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The Happy 8 Retreat @ Pasir Puteh

8 Jalan Shah Bandar | Taman Happy, Ipoh 31650, Malaysia
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Ranked #13 of 54 Ipoh B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My wife and I recently stayed at two of this hotel’s three houses, three nights at the “homestay” in Ipoh and one in Kuala Sepatang. We had booked and pre-paid these before travelling to Malaysia. This review relates to the Ipoh house. To be fair, let me begin with the positive. The Ipoh house is attractive inside and we found... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This little place has an attitude speak for itself. Every single room has its own unique design. every single piece of furniture is unique. I love this place a lot. I'll be back for sure. Room price are a bit pricey, this is due to the design I guess. The staff there are very helpful and friendly. Even though he... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Stayed at one of the nicest and 'artiest' boutique hotel in Ipoh. It's got only 5 arty-farty rooms with nature and wood as it's theme. And it's smack right in the middle of a residential area...with a Chinese school just beside. Nevertheless, we didn't feel that all that suburban (albeit the sound of the school bell going off few times!)... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My family and I had a wonderful "getaway" not too far away from the town. We loved the close to nature concept of the entire homestay. We were welcome by very soothing forest music, cooling atmosphere and jungle-like furnitures and mural once we enter the place. It's a wonderful place for family trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Lovely decor and rooms, loved the shower. Breakfast enjoyable, but oh! So hard to find, it's not in central Ipoh and our taxi driver, whom we picked up at the bus depot, drove us around for over half an hour looking for this place, even after phoning for directions and stopping in at two places to see if anyone knew... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I did not have a positive experience with booking a room here. I shot an email to the hotel, which pointed me instead to booking website Agoda. Its a habit of mine to go through the hotel management to book a room, to have a more interpersonal correspondence from the get-go, also a chance to inquire about their best rates... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Best stay at Ipoh. Home away from home. Ma favourite is the water features and the hanging out at the secluded garden surrounded by tall bamboos while sipping ice cold beer in the hot afternoon. My kids were free to run around and this is truely like home. Best bed ever too as we booked the biggest room with hanging... More 

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Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We booked the whole house for a family trip to Ipoh and it was one of my best holiday stays ever. All rooms were beautifully designed with unique themes to match. Once you enter the hotel compaund it feels as if you're in a holiday resort out of the country. There are a lot of lush greeneries around the house... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Happy 8 is a terrace corner house converted to a boutique hotel with 5 rooms. All beautifully furnished with lots of stylish wood furniture. The room itself is decent size. The common area spacious, with lots of siting area. I spent a lot of my (quiet) time there surfing the net, reading while the children watched TV in the room.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We had a 1-night stay on our recent short 2-day holiday in Ipoh. Happy 8 is a small 5 room set-up located within a residential area in downtown Ipoh. Quite a number of Ipoh's renowned attractions i.e. local food, nightlife, etc. is within moderate walking distance. Each Happy 8's room is uniquely themed. We stayed in a room fitted with... More 

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