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Ren i Tang

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Just back from spending three nights at Ren I Tang with partner. Booked corner room in advance. The hotel is located in an old heritage building - that still carries much of the charm of its previous use although it has been extensively renovated. The hotel is located in an absurdly convenient location in relation to most of the major...

1Thank Willem D
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 23 July 2013

Ren I Tang helped make our Penang experience our best stop in Malaysia. Karen, one of the owners, helped us with suggestions on what to visit, how to get there, and what to do for fun. She was so helpful and made sure we were more than comfortable staying there. The rooms and overall ambiance were perfect being renovated from...

2Thank wrudyka
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 17 July 2013

My friends and I stay just a five hour drive away from Penang and the hectic city life had drained but every ounce of our energy. It was a sudden decision to just up and head north towards good food and soak in some culture and we had no idea where to stay. Imagine our utter delight in chancing upon...

1Thank suzy_lyn
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Absolutely stunning heritage hotel right in the middle of Little India, Georgetown within walking distance to Lebuh Chulia, Lebuh Victoria and Beach Street. Totally recommend this place for its beauty, convenience and afforadability!!!

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Reviewed 26 June 2013

Yet another last minute trip for our family of 3, this time to avoid the terrible haze that clouded Singapore. We decided to join our friends in Penang but were unable to get a room at the same hotel. A friend who was recently working in Penang recommended that we try this new B&B that was converted from an old...

1Thank bummerjen
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 18 June 2013

My friends and I stayed last weekend. The rooms are simple and interesting but not for the aged or infirm. The staircases are quite difficult to negotiate especially if you are not so sprightly. The cuisine and catering arrangements are "work in progress". The staff/owners are friendly but obviously lack experience in hospitality. They try hard and hopefully will "make"...

Thank Beverly J
Kuala Lumpur
Reviewed 4 June 2013 via mobile

I found this treasure by accident. According to the hotel operator Karen this building used to be the first traditional Chinese medicine (tcm) shop in this region and now it has been partially converted into a hotel wt a cafe at the ground floor. Soon they will also have a mini tcm museum in front for the hotel, opens to...

2Thank Rachelyap_MY

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ren i Tang is the result of a 2-year long restoration project on a 19th century Early Straits Eclectic Styled Building located within the core zone of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Penang Island: Malaysia. The name "Ren i Tang" is the phonetic spelling in Mandarin of South East Asia's oldest Chinese Medical Hall Wholesaler, Yin Oi Tong which is translated as The Hall of Benevolence. Located at the junction of China Street and Penang Street, the building now hosts a variety of activities - the upper floors:Ren i Tang (Heritage Inn); the ground floor: Tang Bistro, The Yin Oi Tong Chinese Medical Hall Museum, and Yin Oi Tong Chinese Medical Hall. ... more   less 

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Address: 82-A Lebuh Penang, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: RM231 - RM392 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ren i Tang 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“We had a family room which meant two rooms - a large room with plenty of space and chairs and a table plus a smaller room towards the back. The main room had shutters opening out on the the busy street below - fantastic for watching the world go round. But then shut up tight at night to ensure no noise. Perfect.”
829clairef, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The breakfast here amazing ...roti canai :)”
1BillyN, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Choose the lofts for the hipster vibe!”
zullev, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“room on first floor since no elevator and possibly strong heat.”
Daminou, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Steep staircase leading to rooms but not a problem just need to be extra careful when carrying a baby.”
Gourmanandi, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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