Booked this place about 2 weeks in advanced for Chinese New Year.
Arrived 15th Feb with Hubby and my Mom.
Easy to find. 5 mins away from the City (by car)
First impression: It's pretty much situated in a residential area. Modest for the price you pay. Quiet and away from the all the buzz. Mr. Yusuf (the owner) was friendly, welcoming and nice.
When we arrived, the previous guest already checked out so Mr. Yusuf and his assistant was in the midst of cleaning up the place. He owned 2 lots of houses (1 unit was a corner lot and the other was next to it).
We paid for the Deluxe Room (MYR20 difference from standard room). Always asked for Deluxe Room cos it's cleaner, smells nicer and it's the corner lot (more light and space). We took 2 rooms with an attached bathroom.
We practically owned the whole house although there are other guests. There were 4 rooms upstairs and 1 room downstairs.
He has 'Astro' (Malaysian's Cable Services) and he still provides a TV in each room (basic channels - not astro).
All rooms are air conditioned. There are towels, mini bar soaps, water heater and even WIFI services!
Imagine for the price you pay away from the city. This is indeed a good value for money. The only downturn is that there's no access to public transport. But we have our cars, so it was literally 5 mins away from the city.
I will definitely come back and stay here instead of some fancy hotel.
We had a good short break for this Chinese New Year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 5 Star Facilities 2 Star Price. Budget Accommodation in Ipoh. 3 Double Storey Terrace House. Standard Homestay, Deluxe Homestay and Classic Homestay.MINISTRY OF TOURISM MALAYSIA REGISTRATION NUMBER: 1484 MALAYSIA BUDGET HOTEL ASSOCIATION : 1092 ... more less
- Also Known As:
- City Homestay Hotel Ipoh