This is a very beautiful hotel -- full of old world charm - and the common areas are very well maintained. Loved the colonial feel and one does feel being transported back in time when one steps in here.
As it is UNLIKELY that we will have the chance to stay in Raffles Hotel (another grand dame!) in Singapore -- i thought why not then the EO hotel in Penang -- it will be cheaper! heehee. One of the things on my bucket list is to take a journey on the Eastern Oriental Express (fr singapore to bangkok) -- but that is EXPENSIVE and i am not sure if kaira will appreciate such a journey at her age. Actually it will be better if it's only the 2 of us taking the EO express!! haha! but i think kaira, at this moment, expects to be part of our travel plans ;p
So, let's just experience the EO Hotel in Penang first! (note : don't think they are under the same mgt! Juz that they both exude old world charm to me ;p)
Unfortunately for the hotel they were let down by its service. For the price one pays for a night's stay and the expectations that has been set, it was disappointing to say the least. If the experience is just about the rooms and ambience, it is very very very lovely. But, the hotel staff are the soul of the hotel and here it is lacking. Hopefully they will improve over time. I shall not rattle on here about our not so great experience (i have already provided that on tripadvisor), and will instead just focus on sharing with you the lovely property. You can decide for yourself whether you want to experience it too. You may be luckier than us, in that service will be better! :)