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.
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.
Chulia Street is historically recognized as one of the main arteries of the World Heritage City of George Town and also famous as a vibrant and bustling street always active with local and interesting activities and events. This colourful location is also right in the middle of the city splitting the city into two halves.
Staying with us will conveniently allow you to venture out and enjoy the historical city walk as the furthest points of the city is located only 10 to 15 minutes away. Due to our fascinating past, some of the oldest and most authentic restaurants are also located nearby. It is home to, and within walking distance of traditional religious buildings, guilds and association buildings.
- Free wireless broadband (WiFi) for all staying guests (Public Area)
- Laundry Service
- Reading Area
- Swimming pool
- Yeng Keng Café Bar
- Car Park
- 24 hours security surveillance
- Conference room packages: