These Are the Best 17 Ipoh Hotels You Should Check Out in 2022 (from $15 a night)

Ipoh is a fantastic place to visit, and it has so many attractions that not staying at least for a couple of days would be a big mistake. When looking for great hotels in Ipoh, look no further than this selection of the best places to rest your head in style -- and suiting every budget.

Ipoh concubine lane umbrellas
(Umbrellas at Ipoh's concubine lane - picture by WenBin)

With the COVID-19 pandemic starting to wind down, it’s a perfect opportunity to explore other countries like Malaysia, which fully reopened to tourism on 1 May 2022. If you’re into art, historical attractions, and adrenaline-pumping activities, the city of Ipoh in Perak is a perfect destination for you.

Ipoh is the capital city of Perak and is renowned for its cuisine, natural attractions, British colonial-era architecture, stunning cave temples, and more. With many things to experience and see here, you would want to book accommodation at the right hotel.

We understand that choosing a hotel is the hardest task when preparing for a trip, so we have put together several options to make your selection easier and suit every budget. Ladies and gentlemen, here are the best hotels in Ipoh, Perak.

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Best Hotels in Ipoh, Perak at a Glance

This table highlights a quick comparison of all the top choices for the best hotels in Ipoh. Click on each hotel name or the Book button to see more and check today’s prices.

Name Location Best For Price Book
M Boutique Hotel City center Luxury at a budget $$ CLICK HERE
The Tudor 15-minutes walk from Old Town Lake Gardens views $$ CLICK HERE
1969 Business Suites Ipoh garden Hotel facilities $$ CLICK HERE
Bedrock Hotel City center Unique themed rooms $$ CLICK HERE
Sarang Paloh Heritage Stay Old Town Heritage stay in Old Town $$ CLICK HERE
Sojourn Guest House Ipoh Ipoh Parade Family or large group stays $$ CLICK HERE
M Boutique Hotel Station 18 South Ipoh Hip city stay $$ CLICK HERE
M Roof Hotel & Residences Central Ipoh Views and rooftop pool $$ CLICK HERE
Ipoh Bali Hotel City center Deluxe city getaway with a Balinese theme $$$ CLICK HERE
The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat Ulu Kinta Unique limestone location $$$ CLICK HERE
The Haven All Suites Resort Tambun Condo-like stay in nature $$$ CLICK HERE
WEIL Hotel Ipoh City center Families and large groups $$$ CLICK HERE
Hotel Cheqinn City center Chic budget hotel $ CLICK HERE
De Cafe & Rest House Old Town Backpacker Paradise $ CLICK HERE
MyKampung Chalet West Ipoh, near Tambun Scenic kampung stay $ CLICK HERE
Grayhaus Soho Ipoh Old Town Cheap and clean $ CLICK HERE
Hotel Zamburger Ban Loong Old Town Muslim-friendly budget stay $ CLICK HERE

Where to Stay in Ipoh

Please understand that Ipoh is a spread-out city and deciding where to stay is as important as what type of hotel you choose.

In very simple terms, most of Ipoh’s eateries, attractions, historic landmarks, and modern cafes are set on the western side of the city where Ipoh Old Town straddles both sides of the Kinta River.

Not far away to the east is another city landmark, the shopping mall Ipoh Parade, around which you can find many of the city’s best eateries, and where the core of Ipoh New Town starts.

The more you go east, the more housing areas you’ll find, until you’ll bump into Tambun, and from there may proceed south to adventure capital Gopeng, or further east up the hills and into the Cameron Highlands.

If you don’t have your own wheels, it is recommended to stay around Ipoh Old Town or Ipoh Parade from where you can get around on foot pretty much everywhere you need.


The Best Ipoh Boutique Hotels

(image courtesy of M Boutique Hotel Facebook)

M Boutique Hotel is a swanky industrial-chic property, perfect for those wishing to stay in the city center. It provides convenient access to top attractions like Han Chin Pet Soo Museum and Ipoh Parade. Some of its facilities include a fitness center and a restaurant, while free Wi-Fi and iPod docking stations are a few of the room amenities. Remember that rooms are themed, and regardless of the fact you’ll sleep in the same building, no stay is the same at this excellent hotel.

What I liked

  • Room rates are reasonable for what you get
  • Helpful and well-trained staff
  • Relaxing atmosphere
  • Clean rooms
  • Free parking

What I didn’t like

  • A bit dark in rooms due to lighting
  • Small bathroom space
  • Inconsistent water pressure

Although there are a few things to fix in the rooms, everything else at M Boutique Hotel is what you need for a relaxing stay while in Ipoh. It is also at the best location to explore the city.

