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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 3D2N as was advised to get a hotel on Chulia Street aka "Penang Food Street" if I wanted to explore George Town. You will find many outlets here that sell great local food at different times of the day, including street hawkers that come out at night. Hotel itself is unique, renovated out of a 19th century,...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

From enquiry, to reservations, to requests for airport transfers, to onsite checkin and stay, the experience has been exceptional. The tripartite Mil, Ying and Trish exudes warmth and hospitality and hallmark of service. Hotel itself is nestled in the middle of Georgetown with walking distance to the eateries, Komtar shopping mall, Macalister Road, and Armenian Street where the street art...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Yeng Keng is a up to date, newly renovated, historic building well situated in the historic center of Georgetown. The rooms are small yet well appointed with all modern conveniences. The staff is engaging and helpful. There is a cafe attached to the hotel under the same ownership which serves very good southern china/HK style food. The breakfast is...

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Brooklyn, NY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautifully restored mansion boasts well-appointed rooms with traditional Chinese and contemporary touches. It has modern washrooms, TV, refrigerator, and TV. The central location makes it easy to explore all parts of George Town, especially the various food destinations. The staff welcomed us like family, met our every request, and gave us great recommendations. We highly recommend the Explore Georgetown...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Yeng Keng hotel and it's surroundings make you feel like you have entered a time machine. The Georgetown area of Penang is very beautiful and peculiar but the hotel seems to have lost part of it's charm. Despite the very pleasant staff that do their most to attend your needs, the management does not seem to be as much...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 November 2016

2016 marks our 4th year with Yeng Keng. We have been here countless of times. On average, two visits per year so far and en-counting. we have known all the staff since 2011/2012 and every time we are back there, they would all come and say hello. never a let down. thank you Ms Yeoh, Haniff (cafe) and all the...

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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This hotel is very open to the elements, clever design, but you wouldn't know. Rooms are small, but clean, hot shower and it has a pool, very welcome on a hot day. Close to all the sites and the staff at the hotel will call you taxis and rickshaws. I liked the simplicity of this place and would stay again....

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This small hotel is a gem. It is in an area popular with backpackers, which means good bars and restaurants nearby, but it is set back from the main road so it's pretty quiet. Rooms are small-ish, but perfectly adequate and very nicely decorated/kitted out, as are the public/bar areas of the hotel. Staff are lovely, helpful and attentive and...

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

It's a quaint hotel with a very helpful receptionist. The rooms are clean and decent in size. The breakfast that was included was good. I liked it because it had local stuff like curry chicken, prata or roti chennai, nyonya kuehs etc. The hotel is also well located within walking distance to many places in Georgetown. Most importantly, it is...

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Porto Alegre, RS
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The first impression was great. Even when our Uber motorist told us that there are many butique hotels in Penang cheaper and nicer than this one. They did not have our reservation (booking.com problem they said). The room they gave us was not the one reserved. The receptionist did everything she could to rapidly solve our problems. The high point...

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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 

Additional Information about Yeng Keng Hotel

Address: 362 & 366 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: $94 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Yeng Keng Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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Also Known As:
Yeng Keng Hotel Penang/George Town
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in George Town
#4 Family Hotel in George Town
#5 Romantic Hotel in George Town
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“Choose an upper room if you like having the curtains open”
  • Quaint wooden ceiling rooms with modern amenities
 of 5 bubbles marfield49, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Courtyard rooms are quietest; Get Explore George Town Package”
 of 5 bubbles 194richardy, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“any rooms will do...all are equal”
 of 5 bubbles Ezhamk, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms towards the back are the quietest. No noise at all.”
 of 5 bubbles rossc235, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There is a wide selection of rooms to suit your budget”
  • My room looked out on the car park at the back of the hotel
  • old and new combined ( fan, AC and flat screen TV plus free WiFi)
 of 5 bubbles nathanwH806CS, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
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