The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town
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What guests are saying:
Great environment,the breakfast (happy bun) is very nice!! As well as the great location and the staffs are friendly.
TONG from Malaysia
Couple
Love it. All experiences should be like this
Sabine from Malaysia
Group
What a unique and clean boutique hotel but the value of money is too high.
Kwan from Malaysia
Couple
We stay only one night as rest between travelling dates. Good sleep. The hotel is really nice and we love design of the hotel!
Liisa from Finland
Group
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. :)
Mabel from Malaysia
Solo traveler
The retreat is designed meticulously. The receptionists are so friendly to assist us as well. However, it's a little bit pricey la...
Thing from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Everything is good only the bed is too hard for us
Cindy from Malaysia
Couple
We enjoy it very much.. Good food great stay, the kids is amazed with the fish and tiger at the wall..
JM from Malaysia
Family with young children

The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

Excellent location
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7.8
/
10
Excellent service
8.3
Recommended by 87% of guests
Value for money7.2
Distance to city center0 km
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportSultan Azlan Shah Airport (IPH)
Distance to airport3.2 km
  • 610 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Ipoh

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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        From September 1st, 2017, as per Government of Malaysia requirements, hotel guests who are not Malaysian citizens or long-term/permanent residents of Malaysia will be levied a tourism tax of RM 10.00 per room per night stay. Please note these changes in tax structure will result in revised taxes being charged and will be payable additionally during check out.

