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8.7
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9.2
Exceptional
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Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
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FREE
  • Stardust10 m
  • NJ Books Centre50 m
  • Ng Fook Thong Temple50 m
  • Tea Home Chinese Culture and Art Centre110 m
  • The Camera Museum120 m
  • Hainan Temple120 m
  • Lean Giap Trading120 m
  • Spider Web Internet140 m
  • Loo Pun Hong150 m
  • Coco Island Traveller's Corner160 m
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Yeng Keng Hotel Penang

    362, Chulia Street, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200 - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 15 times

    "Close to street food, the fun evening street scene of Love Lane and lots of restaurants, bars and minimarts, this is a great location."
    Daniel - November 22, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 96% of guests
    Fantastic breakfast
    95% positive mentions
    • 750 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Penang

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

    • Daily housekeeping

    Cheaper than 93% of all properties in Penang in the last 24 hours

    Compared to 4,182 Penang properties at Agoda for various dates

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    Location score
    9.2/10
    Room comfort score
    8.9/10
    Review score - United States
    9.1/10
    Service score
    9.0/10
    Better than
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    Value for money8.3
    Location rating9.2
    Nearest airportPenang International Airport (PEN)
    Distance to airport16.0 km

    Rooms available at Yeng Keng Hotel Penang

    8.9
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Chulia Suite
    Chulia Suite
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    • Room size: 37 m²/398 ft²
    • Courtyard view
    • 1 king bed
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    Courtyard Room
    Courtyard Room
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    • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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    Family Room - 3 Pax
    Family Room - 3 Pax
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Garden View Suite
    Garden View Suite
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    • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
    • Garden view
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    Mansion Double Deluxe
    Mansion Double Deluxe
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
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    Suite Standard
    Suite Standard
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      Basic Family
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        Standard Room(mansion)
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          Family Room
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            Family Suite
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              What people love about Yeng Keng Hotel Penang

              • 8.8
                Excellent

                "It was a great stay for us although a little pricey for a family room (3 pax)."

                Pei C.

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                April 22, 2018

              • 9.2
                Exceptional
                Staff 

                "Everything I do like specially the staffs so friendly."

                Thanh

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                April 7, 2018

              • 9.2
                Exceptional

                "Nice hotel in centre of Georgetown."

                Thilo

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                August 28, 2017

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              9.6
              Exceptional

              "Good location, beautifully decorated, helpful and smiling st..."

              Philip

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              May 8, 2018

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              Most talked about facilities

              Breakfast
              91 mentions
              Housekeeping
              65 mentions
              Swimming Pool
              49 mentions
              Food & Dining
              30 mentions

              What they offer

              7.2
              Very good
              Breakfast

              "Good variety of local breakfast mix for 3 nights."

              Wui-Tek

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              September 22, 2018

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              Nearest essentials

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              Food and dining

              Breakfast options

              Asian
              Continental

              Restaurants on site

              Yeng Keng Cafe Bar
              Cuisine:Asian
              Menu:Buffet

              What's nearby

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              Reviews of Yeng Keng Hotel Penang from real guests

              Overall rating
              8.8
              Excellent
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              Rating via Agoda8.7
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              Cleanliness9.1
              Facilities8.2
              Location9.2
              Room comfort and quality8.9
              Service9.0
              Value for money8.3
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              8-9 Excellent (269)
              7-8 Very Good (163)
              6-7 Good (28)
              <6 Below Expectation (31)
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              8.0
              Excellent
              Kit from Hong Kong
              Group
              Family Room - 3 Pax
              Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

              Okay ”

              Perfect location surrounded by pubs/ restaurants. Staff was very helpful and sincere Yet... dont go alone or go too far away in night time because not very safe. Especially don't go to the street opposite to the hotel.

              Reviewed July 23, 2019
              8.8
              Excellent
              Charmaine
              Group
              Courtyard Room
              Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

              Amazing service and location ”

              The Yeng Keng hotel is housed in a beautiful heritage house in an amazing location. Most attractions are within walking distance and there are lots of great food options nearby. The room was small and could be cleaner but the amazing service made up for it. All the staff in the hotel were friendly, helpful and warm. Will definitely return if I have the chance!

              Reviewed July 14, 2019
              10.0
              Exceptional
              julia from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Courtyard Room
              Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

              Fantastic service and nice historical building ”

              We stayed in Yeng Keng for 3 nights and loved it. It’s a historical building turned into a small hotel. The deco is nice and cosy. Breakfast is served in the restaurant next to the hotel. Good selection of local and western. choices. We also tried their dinner menu. A good choice if you are travelling with children and elderly. The hotel is located in the heart of George Town. There is lots of eatery and a street food market at night. What good about the design of the hotel is that there is courtyard in the front, which kind of keeping the premise off from the busy street but yet still convenient. Staff are all friendly and helpful. We would stay there again if we visit Penang again.

