Very good 7.7
Based on 68 reviews

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About The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town


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

Food & beverage

  • room service
  • restaurant(s)
  • coffee shop
  • bar


  • pets allowed

On-site facilities

  • family room
  • smoking area

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Malay
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Hotel transfer is provided with additional charges. Guest is required to contact hotel for arrangement.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-11 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 0 km
Distance to Airport: 3 km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 13
Reception Open Until: 11:00 PM
Time to Airport (Minutes): 15
Year Hotel Built: 2013
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2013
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.3
  • Facilities 6.7
  • Location 8.6
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.2
  • Service 8.2
  • Value for Money 6.7
  • Food/Dining 7.2

Yun L.
July 25, 2016
Very Artsy homestay situated in the heart of Ipoh Town
This is a very cute and artsy homestay/boutique hotel located in the heart of Ipoh town. This hotel is very clean, well-maintained and unique. It's also very convenient to get to most interesting places in Ipoh. There were a lot of arts performances and showcases just right at the back of the street (it was on a Sunday). Absolutely one-of-a-kind and I would definitely recommend this homestay to anyone visiting to Ipoh.

May 09, 2016
Quaint Little Place in Ipoh town
The location is pretty strategic, in the center of the town. Loving the vibe of the whole place, very charming. I booked a family cabin, the room was a little small for 3 people but it was clean and equipped with basic amenities. The only complaint is the bed was very hard! It was a decent stay for a short trip.

Yzara K.
March 31, 2016
In the heart of the old town
Location, room and parking
Perfect location in the heart of the old town. There's a good Chinese restaurant nearby. Plenty of parking in front of the hotel. Bed is a bit hard though and walls are thin.

Dennis T.
March 05, 2016
Hotel charges for location and creativity Only
Just location and style. (read more below)
Location: - Very well positioned with food and attractions at walking distance - Parking easy to be found Style: - Very different with good mix of tradition and creativity - The lobby was really nice, cozy and stylish - The side alley was comfortable to have a break at Security: - Slightly intimidated at night when the police was doing their rounds. - The only hotel in the area with doors wide open - One of the few shops still open at night in the area (could close up and use the side swipe card door earlier) - More people to man the lobby if need be Customer service: - Polite and friendly attendants. bilingual, which is great - Would advice them to skip the welcome drink - not all customers are incline towards their exotic mix (I am a Malaysian) Room: - Bed was rock hard. very uncomfortable - Room was dim towards dark. packing was a nightmare. - Mosquitoes issue was terrible. windows are not tightly sealed. no bed mosquito nets available. solution recommended was to use coils. where i am not comfortable leaving something burning when I am aslp - Aircond was barely working - Needless to say, I did not have much rest. Dont mention quality

Christine T.
February 17, 2016
A Very Unique Stay
Likes - Unique hotel design. Dislikes - Small room.

Ang L.
January 08, 2016
Good location, nice local food shop around.
Nice design, good location for local food and have a nice bistro bar restaurant near by.
Good experience.

Pakpoom K.
January 03, 2016
Nice stay
The hotel is cozy and beautiful. Breakfast is great. Location is superb.
The hotel is located at the middle od the old town within a walking distance to all the restaurants and local attractions. Breakfast is delicious but have only 4-5 choices. The hotel is beautifully decorated but the room is quite small. The area is quiet in the morning but quite noisy during the early evening upto midnight. The staffs are helpful. The room is clean and the shower os good with high water power. Overall, the hotel is great but a bit too expensive for its room size.

pau L.
December 26, 2015
Should improve room sound isolation
Good good good

Seng C.
December 13, 2015
Not worth the price
Super negative: - I accidentally left a top in the room and they threw it away, with the excuse they already kept it for a day without even trying to contact me to inform me when they have all my particulars. It was just 25 hours after i checked out that I realised it was missing and I called. Totally pissed with that. Negatives: - The bed is so hard. Was expecting more for the price i paid. - Bed linen doesn't have the fresh/clean wash smell. Infact had some odor to it. - No bedroom slippers provided for the cold cement floor in the bathroom. The only good thing is the location.

Mabel H.
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. :)


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