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    Nearest transport:
  • Ipoh Railway Station (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
  • restaurants
    Distance to airport:
  • Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (3.2 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Boutique hotel", "Friendly staff", "Good location"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Ipoh Old Town (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Ipoh Town Hall (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Miners' Arms (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Birch Memorial Clock Tower (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

46, Market Street, Ipoh City, Ipoh, Malaysia 30000 (Show on map)

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Features of The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

Hotel Facilities

  • bar
  • coffee shop
  • family room
  • restaurant
  • room service


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Malay

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Hotel Description
The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the city’s heritage and culture. The hotel...see more The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town is the perfect place to immerse yourself in the city’s heritage and culture. The hotel is located close to the city center and surrounded by mouthwatering and savory food delicacies. Guests can enjoy easy access to Ipoh Town Hall and Birch Memorial Clock Tower which are within walking distance of the hotel. With its location, The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town is one of the most convenient hotels for guests to tour around the heritage buildings. Guests can choose from 18 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of blending nature with art and furnished with a wooden floor and wood furniture. The hotel also provides great facilities for guests’ greatest comfort such as internet access, complementary bottled water , an LCD TV, ironing facilities, and non- smoking rooms . The amenities included in each room ensure that your stay at The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town will be a comfortable one.
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YinWai L. Families with young children
Malaysia, November 03, 2015
Happy 8 Escape

Design, location and friendly staff
The location is fantastic, situated in the middle of old Ipoh town. Plenty of car park during weekends. Have restaurants nearby from low price to premium range to choose from. The hotel has exceeded my expectation and overwhelmingly nice interior design and decorations. It is definitely an eye opener for me. Unfortunately, the water heater is not hot in the morning, and the mattress is too hard for old man like me.
Mabel H. Solo travelers
Malaysia, November 04, 2015
Great boutique hotel - loved the art!

Artistic, Ingenious, Comfy
Sadly, it was only for one night but we loved everything about the place - from the wall art, and the thoughtful pieces and how it felt like a place to explore. :)
Woon N. Couples
Malaysia, August 10, 2015
Cozy hotel in the town

Location, environment, design
Basically acceptable
Geoffrey S. Business travelers
United Kingdom, August 21, 2015
Tranquility in Town

Location, clean rooms, pleasant staff
Fantastically designed boutique hotel
Kelvin C. Families with older children
Malaysia, July 24, 2015
Nice Hotel !

Nice interior decoration, Ideal location and reasonable price
Excellent but a bit noisy from the neighborhood.
Ewe O. Couples
Malaysia, July 22, 2015
Nice Boutique Hotel In the Town Center

Location, Comfort, Design
Well As a starter, This is not your Average Hotel. They Do not have a dedicated Staff for Check in/Out. So it will be Hard for Guest who wanted to check in after 10pm & those who wanted to check out before 10am. This hotel is renovated from an Old Building & they do not Provide Free Parking for Guest. The design Of the room however is very Nice with Colourful art design. you will have a chance to stay in an Room where you still can feel Old Room & the Comfort of an modern Hotel. Each Room have its Own Balcony, However there is no view as the only view is the Opposite Building (Which is quite Near). Would suggest this Hotel to those who wanted a special Hotel with something Authentic. Its also a nice place for Photo Shooting (including Wedding Photography session).
sophie L. Families with young children
France, July 27, 2015
A unique boutique hotel

This is hotel can indeed call itself a boutique hotel for its amazingly stylish and unique decoration: everything has been done beautifully and originally, which gives this hotel its uniquel appeal.
We enjoyed our stay there and felt well looked after, whenever we needed something. Dinner at the restaurant was fine with a fairly efficient but slightly inconsistent service ( very much up to the person serving you). Perfect location;central and, thus, very close to most interesting sites, the old, tiny alleys, the Art Heritage trail, the State Mosque, the train station, and more. The one criticism is the late breakfast serving time: not before 9 am and still the staff were not quite ready to serve, as chairs were still on top of some tables. Like most hotels, this one could have it at least from 8.30 am onwards.
mern L. Business travelers
Malaysia, July 20, 2015

friendly desk service, quick room service, nice environment
awesome experience with the stay! nice theme for the room and cosy place to stay. i will definitely try out other branch in my next trip.
Willemijn D. Families with young children
Netherlands, July 03, 2015
Unique place in ipoh

Location was great, THE hotel uniquely decorated and staff extremely friendly.
ZHONG W. Business travelers
China, June 14, 2015
Good simple breakfast & location & design

Good simple breakfast & location & design
Good simple breakfast & location & design

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