We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Yeng Keng Hotel

Travellers' Choice award winner
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Yeng Keng Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

752 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Yeng Keng Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 645: English reviews
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2013

We first stayed at Yeng Keng in Aug 2011 and were so impressed, we returned here for our honeymoon! We were given a very warm welcome and greeted with a delicious honeymoon cake, that was a great start to our stay. We splashed out on the Yeng Keng Suite which is highly recommended as it had a separate lounge and...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank BlueArsedFly
Singapore, null, Singapore
Reviewed 31 December 2012

Chose this hotel as I like to stay in boutique hotels with their unique quirky styles whenever overseas. Didnt think I would have found one in Penang but fortunately I did!! ** BEST thing about the hotel - it is non-smoking in all indoor areas and rooms. ** LOCATION - excellent connectivity to most places of interest. Cant say much...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Kareen L
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 23 December 2012

Stayed in Yeng Keng for a night and loved it. It was such a classy hotel with such classy decor. The hotel was tastefully decorated, preserving its heritage but at the same time, equipping it with modern amenities that even the most world-weary travelers will appreciate. It has wifi in the rooms, hairdryer and even a LAN cable if you're...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank acshaph
Singapore
Reviewed 20 December 2012 via mobile

We love the stay at Yeng keng !! It's cosy, clean & neat... Yeng Keng is in an excellent location in the heart of Georgetown where we can walk to almost all the places of attractions. Many delicious Penang food which was passed down from generations are available within walking distance. The hotel service is very personalised & the staffs...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sue-Anne H
Bangkok
Reviewed 14 December 2012

From the reviews on here we chose to stay but were sadly dissapointed I should have read the reviews more closely. The hotel is on a major road and our room was very noisy. The buses start early in the morning till late at night and rattled the walls. The rooms are so small we were dodging each other trying...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank sandra d
Reviewed 13 December 2012

We like staying at quaint old places exuding old world charm and this one fitted the description to the t. We normally stop at Penang during our trips further north and have so far stuck to Batu Firringhi area. This turned out to be a nice deviation from usual and we'd be doing it more often. Staff are very friendly...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank classy_nomads
Coimbra, Portugal
Reviewed 13 December 2012

The Yeng Keng is a delightful hotel full of atmosphere and personality. It's a place where you feel comfortable and relaxed. The hotel is in a charming restored 19th century Chinese house with a very pleasant entrance courtyard where it is possible to have a drink. The interior of the building is lovely, with a nice Hainanese architecture and decoration,...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank misflopes
Mount Gambier, Australia
Reviewed 9 December 2012

The building in Chulia street is very nice and is well located. Originally an Indian merchants house it was changed into a Chinese style hotel in the 20th century. A backpacker haunt for many years it has recently been moved seriously upmarket. Rooms are small but nicely furnished except for a very creaky bed. It simply isn't worth the premium...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank Bomoh
Reviewed 6 December 2012

Beautiful setting in the heart of Penang. Brings you back to a time of long ago past. Recommend the visit if it is just for the nostalgia. The bonus is the ambience and great Hainanese food. Take a walk through the hotel and admire the tastefully decorated foyer and you will also be amazed how the challenge space is overcome...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Winston K
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 December 2012

We chose this hotel because of it's Number One ranking on Trip Advisor. Now, having just spent 12 days there, it's my turn to tell others just how good the Yeng Keng is. And it really is good, no matter how you measure it. The Yeng Keng is a hotel with atmosphere and personality. It's a place you immediately feel...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank PANTHER029

726 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (531)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (208)
Viewed
Dining (42)
Viewed
Room/Suite (70)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (30)
Viewed
Bathroom (18)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
Other (156)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (165)
Viewed
Chulia Suite (40)
Viewed
Mansion Double Room (33)
Viewed
Pool (5)
Viewed
Dining (22)
Viewed
The Hotel (65)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (30)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Other (11)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these George Town hotels
0.5 km away
Le Dream Boutique Hotel
Le Dream Boutique Hotel
#2 of 82 in George Town
484 reviews
0.7 km away
Museum Hotel
Museum Hotel
#9 of 82 in George Town
438 reviews
0.5 km away
Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Eastern & Oriental Hotel
#11 of 82 in George Town
3,321 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 km away
Seven Terraces
Seven Terraces
#1 of 82 in George Town
770 reviews
0.1 km away
Nam Keng Hotel
Nam Keng Hotel
#10 of 82 in George Town
239 reviews
0.1 km away
Muntri Grove Hotel
Muntri Grove Hotel
#6 of 82 in George Town
252 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
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: $92 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Yeng Keng Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Booking.com, Expedia, Agoda, Priceline, Orbitz and Despegar.com so you can book your Yeng Keng Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Yeng Keng Hotel staff and other travellers.
8 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Yeng Keng Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“The rooms at the back of the hotel are quieter off the Main Street.”
 of 5 bubbles 925gerryl, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the street side, although hotel is set back from the road and does not get the blast of traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles patwee, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“This hotel is of a colonial style of architecture some people might consider the rooms on the small size view room if possible”
 of 5 bubbles DCB1952, 3 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Garden Suite is well sized.”
 of 5 bubbles charlieb2016, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Either near or far off the reception, both good choices.”
 of 5 bubbles lorenzo_beltrame_197, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
5 of 5