              Reviewed June 27, 2019
              9.2
              Exceptional
              Eva
              Family with teens
              Family Room - 3 Pax
              Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

              Standard of Hotel”

              We had visited George Town 4 times, all the while (except once) in Yan Keng. We never get disappointment. Always better. We were welcomed by friendly staffs as soon as we parked our car. Though staffs changed but the service was as usual. Ms Yeoh (the person who had impressed me in our very first visit to Yan Keng) is still the same old her, friendly and yes, she still remember us. The room was very clean and it was great to know from the staffs, wifi had been improved. We could also see that the hotel had been touched up to maintain the quality. Yan Keng, one and only hotel for me and my family in Penang. We will be your supporter as long as you stand in George Town and i will always look forward to revisit the Town in a Hotel as good as home Keep it up and see you next time!

              Reviewed June 22, 2019
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Akina from Japan
              Couple
              Courtyard Room
              Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

              You must not miss a precious experience at this hotel”

              Both Reception Staff and staff who works on hotel maintenance, cleaning, security gate, they are all hard working staff, that is what this hotel is made, and I believe hotel good take care of its employees. Excellent hotel and services. Thank you for letting me to take a rest at the lobby after check out to recover from my headache. I also enjoyed the art, the gate, and interior in the hotel, very comfortable hotel.

              Reviewed May 10, 2019
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Jordan from Thailand
              Family with young children
              Courtyard Room
              Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

              Exceptional heritage hotel, we loved the staff and facilitlies.”

              My son hurt his hand on the door of the pool and the hotel called my room and checked on my son. They then brought a bucket of ice with a lollipop and in it for him. My son totally forgot about his hand and enjoyed his candy. I was blown away by this gesture, I have never experienced this kind of thoughtfulness ever at a hotel. The Yen Keng hotel really cares about its guests and it shows through guest experiences.

              Reviewed April 19, 2019
              8.4
              Excellent
              Gabrielle from Singapore
              Family with teens
              Family Room - 3 Pax
              Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

              Excellent”

              Charming little hotel within walking distance to food joints in the day and drinking pubs/bars for the night. The hotel staff provided excellent service, earnest and spoke great English, always around 24/7 to give great advice on food options and assisting whenever and wherever needed. The Family Room we got for 3 of us was cosy and comfy, though could use some maintenance - e.g. the shower screens may not slide properly at times and the TV strangely had poor reception only in the day. The breakfast was average and pool didn't seem quite inviting. Though the hotel had an excellent location, we had a (minor) problem with the GPS who often directed Grab drivers to the neighbouring hotel instead. Overall, we enjoyed our stay at Yeng Keng Hotel, would definitely return again and recommend it. Would suggest that you request for a room on the ground floor if you're travelling with many luggage or with elderlies as I don't think there's lift access to the 2nd floor.

              Reviewed June 18, 2019
              8.8
              Excellent
              Linga from Australia
              Couple
              Family Room - 3 Pax
              Stayed 4 nights in April 2019

              Excellent”

              Such a lovely hotel in a great location - close to lots of food in the centre of Georgetown. The rooms were clean and very comfortable (our lower room was a little dark). Plus the staff were really accomodating giving us a late check out. We would definitely recommend staying here.

              Reviewed May 06, 2019
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Daniel from United States
              Couple
              Courtyard Room
              Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

              Fantastic Service! ”

              We love this hotel. It's a heritage treasure of cultural significance. The rooms are a bit small, but they serve the purpose. Tea and coffee and cookies are available all day on the veranda. The pool is small but serviceable and very clean and refreshing. Great beds and linens, and quiet, so you'll sleep well. Breakfast is the usual fare. But what makes this hotel OUTSTANDING is the service. No matter what we needed, the staff were so willing to extend themselves beyond the call of duty. Special mention to Kallan who roamed up and down in the pouring rain to find our Grabtaxi. All staff speak flawless English. Close to street food, the fun evening street scene of Love Lane and lots of restaurants, bars and minimarts, this is a great location. See you next time!

              Reviewed November 22, 2018
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Linda from Singapore
              Couple
              Courtyard Room
              Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

              It’s a beautiful heritage hotel. ”

              Staffs were friendly and courteous. Especially the hotel manager Ms Yeoh was extremely helpful throughout our trip. It’s an unforgettable stay at beautiful Yeng Keng!

              Reviewed July 19, 2019
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Valerie from United Kingdom
              Couple
              Courtyard Room
              Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

              Small Boutique Hotel”

              The hotel is set in China Town surrounded by local bars, restaurants, shops and spars. The staff were excellent arranging for a surprise birthday party for my Wife and keeping it a secret. The hotel is highly recommended for those who want to explore Georgetown Penang, walking or by local transport.

              Reviewed March 24, 2019
              9.6
              Exceptional
              Robert from Australia
              Solo traveler
              Courtyard Room
              Stayed 1 night in March 2019

              Very comfortable hotel close to the centre of Penang”

              Courtyard twin room was excellent. Front desk staff member (Saturday and Sunday) was especially helpful. Assisted with early check-in and late check-out as well as in securing a ride to the airport. Good choice available at breakfast.

              Reviewed March 04, 2019
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Teng from Singapore
              Couple
              Courtyard Room
              Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

              really feel like at home!”

