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Yeng Keng Hotel

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed October 1, 2011

We recently stayed at the Yeng Keng for two nights. Rooms were clean, modern, and while fairly small were comfortable. Our room was located at the back of the hotel so was also fairly quiet. The staff were also friendly and courteous. It looks like they have spent a lot of money renovating the hotel, which has paid off –...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed October 1, 2011

A converted colonial mansion, this hotel only has about 25 rooms. The renovation has been done very well. The rooms are not spacious but more than adequate, with a modern bathroom. The staff are really nice and very helpful. Breakfast buffet good but not extensive. Swimming pool is nice although not huge. Fairly easy walking distance into central Georgetown (KOMTAR,...

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Zurich
Reviewed September 29, 2011

We stayed two nights here and loved the hotel - from the location right on Chulia St, to the lovely restored Chinese shop house, the small but cozy rooms and the friendly staff - everything was perfect. We had asked for a quiet room in the back of the building and had room 110 on the ground floor. The room...

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Bristol
Reviewed September 26, 2011

We chose to stay here because it was number one on Trip Advisor and I can see why. It was really lovely. It's quite a surprise when you arrive as it's so much nicer than all the other buildings and hotels on the street. Beautifully restored with a nice courtyard outside and stunning interior, plus it's really central and a...

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Singapore
Reviewed September 24, 2011

We stayed three nights at this beautifully restored historic merchant house on Lebuh Chulia, and loved it! The hotel was beautifully restored, with a huge airy courtyard, and comfortably furnished nooks for hanging out. There is also a small pool and deck chairs to relax during muggy afternoons. Service was overall good; although the first day, the receptionist was a...

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england
Reviewed September 23, 2011

We stayed for 5 days and the hotel couldn't have been better. Excellent location great rooms, yummy breakfast but the best thing was the staff. They were really helpful, well informed and very kind. My toddler was under the weather during her stay and they made every effort to cheer her up. One of the nicest places I have stayed.

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Country Victoria
Reviewed September 20, 2011

This hotel is centrally located and within walking distance to a lot of attractions. The room is clean, neat and comfortable. The pool area is lovely. There is a courtyard out the front of the hotel where we had our meals and had a well earned drink at the end of a long day! Being set back from the street...

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Singapore
Reviewed September 19, 2011

We stayed 3 nights in Georgetown at two different heritage hotels, as Yeng Keng Hotel was not available for 3 nights. We enjoyed our stay very much and are glad we had 2 nights at Yeng Keng (the other hotel was a disaster). Beautifully designed heritage hotel at a great location. Walking distance to great street food and historical sights....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 18, 2011

We stayed at Yeng Keng for two nights but wished we could stay for more. The building is wonderfully historic and has been beautifully restored. The big wooden street gates lead you to a lovely courtyard perfect for breakfast or a few drinks before bed. Yeng Keng is in a great location in the middle of Jalan Chulia so perfect...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed September 15, 2011

We really enjoyed this small, intimate hotel. It had a lovely, restored, old world character. The taxi driver tried to get us to go to a beach hotel, but we were there to see the UNESCO site not the beach and this hotel is a great location for that. Large,clean,comforable, quiet,modern room. Good AC TV with English channels. Free wifi...

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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: $70 - $98 (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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“The rooms at the back of the hotel are quieter off the Main Street.”
 of 5 bubbles 925gerryl, 6 days ago | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the street side, although hotel is set back from the road and does not get the blast of traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles patwee, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“This hotel is of a colonial style of architecture some people might consider the rooms on the small size view room if possible”
 of 5 bubbles DCB1952, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Garden Suite is well sized.”
 of 5 bubbles charlieb2016, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Either near or far off the reception, both good choices.”
 of 5 bubbles lorenzo_beltrame_197, Feb 13, 2017 | Read review
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