I booked this hotel pretty last minute just for an overnight stay, so I didn’t check thru all the reviews. Instead, I just picked the hotel based on the ranking in TripAdvisor. I arrived at the hotel pretty late in the night so check in was hassle free. However, the hotel does not have its own parking. The security guard was kind enough to inform me that the local council is pretty vigilant in issuing parking summonses and advised me to park at the designated car park, of which the parking ticket was paid for by the hotel. The open space car park was about 50m from the hotel, besides a snooker club, and it is poorly lit… not exactly a walk in the park in the middle of the night if you get what I mean.
I checked into a superior room and I was very pleased with it. The room was very spacious and everything seems pretty new and tastefully decorated, the bathroom particularly impressive with a rain shower and up-market tile works and bathroom ware. The shower area is half-covered so you’re gonna get wet floor after a shower. Even though there was no window to the room, I did not feel confined, probably because of the high ceiling. There was no mini fridge in the room, but there is a 24-hour convenient store just right next to the hotel. The bed was comfortable and the in-room WiFi was pretty good. Oh by the way, this is a non-smoking hotel so you smokers will have to go out of the hotel lobby for a puff.
The hotel is situated right in the town center of Ipoh, and being familiar with all the good food one can get around Ipoh, I wasn’t really looking forward to the breakfast provided by the hotel. But since it was already included in the room rate, I thought I’d just oblige with the American breakfast I had chosen while checking in. Therein lies the pleasant surprise of the Jose & Deli café. The food was not bad, but it was the artsy décor and rustic ambience that really sets it apart and provided a fine dining experience. Even if you are not staying in the hotel, you should visit it for a cup of coffee or tea as these places seem to be the in thing nowadays in Ipoh.
Well, I have to say that I was quite impressed with the overall quality of the hotel and I would definitely stay here again should I have another business trip in town.
- 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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