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Douglas, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 November 2012

A beautifully decorated small heritage hotel in the heart of old Georgetown. It is an oasis of peace and quiet and the perfect place to relax. The staff are uniformly friendly, efficient and attentive to the needs of guests. An excellent breakfast is provided with something for all tastes - the restaurant is very good in general and reasonably priced....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2012

It's hard to add to what has already been said, helpful staff, lovely rooms thought of course a little small as it's a boutique. The breakfast was always as hearty as you wished although the restaurant staff were a little confused by requests sometimes.The noisy machines behind the pool meant it wasn't the most relaxing place to lie and read...

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Adelaide, South Australia
Reviewed 19 November 2012

There really aren't enough superlatives in the world to describe this hotel. Amazing, fantastic, brilliant..........I could go on but I'm sure you get the idea. Our daughters jaw almost dislocated when we arrived!!! A staff member came zooming straight out to assist with the luggage while another checked us in and a third appeared from nowhere with ice cold glasses...

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Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 18 November 2012 via mobile

Yeng Keng is already a highly rated choice in the georgetown heritage area so I won't praise it much more. As the title goes, Yeng Keng is classy as the furnishing is classic, and while the rooms are not the biggest in Penang, they are very comfortable. And above all that it clean. The addition of a small pool in...

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Mojacar, Spain
Reviewed 17 November 2012

An oasis of peace in the hubub of Georgetown. A wonderful 2 days in this pretty hotel. The staff could not have been more welcoming to us. The food was wonderful and varied and the cafe was very popular with locals as well as residents. Our departure was a very early one and they provided us with a lovely picnic...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 13 November 2012

We stayed at the Yeng Keng for 4 nights in the Yeng Keng Suite. The suite was beautiful and a considerable size. My boyfriend was quite impressed with the electronic bedet toilet in the bathroom. Airconditioning worked perfectly. Hot water must be turned on about 10-15 minutes before you shower to get nice hot water, as long as you remember,...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 13 November 2012

was here for a night's stay...the location is great...at the heart of george town. the hotel is unique in its design... rooms are however a bit too small for family stay... the pool was small and it had strong chlorine smell in it... breakfast was not impressive...just a standard breakfast... overall, i find it a bit too pricey ...and would...

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1Thank STLL78
singapore
Reviewed 12 November 2012

My family, 2 adults and 2 kids stayed at the hotel from 9 Nov to 12 Nov. This is our 3rd visit to Penang but our 1st to Georgetown and we really love it. Our past visits have been to Batu Ferringi. We wanted a new experience and we found it! We chose this place after reading all the reviews...

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2Thank nomadSG
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 12 November 2012

Its not just about the cosy and modern rooms, Or the beautifully restored little mansion and friendly staff Or the excellent location within walking distance to the unesco sites and good food It's probably a mix of everything, plus that something special to make me miss this place after 3 days of stay. Only complaint though..is that the Internet could...

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2Thank Jamestjl
Reviewed 12 November 2012

Read about the good reviews in TripAdvisor, and decided to try out the hotel. It was Fabulous! the staff are all so friendly and warm. the hotel is quiet. I also arranged a birthday surprise for my boyfriend with the help of hotel staff (Yeoh). Definitely will stay here again and will recommend it to my friends. Just a tip:...

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  • Free Parking
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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: ₹ 4,680 - ₹ 6,418 (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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“Either near or far off the reception, both good choices.”
 of 5 bubbles lorenzo_beltrame_197, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Courtyard poolside rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles volichmark, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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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“Room can accommodate 3 persons.”
 of 5 bubbles marilynling, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
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