Where To Stay In Ipoh: 17 Lavish And Affordable Boutique Hotels - Updated 2023


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 some great boutique hotels in Ipoh for you to consider for your next trip. Read on to know where to stay in Ipoh: lavish and affordable boutique hotels.

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1. The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat (from USD 663)

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is one of the best places to stay in Ipoh for its luxurious accommodations and excellent location. It is close to a number of well-known landmarks, including Perak Cave Temple, which is 5.9 km (3.6 mi) away, Kek Lok Tong, which is 7.3 km (4.5 mi) away, and Sam Poh Tong Temple, which is 8.7 km (5.4 mi) away.

A wide variety of villas are available at this luxurious 5-star hotel. There are water villas that sit on the edge of a canal, garden villas that are surrounded by nature’s beauty, royal villas that evoke a sense of tropical luxury and serenity, and lake villas that are nestled among verdant greenery and placid waters.

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

Address: No. 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 3

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Sauna Fitness centre

2. Dé Cafe & Rest House (from USD 11)

Stay at Dé Cafe & Rest House and experience a comfortable and relaxing stay. It provides amenities such as free WiFi access and luggage storage space at an affordable price. The rooms here are dormitory-type and are outfitted with bunk beds. It is air-conditioned and comes complete with a wardrobe and a shared bathroom for your comfort and convenience. An on-site restaurant is also featured in this capsule hotel.

It is located 7.4 km (4.5 mi) from AEON Mall Kinta City, 7.7 km (4.7 mi) from AEON Mall Ipoh Station 18, and 12 km (7.4 mi) from Lost World of Tambun.

Dé Cafe & Rest House

Wifi Available

Address: 35 Jalan Sultan Iskandar
Accommodates: 1

Restaurant Non-smoking rooms Internet services Luggage storage WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout Air conditioning

3. French Hotel Ipoh (from USD 41)

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 place to stay in Ipoh 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

Wifi Available

Address: 60, Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar, Kampung Jawa
Accommodates: 2

24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Internet services Lift WiFi Available Free WiFi Non-smoking throughout Air conditioning

4. M Boutique Station 18 Hotel (from USD 29)

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. This spot for staycation in Ipoh also boasts an on-site restaurant and has 24-hour front desk service to tend to your every request.

M Boutique Hotel Station 18

Address: No.15-23, Jalan Pengkalan Barat 35, Taman Pengkalan Jaya (Station 18)

5. 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

6. Ibis Styles Ipoh (from USD 57)

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.

MU Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: No 18, Jalan Chung Onn Siew
Accommodates: 10

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Dry cleaning Facilities for disabled guests

7. Sarang Paloh Heritage Stay (from USD 62)

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

8. The Happy 8 Old Town Ipoh (from USD 49)

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, one of the best places to stay in Ipoh, 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 Retreat @ Old Town Ipoh

Wifi Available

Address: No. 46, Market Street
Accommodates: 4

Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Fax/photocopying Luggage storage Air conditioning Invoice provided

9. M Boutique Hotel (from USD 35)

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

Wifi Available

Address: No. 2, Hala Datuk 5
Accommodates: 2

Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry Dry cleaning

10. Ipoh Bali Hotel (from USD 62)

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

11. S Boutique Hotel (from USD 39)

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

Wifi Available

Address: 4B, Pusat Perdangangan Canning 3, Pusat Perdangangan Canning
Accommodates: 6

Parking 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services Lift WiFi Available

12. Indra Hotel - Boutique Suites (from USD 27)

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.


Wifi Available

Address: No. 29, Lengkok Tasek Timur 1A, Pusat Perdagangan Tasek Indra
Accommodates: 4

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Internet services Lift Luggage storage

13. M Roof Hotel and Residences (from USD 58)

Right from the moment you step into M Roof Hotel and Residences, you’ll be captivated by its chic, contemporary style. Its sleek rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, WiFi, as well as a few extras such as toiletries, bottled water, and coffee. The hotel’s convenient location will allow you to explore attractions in a jiffy, whether strolling around Old Town, 3.64 km (2.3 mi) away, or seeing Perak Tong Cave Temple, 260 m (853 ft) away. Make the most of your downtime with the hotel’s superb amenities, including an on-site cafe, restaurant, golf course, fitness center, and rooftop infinity pool from where you can relish incredible Ipoh city views.

M Roof Hotel & Residences

Address: Jalan Dato Lau Pak Khuan

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Laundry

14. Merton Hotel Ipoh (from USD 36)

Merton Hotel Ipoh has been designed in somewhat an industrial-meets-vintage style, with lots of exposed overhead beams, metal light fixtures, bare gray walls in the rooms, and cozy, rustic furniture. Choose from its 41 rooms, each with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, coffee and tea facilities, WiFi, and a clothes rack, as well as services that include wake-up service, 24-hour check-in, and daily housekeeping. If you’re looking to check out nearby attractions, the town center is merely 7 km (4.3 mi) away.

Merton Hotel Ipoh

Address: 25, Jalan Lapangan Symphony, Symphony Business Park, Ipoh City, Ipoh, Malaysia, 31350

15. 1969 Business Suites (from USD 48)

The design behind 1969 Business Suites wonderfully marries nostalgia and modernity, which is in line with their principle of luxury accommodations with a touch of home. This is achieved in the use of earthy tones in the interiors, matched with bold accents of gold and black. Apart from the cozy guest rooms with modern conveniences, guests can look forward to a delicious breakfast buffet at the on-site restaurant. From the hotel, you’ll also be close to numerous shopping and dining spots. With its convenient location and classy accommodations, the hotel guarantees satisfaction for guests, whether a family or the most discerning executive.

1969 Business Suites @ Bandar Cyber

Address: No.2, Jalan Lapangan Siber 9, Bandar Cyber, Ipoh City, Ipoh, Malaysia, 31350

16. Bedrock Hotel (from USD 59)

Bedrock Hotel employs a fusion of Chinese and Western influences in its overall look, though each part of the hotel is colorful in its own way. This boutique hotel in the city center promises warm hospitality and easy access to Ipoh’s top attractions. Each of the 10 spacious rooms features blackout curtains, parqueted/wooden flooring, air conditioning, and a flat-screen TV. Daily housekeeping and food delivery are also available. You might want to check out Gerbang Malam Night Market, just 0.53 km (0.32 mi) away. Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo, on the other hand, is 0.83 km (0.5 mi) from the hotel.

Bedrock Hotel

Address: 13 - 15, Jalan Che Tak, Kampung Kuchai, Ipoh, Malaysia, 30300

17. Ipoh Boutique Hotel (from USD 27)

Ipoh Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of the city. It features spacious and comfortable rooms, each uniquely designed with rich color tones and complementary art pieces. The rooms also feature luxurious beddings, air conditioning, a bathroom with a hot-and-cold shower, a desk, and a flat-screen TV. Although the hotel doesn’t offer many amenities, you’ll surely have all the basics for a pleasant stay. Nearby are The Store, Ipoh Parade Shopping Mall, Gerbang Malam Night Market, and a few eateries. Don’t miss out on trying Ipoh Hainan chicken rice!

Ipoh Boutique Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 69-70, Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar (Cockman Street)
Accommodates: 3

Parking 24-hour front desk Non-smoking rooms Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Internet services Lift Express check-in/check-out

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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