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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Saw this charming hotel as I strolled along Chulia street during my previous trip to Penang and I thought to myself I should check it out for my very next trip. So here I am staying at Yeng Keng during my 2016 trip to Penang and it was definitely one of the best choice I have ever made. A home... More 

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This small mansion is in a superb location within walking distance to most of georgetowns attractions including street art. We stayed in the courtyard room which was compact but fine. The pool was nice and refreshing and we went for a swim each day. Breakfast was good and we had the flaming bomb alaska at the restaurant one evening, very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall, I think the customer service is excellent. People are friendly and very helpful from receptionist to security guards. I needed to travel out at 5am in the morning, the hotel offer to pack some simple sandwiches and fruits for breakfast without us requesting. The hotel is beautiful and yet quiet. The location is the best, is at the centre... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After my second stay at this fabulous place, I decided I had to review it. The hotel's location is unbeatable, right in the centre of lots of great food. Right outside the hotel on its right is the famous "Wai Kee" with the best char siew and roast pork I've ever eaten. Just behind Wai Kee is "Moh Teng Pheow",... More 

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Byron Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful heritage hotel, can't fault it. The rooms are small (think boutique), but very well appointed and the most comfortable bed. Very clean. Shutter windows open to let fresh air in. Slightly noisy air conditioning. Staff are very friendly and helpful (thanks Kristine), food in the cafe is good. The breakfast has plenty of options, both Western and Asian. Location... More 

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Vessem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is really nice. People are helpful. Most dishes are reasonably priced. The service is ok but food was served before drinks arrived. When we visited the restaurant was cold and the kids even wanted to go outside to heat up. We had the stir fried rice and noodles. Really great!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location - near many tourist centered cafe and attractions. Reception - warm. Helpful. Room - not too small. Pretty interior nonya inspired Bathroom - small. Our shower drain didn't work too well the first two nights. Had to get help and they did, immediately. Their reason was that possible a small pebble may have been left behind during renovations Breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Yeng Keng Hotel for one night after spending several other nights at a different hotel (the Muntri Grove) in Georgetown. The Yeng Keng was a bit nicer and in retrospect we would have liked to stay at the Yeng Keng for our entire stay in Penang. The building/property was completely renovated about ten years ago -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a weekend escape to George Town and recommend the Yeng Keng as a great place to stay. First impressions as you drive down the driveway is of something special. We were not disappointed. A beautifully renovated historic building, comfortable rooms and friendly staff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for three nights. Regular rooms are small. The hotel is located in the middle of China town with some nice restaurants nearby. So if you want to discover George Town this place is fine, but if you want luxury, it's not. Breakfast is poor, so we had breakfast twice at a great nearby coffee place 'the Mug... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Yeng Keng Hotel

Address: 362 & 366 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: $80 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Yeng Keng Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Yeng Keng Hotel Penang/George Town
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in George Town
#4 Family Hotel in George Town
#5 Romantic Hotel in George Town
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