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Yeng Keng Hotel

3.5 of 5 Boutique Hotel   |   362 & 366, Chulia Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200 , Malaysia
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good location in Georgetown, all major site within walking distance in historic center. Level of service is high and management and maintenance of the hotel seem to be very high. In Chulia suite 1, of course street noise of the street can be hearded as describe on previous review, but not so high as expected to be reading other review.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed there 3 nights in August 2014. This is a nice hotel with a helpful staff. The best part about the hotel is the location. You can walk from here to all the points of interest within the heritage zone. Lots and lots of eateries within walking distance as well. Take left and go to Queen street and the... More

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Houston, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 2 nights while exploring Georgetown. Pros: 1. Great Location: Lots of good restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. It is located in the heritage area so there are lots attractions nearby to explore. 2. Customer Service: Rooms were clean and the room service was quick to respond to any needs. Everyone at the hotel was... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
67 hotel reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully restored old hotel with modern amenities. 5 star quality small boutique hotel. Located within walking distance to many interesting sights (Khoo Kongsi, Chew Jetty, interesting buildings etc). Rooms are clean, large and beautiful. They managed to get a pool made for a reasonable small hotel. Breakfast was interesting with a good selection of local cakes but do not expect... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 nights last week. Plus points - excellent location for food and exploring, polite and helpful staff, simple but appetizing breakfast, cosy ambience (more like staying at home) and tasteful design. Minus points - located in busy street (can be noisy for rooms at the front), only 2 of tv channels worked, repair works at 10pm, sole... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We booked two nights as part of a self fly-drive trip around Malaysia. We liked both Georgetown and in particular this hotel so much we extended our stay by another two nights. All the good reviews are justified, best breakfast selection even compared to top 5* hotels around the world in my opinion; great selection of local favourites including seasonal... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and really enjoyed it. The place was clean, safe, unique, and we were always very warmly greeted. The hotel is small and personal, and our needs always seemed to matter to the staff. Its like they were looking to see where they could help (e.g., "what are you doing today? Oh going for a... More

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Singapore, Singapore
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A very nice hotel that is located near all the sites and sounds of Georgetown. The food is good and restaurant is very nice, with great local and western selections. Try the bike tour to find all the street art around town.

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111 reviews 111 reviews
68 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Stayed for three nights at the hotel with a family room and a double room. The rooms are small as indicated in other reviews but so clean, lovely new bathrooms and soft beautiful bedding. Our family room was a bit low on lighting but that was the only downside. Breakfast was delicious and we loved trying out the local breakfast... More

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Sydney, Australia
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77 hotel reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

...we had a 'courtyard twin' room and we felt very cramped - small beds, nowhere to put suitcases and nowhere to put toiletries in the bathroom. It was a big comedown from the executive club room that we had at the Shangri-La in KL but then again so was the price! We stayed three nights and breakfasts were adequate but... More

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Address: 362 & 366, Chulia Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200 , Malaysia
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Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > Georgetown
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Yeng Keng Hotel 3.5*
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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 
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