• Yeng Keng Hotel in World Heritage City of Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
  • Yeng Keng Hotel in World Heritage City of Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
  • Yeng Keng Hotel in World Heritage City of Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia

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Yeng Keng Hotel

World Heritage City of George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Yeng Keng Hotel allows guests another reason to love Penang, Malaysia. Once an Anglo-Indian bungalow residence in the 1800s, was restored and now one of the best-restored properties in George Town.Elegant and stylish, our 19 rooms and suites guarantee comfort and exclusivity. Each one features vintage furniture and wooden panel floors. Everything—from pillows and linens to wall art down to the carpet—are tastefully picked and organized. Most of these rooms also come with patios that offer views of charming Chulia Street. To make your stay worry-free, we present a signature restaurant and cafe. There’s also a swimming pool, a function room and a courtyard where you can hold events like weddings, parties, and other social functions. Lastly, there’s a limousine service and tour desk if you want to further explore the country.

Our boutique hotel is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town—a city known for its pre-war architecture, fascinating culture, authentic restaurants, and religious structures. We are just a few minutes from Penang Port and Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal. The Sungai Nibong Express Bus Terminal and the Penang International Airport meanwhile both takes about 25-30 minutes drive from Yeng Keng Hotel – Penang.


This room is located on the two-story extension on the Southwest side of the extended mansion. It is air-conditioned, decorated with periodic style furniture and overlooks the pool from the windows.



This suite, located on the upper floor of the main mansion, is overlooking the busy street of Chulia. The view of the courtyard, on the other side, can be reached from the living room area of this room.



The magnificent Yeng Keng Suite located at the South end of the extended mansion is beautifully decorated with a mix of antique and contemporary furnitures. It has a living room and an alfresco sitting area outside perfect of an afternoon relaxation.


Hospitality Begins In The Heart

Yeng Keng Hotel is a 19-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.

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. Hoo Kim Properties Sdn Bhd, the present owner of the renewed Yeng Keng Hotel, took over its conservation and upgrade last March 2009. The property was completed a year after in April 2010.

Whether you’re here for business or leisure, you can be rest assured that you will receive with open arms and wholehearted hospitality throughout your stay.


Planning a wedding? Dinner party? Product launch? Or maybe a conference with your peers. Don’t fret–we have the facilities and staff to make your event stand out.



Exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town in Penang, Malaysia’s top historical sites, authentic restaurants, religious buildings, and other spots is easy from our hotel.



A restaurant, cafe, swimming pool, limousine service, tour assistance, and many more. We have all the things that will keep you happy and entertained during your stay!



Book the Yeng Keng Signature deal for a minimum of 2 nights stay and avail of the benefits exclusively offered if you book directly through the hotel website ~ one-way airport transfer, one-hour trishaw ride, MYR50 room gift voucher valid for future stay dates and more!

Guests get greeted by warm welcome amidst the hustling city of Penang, right at Yeng Keng Hotel. An intimate boutique hotel offers direct access to the city’s vibrant street life, cafes, bookstores, travel agencies, shopping malls and Malaysian street foods!

Book a minimum of 2 nights and your ride is on us. Explore Georgetown’s living heritage: compliments of our hotel. This requires advance reservation and the travel time to choose from is between 9:00AM to 6:00PM.

Avoid the hassle of last minute planning and take advantage of YENG KENG’s EARLY BIRD offer. Book your rooms early and enjoy exclusive discounts.

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Awards & Recognition

Traveller’s Choice Awardee for 8 Consecutive Years

Top 10 Small Hotels – Malaysia

Top 25 Hotels for Service – Malaysia

Top 25 Hotels For Romance – Malaysia

Certificate of Excellence Awardee for 9 Consecutive Years



9.0 Rated by Guests


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