"Good location and nice staff, restraurants nearby, easy to get around Ipoh."
Location rating score
Located in heart of Ipoh
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.6|
|Distance to city center||0. Km|
|Nearest airport||Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (IPH)|
|Distance to airport||3.5 km|
Check-in is from 03:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.
For those who wish to drive their own cars, French Hotel has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Ipoh with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.
French Hotel does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"Will certainly stay again in my next visit to Ipoh"
February 28, 2020
"Rooms are clean, and spacious for a budget hotel."
February 28, 2020
"A well maintained hotel with well trained staff."
March 14, 2020
Ideal for fun and relaxation, French Hotel is located in the Kampung Jawa area of Ipoh. Situated only 0. Km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Khizanat, The Store @ Kampung Jawa, Guan Yin Temple.
At French Hotel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, daily housekeeping, 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park.
Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your purpose of visit, French Hotel is an excellent choice for your stay in Ipoh.
"Very clean room, with all the essential amenities."
March 10, 2020
Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-12 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Extra beds may be requested directly from the property; additional charges may apply
Extra beds, if available, are dependent on the room you choose. Please ask the property for more details.
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Great Location, Comfortable Bed, Cosy Deli, WiFi ”
It was my first time staying in Ipoh French Hotel, with a friend for sightseeing and a stop over for Cameron Highlands. Overall, I love this beautiful boutique hotel. + Location: Excellent & centrally located in Ipoh old town. Walking distance to The Store Supermarket, 7-Eleven convenient store, wet market, night market, Malay food courts (for Satays and other Malay cuisine), Lou Wong Chicken Rice, Funny Mountain Tau Fu Fa, fast food restaurants (Pizza Hut, KFC), Nam Heong Ipoh white coffee, Fu San Dim Sum & many good local food. Very quiet at night. + Hotel: Modern and tastefully decorated. Looks newly renovated. Cosy seating area in lobby. Attentive, friendly and helpful staff. But check-in may take some time (maybe it's the pace of Ipoh lifestyle). Refundable deposit of RM100 is required. Safely guarded carpark is available (please get parking ticket from hotel staff during check-in). Free local food map is provided. + Jose & Deli (in-House Restaurant/ Deli) is very beautiful and decorated like an overseas deli and bar, which serves delicious coffee, tea and breakfast. + Room: Large cosy room with windows of Ipoh old town. Comfortable & clean beds, pillows & duvet. In-room amenities: refrigerator, hair dryer, two bottled waters & some teas/ coffees sachets, kettle to make coffee/ tea, LED/ LCD TV with limited channel. Fast WiFi service. Good lighting system in room. + Bathroom: Large and modern setup with rain-shower facility. Strong water pressure for a refreshing shower. Sanitary care: bath gel, shampoo, soaps & shower cap. Good-sized clean towels to use. Floor & hand towels are available. However, glass partition of bathroom to bedroom may disturb a good night sleep if partner goes toilet at night. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone who visit Ipoh. You would not be disappointed.
A very pleasant stay at a centrally located hotel”
Growing up in Ipoh, my impression of mid-priced hotels in Ipoh was not a favourable one. This Lunar New Year, I chose to have a one-night's stay at French Hotel in Ipoh New Town after seeing pictures in Agoda. True to what I saw in pictures, the rooms were modernly furnished and quite clean. The king-sized bed was comfortable for my wife and I. The bathroom was above my expectations and there was even rain shower. I called the reception desk regarding the hot water being lukewarm and help was rendered quite fast and effective. The staff were generally very efficient in serving guests. It is located not too far off the famous dim sum, taufu fah, white coffee places. I will definitely recommend tourists to Ipoh to stay at French Hotel Ipoh.
