Yeng Keng Hotel - George Town UNESCO, Penang


Description

Destination

Penang or Pulau Pinang ~ George Town ~ boutique heritage

Room Type

20 rooms

Room Description

Courtyard, Mansion and Garden Rooms ~ Flat Screen LCD TV; 16 Astro Channels & 3 Radio Channels; One King Size bed and one Single bed; Toiletries; Free wifi; Air conditioner; En-suite bathroom; Coffee and tea making facility

Chulia Suite ~ Flat Screen LCD TV (in room); Flat Screen LCD TV (in living room); 16 Astro Channels & 3 Radio Channels; One King Size bed ; Toiletries; Free wifi; Air conditioner; En-suite bathroom; Coffee and tea making facility; DVD Player; Living Room.

Yeng Keng Suite ~ Flat Screen LCD TV (in room); Flat Screen LCD TV (in living room); DVD player; 16 Astro Channels & 3 Radio Channels; One King Size bed; Toiletries; Free wifi; Air conditioner; En-suite bathroom; Coffee and tea making facility; Balcony; Living Room

Facilities & Activities

Yeng Keng Café & Bar serves a mixture of Hainanese and Western cuisines; Free wireless broadband (WiFi) for all staying guests; Laundry Service; Reading Area; Yeng Keng Lounge-serving beverages only; Conference room for eight with projector and photo copier; Swimming pool; Restaurant; Car Park ; 24 hours security surveillance

OPTIONAL

Car rental , City transfer


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