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Yeng Keng Hotel

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362 & 366, Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200 , Malaysia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

first time staying in this hotel, it was indeed an experience! everything was near perfect, from the counter staff to the environment.... staffs ade all friendly and nice, always ready to help you and direct us on how to get to the places we wanted to go. the rooms are clean and tidy, clean toilets, comfortable beds and pillows. we... More 

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 4 nights. Our room looked over pool so was peaceful at night. Rooms were fairly small but lovely furnishings and nice shower room. Bed was too hard for us and could feel wooden divide down middle. Food at breakfast was good; try the local dishes, especially coconut rice in banana leaves. Public areas in hotel were beautifully... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yeng Keng is a little oasis of calm in the centre of Georgetown. Unlike some of the other heritage hotels, this little gem is set back from the main road and the rooms are arranged on two floors around a central courtyard. There is also a nice pool to cool down in. Everyone is very friendly and Ying and her... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The heritage hotel is centrally located in Georgetown, within walking distance to many delicious food stalls that the island is famous for. Rooms are comfortable and clean, and the staff friendly. Their restaurant serves Hainanese and western meals and the standard is pretty good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We really liked this hotel. The presentation is great and the staff very nice and friendly. The room was a little small but to be expected for a historical hotel building. The building renovations are well done and the hotel is very clean and a credit to the staff. My daughter and I enjoyed staying at the Yeng Keng. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

On arrival the staff were very welcoming and hospitable, served us a fresh juice. Very good example of renovated shop house. Comfortable and homey room, lots of nice personal touches . Breakfast could do with some more choices, basic but ok. Would recommend to stay there, easy walk to everything

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is why tripadvisor works. I would never bother to write a review unless the place really was special. This place gets it right from rooms, decoration, cleanliness, service, location etc etc. Brekkie could be a bit more interesting but that's the only area for improvement. I saw a review on foursquare about room size and someone related to hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

We wanted a hotel away from the beach area and we thrilled by the Yeng Keng. We had a beautiful room with all the appropriate facilities, the staff were charming and efficient and the café was fun and convenient. The pool is smallish but welcoming ( we didn't see any other guests using it!).

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The Hotel was very clean and had a nice charm feel.The staff were marvellous and excellent service.The place was in the heart of the heritage location.Nice breakfast and lovely rooms though not very spacious. Worth every ringgit spent here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We have travelled all over from Russia, turkey, China, Thailand,India, morocco, Portugal, USA, etc. Usually disappointing especially for the price you pay.most places are lacking in the vital area of service. Yengkeng scores high on location and overall value for price. Most of all we were struck by the excellent service. Staff were anticipatory of our needs, very helpful and... More 

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