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Eastern & Oriental Hotel


Originally built in 1885 by the Sarkies brothers, who later founded the Raffles in Singapore, this historic property sits proudly on the Georgetown waterfront with the most magnificent seaward views. However, the building itself is, perhaps, even more fabulous. Gorgeous, and achingly evocative, it’s a landmark hotel in Asia. The guest list is impressive, including names such as Charlie Chaplin, Rudyard Kipling and the Sultan of Brunei. For those in search of glamorous nostalgia, it absolutely delivers. 

The rooms are large and in keeping with the historical opulence. Even the newer rooms in the Victory Annexe are a modern, reproduction take on the 19th century, and it works. The Heritage wing is pure period drama with original antiques. Although the original swimming pool was always known as the best in Georgetown, the ante has been upped by the newer, sixth-floor infinity pool, which is stunning.


In a premium position on the waterfront within easy reach of all the area’s highlights, this grand heritage hotel combines convenience with stunning surroundings.  

A little more detail

  • Two pools: classic and infinity

  • Bars & restaurants

  • Relaxing spa

  • Gym

From a client…

We couldn’t resist afternoon tea on more than one occasion. Gin and tonics while watching the descending sea is what holidays are about!

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Suite at the Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Suite at the Eastern & Oriental
Sea view at Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Sea views at the Eastern & Oriental
Blue bar at Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Blue Bar at the Eastern & Oriental
Bar with map at Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Historic grandeur at the Eastern & Oriental
Double room at Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Double room at the Eastern & Oriental
Exterior of Eastern & Oriental Hotel
The Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Bedroom at Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Bedroom at the Eastern & Oriental

Why we love it

Discover what to expect from staying at Eastern & Oriental Hotel

Dramatic grandeur

It’s impossible not to get swept up in the drama of this property. The walk through the atrium is suitably grand and there is something very Agatha Christie about the ambience and attention to period detail. The food is fantastic, with a mouth watering array of dishes from different destinations. Afternoon high tea is an attraction in itself, with lots of non-residents booking tables to experience the finger sandwiches and scones. There is even a free flow Taittinger option to cleanse the palate between indulgences.

Afternoon tea at Eastern & Oriental Hotel

What can you do there?

Increasingly, we try to recommend staying a little longer in each destination, especially when you’re staying somewhere as special as the E&O. Apart from the bespoke experiences that will form part of your itinerary, you’ll want some time to experience the opulence, the ambience, and the pool; time to really kick back at this celebrated accommodation.

Swimming pool at Eastern & Oriental Hotel

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