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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Old traditional house, nice decoration, clean and lovely atmosphere in Little India area. Receptionists were really nice and useful with good tips to visit, park... Really good breakfast and nice coffee shop.

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Kulim, Malaysia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ren i Tang is located in the Heritage Zone of Georgetown. This three storey building was formerly a Chinese medical hall. Staying here gives you an excellent opportunity to explore this heritage city and taste the various street food it has to offer. This boutique concept hotel exudes charm and it gives you the feel of olden days Penang. The...

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms and the house are amazing but the service and other amenities are lacking. Our room was excellent. Very nicely decorated. Excellent bathtub and shower. However, they did not provide any toiletries beyond shampoo and body wash, both of which were bolted to the wall as they are in hostels. Breakfast was also more akin to a budget hotel...

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The concept of a boutique hotel made in what was once a Chinese spice-shop is unique and so interesting. The building looks good and is intersting to stay in and look at. The employees are helpful and very friendly. Breakfast is basic but good a tasty. The rooms are very basic but clean. Lovely shower gel in the bathroom. I...

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York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a large bedroom with wooden bathtub and street view-we loved it. Street noise which we expected and found interesting. The property is in Little India and the street sounds and smells reflect this. Charming staff quickly helped us pinpoint places to visit and a whole range of eating options. The location is so central for all the George...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Room / Number of Night Stayed - Tub room / 1 night First Impression / Check-in - The kind of excitement and curiosity you get when you are going to stay in a building once housed a Chinese medical hall some 100 years ago! Check-in was quick and fuss-free. We had to remove our shoes before going up the stairs...

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california
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I fell in love with Ren i Tang and Georgetown. I travel extensively and I've never been so enchanted by a guesthouse. It is like staying in a museum and the charm is incredible. Perfectly located and most excellent service. I would move in if I could...lol!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good surprise in this boutique hotel, we loved the decoration of the house, simple but very well choosen with charm and personal touch. The location was perfect, breakfast were very good and owners and employees absolultly nice and helpfull . We had a great time.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2016

A really interesting renovation of an old Chinese building, spotlessly clean large rooms, welcoming and helpful staff and a very enjoyable eating area. It is not the E&O but far more intimate (~20 rooms), interesting and central to everything in Georgetown. Do spend some time in the small on site "museum" showing the building's 200 year history. Do not be...

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Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Friendly and helpfull staff, ideal location from which to explore Georgetown on foot. Our room ( loft 18) was spacious and quiet. Bathroom and loft bedroom were modern and well equipped. The room is airconditioned and has a fan

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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 

Additional Information about Ren i Tang

Address: 82-A Lebuh Penang, George Town, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Penang > Penang Island > George Town
Price Range: $81 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ren i Tang 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Do not take the top floor if you have problem climbing stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles ml803, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Take the rooms/ lofts away from the street”
 of 5 bubbles onnog2015, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“room at the street side was ok, is busy during the day but quiet at night”
 of 5 bubbles annemie88, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had the China room which was slightly bigger but no more cost to us.”
 of 5 bubbles MICA_CHICK, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Courtyard room is small but perfect for 2 - very quiet!”
 of 5 bubbles Gavshellmia, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
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