              My wife and I stayed 2 nights at the hotel. Location: it is very well located in the heritage town. For the food lovers, it is within close walking distance to a few delicious local food places eg Wai Kei cafe (char siew and roast duck), Hon Kei (pig innards and Loh Bak) and also the hawker stalls at Chulia and Kimberly Street. Comfort: very comfortable room, just nice for 2 of us. Room is clean too. It also provides international channels eg HBO, CNN. Provides bath and hair shampoo. More outstandingly is the design of the room which is very nostalgic. Even the wardrobe reminds me of the good old woody furniture. Service: staff is extremely friendly and helpful. We went to the hotel earlier before 3pm and the room was not ready. Instead of telling us plainly that room is not ready, staff asked us whether we already had our lunch. If not, we can walk around to explore food and be back in about 2hrs. We were recommended to Wai Kei cafe for char siew and roast duck. On the last day, without making the request for late check out upfront, we were offered a late check out at 1pm Food: breakfast is good. They provide small packet of nasi lemak, roti canai and many nyonya kuehs. On the whole, we were very pleased with the stay and we will definitely opt for Yeng Keng again for our next trip.

              Reviewed March 25, 2018
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Bradley from United States
              Couple
              Courtyard Room
              Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

              Best hotel ever”

              I've stayed in many hotels during my lifetime and simply put this one is the best. It's a quiet sanctuary in the heart of urban George Town. I've stayed here twice during the past six years and look forward to returning in the future. Staff was extremely helpful.

              Reviewed December 03, 2017
              8.4
              Excellent
              CHIN from Singapore
              Couple
              Courtyard Room
              Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

              A unique & Aspiring Boutique Hotel”

              We love this hotel. A refurbished heritage hotel, only 19 rooms. Staff are responsive. We got a little upset with the breakfast arrangement when they ran out of food because there was an unexpected walk in guests. Being small, they can be unique but unprepared. So we lodged a small complaint to the front desk. Was surprised when the GM (as he was away in KL) sent his Events Manager to apologise & explain. We sat for 45mins & had coffee. Miss Yeoh was very patience & friendly. Indeed, the challenges were well articulated. We were very satisfied. We strongly recommend this hotel for its location, food & most importantly, personalised service.

              Reviewed June 13, 2017
              9.2
              Exceptional
              William from United Kingdom
              Solo traveler
              Stayed 1 night in June 2017

              A gem !”

              This is a piece of Penang's history. A wonderful Old-Chinese hotel well updated and clean with a nice pool, bar and restaurant.Some fabulous furniture in the lounge areas. Very central in Georgetown for all historic locations. Not the best for facilities but very comfortable and a pleasure to stay there.

              Reviewed June 12, 2017
              10.0
              Exceptional
              Derek from United Kingdom
              Solo traveler
              Courtyard Room
              Stayed 3 nights in February 2017

              First choice for a return visit to Penang.”

              Very nice hotel no issues to advise. Good standard of decoration & facilities well maintained (no mold anywhere). Room had both AC & a fan along with a full opening window. Good size pool. Breakfast & restaurant menu caters for varied tastes. Pleasant & helpful reception staff - will call you a Grab taxi. Location is fine for a short walk in any direction to various bars. Other related points - road quite busy at times so take care when walking by facing the on coming traffic and there is a walk in Thai visa service operated just up the road located in the Banana Boutique Hotel.

              Reviewed March 04, 2017
              9.2
              Exceptional
              Farah from Malaysia
              Couple
              Stayed 1 night in December 2016

              Lovely Hotel in Historic Area”

              Stayed 1 night in Yeng Keng as: 1) wanted to stay walking distance to Georgetown attractions, 2) easy car park availability. The hotel ticked these for us and added to that, staff were super nice and rooms clean. As the AC is not connected to the 'key' power, came back to nicely cooled room after walking around the area.. there is also a small dipping pool which we had no time to sample.. As this is a heritage building surrounded by mosques, there might be soundproofing issues for some. We came back around 11 to the sounds of lion dance drumming. This adds to the character of the place but for light sleepers, bring ear plugs or noise cancelling ear buds. Breakfast is included and it's a nice spread (buffet style) which is surprising for a hotel this size. Please take note that Georgetown hotels are required to collect RM2/night which is not included in the price mentioned (collected separately).

              Reviewed January 01, 2017
              10.0
              Exceptional
              CHOON from Malaysia
              Family with teens
              Family Room - 3 Pax
              Stayed 3 nights in September 2016

              Excellent boutique hotel ”

              I stayed this hotel for few times and it never disappoint me. Very clean room though room size is not very big but very comfortable stay. Friendly staffs, great breakfast and good location. Walking distance to many attractions in Georgetown and famous hawker stalls & restaurants. It is a very charming boutique hotel.

              Reviewed September 23, 2016
              8.4
              Excellent
              Marjorie from Australia
              Couple
              Stayed 3 nights in May 2016

              Heritage hotel close to amenities”

              This heritage hotel is beautiful in its own right, beautifully maintained with good amenities and an adjoining restaurant. It's close to bars and around the corner from Love Lane, a backpacker area.However the price is reasonably steep for a very compact room - a heritage hotel priced to a tourist market.

              Reviewed June 05, 2016
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