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Yeng Keng Hotel
Ranked #8 of 88 Hotels in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Stayed at Yeng Keng for one night in Feb with my wife. We were there to celebrate a friend's birthday. As it happened, we checked in on my birthday and the recep sent a cake up to the room. Very thoughtful.
Room was comfy. Hotel was clean and well-located - within easy walking distance of Georgetown's many key food destinations.
And since the weather is extremely hot, this is a good hotel to choose because it has a pool.

Room Tip: Garden Suite is well sized.
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

Simply put a place that I would certainly go to again if in Penang. The service was very good.We had a problem with our air con and the lady on reception sorted it out straight away very cheerfully.Sadly it broke for a second time and we were moved rooms to a slightly bigger room very efficiently. The pool is great and we were regularly the only ones in it . The bar service was very good to and the seating outside was a pleasant place to have a few gin and tonics.
Good safe for storing valuables.
The only thing that as average was the breakfast. Not much choice but if you like toast, yoghurt and some fruit ,it is fine. Again the staff were very friendly.
Very centrally located too so all in all one to go to.

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This was our second stay at Yeng Keng and the hotel is still fabulous.

The hotel is perfectly located, the staff are super friendly the rooms and the hotel common areas are spotless. The hotel was quiet and breakfast has choices to suit everyone.

After a busy day we enjoyed relaxing in the early evening in the front courtyard with a cool drink watching the world go.

We enjoyed every minute of our stay in this Georgetown gem!

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a great alternative for those that look to escape from the busy selected packaged accommodation for Visa Run. It's located a 200 mt from the Hotel / Embassy serviced building for Thai Visas. It's quite, comfortable and clean, staff is super friendly and ready to assist any request you might have.

Room Tip: Either near or far off the reception, both good choices.
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

From check in to check out this lovely boutique hotel ticked all the boxes. Located right in the heart of George Town, along the bus routes and with ample eateries and bars nearby I could not have wished for a better stay. The staff were amazing, especially Mildred at reception.

Room Tip: Courtyard poolside rooms are great.
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Additional Information about Yeng Keng Hotel

Address: 362 & 366 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in George Town
#4 Family Hotel in George Town
#5 Romantic Hotel in George Town
Price Range: RM332 - RM544 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Yeng Keng Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Yeng Keng Hotel is a 20-room restored heritage boutique hotel located in one of the oldest surviving and intact 19th-century buildings at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage City of George Town, Penang. Like many of the other buildings in the neighbourhood, it was originally built in the mid 1800's as a private residence. The Anglo Indian bungalow belonged initially to Shaik Eusoffe bin Shaik Latiff an Indian Muslim family and remains unique in Chulia Street for not being relegated to the rear of a row of shop-houses blocking its facade. In 1897 trustees of the Cantonese Club 'Ying Han Pit Shu' bought the building on behalf of the association, later donating it to the trustees of the Straits Chinese Building Association in 1939. The building was later leased to Yeng Keng Hotel. The conversion from a residence into a budget hotel was the prevailing trend along the street at the beginning of the 20th century. Small places of lodgings that were conveniently reached from the harbour were in great demand as the traffic in the port grew. An impressive traditional Chinese entrance gate was constructed announcing entry to the 'Lodging House,' adding grandeur to the commercial establishment and to distinguish it from the rest of the buildings on the street. Conservation and upgrading by the present owner, Hoo Kim Properties Sdn Bhd, was undertaken in March 2009 with the renewed Yeng Keng Hotel completed in April 2010. ... more   less 
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