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Ipoh French Hotel
Ranked #5 of 63 Hotels in Ipoh
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Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

This was picked ss sn overnighter but gsve us chance to see apparently Malaysia's 3rd largest city. Staff tried hard and responded quickly when fridge didn't work. Manager excellent but other staff a little hampered by limited English. Town fell a little short of expectations but hotel manager did not overpromise. Cafe on Level One was a quirky bresth of fresh air and worth a visit. Overall good value for money and would recommend in similar circumstances.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

Great service, well maintained, clean and even better than any big hotel in Ipoh.
Worth the money you pay.
Strategic location with walking distance to some of the local famous food stalls.
Please maintain it!
I will be back.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

Clean, modern, comfortable rooms, though you have to pay a little extra for a room with a window, and ours on the second floor looked out over a garbage-strewn alley, so it might be good to request a higher floor. Our room had a fridge and a safe, as well as coffee service and a hair dryer. The hotel is well-managed, with helpful staff. They provide an area restaurant map, which is a nice service though the map is somewhat outdated. The free parking is in a nearby lot with an attendant. Note: If you pay in cash, a 100 Ringgit deposit is required, and returned as you leave.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank BeirutMoores
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Good stay at the Ipoh French hotel. Not a lot of choices in this small town, this one is clean and modern. One small aggravation - mirrors in the room are all about 1 meter high, which is not convenient for brushing teeth and such. Not that big of a deal though. Staff speaks excellent English and Mandarin, breakfast pretty good, helpful with directions to local food. There isn’t much to see in Ipoh, we used it as a 2 day stopover to check out the cave at Gua Tempurung and the 3 Buddhist cave temples, but then be in walking distance of places for dinner. The hotel staff hooked us up with a private driver for the day, $10US per hour, who took us out of town to these sites at a good price, then back to town for dinner. Check out the chicken with bean sprouts, a local specialty, and try one of the outside food courts. Food was exceptional, skip the indoor restaurants and head for the crowded places full of people (mostly Chinese). White coffee is terribly overrated, it’s some instant Sanka garbage, just skip it. We searched high and low for actual coffee beans or grinds, but no luck. While in Ipoh we also took the chance to spend a couple of days at the Banjaran hot springs resort in town. That was exceptional, I wrote a separate review on it, but it was not exactly budget friendly.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

I had a comfy stay in this hotel with modern contemporary design, clean and nicely decorated. It comes with good facilities in the room ie. safe box, fast internet connection, and etc. Strategic location at the central of Ipoh and 7eleven convenience store is just right next door, i can easily buy whatever necessity that i need. Highly recommended for those planning for a trip to Ipoh.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Yay - a hotel that makes you sign to indicate you understand it's non-smoking! A well-appointed hotel in central Ipoh. Nice sized rooms and a very nice bathroom. One of the few hotels in Malaysia where the bed is of "western" length, so for a tall person this was a fantastic find!
Rooms have a personal safe, but no fridge.
Well maintained. Front desk staff helpful and pleasant.
In-rooms phones cannot be used to make local calls which is a nuisance. It means making calls from the lobby phone at reception.
Breakfast is a bit of a let-down, with limited choices, especially for a light/western option.
Department stores and supermarket nearby. and plenty of eating options within walking distance.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms at the front because the hotel is on a busy road.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank nzbear
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

This 2 years old hotel give me a feel of energetic and young. The best part about this hotel is the concierge counter girl which have a very big smile, with very polite and professional way to check me in. I've requested a late check in and in the end i reached ipoh around 12am, when i walked in, i was greeted with my name, i felt so welcomed and the registration took me less that 2 minutes.

The room was great and clean, the bathroom has a very good shower place.
AC of the room is fantastic, it colds the room so fast. The bed was amazing, huge space and very comfortable.

I dont know whether they have buffet-style breakfast or not as which check in, they asked me to choose a dish for my breakfast, i didnt choose as my friend invited me for breakfast the next morning.

Located at the city centre, accessing to anywhere is easy. Next door is 7-11, so dont worry if you need anything.

Overall : with affordable price, you get a stay of a 4-star hotel. Will stay again next time. BTW, *my brother stayed here too and gave a very good rating to this hotel.*

Room Tip: Request for room that is not facing the roads, they just like to have very big exhaust pipe in that...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Ipoh French Hotel

Address: Hotel French 60 - 62 Jalan Dato Onn Jaafar, Ipoh 30300, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Perak > Kinta District > Ipoh
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 63 Hotels in Ipoh
Price Range: £23 - £30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ipoh French Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
iFH is a 48 rooms, Business cum Family Hotel in the heart of Ipoh City. iFH provides a very clean environment, a smoke free atmosphere in all area. Hotel is equipped with wholesome amenities and manned by a warm & caring 24 hours front desk service. Average All-In Room Price is about RM150, this covers Government tax, etc (breakfast not included). ... more   less 
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