Ren I Tang Heritage Inn
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Ren I Tang Heritage Inn

82A, Lebuh Penang, George Town Unesco World Heritage Site, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200
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    Ren I Tang Heritage Inn Reviews

    9.0
    Exceptional
    /10
    (99 reviews)See what guests said
    10.0
    Exceptional

    "My room at the inn was beautifully decorated in a classic st..."

    Allison

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    September 20, 2016

    9.5
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 100% of guests

    Things you’ll love about Ren I Tang Heritage Inn

    Things you'll love

    • 440 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Penang

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Breakfast [free]

    Exceptional
    Location
    9.4
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    Exceptional location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Penang Peranakan Mansion380 m
  • Khoo Kongsi440 m
  • The Camera Museum570 m
  • Gurney Drive3.06 km
  • Gurney Plaza4.06 km
  • Penang Hill6.05 km
  • Penang Bridge7.1 km
  • Kek Lok Si Temple7.69 km
  • Penang National Park13.6 km
  • Escape Adventureplay Theme Park14.29 km
  • Value for money8.7
    Location rating9.4
    Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
    Distance to airport16.1 km

    Rooms available at Ren I Tang Heritage Inn

    9.3
    Exceptional
    Room comfort & quality
    11 - Studio Flat with Kitchenette 2
    11 - Studio Flat with Kitchenette 2
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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    2 - Family Room
    2 - Family Room
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    • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
    • Shower
    • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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    6 - Balcony Room
    6 - Balcony Room
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds
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    Studio
    Studio
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Shower
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    14 - China Room
    14 - China Room
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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    13 - Tub Room
    13 - Tub Room
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Shower and bathtub
    • 1 king bed
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    15 - Airwell Room
    15 - Airwell Room
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed
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    12 - Penang Room
    12 - Penang Room
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 king bed
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    17 - Loft Room 17
    17 - Loft Room 17
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 queen bed
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    18 - Loft Room 18
    18 - Loft Room 18
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Shower
    • 1 king bed or 1 queen bed
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    What people love about Ren I Tang Heritage Inn

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Staff really make this a top place to stay in Penang."

      Lawrence

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      December 16, 2018

    • 8.8
      Excellent

      "The hotel and nice features and the room was nice also."

      Danyal

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      January 9, 2019

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Good location with lots of nice eatery around."

      Sau B.

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      October 5, 2016

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "Nice staff, nice breakfast."

    Sau I.

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    October 3, 2018

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    What they offer

    10.0
    Exceptional

    "The rooms were very nice and tastefully remodeled."

    Fabrice

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    December 8, 2017

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    From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

    Reviews of Ren I Tang Heritage Inn from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (99)Booking.com Reviews (409)
    9.0
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    10
    Exceptional
    Cleanliness9.3
    Facilities8.6
    Location9.4
    Room comfort and quality9.3
    Service9.5
    Value for money8.7
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Eric from Netherlands
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

    Heritage hotel in historical centre”

    Nice hotel in historical style. Very friendly staff and very clean. Our room was somewhat small and had 2 separate beds. Nice continental breakfast including a small dish from the opposite Chinese restaurant

    Reviewed April 14, 2019
    8.8
    Excellent
    Danyal from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

    Nice friendly hotel”

    The hotel and nice features and the room was nice also. The main lady is very helpful. The hotel is in little India but it is easy enough to walk or get a grab to get chinese food.

    Reviewed January 09, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Lawrence from Germany
    Business traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Exceptional”

    Staff really make this a top place to stay in Penang. Lively neighborhood. Convenient location. Smart renovation of an old medicine hall.

    Reviewed December 16, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    sabine from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 5 nights in October 2018

    A fantastic stay in Georgetown”

    Beautifully restored heritage building. Our room (airwell room) was bright and quiet and the breakfast was delicious. The location was ideal for sightseeing and we enjoyed trying out some of the many lively cafes and restaurants very near by. All the staff at Ren i Tang is friendly but we found Uma particularly attentive and kind and she gave us very good advice about what to see and do in Georgetown. This is definitely one of the best places to stay and one we will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed October 14, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Sau from Hong Kong
    Group
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2018

    Good location and nice place”

    Nice staff, nice breakfast. A pleasant stay.

    Reviewed October 03, 2018
    8.0
    Excellent
    Alastair from Malaysia
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2018

    Penang short stay”

    The Ren I Tang is ideally situated for exploring Georgetown, located as it is in the heart of the World Heritage area, in Little India. It is an old Chinese medicine hall and the original character is retained, complete with pulleys and baskets for hauling goods up and down through the building. The rooms are spacious, if quite basic, and they are clean and well-maintained, and are equipped with both fans and air-con. One disadvantage for those who have difficulty with stairs is that there is no lift and the stairs are narrow and steep. The breakfast is simple but caters for both Western and Asian tastes. The Bistro has quite a good 'fusion' menu. The staff were helpful and friendly. Almost everything you might want to visit in Georgetown is within walking distance.

    Reviewed May 30, 2018
    5.2
    WILLIAM from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 4 nights in April 2018

    Budget prices for a good reason”

    The room we had was spacious - but no refrigerator. The free breakfast was good, but first started at 8:30am.... too late for early risers. The 2 long sets of stairs were dangerously steep and narrow to get to the rooms. When they are wet from cleaning, it’s a major hazard. The hotel seemed closed most of the time. The front doors stayed closed until 11am or so, and all day in Tuesday. There was not a safe in the room. No “do not disturb” sign” there either.

