Ipoh is the capital of Perak state; the name of the state translates to ‘silver’ in the Malay language. Perak gets its name because it is historically known for its tin-mining activities. However, these days Ipoh is more popular for its delicious food and variety of hipster cafes. There are also a number of natural attractions here such as limestone caves and hot springs that make this city a great destination to visit.So, if you’re heading to Ipoh soon and don’t know where to stay, don’t worry because we’ve got you covered. From fancy boutique hotels for newlyweds to budget hotels for backpackers, here’s our list of some of the best hotels in Ipoh.
This top hotel in Malaysia overlooks a lake and is located within a lush tropical rainforest. As an all-suite resort, guests have the option of choosing from its spacious one-bedroom, two-bedroom or three-bedroom options, which are best for families with children and groups of up to six people.
The Haven is a premier 5-star hotel in Ipoh and boasts private balconies with stunning views of the lake and jungles in its suites. For those who enjoy keeping fit during their holidays, the resort offers a fitness centre and also a jogging track, while those who enjoy a bit of pampering can make full use of the The Haven Spa.
For action and adventure, the Lost World of Tambun is a mere 3 kilometres away, while shopaholics will take delight in going to the Kinta City Shopping Mall and Ipoh Parade, both less than 20 kilometres away.
Just 14 kilometres from the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport and 16 kilometres from the Ipoh Bus Terminal, the resort is easily accessible from all major cities in Malaysia.
The Haven All Suite Resort
TThis Ipoh boutique hotel is located right in the heart of the city and has four categories of rooms, in addition to a King Suite and is suitable Ipoh accommodation for small families or couples. The rooms are designed to showcase a combination of the country’s colonial past and modern urban decor.
Located in a quiet section of Ipoh City, the hotel is just 5 kilometres to AEON Mall Ipoh Station 18 and AEON Mall Kinta City, as well as a host of dining outlets within the vicinity including Malaysia’s first Oldtown White Coffee Grand restaurant.
If you prefer dining in-house, the Myth Eatery and Bar serves up hearty local and Western dishes, as well as tantalising tipples to wash down your meal.
Other facilities at this hotel include a 24-hour gym, 24-hour self-service laundromat, a reading room, as well as meeting and discussion rooms.
M Boutique Hotel
This new boutique hotel in Ipoh boasts 38 spacious rooms in 8 categories ranging from Deluxe rooms to Family rooms, and even a Family suite. With a modern decor and furniture in all rooms and suites, the Palm Hotel Ipoh will appeal to all categories of travellers.
When hunger pangs kick in, head to the hotel’s in-house restaurant - Como Cafe & Dessert Bar. This cafe serves fusion cuisine, as well as classic pasta dishes and burgers. For those with a sweet tooth, Como’s delectable array of cakes and desserts certainly doesn’t disappoint either.
For a nightcap, head to La Rouge, Palm Hotel’s very own cocktail bar. Choose from its many international beer offerings or try an expertly crafted cocktail while jazz music plays in the background. Located in Ipoh Old Town, Palm Hotel Ipoh is situated nearby Little India and a number of popular eateries including Sun Kim Aik dim sum, Blue Sky curry noodles and Falim laksa. This Ipoh hotel is also within 10 kilometres of Kledang Hill, which is a popular hiking spot.
Palm Hotel Ipoh
Located within Ipoh’s business district, MH Hotel Ipoh has four categories of rooms and four categories of suites that are spread over 20 floors. The rooms boast amazing views of the city as well as limestone hills that are millions of years old.
The dining options here are plentiful. The Oceanville Seafood Restaurant serves up 100 varieties of premium seafood cooked with recommendations from the chef. MH Lyfe lounge is the place to go to enjoy a drink and munch on some light snacks. The 7 Sky is the hotel’s rooftop bar and it offers classic cocktails and light refreshments with spectacular views of the city.
The hotel’s prime location means that it is only 8 kilometres from the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport, 8 kilometres from the Lost World of Tambun water theme park, 6 kilometres to Ipoh Parade shopping mall and 32 kilometres to Gua Tempurung, one of Peninsular Malaysia’s longest caves.
MH Hotel Ipoh
In addition to its collection of spacious rooms, suites and duplexes, 1969 Business Suites offers complimentary WiFi, 24-hour security and front desk access, a shared lounge, and daily housekeeping services.
For those who want to keep fit during their stay here, you’ll be pleased to know that 1969 Business Suites has a fitness centre too. There’s also a concierge service to assist you during your stay in Ipoh.
Located within proximity to shopping centres, restaurants and sightseeing venues, this Ipoh city hotel enables you to get around the city with ease. Ipoh Parade shopping mall is just 9 kilometres away while AEON Mall Kinta City is 10 kilometres away. The Lost World of Tambun water theme park is 13 kilometres away.
