The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

46, Market Street, Kampung Jawa, Ipoh, Malaysia, 30000
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    The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town Reviews

    7,9
    Very good
    /10
    (216 reviews)See what guests said
    8,3
    Excellent service
    Recommended by 86% of guests

    Things you’ll love about The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

    • 610 meters to public transportation

    • Located in heart of Ipoh

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Air conditioning

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    8,9
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
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    Popular
  • Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo90 m
  • Meiko Kaiso Shop100 m
  • Ho Yan Hor Museum100 m
  • Concubine Lane130 m
  • Funtasy House Trick Art150 m
  • Ipoh Old Town190 m
  • Ipoh Town Hall190 m
  • Ipoh Mural Art Trail230 m
  • Miners' Arms240 m
  • Birch Memorial Clock Tower290 m
  • Value for money7,3
    Distance to city center0 km
    Location rating8,9
    Nearest airportSultan Azlan Shah Airport (IPH)
    Distance to airport3,5 km

    Rooms available at The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

    Patio Cabin
    Patio Cabin
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    • City view
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 queen bed
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    Attic Cabin
    Attic Cabin
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Family Cabin
    Family Cabin
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    • City view
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 king beds
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    Tent Style Cabin
    Tent Style Cabin
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    • Non-smoking
    • Shower
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard Double Room
    Standard Double Room
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    • Shower
    • 1 king bed
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    Twinkle Cabin
    Twinkle Cabin
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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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    • Shower
    • 2 single beds
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    Basic Double
    Basic Double
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      Basic Single
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        Basic Bungalow
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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.

          Reviews of The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town from real guests

          Agoda Reviews (216)Booking.com Reviews (41)
          7,9
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          10
          Cleanliness8,2
          Facilities7,0
          Location8,9
          Room comfort and quality7,2
          Service8,3
          Value for money7,3
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          12345
          9,2
          Exceptional
          Andri from Indonesia
          Family with teens
          Patio Cabin
          Stayed 1 night in February 2019

          Beautiful designs, not for old people”

          We thoroughly enjoy the cute designs in every room and everything in our room is functional. The strong aircons are extremely appreciated to quench the heat of the day. The location is as strategic as it can be to explore the old and new-old town by foot. Do note that at peak season, you'll have to wait for a while to get in or get out by Grab unless you strategically stationed yourself for easy pickup or dropoff. Some rooms for improvement: 1. These mattresses should really be replaced with something more comfy. My granny complained of skeletal pain after a night there. 2. The stairs were narrow and thus unsuitable for old people. 3. The bathroom floors are too "industrial" for our liking. Too rough, and left sandy "afterwalk" that made us rewash our feet everytime we stepped in.

          Reviewed February 11, 2019
          7,6
          Very good
          Zi from Singapore
          Couple
          Attic Cabin
          Stayed 1 night in February 2019

          Location is perfect ”

          Although location is perfect, if you are driving then parking is a big problem. The room is nice and clean, has the bali feel to it, very resort style. Do note that if you do not hold a Malaysia ID, you will be charged 10 RM tourist fee. Overall quite a nice experience at this property. Thank you!

          Reviewed March 06, 2019
          8,4
          Excellent
          Duncan from Malaysia
          Couple
          Tent Style Cabin
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

          A Great Getaway Place!”

          Nearest from the Ipoh Train Station, the Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town is located nearby to all food needs. Strategic location to visit the Miniature Museum and Yasmin At Kong Heng (only open on Saturdays and Sundays), there are no problems when it comes to food on day time at all. While I did chose the Tent Style Cabin, inside is beautiful. The bed on the other hand is a hard mattress. Had a difficult time of sleeping. My girlfriend enjoy staying here as its quite cozy. The staff here is friendly too. They do have a cafe at the back of the retreat to drink and eat. The place decoration is nice and beautiful. I would say this is a place worthy staying for a few nights of sleep if you are on a go for food and relaxation.

          Reviewed January 21, 2019
          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
          6,4
          Good
          christopher from Australia
          Couple
          Patio Cabin
          Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

          Excellent picture not so good in real life.”

          Top dollar paid for open bottle tap water, coffee or something else not including, small fridge a must in hot climate missing......so you get a/c , and lots of mosquitoes in night time.....not so good for boutique accomodation.

          Reviewed February 20, 2019
          4,8
          Ronald from Australia
          Couple
          Patio Cabin
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

          Worst BEDS EVER!!!!!!! Don't stay if you value your bones!!!”

          Great design boutique Hotel in great OLD TOWN location but hard to find. Great: Design and coolness BAD: The quirkiness of some features that looks great but NOT practical in real life VERY VERY BAD: The BED is a timber base with a one inch foam covering. After 3 nights of virtually NO Sleep, my wife was still hurting after 1 week. DO NOT stay here if you want to sleep!!!!

          Reviewed February 03, 2019
          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
          8,4
          Excellent
          Wai from Malaysia
          Couple
          Patio Cabin
          Stayed 1 night in February 2019

          Great Location”

          Overall are good stay for short period, do not expect high quality like hotel because it is transformed from a shop and its mostly built by wood and its not sound proof.

          Reviewed February 25, 2019
          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
          8,4
          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
          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
          8,8
          Excellent
          Nabila from Malaysia
          Couple
          Tent Style Cabin
          Stayed 1 night in February 2019

          It is a great boutique hotel with only walking distance to the attraction area.”

          It is a beautiful cozy boutique hotel which located just a walking distance to the attraction area such Muzium Yasmin Ahmad, Plan B by Big, Concubine Lane and best cafes.

          Reviewed February 08, 2019
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          • Excellent location
          • Ipoh World at Han Chin Pet Soo
          • Ipoh Railway Station is within 0.61 km