If you have never stayed in this hotel, you simply must give it a try! I stayed here with my wife, elderly mum and aunty, and we had a wonderful experience - the heritage feel of the hotel, the friendly staff, the great service, the nice breakfast, the location (near sights, fantastic street food and old eating houses; just 10 mins brisk walk away from mall) etc. The only downsides to the great experience were the rooms, which are really tiny as compared to business hotels, and the noise that can echo through the hotel due to its smaller size. We had two nights (of three) of disturbed sleep but the staff were very kind and took great pains to ensure we were fine. Nevertheless, a great and memorable experience.
- Also Known As:
- Yeng Keng Hotel Penang/Georgetown
- 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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