance to wake up to the sight of the Andaman sea. After resting comfortably on the cosy bed, make your way to The Cornwallis restaurant for a hot breakfast before jumping into the Heritage Wing pool, which is only accessible by the Heritage Wing guests.
Credit: Eastern & Oriental Hotel on Facebook For travellers who want to spend the night in the Victory Annexe, the Studio Suites may catch your eye. Centred by a king-size bed or twin beds, step out to the private balcony to appreciate the breathtaking sea view. Detailed with classic furniture and old-world charm, you'll love relaxing in a vintage-style claw and ball long bath. Just remember that you have
a Nespresso machine and flat-screen television to use afterwards.
As far as facilities go, you can squeeze in some cardio workout at the Fitness Centre (you'll need it after feasting on all the halal food in Penang
), get to know the story of Penang at the E&O Gallery, and buy unique souvenirs at the Emporium. Perfect for foodies, the Eastern & Oriental Hotel is also a short drive away from myriad halal food such as Sup Hameed, Hameed Pata Mee Sotong, Roti Canai Jalan Argyll and more!
If you're planning to stay in a luxury hotel in Penang, look no further than Eastern & Oriental Hotel! For more accommodations, check out these Instagrammable boutique hotels in Penang
before your next road trip.
: Starts at RM439 per night on Agoda
: 10, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
: +604 222 2000