When Patriot’s Lolo and Lola (Filipino term for Grandpa and Grandma) came to visit him in Hong Kong, we decided to take Patriot on his first vacation. We traveled to Penang, Malaysia and found it to be a great spot for his first family holiday. We spent the first few days at the gorgeous Edison George Town (see our full review here) and spent our time wandering the historic city eating lots of yummy dishes (check out my foodie guide to Penang).
The Eastern & Oriental
This was Peter’s and my second visit to Penang. Just like on our first visit to Penang, we planned a few days stay at the historic and beautiful Eastern & Oriental Hotel in George Town, better known as the E&O. We loved it then and we love it now and staying at the E&O with a family made for easy travel. You can read my previous review of the E&O here, but we highly recommend staying at the E&O or the Edison George Town when traveling with a newborn, traveling with a baby, or traveling as a family.
This time around we stayed at the Victory Annexe which is the newer wing of the hotel. Modeled after the older, original wing, it was just as beautiful, had an incredible pool, and a free cocktail, drinks and snacks hour every day.
We had two separate rooms that were across from each other and accessed by a private hallway. It was perfect because we could close the door to the private hallway and just leave our bedroom doors open— it was like having a two room suite and perfect for families or groups traveling together.
The rooms also had big balconies. Perfect for opening up the doors to have warm, breezy naps or for after dinner drinks overlooking the city.
Pate is growing so quickly and seems to look different every day! Since his Lolo and Lola wouldn’t get to see him again after this visit until New Years, we decided to commemorate the special trip with a photo shoot at the E&O.
Aside from the pool photos, the photos in this post are by Alan Lee Photography.