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362 & 366 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia
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  • All linens sanitized 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 sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#10 of 125 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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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
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Room service
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
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DaudRay wrote a review Dec 2020
Penang Island, Malaysia153 contributions66 helpful votes
This hotel did not disappoint. A wonderful boutique hotel experience in a heritage building that has been modernized enough to prevent mold and unpleasant features of many old buildings, but retaining its charm and beauty. Terrific staff support, great comfort, solid breakfast, a pool, parking lot, and just a couple minute walk from the restaurants on Love Lane and Campbell Street. Such a wonderful experience!
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Date of stay: December 2020
ST Leng wrote a review Jul 2020
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions3 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: July 2020
2 Helpful votes
Anthonynnnnnnnnn wrote a review Jul 2020
4 contributions
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
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Date of stay: June 2020
Chiara Martello wrote a review May 2020
London, England, United Kingdom11 contributions13 helpful votes
A perfectly maintained old style boutique hotel. You enter the total quietness inside a caotic city. Every details is well finished. Nice and clean room, there is also a swimming pool in a quite corner. You totally forget that you are in the centre of a city. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2019
3 Helpful votes
Chalkmq wrote a review Mar 2020
Enmore, Australia161 contributions39 helpful votes
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
US$75 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
MalaysiaPenangPenang IslandGeorge Town
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