CHECK BEST PRICES AND BOOK: Booking.com | Agoda


(image courtesy of The Tudor Facebook)

The Tudor is another splendid boutique hotel with a homey, old British-style decor and atmosphere. It lies just a few kilometers away from the shopping mall Ipoh Parade, as well as to some fine restaurants and other malls. Its air-conditioned accommodations come with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, a fridge, a private bathroom with a bidet, and more. Certain rooms even have a patio with a garden view. The hotel provides free private parking as well.

What I liked

  • 15-minute walk to the city center
  • Friendly and helpful owner and staff
  • Clean spaces
  • Tranquil surroundings

What I didn’t like

  • No on-site restaurant/facility
  • Noise from the air conditioner and water pump
  • Thin walls

If you don’t mind walking or driving to close-by restaurants, The Tudor is the hotel that best suits you. It’s a quiet place ideal for relaxation after daily tours.

CHECK BEST PRICES AND BOOK: Booking.com | Agoda


(image courtesy of 1969 Business Suites Facebook)

Facilities at 1969 Business Suites, another curated and stylish Ipoh boutique hotel include a shared lounge, a fitness center, and a business center. There’s also a restaurant, the garden Lounge, serving Japanese and Western food. Regarding the large and chic rooms, each one comes with free Wi-Fi, a safety deposit, and more – some even have a kitchen.  Car rental service is also offered on-site.

What I liked

  • Friendly and staff
  • Clean rooms
  • Room prices are reasonable
  • Serene location

What I didn’t like

  • Breakfast doesn’t have many choices
  • Thin walls
  • Rooms are a bit dark due to lighting
  • A bit far from the town center
  • Parking is limited

The 1969 Business Suites may not be close to the town center, but your overall stay is sure to be worthwhile if you prefer a quieter place. It boasts a tranquil environment and great assistance from the staff.

CHECK BEST PRICES AND BOOK: Booking.com | Agoda


(image courtesy of Bedrock Hotel Ipoh)

Bedrock Hotel has a very special concept based on Chinese scholar rocks: you’ll find some in every room and common space, all brought in from the owner’s personal collection. There are only eight rooms here, making Bedrock yet another exclusive and very strategically-located hotel in Ipoh. Not only is it close to Ipoh Parade, but also provides direct access to the Lost World of Tambun and Han Chin Pet Soo Museum. As for the lovely and large rooms, each one is air-conditioned and has free Wi-Fi, a minibar, a wardrobe, and more. There’s also a bar on the premises, and an airport shuttle is available.

What I liked

  • Clean and comfortable accommodation
  • Helpful and friendly staff
  • Great location

What I didn’t like

  • Limited parking
  • Not many breakfast choices on-site

While the breakfast menu at Bedrock Hotel is limited, the food is worth trying. Also, there are plenty of eateries nearby, so feel free to go outside for other breakfast options. About the parking, staff can be of assistance.

CHECK BEST PRICES AND BOOK: Booking.com | Agoda


(image courtesy of Sarang Paloh Facebook)

Tucked into a white-washed colonial building along Ipoh’s old town main thoroughfare, what makes Sarang Paloh special is not just its atmosphere but also the perfect central location. It is only a walking distance of main attractions like Han Chin Pet Soo and the Ipoh Padang. The rooms are renovated from the original building and blend colonial charms with haute-chic furnishings that will appeal to most travelers. This boutique hotel also provides free parking, free Wi-Fi, and paid airport shuttle. Rooms here have air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and all the bells and whistles of the upper category.

What I liked

  • Strategic location
  • Hospitable and helpful staff
  • Colonial-era vibes

What I didn’t like

  • No lift
  • Traffic noise at night (at rooms facing the street)
  • No restaurant on-site

Breakfast may not be available at Sarang Paloh, but it remains one of my top picks because of its central location that gives convenient access to many attractions.

CHECK BEST PRICES AND BOOK: Booking.com | Agoda


(image from Sojourn Guest House Facebook)

Part of a franchise with sister properties in Melaka and Kuala Lumpur, Sojourn Guest House Ipoh blends pastel-hued and relaxing colors with warm wooden floorings and offers an array of facilities and services, including a restaurant, a spa, a free private parking space, room service, and concierge service. What’s more, accommodations here include air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, and more.

What I liked

  • Great value for money
  • Clean and spacious room
  • Convenient location

What I didn’t like

  • Poor maintenance of amenities
  • Rooms are not soundproof
  • Parking can be full sometimes

Because of its ideal location, Sojourn Guest House Ipoh will surely serve as a great starting point for your daily adventures in Ipoh. It can also become the perfect retreat after a long day as it is located a little out of the town center.