    Reviewed April 08, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Fabrice from France
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2017

    Quant treasure in the middle of it all!”

    Booked here on recommendation from a friend and it's a wonderful place to stay! It's right in the middle of the UNESCO world heritage area, and a perfect base to explore Penang. The rooms were very nice and tastefully remodeled. The staff were also all very nice, as were the owners who made every effort to take care of the guests.

    Reviewed December 08, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Rizal from Malaysia
    Business traveler
    Stayed 1 night in July 2017

    Exceptional”

    The Airwell room was amazing. A different view from the 4 sides of the room. Building has much history yet the place has been refurbished to modern standards.

    Reviewed August 05, 2017
    8.8
    Excellent
    michael from Indonesia
    Family with young children
    Stayed 1 night in June 2017

    Insta-worthy Hotel”

    Beautiful at every corner. You must take of your shoes and climb the stairs to enter guest hotel area. They had the unique way to bring up and down your luggage. The family room was very big, it was consist of 2 bedroom with bathroom at the center. Hotel's bistro is at downstairs. A lot of indian food nearby, hence it located at little india area. The staff was helpfull.

    Reviewed July 15, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Shakira from Malaysia
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in October 2016

    I LOVE THIS PLACE”

    This is a gem. I would deff stay here again and again.

    Reviewed July 08, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Felicia from Indonesia
    Couple
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2017

    definitely will stay again”

    I stayed for 3 days in room 12. Ren i tang located in Little India and it near to everywhere. The staffs are very friendly, helpful, and speak English well. The room is nice with wood elements, however it a bit noisy when people walk around your room (since the floor from wood) and the noise from outside Hotel. For breakfast, you will get a simple breakfast but the staff will offer you a food beside the cereal and bread on the table. Overall it is a pleasure to stay here ! definitely will stay again here when I go back to Penang :)

    Reviewed June 06, 2017
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Valerie from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2017

    Great hotel in the hub of the Heritage area”

    We loved the location of the Ren I Tang and the building itself which is a renovated Chinese medicine wharehouse. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. The hotel bistro serves excellent food but there are many very cheap Indian and Chinese street stalls and restaurants surrounding the hotel. The hotel is on a crossroads deep within the heritage centre. There is a hive of activity and traffic from 09:00 ish to 10:00 ish, great for people watching and you soon get used to milling around the traffic! The stairs are steep, especially up to the 2nd floor, but bags are hoisted up on a pulley system to avoid having to negotiate the stairs with heavy bags. So be mindful if you cannot climb stairs, this hotel may not be the best for you. Another point is the room walls are paper thin, so you can hear folk in the rooms around you but this was not a problem for us as no one made noise after 11ish anyway. Thank you Ren I Tang, we had a fab time with you.

    Reviewed February 03, 2017
    7.6
    Very good
    Xinyi from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in December 2016

    Clean room”

    Clean room, attentive staff, but a little noisy due to its location

    Reviewed December 16, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Neil from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2016

    Quaint historical cozy hotel in a convenient location with helpful, friendly staff & good coffee.”

    A bit noisy due to location in Little India. And not too private as access to hotel is through bistro area.

    Reviewed December 12, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Sau from Malaysia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

    Too big a room for one :-) !”

    Good location with lots of nice eatery around. Enjoyed the ambience as well as the hotel.

    Reviewed October 05, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    Loraine from China
    Group
    Stayed 4 nights in September 2016

    Authentic ambience, attention to detail, and sincerely caring management. 查看全文”

    Staff are helpful and sincere. Area is very convenient and many good food around. Price is reasonable and suitable for friends / young couple (Have to walk stairs to room in a historical building. FUN experience!)

    Reviewed September 21, 2016
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Allison from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

    Ideal Experience”

    I had an incredible stay at Ren I Tang. As a woman in her early 30s who travels alone often, I frequently have to deal with rude comments from hotel staff about why I am on my own, but there was none of that here. The entire staff was lovely and so welcoming. The location is perfect for exploring George Town on foot and is very close to the bus terminal at Weld Quay, providing for easy access to the bus network that covers the island. Other than going to and from the airport, I didn't have to take any taxis during my stay thanks to the excellent location. My room at the inn was beautifully decorated in a classic style that felt both modern and traditional. It was extremely clean - probably the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed at. The bed was very comfortable. I couldn't have asked for more from my stay. I recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Penang!

    Reviewed September 20, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    ser from Malaysia
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in September 2016

    Nice heritage boutique hotel..but..”

    Pros: - Nice cozy rooms, very well maintained and extremely clean! - Comfy bed, great shower - Attentive and friendly staff - Loved the local food breakfast Cons: - Mosquitoes (had at least 15 stings on both legs near reception area during check out) Had to see doctor afterwards. Do wear repellent at all times to avoid mosquito bites. - Street noise (if you are a light sleeper, choose the loft rooms or stairwell rooms) Overall a nice experience.

    Reviewed September 18, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    sixing from China
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2016

    location is very good!staff is very nice!”

    very nice stay! location is very good. you can walk to many famous place.The staff is very nice.They will help you solve the problem patiently.any way I recommend this place.It's worth to stay in.

    Reviewed August 31, 2016
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