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Yeng Keng Hotel
Ranked #8 of 84 Hotels in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2 reviews
“Friendly hotel”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

The staff is exceptionally well trained and always very courteous (The staff at the pool was the friendliest of anywhere i have ever been). And the pool are spectacularly maintained. The restaurants are a little pricey but the food is delicious.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Seoul, South Korea
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

I traveled with my family in Malaysia and this hotel is the best one during our journey!!!!

Location - very good ! heritage is within walking distance
Room condition - very clean and fancy! bed is so comfortable!! No noisy, very quite!
Staff - all are very kind , especially I thank one Chinese woman staff who has a short hair!
Breakfast - they offer American style and local style! delicious!

Above all, hotel interior and design is so special and extraordinary.
I walked bamboo tree path in the morning. it is so fresh.
It is not modern style hotel but if you want to try staying in traditional and luxurious hotel,
this hotel is just right! I felt like I was back to past time!
I would go again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Yeng Keng is a truly lovely little boutique hotel in Georgetown. The staff are extremely helpful and polite, and happy to do anything you asked of them. The rooms were clean, comfortable and spacious, with cosy beds and an efficient safe to keep your valuables in. The bathrooms were both extremely modern and sparkling clean. Having heard descriptions of a 'tiny' pool, we were pleased with its size and enjoyed a refreshing splash in there each day. The cafe served delicious food and breakfast was truly excellent: a large-choice selection of Asian and Western food. The hotel was in a great location and many sites were walkable from it. The building was beautifully renovated. Yeng Keng is brilliant!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Family Courtyard Room, which was lovely.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

While not a fancy property, Yeng Keng is full of charm and makes for a great home base while exploring Penang. The rooms are clean and tasteful; the service was great and always available; and the location is absolutely perfect. We found it to be great value.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Singapore
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

This place is a great property. The location is absolutely ideal right in the main heritage area yet with its own courtyard to have sundowners and watch the world pass by. Room was comfy and quiet if a bit small, but I'm a bit big. Staff was very helpful in recommending the best street food options and arranging all transport which we required. The breakfast at the cafe was adequate but just that, we had to wait about 20 min for an omelette, but this is Malaysia.

My only real gripe was that the wifi in the hotel needs some boosting. It wasn't really find-able in our room and outside the veranda on the front it dropped off.

Room Tip: upstairs towards the back probably the best bet.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

This boutique hotel is a very relaxed place in Georgetown. The staff is very friendly and helpfull and the cafe next door serves good food. Altough the swimmingpool is small, our 3 kids loved it at the end of the day after a day off sightseeing. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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New Zealand
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Fantastically friendly staff at reception offering good advice regarding where to eat and transport tips etc. The room was lovely with everything needed on offer including free wifi.
The location is great being close to nighttime hawker stalls just down Chulia Street by the 7 eleven with amazing food on offer. Just up the street and around the corner is the Red Garden food court which is great but slightly touristy. If you want to eat with the locals catch a bus to the jetty from outside the 7 eleven for MYR1.40 each and then walk along Weld Quay toward CF food court. This was recommended to us by a local and offers all of the local specialties. Beautiful hotel in the heart of Georgetown.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Yeng Keng Hotel

Property: Yeng Keng Hotel
Address: 362 & 366 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Phone Number:
Location: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in George Town
#4 Family Hotel in George Town
#5 Romantic Hotel in George Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Yeng Keng Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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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