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17 Cintra Street, George Town, Penang Island 10100 Malaysia
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Updated 09/11/20


#14 of 135 in George Town
With the success of its sister hotel – YENG KENG HOTEL, Hoo Kim Hotels Sdn Bhd has established another pearl in the heart of George Town. Nam Keng Hotel is named after one of the earliest established cities in China, which was also the capital city of China for 6 dynasties. This hotel spans across a row of 3 combined units of shop houses which were built in the early 1900s. 3 intricately carved wall friezes bedeck the exterior of the hotel, a stark contrast against the modernised buildings alongside it, a unique feature that reflects its very personality. The hotel retains the original Straits-Chinese architectural characteristics and mix of cultures Penang, Malaysia is known for. Nam Keng Hotel – The perfect embodiment of George Town’s timeless beauty and living heritage. While antique furniture and ornaments embellish the interiors, its overall understated décor presents a more practical vibe-elegant, uncluttered, yet personal. Nam Keng Hotel~ Where culture and comfort collide!
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Property amenities
Paid public parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Walking tours
Airport transportation
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
Street parking
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Car hire
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
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
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Hindi, Malay and 1 more
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Rob R wrote a review Feb 2020
Boston, Massachusetts48 contributions44 helpful votes
Unbelievable hotel with unbelievably friendly staff. I had an incredible stay at the Nam Keng hotel. The rooms were clean, breakfast delicious, and the staff accommodating and attentive. Not to mention the building, common area and room(s) were beautiful.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
Travelller 78 wrote a review Feb 2020
118 contributions19 helpful votes
I just stayed here two nights and was happy with this hotel. Location – Good! - Was close to the port to get the boat to Langkawi and close enough to the bus station if you arrive via bus. Was also close to the main street were it appeared most of the restaurants and bars were. Room – Great! - Bed was comfortable, shower was outstanding, hot and powerful. Person below mentions soundproofing but as I think the hotel was pretty empty I couldn’t comment on that. Food – This was the let-down – the breakfast was very pretty basic, just toast, eggs and some fruits. Rest of the hotel – Did not see any of the rest of the hotel so cannot comment. Staff – Staff were pleasant and helpful.
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Date of stay: February 2020
london50s wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
Our room was a good size with a large comfortable bed, good amenities in the bathroom and we liked the powerful shower. Although we were on the ground floor we did not get any street noises. Breakfast was included with both Malaysian and western food, but we only had some juice, fruit and egg before heading out for local food. There are plenty of eateries nearby and we found the hotel location ideal. We will happily stay at Nam Keng if we visit Penang again.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
Mimimiu wrote a review Nov 2019
Singapore, Singapore107 contributions44 helpful votes
I would rate this hotel 5 stars if it had better sound proofing. It's just a stones throw away from some pubs that have live bands playing till 12-1am. Try to ask for a room that does not face the road in front. Otherwise, our room was clean and large, service was excellent, and location was great.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
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mamai26 wrote a review Nov 2019
Singapore, Singapore80 contributions48 helpful votes
Stayed 3 nites in a family room. Hotel is situated along a quiet street. There are many shops just a short walk away. Though hotel is small but room is nice. There are 8 rooms altogether. Room was quite spacious for 3 person. Staff are very friendly. Breakfast spread is very basic. It was ok for us coz we are not big eater.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled
2 Helpful votes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nam Keng Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Nam Keng Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Asia Camera Museum (0.5 km), Armenian Street (0.4 km), and Cheong Fatt Tze - The Blue Mansion (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Nam Keng Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Nam Keng Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Nam Keng Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Nam Keng Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking nearby, paid public parking nearby, and paid public parking on-site are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nam Keng Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cheang Kee, Salsas Penang, and The Loft - Love Lane.
Does Nam Keng Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Nam Keng Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nam Keng Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Hindi, Malay, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to Nam Keng Hotel?
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 Nam Keng Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.