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“Cheap, very basic.”
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Ipoh City Hotel
Ranked #45 of 74 Ipoh B&B and Inns
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cheap, very basic.”
Reviewed 29 November 2011

My husband and I arrived in Ipoh with no accommodation booked, so booked into the Ipoh City Hotel without doing any research into what was there. The staff were polite and we were allowed to view a room before agreeing to stay. To be fair, this place does exactly what it says on the tin. The bedding was clean enough and the room was a decent size, however the furniture was very outdated and shabby, and there were lots of scuff marks on the walls. It was quite dark and dingy. Tea and coffee facilities were provided, although this was in the form of a thermos flask which we didn't fancy using. There's not much to say about this place really - decent value for money but we didn't feel relaxed there and wouldn't go back. As for Ipoh itself, again, we would not return. It seemed run down with nothing to do! Disappointing.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2011

I paid rm 94. Room is quite large, bathroom is simple, with shower curtains. Aircon temperature cannot be adjusted. In the morning, nearby eateries don't open early except for one roti canai shop at the corner. At night, there are many shops andstalls in Old Town, which are within walking distance. There is a The Store within 100 m.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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3 Thank manitree
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2011

Stay in a family room with two queen size bed at RM159 nett room only as there is no restaurant in this hotel. The staff at reception are pleasant as well as the housekeeping staff. The room is clean, tidy and spacious. Bathroom have no bathtub, only shower. Quite difficult to bath my toddler as there is no hand held shower. Should have provide a pail and a water scoop. No hot water in the morning. Basic toileteries like soap, hair shampoo and shower cap. Coffee and tea are complimentary and have no kettle jug, only thermos flask. TV programs available from astro are Discovery Channel and ESPN in addition to terrestrial tv programs. Should improve on this. No pool and gym. It is just for you to shower and sleep. Do not expect a lot from this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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2 Thank freesiahl
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langkawi
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2011

the place is well kept, clean and bright and the location is few steps to all eatery.
a good stay and good choice

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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5 Thank jimmy535
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2010

Pros> 1) The hotel staff were pretty friendly and efficient
2) The hotel was clean and had all basic facilities
3)Although there is no restaurant in the hotel itself, The cafe beside the hotel served good food.
Cons> 1) The ac in the room could not be adjusted, it was pretty cold
2) They do not provide toothpaste and toothbrushes
3)The hotel location is quite deserted. Few people around the area.
Overall, its still a good hotel. I rate it 7.5/10

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled with family
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4 Thank DomoLurve
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2010

> The room is spacious with two single beds
> Room price is not very cheap, around MYR 130, maybe due to holiday
> Location is nice and not noisy; and there is flea market on Sunday
> Parking space a lot, quite safe
> Room is tidy, washroom is clean
> easy access to fast food restaurant. Many other choices beside fast food within walking distance (10-15mins walking)

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank fwshiou
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Chengdu, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2,239 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2009

Firstly, despite the way Tripadvisor has listed it, Ipoh City Hotel is, in fact, a hotel and not a B&B. It is large multi-story hotel located in the centre of downtown Ipoh. There is nothing even vaguely guesthouse about it.

Our room was nicely furnished, had hot water and a mini-bar. It was perhaps not as modern as the hotel lobby suggests the rooms will be, but it was certainly comfortable enough.

The hotel restaurant, Houston Cafe, offers good Chinese food at reasonable prices and was very convenient on the night of our rainy visit.

As with most budget and mid-range hotels in Malaysia, service was capable but not what you would call friendly.

All in all, at less than RM100.00 a night for a double room, The Ipoh City Hotel is a good mid-range choice.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Raymond W
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Property: Ipoh City Hotel
Address: Hotel Ipoh City 18 Jalan Dass, Ipoh 30300, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Perak > Kinta District > Ipoh
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Ranked #45 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Ipoh
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Number of rooms: 98
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