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Where To Stay In Ipoh: 10 Lavish And Affordable Boutique Hotels

Updated Apr 16, 2018

Why not stay in a room that matches your personality the next time you plan a trip to Ipoh? With many boutique hotels scattered around town, it’s not hard to find a room that fits your preference. Lavish and meticulously decorated, you’ll be surprised at how affordable most of these rooms are, offering meticulously and lavishly decorated rooms, with personalized services! Here are 10 great boutique hotels in Ipoh for you to consider for your next trip!

1. French Hotel Ipoh (from 31 USD)

A lavish stay at an affordable price, you’ll find all the rooms in this boutique hotel, spacious and tastefully decorated with contemporary interior design as well as sleek and modern furnishings. Complete with all the modern day conveniences, you can easily stay connected with the free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and stay entertained with the flat-screen satellite TV that’s fitted into every room. With the front desk open 24-hours a day, you can easily ring them up to help you plan your activities around Ipoh! This hotel also has free parking for all its patrons, as well as an in-house cafe, should you feel too lazy to find food in the town! With its strategic location, this hotel is a 15-minute drive from Ipoh International Airport and a mere 2-minute walk from the famous Memory Lane (Pasar Karat) Market, as well as Jalan Yau Tet Shin, where you can find many famous local dishes!

French Hotel Ipoh

Address: Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar, 30300 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia (see map)

Price: from 31 USD

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2. Ibis Styles Ipoh (from 42 USD)

A hotel of bright and vibrant colours with quirky design and furniture, Ibis hotel is perfect if you have a big personality! Ibis Styles Ipoh offers 113 brightly coloured, spacious rooms that aim to revitalize your energy while providing you with a comfortable stay! All rooms here are air-conditioned for you to escape the Malaysian heat, equipped with flat-screen satellite TVs and come with a complimentary daily buffet breakfast and Wi-Fi connection! Perfect for both business and leisure travelers, Ibis Hotel has an in-house restaurant, barista, roof-top bar and 4 function rooms. For entertainment and sightseeing, you’ll only be staying a 5-minute drive from Ipoh Parade and a 4-minute drive from Ipoh Old Town while the Lost World of Tambun is a short 15-minute drive away.

Ibis Styles Ipoh

Address: No 18, Jalan Chung Onn Siew, 30250 Ipoh, Malaysia (see map)

Price: from 42 USD

Contact: +60 5-240 6888

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3. Container Hotel (from 12 USD)

For all solo or budget travelers looking for a practical and centralized stay in Ipoh, Container Hotel Ipoh should be at the top of your list! Inspired by Ipoh’s tin-mining excavations in the 1920s to 1930s, Container Hotel Ipoh has transformed a heritage building into a compact industrial-retro style capsule hotel. With a choice of three spacious capsules – mixed single pod, mixed twin pods and female twin pods - you’ll find the sleeping capsules here very comfortable and practical. They come complete with personal lockers, individual ventilation and privacy blinds as well as a personal reading light and foldable desk. Offering a different kind of experience, the communal bathroom comes with hot and cold showers, with complimentary toiletries. An added bonus, Container Hotel Ipoh offers free Wi-Fi throughout its establishment.

Container Hotel Ipoh

Address: The Old Block, 91, Jalan Sultan Yussuf,, 30000 Ipoh, Malaysia (see map)

Price: from 12 USD

Contact: +60 5-243 3311

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4. M Boutique Station 18 Hotel (from 44 USD)

One two hotels on this list from the M Boutique chain, M Boutique Station 18 is a unique hotel that pays tribute to jazz culture. Rooms here are as lavish as they are quirky, decorated in a monochromatic palette of leather furniture and chandeliers, as well as some interesting artistic sculptures and set designs. Complete with an iPod dock in each room, you can plug in and play your favorite playlist. Their en-suite bathroom comes with a bathtub or shower, hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. The hotel also boasts an on-site restaurant and has 24-hour front desk service to tend to your every request.

M Boutique Station 18 Hotel

Address: No.15-23, Jalan Pengkalan Barat 35, Taman Pengkalan Jaya (Station 18), 31650 Ipoh, Malaysia (see map)

Price: from 44 USD

Contact: +60 5-321 1666

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5. Sarang Paloh Heritage Stay (from 60 USD)

Looking for heritage style accommodation? Sarong Paloh oozes heritage living! Even its name is a tribute to Ipoh’s rich history – Sarang meaning ‘Nest’ in Malay, while Paloh is a tribute to the dams constructed along the Kinta River. The rooms are decorated with timber flooring, vintage inspired furniture and have high ceilings. Each room is air-conditioned and has a private bathroom with rain shower, while others include a nice seating area where you can unwind after a day out and about, in Ipoh.

