My friends and I stayed last weekend. The rooms are simple and interesting but not for the aged or infirm. The staircases are quite difficult to negotiate especially if you are not so sprightly. The cuisine and catering arrangements are "work in progress". The staff/owners are friendly but obviously lack experience in hospitality. They try hard and hopefully will "make" it but need to exercise more flexibility. The concept is great and Penang has progressed beyond belief. All in all, go there, and stay at Ren I Tang, but don't expect a 5 star experience and you won't be disappointed.
- Also Known As:
- Ren i Tang Penang, Malaysia
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ren i Tang is the result of a 2-year long restoration project on a 19th century Early Straits Eclectic Styled Building located within the core zone of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Penang Island: Malaysia. The name "Ren i Tang" is the phonetic spelling in Mandarin of South East Asia's oldest Chinese Medical Hall Wholesaler, Yin Oi Tong which is translated as The Hall of Benevolence. Located at the junction of China Street and Penang Street, the building now hosts a variety of activities - the upper floors:Ren i Tang (Heritage Inn); the ground floor: Tang Bistro, The Yin Oi Tong Chinese Medical Hall Museum, and Yin Oi Tong Chinese Medical Hall. ... more less