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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
67 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

...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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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were at this wonderful abode in georgetown; the boutique hotel is a haven of tranquility in the busy streets of a very walkable georgetown, penang. The staff are wonderful and helpful in giving tips on where to go and see, what to do and the important sites in Georgetown like the museum and street-wall paintings on Armenian st. etc... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time at this hotel. From the time I stepped in till I leave for home, the service and her friendly service crew were excellent. At no time were I disappointed in any way, it's better than the big hotel chains out there. Would highly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting Penang.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I really enjoyed my 2 nights' stay here. The bed was just right, room was clean. My aunt got the yeng keng suite which has a small living space with sofa and a bigger tv, which then opens out to a balcony. Very pretty hotel which offers many photographic opportunities. It is also walking distance to most tourist attractions in... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Yeng Keng Hotel 3.5*
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Georgetown #3 Business Hotel in Georgetown #3 Family Hotel in Georgetown
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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 
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