The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town
The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town
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"Good location, lovely design and convenient."

Min L.

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September 13, 2017

 The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

  • Room size: 926 m²/9967 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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8.8
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What guests are saying:
Fantastically designed boutique hotel
Geoffrey from United Kingdom
Business traveler
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
Excellent but a bit noisy from the neighborhood.
Kelvin from Malaysia
Family with teens
Great environment,the breakfast (happy bun) is very nice!! As well as the great location and the staffs are friendly.
TONG from Malaysia
Couple
Relaxing and enjoyable.
Faridah from Malaysia
Family with teens
It was a unique experience though we got lost a while as we checked in at night and unable to locate the hotel. But the hotel facility and surrounding decoration and amenities are unique in its own way. Bed are cosy for honeymooners and cleanliness is maintained.
Rasidah from Singapore
Couple
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
Very good except the ambient lighting a little bit too dark
Pie from Malaysia
Solo traveler

The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

Excellent location
- Inside city center
- What's nearby?
Very good
From 154 reviewsSee what guests said
7.8
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10
Excellent service
8.2
Recommended by 85% of guests
Value for money7.1
Distance to city center0 km
Location rating8.8
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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  • Room size: 2104 m²/22647 ft...
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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Attic Cabin
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  • Room size: 1575 m²/16953 ft...
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Family Cabin
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  • Room size: 1534 m²/16512 ft...
  • City view
  • 2 king beds
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Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 926 m²/9967 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Tent Style Cabin
Tent Style Cabin
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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Twin Room with Bathroom
Twin Room with Bathroom
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  • Room size: 1977 m²/21280 ft...
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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  • Non-smoking
  • Shower
  • 2 single beds
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        What people love about the property

        • "This hotel is very clean, well-maintained and unique."

          Yun P.

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          July 25, 2016

        • "Loving the vibe of the whole place, very charming."

          MITCHELLE

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          May 9, 2016

        • "Likes - Unique hotel design."

          Christine

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          February 17, 2016

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        More about The Happy 8 Retreat @ Old Town

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        "We had a lovely stay."

        SIEW M.

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        September 5, 2016

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        What they offer

        "It is a very nice and rustic place."

        Lee E.

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        October 16, 2016

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        Announcements

        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.

        Real reviews from real guests

        Agoda Reviews (154)Booking.com Reviews (47)
        7.8
        /
        10
        Cleanliness8.1
        Facilities6.7
        Location8.8
        Room comfort and quality7.2
        Service8.2
        Value for money7.1
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        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
        10.0
        Exceptional
        eimanina from Malaysia
        Couple
        Patio Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in September 2018
        Satisfied customer ”
        5 star for accommodation and services. I’m so happy.
        Reviewed September 29, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Yian from Malaysia
        Group
        Twinkle Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in September 2018
        great location, clean & well-maintained”
        the location is great, nearby tourist spot, within walking distance. the staffs are friendly & helpful. the hotel is clean, and beautiful !!
        Reviewed September 25, 2018
        7.2
        Very good
        Yeoh from Malaysia
        Business traveler
        Patio Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in September 2018
        Very good”
        The mattress is not comfortable. Recommend to improve.
        Reviewed September 24, 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
        8.8
        Excellent
        Wong from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Twinkle Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in September 2018
        Natural wood crafted decor cozy boutique hotel”
        Cozy, unique, back to nature leisure stay kind of boutique hotel comes with 12 differences room type. Nearby walking street of Ipoh old town, with lot of local & traditional foods cum heritage nearby
        Reviewed September 18, 2018
        5.2
        Lawrence from Singapore
        Solo traveler
        Attic Cabin
        Stayed 2 nights in September 2018
        Very solid bed......sleeping on hard wood”
        Room 302, bed only have about 3cm thick mattress. Whole body aching after sleeping on hard wood board for 1st night. Stayed for 2 nights. very disappointing, so the hotel actually removed the top soft mattress and replaced it with a thin 3cm matt to show it is a mattress.
        Reviewed September 06, 2018
        7.6
        Very good
        Sze from Malaysia
        Group
        Family Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in August 2018
        Very good”
        Booked a family room and it comes with a double decker. The room comes in partially high ceiling and an under power aircond. Due to the the design of the room, the aircond doesn’t reach the bed on top.
        Reviewed September 02, 2018
        5.6
        Marc-Arion from Singapore
        Couple
        Tent Style Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in August 2018
        Above average”
        third world beds.
        Reviewed August 28, 2018
        7.2
        Very good
        Chan from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Family Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in August 2018
        Great location ”
        Perfect stay at old town but room slightly small for a family and bed too hard. Otherwise great stay
        Reviewed August 21, 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
        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
        6.8
        Good
        Pui from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Twinkle Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in July 2018
        Special”
        Good location and special room~
        Reviewed August 01, 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
        6.8
        Good
        Yap from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Attic Cabin
        Stayed 2 nights in July 2018
        Good for those want to try something different from hotel”
        Good design and concept. Friendly staff. However, lack of parking space, fridge, room with bad sound insulation, windows without mosquito net will definitely stop me from stay again. Besides, room compartment is not fully seal as having unpleasant smell coming from another room/corridor inside my room although it's only for a short period.
        Reviewed July 18, 2018
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Lee from Malaysia
        Couple
        Tent Style Cabin
        Stayed 1 night in July 2018
        Unique Stay”
        Design and layout of the hotel are very unique and comfortable to live in. Friendly staff, strategic location.
        Reviewed July 16, 2018
        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
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