Yeng Keng Hotel Penang

Yeng Keng Hotel Penang

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4.5
#2 of 5 boutique hotels in George Town
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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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)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Walking tours
Children's television networks
Car hire
24-hour security
Paid public parking nearby
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bidet
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Hindi, Malay and 1 more
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Location

362 & 366 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Green Dots wrote a review Feb 2024
Bellingham, Washington25 contributions69 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely stay where the cleanliness, room comfort, decor, and welcoming staff is noticeably appreciated.

Due to visiting during Chinese new year we were only able to stay at the Yeng Keng for 3 nights and had to move on to 2 other hotels in 2 weeks. Speaking as an American traveler, we would not find this level of comfort and professionalism for less than $350/night in the US. This place would be an easy 5 star boutique hotel. Staff are all exceptionally professional. English speakers and quick to provide quality service.
For instance, I had turned in my laundry late and needed a dress the next morning. Unfortunately, the laundry service was unable to meet my request. After a few hours away at dinner I found my dress laundered and pressed as the manager had taken it upon themselves to do it before they left work that day.
The breakfast ar the restaurant was delightful. Although there are basic warm items like eggs and sausage, I would recommend you skip the bland foods and eat like the locals. This is a great opportunity to get familiar with the spices and names of food so you will know what to look for at the hawker stalls and the restaurants. Grab those little bamboo covered rice packets, the roti with curry, and pick one of each of those Kuih desserts. Eat like royalty!
As I mentioned we had to stay in 2 other places due to availability. Not all M’sia 4 star standards are the same. I would say 4 star is like a budget $200 hotel in the US as cleanliness is questionable (even for linens). The Yeng Keng is undeniably a 5 star plus!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Only issue is Dyson airwrap did not work in outlets as a converter is needed for US models not...
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Chalkmq wrote a review Mar 2020
Enmore, Australia181 contributions90 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our third visit to the Yeng Keng Hotel and I wasn't going to write another review but this time I wanted to compliment all of the staff on their genuinely friendly service and professionalism. We stayed for 5 nights in the Chulia Suite and the room itself was spotless and spacious, having the extra lounge room to sit and relax away from the bedroom. We were also surprised to see that a complimentary bottle of red wine and small cakes were on the minibar for having a return visit. The hotel itself is well presented and the pool area quiet and private. Thanks to all at the Yeng Keng, we'll be back for our 4th visit as soon as possible.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Get the Chulia Suite for the extra space and view of Chulia Street
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Nyonya28 wrote a review Jan 2020
Palmerston North32 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A lovely and cozy hotel filled with old world charm. It is in a strategic location within walking distance to most of the local attractions. My daughter and I had a wonderful 4-day stay. The delightful staff, Devraj, Kallen and Nanda provided great hospitality attending to our needs and requests. When we checked in to our rooms, we were surprised with balloons and a birthday cake as I had told them it would be my daughter's birthday.
The restaurant puts out a sumptuous breakfast spread every morning consisting of local delights and western food, and there is a constant supply of snacks and drinks at the bar counter at the front porch.
It is a place we would definitely come back to should we ever visit Penang again. Highly recommended!

Tip: We needed to change some money and was recommended to go to one down the street (2 traffic lights' down from the hotel). DO NOT use that money changer at the intersection. We were given a horrendous rate!
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms towards the rear wold be quieter.
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swanston.anthony@yahoo.com wrote a review Jul 2020
Phuket, Thailand4 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is in a very historic building, beautifully restored, right in the heart of Chulia Street. So the location is brilliant. The hotel has a nice restaurant which at the present time does not offer breakfast. Instead you order breakfast the night before from a list taken from hawker type stalls and it is delivered to the hotel next morning. So Asian food only which will be cold by the time you get it. Tea and coffee are served with powdered creamer; no milk.

The room I had was very small. When sitting at the desk my chair was tight against the bed so another person could not have got past. Likewise the bathroom was pinched in, the wash hand basin tight beside the shower cubicle. The shower was not powerful and had no adjustment on the shower head. Each room has its own water heater and you have to remember to turn this on 10 minutes before you shower otherwise it is cold water.

Surprisingly the room had no USB plugs for charging laptops and ‘phones.

At more than MYR 300 a night the hotel gets 10 out of 10 for artistic impression and 3 out of 10 for technical merit.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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ST Leng wrote a review Jul 2020
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely staycation! This was my first time at this heritage boutique hotel that looks like a private mansion with a Chinese arch out front. A very personable place with a sense of history and a light touch of luxury. The main building was originally a bungalow, now elegantly restored and decorated like the home of a successful colonial-era merchant. The two blocks at the rear used to be a gentlemen’s social club. My little room with a Queen size bed is upstairs towards the back – nice and snug with a view of the pool. My bathroom is tiny, but clean and adequate. The hotel is located along a busy street, but being inset a bit makes a world of difference. You feel completely insulated from the traffic outside. The location is excellent – Penang Road and other popular streets are just a few minutes’ walk away. The Yeng Keng Restaurant next door looks posh but I ate there only once simply because there were many interesting restaurants, cafés, coffeeshops, bars and hawker stalls nearby, many of which are popular with locals (always a good sign!). If you want to know what’s good to eat nearby, ask one of the front office guys – Raj, Adly and Nanda, all very friendly and efficient. They can even buy it back for you. Wonderful!
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Cysen wrote a review Dec 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My initial plan was to stay at Nam Keng Hotel Penang (Sister Property) with my wife to celebrate our first year wedding anniversary and during the stay day, the reception inform me that my room air conditioner was not working and they have arranged my stay at Yeng Keng Hotel Penang.