Lovely hotel with excellent service”
In these years, we have visited Malaysia several times and stayed at many different hotels. French Hotel is the best ever. My family booked two deluxe twin rooms. The rooms are spacious and clean. The wooden floor and lighting are modern and refreshing. Water pressure from the rain shower is terrific. Even the pillows and linen on the queen bed enables us to have a very nice sleep after a whole day's outing. The location is good. There is a bus stop right outside. It worths going for a ride by hopping on a bus there. Among all, the most impressive is the service from the reception. We arrived at the hotel early in the morning. The staff kept the luggage for us and later allowed us early check-in. When we first approached the reception, a young and cheerful lady called Wen speaking fluent Chinese, checked-in for us. Then, she gave us an informative map and introduced in details about where to have food and where for sight-seeing. Remember to empty your stomach before going to Wen as she will tell you about a very big local food court which opens after 4p.m. everyday. The food is really cheap and delicious. Don't miss it or you will regret! All in all, I felt like staying at a 5-star hotel at 3-star cost. For sure, I will stay at French Hotel if I visit Ipoh again. I will give it full mark if the room can keep a mini fridge.
Great hotel in fantastic location”
Although we only stayed for a night, we lived the clean, quiet room with king sized bed. Very close to historic Kampung Jawa & the delights of Han Chin Pet Soo, the Hakka Miners Club & Ho Yan Hor, the Teahouse Museum. We strolled down Concubine Lane & enjoyed excellent local Chinese food in town that night. Next morning there was a huge, fantastic flea market with hundreds of stalls right outside the French Hotel! What a find! We’ll be back for another weekend:)
A Really Pleasant Stay”
The check-in procedure was smoothly done by the friendly staffs. Upon entering our room, I was totally amazed by its interior design. I personally think that our cozy Superior King without view (no breakfast) was perfectly awesome for two. Charged at a really affordable price, we had a very pleasant stay with French Hotel. The hotel itself does not have a parking lot for their guests, but an open-air car park is located less than 5 minutes away from the hotel, and it's free of charge. A wide range of shops is located within the vicinity of the hotel, including 7 Eleven, Watsons, a clinic, a book store, a licensed money changer, as well as some of the fast food restaurants such as McDonald's, KFC, and Pizza Hut. Take a 15-minutes walk down the road, you would be led to some of the most famous delicacies in town, for instance, Ipoh's Bean Sprouts Chicken Rice, and Funny Mountain Soya Bean and Tau Fu Fah. In case you travel with public transportation, taxis are often available right in front of the hotel. It was overall satisfying and I would say it is one of the best accommodations in Ipoh for any types of travelers. Highly recommended indeed!
Small boutique hotel with a cosy ambiance”
The exterior of the hotel was very attractive and exuded a cosy ambiance, in contrary to the streets of Ipoh. We arrived at 6+ AM but it was a pity the staff couldn't allow early check-in for us as the rooms were fully booked. Therefore, they recommended us to visit the dim sum street for breakfast, which was a stone's throw away. Upon entering of the hotel room, the design was aesthetically pleasing and a major plus point would be the carpet-less floor. Being a newly-furnished hotel, the furniture was really well-maintained and the walls especially, were stain-free and mould-free. Bed-wise, they were solid enough and the sheets were comfortable, as compared to the flimsy types used by some small hotels. Probably because the hotel only housed 48 rooms, we received exceptional services from the hotel staff. There was a Malay staff who would often be stationed outside the hotel, he never failed to make casual friendly talks with us whenever we parked outside. He even helped to look after our car. I'm glad we even extended 1 more night. We would definitely pick French Hotel for our next stay. Besides, RM128 for such services and satisfaction is too god to be true. We were sold!
Hidden Gem in Ipoh”
i used to visit ipoh very frequently and have tried practically (and very unsatisfied with) all the top hotels there. as i have not visited ipoh for some time, i went online to check out what are the new hotels for my recent trip there. the very good review from all past guests prompted me to choose french hotel though i was skeptical as it was rated just 3 stars. but i was really pleasantly surprised as it turned out to be well decorated, very comfortable and very clean and well maintained. also, it is a non smoking hotel throughout the building! something very very rare in malaysia! i strongly recommend it to all travelers who intend to visit ipoh!
Central location ”
This is our first time that I stay with my wife in Ipoh city. First at all, location for French hotel is perfect. Just walking distance to local ipoh food. Breakfast for hotel not bad, but we prefer to their local restaurant breakfast. Hotel room come with very comfortable bed, and if course clean room. If I have to point out bad of this hotel, just we need to pay RM 2 for overnite in their parking. But it's ok, RM 2 is pay for that car park security guard personally. I will come back to ipoh town for food of course French hotel always is my first choice.