CHECK BEST PRICES AND BOOK: Booking.com | Agoda


(image from M Boutique Hotel Station 18 Facebook)

M Boutique Hotel Station 18 stands out among Ipoh’s boutique hotels thanks to its original decor, and stylish, modern rooms. Each one of them comes with air-conditioning, a mini-bar, free Wi-Fi, and more. On-site services include 24-hour front desk assistance, room service, and daily housekeeping. A restaurant and free private parking space can also be found here.

What I liked

  • Clean and spacious accommodation
  • Friendly and accommodating staff
  • Easy access to shops and restaurants
  • Ample free parking space

What I didn’t like

  • No breakfast
  • Slightly outside the town center
  • Rooms are not soundproof
  • Water pressure is slow

M Boutique Hotel Station 18 is the top choice for those with cars and looking for a unique and quiet place that is still close to the town center.

CHECK BEST PRICES AND BOOK: Booking.com | Agoda


(image from M Roof Hotel & Residences Facebook)

The latest addition to Ipoh’s family of M Hotels doesn’t disappoint. At M Roof Hotel & Residence, you’ll love the strategic location, restaurant, rooftop pool, and fitness center. You can also find Meeting/banquet facilities, alongside luggage storage. Moreover, rooms have an en-suite bathroom with a bidet, hairdryer, and more.

What I liked

  • Clean and spacious room with modern amenities
  • Excellent location
  • Enough parking spots

What I didn’t like

  • Water pressure is sometimes inconsistent

M Roof Hotel & Residences can guarantee your well-deserved rest and vacation in Ipoh. Owing to its great location, you can easily access eateries and some of the main attractions, plus you get to have peace and quiet by the end of the day.

CHECK BEST PRICES AND BOOK: Booking.com | Agoda


Top 5-star Hotels in Ipoh

(image from Ipoh Bali Hotel Facebook)

When it comes to luxury hotels, Ipoh Bali Hotel is one of the city’s best choices. Impressively decked out to resemble the best of Bali’s characteristic architecture and atmosphere, it’s a perfect location for a romantic getaway or a pre-wedding photo shooting session (also check out the best pre-wedding spots in Penang). I personally like how it feels a world away and yet it’s only a few minutes’ walk away from Ipoh Parade. The property also offers a 24-hour front desk, shared lounge, free Wi-Fi throughout the property, free parking, and even a spa. Rooms here are air-conditioned, with some offering a garden view. You can expect a sumptuous breakfast served every morning.

What I liked

  • Polite staff
  • Comfortable and spacious room
  • Serene surroundings

What I didn’t like

  • Rooms aren’t soundproof
  • Limited parking space

The parking space becomes full, especially during weekends, but you can find parking spots anywhere nearby. Overall, Ipoh Bali Hotel is an ideal place to relax just a little outside of the city center.

CHECK BEST PRICES AND BOOK: Booking.com | Agoda


(image from The Banjaran Hotspring Retreat Facebook)

Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat is definitely a go-to wellness retreat in Ipoh. Besides its stunning location at the foot of a dramatic range of rainforest-clad limestone hills, it features geothermal hot springs and a naturally heated swimming pool. You will also find ice baths and a steam cave here, making it a perfect choice to splash on a very special 5-Star hotel stay in Ipoh. Additionally, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi, tour arrangements, and more.

What I liked

  • Tranquil location
  • Free gifts and treats
  • Kind and accommodating staff

What I didn’t like

  • Too pricey for the quality of food
  • A limited selection of food

Some eating places are accessible from Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, so the food isn’t something to worry about. All in all, the place is no doubt what anyone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of the city is looking for.

CHECK BEST PRICES AND BOOK: Booking.com | Agoda


(image from The Haven All Suites Resort Facebook)

The Haven All Suites Resort is another five-star property set amidst towering limestone hills and is located far from the city center, therefore, it’s an excellent place for relaxation and rejuvenation. It offers air-conditioned suites with a private balcony, a seating area, and more. Among the amenities here are a restaurant, a fitness center, a basketball court, a spa, and all you come to expect from a resort of this caliber.

What I liked

  • Unique and Instagrammable surroundings
  • Close to almost all tourist spots
  • Tranquility

What I didn’t like

  • Sports facilities rental are too expensive
  • No shops nearby
  • The breakfast menu is limited

The Haven Resort Hotel is generally ideal for tourists with cars as there is no public transportation near the property, and the bus terminal is 16 km away. But, there’s still the option to book a taxi, so if this isn’t a problem for you, don’t miss the chance to experience the beauty and tranquility at the hotel.