Sarang Paloh Heritage Stay

Address: No. 16, Jalan Sultan Iskandar, 30000 Ipoh, Malaysia (see map)

Price: from 60 USD

Contact: +60 5-241 3926

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6. The Happy 8 Old Town Ipoh (from 48 USD)

Love looking at unique woodcraft design? A retreat back to nature, you’ll find plenty to admire around The Happy 8, with its variety of uniquely crafted wooden furniture and decor made of different types of wood of various age and sizes. You’ll also be inspired by the many quirky murals featured on the walls throughout the hotel! The Happy 8 Hotel is a 20-minute drive from the Sam Poh Tong Temple and a 35-minute drive from Kellie’s Castle. All of its rooms are uniquely designed, complemented with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi connection and hot showers.

The Happy 8 Old Town Ipoh

Address: No. 46, Market Street, 30000 Ipoh, Malaysia (see map)

Price: from 48 USD

Contact: +60 5-243 8388

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7. M Boutique Hotel (from 47 USD)

The first hotel in the M Boutique Chain, the M Boutique Hotel features three uniquely themed floors – the Adventure themed floor, decorated with safari-esque furnishings, the Majestic themed floor, taking a spin on industrial design and the Excelsior themed, with quaint displays of butterflies and beetles. All rooms are equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV, safe, electric kettle and minibar. Private bathrooms includes a shower, hairdryer, bathrobes and free toiletries. The M Boutique Hotel has its own restaurant and fitness center and is a 15-minute drive to Sam Poh Tong Temple. The Lost World of Tambun is a 20-minute drive away.

M Boutique Hotel

Address: No. 2, Hala Datuk 5, 31650 Ipoh, Malaysia (see map)

Price: from 47 USD

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8. Ipoh Bali Hotel (from 79 USD)

Transporting you to another country, the Ipoh Bali Hotel amazes guests with its gorgeous traditional Balinese architecture with antique rustic natural wood and its luxurious vintage furnishings imported from Indonesia, complemented by plenty of foliage. Having only 12 rooms of 4 different types, this spectacular boutique hotel aims to tend to the personal needs of guests and to ensure true Balinese hospitality. Taking their traditional elements into the modern era, you’ll also have free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen, satellite TV as an added feature for your comfort!

Ipoh Bali Hotel

Address: No. 12A, Lorong Cheah Cheang Lim, Off Jalan Tambun, 30350 Ipoh, Malaysia (see map)

Price: from 79 USD

Contact: +60 5-242 0222

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9. S Boutique Hotel (from 25 USD)

This no-frills boutique hotel is a value-for-money stay if you’re looking to crash at an affordable yet quaint accommodation. The simple-designed rooms come with private baths, hairdryer, and an electric kettle (morning coffee sorted!), and some rooms have a separate seating area. Complimentary WiFi access and free parking space complete this budget package. The fairly new property is located in a tranquil area but only 10 minutes from Ipoh town. So renting a car would be a good idea if you’re keen to explore the sights and sounds of Ipoh.

S Boutique Hotel

Address: 4B, Pusat Perdangangan Canning 3, Pusat Perdangangan Canning, 31400 Ipoh, Malaysia (see map)

Price: from 25 USD

Contact: +60 12-201 5880

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10. Indra Hotel - Boutique Suites (from 41 USD)

Each different from the other, the unique-themed rooms are as delightful as the entire 3-star property itself. Located only 1.4 km (0.8 miles) from AEON Mall Kinta City - a shopper’s paradise - it is also not too far from other popular hotspots like Lost World of Tambun (4.3 km or 2.6 miles) and Ipoh Parade (5 km or 3.1 miles). When you’re not making good use of the hotel’s flawless WiFi from the Insta-friendly rooms, venture outside and explore the surrounding area that is dotted with local shops, restaurants, and even a Tesco outlet. Overall, your extremely pleasant stay will be elevated by the friendly, helpful staff who are always ready to walk the extra mile for your comfort.

Indra Hotel - Boutique Suites

Address: No. 29, Lengkok Tasek Timur 1A, Pusat Perdagangan Tasek Indra, 31400 Ipoh, Malaysia (see map)

Price: from 41 USD

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A room for every personality

If you like something a little different, a little quaint, authentic or unique, these boutique hotels in Ipoh will surely have piqued your interest! Whether you’re into loud, contemporary design or a more laidback, traditional, heritage-style room, there’s a hotel that will fit your personality and promise you a unique stay in the traditional lands of Ipoh!

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This article was originally published on Apr 06, 2017

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Ihsan Ihsani is a Malaysian writer who loves to write about anything that sparks his curiosity. He travels to broaden his horizon on the many cultures and beauties of the world. When limited funds...Read more

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