We booked this hotel through trip advisor (first time doing so) and it was so close to perfection!- mention combining was good---------!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The prime location was one of the reasons we booked this hotel and it definitely was worth it. This hotel is right in the centre of George Town, just walking distance from MOST major attractions. I recall only once having to pay for transport of any kind (a taxi to Kek Lok Si temple); saved us money and time. So nice not having to worry about how to get places.
When we arrived there was a slight issue where they couldn't see our reservation which delayed the process a bit but it was sorted eventually. The staff at the reception desk (2 girls i remember) were consistently lovely, always gave us information about attractions and directions. They called a taxi for us to Kek Lok Si temple and the company gave them a specific price. When the taxi charged us more and we told reception, they refunded us the difference!
The building itself is gorgeous; fairly small but still spacious, beautiful interiors throughout, especially in the bedrooms and restaurant. Lovely flooring and interesting open air design in most of the building. Our room overlooked the pool, beautiful. Nice high ceilings too.
Pool is simple but nice, but the staff from the restaurant would sit by it which made swimming in it quite uncomfortable as it felt like I was being watched.
This brings me to my next issue, the waiters in the restaurant (where you get the included breakfast) seemed very rude. There was one particular south Asian man who glared at me very passive aggressively when we came in for a light bite one lunchtime. No greeting, nothing. Just a passive aggressive glare. He then rudely gestured towards a table for us to sit at. These passive aggressive glared continued until I made it quite obvious that I didn't appreciate it, and then his attitude changed a bit. From then on at breakfast, him and the other staff weren't particularly polite, nor were they rude.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yeng Keng Hotel Penang/George Town