Guess what? The Amazing & WOW experience start to happened when we step in their property. The Manager, Ms. Yeoh and the team was understand well what do the guess want. They know very well their are in the people business. The way of the communicate & interact make me feel so Nice, Humor, Friendly & Comfort.

We can feel their Passion on this hospitality industry. They always step a head further by provide their service before we start to request. In another word, they live in the Proactive way to deal with customer.

In terms of the room, yes, I gonna to admit the space is small but to me is fine. As I have working in boutique hotel before and the space normally not as huge as the corporate hotel. Although the space is small but the amenities is complete for Free Independent Traveler (FIT) like me. Besides, the room & the property design was fully reflect & telling the local culture of it.

In terms of the service. The manager & the crew provide an Excellent service. They share with us the history of the property, the local delicious food (secret of indulge the local food) & attraction place around their property.

In terms of the location. Well, it is center at the town location, you can just walk out and easy access the local delicacies and local cultural attraction places.

As a conclusion, my wife and me feel Happy, Satisfy, Wow, Amazing with this staying experience and we don't feel that wanna to end the journey and go back home. We will be definitely come back to stay again and promote to our friends.
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Date of stay: December 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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SeanBean1 wrote a review Mar 2023
Midlands96 contributions48 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed in many hotels, but the staff in this one were the most pleasant,
friendly and helpful I have ever come across. Every person who worked at this hotel
smiled and said good morning and asked if we needed anything, every day. What great customer service. I did not get the names of people, but I do remember Raj and the other young lady on the reception who always had a welcoming smile. When
we arrived we were immediately given a nice drink and welcomed. The lady at the barrier offered to carry our luggage, but I said I was ok to carry it. Everyone was so helpful. What a wonderful place. We had a few lovely conversations with the manager who was also so pleasant and helpful, suggesting places to visit. A young guy came and cleaned our room every day and again he always had a smile on his face. This hotel is very historic and had a traditional décor inside and outside. The rooms are lovely and cool with both air conditioning and a fan. There was a free
breakfast every day in the restaurant and it was possible to have anything you wanted. My favourite part of this hotel was the swimming pool which I used every day which was situated in the courtyard surrounded by plants and shrubs. The Yeng Keng Hotel is situated right in the centre of Penang and is ideal if you want to walk
to places. I also used the Grab taxes a few times which are really cheap. I would
certainly recommend this hotel. Thank you to everyone who works there and made our stay so memorable. (Ashley & Shun).
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dave A wrote a review Jan 2021
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia104 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here three. Ights. This is a lovely hotel. Beautifully Renovated. Very clean and comfortable. The service is first rate. Raj really helped us out and the hotel manager could not have been more attentive and accommodating. The room was very clean
Our only criticism is that the bed was a little hard.
The parking out the back was very convenient and the location is central to many great sites and restaurants however it is back from the road and very quiet.

We will be back!!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Guy D wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 6 nights here earlier this month. It is a beautiful old building with character. Staff are very welcoming and friendly. Room and facilities were very clean and breakfast includes western and local options. A number of sitting options around the premises for guests to use. Great location to explore George Town and surrounding areas, a short walking distance to a range of food options and bars. Only down side was the mattresses were very hard, which comes down to personal preferences.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Philip L wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore6 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Three aspects stand out for me, about our recent holiday stay at Yeng Keng:
First: The staff are wonderful. ALL of them were friendly, cheerful, helpful, thoughtful ..... a joy to interact with, and great sources of information.
Second: The building is beautiful inside and out. It’s lovely to sit in the air well between the parallel blocks holding the rooms, or in the lounge above the reception. The light comes in beautifully and there is a serene aspect to the place that makes sitting with a book or cup of coffee a delight. The restaurant has a large air well over the preparation/serving area with provides a lovely feel to the whole place.
Third: Location. The hotel gave us very easy walking access to eating places, markets, sightseeing venues. It was Super easy to get a Grab car/taxi.
I would strongly recommend Yeng Keng to friends wanting to explore Georgetown, especially but not exclusively on foot. Our stay was peaceful, comfortable and filled with warmth. Congratulations to the team there for setting up such a lovely holiday experience.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
RM 387 - RM 528 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MalaysiaPenangPenang IslandGeorge Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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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 (0.8 km), Asia Camera Museum (0.4 km), and Armenian Street (0.4 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 My Own Cafe, Kebaya Dining Room, and Junk Cafe.
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 Armenian Street (0.4 km), George Town (0.9 km), and Sun Yat Sen Museum (0.4 km).
Does Yeng Keng Hotel Penang have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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