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“Unique, wonderful place to stay in the heart of Georgtown.”
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Ren i Tang
Ranked #3 of 173 George Town B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

A great stay in a beautiful building right in the middle of bustling Georgetown. Loved everything about it - lots of quirky detail but never to the detriment of comfort. All the staff were friendly and helpful to a fault. Plainly decorated rooms but with fabulous bathrooms and a GREAT shower.

Room Tip: We had a family room which meant two rooms - a large room with plenty of space and chairs and a tabl...
Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Very nice stay at Ren i Tang. Room was perfectly comfy and staff is really nice and helpfull. Located in the lively Little India neighbourhood, perfectly central.
Restaurant offers a nice choice of dishes. Breakfast could offer more fruits and 100% fruit juice.
Really recommanded.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

I stayed one night (3rd floor, street side). The room was spacious and very clean.
Nice bathroom and shower area. For me, the bed was a bit soft, but slept ok. There
was street noise until about 10pm when it appeared that shops were closing (it also
rained about the same time and things quieted down quickly then.
I really liked the historic aspects of the hotel, e.g. room decor and esp. the antique items
in the lobby area. Best of all was the very friendly and helpful staff, including Uma,
who cheerfully handled my check-in and offered advice on local vegetarian options
for me. The morning staff person also graciously arranged an Uber taxi in the morning.
I'd gladly stay again.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 16 April 2017

I visited this place last year. There is something quite magical about this hotel but I can't put my finger on what it is. The location is fantastic, very busy in the day and quiet at night. The girls who work here are amazing, by the time you leave it's like leaving family. And....they have introduced me to Penang White coffee :) The owner is equally as beautiful who I have had the pleasure of drinking with after hours. I love the no shoes upstairs policy which is something we already have at home. You cannot go wrong with this place and I will love to visit this place again which will happen soon :)

Room Tip: The breakfast here amazing ...roti canai :)
  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Sensitively and beautifully restored building in a fantastic location; open the windows and shutters in your room and let the sounds and fragrances of Georgetown's Little India drift in. Comfortable room, fantastic shower, good breakfast and the friendliest staff you could wish for. If there's a better place to stay in the historic heart of Georgetown I'd like to know about it....

Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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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 #3 of 173 B&Bs / Inns in George Town
Price Range: RM218 - RM356 (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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