BEST hotel stay EVER - I want to go back!”
I have QUITE fallen in love with the beautiful bathroom and shower facilities - the shower area was spacious and had a LOVELY Rain Shower Head that was SOOTHING to a tired traveler. The toiletries offered smelt extremely good and I LOVE the little bottles with their screw-on caps. So retro and charming. The room was spacious, and was as good as a 5-star hotel, but reasonably priced. We only stayed a night, but should I come this way again, I will plan to stay TWO nights, to enjoy the facilities of the room, as well as to explore ON FOOT, the charms of Ipoh. Be forewarned though, parking in Ipoh can be expensive if you don't park at the designated spots with the parking coupons / paid parking. And around the popular eateries, parking becomes almost impossible. French Hotel is near enough to walk to these places while leaving your car safely parked at the hotel premises. The hotel provides a map of the restaurants, all within walking distance, if you ask for it.
5Stars Hotel with 3Stars price !!!”
Stayed at the French Hotel from 8th - 11th October. The hotel is quite new, room that I booked ( Deluxe Twin) is adequate in size with 2 small windows. Not much of a view as I was on the third floor. Room has a safe, 2 bottles of mineral water, coffee and tea making facilities. Room do not have a fridge which is the one shortfall of this hotel. Location - wow, near to all famous Ipoh eateries, hotel do have a map which shows the location of these famous eateries. Although hotel do not have a restaurant there are a 24Hrs Mcdonald and KFC near the hotel. For breakfast I recommend that you walk to a coffeeshop directly in front of the hotel via the lane beside the money changer, located directly opposite the hotel. You can sample local delicacies which include pork noodles, wonton mee, yong tau foo, Kai See Horfun ( shredded chicken with rice noodles)at a very reasonale price.
New gem for accommodation in Ipoh!”
French Hotel is indeed the New gem for accommodation in Ipoh! This is my 3rd stay at this hotel and I am very satisfied by the level of comfort (well appointed bed, clean room, rain shower, elevator, toiletries, design of the room), price, location (good food, shopping, and to visit my relatives), wifi, and most important for drivers, parking nearby. 5 Star for Comfort but 2 star for prices - I hope it can stay that way? Staff are pleasant and approachable and that makes it even better. Keep up the good works, and keep the price affordable!
Definitely a steal!”
i'm a regular visitor of ipoh, and this time around i was wise to give french hotel a try. i got myself a deluxe room for rm148 a day and might i say, it was definitely a steal when compared to other hotels at that price! the rooms are clean. the bathroom is super clean (which is rare). the bed and pillows are comfy. the room even comes with free broadband wifi which was pretty fast. the hotel itself is conveniently located smack at the main road so you'll have no trouble finding food or public transport. in total, two thumbs up. this is definitely going to be my first choice for future visits.
Beyond my expectation. Lovely hotel !”
the hotel was much better than i expected. i only booked it after reading all the reviews from your website. the hotel and room was very clean. the deco was so chic and modern. service was great. the staff were very helpful in giving us directions , places to eat etc...they were ever so helpful. the quilt and bed was so comfortable. it makes you not want to get out of bed. well done , french hotel. i will definitely come back again and would highly recommend this hotel to anyone stopping by at ipoh
Gem of a hotel.”
We were pleasantly surprised firstly by the services at the reception, then the rooms themselves. The rooms were very well appointed and the beds, luxurious. The Manager was very personable and helpful with informations. The hotel itself was located at a very convenient location where well-known food joints are within walking distances. We were not very impressed by the exterior nor the locale initially, but were proven wrong quickly. The saying goes "never judge a book by its cover". My family had a wonderful time at the wonderful place and would recommend it to anyone who's looking for a "no frill hotel", but be surprised. Kudos to French Hotel, Ipoh and especially to her friendly staff.
