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Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed my stay here. The staff are some of the nicest people ever. Mildred at check in is such a lovely woman and was very kind and helpful. The breakfast is delicious, served at the cafe. The staff there was also incredible. The room is fine, kind of small but nice and clean. My only complaint is the...

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Melbourne Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

This was our second stay at Yeng Keng and the hotel is still fabulous. The hotel is perfectly located, the staff are super friendly the rooms and the hotel common areas are spotless. The hotel was quiet and breakfast has choices to suit everyone. After a busy day we enjoyed relaxing in the early evening in the front courtyard with...

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Phuket, Thailand
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great alternative for those that look to escape from the busy selected packaged accommodation for Visa Run. It's located a 200 mt from the Hotel / Embassy serviced building for Thai Visas. It's quite, comfortable and clean, staff is super friendly and ready to assist any request you might have.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From check in to check out this lovely boutique hotel ticked all the boxes. Located right in the heart of George Town, along the bus routes and with ample eateries and bars nearby I could not have wished for a better stay. The staff were amazing, especially Mildred at reception.

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Singapore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked 2/3 of the hotel for a group booking and had a wonderful stay for 2 nights over the CNY. A beautiful boutique hotel that is perfectly located in Georgetown. The attentive staff were amazing and nothing was too much effort from the initial booking right through the whole stay. Highly recommended for a intimate visit through to a...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner stayed here for four nights. The hotel is beautiful and very unique, it has a real charm about it. The staff are so friendly and second to none. They were so helpful when we wanted to take a trip to the national park. The rooms are spotless and really nicely fitted. My only complaint is the...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 2nights in yang king hotel Perfect location Helpful team /staff Beautiful rooms I do recommend it as George Town is a beautiful city and why nit enjoy it maxxxx in a 150years old house Thanks for yuor hospitality

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well maintained hotel and I hope the management team will continue to keep an eye on important details. We love the local breakfast and the proximity of the hotel to eateries and attractions. Do ask recommendations from staff about where to eat locally. We were prepared for some noise since it was near a main road, but...

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2Thank Jadecloud333
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The hotel is great but the staff were the best part of our stay. The staff were very attentive to our needs. They took the time to answer our questions and our curiosities. I have to say that whoever runs the hotel was very thoughtful. The little details that are in placed in the rooms, lobby, and in the restaurant...

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Penguin, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This was our third trip back to the island of Penang, Great boutique hotel with marvelous facilities and people. What can we say the pool was great... quite sufficient for a 20 odd room hotel. Staff at the admin desk were fabulous in arranging for transport one back in Kuala L for our stay in Melaka The Architecture was something...

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  • Breakfast included
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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: $99 - $133 (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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“Either near or far off the reception, both good choices.”
 of 5 bubbles lorenzo_beltrame_197, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Courtyard poolside rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles volichmark, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“most of the rooms appear to be as the one we stayed in, although ours did overlook and was close to the pool, all great.”
 of 5 bubbles Rudinski7333, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ground floor, farthest room left side, avoids pool noise, and is a little wider, or, higher priced larger rooms upstairs on next floor”
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 of 5 bubbles aladdin_mp, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room can accommodate 3 persons.”
 of 5 bubbles marilynling, 20 Dec 2016 | Read review
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