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Ren i Tang

3.5-star inn with restaurant, near Penang City Hall

  • Free WiFi

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  • I like it’s historic and well preserved architecture. I appreciated the welcoming and…

    Mar 7, 2020

  • Spent a few days in Penang on the way to a conference in KL. I loved my short escape at…

    Oct 31, 2019

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe & Clean (Malaysia) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 17 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden

Feel at home

  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • In Downtown George Town
  • KOMTAR - 22 min walk
  • Gurney Drive - 33 min walk
  • Penang City Hall - 6 min walk
  • Penang Times Square - 26 min walk
  • Gleneagles Penang Medical Centre - 35 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Loft Room 19 (Second Floor)
  • Loft Room 18 (Second Floor)
  • Loft Room 17 (Second Floor)
  • Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Studio Flat with Kitchenette 2(Second Floor)
  • Balcony Room (First Floor)
  • Family Room (First Floor)
  • Studio Flat with Kitchenette(First Floor)
  • Airwell Room (Second Floor)
  • Penang Room (Second Floor)
  • Room 7 (Courtyard Room)
  • Room 8 (Friends Room)


  • In Downtown George Town
  • KOMTAR - 22 min walk
  • Gurney Drive - 33 min walk

What’s around


  • In Downtown George Town
  • KOMTAR - 22 min walk
  • Gurney Drive - 33 min walk
  • Penang City Hall - 6 min walk
  • Penang Times Square - 26 min walk
  • Gleneagles Penang Medical Centre - 35 min walk
  • Loh guan Lye Specialist Centre - 40 min walk
  • Pinang Peranakan Mansion - 1 min walk
  • SENTRAL College Penang - 1 min walk
  • House of Yeap Chor Ee - 3 min walk
  • Goddess of Mercy Temple - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Penang Intl. Airport (PEN) - 31 min drive
  • Penang Sentral - 29 min drive
  • Sungai Petani Station - 43 min drive

At a glance


  • 17 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking
  • Street parking available
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Malay

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Bistro Tang - This bistro serves lunch and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

  • Ren i Tang
  • Ren i Tang Inn
  • Ren i Tang George Town
  • Ren i Tang Inn George Town
  • Ren i Tang Inn
  • Ren i Tang Inn Penang
  • Ren i Tang Penang
  • Ren i Tang Penang/George Town
  • Ren i Tang Inn George Town
  • Ren i Tang George Town

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for MYR 40 per night


This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe & Clean (Malaysia).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: MYR 0.00 per accommodation, per night
  • A tax of MYR 10.00 per accommodation, per night is imposed by the country of Malaysia and collected at the property beginning July 1, 2021. Permanent residents and Malaysian nationals are exempt from the tax. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Deposit: MYR 150 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Ren i Tang does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • No, unfortunately, but there's street parking available.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Bistro Tang. Nearby restaurants include Constant Gardener Coffee (3-min walk), Karaikudi Indian restaurant (3-min walk), and Heaven Gate (3-min walk).
  • Ren i Tang has a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The hotel is very unique, modern amenities mixed with antique decor. No compromise in the cleanliness. The staffs are very nice and attentive. We love the extra touch where 1 of the breakfast option was the most authentic Penang foodfare: Char Kuey Teow (Fried Rice Noodles)

    2 night trip with friends, Sep 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location & charming

    Ren i Tang is a good choice for a stay in Penang for a few reasons: The old heritage building is comfortably renovated while keeping its original character. It’s located right in the heart of Little India, a colourful and vibey area - within walking distance of anywhere in the old city. There are tons of great places to eat nearby. (We loved the little hawker center across the road for koppi and char koay teow). Our room (Loft #17) was quiet with a pleasant rooftop view. The wifi is good and they offer free water (and a simple breakfast) and do their bit to reduce plastic waste. Altogether, we really enjoyed Penang.

    Margaret, 3 night romance trip, Aug 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Friendly staff - fantastic location. Stayed there in 2015; would stay again.

    3 night business trip, Jul 31, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Experience in style Penang's Little India

    If you want to experience the "local color" of Penang along with its culture, food and history, then this is the place for you. Owners have converted and renovated an old Chinese medical hall into a lovely hotel that preserves the character of the old building. Staff was great. The breakfasts were wonderful -- mix of Western and Asian foods. My wife and I felt a part of Little India for the time we were there.

    ROBERT, 1 night romance trip, Jul 15, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    For a reconditioned heritage building, it was remarkable that facilities were modern & efficient... WiFi, inhouse phone, shower had good pressure, toilet flushed well, AC cooling worked well due to glass windows doubled with antique wood slatted shutters. Street noise level was minimal. Bistro Tang serves excellent western snacks - a nice change esp. the calamansi lime smoothie. Also Malaysian dishes. Excellent location within heritage district, walking distance to ferry, 5-star hotels, restaurants + typical Malaysian "kopi tiams" (local coffee shops), temples, mosques, St George's Cathedral + other historical buildings.

    EB, 2 night family trip, Jul 12, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A perfect building for enjoying George Town

    Really lovely heritage building in an old medicine shop. A great value for your money too! I enjoyed the ambiance and feel of the building, the staff was great and the amenities were great. Having the low key restaurant downstairs is a huge bonus. My room a big with high ceilings and a lovely feel. Will stay here again when I’m in Penang!

    Dorothy, 2 night trip, Jun 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This place is amazing, book it now!

    Everything about this place is amazing, such a great relaxed, homely feeling atmosphere! All the staff are so lovely and helpful, offering tips for where to eat and visit and are so good to chat to. The building has been so beautifully restored while still holding onto its original history, with beautiful old furniture and a little museum with items from when it was a Chinese medical hall wholesaler. Clean, comfortable bed, great shower. The complimentary breakfast at the in-house cafe/restaurant on the ground floor was really good, each day we got to try a different traditional meal. We also had drinks, lunch and dinner there several times and everything was so good! And there is a lovely courtyard off the cafe too. Free filtered water and very environmentally conscious, which is amazing! The location was perfect for exploring Georgetown. This is a must stay when in Penang! The Heritage on a Plate tour was a highlight too! Would love to stay again one day!

    Hannah, 5 night romance trip, Jun 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Nice and special experience

    Staff was very nice and helpful, hotel environment and decor are comfortable and beautiful. Sightseeing area also very nearby, love the stays.

    Wong, 1 night romance trip, Jun 15, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This property is quirky, atmospheric & charming. The team are thoughtful & genuine. The beds very comfortable, the rooms delightful & spacious. The location makes it easy just to walk out of the door & take a stroll to the sites. We enjoyed our stay.

    1 night family trip, Mar 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Enjoyable stay.

    A truly lovely stay in all respects, I loved the room and the wooden bath!! Everybody who worked at this establishment went out of their way to be helpful. Food was excellent.

    Amanda, 3 night trip, Mar 2, 2019

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