CHECK BEST PRICES AND BOOK: Booking.com | Agoda


(image from Weil Hotel Ipoh Facebook)

Situated in the city center, WEIL Hotel Ipoh is an upscale option just within a few meters of everything Ipoh has to offer. Besides the location, you’ll also love the Malaysian-style cuisine and Western dishes served at the in-house restaurant. Did we mention a rooftop with a pool and fantastic views over the city and the surrounding Kinta valley? Among the room amenities, there’s a minibar, dining area, tea/coffee makers, and more. An outdoor pool and complimentary Wi-Fi are also available.

What I liked

  • Close to most of the tourist attractions, malls, and restaurants
  • Clean and spacious room
  • Professional and friendly staff

What I didn’t like

  • Limited breakfast choices
  • Hard to get in and out of parking space

In case the breakfast at WEIL Hotel Ipoh isn’t to your liking, you can find lots of options of eating places nearby. Additionally, staff can help look for a parking space for you. In general, WEIL Hotel Ipoh can help make your tour around the city easier.

CHECK BEST PRICES AND BOOK: Booking.com | Agoda


Best Budget Hotels in Ipoh

Staying at Hotel Cheqinn means that you don’t have to rough it out to stay on a budget in Ipoh. Not only the rooms are cozy and immaculate, but you’re only a two-minute walk away from restaurants, cafes, and bars located in the famous Dim Sum street and the town center. You will also have a room with a clothes rack, a flat-screen TV, and more. Additional convenience here includes a 24-hour front desk, free Wi-Fi, and facilities for disabled guests.

What I liked

  • Many eateries and a shopping complex within the vicinity
  • Close to tourist spots in the town center
  • Rooms are neat and comfortable
  • Hospitable staff

What I didn’t like

  • Limited parking lot (especially during peak hours or weekdays)

While the parking lot may be full during the day, plenty of spots are available at night in front of Hotel Cheqinn. Street parking is also available in the evening. Other than that, everything at the hotel and its location will give you satisfaction.

CHECK BEST PRICES AND BOOK: Booking.com | Agoda


(image from De Cafe & Rest House Facebook)

De Cafe & Resthouse is a backpacker paradise that offers great value on a low budget and makes the best of its atmospheric Old Town Ipoh location. Prepare to meet people as this is also a popular cafe with a perfect, lively social atmosphere. The main perk is the premises are only within a short walk from the main Old Town tourist attractions and some of Ipoh’s iconic eateries.

Besides easy access, De Cafe & Resthouse also offers air-conditioned rooms and a fancy dorm with individual pods for those on a shoestring budget. The restaurants offer a wide array of Malaysian and Western dishes, Other things to expect are complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property and luggage storage.

What I liked

  • Proximity to places of interest
  • Variety of food choices
  • Nice owner and staff

What I didn’t like

  • No towel and toiletries
  • Not enough facilities
  • Hard to find a parking spot (but manageable)

As it is a budget hotel, expect De Cafe & Resthouse to lack some necessities. Despite this, it remains a convenient place to stay and for visiting tourist spots.

CHECK BEST PRICES AND BOOK: Booking.com | Agoda


(image from MyKampung Chalet Facebook)

Grayhaus Soho Ipoh is another best option for travelers wanting to book accommodation in the city center while staying within a budget. Located in Ipoh New Town less than 1 km from Ipoh Parade, the guest house has cute rooms that blend shabby-chic with boutique comfort. All are air-conditioned, some with a balcony. There’s free Wi-Fi in all areas, and street parking is available.

What I liked

  • Hotel’s central location
  • Friendly and helpful staff
  • Tidy and well-equipped room

What I didn’t like

  • Rooms are not soundproof
  • Traffic noise
  • Hard to park a car

Due to its location being in the city center, expect some traffic noises and limited parking space while staying at Grayhouse Soho Ipoh. If these aren’t your concerns, then the guest house is ideal for you.

CHECK BEST PRICES AND BOOK: Booking.com | Agoda


Part of a fast-expanding Muslim-friendly franchise of hotels across Malaysia and Indonesia, Hotel Zamburger Ban Loong is also situated right in the middle of Ipoh. Rooms are simple yet luminous and clean and will suit budget travelers who want to stay close to Ipoh’s action without spending too much. Expect to find a shared lounge, complimentary Wi-Fi in all areas, and a free private parking space (street parking is also available). Here, rooms have air-conditioning, a seating area, and more.

What I liked

  • Walking distance to attractions, eateries, and more
  • Ample space in the room
  • Accommodating staff

What I didn’t like

  • Parking is quite hard
  • No shelves in the bathroom

While Hotel Zamburger Ban Loong is lacking in a few things, it won’t keep you from enjoying your stay and everything there is to see and experience in the city center. It is absolutely a great place for a well-deserved vacation.

CHECK BEST PRICES AND BOOK: Booking.com | Agoda

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