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Yeng Keng Hotel

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09/04/2017 10/04/2017
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Mackay
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Still the best place to stay in Georgetown. Lovely welcome from the best hotel team in the business! The pool area is a cool retreat from the heat of the day and the ice cold Tiger beer is just great. Our thanks specially to Hanif and Ryan, well done boys, you nailed it again.

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in this impressively renovated hotel. Very nice familiy-room. Very clean. Very helpful service, very familiar. Good breakfast with very friendly Service! Also our kinds always welcome! Strongly recommend this lovely place! Little pool, unfortunately too much chlorine in there.

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 week ago

All members of staff were friendly and ever-ready to help, advise and answer questions, offer suggestions as to where and what to eat, or just chat a bit in passing... They're a credit to the hotel. Breakfast spread was more than adequate and very tasty as well. Room was comfortable and clean. Location was ideal - on bus routes but...

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1Thank patwee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to the staff and owners of this establishment, I had a great stay in Penang, due mostly to staying at the Yeng Keng Hotel on Chulia Street, Georgetown, Penang. Ill be going there again soon, hope that they are still doing a really good job, it'll be good to be there again.

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1Thank Kurttraveller
England
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice hotel no issues to report. This hotel has an interesting history of past use and development posted in the room. Property in well decorated and the facilities are maintained to a high standard (no mold to be seen anywhere). Reception staff very pleasant & helpful. Room had both AC & ceiling fan along with full opening window....

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3Thank DCB1952
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yeng Keng Hotel is an excellent choice at its price point. It is not a high-end boutique hotel and it is not a budget backpacker hotel--it's right in the middle and executes very well at that spot. It is an interesting historic building that is walking distance to all the main historic center sites. Great service from all the staff...

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3Thank Phillip C
New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is a real gem. Located in a crusty neighborhood of George Town, the hotel stands out as a superb place to stay. The open spaces of the interior, especially on the second level where we stayed, are decorated with valuable antique furniture. We toured a museum that contained similar furniture, but the Yeng Keng furniture was nicer. The...

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3Thank M C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights in a mansion double. The hotel is set back from the street so it was very quiet both day and night. My wife loved all the Chinese furniture and decor throughout the hotel. Breakfast was good, lots of Malaysian items to try. There is also a nice seating area outside in front of the hotel. Very...

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2Thank Eric S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Yeng Keng for one night in Feb with my wife. We were there to celebrate a friend's birthday. As it happened, we checked in on my birthday and the recep sent a cake up to the room. Very thoughtful. Room was comfy. Hotel was clean and well-located - within easy walking distance of Georgetown's many key food destinations....

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1Thank Charlie B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply put a place that I would certainly go to again if in Penang. The service was very good.We had a problem with our air con and the lady on reception sorted it out straight away very cheerfully.Sadly it broke for a second time and we were moved rooms to a slightly bigger room very efficiently. The pool is great...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Yeng Keng Hotel is a 20-room restored heritage boutique hotel located in one of the oldest surviving and intact 19th-century buildings at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage City of George Town, Penang. Like many of the other buildings in the neighbourhood, it was originally built in the mid 1800's as a private residence. The Anglo Indian bungalow belonged initially to Shaik Eusoffe bin Shaik Latiff an Indian Muslim family and remains unique in Chulia Street for not being relegated to the rear of a row of shop-houses blocking its facade. In 1897 trustees of the Cantonese Club 'Ying Han Pit Shu' bought the building on behalf of the association, later donating it to the trustees of the Straits Chinese Building Association in 1939. The building was later leased to Yeng Keng Hotel. The conversion from a residence into a budget hotel was the prevailing trend along the street at the beginning of the 20th century. Small places of lodgings that were conveniently reached from the harbour were in great demand as the traffic in the port grew. An impressive traditional Chinese entrance gate was constructed announcing entry to the 'Lodging House,' adding grandeur to the commercial establishment and to distinguish it from the rest of the buildings on the street. Conservation and upgrading by the present owner, Hoo Kim Properties Sdn Bhd, was undertaken in March 2009 with the renewed Yeng Keng Hotel completed in April 2010. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Yeng Keng Hotel

Address: 362 & 366 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: $94 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Yeng Keng Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Yeng Keng Hotel Penang/George Town, Malaysia
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in George Town
#4 Family Hotel in George Town
#5 Romantic Hotel in George Town
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“The rooms at the back of the hotel are quieter off the Main Street.”
 of 5 bubbles 925gerryl, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the street side, although hotel is set back from the road and does not get the blast of traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles patwee, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“This hotel is of a colonial style of architecture some people might consider the rooms on the small size view room if possible”
 of 5 bubbles DCB1952, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Garden Suite is well sized.”
 of 5 bubbles charlieb2016, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Either near or far off the reception, both good choices.”
 of 5 bubbles lorenzo_beltrame_197, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
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