Yeng Keng Hotel

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Contact Details

Hotel:Yeng Keng Hotel
Address:362 & 366, Chulia Street, World Heritage City of George Town, 10200 Penang, Malaysia
Tel.:+604 262 2177
Fax.:+ 604 262 3177

Hotel Facilities

Live Band:No
Smoking Area:Yes
Halal Food Served:Yes
Wi-Fi Facilities:Yes
Private Function Facilities:Yes
Banquet Facilities:Yes
Car Park Facilities:Yes
Payments Accepted:All Major Credit Cards
Currency Exchange:No
Complimentary Personal Safe:Yes
Ironing amenities / Hair dryer:Yes

About Yeng Keng 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.

Location Map

Mansion Double Room
Courtyard Family Room
Courtyard Double Room
Courtyard Twin Room
Garden Suite
Chulia Suite
Yeng Keng Suite

Yeng Keng Café & Bar

24-hours security surveillance
Internet Access
Laundry & Dry Cleaning Services
Reading Area