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Yeng Keng Hotel

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I can't overstate how excellent our stay was at the Yang Keng. The room and common areas are absolutely gorgeous - beautiful period details, but completely modern infrastructure. The air conditioning is blissfully cold, the bath water is hot, the linens are soft, and everything (plumbing, lighting, etc) is functioning. The staff are friendly and helpful in a very sweet,...

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Taipei, Taiwan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friend and I spent two nights in Georgetown and we stayed at YK Hotel! It's a homely boutique hotel, staff were very friendly and we liked the interior designs very much! Hotel has access to many of street arts in alley. It wasn't that far from the airport (30-40 minutes by taxi) since I worried a bit when looked at...

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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed from April 2 to 6, 2017. We had a great stay for 2 nights at their courtyard double room and also 2 nights at the garden suite. Each room is beautiful, functional and very clean. The open areas/courtyard with beautiful furnishings and wall art upstairs and downstairs made the "feel at home" experience. Daily breakfast buffet food and...

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Canberra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had our third stay in The Yeng Keng Hotel and will always stay at this hotel when we visit Penang. Having lived in Penang in the early 80's, the Yeng Keng brings back positive memories with its heritage building. The rooms, although smallish, are always spotless, its location is fantastic for those wishing to explore Georgetown. All the...

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Suffolk, UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent three nights here, but wished it had been longer. Our room was 'small but perfectly formed': very well equipped with a comfortable bed and lots of hot water. The public areas of the building are particularly attractively furnished with lovely plants and quiet seating areas. The hotel is in a good location for exploring Georgetown. A bonus is...

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Torquay, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this is a really unique boutique style hotel. the staff were amazing and really helpful. it was our anniversary when we visited and they gave us a lovely cake to celebrate! the pool is small but just perfect to cool down after a day of sightseeing or scootering around the island.

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1Thank Rachel C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely heritage hotel right in the middle of Chulia Street. Old world feeling! The rooms are not exactly the biggest but then being in Penang you would be probably coming back in the early evening. Chulia Street is quiet by day but if you stroll along it you may well see some ancient craftsmen at work - like the...

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Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the most beautiful hotel I have stayed in. In the centre of George Town, walking distance to most tourist attractions or small taxi cost. Not far down the road, we used the Laundromat which was great. The staff at this hotel were excellent, so helpful and friendly. Would recommend to any traveller.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this hotel through trip advisor (first time doing so) and it was so close to perfection!- mention combining was good---------!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The prime location was one of the reasons we booked this hotel and it definitely was worth it. This hotel is right in the centre of George Town, just walking distance from MOST major attractions. I recall only...

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Mackay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Still the best place to stay in Georgetown. Lovely welcome from the best hotel team in the business! The pool area is a cool retreat from the heat of the day and the ice cold Tiger beer is just great. Our thanks specially to Hanif and Ryan, well done boys, you nailed it again.

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: RM304 - RM440 (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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“Views are not necessary, but you can get rooms overlooking their pool”
TellurianCanberra, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The rooms at the back of the hotel are quieter off the Main Street.”
925gerryl, 23 Mar 2017 | 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.”
patwee, 14 Mar 2017 | 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”
DCB1952, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Garden Suite is well sized.”
charlieb2016, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
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