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Yeng Keng Hotel
Ranked #9 of 85 Hotels in George Town
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

First time at this hotel. From the time I stepped in till I leave for home, the service and her friendly service crew were excellent. At no time were I disappointed in any way, it's better than the big hotel chains out there. Would highly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting Penang.

Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 18 June 2014 via mobile

I really enjoyed my 2 nights' stay here. The bed was just right, room was clean. My aunt got the yeng keng suite which has a small living space with sofa and a bigger tv, which then opens out to a balcony.
Very pretty hotel which offers many photographic opportunities. It is also walking distance to most tourist attractions in the area, and also to all the good food in georgetown.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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1  Thank sunfl0w3r
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

I really liked the hotel, I found the room very nice the bed was comfortable the room was really well equipped and clean. The hotel is in an great location easy walking distance round the centre and to the ferry terminal. The breakfast was good and the staff very helpful. I will be staying there again if I go back to Georgetown

Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
1  Thank gordon s
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

I had read a lot of reviews for this hotel,all the positive reviews we experienced during our stay.
We stayed for 2 nights,very enjoyable,that was enough time to see Georgetown before going to Batu Ferringhi,Penang.
We liked all the little extras,free cold water,tea,coffee,fruit available at any time.
enjoyed sitting outside with bottle of wine in Icebucket late afternoon.

Room Tip: Room near reception on Ground floor,no lifts.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Margaret H
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

We just had three lovely days staying at this hotel. The staff were very helpful with any enquiries we had. Its nice and easy to walk to everything around the area. Breakfast was adequate with lots of options. The only thing there are not a lot of eating places that we felt comfortable to eat at in walking distance. The cafe at the hotel was very limited for an evening meal but we at there a few times just to be on the safe side. There is a lovely pool to jump into when you have been out all day.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Tzeni660
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

We have spent over two weeks here at the Yeng Keng Hotel. We have found the staff uniformly excellent. Their friendliness, helpfulness and attention to providing excellent service is the best thing about Yeng Keng Hotel. However the standard of accommodation, the meals at the adjacent Yeng Keng cafe and the central location, all contribute to making this the "must" stay hotel in Georgetown.
Standouts in the staff for us are Yeoh and Tazz, well done!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Bruce B
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

We stayed at the Yeng Keng hotel last week. We had a family room. The hotel was beautiful, the service amazing, especially Yeoh who was very helpful. The only thing that was a bit hard for us was that the family room was very small, just one room with a king size bed, single bed and baby cot, so we had to settle our two kids to sleep and then sit in the dark... it would have been good if there was another area we could use. The room faced the small courtyard but it rained a lot so the courtyard furniture was all wet, we couldn't use it.
The pool was smallish but very nice, we were there every afternoon, a great way to escape the heat. The kids loved it too.
The breakfast was good, western and Malaysian options.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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3  Thank Agapantha24
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Address: 362 & 366 Chulia Street, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
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Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in George Town
#4 Family Hotel in George Town
#5 Romantic Hotel in George Town
Price Range: £56 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Yeng Keng Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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 
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