Ipoh is known for its historical buildings and delicious food, and if you have plans to indulge in both for a few days, you better get yourself sorted with a memorable hotel stay too. If you enjoy the chicness of boutique hotels, check out these 10 options in Ipoh!
1) Container Hotel (Ipoh, Perak)
For a unique experience – Container Hotel might be an interesting option. This hotel is actually a heritage building that’s been transformed to cater to the needs of frequent fliers and backpackers on the go. The capsule style rooms are perfect for those who just need a place to rest and relax. Container Hotel is stylish and well-equipped with free WiFi, female only pods, bikes for rent, and a common area.
2) M Boutique Hotel, Ipoh
By and for the young at heart, there’s M Boutique Hotel. Using Ipoh’s Colonial past as inspiration, you will find 93 vintage styled rooms, comprising of Standard, Superior, Premier, Suite and Family Suites. It is conveniently located about 5 minutes away from Ipoh Town. There are themed rooms here, so be sure to check out what’s on offer before you make your booking.
3) MÙ Hotel
Situated right in the heart of Ipoh, MÙ Hotel close to business, entertainment, cultural and historical locations. All rooms provide free WiFi and mini bar with coffee and tea making facilities. If you’re feeling hungry, you can always head to the in-house restaurant, which serves up yummy meals. For nightlife, there’s also a bar on the premises, perched on the rooftop so you can enjoy some nice views.
4) Indulgence Restaurant and Living
If you do feel like splurging on your trip to Ipoh, perhaps a little indulgence would do you good At Indulgence Restaurant & Living, you will be able to stay in luxurious rooms. Each of their rooms sleeps two persons, so it is perfect for an intimate stay. Enjoy the food there too, as it is gourmet style meals, with the highest quality cuts of meat available – like Wagyu and Kobe beef, for instance.
5) Ipoh Bali Hotel
Love Bali but on a budget or can’t make a trip too far? Head to Ipoh for the next best thing at Ipoh Bali Hotel! With the rustic, bamboo furnished accommodation, and Balinese inspiration throughout, this hotel is like a hidden gem in Ipoh. Whether you want respite from the concrete jungle, or a getaway that’s different from a usual hotel stay, this place will certainly be an interesting choice.
6) M Boutique Hotel, Station 18
Another branch from the M Boutique Hotel group is Station 18. This Hotel was designed with jazz and a monochromatic theme in mind, so you can expect the most stylish surroundings. Station 18 is located in Pengkalan, and is adjacent to the AEON DO Mall. There are five room types to choose from here. On the premises there is a café, MYTH Espresso Bar, which serves up casual meals and coffee.
7) Golden Roof Hotel
Here, they want you to “expect the unexpected” and promise that their hotel offers clean, quiet surroundings. With 80 rooms on the lot, a reflexology centre and other great features, this hotel is good for families and those on business trips as well. The hotel is located at Jalan Ampang Baru.
8) Merton Hotel
The Merton Hotel is located at Jalan Lapangan Symphony, and is relatively new, having just opened its doors in late 2016. Reviews point to their affordable rates and chic interior as some reasons why it’s a good choice for a short stay. And if you’re in the mood for some delicious seafood you will be happy to know that there’s a restaurant famed for its crab dishes located right next door to the hotel.
9) Sekeping Kong Heng
The folks at Sekeping really seem to be branching out of late, this time to Ipoh. Their Kong Heng accommodation is in a three storey building, and also houses a famous coffee shop on the ground floor, where you can fill your tummy with comforting local dishes, and a strong cup of coffee. If you like buildings with a little history, this building used to house theatre performers many years ago. It is a great way to experience the colonial past of Ipoh.
10) The Happy 8 哈比艺宿
The Happy 8 was established in 2012, and is a heritage hotel that is quite eco-friendly. They make sure to utilize and refurbish local resources as building materials. Therefore, anyone who appreciates upcycling, art and nature, will certainly love this place. Hipsters, heed the call and pay The Happy 8 a visit soon!