Those flying in and out of the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport will be pleased to note that the hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and fro the airport.
1969 Business Suites
If you’re looking for some much-needed rest and relaxation, look no further than The Banjaran Hotsprings. This is one of the top hotels in Ipoh and is built around the beauty of nature. Surrounded by limestone hills, this wellness retreat boasts geothermal hot springs and a naturally heated swimming pool, in addition to a steam cave and ice baths.
The spacious Water, Garden and Lake Villas can accommodate a maximum of 2adults while the 2-bedroom Pool Villa with its own private pool can house up to 4 adults. Children are not allowed at The Banjaran Hotsprings, as this luxury resort aims to promote total wellness and relaxation for adults.
For dining options, the in-house restaurant Pomelo serves up organic and healthy versions of local and international favourites. Jeff’s Cellar is the resort’s award-winning wine bar that is housed within a limestone cave. The bar's impressive collection of rare and organic wines is guaranteed to please even the most discerning wine connoisseur.
The Banjaran Hotsprings, Ipoh
With 34 rooms in five configurations, this Ipoh hotel is perfect for those travelling on a limited budget. There are 12 categories of rooms to suit every traveller’s needs and all rooms come complete with a TV, hair dryer, toiletries and as a bonus - spectacular city views.
Located in the heart of Ipoh, this 2-star hotel is just 10 kilometres from the Yasmin at Kong Heng Museum, 2 kilometres from AEON Mall Kinta City, 5 kilometres from the D.R. Seenivasagam Park and 7 kilometres from the Lost World of Tambun water theme park.
There are a variety of restaurants within proximity of the hotel including the Makan Nyonya Cafe for sumptuous Peranakan cuisine and Hong Xing Dim Sum for a hearty dim sum brunch.
This arty boutique hotel is the place to go to make your instagram followers green with envy. With five types of rooms, each with its own unique theme, The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town is the perfect respite after a busy day of sightseeing or business meetings.
Natural elements like wood are used abundantly throughout the hotel in its floorings and furnishings.
The garden within this iconic Ipoh hotel is a great place to calm your mind or do a little morning exercise. There are also yoga classes available for those who want to stay active during their holiday.
When hunger pangs strike, head to the Happy Cafe for local delights, as well as Western, Japanese and Taiwanese cuisine.
The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town
If you’re looking for a resort hotel with lush greenery and a theme park to boot, then look no further than Sunway Lost World Hotel in Tambun. Your accommodation options at this child-friendly resort include two categories of rooms and five categories of suites. Rooms and suites are spacious and come with all the creature comforts that travellers look for including toiletries, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. If you’re feeling adventurous, there’s even the option of glamping in the theme park.
For all-day dining, head to the Garden Terrace and enjoy both local and international favourites. For total relaxation and rejuvenation, head to the Lost World Hot Springs and Spa, where there are 13 hot spring pools. You can enjoy the 100% mineral hot springs or head to the Crystal Spa to enjoy aromatherapy treatments as well as head and shoulder massages.
Whether you’re a kid or an adult, the nearby Lost World of Tambun theme park is guaranteed to keep you entertained for hours on end. There are numerous water rides and attractions including the Adventure River, Adventure Park and Tiger Valley a for a truly memorable holiday experience.
Sunway Lost World Hotel, Tambun
Luxury and elegance come together at Ipoh’s Weil Hotel. Located just 1 kilometre from the city centre, this 5-star hotel’s stylish modern decor is definitely pleasing to the eye. In the rooms, be pampered with luxuriously soft beds and fluffy pillows, as well as free WiFi and a flat-screen television to make your stay here an enjoyable one.
Be spoilt for choice with the four dining options available at this luxury Ipoh hotel. Head to Tiffin for all-day dining with some of the best local and international cuisine. Yuk Sou Hin serves tantalising Cantonese cuisine that the residents chefs have spent years perfecting. Must-try dishes include the dim sum and the signature smoked duck. When it’s time for tea, Chill at Tea Lounge is the place to be for their signature three-tier hi-tea set for 2 that runs daily from 2pm to 5pm. At the end of the day, head to The Deck for dinner and sundowners complemented by spectacular views of Ipoh and its majestic limestone hills.
To enhance your stay, the hotel provides a number of recreational facilities. The infinity pool at the rooftop is the perfect place to work on your tan or swim a lap or two. If you need to work out a sweat, then head on over to the gym that is equipped with all the latest machines. If you rather do something more relaxing, head to The Lawn at the rooftop and chill out with a book or engage in chit chat. Finally, if retail therapy is what you’re after, the Weil Hotel is linked to the Ipoh Parade Shopping Mall through the lobby linkway.
10. Weil Hotel