A suite at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang. Picture: Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang, MalaysiaA suite at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang. Picture: Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
A suite at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang. Picture: Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang, Malaysia

Pith helmets and rotary-dial phones: Penang, Malaysia hotel’s colonial splendour

  • Eastern & Oriental Hotel is the grande dame of Penang properties and brainchild of the Sarkies Brothers. Treat yourself to a rainy-season bargain stay
  • The hotel is one of a quartet opened by the indefatigable Armenian hoteliers across Southeast Asia in the late 19th century

Topic |   Luxury travel
A suite at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang. Picture: Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang, MalaysiaA suite at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang. Picture: Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
A suite at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang. Picture: Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
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