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Yeng Keng Hotel Penang

362 & 366 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/03/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#9 of 135 hotels in George Town
Travellers' Choice
Yeng Keng Hotel allows guests another reason to love Penang, Malaysia. Once an Anglo-Indian bungalow residence in the 1800s, was restored and now one of the best-restored properties in George Town.Elegant and stylish, our 19 rooms and suites guarantee comfort and exclusivity. Each one features vintage furniture and wooden panel floors. Everything—from pillows and linens to wall art down to the carpet—are tastefully picked and organized. Most of these rooms also come with patios that offer views of charming Chulia Street. There’s also a swimming pool, a function room and a courtyard where you can hold events like weddings, parties, and other social functions. Lastly, there’s a limousine service and tour desk if you want to further explore the country. The boutique hotel is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town—a city known for its pre-war architecture, fascinating culture, authentic restaurants, and religious structures.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Walking tours
Children's television networks
Car hire
24-hour security
Paid public parking nearby
Car park
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Hindi, Malay and 1 more
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Henry wrote a review 1 Jul
Singapore, Singapore10 contributions2 helpful votes
Top marks for this wonderful hotel that is well conserved and showcasing the rich heritage. The staff were very hospitable, warm and friendly, especially Yeoh, Raj and Ginny. Our family and extended family had a wonderful stay in this cosy, beautiful and Instagrammable hotel. Walking distance to many restaurants, cafes and street food.
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Date of stay: June 2022
Sleep Quality
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jerry d wrote a review May 2022
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Hotel's Favourite
This hotel is perfect for a stay in George Town. Lovely decor and quality furnishings. Great places to eat just literally around the corner. Also worth a big mention was the staff.. all extremely professional and all made us feel welcome. A big thanks to Raj on reception. A credit to the hospitality trade.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
TheBear898 wrote a review Jun 2022
Singapore, Singapore32 contributions46 helpful votes
Lovely hotel with a colorful history. A heritage hotel that’s done up with all the modern comforts you need. Wonderful staff (shout out to manager Yeo) and a great location to explore George Town. Close to the street food scene and excellent restaurants and bars.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Easy to get Grab car. They have 19 rooms and the upper floor rooms are bigger.
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Siew yong T wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Stayed at Yen Keng hotel over the weekend. Especially impressed by the preservation of the heritage characters of the house and the location. It’s near to a lot of places such as hawkers right across the road at carnavon road, Loce Lane, famous chicken rice, Syrian food and even durian! All within walking distance. Special mention to the front counter staff who are so helpful and friendly (forgot to ask their names) and provided us with valuable information on the Penang hill. We love hanging out at the lobby and had drinks there. Thanks for the lovely stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: There’s only few parking lots available behind the hotel
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Norman F wrote a review May 2022
22 contributions10 helpful votes
My family had a 2 night stay at this charming boutique hotel a couple of days ago and was very impressed with the excellent hospitality and service we received. The staff were friendly and helpful and always with greeting guests with a smile. The rooms, although not large, was clean, comfortable and came with modern facilities. Airconditiong was very good and the hot water system and water pressure excellent. We had a wonderful stay there and wish we had opted for a longer stay. I am very impressed with the honesty of their staff...we left 2 full bottles of scotch behind and they went to great lengths to contact me. Thank you guys. We will be back and strongly recommend everyone to give stay at your hotel. Good one!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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RajanGovind wrote a review Apr 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia121 contributions12 helpful votes
very friendly and helpful front desk staff. Credit to Raj, Yeoh and Eswary. Rooms are rooms. The hotel is centrally located an close to many food and beverage places. The night entertainment places are near and safe.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: all rooms are ok
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RiRo555 wrote a review Dec 2021
Singapore, Singapore25 contributions24 helpful votes
From the time the phone was answered, the way our last minute request for two rooms entertained, until the warm well wishes when we left this little hotel has more personal touch than the grand names of Penang combined (the most famous could not be bothered to entertain a seriously expensive booking request, left unanswered for 36 hours). Adverse circumstances and sheer coincidence brought us to this charming small hotel in a truly historic and very well restored building gentle heart of the old town district but if we ever go back to Penang I would not even look at another place but book here again.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Room Tip: The hotel has onsite car parking, a true extra in this area where parkings are more difficult to...
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1 Helpful vote
inascully wrote a review Dec 2021
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia602 contributions134 helpful votes
Chose the Yeng Keng hotel instead of Cheong Fatt Tze after reading a few reviews. I made the right choice. We were able to check in early at 12:30 pm on Sunday. We received a warm welcome from the security guard & the front desk. They were attentive & answered our queries. So impressed with the details of the facade & striking yellow wall. Everything is so thoughtfully decorated. They have well-maintained landscaping inside out. Our room is on the 2nd floor, back of the building. Quiet & peaceful, no traffic noise can be heard, though the location is on a busy road. Clean with a huge bed & so comfortable. The bathroom is a good size for a couple stay. As we checked out, the Manager, Ms Yeoh gave us postcards as a souvenir. She is well-mannered & friendly. We talked for about 15 minutes, about how wonderful the hotel services & etc. A truly memorable visit to Penang. Please, please book a stay at this place if you are in George Town. Parking is ample & secured. There is also a small pool. It is an insta-worthy well-conserved historic building. Thank you, Ms Yeoh & team, for your services. Definitely will come back again.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Family suite located on 1st floor next to the main entrance. Asked for the room (if other than a...
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1 Helpful vote
Bala K wrote a review Dec 2021
Singapore, Singapore32 contributions8 helpful votes
Clean rooms, friendly and helpful team or staff at this hotel. Great location being walking distance from local food and night life. Shout out to the team as they purchased breakfast for us and served on time. Parking space limited but still available throughtout the stay
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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HeatherRachael wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I've stayed in so many 5 star hotels in Malaysia and honestly they are all the same...lacklustre. Yeng Keng however is a beautiful heritage house with lots of character. The staff are so lovely and accommodating and the vibe is relaxed. They only have a few rooms so they are well maintained and you get the pool to yourself alot. There are lots of thoughtful touches and the bed is comfortable. If you want a more authentic experience if this unesco town stay in a heritage hotel and wander round all that georgetown has to offer on the doorstep. You can still get taxis across to batu feringhi and enjoy the beaches there for the day. You wont regret staying here. Big shout out to Yeoh who was so knowledgeable and couldnt do more for us
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yeng Keng Hotel Penang
Which popular attractions are close to Yeng Keng Hotel Penang?
Nearby attractions include Street Art in George Town (0.4 km), Asia Camera Museum (0.4 km), and George Town (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Yeng Keng Hotel Penang?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Yeng Keng Hotel Penang?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Yeng Keng Hotel Penang?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Yeng Keng Hotel Penang?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yeng Keng Hotel Penang?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cheang Kee, Salsas Penang, and The Loft - Love Lane.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Yeng Keng Hotel Penang?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Yeng Keng Hotel Penang?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Yeng Keng Hotel Penang?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Hindi, Malay, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to Yeng Keng Hotel Penang?
Many travellers enjoy visiting George Town (0.5 km), Armenian Street (0.4 km), and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion (0.3 km).
Does Yeng Keng Hotel Penang have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.