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        Agoda Reviews (188)Booking.com Reviews (43)
        7.8
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        10
        Cleanliness8.1
        Facilities6.9
        Location8.9
        Room comfort and quality7.2
        Service8.3
        Value for money7.2
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        9.2
        Exceptional
        Lee from Singapore
        Couple
        Tent Style Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in December 2018
        Best Staff Friendliness”
        Booked this hotel as our anniversary occassion. Staff Murali helped to arranged nicely. Got stucked outside the hotel at night as the hotel dont have 24 hour reception but luckily manage to contact the hotel via fb and the staff came to open to door. Overall recommended.
        Reviewed December 27, 2018
        8.8
        Excellent
        Sin from Malaysia
        Couple
        Attic Cabin
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
        Right in the heart of Ipoh Old Town ”
        If you are interested in kopitiam hopping without the stress of driving & parking, this is the best place to stay. Most old-timers and famous kopitiams are less than 5mins walk away. The area has rustic charm, with much artistic essence. Thus, the hotel is decorated as such too. Creative & cosy. Concubine Lane & Han Chin Pet Soo museum is an alley away. Staff were helpful and cheerful.
        Reviewed August 02, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Siti from Malaysia
        Group
        Twinkle Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in July 2018
        Absolutely recommended ! The price are very affordable compared to the big name (se..ping) ”
        Bring nothing just your clothes and camera ! The amenities are all provided hence u can pack light. The ambience is perfect for a retreat, would recommend 100 to everyone. Also we booked the wrong date and manage to get a room on the date we want. Very high tolerance and great owner to provide good informations
        Reviewed July 20, 2018
        8.4
        Excellent
        Fiona from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Patio Cabin
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2018
        Beautiful place. Great location”
        Located in the heart of the city, I truly enjoyed my stay at Happy 8. Most of the popular eating/drinking places were within walking distance, even the train station. The place is quiet and peaceful. The bed is slightly hard, do take note of that. But I truly enjoyed my stay and will definitely consider staying here
        Reviewed June 07, 2018
        8.0
        Excellent
        Elvin from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Twinkle Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in May 2018
        Very good”
        It's ideally located at Jalan market or locally known as second concubine lane (三奶巷), which is one of the key tourist attraction in Ipoh old town. Location is walkable distance from Ipoh railway station (about 10min) As this is located in old town, it's very easy to find the famous eateries such as 芽菜雞, 怡保白咖啡,點心,咖哩面,等等, and it's easy to get around just by foot. You can easily explore the vicinity and expect to spot the famous mural wall painting . The hotel staff are hospitable and friendly that they volunteer to explain to u the nearby attractions and where to have their local street food using their hand drawn map. Im impressed by their 服務周到。I am also impressed by the amazing decor of the boutique hotel. Only drawback is that this hotel did not displayed anything to show name of hotel so it's quite hard to spot this hotel from the street, and also, room is small as I get the corner room with the roof ceiling slanting and even with the mosquito net, I still get bitten by mosquito .
        Reviewed May 30, 2018
        7.2
        Very good
        Nuril from Malaysia
        Couple
        Patio Cabin
        Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
        room sound proofing and customer complaint handling”
        happen to be that our next room neighbour just love to slam his door everytime and stay up late. due to a very poor sound proofing, we suffered from horrible door slammed noise and our neighbour's midnight conversation during our stays. when we complained, the receptionist just said sorry and no action was taken. other than that, we love the hotel interiors so much!
        Reviewed October 14, 2018
        7.6
        Very good
        Patrick from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Tent Style Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in September 2018
        Great location and design. But uncomfortable rooms.”
        Excellent location and inspiring designed. Unfortunately the mattress was very thin and in this room direct to a concrete floor. This was very uncomfortable - good to look at but not sleep in. They should replace. Also, it's possible to hear other guests chatting through the walls. Ok, but not at this price
        Reviewed September 24, 2018
        8.0
        Excellent
        Thian from Australia
        Couple
        Patio Cabin
        Stayed 3 nights in August 2018
        Pretty and best location”
        Happy 8 is a renovated shophouse and it's quiky and pretty. The renovation is nicely done with recycled timber. It is centrally located in market street in the old town close to all the food places and concubine lane. The room is a bit small but also nicely renovated. The slight issue is the walls r quite thin and u can hear people talking and water running next door. Also u can hear morning prayers at 6 from mosques around the area.
        Reviewed August 14, 2018
        8.0
        Excellent
        Raymond from Singapore
        Couple
        Patio Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in July 2018
        Good Location but small room”
        This is a converted hotel amongst street of old colonial houses. The rooms are not sound proof as we are able to hear conversation of neighbours! There is a nice small restaurant downstairs. But the interior deco is outstanding. Full marks for it!
        Reviewed August 13, 2018
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Hui from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Tent Style Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in November 2018
        Nice location, Clean and convenient”
        a lot good food nearby, walking distance. The hotel room very unique and all build by wood.
        Reviewed November 19, 2018
        8.4
        Excellent
        nur from Malaysia
        Couple
        Attic Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in August 2017
        Worst hotel mattress”
        The hotel mattress awfully uncomfortable. It's too thin, 2 inch sponge mattress that each time you lay down you can feel bedframe wood base. I had back pain the next morning. I would think twice if I want to recommend to my friend. This is sad, they have good interior decor, good location & good service but the mattress is sucks!
        Reviewed August 15, 2017
        8.8
        Excellent
        Tan from Malaysia
        Family with teens
        Family Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in December 2016
        Satisfactory stay with lots of surprises around the hotel.”
        When first walked into the hotel, we were impressed by the welcoming-aesthetic feel of the artistic and cultural design of the building. Surprisingly, every little corner of the hotel/cafe has not failed to convert its "old town" elements into a much elevated modern style. Overall, the place is a great therapeutic getaway as it gives you a comfortable environment to stay in. I particularly fond of the wood-hangers on the wall to save space of a wardrobe. Hope the water heater could work a little better. The room is considerably small but my family and I had enjoyed squeezing into this minimal space of comfort and fun. Breakfast includes the sandwiches and coffee/tea . Location is good as You can find lots of local food with walking distance. If you are photographer you shouldn't hv missed out this venue. We really had a wonderful & memorable stay here.
        Reviewed December 13, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        SIEW from Malaysia
        Group
        Patio Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in September 2016
        Lovely and unique hotel”
        We had a lovely stay. Very convenient, within walking distance to concubine's lane and Ho Yan Hor Museum, as well as to a number of street arts. Room is a bit smaller than what we had expected but very unique and interesting decorations.
        Reviewed September 05, 2016
        8.3
        Excellent
        YinWai from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Family Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in October 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.
        Reviewed November 03, 2015
        8.0
        Excellent
        Ewe from Malaysia
        Couple
        Attic Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in July 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).
        Reviewed July 22, 2015
        8.3
        Excellent
        shu from Malaysia
        Couple
        Attic Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in May 2014
        fantastic stay”
        centre location, nice layout, beautiful decor
        Enjoyed my stay in Happy 8 thoroughly. It was in a good location and walkable to quite a few food establishments nearby. The room was a little small but well layout. A minor point to note is that due to the attic/rooftop design, there is quite a lot of moths in the toilet.
        Reviewed May 05, 2014
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Huei from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Attic Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in February 2014
        Amazed by the beautiful design. Feeling at home.”
        Comfortable setting. Beautiful artistic design by mainly wood and custome made furniture. Check out the cafe, it was a real surprise. I love the design and enjoy the food.
        Happy 8 give out a different experience from staying in odinary hotel. Every room have different design even the bathroom design is so thoughtful. There are 3 happy 8 one in taiping and two in Ipoh. I enjoy the experience staying in happy 8. The only down side is the parking. You have to park at public parking area so make sure you put parking voucher.
        Reviewed March 03, 2014
        8.4
        Excellent
        Yasuda from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Patio Cabin
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2018
        Excellent location and lovely building ”
        Right at the centre of tourist atractions of Ipoh's Old Town, the hotel is very suitable for travellers not driving. (Taxi from the airport to the hotel cost me RM30, while return journey was only RM15.) The old building is intensely decorated with wild motifs, giving a resort-like feeling despite the real location.
        Reviewed June 20, 2018
        4.4
        soh from Malaysia
        Business traveler
        Attic Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in May 2018
        Room facilities and training required for staff”
        Overall design concept is creative. The bad experience was the same room type was far a part. Whole level did not have customer, the staff allowed me to downgrade(payment made for higher range) my room in order to stay next to my colleague instead of allow my colleague to move to the room next to me as there is a rate different. Ended up the Astro channel not able to fully function. Only 1 TV channel and the radio station. i spent the half night dealt with the staff to change the card, i gave up. After settled down, i realized the mosquito net was very dirty with mark. Shower area the light is broken and did not have a curve to stop water slip overall the bathroom. Floor map for bathroom shall not hang next to the bath towel! It's nice to visit the coffee shop at the back if you like to enjoy coffee. By the way, the staff handled the check out was good. She make up the bad experience by giving away compliment. I turned down the free stay she offered.
        Reviewed June 20, 2018
        6.4
        Good
        Siew from Malaysia
        Group
        Family Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in June 2018
        Improvement”
        No hot water in the morning and and water pressure was small. Can hear the next room chit chatting after midnight. Dinning discount and when asked about the receptionist does not know anything about it.
        Reviewed June 11, 2018
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