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“Home away from home done with beautiful eye for detail”
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Ren i Tang
Ranked #2 of 172 George Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We have just returned from a week at Ren I Tang, Georgetown and we can't speak highly enough of the wonderful experience: Incredibly friendly staff who went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible, accommodation in an exquisitely renovated terrace link house with heaps of character, a downstairs cafe/restaurant providing delicious home style cooking, all located in the vibrant and wonderful community of Little India Georgetown. Wouldn't consider staying any where else for our next visit to Georgetown. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Tub room, but sneaking a look at other room types, they all offered their own individual character.
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Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

We had a lovely stay here! The place is clean and cozy, and the bed was surprisingly comfortable, especially as we generally prefer softer beds. The atmosphere is very calming and the staff were friendly and accomodating to each of our requests. We didn't realise breakfast was included, which was a delicious surprise. The adjoining cafe is also a great place to spend a chill evening, regardless of whether you prefer a coffee or something stronger. We'll definitely be visiting again next time we find ourselves in Penang.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Strongly recommended for couple that prefer a relaxing hotel. The hotel is well located at the central and it is accessible to go to most of the places. The room is clean and staff are friendly. For those who like dessert can try their chocolate muffin with rum and raisin ice cream, it is awesome!:)

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

Old traditional house, nice decoration, clean and lovely atmosphere in Little India area. Receptionists were really nice and useful with good tips to visit, park... Really good breakfast and nice coffee shop.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

Ren i Tang is located in the Heritage Zone of Georgetown. This three storey building was formerly a Chinese medical hall. Staying here gives you an excellent opportunity to explore this heritage city and taste the various street food it has to offer. This boutique concept hotel exudes charm and it gives you the feel of olden days Penang. The staff is super friendly and helpful, especially Uma and Teng. Although we stayed for just a night, they made us feel very welcome and at home.

However, I wouldn't recommend this place for the elderly, especially if they have problems climbing stairs. Since this is a heritage building, the stairs are quite steep and there are no lifts. Pulleys are used to bring your luggage to the first or second floor. There are no rooms on the ground floor. Finally, the management should consider making clearer labels for the shampoo and shower gel dispensers.. Thanks.

Room Tip: Do not take the top floor if you have problem climbing stairs.
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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Ren i Tang

Address: 82-A Lebuh Penang, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 172 B&Bs / Inns in George Town
Price Range: RM221 - RM354 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ren i Tang 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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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