The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town
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The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

Excellent location
Stay in the heart of Ipoh
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7.7
Recommended by 81% of guests
Value for money6.8
Distance to city center0 km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportSultan Azlan Shah Airport (IPH)
Distance to airport3.2 km
Has restaurantYes
  • 610 meters to public transportation

  • Heart of the city

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms

  • Air conditioning

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Patio Cabin
Patio Cabin
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  • City view
  • 2104 m²/22647 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Attic Cabin
Attic Cabin
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  • 1575 m²/16953 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Family Cabin
Family Cabin
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  • 1534 m²/16512 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 queen beds
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Superior Tent
Superior Tent
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room
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  • 926 m²/9967 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed or 1 king bed
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Single Cabin Room
Single Cabin Room
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Twin Room with Bathroom
Twin Room with Bathroom
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  • 1977 m²/21280 ft²
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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Basic Double
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    Basic Single
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      Basic Bungalow
      Basic Bungalow
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        7.7
        Very good
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        Cleanliness8.1
        Facilities6.7
        Location8.7
        Room comfort and quality7.2
        Service8.1
        Value for money6.8
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        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
        8.4
        Excellent
        Wong from Malaysia
        Couple
        Attic Cabin
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2018
        Very nice guest house in Ipoh ”
        The ambiance is awesome and cozy, very high recommendation
        Reviewed June 13, 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
        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
        Single Cabin Room
        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
        7.6
        Very good
        Siddiq from Malaysia
        Couple
        Attic Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in April 2018
        Very good”
        The pros is that the ambience is very nice and the room decor is beautiful. location wise it's very central as well. However, our bed was hard as the mattress feels thin. Also, the walls are super thin to the point that you can hear guest from other rooms that's not next to you. In addition, we heard rats running around in the ceiling.
        Reviewed April 30, 2018
        8.4
        Excellent
        Mardiana from Singapore
        Family with young children
        Family Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in March 2018
        Excellent”
        The Family cabin was a great space for families with young children. The staff was very friendly and helpful even gave suggestions on where to go. The area of the hotel was nice, lots of food but none were halal. If you are looking for accommodation with halal eateries nearby better stay in another area.
        Reviewed March 19, 2018
        6.0
        Alban from France
        Couple
        Patio Cabin
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2017
        Great setting but walls thin as paper”
        If you love everything that shouts "green and rustic" This dainty hotel is for you. They have interested artworks made of natural materials - stones, wood and loads of plants. For rooms - the walls are so thin, we were woken up by others when they returned pass midnight - to the extend that we knew that they were dragging the chair, walking from left side of the room to the right, having a conversation etc. And because the room is so small - big enough for a queen size bed a small side table - there is no way to run. Mosquitoes kept us awake too - we had to put at least 5-6 patches. My gf had more than 5 bites on her face. Bathroom looks good but as there is no ventilation (nor tissue box), expect the staleness of air to company you through your stay. Drinking water - kudos to the glass bottles - but the refill container outside at the container... I am not sure if the many ants on top was supposed to be added protein to our drinking water.
        Reviewed November 27, 2017
        7.2
        Very good
        Min from Malaysia
        Couple
        Patio Cabin
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2016
        Good for a Quick Getaway in Ipoh”
        The hotel is right smack in the middle of all the old town Ipoh action. Good location, lovely design and convenient.
        Reviewed September 13, 2017
        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
        Wei from Malaysia
        Group
        Family Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in December 2016
        Good location”
        Just a few steps away from famous Caramel Pudding, Concubine Lane and other tourist spots.
        Reviewed May 25, 2017
        7.6
        Very good
        Yan from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Patio Cabin
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2017
        Great Location in Old Town, Bad Contact Details and Cleanliness ”
        It's right around the corner from great eats like Sun Yun Loong, Kong Heng and Thean Chun, but on the first night trying to get hold of the right contact person was a nightmare. Then after I checked in, I discovered my new roomate, a cockroach in the bathroom. For the price I was paying, it just isn't worth the charm of the place and the design. I would be better off staying in one of those modern hotels instead.
        Reviewed April 24, 2017
        7.2
        Very good
        Connie from Singapore
        Group
        Patio Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in April 2017
        Nice feel!”
        Charming place, right in the heart of Old Town, friendly staff, hearty breakfast! Pricey though.
        Reviewed April 15, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Kwan from Malaysia
        Couple
        Patio Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in December 2016
        Unique and clean ”
        What a unique and clean boutique hotel but the value of money is too high.
        Reviewed January 21, 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
        6.8
        Good
        Desmond from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Attic Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in November 2016
        Good location and friendly stuffs.”
        Unique decor but room very hot with basic facilities. The good thing the location of the hotel easy to access and move around in old as well as new town.
        Reviewed November 08, 2016
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Thing from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Attic Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in October 2016
        Meticulously designed retreat”
        The retreat is designed meticulously. The receptionists are so friendly to assist us as well. However, it's a little bit pricey la...
        Reviewed November 03, 2016
        6.8
        Good
        Lee from Singapore
        Family with teens
        Family Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in March 2016
        Very rustic but room too small”
        It is a very nice and rustic place. But a few things, the room is way small even though it says for 4 persons. It is a double decker of queen size bed, imagine that. The room has a weird smell which is not very nice. Otherwise, it is a nice place.
        Reviewed October 16, 2016
        6.4
        Good
        Jonathan from Malaysia
        Couple
        Patio Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in September 2016
        Good and Bad”
        The hotel is beautifully decorated and every room is unique. However, the walls are paper thin and you can hear everything going on in the rooms next door. Also, the beds are very hard.
        Reviewed September 18, 2016
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