Pleasant & Comfort stay”
The clealiness of room is perfect, no matter toilet, bed & floor maintain good job. The service of the staff very efficient also. Check in & out just took few minutes. When we reached the hotel then request to add extra mattress. The staff very fast in action as we just enterred the room she pressed the door bell ready add mattress for us. Although parking not in the same block. There is an open air parking further up of & on the same row with the hotel which has security guard on duty & is FOC for french hotel visitor. From the parking area just abt 3 min walking distance to french hotel. Location is very ideal can find many food places. The french hotel staff very nice. They printed a map showing many location of foods around the hotel. This map is helpful to visitor without transport or like me don't want to drive out for breakfast. The only shortfall is we can hear the noisy sound come from the corridor. Overall is pleasant & comfort stay!
cosy clean central - 3 cs of french hotel ipoh”
french provides an excellent accommodation solution to travellers to ipoh city... the rooms are spacious, fittings are modern & are of good quality... plenty of electric power points for my many gadgets. service at the check-in desk is not great but adequate .. but once you are in your room all is forgiven... as i have said its clean and cosy ... unlike some nearby t.,, hotel, the rooms here are really spacious which should be the typical character of malaysian hotel. location is great.. most of the famous food stalls/restaurant are easy stroll/short drive away. going to ipoh is now more comfortable with the value for money stay at the french hotel.
4C: Clean, Cheap, Comfortable & Convenient”
My friend and I had our 4 nights stay in French Hotel. We were unsure at first whether to stay in French Hotel as it is a 2 stars hotel. Worried that it is not clean. However, we gave it a try since there are a lot of good reviews on it. Indeed!! The room that we stayed was very clean and comfortable. And the room does not look like a 2 stars hotel. It was more like a 3 to 4 stars to me. And the location is quite good too. Walkable distance to the Parade Mall and some famous eateries. Plus there are 7-Eleven, KFC and a Ramly burger cart (open after 9pm) just beside the hotel. The staffs are friendly too. One incident was my friend and I were going for dinner and when we walked to the entrance, we realised that it was raining. We paused for a few minutes as we do not have umbrella. At that moment, one of their staff came to the entrance and asked us if we wanted an umbrella. And she lend one to us. Definitely will recommend my friends to stay in this hotel if they are going to Ipoh!
Value for money - Clean basic room with welcoming staffs ”
French Hotel is a simple hotel that is value for money. Room is basic and clean. The location is good. There is a coffee shop across the road for breakfast. 7-11 is beside the hotel.Mac, KFC and Thai Massage just opposite the hotel. The night food hawker stalls and a big shopping mall, Ipoh Parade about 15-20 mins walk away. But what took my breath away was the awesome staffs. Accommodating and very helpful. We reached Ipoh around 6am however we were extremely grateful that we could check-in and a room was ready for us already. Will definitely stay in the hotel again and will recommend the hotel to others :)
Awesome nice stay, will be back again.”
My family of 4 have a wonderful stayed at French Hotel. With good central location for local foods & Ipoh Parade Mall. Most of all the friendly, helpful, polite staff in Hotel to answer all your inquiries. Not forgetting there's a front staff by the name of Wenesa, left us with a very good impression during our stay. She is a friendly, helpful, well organize lady, with excellent customer service provided. So if you're her boss please help me to compliment her for job well done, left us with good impression stayed and I promise will surely recommend friends & relative to chose French Hotel as their first choice of stay in Ipoh. And my family will back again soon. Thank you.
Clean and Safe hotel”
A well located, internet-ready, clean, comfortable, and friendly boutique type of small hotel at Ipoh. The hotel's location is surperb if one is visiting Ipoh for business or family trips. Convenient shops, supermarkets and yummy restaurants are just a stone throw away. We stayed here for 4 days while our mum was recuperating at a nearby hospital at Ipoh. Well designed room, especially the rain-shower and king-sized bed. Interior decor is certainly new-age but with a strong functional aspect. On the first night, some of the LED lights were not working - a simple call and the problem was rectified immediately. The only major issue during our stay was a smoker on our floor during our first night. Despite being a smoke-free hotel, there were some guests who disregarded this rule and smoked in their rooms. Perhaps the hotel owners should try to enforce this rule? Other than this smoky first night, everything else was perfect. We will return to the French hotel at Ipoh....