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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is great but the staff were the best part of our stay. The staff were very attentive to our needs. They took the time to answer our questions and our curiosities. I have to say that whoever runs the hotel was very thoughtful. The little details that are in placed in the rooms, lobby, and in the restaurant...

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Penguin, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third trip back to the island of Penang, Great boutique hotel with marvelous facilities and people. What can we say the pool was great... quite sufficient for a 20 odd room hotel. Staff at the admin desk were fabulous in arranging for transport one back in Kuala L for our stay in Melaka The Architecture was something...

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Kingman, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely building, excellent breakfasts and meals, enjoyable public areas with tables and 24 hr tea/coffee, and walking distance to sightseeing in Chinatown and Little India. Will return. Only negative is that the basic rooms are small and beds are short - but otherwise very comfortable with wifi, TV, aircon and hot showers.

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nearby everything, you can discover Georgetown easily by foot, a lot of delicious hawker food around, really clean rooms (not common in Malaysia) and the most gorgeous and helpful ladies at the front desk!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we stepped into the hotel we felt welcome and loved The hotel had charming old world architecture and sympathetic furnishings. It was a sea of tranquility in the hustle and bustle of downtown Georgetown. Especially relaxing upstairs splendid lounge area . open air lounge, complete with a lovingly restored opium bed. A great location to explore the...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our 2-night stay at Yeng Keng was a wonderful experience. We booked the Chulia Suite on the 2nd floor. It was clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. The special part were the open areas outside the room where the children could lazy around, read magazines and play scrabble. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. Poh, the Manager deserves special mention...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 1 night in Yeng Keng as: 1) wanted to stay walking distance to Georgetown attractions, 2) easy car park availability. The hotel ticked these for us and added to that, staff were super nice and rooms clean. As the AC is not connected to the 'key' power, came back to nicely cooled room after walking around the area.. there...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second stay in 12 months at this lovely hotel. We were in the Yeng Keng (Presidential) Suite this time. We were not disappointed! A beautifully restored elegant suite with a separate spacious lounge opening onto a private balcony. Perfect spot for evening drinks! If you are looking for an indulgent treat, we highly recommend booking this suite. The big...

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singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights recently and loving it. The hotel is located within a historical area with many interesting places and eateries. The staff is excellent and polite. We had some problem with hotel wifi on the first night and the staff's willingness to help and politeness is par excellence. Dine at the Yeng Keng cafe next door for...

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Ko Samui, Thailand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely character hotel, very friendly staff and welcoming. clean,comfortable, spacious room, very nice shower, bathroom. Cannot fault. We are a family of 4 and stayed in a triple room. If your budget allows well worth the stay.

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  • Pool
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  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 4,706 - ₹ 6,207 (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
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in George Town
#4 Family Hotel in George Town
#5 Romantic Hotel in George Town
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“most of the rooms appear to be as the one we stayed in, although ours did overlook and was close to the pool, all great.”
 of 5 bubbles Rudinski7333, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor, farthest room left side, avoids pool noise, and is a little wider, or, higher priced larger rooms upstairs on next floor”
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 of 5 bubbles aladdin_mp, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room can accommodate 3 persons.”
 of 5 bubbles marilynling, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose an upper room if you like having the curtains open”
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 of 5 bubbles marfield49, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Courtyard rooms are quietest; Get Explore George Town Package”
 of 5 bubbles 194richardy, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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